Cindy Von Quednow is a digital news producer at KTLA. A native of Los Angeles, Cindy enjoys going to Dodger games, checking out shows at local venues and cuddling with her two dogs.

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  • Actor Bill Paxton arrives at the CBS, CW, Showtime Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center on Aug. 10, 2016 in West Hollywood.  (Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

    Actor Bill Paxton, Who Starred in ‘Apollo 13,’ ‘Aliens’ and ‘Titanic’ Dies at 61

    Bill Paxton, the versatile actor who appeared in “Apollo 13,” “Twister” and “Titanic” has died from surgery complications, his family said in a statement. He was 61. In a statement, a family representative called Paxton a “loving husband and father.” “Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker,” the statement reads. “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt […]

  • Detectives investigate after a body was found in a burned fire in Chatsworth on Feb. 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Body Found in Burned Vehicle in Chatsworth, Homicide Investigation Underway: LAPD

    A body was found inside a burned car in Chatsworth early Sunday and a homicide investigation is underway, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A neighbor in the 20600 block of Celtic Street reported a car fire about 1:40 a.m. Los Angeles firefighters put out the blaze and found the body in the backseat of the car, said LAPD Detective Dave Peteque. Authorities have only been able to determine that the victim was a man, but officials from the coroner’s office will investigate […]

  • Rain comes down in the San Fernando Valley on Feb. 25, 2017. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Showers Expected Through Monday; Clear Skies in the Forecast for Rest of Week

    Showers are in the forecast Sunday and through Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Clear skies and warmer conditions are expected for the rest of the week. Rain was reported in Los Angeles and Ventura counties Sunday morning. The “weak weather system” is expected to subside by the afternoon and move further south, but rain and snow are expected to continue at local mountains, according to the weather service. The storm could bring sprinkles over the Academy Awards Sunday […]

  • Brandon Beechum is seen in a photo released by the Ventura Police Department on Feb. 22, 2017.

    Man Arrested After Threatening to Kill Protester Outside Ventura Planned Parenthood With Knife: Police

    A 30-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after threatening to kill a protester outside a Ventura Planned Parenthood, police said. The incident was reported about 8:40 a.m. at the facility in the 5400 block of Ralston Street, according to the Ventura Police Department. Brandon Beechum was accompanying a “female companion” to the Planned Parenthood when he became involved in a confrontation with protesters in front of the building. Beechum began to threaten one of the protesters, took out a knife and […]

  • A Manhattan Beach motorcycle officer was involved in a multi-vehicle crash along the 91 Freeway in Cerritos on Feb. 21, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Manhattan Beach Police Officer Injured in Crash Along 91 Freeway in Cerritos

    A Manhattan Beach motorcycle officer was injured in a crash along the 91 Freeway in Cerritos Tuesday evening, officials said. The multi-vehicle crash was reported about 5:20 p.m. on the eastbound side of the 91 Freeway where it meets with the 605 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The officer was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries, the Manhattan Beach Police Department reported. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a police motorcycle with significant damage. A SigAlert was issued in […]

  • Elias Rodriguez is seen in a photo provided by family members.

    Help Sought Finding Boy Who Disappeared After Leaving School in San Fernando Friday

    Police and family members of a 14-year-old San Fernando Valley boy missing since Friday are asking the public for help in locating him. Elias Rodriguez was last seen in the 1000 block of Arroyo Street in the city of San Fernando after he left his school about 1 p.m. Friday, the Los Angele Police Department stated in a news release. Family members have not heard from him and are concerned. “We just want a sign that he’s OK. We don’t […]

  • Jonah Hwang is seen in an undated photo provided by his family on Feb. 21, 2017.

    8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Apparent Drive-by Shooting Was Visiting Pomona Home With His Family: Police

    Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help Tuesday as they continue their search for the assailant who opened fire on a home in Pomona, shooting and killing an 8-year-old boy before getting away. Jonah Min Hwang was fatally struck by gunfire during an apparent drive-by shooting that occurred around 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of West 11th Street, according to police. The bullet hit the child in the head, the Los Angeles Times reported. Jonah was transported to a […]

  • Victor Lopez is seen in a photo released by the Fontana Police Department on Feb. 21, 2017.

    Fontana Man Convicted of Killing Wife, Dumping Body in Chino in 2013

    A Fontana man has been convicted of killing his estranged wife and dumping her body in Chino in 2013, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office officials announced Tuesday. A jury convicted Victor Lopez Friday of first-degree murder in the strangulation death of Lorna Lopez. The jury also found true the allegation that Lopez used a cord in the killing. Prosecutors said that Lorna Lopez, 40, had recently told her husband that she was planning on seeking a divorce. The pair […]

  • Donald Trump's Walk of Fame star is shown after it was vandalized on Oct. 26, 2016. Alleged vandal James Otis speaks after being released from jail the following day. (Credit, left, Jamie Moreno; right, KTLA)

    Man Sentenced to 3 Years Probation in Connection With Vandalizing Donald Trump’s Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    A man who was accused of vandalizing Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has pleaded no contest to the incident and was sentenced to three years probation, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office officials said Tuesday. James Otis, 53, was also sentenced to 20 days of Caltrans work and ordered to pay $3,700 to the Hollywood Historic Trust and $700 to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. On Oct. 26, just two weeks before Trump was elected president, […]