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


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    Sheriff’s Deputies Shoot, Injure 1 Person, Searching for Second Person in Paramount

    Sheriff’s deputies were searching for a person for unknown reasons after shooting and injuring another in Paramount Monday, according to a L.A.  County Sheriff’s Department news release. The incident occurred around 2:37 p.m. on Downey Avenue near railroad tracks south of Rosecrans Avenue, the news release stated. It was unclear why sheriff’s deputies initially responded to the area, but an individual was shot by a deputy and injured. Their condition was unknown. An active search for a second individual was […]

  • Paramedics treated the female driver of a stolen vehicle in Glendale on Oct. 27, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Accused of Stealing Parents’ Truck Hospitalized After Brief Pursuit; Second Driver Also Hospitalized

    A 25-year-old woman accused of stealing her parents’ pickup truck was treated by emergency personnel in Glendale and hospitalized following a brief pursuit that resulted in two additional vehicles being damaged and a second woman being hospitalized Monday afternoon, officials said. A Sylmar father reported his daughter, who allegedly had a history of drug use and may be suicidal, had stolen the family pickup truck around 11:52 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department officials said. After police and the father followed the white […]

  • A mother and her two children were injured when a vehicle crashed into a bus stop in University Park on Oct. 27, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mother, Two Toddlers Hospitalized After Car Crashes Into Bus Stop in University Park

    A mother, and a 1 and 3-year-old were seriously injured when a sedan crashed into a bus stop in the University Park area of South L.A., according to officials. The crash occurred at 1172 West Jefferson Blvd. (map) around 1:05 p.m., a Los Angeles Fire Department alert stated. Car parts and shattered glass were scattered on the sidewalk next to the bus stop after the incident, Sky5 aerial footage showed. LAFD officials initially said the 32-year-old mother and a 1-year-old child were critically injured, but Rosa Saca with the USC medical […]

  • Jason “Mayhem” Miller posted this photo on the GoFundMe page, the #FreeGator Mayhem Campaign, on Oct. 27, 2014.

    MMA Fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Asks for $2M in Donations, Return of His Dog

    Jason “Mayhem” Miller, the mixed martial arts fighter who live-tweeted an hourslong standoff with the Sheriff’s Department about two weeks ago at his Mission Viejo home, created a GoFundMe page Monday. The #FreeGator Mayhem Campaign page did not explicitly say what the $2 million requested would be used for, but stated, “I am a mixed martial artist, and any money that you invest will be reinvested into the art.” Miller also stated the Oct. 9 incident caused “extensive” damage to […]

  • A hazardous materials crew investigates a leak in Riverside. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighter, Police Officer Hospitalized After Being Exposed to Unknown Gas in Riverside

    Nearly a dozen people, including a firefighter and police officer, were evaluated at a hospital after being exposed to an unknown gas in Riverside that had prompted the closure of a local school and evacuations in the area. The Riverside Fire Department tweeted that people were being evacuated from  10th Street to 14th Street and Victoria Avenue to Howard Avenue around 8:04 a.m. because an unknown gas substance was leaking. Although the department initially tweeted that a hazmat team stopped the […]

  • Eight firefighters were injured while battling a fire in Venice that broke out Oct. 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    8 Firefighters Injured While Battling ‘Stubborn’ Blaze at Venice Storage Facility: LAFD

    Eight firefighters were injured while battling a blaze at a Venice storage facility, which took over 14 hours to knockdown, fire department officials said Sunday. Over 200 firefighters had worked to extinguish a fire at the Extra Space Storage facility located in the 600 block of Venice Boulevard (map), which broke out around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Of seven firefighters injured, five were treated for heat exhaustion, one sustained small burns and another had a back injury. Three were hospitalized and were […]

  • A pedestrian was injured by a hit-and-run driver in the Pic-Union area of Central L.A. on Oct. 26, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police Searching for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Injured Pedestrian in Central L.A.

    Police asked for the publics help Sunday in finding a hit-and-run driver who struck a 40-year-old pedestrian in the Pico-Union area of Central L.A. early in the morning, a Los Angeles Police Department news release stated. A dark Honda traveling south collided with the man near South Vermont Avenue and Venice Boulevard (map) around 2:45 a.m., the news release stated. The victim, identified as Juan Mendoza, was transported to a local hospital where he was being treated for his injuries. […]

  • James Faulk decorated his Texas home like an Ebola hazmat scene for Halloween in October 2014. (Credit: KGNS)

    Ebola-Themed Halloween Costumes, Home Cause Controversy

    The same month a Dallas man became the first person to die from Ebola in United States and fears of the disease continued to grow, Ebola-themed Halloween costumes and haunted houses began popping up around the country. Over 10,000 people had contracted the disease and 4,922 people had died, mostly in West African countries, as of Saturday, the World Health Organization reported. Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. and died at a Dallas, […]

  • A shooting was reported at a clothing store in San Clemente on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Husband Allegedly Shot Wife in Murder-Suicide at San Clemente Boutique: OC Sheriff’s Department

    A husband is believed to have shot and killed his wife in a murder-suicide at a high-end boutique in downtown San Clemente, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s Department news release Sunday. Deputies responded to reports of a shooting at the Bliss Clothing Boutique at 167 Avenida Del Mar (map) Saturday afternoon. Responding officers discovered a man and woman’s bodies along with a handgun and did not actively search for anyone else involved. A sheriff’s department news release Sunday identified the […]