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


Recent Articles
  • A tall pine tree erupts into flames as hotshot crews from Mill Creek keep the Lake fire from crossing a meadow into the Heart Bar Training Facility. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

    Lake Fire Grows to 16,000 Acres in San Bernardino National Forest, Is 15% Contained

    Fueled by drought-ravaged timber and grass, a wildfire has grown to 16,000 acres in an area south of Big Bear in the San Bernardino National Forest, officials said Saturday. The Lake Fire was 15 percent contained after scorching 25 square miles in the Barton Flats area and the northeastern San Gorgonio Wilderness, according to the multiagency website InciWeb. “The fire’s currently burning in an easterly direction along the Highway 38 corridor,” Justin Correll, spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said in a morning interview. […]

  • Store surveillance video shows an armed robber wanted in a string of South L.A. hold-ups.

    Alleged Serial Robber Arrested Following 3-Day Crime Spree in Which 2 Clerks Were Shot

    A suspected serial robber was in custody Thursday after allegedly shooting two clerks during a three-day crime spree in which three South Los Angeles businesses were hit. The robberies began Monday when a man described as “brazen and dangerous” by police entered a gas station and in the 3200 block of West 54th Street (map) and pulled out a gun, a clerk at the station said. Surveillance video shows a man wearing dark-colored clothes following the clerk through a security door to get […]

  • Tavin Price is seen in a photo displayed at a June 1, 2015, memorial in honor of the slain teen.

    Mother of Boy Fatally Shot Over Shoes in South L.A. Calls for Reward in Search for Killers

    The mother of Tavin Price, who was fatally shot in front of her because he was wearing red shoes, asked officials to offer a reward in the search for his killers Tuesday. Erin Myers reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 16, 2015.

  • Sick people on a Fiji Airways plane prompted an emergency response at LAX on June 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    12 Sick Passengers Who Stayed at Same Hotel Treated on Fiji Airways Flight at LAX

    Twelve airline passengers who had stayed at the same hotel were sickened with diarrhea and vomiting aboard a Fiji Airways flight that landed at LAX on Monday afternoon, authorities said. Paramedics responded to the safe landing of Fiji Airways Flight 810, and the 261 passengers and 11 crew members were held on board while medical personnel cleared the flight, according to Nancy Castles, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles International Airport. The flight departed Nadi International Airport in Fiji and arrived at LAX at 1:37 […]

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    L.A. Pride Parade Set for Sunday in West Hollywood; Road Closures in Effect

    Thousands are expected to flock to West Hollywood Sunday for the L.A. Pride parade, an annual celebration of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community in Southern California. The event, a colorful combination of revelry and political action, will begin at 11 a.m. and run until about 3 p.m., said Mike Stommel, spokesman for Christopher Street West, a nonprofit group organizing the event. As in past years, celebrities and community leaders will be on hand for the festivities, but this […]

  • A hit-in-run in Echo Park on June 12, 2015, initially left a 15-year-old boy in critical condition. He was later declared brain-dead. (Credit: KTLA)

    Alleged Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested After Critically Injuring Teenage Skateboarder in Echo Park

    Police arrested an individual in connection to a hit-and-run in Echo Park Saturday morning that left two teen skateboarders injured, one critically. The teens, ages 13 and 15, were crossing Alvarado Street at Montrose Street, just south of Sunset Boulevard, at about 10 p.m. Friday when they were struck, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. One of the boys may have grabbed the other to pull him out of the vehicle’s way before they were […]

  • A 7-year-old boy was shot and killed in Adelanto on Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Father Arrested in Accidental Shooting Death of Son, 7, in Adelanto: Sheriff’s Dept.

    The father of a 7-year-old Adelanto boy that investigators say was accidentally shot to death was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter. Julio Cervantes Sr., 40, was taken into custody about 3:30 a.m. following an overnight investigation into Thursday’s fatal shooting of his son Daniel Cervantes, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release. The shooting was reported just before 5 p.m. when a resident at a home in the 18000 block of Bellflower Street (map) called 911 to report […]

  • A KTLA 5 graphic on June 10, 2015, shows the new proposed size for carry-on bags.

    Trade Group Aims to Shrink Size of Carry-On Bags Allowed in Airplanes

    The International Air Transport Association recently proposed shrinking the size of carry-on bags allowed in airplanes. Erin Myers reports from Burbank for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

  • A witness captured cellphone video of a road-rage incident involving two men on a street in Hollywood on Monday, June 8, 2015.

    Video Shows Violent Road-Rage Incident Involving 2 Men in Hollywood

    A witness captured cellphone video of a violent road-rage incident involving two men on a street in Hollywood on Monday morning. The incident began about 9:25 a.m. on Highland Avenue, just south of Hollywood Boulevard (map), according to the driver who recorded the video. He declined to be identified by name. The witness said he was traveling southbound on Highland when two other drivers in Toyotas — a Corolla and Avalon in adjacent lanes— stopped in front of him. It was unclear if […]