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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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  • A firefighting helicopter hovers close to the flames from the Sand fire as it burns out of control along Soledad Canyon Road near Acton on Sunday. (Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

    Sand Fire Scorches Through 52 Square Miles in Santa Clarita Area; Still Only 10 Percent Contained

    The Sand Fire continued to scorch through the Santa Clarita area in the Angeles National Forest and grew to more than 33,000 acres, or about 52 square miles by Sunday night, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The massive inferno has left one person dead and destroyed at least 18 homes. The Sand Fire, which had previously led to the evacuations of 1,500 residences, grew again overnight Saturday to 22,000 acres, or 34-square miles. By 10 p.m. Sunday the fire had […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal stabbing in South Los Angeles on July 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Stabbed in Chest During Fight in South L.A.

    A man was fatally stabbed during an altercation in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood of South Los Angeles late Tuesday night, police said. The fight broke out in an alley near West 105th Street and South Main Street at about 10:50 p.m., said Lt. Clint Dohmen with the Los Angeles Police Department. Investigators believe the fight involved a group of people, including the victim who was stabbed at least once in the chest, Dohmen said. The victim, who was believed to be […]

  • An investigation was underway in San Bernardino after multiple teens were injured in a shooting outside a house party. (Credit: Newspro News)

    4 Teens Shot, Injured at House Party in San Bernardino; Gunman Sought

    Four teenagers were injured after being shot at a house party in San Bernardino late Saturday night, police said. Officers were called to a large party in the 1200 block of West 25th Street after neighbors reported hearing gunshots fired shortly before midnight, according to a news release from the San Bernardino Police Department. They arrived at the home and located witnesses who told them a shooting had occurred outside in the back yard, the release stated. None of the […]

  • Donald Trump introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate on July 16, 2016. (Credit: CNN)

    Donald Trump Introduces Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as Running Mate

    Donald Trump formally unveiled Mike Pence as his running mate Saturday, candidly saying he hoped the pick would unite the fractured Republican Party, in a typically unconventional rollout event that was more about the man at the top of the ticket than his new sidekick. The presumptive Republican nominee introduced the Indiana governor at a Manhattan hotel two days before the start of the Republican National Convention. It was a spectacle that underscored the odd couple nature of the GOP […]

  • First responders comfort a 1-year-old boy who was in an SUV when his mother was shot in Compton on July 9, 2016. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    Mother Shot Multiple Times in Vehicle in Front of Young Son in Compton Expected to Survive: LASD

    A mother in a vehicle was shot multiple times in Compton Saturday night while her young son sat in the back seat, spurring a search for the shooter or shooters, authorities said. The incident occurred in the 1000 block of Grandee Avenue about 10:15 p.m., said Lt. Lucio of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Compton Station. It was unclear whether the SUV was moving or stopped when the gunfire erupted. After being struck twice, she drove to the intersection of […]

  • Micah Johnson is seen in a photo from Facebook.

    Micah Johnson Accused of Sexual Harassment While on Tour of Duty in Afghanistan, Attorney Says

    Dallas detectives on Saturday were still piecing together a picture of Micah Xavier Johnson and whether he acted alone in his ambush of police or had allies in preparing for the shooting that took five lives. Authorities have said they believe Johnson was the sole gunman during the Thursday Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas. What is unclear is whether the 25-year-old army veteran, whom some people described as a loner, had conspired with others or how long he had […]

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    Mega Millions Jackpot Swells to $454 Million

    The Mega Millions lottery jackpot continued to grow over the weekend, reaching a staggering $454 million for Tuesday night’s drawing — the third largest in the game’s history. “It’s like the little engine that could. It just keeps chugging along,” said California State Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso. The game’s prize has rolled over 34 times since the last winner on March 8. It’s the seventh largest jackpot for any U.S. lottery game, Traverso said. Though the jackpot may not be […]

  • In this image provided by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, the planet Jupiter is pictured July 23, 2009 in Space. (Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images)

    Juno Spacecraft Has Successfully Started Orbiting Jupiter, NASA Confirms

    NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. “Welcome to Jupiter!” flashed on screens at mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. The Juno team cheered and hugged. “This is phenomenal,” said Geoff Yoder, acting administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. The probe had to conduct a tricky maneuver to slow down enough to […]

  • Fireworks explode over the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as tens of thousands of people look on from the Grand Park Fourth of July celebration in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, July 4, 2014. (Credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

    Fourth of July Fireworks 2016: Where to Watch in L.A., Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

    With the Fourth of July coming up on Monday, fire officials are encouraging people to celebrate the holiday by going to any of the many scheduled public fireworks displays around Southern California. Below is a list of some fireworks shows scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties this weekend and on Monday. Los Angeles County Information provided by the Los Angeles Fire Department and L.A. County Fire Department Saturday, July 2 Hawaiian Gardens: Pharis Fedde Middle […]