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


Recent Articles
  • Lightning strikes in the Temescal Valley area, southeast of Corona, on Sept. 16, 2014. (Credit: Will Wilkens)

    Flash Flood Watch Canceled for IE; Cleanup Continues From Storm

    As areas of the Inland Empire cleaned up from a strong thunderstorm that brought flooding and damaging high winds on Tuesday, that region and other areas of Southern California braced Wednesday for additional thunderstorms and possible flash floods that proved not to materialize. Tuesday’s storm uprooted trees and flooded streets in some areas, notably Lake Elsinore and neighboring Wildomar, where the high school was inundated. Some areas lost power during the storm, which came amid a punishing five-day heat wave […]

  • The Silverado Fire was initially estimated to have burned 1,600 acres. On Sept. 16, 2014, it was 91 percent contained and estimated to be 968 acres. (Credit: KTLA)

    Size of Silverado Fire Revised Downward to 968 Acres; Blaze Is 50 Percent Contained: Officials

    The size of the Silverado Fire, which was 50 percent contained Sunday night after burning for more than two days, has been revised downward to 968 acres, officials said. Authorities had earlier reported the burned area was 1,600 acres. Six firefighters were injured while battling the blaze, which prompted mandatory evacuations that have since been lifted. The fire was located in the mountains of Cleveland National Forest south of Corona, and broke out Friday morning. Officials determined the blaze began in […]

  • An excessive heat warning was in effect in L.A. and Ventura Counties on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Excessive Heat Warning Predicts Possible Record-Breaking Temperatures

    Possible record-breaking temperatures were expected in L.A. and Ventura Counties over the weekend, with the heat reaching triple digits in some areas. An excessive heat warning was in effect Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., predicting possible life-threatening temperatures, the National Weather Service stated. An excessive heat watch was then scheduled to take effect until Tuesday evening,  warning people that high temperatures were expected but exact times were unknown. Temperatures were expected to reach over 100 degrees in some areas during the day, […]

  • An armed man was taken into custody after a standoff that lasted over nine-hour in Calabasas beginning Sept. 5, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man in Custody After Nine-Hour Armed Standoff in Calabasas

    A man was in custody Saturday morning after allegedly brandishing a gun during an argument with a co-worker then barricading himself in a Calabasas recording studio for over nine-hours, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The man entered his workplace, located next to a large shopping center, around 7:20 p.m. in the 22300 block of Mulholland Highway (map), and told everyone to “get the hell out” after the argument began, according to LASD officials. After the armed man threatened his colleague, the […]

  • 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, […]