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

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  • Three people were critically injured after a shooting at a private party in Hyde Park on Dec. 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Shooting at Private Motorcycle Club Gathering in Hyde Park Leaves 3 Critically Injured

    Police were searching for a gunman Sunday who shot and critically injured three people at a private motorcycle club gathering in South L.A.’s Hyde Park neighborhood the previous night. A man opened fire on the door leading to the gathering near West 54th Street and South Van Ness Avenue (map) around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials. The incident was believed to have occurred after an argument between the man and other event attendees. Three people […]

  • The Los Angeles Police Department was holding a gun buyback on Dec. 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    LA Gun Buyback Program Offers Up to $200 in Gift Cards for Turning in Firearms

    As part of its “anonymous gun buyback” program, Los Angeles police on Saturday were offering up to $200 in gifts cards for those who turned in their firearms. Guns can be surrendered for gift cards from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations: Mid City Los Angeles Parking lot between Wilton & Gramercy Place 2379 West Washington Blvd. Van Nuys Van Nuys Masonic Temple 14750 Sherman Way Guns can be surrendered for gift cards from 9 a.m. to […]

  • Employees from the Tommy Hilfiger West Hollywood clothing store make their way through the early morning rain after having their Christmas portrait made at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on Nov. 30, 2014. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Mandatory Evacuations Underway as Powerful Storm Moves Into SoCal Bringing Threat of Heavy Rain, High Surf, Strong Winds

    A powerful storm that battered Oregon and the San Francisco Bay area earlier in the day began moving into Southern California Thursday night. The storm was expected to bring heavy rainfall, damaging winds, towering waves, dangerous lightning and possible flash flooding. The storm threat prompted both mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders in multiple areas, where residents in burn areas spent the day stacking sandbags in hope of minimizing flood and mud damage. Forecasters predicted the “strong storm” could dump up […]

  • The entire Perez family was reported missing on Dec. 10, 2014, after they hadn't been seen or heard from in five days. (Credit: Montebello Police Department)

    Woman’s Body Found in Trunk of Missing Montebello Family’s Car; Amber Alert Issued for Kids

    The body of a woman was found Wednesday in the trunk of a car belonging to a family of six from Montebello who vanished under “suspicious circumstances.” The entire Perez family — the father, 43-year-old Daniel Perez, the mother, 39-year-old Erica Perez, and their four children — 11-year-old Jordan, 9-year-old Jaiden, 8-year-old Tristan and 6-year-old Alex — haven’t been seen since Friday, according to a news release from the Montebello Police Department. Wednesday evening, police cordoned off a neighborhood near Fourth […]

  • A fire burned at a downtown L.A. apartment building on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    7-Story Apartment Complex Gutted; Lanes Reopened on 110 After ‘Remarkable Firefight’

    A series of major fires raged for hours in downtown Los Angeles and the nearby Westlake area early Monday, destroying a huge apartment complex that was under construction, bringing more than 250 firefighters to the scene, and shutting down the 101 and 110 freeways. Glass cascaded down around firefighters as they battled the blaze and withstood intense heat radiating off surrounding buildings, Los Angeles Fire Department officials said. The dramatic fire was visible for miles and sent a scorched smell […]

  • Detectives investigated a fatal stabbing in Lomita on Dec. 6, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Arrested for Allegedly Fatally Stabbing Man in ‘Quiet’ Lomita Neighborhood

    Update: A “young” female was arrested on homicide charges after allegedly stabbing a man she knew to death, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lomita station said Saturday. Click here for more information. Original post:  Police were searching Saturday for the person who fatally stabbed a 31-year-old man, possibly during a party, in a “quiet” Lomita neighborhood, investigators said. Officials were flagged down by individuals saying a man had been stabbed around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Los Angeles County […]

  • A carpool-lane connector for the southbound 405 and 605 Freeways was scheduled to open Dec. 7, 2014. It was built as part of the West County Connectors Project. (Credit: KTLA)

    Carpool-Lane Connectors for 405, 605 and 22 Freeways in Orange County to Open

    Multiple carpool lanes being built in Orange County as part of the $297 million West County Connectors Project were scheduled begin opening Sunday, but intermittent overnight closures were still expected through February.

  • Participants in the #BlackoutHollywood protest on Dec. 6, 2014, are seen during a "die in." (Credit: Mark Mester/ KTLA)

    ‘Blackout Hollywood’ Demonstrators Stage Die-In to Protest Police Shootings

    Hundreds of people taking part in a nationwide protest against police brutality staged a die-in Saturday in the same busy Hollywood intersection where a man allegedly armed with a knife was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers the previous night. As they marched through the streets of Hollywood during the afternoon hours, demonstrators chanted “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe,” refrains heard around the nation in protest following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the […]

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    83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Set for Sunday; Major Streets to Be Closed in Area

    Thousands of people were expected to line the streets of Hollywood Sunday evening for the 83rd annual Hollywood Christmas. The parade, which begins at 5 p.m., features musical performances, celebrities and giants balloons. A number of major streets in the area would be temporarily for the festivities, according to the Hollywood Parade’s website. They are: • Hollywood Boulevard from La Brea Avenue to Orange Street from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Hawthorne Avenue, DeLongpre Avenue and Fountain Avenue from […]