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

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  • Children cool off on a hot summer afternoon at a water park in Alhambra on June 5, 2017. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Gusty Winds Hit SoCal; Predicted Record Heat Is on the Way

    The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch, and temperatures could reach triple digits Monday and Tuesday in Southern California after a period of gusty winds. A current low-pressure system is bringing gusty west-to-northwest winds as a storm system passes through southwest California. The storm brought a sprinkling of rain to some areas Friday morning. Winds are expected to turn northernly Friday evening, giving way to a high-pressure system that will move off-shore and produce gusty Santa Ana winds […]

  • A child is seen having fun at a Halloween trick or treat. (Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

    Simi Valley Repeals Law Barring Sex Offenders From Opening Their Doors to Trick-or-Treaters

    A controversial ordinance barring registered sex offenders listed on the Megan’s Law website from opening their doors to trick-or-treating children was rescinded by the Simi Valley City Council Monday night. The law, which was enacted in 2012, had forbid sex offenders not only from handing out candy on Halloween, but also mandated that they turn off any outdoor lighting from 5 p.m. to midnight and forbid them from decorating outside their homes. Initially, the law also required sex offenders to […]

  • Officials respond to one of two shootings in Bloomington on Oct. 15, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    2 Shot After Party in Bloomington

    Two people were shot after a party in Bloomington early Sunday, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The incident was reported about 12:45 a.m. in the 1000 block of Portola Avenue. The victims had attended a party in the area of Lynwood Street. They were walking on Larch Avenue toward Valley Boulevard when they heard two gunshots, officials said. One victim felt a “sharp pain” in his leg and he fell to the ground, while the other victim was […]

  • Officials remained at the scene of a deadly officer-involved shooting in Torrance on Oct. 14, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected DUI Driver Fatally Shot by Police in Torrance After Pursuit

    A person described as a reckless driver who was suspected of being under the influence was fatally shot by police after a pursuit in Torrance early Saturday. The incident was reported about 2:10 a.m., when Torrance police officers tried to stop a suspected DUI driver along Pacific Coast Highway and Hawthorne Boulevard, authorities said in a news release. Police attempted a PIT maneuver on the driver, but eventually opened fire in the 2900 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, according to the […]

  • The Canyon Fire 2 burns a hillside in October 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Critical Fire Weather’ Forecast as Winds Gust Into Dry SoCal

    As some the state’s deadliest wildfires in recorded history continue to burn in Northern California, the greater Los Angeles region on Friday is facing critical fire conditions that will persist into the weekend. Gusty northerly winds and low humidity in the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, have combined to produce a reg flag warning that began Thursday evening. A fire weather watch is in effect for Saturday and Sunday […]

  • Officials investigate a train derailment in Lincoln Heights on Oct. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Union Pacific Freight Train Derails Near San Antonio Winery in Lincoln Heights

    Investigators are trying to determine what caused a Union Pacific freight train to derail in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles early Friday morning. The derailment occurred near the San Antonio Winery in the 700 block of South Lamar Street shortly after 4 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey stated. Five cars derailed in the incident, including two automotive transport train cars, Humphrey stated. Aerial video from Sky5 showed two of the freight train’s cars had come […]

  • Woman in Critical Condition, 2 Others Injured in Santa Ana Car Crash; Investigators Believe Alcohol, Drugs Involved

    A 20-year-old woman was in critical condition and two others were in serious condition after collision between two cars, one of which struck a home, in Santa Ana early Sunday morning. Officials first responded to the collision on the 100 block of East Edinger Avenue between midnight and 1 a.m., the Orange County Fire Authority said. The collision sent one vehicle crashing through a fence and into the wall of a nearby home while the other vehicle stalled on nearby […]

  • Weekend Heatwave Expected to Bring Fire Danger to Southern California; Surf Advisories Also Issued

    The National Weather Service was warning Southern Californians about a weekend heatwave expected to bring temperatures up to 100 degrees in inland areas and create a fire hazard. Coastal areas were also cautioned about dangerous rip currents that could lead to an increased risk of drowning. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 7 on Oct. 7, 2017.

  • Las Vegas shooting victims Angela "Angie" Gomez (top left), Sandra Casey (top center), Bailey Schweitzer (top right), Neysa Tonks (bottom left), Sonny Melton (on right in bottom center photo) and Susan Smith (bottom right) are seen in photos provided by CNN Wire.

    Remembering Those Killed in Las Vegas Mass Shooting

    One was a nurse who died protecting his wife. Another devoted her life to teaching children with special needs. They were people from different walks of life who had gathered Sunday night to enjoy a country music festival in the glimmering heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Then the gunman struck, shooting at the outdoor crowd from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel, killing 59 people and injuring at least 500, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern […]