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Erika Martin is a digital news producer at KTLA.

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  • Weldon Kirui of Kenya takes first place in the Los Angeles Marathon on March 18, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Runners Race From ‘Stadium to Sea’ in Annual L.A. Marathon; Dozens of Streets Closed

    Tens of thousands of runners are underway in this year’s L.A. Marathon stretching from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica, and perhaps even more motorists are bracing for dozens of street closures along the race’s 26.2-mile route. Roughly 24,000 people are competing in the race’s 33rd-annual installment, which began just before 7 a.m. at Dodger Stadium. More than just making the crosstown trek, runners have come from all 50 states and 63 countries to participate in “stadium to sea” event, organizers […]

  • Police respond to a fatal shooting at the Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks on March 17, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Woman Killed, Man Injured in Homicide, Attempted Suicide at Thousand Oaks Mall Were Divorced

    A woman who was killed and a man who was injured in what appears to be a homicide and attempted suicide in a Thousand Oaks mall shooting were divorced and have two children, officials said Saturday. The incident was reported about 2:15 p.m. at a store called Paper Source in the open air portion of The Oaks Shopping Center, 350 W Hillcrest Dr. Ventura County Sheriff’s officials said the woman was apparently fatally shot by her ex-husband who then shot […]

  • The 1100 block of Third Street in Needles, where a van was stolen from a Rodeway Inn, is seen in a Google Maps Street View image from June 2016.

    Moreno Valley 17-Year-Old Allegedly Stole Van From Hotel, Crashed It During High-Speed Pursuit: Sheriff’s Officials

    A 17-year-old boy is facing charges after he stole a van from a hotel in Needles and led deputies on a chase before overturning the vehicle in Needles, officials said Saturday. The incident began Thursday around 4:15 a.m., when an employee of the Rodeway Inn & Suites in Needles called 911 to report a van that was left running in front of the lobby had been stolen, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The employee […]

  • Runners stream past the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Los Angeles Music Center during the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Feb. 14, 2016. (Credit: Jonathan Moore / Getty Images)

    L.A. Marathon Will Bring Runners, Street Closures From Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica

    A throng of 24,000 runners will take to the streets of Los Angeles County on Sunday for the annual 26.2-mile L.A. Marathon, prompting a series of street closures stretching from downtown L.A. to Santa Monica. Athletes from all 50 U.S. states and 63 countries are expected to compete in the 33rd installment of the event, which kicks off just before 7 a.m. at Dodger Stadium. From there, the race’s route will wind through downtown Los Angeles before heading north through […]

  • Former Cerritos College Football Player, 22, Convicted of Rape for Second Time

    A 22-year-old man was found guilty of raping a woman while he was a football player at Cerritos College in Norwalk, officials said Friday, in his second rape conviction in less than five years. Kishawn Holmes of Hemet was convicted of forcible rape on Thursday by a jury that spent less than a day deliberating, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. The rape occurred Sept. 8, 2016, after Holmes invited a 19-year-old woman who […]

  • Metal handcuffs are seen in this file photo. (Credit: Thinkstock)

    Victorville Correctional Officer Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Abusing Female Inmates: DOJ

    An officer working at the Federal Correctional Complex in Victorville is accused of sexually abusing two female inmates who he ordered to engage in sexual acts with him and attempting to abuse a third, federal prosecutors said Friday. Apolonio Gamez, 40, was arrested Thursday after a criminal complaint was filed Wednesday alleging he sexually abused a ward, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California said in a news release. The alleged misconduct stretches back to September 2016, […]

  • Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in San Bernardino on March 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected DUI Driver Who Allegedly Refused to Drop Gun Shot by Police in San Bernardino

    A man who allegedly crashed into parked vehicles while possibly driving intoxicated following a fight with his girlfriend was shot by police in San Bernardino Thursday night, officials said. The incident began when Jorge Pelayo, 18, was barred by his girlfriend from entering her home after a verbal argument between the two around 9 p.m., according to a statement from the San Bernardino Police Department. While leaving her residence in his car, he struck a fence but continued driving north […]

  • Reuben Gutierrez, left, and Wilfrido Rodriguez are seen in driver's license photos released Feb. 2, 2016, by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    2 Charged in Engineering Fraud Case That May Have Left Hundreds of Southern California Homes Unsafe

    Two men were hit with 487 counts on Wednesday in a complaint alleging they spent years running a scam that has potentially left hundreds of homeowners across Southern California with homes that may not be structurally sound. Huntington Beach resident Ruben Gutierrez, 43, and 46-year-old Wilfrido Rodriguez of Downey each face numerous counts of forgery, identity theft and grand theft in a scheme involving falsified documents and fraudulent engineering services, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a […]

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detain an immigrant on Oct. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

    2 Central Valley Farmworkers Dead After SUV Overturns While Fleeing ICE: Police

    A man and woman were found dead in their overturned vehicle after fleeing federal immigration officers in the Central Valley on Tuesday, police said. Police in Delano responded to crash in the 3000 block of West Cecil Avenue just before 7 a.m., the department said in a news release. Responding patrol officers found an SUV on its roof and had to call in investigators from the department’s traffic division due to the severity of the damage, police said. The victims […]