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

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  • A blue whale is seen in waters off San Pedro's Point Fermin on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rescue Team Responds to Entangled Blue Whale in Waters Off San Pedro Coast

    A rescue effort was suspended Friday after a blue whale was spotted in waters off the San Pedro coast, entangled in an apparent fishing line attached to a buoy, officials said. A team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday responded about 2:45 p.m. to reports of a blue whale enmeshed in a fishing net in waters off San Pedro, a spokesman for the agency said. The group, based out of NOAA’s Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort […]

  • Jascent-Jamal Lee Warren was shot and killed in Venice on Aug. 30, 2015. He is seen in a photo provided by his friend, Mariah 

    1 Arrested in Venice Beach Boardwalk Shooting That Left 1 Man Dead, Another Wounded: LAPD

    A person has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded on the Venice Beach boardwalk, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Sunday evening. The male arrestee, a Venice Beach resident, was taken into custody about about six hours after the fatal early-morning incident and booked on suspicion of homicide, a spokesman for the LAPD’s Pacific Division said. The name of the arrested person was not being disclosed, the spokesman said, citing an ongoing investigation. Pacific Division officers responded […]

  • An artist's rendering of downtown Los Angeles during the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. (Credit: LA24)

    L.A. City Council Again Pushes Pause Button on Olympic Bid Commitment

    A few weeks ago, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Los Angeles would bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. A team assembled by Mayor Eric Garcetti worked quietly behind the scenes, putting the finishing touches on a $4.5-billion plan and negotiating terms of the proposal with the U.S. Olympic Committee. Now, the process has been pulled into the public spotlight and the road to the Games has become a little bumpier. On Friday, Los Angeles City Council members once again […]

  • USC football Coach Steve Sarkisian is seen at an Aug. 25, 2015, press conference where he discussed a controversial, slurred speech he delivered the weekend prior at a campus event. (Credit: KTLA)

    USC Coach Steve Sarkisian Says He Mixed Medication, Alcohol Before Controversial Speech

    USC Coach Steve Sarkisian on Tuesday said his behavior at a booster event last weekend resulted from mixing alcohol and an unspecified medication, and that he would seek treatment to find out if he has a drinking problem. “There are things we’re going to work on for me moving forward,” Sarkisian said during a news conference before practice. “But it’s a hard time.” Sarkisian had slurred his words, used an expletive and said several opponents “suck” during the annual “Salute […]

  • Torrance firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze at an apartment building on Aug. 23, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    1 Dead After Fire Rips Through Torrance Apartment

    One person was killed when a two-alarm fire erupted at an apartment building in Torrance on Sunday, authorities said. The blaze broke out at the multi-story structure in the 22500 block of Ocean Avenue around 2 a.m., according to Capt. Frank Millea of the Torrance Fire Department. Thirty-four firefighters responded to the scene and found flames shooting out from two units, one on the first floor, and another on the second floor, Millea said. They were able to knock down […]

  • A bus crashed into a tree before hitting a power pole in Westwood, leaving 13 people hurt on Aug. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bus Crash in Westwood Leaves 13 Injured, Prompts Closure of Wilshire Boulevard

    More than a dozen people were injured early Saturday after a bus jumped a curb and crashed into a tree in Westwood, authorities said. The single-vehicle collision occurred shortly after 3 a.m. on Wilshire Boulevard between Manning and Thayer avenues, according to the California Highway Patrol. Investigators said the force of the crash resulted in a power pole being knocked down. “The bus ran off the road, jumped the curb, hit the tree, the tree fell down and took the […]

  • The sun shines bright over a Southern California beach in an undated file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Southern California Faces Possible Record-Breaking Heat, Increased Wildfire Risk This Weekend

    Climbing temperatures and burgeoning wildfires — including two stubborn blazes that erupted Friday in the Los Angeles area — marked the start of what could be a troubling weekend for much of California, authorities said. The heat wave was expected to intensify Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service said. Temperatures could reach triple digits even in some coastal communities, according to forecasters. Higher demand for electricity and the risk of heat-related illness are expected to accompany the above-average temperatures, […]

  • Edward Garcia was found guilty in the dismemberment of a man at a skid row hotel in 2010. His wife is also facing trial. (Credit: Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times)

    Man Gets Life Without Parole in ‘Ritualistic Killing’ in Downtown L.A. Hotel

    A Los Angeles judge sentenced a man to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for carrying out a “ritualistic killing” in which the victim was dismembered at a downtown Los Angeles hotel. Elizabeth White-Peterson clasped her sons’ hands and held them up, after the judge announced the sentence for Edward Garcia, who killed one of her sons. “I thought I had seen it all,” said Superior Court Judge Larry P. Fidler, before giving the sentence. “I was […]

  • A protester confronts officers at a Los Angeles police commission meeting on Aug. 11, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Protesters Rally Outside LAPD Headquarters on Anniversary of Ezell Ford’s Death

    Protesters rallied outside LAPD headquarters on the one-year anniversary of Ezell Ford’s death Tuesday. Steve Kuzj reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 11, 2015. More video;