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

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  • The crowd reacts as Sublime with Rome plays on the Dylan stage during the Made in America festival on Saturday. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Made in America Tests Grand Park, With Mixed Reviews From Fans

    “Sing so loud Jay Z can hear it,” Chance the Rapper hollered Sunday from one of two stages in front of Los Angeles City Hall. It was a reference to the hip-hop mogul and mastermind behind the two-day Budweiser Made in America festival, where established chart-toppers such as rock band Weezer, local rap heavyweight Kendrick Lamar and pop-star-of-the-moment Iggy Azalea performed before Kanye West hit the stage Sunday night to close the event. The festival was the first major close-up […]

  • With Los Angeles City Hall in the background, crews work to set up equipment on a stage for this weekend's Made In America concert. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Residents Express Frustration As ‘Made in America’ Music Fest Hits Downtown L.A., Impacts Traffic

    Tens of thousands of people were expected to descend on downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Park on Saturday for the inaugural Budweiser Made in America music festival, prompting some local residents to express concerns and frustrations about the event’s impact on the area. Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, John Mayor, Iggy Azalea, Afrojack and Kendrick Lamar were among those scheduled to perform at the festival, which was backed by Jay Z. With an expected crowd of 50,000, the event could be the […]

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    SoCal Beachgoers Warned of High Surf, Dangerous Rip Currents This Weekend

    High surf and “strong” rip currents were expected to continue along the Southern California coast on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. The large swells were due to a tropical storm that was about 850 miles south-southwest of Los Angeles, the weather service reported. Waves of up 5 to 7 feet, with maximum breakers of 9 feet, were expected to hit south-facing beaches through early Sunday afternoon, according to forecasters. The advisory was scheduled to expire at 5 p.m. […]

  • Lifeguards are seen at Salt Creek Beach, where a swimmer went missing on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department)

    Swimmer Goes Missing Off OC’s Salt Creek Beach Amid High Surf Advisory, Prompting Large Search

    Crews on Saturday were searching by air and sea for the body of a 60-year-old man who was last seen in the waters off of Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, authorities said. The search began after lifeguards received a report about 11:33 a.m. that the man had gone missing, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. “It just escalated really quickly,” according to witness Dominic Gibson, who said he was in the water when the rescue attempt began. “They […]

  • Three people were injured during a shooting on the 60 Freeway in Jurupa Valley on Aug. 16, 2014. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    1 Dead, 2 Injured After Shooting on 60 Freeway in Jurupa Valley

    A gunman was being sought Sunday after a shooting on the 60 Freeway in Jurupa Valley that left one person dead and two others injured. California Highway Patrol and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials responded around 11 p.m. Saturday to reports of gunfire on the freeway near the Valley Way off-ramp , an official said. Three victims and a white sedan with shooting damage to the windows was found upon arrival. Both sides of the freeway were closed. The eastbound side was quickly reopened, […]

  • A hit-and-run driver was detained after striking a man near the Arena Night Club in Hollywood on Aug. 16, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man in Stable Condition After Being Struck by 2 Vehicles in Hollywood; Hit-and-Run Driver Detained

    A hit-and-run driver was detained when a second driver chased him down after both vehicles struck a man, critically injuring him, in Hollywood Saturday morning. A man in his 40s was struck by a Mini Cooper and Jaguar while he was crossing Santa Monica Boulevard near the Arena Night Club (map) around 2:30 a.m., according to police. The driver of the Mini Cooper fled the scene and the Jaguar driver followed him, allegedly convincing him to pull over near Seward Street. […]

  • A SigAlert was issued after a deadly crash on the 60 Freeway near Fairway Drive on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Chain Reaction’ Causes Multivehicle Crash on 60 Freeway; 1 Dead

    One person died after a “chain-reaction” caused a four-vehicle crash and SigAlert on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar Sunday morning. Responding officers began arriving to the scene on the eastbound 60 Freeway between Fairway Drive and Brea Canyon Road around 4:30 a.m. The chain reaction began after two vehicles crashed and became disabled in the carpool and adjacent lane, leaving a white SUV vehicle facing the wrong way, California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Reyes said. A third vehicle then crashed head-on into the SUV, causing it […]

  • Justin Romo, a 19-year-old from El Monte, was killed on Aug. 9, 2014, during a hit-and-run crash in Azusa. (Credit: El Monte PD)

    El Monte Teen ID’d as Victim of Wrong-Way Crash on 210 Freeway; Alleged DUI Driver Arrested

    A 19-year-old who was killed by an alleged DUI driver in a hit-and-run crash on the 210 Freeway in Azusa on Saturday was remembered by grieving family members as a kind, thoughtful and hard working man. El Monte resident Justin Romo died after a wrong-way driver collided with his car on the roadway shortly after 3 a.m., according to the El Monte Police Department and CHP Officer Tony Polizzi. The crash forced the closure of the freeway for several hours while […]

  • The Vans US Open of Surfing began July 26, 2014, and introduced new restrictions since the previous years as a safety precaution. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vans US Open of Surfing Sees Slew of New Precautionary Safety Measures After 2013 Riots

    Nine days of athletic competitions and new regulations at the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach kicked off Saturday. Violence and rioting broke out at the annual surfing and skating event last year, leading to as many as 20 arrests. Officers were injured as they attempted to stop crowds from throwing bottles, looting stores and fighting. In an effort to prevent similar instances of misconduct, the event planned to curb its party-like atmosphere by not serving alcohol, hosting family-friendly movies […]