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

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    Hollywood Sign Could Get More Security After New Year’s Day ‘Hollyweed’ Prank

    The iconic Hollywood sign could see added security after a prankster modified the sign on New Year’s Day to read “HOLLYWeeD.” The agency that maintains and secures the sign said Monday that it will explore boosting security to better protect the landmark and the neighbors who live near it. “The surveillance system is like a chain,” Chris Baumgart, chairman of the Hollywood Sign Trust, said Monday. “The chain is only as good as its weakest link, so as we study […]

  • LAPD Officer Heather Monroe is seen in an undated photo left at a memorial near the scene of where she died in Simi Valley on Jan. 1, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Off-Duty LAPD Officer Killed in Simi Valley Crash Identified as 30-Year-Old Woman

    An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer was killed early Sunday when a car and an Uber vehicle crashed at an intersection in Simi Valley, officials reported. LAPD Officer Heather Monroe, 30, was killed in the crash that occurred about 2:10 a.m. at the intersection of Cochran Street and Sycamore Drive, according to Watch Commander Rob Brill, of the Simi Valley Police Department. Three others suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash, officials reported. Both cars involved in the crash were carrying a […]

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    Volunteers Place Finishing Touches on 2017 Rose Parade Floats

    Finishing touches are underway for the 2017  Rose Parade in Pasadena. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 31, 2016.

  • Pedestrians walk in the rain in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Two Storms Expected to Bring Rain, Possible Thunderstorms to SoCal; Snow Could Impact Travel

    More rain is in the forecast this weekend as back-to-back storms are expected to bring rain and possible thunderstorms to the Southern California area, according to the National Weather Service. Rain was reported throughout Los Angeles County Friday morning, but the bulk of the first storm’s rain and thunderstorms are expected over Ventura County, the weather service reported. A second storm could impact travel plans as snow levels drop in elevation. Most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties will see […]

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    Preparations Underway in Pasadena for Monday’s Rose Parade

    Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 29, 2016.

  • The twin boys killed in a fire in South Los Angeles are seen in a Facebook photo that was provided by family members.

    Christmas Tree May Have Played Role in Fire That Killed Twin Boys in South L.A., Police Say

    A Christmas tree may have played a role in a fire Tuesday night that killed two young boys and left a man in critical condition in the Green Meadows neighborhood of South Los Angeles, police said. The fire broke out about 9 p.m. and quickly engulfed the home in the 800 block of East 113th Street, , according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters had to fight through security doors and window bars to get into the home, where they […]

  • British singer-songwriter George Michael arriving at Heathrow Airport, London, 23rd August 1984. (Photo by Gerrard/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

    English Pop Star George Michael’s Death at 53 Believed to Be From Heart Failure

    George Michael, who passed away on Christmas Day, is believed to have died from heart failure, his manager Michael Lippman said, according to the UK-based Press Association. Police are treating Michael’s death as “unexpected but not suspicious,” the news agency reported. Michael, who first shot to fame with the 1980s duo Wham!, died at age 53. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas […]

  • A water main break appears to have caused a large sink hole in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Dec. 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Several South L.A. Homes Without Water After Main Break; Large Hole Remains in Middle of Street

    About 20 homes in the Vermont-Slauson neighborhood of South Los Angeles were without water after a water main break Sunday morning, officials said. The 8-inch cast iron water pipe break apparently occurred about 4 a.m. near the 1200 block of West 69th Street. A huge hole was in the middle of the street and the block was caked in mud after the incident. Residents lamented how the break had disrupted their Christmas plans, with some saying they couldn’t cook their […]

  • Interstate 5 in the Grapevine area was temporarily closed Saturday, Dec. 24 due to snow. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerful Storm Causes Temporary Grapevine Closure, Holiday Traffic Delays

    A powerful storm brought record rainfall to parts of Southern California and closed Interstate 5 in the Grapevine for hours because of snow. The California Highway Patrol said the 5 was closed in both directions at Parker Road about 4:25 a.m. Around 8 a.m., officers began escorting traffic through the area, CHP Officer Peter Nicholson said. As of 9:15 a.m. Saturday, they were continuing to escort vehicles northbound starting at Parker Road and southbound at Grapevine Road. Traffic was moving […]