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Ashley Soley-Cerro was a digital news producer for KTLA.com in Los Angeles. She left the station in April 2016.

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  • Alejandro Flores is shown in a booking photo provided by the Orange County DA's office.

    L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged After Allegedly Setting Fire to Companion’s Hair, Breaking Her Nose

    A deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday after being charged with several felony counts, including allegedly setting fire to a live-in companion’s hair, threatening her with a firearm and breaking her nose, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Alejandro Flores, a 33-year-old resident of Buena Park, was arrested following an investigation by the local police department that began after an unidentified woman he lived with reported the alleged abuse on […]

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    Man Sentenced to 4 Years After Victim Says She Was Held Captive, Sexually Assaulted for a Decade: Orange County DA

    A man was sentenced to four years, four months in state prison on Friday, two years after a victim came forward saying he had held her captive for a decade and sexually assaulted her beginning when she was 15 years old, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Isidro Medrano Garcia, a 42-year-old Bell Gardens resident was found guilty on March 4 of three felony counts of lewd acts on a minor. He was sentenced to four years, four […]

  • A man was found suffering from gunshot wounds near this Marina del Rey parking lot on March 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Dies Nearly 1 Month After Being Shot in Marina del Rey; Search for Gunman Continues

    A man died early Friday morning, nearly four weeks after being discovered suffering from a gunshot wound near a Marina del Rey parking lot, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The man was 45 years old the day he was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his torso area just after noon near Panay Way and Via Marina on Sunday, March 20. He died around 4:22 a.m. on Friday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The […]

  • Michael Nguyen, a former employee of Placentia's Finance Department, is seen in a photo provided by the Orange County District Attorney's Office on April 14, 2016.

    Placentia City Employee Arrested After Allegedly Embezzling, Misappropriating $4.3 Million

    A former employee of Placentia’s Finance Department has been arrested after allegedly embezzling and misappropriating $4.3 million in public funds, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Michael Nguyen was initially suspended and later terminated following an investigation prompted by a city initiated request, a DA news release stated. The alleged embezzlement was an “affront” to the hard-working people of Placentia, said City Administrator Damien R. Arrula. “It is of grave concern to learn that a City employee would exploit his […]

  • Actor Brandon Jones attends the Zang Toi fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at The Salon at Lincoln Center on Sept. 9, 2014, in New York City. (Credit: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

    ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Actor Brandon Jones Charged After Allegedly Pointing Gun at Neighbor in North Hills

    Actor Brandon Jones, who has a recurring role on the TV series “Pretty Little Liars,” has been charged after allegedly brandishing a knife and pointing a gun at a neighbor during multiple disputes in North Hills, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Jones, 27, faces one felony count of assault with a firearm and one misdemeanor count each of exhibiting a deadly weapon and exhibiting a concealable firearm in public. The actor is accused of brandishing a knife and later […]

  • Ted Cruz hosted a rally in Irvine on April 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    GOP Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Hosts Rally in Irvine

    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz held a rally in Irvine Monday, two months ahead of California’s crucial June primary. Hotel Irvine — located at 17900 Jamboree Rd. — hosted the 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. rally. Doors opened at 10:30 a.m. The visit comes as Cruz and rival John Kasich look to California’s 172 delegates to help them come out ahead of the current front-runner, Donald Trump. Although Trump leads in the delegate count, it is unclear if he will […]

  • A child  is seen being rescued from a car stuck in a wash in Perris on April 10, 2016 (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Mother, 3 Children Rescued From Car Stuck on Rain-Swollen Street in Perris

    A mother and her three children were rescued from a car after it became stuck on a rain-swollen street during a storm in Perris, fire officials said Monday. The white sedan was driving at a normal speed, believed to be about 40 mph, near East San Jacinto and Redlands Avenue just after 11 p.m. Sunday when the incident occurred, said Cal Fire Temecula Battalion Chief Brad Casady. The car then spun out and ended up in a wash, where water […]

  • The San Francisco Police Department provided this image of Arianna Fitts, a missing 2-year-old who hasn't been seen since February 2016.

    San Francisco Police Search for Missing 2-Year-Old, Find Mother Dead; Pair Has Ties to SoCal

    San Francisco police who are searching for an “at-risk” missing 2-year-old as they investigate her mother’s death said on Saturday that the two have ties to various locations throughout the state, including Southern California. Nicole Fitts and her daughter Arianna Fitts were reported missing last Tuesday after the mother hadn’t been seen since April 1 and the little girl since late February, according to the San Francisco Police Department. Police did not say who reported them missing or who had […]

  • One person died and another was hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash on the 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks on April 10, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Killed, Woman Hospitalized After 3-Vehicle Crash on Sherman Oaks Freeway

    A man was killed and a woman was hospitalized in unknown condition after three vehicles crashed on the westbound 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. A Honda vehicle went out of control and struck a wall before colliding with two other vehicles near Woodman Avenue around 2:45 a.m., CHP Sgt. Robert McIntosh said. Two of the vehicles appeared mangled after the crash, with the front ends badly crumpled. A man was pronounced dead at […]