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


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  • New father, Danny Vutha, was remembered Tuesday after being killed in what police were investigating as a possible street racing crash in Long Beach. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Killed in Suspected Street Racing Crash in Long Beach Remembered at Vigil

    A new father killed in what police were investigating as a possible street racing crash in Long Beach was remembered Tuesday by friends and family members at a vigil held at the site of the accident. Danny Vutha died when the yellow Honda convertible he was riding in Monday night lost control and struck a palm tree on the south side of Ocean Avenue near Orizaba Street, according to officials. The 27-year-old Vutha and the driver of the Honda were […]

  • A Facebook photo of a woman identified by neighbors as 26-year-old Michelle Marie Miers.

    San Bernardino Woman Dies After Being Stabbed; Had Called 911 for Help

    Homicide detectives were searching Tuesday for a man who stabbed a San Bernardino woman who died shortly after calling police for help, according to authorities. Michelle Marie Miers called 911 around 11 p.m. Monday saying she had been attacked and stabbed several times by an unknown man in her apartment, San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Robinson said. Responders did not have an exact location because Miers called from a cell phone. A grid search led them to the 4300 block […]

  • The Sheriff's Department released these surveillance images showing the two women who beat John Whitmore on June 13, 2014.

    $10,000 Reward for Help Finding 2 Women Who Fatally Beat Man at Metro Station

    A $10,000 reward was announced Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two women who fatally beat a man at a Willowbrook Metro station last month. John Wayne Whitmore, 65, was standing on the Blue Line platform waiting for a train when two women approached him, engaged in a verbal argument then severely beat him on June 13, a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department news release stated. Whitmore sustained blunt-force trauma to his head and died at St. Francis Hospital […]

  • Erin Corwin is seen in a photo provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

    Neighbor Says Body of Missing Marine Wife Will Never Be Found: Court Documents

    A Twentynine Palms woman who suspected her husband was having an affair with the young wife of a U.S. Marine who went missing over three weeks ago told a friend that the woman’s body would never be found, recently obtained court documents show. Erin Corwin was three months pregnant when she was reported missing June 28. She was last seen at her residence and her car was found nearby less than a week later. Investigators believe Corwin, who was 19 years old […]

  • A woman was attacked in an apartment garage in the 2200 block of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica on July 9, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Monica Residents Fear Recent Attempted Abduction Was Not an Isolated Incident

    Residents of a Santa Monica apartment complex shared concerns Monday that a recent alleged attempted abduction of a neighbor was not the first such incident. A man attempted to abduct a woman on Wednesday, July 9, in a parking garage in the 2200 block of Colorado Avenue (map), according to a Santa Monica Police Department news release. The woman fought off the man, who was described as white, in his late 30s to early 40s, approximately 5 foot 8 inches […]

  • Trader Joes storefront. (Credit: Mike Mozart/Flickr via Creative Commons).

    Trader Joes Recalls Nearly a Dozen Fruit Products That May Cause Food Poisoning

    Trader Joes warned customers Sunday that nearly a dozen products were being recalled because they may contain a bacteria known to cause food poisoning. As of Sunday the grocery store stated no one had been reported sick, but the following products may contain listeria monocytogenes: Sold Individually June 2 through July 18th:  Organic White Nectarine Organic Yellow Nectarine White Nectarine Yellow Nectarine Organic Yellow Peach White Peach Yellow Peach Organic Dapple Dandy Plumcot Plum Sold in four-pound boxes on June […]

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    Hesperia Couple Arrested for Allegedly Torturing 4-Year-Old

    A Hesperia mother and stepfather were arrested for allegedly torturing a 4-year-old girl who had multiple physical injuries and had ingested a toxic substance, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department stated Friday. An emergency referral to authorities from children and family services at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital was made Tuesday after the girl was admitted for ingesting a toxic substance and was found to have “non-accidental” injuries. Her mother, 29-year-old Jamie Updegraff, and 31-year-old stepfather Jake Updegraff were arrested […]

  • A bridge demolition was scheduled to close the intersection of West Century Boulevard and Aviation Boulevard near LAX from July 25, 2014, to July 28, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Century Crunch’ Bridge Demolition to Cause Heavy Traffic Delays Near LAX

    A bridge demolition near the Los Angeles international Airport was expected to cause heavy traffic delays throughout the weekend, officials warned. The intersection of West Century Boulevard and Aviation Boulevard (map) was scheduled to be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, Metro warned. A successor to other traffic-causing road projects such as “Carmageddon” and “Ramp Jam,” the demolition was being called the “Century Crunch.” “Avoid area if you do not need to be there, and if you must, […]

  • Nnamdi Okongwu, 17, suffered a severe brain injury after a July 15, 2014, skateboarding incident. (Credit: Okongwu's Twitter)

    Chino Hills High School Basketball Player, 17, Dead After Skateboarding Incident

    A 17-year-old Chino Hills High School basketball star sustained major injuries after a skateboarding incident and later died, according to his assistant coach. A native of Nigeria, Nnamdi Okongwu was a senior center on the school’s basketball team, and had obtained a scholarship to Loyola Marymount University. Details surrounding his Tuesday skateboarding incident remained unclear, but the 17-year-old was hospitalized with a severe head injury. Assistant coach Mel Sims told KTLA Thursday that the previous night family members said the […]