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

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  • Porter Ranch residents are seen protesting after they say the strong odor of gas hit the area following a leak. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents Boycott Porter Ranch School Amid Health Concerns Over Ongoing Gas Leak

    Several parents in Porter Ranch held their children out of school Monday amid growing health concerns caused by an ongoing gas leak. Erin Myers reports from Porter Ranch for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Nov. 30, 2015.

  • PERMISSION? The Hollywood Christmas Parade is pictured.

    Preparations Underway, Road Closures in Effect for 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

    Thousands of people are expected to turn out Sunday evening for the 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, which this year will feature the magic-comedy team Penn & Teller as grand marshals. The parade kicks off at 5 p.m. at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive, near the TCL Chinese Theatre. The parade will head east to Vine Street, then south, and back west along Sunset Boulevard to Orange. The parade will feature a number of floats, marching bands, […]

  • Vehicle fires in Panorama City on Nov. 27, 2015, was suspected of being arson. (Credit: OnScene)

    Arson Suspected in Panorama City-Area Vehicle Fires; Person Sought

    A person suspected of starting several vehicle fires in the Panorama City area was being sought Friday. Officials responded to reports of two vehicle fires, one in the 9100 block of Cedros Avenue and another a couple blocks away near Nordhoff Street and Van Nuys Boulevard, around 12:30 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol incident logs. Police responded to several vehicles fires throughout the night, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Chase said. It was not immediately known how many fires […]

  • A moment before fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald in October 2014 is shown in a still from video released by police on Nov. 24, 2015.

    Protests Erupt After Video Released in Chicago Police Officer’s 2014 Shooting of Teen Laquan McDonald

    Protesters took to the streets of Chicago late Tuesday after police released a graphic dash-cam video showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. McDonald was killed in October 2014. The city’s mayor has called for peace. “I believe this is a moment that can build bridges of understanding rather than become a barrier of misunderstanding. I understand that the people will be upset and will want to protest when they see this video,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. “We as a […]

  • LAPD's Topanga Division demonstrated holiday shopping safety -- and vehicle break-ins -- in Canoga Park on Nov. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Chief on Shopping Season Security: ‘Everybody’s Job Is Public Safety’

    In advance of the holiday shopping season, authorities were advising the public on how to remain safe. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck asked all shoppers to be vigilant. Erin Myers reports from Canoga Park for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 24, 2015.

  • A file photo shows flags blowing on a windy day. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gusty Winds, Low Humidity Prompt ‘Extreme Fire Danger’ Warnings Across SoCal

    Gusty Santa Ana winds paired with low humidity and drought conditions across Southern California prompted the National Weather Service to warn of extreme fire danger in the region through the weekend. The weather service warned of dangerous conditions on Friday, and red flag warnings were issued for Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties. The warning was expected to last until 6 p.m. Sunday. “A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, […]

  • A bloodhound that was trained to track lost pets is pictured in West Hills on Nov. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    West Hills Family Enlists Bloodhound to Help Find Missing Dog

    Glory, a bloodhound who has been trained to track lost pets, was enlisted Sunday by a West Hills family to help find their missing dog. Erin Myers reports from West Hills for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.

  • Nikki Valdez is seen in a photo released by Notre Dame High School on Nov. 17, 2015.

    Notre Dame High School Freshman Dies After Collapsing During Basketball Practice

    A female student at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks has died after collapsing during basketball practice on Monday, according to school officials. Nikki Valdez, a freshman, was at the team’s practice in the afternoon when she suddenly collapsed, the school’s president, Brett Lowart, said in a statement. The team was doing a “track run” when Valdez fell to the ground, a teammate said. “We were at practice … I was just walking and she collapsed and that’s all I […]

  • Fellow Cal State Long Beach students were among those who gathered for a vigil honoring Nohemi Gonzalez on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Nohemi Gonzalez Vigil: Hundreds Gather to Honor Cal State Long Beach Student Slain in Paris Attacks

    Hundreds gathered Sunday afternoon at Cal State Long Beach for a vigil honoring the memory of a student who died while studying abroad in Paris. Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was one of 129 people who died Friday after the city came under attack. Gonzalez was an “exceptional young woman who worked hard and contributed greatly to our community,” Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said Sunday before the vigil. It was Gonzalez’s dream to visit the City of Light, and she was attending a […]