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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  • Captain Larry Kurtz Tweeted this photo of a home partially collapsed after a roof explosion in Santa Ana on Jan. 11, 2017.

    Man Injured After Explosion, Partial Collapse in Santa Ana

    A man suffered burn injuries after an explosion at a Santa Ana house caused a partial collapse Wednesday night, Orange County Fire Authority officials said. The incident was reported about 8 p.m. at 2710 N. Townley St., OCFA Capt. Larry Kurtz said. Kurtz initially said the person transported from the scene with burns was female, but the Fire Authority’s Twitter account later described the patient as male, and video from the scene appeared to show a man being loaded into […]

  • Authorities respond to an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach on Jan. 15, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Woman Killed in Long Beach Officer-Involved Shooting After Allegedly Threatening People With Knife

    A woman who was allegedly threatening people with a knife was killed during an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach, police said. At about 11:14 a.m. Sunday officers responded to the area of 7th Street and Bellflower Boulevard after receiving reports of a woman with a knife, Long Beach police said in a statement. Officers responded to the scene and encountered the woman who continued to swing the knife at pedestrians and eventually at police. Officers tried to deescalate the situation and […]

  • Riverside Police officials released this sketch of a man they believe attempted to kidnap a woman on Jan. 15, 2017.

    Riverside Police Seek Men Who Tried to Kidnap Woman

    Riverside police officials are looking for two men who tried to kidnap a woman early Sunday, officials said. The incident was reported about 6:20 a.m. The woman told police she was walking along Market Street near a bridge north of Rivera Street when a black truck with two men pulled up next to her and began talking to her, officials said. The passenger got out, grabbed the woman and tried to pull her into the truck. She was able to […]

  • One person is detained by authorities following a pursuit on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore Area Temporarily Closed After Shots Fired During Pursuit

    The southbound 15 Freeway in the Lake Elsinore area was temporary closed after shots were fired during a police pursuit late Wednesday, officials said. The pursuit started about 9 p.m. on the southbound side of the 15 Freeway at Indian Truck Trail, but the driver eventually stopped in the area of Villa Milano and Villa Roma in Lake Elsinore. Shots were fired when the driver stopped, but it appeared that shots were also fired when the pursuit was still on the highway. Caltrans […]

  • Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden posted this photo of her with Daliya Arana touring the Library of Congress on Jan. 11, 2017.

    Georgia Girl Who Has Read 1,000 Books at Age 4 Visits Library of Congress, Becomes Honorary Librarian

    Daliyah Marie Arana likes to read. A lot. The 4-year-old Gainesville, Georgia, girl has read 1,000 books and she hasn’t even started kindergarten, the Gainesville Times reported. Daliyah joined Georgia’s “1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten” program at the age of 2 and completed the challenge, her mother told the newspaper. On Wednesday, the pint-sized bookworm donned a stylish pink dress and matching hair bow, visited the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and was named “Librarian For The Day.” Carla Hayden, […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials investigate after a woman was stabbed to death with a samurai sword in Temple City on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Stabbed to Death With Samurai Sword by Intruder in Temple City

    A woman was stabbed to death with her own samurai sword by an intruder in Temple City, and a 10-year-old boy witnessed the crime, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. The incident occurred about noon in the 6000 block of Temple City Boulevard. A man went into the home with a wrench and started beating the woman, described as being in her 40s, Lt. John Corina said. “Then he picks up a samurai sword in the house and […]

  • A courtroom gavel is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Brian A. Jackson/Thinkstock)

    Woman Sentenced to 30 Years to Life in Prison in Connection With Killing Man, Setting West Covina House on Fire

    A 42-year-old woman was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison in connection with stabbing an 82-year-old man to death and setting his house on fire in 2012, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office officials announced Wednesday. Brenda Armstrong, of La Puente, pleaded no contest to first-degree murder and arson. Armstrong was a waitress at a restaurant frequented by the victim, Ralph Simonian, officials said. On Nov. 15, 2012, Simonian was found in his home in the 900 block […]

  • Hector Maldonado Ibarra is seen in a photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department on Jan. 11, 2017.

    Alleged Serial Shoplifter Arrested in Santa Ana: Police

    A man suspected of robbing several stores since March of last year has been arrested in Santa Ana, police said Wednesday. Hector Maldonado Ibarra, 29, would often take pricey women’s purses and perfumes, but also stole shirts and other apparel, from stores such as Ross and TJ Maxx, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. He added that Ibarra exchanged the merchandise for narcotics. Surveillance video captured Ibarra during several of his alleged crimes. When confronted by security guards at stores, he allegedly brandished […]

  • Ruben Heredia, 87, describes being attacked in his Pasadena home on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    87-Year-Old Man, Son Attacked During Break-in at Pasadena Home

    An 87-year-old man and his 63-year-old son were attacked during a break-in at their Pasadena home, police said Wednesday. The incident occurred at a residence in the 100 block of Arlington Avenue about 9 p.m. Tuesday. Ruben Heredia and his son, Daniel, smelled smoke in their kitchen and went to investigate. That’s when they were confronted by an intruder. Ruben Heredia said the man hit him in the head with a kettle, and his son was also struck. “Everyone was […]