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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  • Firefighters battled a blaze at a large Bel-Air home on Feb. 8, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crews Knockdown ‘Stubborn’ Blaze at Bel-Air Mansion; 2 Firefighters Suffer Burn Injuries

    Two firefighters suffered burn injuries while battling a “stubborn” blaze at Bel-Air mansion Thursday evening, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire was reported about 5:30 p.m. at 10835 West Bellagio Road and firefighters remained on scene for more than two hours before finally extinguishing the flames. Smoke and flames could be seen from the attic, responding units determined. Crews quickly transitioned into defensive mode as they poured water from the outside of the home. The 5,719-square-foot home […]

  • Authorities respond to a fire in Rialto that killed two people on Feb. 8, 2018. (Credit: ENMedia)

    2 Dead in Rialto Apartment Fire

    Two people died in an apartment fire in Rialto Thursday night, officials said. The blaze was reported about 7 p.m. at a 2-story garden-style apartment building near the intersection of West Merrill and South Willow avenues, Rialto Police Department Chief Brian Park told KTLA. Responding units from the Rialto and San Bernardino County fire departments found heavy fire and smoke coming from the building. Firefighters then entered the building and found two people dead inside. Park said they victims appeared to […]

  • Five vehicles were involved in a Lakewood crash after a pursuit on Feb. 8, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 People Injured After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Multivehicle Lakewood Crash

    Four people were injured after a pursuit ended in a multivehicle crash in Lakewood Thursday evening, officials said. The crash was occurred about 4:45 p.m. near the intersection of South Street and Clark Avenue. Six vehicles were involved in the crash and a Ford pickup ended up on top of another vehicle, aerial video from Sky5 showed. The pursuit only lasted about 3 minutes, after Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies determined the pickup was stolen out of Riverside. The […]

  • A photo provided to KTLA by the Vice's attorney shows one of the cups purchased at the San Bernardino Starbucks in February 2016.

    Redlands Family Sues Starbucks After 2-Year-Old Girl Drinks Beverage Allegedly Containing Barista’s Blood

    A Redlands family is suing Starbucks after a 2-year-old girl apparently drank a beverage that contained a barista’s blood, attorney’s announced Wednesday. Amanda Vice, her husband Louis Vice and his mother Rhonda Agles ordered several beverages from the coffee shop at 601 W. 2nd Street in San Bernardino on Feb. 6, 2016. When they returned home, they noticed a red smear on the side of one of the cups and the drink had a “strong metallic smell,” according to the […]

  • A sketch of a theft suspect in Lancaster, Pennsylvania provided by a witness and a man police believe is responsible for the crime are shown side-by-side. (Credit: Lancaster City Bureau of Police via WPMT)

    Police in Pennsylvania ID Theft Suspect Using ‘Amateurish and Cartoonish’ Sketch; Arrest Warrant Issued

    Police in a Pennsylvania city said they have identified a theft suspect using a hand-drawn and cartoonish sketch provided by a witness. The theft occurred at a farmer’s market in Lancaster, PA on Jan. 30, when a man pretended to be an employee at a stand while the actual employee was away and took money from the business, KTLA sister station WPMT reported. The suspect then left the area. The witness apparently drew an “amateurish and cartoonish” sketch of the […]

  • Los Angeles police and fire officials respond to the scene of a light rail train crash in South Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Injured After Expo Line Train Crashes Into Pedestrians in South L.A. 

    A bicyclist and a pedestrian were injured after an Expo Line train crashed into them in South L.A., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The crash was reported about 9 p.m. in the 3330 block of South Flower Street in the University Park near USC. Preliminary reports indicated that one person was in serious condition, while the other was listed as fair. Aerial video from Sky5 showed a bicycle was damaged in the crash. A pool of blood and […]

  • Authorities respond to the scene where a man was shot by L.A. County sheriff's deputies in East Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Shot by Deputies in East Los Angeles: LASD

    A man was fatally shot by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies on Tuesday night, officials said. The incident occurred about 10 p.m. in the 5000 block of East 3rd Street, authorities said in a news release. The man was struck by gunfire and was declared dead at the scene. It is unclear what led to the shooting or whether the man was armed. No deputies were injured during the incident. No further details were released about the shooting Tuesday […]

  • Nick Kruth provided this photo of himself after a routine MRI left him with a burn injury in the Summer of 2016.

    Glendale Man Plans to Sue Hospital After MRI Mishap Causes Burn Injury

    A 72-year-old Glendale man says he is suing a local hospital after a MRI mishap in 2016 caused a burn injury that has had lasting effects. Nick Kruth, who has diabetes, went to Glendale Adventist Medical Center after experiencing low blood pressure and weakness in his legs in the Summer of 2016. Routine tests ordered by doctors included an electrocardiogram and an MRI. Kruth told KTLA that a tab from the EKG containing metal was left on his stomach before […]

  • Sheriff's investigators released this photo of James “Todd” Brown on Jan. 17, 2018.

    Man Found Dead in Vehicle in Antelope Valley Identified as Palmdale Triple Homicide Suspect

    A man who was found dead in a vehicle in Northeast Antelope Valley has been identified as a the suspect in a triple homicide in Palmdale last month. James “Todd” Brown was found in a silver Toyota pickup near the intersection of 250th Street East and Avenue G on Sunday. The truck had been linked to the homicides, but Los Angeles County coroner’s officials didn’t positively identify Brown until Tuesday. His cause of death remains under investigation, but officials said […]