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

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  • The deadline for Covered California enrollment in 2015 was Feb. 15.

    Covered California Makes Final Push for Obamacare Sign-Ups

    Short of its enrollment goal ahead of a Sunday deadline, California’s Obamacare exchange made a final push for sign-ups at Los Angeles area clinics, churches and shopping malls. Covered California officials said enrollment was up sharply heading into the weekend, with 25,645 people picking a health plan Friday. That pushed total enrollment to 1.36 million. The state is trying to reach 1.7 million in the second year of the health law rollout. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, urged […]

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    Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    People looking for last-minute gifts for Valentine`s Day flocked to the Los Angeles Flower District in downtown Saturday. Erin Myers reports from Downtown L.A. for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 14, 2015.

  • Firefighters are seen on the roof of a house in Garden Grove, where a 3-alarm blaze broke out on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    3 Families Displaced After House Fire Breaks Out in Garden Grove

    Firefighters early Friday morning extinguished a residential fire in Garden Grove that displaced three families, officials said. The blaze was reported about 10:04 p.m. Thursday in the 14400 block of Flower Street (map), said Capt. Jim Gabbard of the Garden Grove Fire Department. Firefighters arrived to find flames burning between two homes before the fire spread to a third residence, Gabbard said. All three houses were later deemed uninhabitable. The firefight was hindered by “pack-rat” conditions in the garage of […]

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    3 Winning Tickets Sold in $564 Million Powerball Jackpot; 3 Tickets in California Matched Five Numbers

    The odds of winning Powerball are very long. But that doesn’t mean that nobody wins. Three tickets purchased in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico hit the jackpot Wednesday matching all five numbers and the Powerball number, according to the official Powerball website. These winning tickets matched the numbers 11-13-25-39-54, and the Powerball number 19. While no ticket purchased in California hit the jackpot, three tickets sold in the state did match five numbers, according to California Lottery Spokesperson Alex […]

  • A man was shot multiple times and killed in Hollywood on Feb. 7, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    San Fernando Valley Gang Member Arrested for Allegedly Shooting, Killing Man in Hollywood: LAPD

    A 23-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Sunday after allegedly shooting and killing a man in a busy Hollywood intersection, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials. The victim was shot twice – once in the head and torso – after an altercation near North Las Palmas Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard (map) around 11:40 p.m., LAPD Sgt. Tyler said. Bike officers heard about five gunshots and located the victim lying facedown in the street, Lt. John Radtke said. “Additional officers […]

  • Grim Sleeper suspect Lonnie David Franklin Jr. appears in Los Angeles County Superior Court. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    Grim Sleeper Serial Killings: Families Push for Trial to Begin

    Relatives of women slain by the alleged Grim Sleeper serial killer want the case to go to trial — soon. They are expected to urge a Los Angeles County judge Friday to get the trial underway. The families will cite Marsy’s Law, a victims bill of rights approved by California voters in 2008 that entitles crime victims and their families to a speedy trial, the Associated Press reports. The family will ask the judge to bring Lonnie Franklin Jr., 62, […]

  • Cristian Velasquez, left, and Manuel Barbarin, right, are suspected of killing 14-year-old Lareanz Simmons in February 2012. Their booking photos were released by Riverside police on Feb. 5, 2015.

    2 ‘Known Gang Members’ Arrested in 2012 Shooting Death of 14-Year-Old Junior ROTC Member

    Two men police described as gang members were charged in the seemingly random shooting death of a 15-year-old who was killed in Riverside three years ago, authorities said Thursday. Lareanz Simmons was described as popular, caring student at Riverside Poly High School who had no gang affiliation. On Feb. 23, 2012, he was walking home from a friend’s house when a man got out of car and shot him, firing five to six rounds, according to police. The junior ROTC member […]

  • A still from a surveillance video released by Covina police shows a man armed with a knife chasing after a stabbing victim on Jan. 31, 2015.

    Video Shows Attacker Chasing After Victim in Allegedly Racially Motivated Covina Stabbings

    A portion of one of two stabbings that Covina police said were racially motivated was shown in surveillance video released Monday. Both stabbings occurred about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at a shopping center in the 100 block of North Azusa Avenue, where a Latino man stabbed two black men who were not associated with one another, according to police. A 19-year-old La Puente man, Louis Vasquez, described by police as an “admitted gang member,” was taken into custody in the stabbings. Vasquez […]

  • A memorial was growing  Jan. 30, 2015, at the site where Lexi and Eli Garcia died in a high-speed crash in Wilmington. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teen Siblings Killed in Wilmington Crash Mourned; DMV Says Neither Had a Driver’s License

    As police continued to investigate a high-speed crash that killed two high-school student siblings on Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington, authorities confirmed the victims’ identities on Friday, and the DMV said neither had a driver’s license. Elexis Garcia, 18, and her younger brother Elias Garcia, 16, were declared dead at the scene of a collision that occurred at PCH and Island Avenue about 3:15 p.m. Thursday, shortly after classes let out let out. The siblings, who went by Lexi and Eli, were […]