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

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  • Neighborhood businesses were hoping for a boost in business on Small Business Saturday. (Credit: KTLA)

    After Black Friday, Neighborhood Stores Hope For Boost on Small Business Saturday

    As Black Friday came to a close, owners of smaller neighborhood stores were hoping to get a retail boost on Small Business Saturday. Erin Myers reports from Santa Monica for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 29, 2014.

  • The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory on Nov. 23, 2014. (Credit: Casper News)

    Fire Weather Watch Issued for Los Angeles, Ventura Counties Due to High Winds, Low Humidity

    A fire weather watch was issued by the National Weather Service Sunday for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties due to high winds and low humidity. The advisory was expected to last Sunday evening through Tuesday and warned of sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Motorists in high profile vehicles were also advised to drive cautiously. More Video:

  • LAPD Chief Charlie Beck discusses the Ezell Ford shooting at a news conference on Nov. 13, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Officials, Church Leaders Prepare for Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    Los Angeles Police Department officials as well as civil rights groups and churches were preparing Saturday for a Ferguson grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson would be indicted in the death of Michael Brown. An official date for the decision had not been announced, but prosecutors were expected to provide Ferguson, Missouri, law enforcement with 48 hours notice before making the public announcement, CNN reported. In preparation of the announcement, which was expected to draw protests, LAPD officials […]

  • A tree fell on a car in Canoga Park on Nov. 16, 2014, as high winds caused a Red Flag Warning in much of L.A. and Ventura Counties. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Ana Winds Bring Increased Fire Danger to Southern California; Red Flag Warning in Effect

    Strong Santa Ana winds are expected to bring heightened fire danger in the mountains around Los Angeles early next week. The National Weather Service issued a red flag fire warning for Sunday through Monday evening, noting that “strong north and northeast winds combined with warming temperatures and lowering humidity will bring critical fire weather conditions to portions of southwestern California.” Winds could reach 60 miles per hour in the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties on Sunday, the weather […]

  • The family told shelter officials that they didn't know what happened to Rocky's foot, but that they thought he might have "eaten it". (Credit: KTLA)

    German Shepherd Puppy Apparently Chews Off Own Foot to Escape Being Chained

    Authorities were investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a German Shepherd puppy that had apparently chewed off his own hind foot after being chained. When “Rocky” was surrendered to the OC Care Animal Shelter by his owners last weekend he was missing a paw, officials said. The owners told shelter officials that they didn’t know what happened to Rocky’s foot, but that they thought he might have “eaten it”. Officials said it appeared that a chain had been wrapped […]

  • A makeshift memorial was created near the scene where Francisco Garcia was shot and killed in Sylmar. (Credit: Memorial photo by Steve Kuzj/KTLA; Garcia photo via Facebook)

    Vigil Held for Army Veteran Fatally Shot in Sylmar After Returning From Afghanistan

    Police were searching for a gunman Sunday after a dispute ended with an Army veteran being shot and killed at a homecoming party thrown for the young man at his girlfriend’s Sylmar home, according to police officials. The incident occurred two days before Veterans Day. The man was identified by police as 22-year-old Francisco Garcia. The coroner’s officer later stated he was 21. Friends of Garcia’s said he had returned home from Afghanistan about two weeks ago, and Garcia had stated on Facebook last […]

  • A funeral service was held for 13-year-old Andrea Gonzalez at Holy Family Cathedral in Orange on Nov. 8, 2014.  (Credit: KTLA)

    Mourners Gather at Orange County Churches for Funerals Honoring 3 Teen Girls Killed on Halloween

    Mourners gathered Saturday at two funeral services for three 13-year-old girls, two of whom were twin sisters, who were killed by a hit-and-run driver while trick-or-treating on Halloween in Santa Ana. Sisters Lexi Perez Huerta and Lexandra Perez Huerta and their friend Andrea Gonzalez were walking in a crosswalk on Fairhaven Avenue (map) when an SUV plowed into the girls, throwing them more than 100 feet. All three died at the scene, authorities said. Since the crash, a memorial at the scene including […]

  • Balloons and flowers marked the spot where three teens were killed in a Halloween hit-and-run crash in Santa Ana. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Sought in Santa Ana Hit-and-Run That Killed 3 Teenage Girls

    The search continued Sunday for a male driver and passenger who fled the scene of a Santa Ana hit-and-run that killed three teenage girls who were trick-or-treating on Halloween. Members of the Decentes Car Club OC told KTLA they also planned to donate proceeds from a Nov. 7 event to the girls’ families. An event flier stated it would include music, raffles and a hot dog eating contest. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.

  • Facebook and friends provided these pictures of Andrea Gonzalez (right) and twins Lexi Perez Huerta and Lexandra Perez Huerta were killed by a hit-and-run driver while trick-or-treating in Santa Ana on Oct. 31, 2014.

    3 Girls Killed in Hit-and-Run While Trick-or-Treating in Santa Ana ID’d; 2 Were Twin Sisters

    UPDATE: Multiple people have been arrested in connection to a hit-and-run that killed three 13-year-old girls who were trick-or-treating Halloween night, the Santa Ana Police Department stated in a news release Sunday. Click here to read KTLA’s updated story. ORIGINAL POST: As a search continued Saturday for two men wanted in connection to a hit-and-run that killed three 13-year-old girls who were trick-or-treating in Santa Ana Halloween night, the coroner’s office identified the victims – two of whom were twin sisters. The […]