Erin Myers
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Erin Myers is a reporter for the KTLA 5 Morning News.


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  • A magnitude-3.9 earthquake struck the Windsor Hills area of South Los Angeles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. (Credit: USGS)

    Magnitude-3.8 Earthquake Rattles Baldwin Hills Area; No Injuries or Damage Reported

    A magnitude-3.8 earthquake rattled the Baldwin Hills area of South Los Angeles on Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 4:07 a.m, was located about 1 mile west-northwest of View Park-Windsor Hills, 2 miles southeast of Culver City and 3 miles north-northwest of Inglewood (map), the USGS said. KTLA viewers reported feeling the temblor in Carson, Santa Monica, Norwalk and Downey. The quake’s depth was measured at 6.1 miles. Its magnitude was downgraded by the […]

  • Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born daughter, their second child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on Saturday, May 2, 2015. (Credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

    Royal Baby: Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth to a Girl

    It’s a princess! That was the happy news on Saturday morning after the Duchess of Cambridge — the British royal also known as Catherine — gave birth to her second child. The little girl came into the world at 8:34 a.m. (3:34 a.m. ET) Saturday at London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, Kensington Palace announced. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well,” the palace tweeted. Simply by virtue of being born, the newborn […]

  • Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges has been in serious financial distress since the U.S. Department of Education temporarily suspended its access to federal student aid in June 2014. (Credit: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times)

    Corinthian Colleges to Shutter More Than 24 Remaining Schools

    Corinthian Colleges Inc., the troubled Orange County for-profit college operator, announced Sunday that it will end operations and close its remaining schools, affecting more than 16,000 students in California and other states. In the wake of state and federal investigations into its job-placement practices, Corinthian had already sold the majority of its schools to a nonprofit student loan servicer last fall. But the company had still been seeking a buyer for more than two dozen campuses in California and other western states. […]

  • Investigators were searching for “significant portions” of an infant’s dismembered body after discovering its head and leg in South L.A. on April 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Children Discover Dismembered Infant in South L.A.; ‘Significant Portions’ of Body Missing

    Investigators were searching for “significant portions” of a dismembered infant’s body after children discovered the gruesome remains near a South L.A. home on Saturday, Sheriff’s Department officials stated. Homicide detectives responded to a suspicious circumstance call in the 1500 block of West 104th Street in unincorporated Westmont (map) around 11:04 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. An infant, 1 to 3 days old, was discovered by two children, believed to be about 5 and […]

  • A man's body was found in a parking lot in the 1700 block of North Cherokee Avenue on April 22, 2015. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Man Driving Truck With NC Plates Sought in Fatal Stabbing in Parking Lot of Famed Hollywood Restaurant

    Los Angeles police were looking for a man who fled in a pickup truck with North Carolina plates after another man was found dead in the parking lot of a well-known Hollywood restaurant Wednesday. The body was found at 1727 N. Cherokee Ave., just north of Hollywood Boulevard (map), about 8:30 a.m.,according to Lt. John Jenal of the Los Angeles Police Department said at an early afternoon news conference near the scene. The parking lot is used by the nearly century-old Hollywood institution Musso […]

  • Travelers are stopped at a security check point at Los Angeles International Airport on November 23, 2011. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    LAX Police Patrols Cut Back Before Summer Travel Season

    Travelers will see fewer vehicle security checkpoints at Los Angeles International Airport as LAX police cut back on the number of patrol teams. While the police union has raised concerns, department officials have said the cutbacks won’t jeopardize security. Erin Myers reports from LAX for the KTLA 5 Morning News on April 21, 2015.

  • A massive plume of smoke rose above a brush fire in the Chino Hills area on Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Credit: Fredy Avila)

    Unattended Cooking Fire Caused Massive Highway Fire in Chino Hills Area: Officials

    An unattended cooking fire caused the so-called Highway Fire that has burned 1,020 acres near the Prado Dam in the Chino Hills area, officials said Sunday. Hours after evacuation orders were lifted and a smoke advisory went into effect, Cal Fire’s Riverside division said the blaze was 35 percent contained. The fire was reported about 6:12 p.m. Saturday near the interchange of the 71 and 91 freeways (map), officials said. The burned area held at 300 acres overnight with 15 percent containment, and residents evacuated […]

  • The Los Angeles Police Department provided this photo of Jaime Jimenez, 46, after arresting him on April 16, 2015, for allegedly sexually assaulting current and former students at Franklin High School in Highland Park.

    Volunteer Football Coach at Highland Park School Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Students

    Police are searching for additional victims after arresting a 46-year-old volunteer football coach at a Highland Park high school for allegedly sexually assaulting current and former students, according to officials with the Los Angeles Police Department. Jaime Jimenez, who had been coaching football at Franklin High School since 1998, was arrested Thursday, according to an LAPD news release. “Investigators believe Jimenez may have victimized former students who are now adults and are urging them to come forward,” the news release stated. […]

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    Gas-Line Explosion in Fresno Injures 14 People, Shuts Down Highway 99

    Fourteen people were rushed to the hospital with burns after a major gas line explosion near the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office gun range Friday, a fire official said. The blast occurred behind the range about 2:30 p.m. when a county worker leading a team of inmates constructing a dirt road accidentally struck the gas line, said Fresno Fire Department spokesman Pete Martinez. Thirty-five firefighters quickly subdued the blaze, and Pacific Gas & Electric cut off the gas supply to the […]