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Erika Martin is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • 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)

    Temple City Man Accused of Killing Woman, Stabbing 3 Others Faces 7 Felony Charges

    A Temple City resident was hit with felony assault and murder charges Friday for allegedly killing a woman and stabbing three others over a span of ten-hours, officials said. John Ralph Perales, 44, was charged with seven counts: one count of murder, three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The felony complaint also alleges he used a deadly weapon, a knife, in the crimes. The incident […]

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    Authorities, Family Search for Tarzana Woman Who Disappeared From Goodwill Parking Lot in Reseda

    Police on Friday were searching for a 26-year-old woman whose family says she disappeared after leaving a Goodwill store in Reseda to smoke a cigarette. Tarzana resident Maricela Garcia was last seen around 7 p.m. Thursday when she was browsing the store on Sherman Way with her younger sister and friends, according to her sister Sarah Garcia. “I’m really terrified. I don’t even know what to think,” Sarah said. “I have no idea.” Maricela had told her she would be […]

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    Authorities Search for Woman, Homeless Man Who Allegedly Kidnapped Her at Anaheim Motel

    A 33-year-old man who allegedly kidnapped a woman at an Anaheim motel after killing another man who attempted to protect her was still at large Friday, police said. Detectives are still not sure what led up to the violent incident, nor have they determined a motive, but in a press conference held Friday Anaheim police and the deceased victim’s mother pleaded for members of the public with information on the crime to come forward. “He was my only son,” Linda Navarro […]

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    Hemet Man Arrested in Connection With Shooting Death of His Sister: Police

    A 26-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with the death of his sister, who was shot in Hemet, authorities said. Police became aware of the incident around 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 6 when a woman, later identified as 26-year-old Hemet resident Josefina Esqueda, was dropped off at Hemet Valley Medical Center unresponsive and suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a statement from Hemet Police. The individuals who had transported her there left the hospital before officers arrived, officials said. […]

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

    Deputies Fatally Shoot Suspected DUI Driver Following Erratic Pursuit in Lake Elsinore Area

    An allegedly intoxicated driver involved in a pursuit on the 15 Freeway in the Lake Elsinore area was killed after entering a residential neighborhood and attempting to break into a home, officials said Thursday. The pursuit began just before 9 p.m. Wednesday south of Indian Truck Trail in Corona after a California Highway Patrol stopped a black Ford F-150 that had been driving erratically, according to a statement from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. After asking the male driver whether he […]

  • A man who led authorities on a slow-speed pursuit in the San Fernando Valley to the Sepulveda Pass is taken into custody on Jan. 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lake Balboa Man Arrested After Police Pursuit on 405 Freeway Charged in Shooting of His Sister-in-Law: DA

    A Lake Balboa man who led police on a protracted and erratic pursuit on the 405 Freeway earlier this week was charged Thursday in connection with shooting death of his sister-in-law, officials said. Marcos Tulio Flores, 32, also known as “Beast” and “Hyper,” faces seven charges: one count each of attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder, criminal threats, fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly, possession of a firearm by a felon and discharge of firearm with gross […]

  • A woman who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in Woodland Hills in late December is interviewed on Jan. 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woodland Hills Mother Who Survived Kidnapping, Sexual Assault Becomes Victim Again

    A Woodland Hills mother of two who survived a kidnapping and sexual assault last month became a victim again about a week later. KTLA is not using the names of the victim or her family to protect them. The victim, a 33-year-old woman, was waiting at a red light at the intersection of Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 when a black, newer-model SUV with dark windows pulled up beside her, she told KTLA. Two […]

  • A parking enforcement officer tickets a car parked in an area scheduled for street sweeping. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. Controller Says City Should Scrap Plan to Reduce Ticket Fines, Modernize Parking System Instead

    Last summer the head of L.A.’s Department of Transportation introduced a plan to reduce parking ticket fines, but on Tuesday the controller urged City Council to instead invest in an overhaul of parking infrastructure. More than 2.4 million tickets are given out each year in Los Angeles; nearly half the time it’s either for a street cleaning violation or an expired meter. Last year, that helped the city generate nearly $148 million in ticket revenues — three-fourths of which went […]

  • A rescue helicopter searches the Dominguez Channel in Gardena after a man was reported missing in the water amid heavy rain on Jan. 8, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rescue Crews Unable to Locate Man Reported to Have Washed Away in Dominguez Channel in Gardena During Storm

    Rescue crews were searching the Dominguez Channel in the Gardena area for a missing man Monday morning after a woman reported her boyfriend had washed away after entering the channel, officials said. The man has been identified by his girlfriend as Alming Dakers, 37. Both live in the channel, as do many homeless people, according to Gardena Police Lt. Vince Osorio. Officials responded to the area after receiving a call about a woman screaming in distress around 5:10 a.m. in the […]