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


Recent Articles
  • Rich Falstrom provided this picture of his wife, Mary Falstrom, left, after she disappeared while flying in the San Pedro area on Feb. 5, 2016.

    Man Says Wife Is Among 3 People Believed to Be Missing After Midair Crash Off L.A. Harbor

    As the Coast Guard suspended active search efforts for three people believed to be involved in an apparent midair collision off San Pedro, a man told KTLA on Saturday that he feared his wife was among those missing. Two aircraft, one of them an aerobatic stunt plane, were suspected of crashing into the water on Friday, the Coast Guard said at the time. Two men and one woman were believed to be on board the two planes from South Bay, […]

  • The planned demolition of the Sixth Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles continued on Feb. 6, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘101 Slow Jam’: Downtown L.A. Freeway Expected to Reopen Ahead of Schedule

    The demolition of the Sixth Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles, and a commensurate shutdown of a section of the 101 Freeway, was proceeding ahead of schedule Saturday morning and the roadway may reopen four hours earlier than planned, officials said. Dubbed the “101 Slow Jam,” the planned 40-hour undertaking got underway at 10 p.m. Friday when the 2.5-stretch of the freeway was closed in both directions. All lanes were initially expected to be reopened by 2 p.m. Sunday — about 90 minutes before the […]

  • San Bernardino police distributed images of two masked men who robbed a dairy, killing the owner, on Jan. 29, 2016.

    2 Arrested on Suspicion of Murder in Armed Robbery, Killing of San Bernardino Dairy Owner

    Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of the owner of a San Bernardino drive-thru dairy during an armed robbery, police said Monday. Mitesh Patel, 36, was pronounced dead after police responded to a 911 call at the Bossey Drive-In Dairy at 1611 N. E St. about 7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. Desmond Stevenson, 25, and Robert Green, 23, have been arrested. They both have criminal records and gang ties, police said at a news conference Monday. […]

  • Jonathan Tieu and Hossein Nayeri are escorted back into an O.C. jail on Jan. 31, 2016. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department)

    Video: Escaped Inmates Arrive Back in Orange County, Are Escorted Back Into Jail

    One day after they were captured in San Francisco, the two remaining escaped inmates were taken back to a Santa Ana jail on Sunday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Jonathan Tieu and Hossein Nayeri arrived back at the Orange County Central Men’s Jail around 1 a.m., nearly nine days after they escaped with a third inmate from the maximum-security facility. Hours later, the Sheriff’s Department released video of the pair being escorted back into the jail. Nayeri, […]

  • A poster displayed at a Jan. 29, 2016, news conference reflected the search for 2 missing inmates. (Credit: KTLA)

    After Escapee Surrenders, Investigators Think 2 Missing Inmates Could Be in San Jose or Fresno

    One of the three inmates who had escaped from the Orange County Men’s Central Jail was taken into custody after turning himself in on Friday, and the search for the two other missing men turned to Northern and possibly Central California. Bac Duong, 43, was back in custody one week after he and two other inmates, 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri and 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu, broke out of the facility, Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna first confirmed to KTLA. Orange County […]

  • Martha Arevalo, right, joins a coalition of immigrant-rights organizations demonstrating in the intersection of North Los Angeles and East Temple  streets in downtown L.A. on Jan. 26, 2016. (Credit: Marc Martin / Los Angeles Times)

    LAPD Arrests 8 People During Protest Against Deportation

    Los Angeles police said they arrested eight people Tuesday morning after protesters blocked downtown streets and refused to leave one intersection as part of a demonstration calling for immigration reform. The eight people were lying in the intersection of Temple and Los Angeles streets when they were taken into custody, LAPD Capt. Andy Neiman said. The demonstrators had used “sleeping dragon” devices — plastic tubes — to link their arms and delay police, Neiman said. Officers assigned to the LAPD’s […]

  • A traveller looks at the flight status board for arrivals and departures, at Dulles International Airport just outside Washington, DC, on Jan. 22. (Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

    Blizzard Is Over on East Coast, But Monday Travel Could be Daunting

    Latest developments: Millions were making their way back to work Monday after a weekend snowstorm that socked the Northeast. Here’s what you need to know: • Washington’s mayor tells residents it will be days before snow removal is over. • At least 26 people were reported dead as a result of the storm. • Pooling water from melting snow could refreeze, complicating morning commutes in Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia. • All three major New York-area airports were open, but […]

  • The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released these photos of Jonathan Tieu, left, Hossein Nayeri, middle, and Bac Duong, right, on Jan. 23, 2016.

    Manhunt Continues for 3 ‘Very Dangerous’ Inmates Who Escaped Maximum-Security O.C. Jail

    An all-out search spanning multiple counties continued on Sunday for three “very dangerous” inmates who escaped the Orange County Men’s Jail in Santa Ana two days earlier, according to Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. “We have not stopped. We have been continuously investigating this since this escape occurred,” Hutchens told reporters at a 9 a.m. news conference on Sunday. An intense manhunt has been underway since sheriff’s officials discovered that 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri, 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu and 43-year-old Bac Duong had escaped the maximum-security facility on Friday. […]

  • The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released these photos of Jonathan Tieu, left, Hossein Nayeri, middle, and Bac Duong, right, on Jan. 23, 2016.

    3 Inmates Cut Through Steel Bars, Rappel From Rooftop to Escape Santa Ana Jail: O.C. Sheriff’s Dept.

    A search continued Saturday for three men who escaped from the Orange County Central Men’s Jail by apparently cutting through steel bars and rappelling down the side of the multistory facility, authorities said. Hossein Nayeri, 37, Jonathan Tieu, 20, and Bac Duong, 43, were all discovered unaccounted for about 9 p.m. Friday, Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said at a Saturday morning news conference. A search was immediately conducted at the Central Jail complex, located at […]