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Ashley Soley-Cerro is a digital news producer for KTLA.com in Los Angeles.


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  • A fire broke out at a building in South L.A.'s Florence neighborhood on Sept. 1, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    Firefighters Battle Blaze at South Los Angeles Building

    Firefighters battled a blaze at a South Los Angeles building that was well involved with flames Tuesday morning, officials said. Flames broke out at a building at 6015 South Broadway Blvd. in South L.A.’s Florence neighborhood around 3:40 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey tweeted. The fire was confined to the 4,600-square-foot, one-story building, and 101 firefighters worked 46 minutes to extinguish it, according to another LAFD tweet. No one was injured during the incident. Multiple reports indicated the building […]

  • A man is seen being detained by police in Whittier on Sept. 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Whittier Police Actively Search for Possibly Armed Man; 2nd Detained

    A possibly armed man was being sought and a second man was detained Tuesday after witnesses said they opened fire on a Whittier police officer. An officer conducted a traffic stop on two men Monday shortly before midnight when the passenger exited the vehicle and pointed a gun at the official, Whittier Police Department Officer John Skagen said. Fearing for his life, the officer fired at least two rounds and both men fled on foot, Skagen said. As the men […]

  • A 2.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Compton area on Aug. 31, 2015. (Credit: USGS)

    Magnitude-2.9 Earthquake Hits Compton Area

    Two small earthquakes, the larger with a 2.9 magnitude, hit the Compton area Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 2.9 quake was initially reported to have been a 3.2 magnitude, but was later downgraded. It struck at 9:05 a.m. at a depth of 7.7 miles, according to USGS. The temblor was located about 2 miles southwest of Compton, 3 miles south-southeast of Willowbrook, and 4 miles northeast of Carson and south-southwest of Lynwood. The epicenter (map) was less than a mile […]

  • A woman died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Aug. 30, 2015, near West Century Boulevard and South Hoover Street in South L.A.'s Vermont Vista neighborhood, pictured. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Female Pedestrian Is Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in South L.A.

    A female pedestrian died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in South Los Angeles, police confirmed Monday. The pedestrian was crossing a street near West Century Boulevard and South Hoover Street in the Vermont Vista neighborhood around 11:38 p.m. Sunday when she was struck, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Susie Padilla said. The woman was transported to a hospital and died, Padilla said. A blue SUV, possibly a Toyota 4Runner, was suspected of hitting the woman. A description of the […]

  • Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully smiles before throwing out the first pitch during ceremonies honoring him on his 64 years of service before the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 30, 2012, at Dodger Stadium. (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    Dodgers Broadcaster Vin Scully to Return for 67th Season

    Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully will return for his 67th season with the team next year, the organization announced Friday. “I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my family and we’ve decided to do it again in 2016,” Scully stated in a news release. “There’s no place like home and Dodger Stadium and we look forward to being a part of it with all of our friends.” Scully, 87, is the longest serving broadcaster to work with a single […]

  • A Houston, Texas police officer was shot and killed while pumping gas on Aug. 28, 2015. (Credit:  KTRK)

    Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Shot Dead in ‘Unprovoked Attack’ While Pumping Gas

    A Texas sheriff’s deputy died Friday after being shot multiple times from behind in an “unprovoked attack” while pumping gas into his vehicle while on duty. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports that a deputy had been shot, the department tweeted around 8 p.m. CNN reported the incident happened in the Houston area. The department confirmed an hour later that the deputy, identified as Darren Goforth, had died. Tonight we lost one of our brothers. This is an extremely difficult time right […]

  • From left: Jonathan Contreras, 20; Orlando Cruz, 24; and Gonzalo Medina, 22, were charged on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in connection with a shooting that left a San Bernardino police officer in critical condition. (Credit: San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office)

    3 Men Get 15 Years in Prison for Involvement in Shooting San Bernardino Police Officer

    Three men were sentenced Friday to 15 years in state prison for their involvement in a shootout last year that left a San Bernardino police officer in grave condition, according to the San Bernardino County District Attorney. San Bernardino residents Jonathan Contreras, 20, Orlando Cruz, 24, and Gonzalo Medina, 22, pleaded guilty to one count each of assault with an assault weapon on a peace officer and furnishing a firearm, the DA stated in a news release. They were then […]

  • A woman was attacked near Arcadia High School on Aug. 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Sought After Assaulting 2 Women Near Arcadia Schools: Police

    A man who attacked two women near Arcadia schools by giving them unwanted “bear hugs” while thrusting was being sought for battery Thursday, according to police. The assaults occurred Tuesday morning, less than a mile apart, an Arcadia Police Department news release stated Wednesday. Both women were walking away from their respective vehicles when the man approached them from behind and gave them “bear hugs.” While being held, the women felt several pelvic thrusts before being released. Neither woman was […]

  • A woman was caught on camera dancing following a pursuit in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 26, 2015. (Credit: ANG)

    Driver Breaks Into Dance Following Downtown L.A. Pursuit

    Cameras captured a driver breaking into dance following a pursuit in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night. Police attempted to stop the woman for driving erratically near Seventh Street and Towne Avenue around 10:10 p.m. when she failed to yield and a pursuit began, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Ramirez said. The driver stayed on surface streets, making circles, and a spike strip was used near Seventh Street and Maple Avenue South. She continued toward the Los Angeles Times building less […]