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


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  • A Los Angeles County Fire Department vehicle is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters on Alert Amid High Heat, Drought Conditions

    Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert Thursday amid triple-digit temperatures and ongoing drought conditions. The summer-like weather was expected to continue through the weekend, with the hottest days likely to be on Friday and Saturday. Widespread triple digit heat was forecast inland with some coastal areas even soaring well into the 90s, according to the National Weather Service. People were urged to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours if possible. Dry conditions and offshore breezes were expected to […]

  • Family members provided these photos of Jerrod Taylor, left, and Dominique Barnett, who were said to be friends. Barnett allegedly committed suicide on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, after accidentally shooting and killing Taylor.

    Man Allegedly Commits Suicide After Friend Is Shot, Killed in Willowbrook

    Two friends died Sunday when one allegedly turned a gun on himself after accidentally shooting another man in Willowbrook, according to authorities. Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of multiple gunshot victims in the 400 block of East 138th East Street (map) around 1 a.m., according to a L.A. County Sheriff’s Department news release. A group of about 10 people were in front of a home when one man exhibited a gun for unknown reasons, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Eddie Hernandez […]

  • A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Pacoima. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Identified After Being Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver While in Wheelchair

    Police continued to search Saturday for a hit-and-run driver who killed a 40-year-old man near his Pacoima home. Manuel Dejesus Segovia Gonzalez was struck around 8:10 p.m. by a vehicle traveling east on Terra Bella Street, just east of Cayuga Avenue (map), the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division said in a news release. Gonzalez was dragged 150 feet before the driver took off, police at the scene said. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a […]

  • Sergio Gutierrez, 50, was fatally stabbed at his home in Pico Rivera on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, authorities said. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Man Fatally Stabbed at Pico Rivera Home; Son Is Considered Person of Interest

    Authorities Saturday asked for the public’s help in finding a teenage boy wanted for questioning in connection with the fatal early morning stabbing of his father at the family’s home in Pico Rivera. Sergio Anthony Gutierrez, 17, is considered a person of interest in the case, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. No further description of the teen was immediately available. Gutierrez was believed to be driving a silver 2000 Infiniti with California license plate 4MAB667. […]

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    Antelope Valley Hit and Run: Woman Struck, Killed While Walking on Highway 138, CHP Says

    A 46-year-old Littlerock woman was walking on a highway near Palmdale early Saturday morning when she was struck and killed by a hit and run driver, authorities said. Gloria Carrington was headed west in the middle of a lane on State Route 138, just west of 75th Street East, in Littlerock (map) when the collision occurred, according to the California Highway Patrol. Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced her dead at the scene. A description of the […]

  • 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 […]