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

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  • A surveillance image provided to KTLA shows a gunman fighting with an employee at Modoo Donuts in Buena Park on Dec. 13, 2017.

    Employee Shot During Robbery at Buena Park Doughnut Shop; 2 Sought

    An employee was hospitalized Wednesday morning after he was shot during a robbery at a Buena Park doughnut shop. Police were called to Modoo Donuts in the 5400 block of Beach Boulevard after receiving a possible assault call about 1 a.m., Buena Park Police Department Sgt. Bret Carter said. Arriving officers found a man with a gunshot wound inside the business, Carter said. The victim, who has not been identified, is an employee of the shop, according to a coworker. […]

  • The Thomas Fire was burning in area of Summerland and Montecito, near the city of Santa Barbara, on Dec. 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Thomas Fire Still Threatening Thousands of Homes as It Burns Deeper Into Santa Barbara County; Blaze 20% Contained

    The Thomas Fire, which became the fifth largest blaze in California history on Sunday, is likely to continue to grow Monday as it burns deeper into Santa Barbara County and threatens thousands of homes. Gusty Santa Ana winds will push the fire, which has burned 231,700 acres — or 362 square miles, according to a Cal Fire update Monday morning. The fire was 20 percent contained. The extreme fire behavior will hinder control efforts Monday and have firefighters focused again on […]

  • Firefighters light backfires as they try to contain the Thomas wildfire that continues to burn in Ojai on Dec. 9, 2017. (Credit: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images)

    Thomas Fire Now the 5th Largest Blaze in California History as It Burns 359 Square Miles

    This is a developing wildfire story. Please check back for updates. The Thomas Fire became the fifth largest blaze in California history on Sunday as it scorched over 230,000 acres, or 359 square miles, prompting evacuations in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, authorities said. Containment dropped from 15 percent to 10 percent, officials announced Sunday evening. The blaze has so far destroyed 790 structures, threatening 18,000 more, Cal Fire said. More than 94,600 people have been evacuated or sheltered, and some […]

  • Old cars sit amidst a landscaped charred by the Thomas Fire in Ojai on Dec. 8, 2017. (Credit: Mario Tama / Getty Images)

    Thomas Fire Grows to 155,000 Acres, Remains 15% Contained

    This is a developing fire story. Please check back for updates. The Thomas Fire has burned 155,000 acres, or about 242 square miles, and remained 15 percent contained as it continued to burn its way up the Southern California coast for a sixth day Saturday, officials said. It remains, by far, the largest of the six massive wildfires that have charred about 175,000 acres of Southern California this week. Altogether, the large fires have destroyed some 790 structures, Cal Fire Chief Ken […]

  • The Thomas Fire burns trees on December 8, 2017 in the Los Padres National Forest. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Thomas Fire: Milder Winds Allow for Increase in Aerial Firefight; Some Evacuation Orders Lifted

    In its fifth day, the battle against the 223-square-mile Thomas Fire — which forced the evacuation of more than 87,000 people in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties — was aided by more moderate weather Friday, authorities said. The blaze first broke out late Monday in the Santa Paula area before being swept by Santa Ana winds toward the city of Ventura, and later, north toward Santa Barbara County and the coastline as well as toward the Fillmore area. On Friday, winds were […]

  • The Creek Fire was 0 percent contained on the night of Dec. 5, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    11,000-Acre Creek Fire in Foothills Above Sylmar Forces Mandatory Evacuations Affecting 110,000 People

    A brush fire burning in the foothills above Sylmar, Lake View Terrace and Sunland-Tujunga scorched 11,000 acres, burned at least 30 structures and forced more than 100,000 people to evacuate their homes Tuesday. By late afternoon, a state of emergency had been declared in both the city and county of Los Angeles, which had sent firefighters on Monday to battle the much larger Thomas Fire in Ventura County. The Los Angeles County blaze, dubbed the Creek Fire, began about 3:42 […]

  • LAPD released this photo of a suspect in a Canoga Park gas station robbery as they sought the public's help in locating him.

    ‘Penny-Pincher Bandit’ Pockets Spare Change After Stealing $800 in Cash From Canoga Park Gas Station: LAPD

    Police requested the public’s help Thursday in identifying an armed man who stole more than $800 in cash and cigarettes from a gas station in Canoga Park. The robbery occurred just before midnight Saturday, when a man walked into the store wearing a black Monster brand hoodie, said LAPD Det. Fernando Avila. The suspect took out money and pretended to buy cigarettes to distract the clerk, then pulled out a gun, Avila said. “We noticed the guy stole one thing, even before […]

  • Preventing Package Thieves Following Cyber Monday

    After more than $6 billion was spent on Cyber Monday sales, consumers are urged to take steps to prevent package theft. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 28, 2017.

  • Dense Fog Blankets Southern California Coastal Areas

    Widespread, dense fog was reported throughout Southern California early Sunday morning from Santa Barbara to San Diego, but was expected to clear by afternoon. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 7 on Nov. 26, 2017. Dense Fog Advisories have been issued for the Los Angeles and Ventura Coastal areas. Areas of dense fog with visibility 1/4 mile or less will continue overnight into Sunday morning. Possibly reaching Santa Barbara South Coast later tonight. #cawx #SoCal pic.twitter.com/MxBM8wXJw9 […]