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


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  • A child died after a crash near Yorktown Avenue and Bushard Street in Huntington Beach on Nov. 27, 2014. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Young Child Dies After 2-Vehicle Crash in Huntington Beach Thanksgiving Night

    A mother and her young son sustained minor injuries and a second child died after a two-vehicle crash in Huntington Beach Thanksgiving night, according to local police. The vehicles collided near Yorktown Avenue and Bushard Street (map) around 7:12 p.m. Thursday, Huntington Beach Police Department Lt. Ferrin said. A white vehicle carrying the mother and two children spun out before crashing into a pole. One person was in the second vehicle. Their condition was unknown. An investigation into the cause of the […]

  • A water main break caused the Pacific Coast Highway near Trancas Canyon Road to close on Nov. 27, 2014. (Credit: Steve Kuzj/KTLA)

    Water Main Break Causes Closure, ‘Significant Hole’ on PCH in Malibu

    Part of Pacific Coast Highway was expected to remain closed overnight after a water main break in Malibu Thursday caused a full closure of the thoroughfare and a “significant hole” to form along the roadway, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials. The break occurred near PCH and Trancas Canyon Road (map) around 6:50 p.m., an LASD news release stated. Initially there was a full closure of PCH, but one westbound lane was reopened by 10:40 p.m. A second lane heading eastbound […]

  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department provided this photo of Chaka Lanae Johnson, wanted for alleged robbery.

    Lancaster Sheriff’s Department Issues $50K Warrant for Alleged Robbery

    Lancaster sheriff’s detectives asked for the public’s help Thursday in locating a 27-year-old woman accused of committing robbery. A $50,000 warrant for the arrest of Chaka Lanae Johnson had been issued, according to a news release by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. No further information was given about the alleged crime. She was described as 5’6″, with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information was asked to call Detective Parisi at 661-948-8466.

  • The owner of two dogs who went missing after her Culver City home was allegedly burglarized on Nov. 21, 2014, provided these photos.

    2 Small Dogs With Medical Conditions Go Missing After Culver City Home Burglary

    The owner of two small dogs with medical conditions who went missing after a Culver City home burglary said Sunday she feared the animals had been stolen and offered a $500 reward for their safe return. Sue Downing’s home was allegedly burglarized Friday and her two small dogs may have been taken. “I’ve scoured the house, the yard, the neighborhood. I hope somebody has them,” Downing said. While one of Downing’s three dogs remained at the ramshackle residence, she worried the […]

  • Three people were killed in a crash in Lancaster on Nov. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Coroner’s Office ID’s 12 and 19-Year-Old Victims of Fatal Lancaster Crash

    Two of three people, including a 12-year-old boy, who died in a two-vehicle crash in Lancaster over the weekend were identified by the coroner’s office Sunday. Everardo Lalo Simental of Palmdale, 12, and 19-year-old Lancaster resident Christopher Terrance McGlory were killed Friday evening after their Jeep collided with a pick-up truck then slammed into a metal stop light and crashed into a tree. Four of the five Jeep occupants were ejected and three died. As of Sunday morning, the coroner’s […]

  • Santa Ana police were investigating the death of a toddler on Nov. 22, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Suspicious Death’ Investigation Underway After Toddler Dies at Santa Ana Home: Police

    Santa Ana police have interviewed and released the parents of a 2-year-old boy whose death early Saturday was being investigated as “suspicious,” authorities said. Officers responded to a medical aid call at a home in the 2500 block of South Linda Way (map) around 1:45 a.m. and discovered the toddler was not breathing, according to a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors said the anguished mother rushed out to […]

  • LAPD Chief Charlie Beck discusses the Ezell Ford shooting at a news conference on Nov. 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Officials, Church Leaders Prepare for Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    Los Angeles Police Department officials as well as civil rights groups and churches were preparing Saturday for a Ferguson grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson would be indicted in the death of Michael Brown. An official date for the decision had not been announced, but prosecutors were expected to provide Ferguson, Missouri, law enforcement with 48 hours notice before making the public announcement, CNN reported. In preparation of the announcement, which was expected to draw protests, LAPD officials […]

  • Buddy the Beagle jumped on a Texas ambulance transporting his owner John Rector Nickleson to the hospital in October. (Credit: KLST)

    Beagle Hitches Ride on Back of Ambulance When Texas Owner Is Hospitalized

    A Texas man recently said he was impressed with his beagle’s loyalty after the dog jumped onto the back of an ambulance and rode about 20 miles to the hospital when his owner was transported. John Rector Nickleson was taken from his White Ranch home to a Fredricksburg hospital in October for high blood pressure when Buddy, a 35-pound beagle he adopted four months prior, hitched the ride. “I’m impressed with his loyalty and his idea that he’s going to help me, […]

  • Heavy rainfall caused mud to enter a Glendora home on Nov. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Heavy Rainfall Brings Mudslides and Hail to San Gabriel Valley

    Glendora residents were asked to assess their homes after at least one local house and car were damaged by mud during heavy rainfall that brought hail elsewhere in the San Gabriel Valley Friday morning. The mudslide left a huge mess in a San Gabriel Mountain foothill neighborhood within the area still recovering from the nearly 2,000-acre Colby Fire, which occurred in January. “Those hills just unloaded mud like crazy,” said Arthur Ludwick, president of the Easley Estates homeowners association. Homeowners were drawn the […]