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


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  • Nine time Grammy winning artist Herb Alpert attends the dedication ceremony for Herb Alpert's sculpture 'Freedom' on Feb. 14, 2014 in Malibu. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Herb Alpert)

    Los Angeles City College Music Majors to Get Free Tuition Thanks to $10 Million Donation

    Trumpeter Herb Alpert, known for his unique brand of Latin-tinged jazz pop, and for being a co-founder of A&M Records, a label that released key albums by artists from Cat Stevens to Janet Jackson, is now making his mark on education. The musician’s namesake foundation, co-founded with his wife, singer Lani Hall, is making a $10.1-million donation to Los Angeles City College that will provide all music majors at the school with a tuition-free education. “LACC is a gem of an […]

  • A still image from the video obtained by the Los Angeles Times that shows the violent arrest in 2014.

    Newly Released Video Shows LAPD Officer Kicking, Punching Man During 2014 Arrest in South L.A.

    The video shows a Los Angeles police officer rushing toward the middle of the South L.A. street where two officers were holding a man on the ground. Officer Richard Garcia swings his right leg and kicks the man hard near his head. Over the next 10 seconds, the video shows Garcia knee the man in the back, and elbow and punch him in the head. As the other officers stand up and move away, Garcia presses his knee into the man’s back for more than two minutes, […]

  • An Instagram image of Granada Hills shooting victim, Kid Cali, and his daughter is shown on Aug. 21, 2016.

    Up-and-Coming Rapper Kid Cali Killed, 2 Injured During Shooting at Pool Party in Granada Hills

    A Los Angeles rapper was killed and two others were injured during a shooting at a pool party in Granada Hills Saturday night, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The incident was reported about 9 p.m. Saturday in the 12400 block of Longacre Avenue officials said. Justin Lishey, known by stage name Kid Cali, was shot and taken to a hospital where he later died. Two other men who were also shot drove themselves to hospitals, according to police. Their injuries were not life-threatening, […]

  • Two men were killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a Canoga Park nightclub on Aug. 20, 2016. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    2 Dead, 2 Injured in Canoga Park Strip Club Shooting: LAPD

    Two men were killed and two others were injured in a shooting at a strip club in Canoga Park early Saturday, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. The incident may have been an attempted robbery. The shooting was reported about 4:30 a.m. at Xposed Gentlemen’s Club, 8229 Canoga Ave. The men who died are considered the suspects and were believed to have been shot by a security guard, officials said. The other man who was injured is a DJ at the club, […]

  • Marcelo Luna is seen with his 10-month-old son in a photo provided to KTLA by his girlfriend.

    Girlfriend Says Man Shot by LAPD in East Hollywood Took Bayonet Outside to ‘Feel Safe’

    A man who was allegedly armed with a “bayonet-style” weapon was shot and killed by police in East Hollywood early Friday, and his girlfriend said he had taken the weapon outside to “feel safe.” The incident was reported about 1:10 a.m. near the intersection of Sunset and Hobart boulevards, said Los Angeles Police Department Detective Meghan Aguilar. She said that a patrol unit with two officers encountered the man and he was armed with a “bayonet-style” weapon. She described it as a […]

  • A friend of Jesus Alejandro Benitez Jaimez provided this picture of the victim on Aug. 15, 2016.

    Man Shot, Killed in Apparent Road-Rage Incident in Panorama City Was Father of Two

    A man who was shot and killed in an apparent road-rage incident in Panorama City late Sunday night was a father of two. Police received a call of shots fired in the 8200 block of Willis Avenue at about 11:30 p.m., said Lt. Mike Kozak with the Los Angeles Police Department. Witnesses told police a man got out of his car and walked up to the driver’s side of another vehicle that had stopped in front of him, intending to confront […]

  • Bikes whiz along Pacific Boulevard in Huntington Park in May during the CicLAvia festival, which will be held again Sunday along Wilshire Boulevard. (Credit: Jay L. Clendenin/ Los Angeles Times)

    CicLAvia Returns Sunday: Stretch of Wilshire Boulevard to Go Car-Free

    A stretch of Wilshire Boulevard in the heart of Los Angeles will go car-free Sunday to host the 18th CicLAvia. Thousands of walkers, bikers, skateboarders — and, thanks to a new component of the event, runners — are expected to show up for the free festival along a 3.5-mile route between Koreatown and downtown. The route, which is much shorter than the 19-mile course held in Southeast L.A. in May, returns to Wilshire Boulevard for a third time since the inaugural event in the fall […]

  • A Los Angeles Rams flag is seen at a tailgate on Aug. 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rams Go Big in Their Preseason Opener at the Coliseum

    Imagine if the NFL season started with the Super Bowl. In a sense, that’s how Saturday night’s exhibition game between the Rams and Dallas Cowboys will feel, with the Coliseum filled to near capacity, ready to witness the first NFL snap in Los Angeles in 7,903 days. “It will be an event,” said ESPN color analyst Jon Gruden, who will be in the booth with new Monday Night Football play-by-play man Sean McDonough. “This will be one of those ticket […]

  • A motorhome is seen after crashing into a home in Sylmar on Aug. 11, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Motorhome Driver Found Dead After Crashing Into Sylmar Home

    A motorhome driver was pronounced dead after losing control of the vehicle and crashing through a Sylmar home late Thursday night. The crash occurred about 11:39 p.m. after the motorhome driver lost control and drove into a home in the 13000 block of Borden Avenue, according to Margaret Stewart with the Los Angeles Fire Department. The driver, who was said to be a man in his 50s, never tried to stop before crashing into the home, said Officer Harris with […]