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


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  • Family provided this photo of 3-year-old Angelina Reed (left) and 22-year-old Angel Reed, who they say died during a fire at an Inglewood apartment on Jan. 29, 2015.

    Mother, 3-Year-Old Daughter Killed in Inglewood Apartment Fire

    Family of a 22-year-old mother and her 3-year-old daughter say the two were killed early Thursday morning when a fire ripped through a 17-unit apartment in Inglewood. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire in the 600 block of Queens Street (map) around 2:30 a.m., L.A. County Fire Inspector Randall Wright said. About 55 firefighters worked nearly an hour to knock down the two-alarm blaze. Two females died, according to the coroner’s office, which did not provide age estimates or […]

  • The Fresno Fire Department captured four of their firefighters rescuing three children in January 2015.

    Fresno Mother Arrested After 3 Children Are Critically Injured During Fire

    Officials said Thursday a Fresno mother has been arrested after her three young children were critically injured in a fire while home alone. Video footage released by the local fire department showed plumes of smoke billowing from a burning Fresno home Sunday morning as firefighters went inside looking for three children who lived there. After making their way through a nearly pitch-black home, the firefighters could be seen emerging with three little children who appeared to be unconscious. The kids, […]

  • The mother of 14-year-old Andrea Olague provided this photo after her daughter was shot and killed in Ontario on Jan. 28, 2015.

    Man Arrested for Allegedly Shooting, Killing 14-Year-Old Girl in Ontario

    A 20-year-old man was arrested Thursday for allegedly shooting and killing a 14-year-old girl at an Ontario home, possibly at the start of a house party, the previous night, according to Ontario Police Department officials. The shooting occurred around 8:35 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of East I Street (map), a department news release stated. Several people were at the home during the shooting and police believe the victim and the alleged shooter knew each other. The mother of […]

  • Ellorah Rose Warner, shown in a photo provided by her grandmother, was reported missing by her Newhall parents on Jan. 23, 2015. She was found dead the following morning.

    Newhall Father Arrested for Allegedly Killing His 3-Week-Old Daughter

    Nearly 12 hours after a 3-week-old baby girl from Newhall was reported missing by her parents, the infant’s body was found and her father was arrested for allegedly killing her, according to officials. The girl’s parents reported she was missing from their home, located in the 21300 block of Alder Drive (map), around 9:35 p.m. Friday, according to an LASD news release. Deputies first searched the parents’ residence but were unable to locate the baby, Lt. Brenda Cambra said. “The […]

  • A student was stabbed to death at an East L.A. middle school on Jan. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    13-Year-Old Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing East L.A. Student to Death With Scissors

    A 13-year-old boy was arrested Saturday for allegedly stabbing a 14-year-old student to death with a pair of scissors in front of an East L.A. middle school the previous day. Friends identified Steven Cruz as the boy who was fatally stabbed in front of David Wark Griffith Junior High School at 4765 East Fourth St. (map) around 3 p.m. Friday. Cruz, 14, attended nearby James A. Garfield Senior High School. It was unclear why he was at the junior high or what led […]

  • A photo of Steven Cruz was posted by friend on Instagram.

    Student Fatally Stabbed With Scissors at East L.A. Middle School; Attacker Sought

    Authorities were searching Friday for an assailant who stabbed a 14-year-old student to death using a pair of scissors in front of an East Los Angeles Middle School. The incident occurred on the front steps of David Wark Griffith Junior High School at 4765 East Fourth St. (map), according to Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman Daryl Strickland. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the school around 3 p.m., where they found a teenager suffering from a stab wound to the torso, Los […]

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    ‘Violent’ Inmate Located After Escaping Sheriff’s Deputies in Los Angeles: LASD

    An inmate was recently taken into custody nearly three hours after he became violent and was able to escape from sheriff’s deputies while being transported in a patrol car in the South Los Angeles area, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release. The unidentified inmate was being transported from Compton Court to Chinatown’s Inmate Reception Center (map) when he “became violent and started hitting his head on the windows” while the sheriff’s deputies drove on the 110 Freeway, […]

  • Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials provided this photo of Todd Allen Hodge, a 36-year-old Hemet man who allegedly shot and killed a police K-9 on Jan. 21, 2015.

    Hemet Man ID’d as Person Who Allegedly Shot, Killed Police K-9 ‘Sultan’

    A 36-year-old Hemet man was identified Friday as the person who deputies fatally gunned down after he allegedly shot and killed a police K-9 two days prior, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials. Deputies searched a property Wednesday in the 40200 block of Clark Drive in Hemet (map) after receiving reports that a wanted felon was in the area when Sultan, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois-German shepherd mix, led them to a crawl space underneath a home. Once Sultan entered […]

  • The Santa Ana Police Department provided this photo of a Ziploc bag filled with candy, two rocks, anti-Martin Luther King Jr. sentiments and a KKK business card on Jan. 19, 2015. It was one of about 40 found in front of Santa Ana homes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    Anti-MLK Propaganda, KKK Business Cards Left in Front of Dozens of Santa Ana Homes

    As the nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Santa Ana police said they were investigating why some 40 bags filled with rocks, anti-King propaganda, Ku Klux Klan business cards and candy were left in front of homes in the Orange County city. The bags were left at homes in the 2600 block of North Linwood Street (map) some time before residents awoke Monday morning, the Santa Ana Police Department stated in a news release. Police provided images of at […]