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


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  • The Pine Fire burning near Wrightwood broke out on July 17, 2015, growing to 125 acres overnight. (Credit: CasperNews)

    Pines Fire Grows to 200 Acres; Evacuations at Multiple Campgrounds Remain in Place

    Evacuations remained in place at multiple campgrounds near Wrightwood and Big Pines Saturday as firefighters achieved 35 percent containment on the 200-acre Pines Fire. The Pines Fire was first reported around 9:40 p.m. Friday along the Angeles Crest Highway north of Wrightwood and near Big Pines, according to Inciweb, a multi-agency federal wildfire website. Authorities initially referred to the blaze as the Pine Fire. Officials reported having 10 percent containment Saturday morning. The blaze grew from 125 to 200 acres by the evening and containment was […]

  • Cellphone video captured the moment when the man was fatally shot by authorities on July 16, 2015.

    Cellphone Video Shows Fatal Police Shooting in Moreno Valley; Witness Describes Confrontation

    Cellphone video provided to KTLA on Thursday showed the final moments of a deadly confrontation between Moreno Valley police and a man accused of attacking an officer hours earlier. The incident began about 3 a.m. Thursday when officers with the Moreno Valley Police Department responded to a call from a parent reporting a mentally ill man assaulting a family member in the 25000 block of Fir Avenue, said Deputy Michael Vasquez, a spokesman for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. As officers attempted […]

  • A still from video obtained via a lawsuit by the Los Angeles Times and other news outlets shows the fatal 2013 Gardena police shooting of Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino, 34, that resulted in a $4.7 million settlement.

    After Judge’s Order, Gardena Releases Dramatic Videos Showing Fatal 2013 Police Shooting

    Videos that the city of Gardena fought to keep secret show police officers fatally shooting a man who appeared confused at their orders and did not appear to pose an immediate threat. Police wounded a second man. A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the release of the videos, saying the public had an interest in seeing the recordings after the city settled a lawsuit over the shooting for $4.7 million. The dash cam videos show two perspectives of the incident. […]

  • Dawn VadBunker hadn't been seen or heard from since July 4, 2015, her family said. She was found in Oregon July 15, 2015.

    Mother of 2 Vanishes on Way to Work in Santa Monica, Family Says

    [Update posted at 6:46 a.m. PT on July 15, 2015] A day after an Oxnard family expressed concern for a mother of two who had not been heard from in more than a week, the woman was located in Oregon and “expressed deep regret for all the worry she caused,” police said. [Original story, updated at 11:23 p.m. on July 14, 2015] An Oxnard family was on Tuesday desperately trying to locate their adult daughter, who vanished on the way to […]

  • An intersection in Hollywood is pictured. (Credit: KTLA)

    High-Density Areas Including Downtown L.A., Hollywood Have Most Dangerous Intersections in the County: Report

    It’s evening rush hour near MacArthur Park, and the streets teem with activity. Crowds pack the crosswalks, weaving around cars that nose through to make right turns. Men pull food carts and women push strollers toward the Metro Rail station, accompanied by the strains of pop music from cars and businesses. This is the kind of dense, transit-oriented neighborhood that Los Angeles officials say the car-clogged city needs to replicate. But Westlake’s bustling character also makes it one of the […]

  • Shark Week at the Aquarium of the Pacific

    Erin Myers reports from Long Beach for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 12, 2015.

  • A young girl is prepped for surgery on July 11, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Non-Profit Provides Free Surgeries for Kids at L.A. Hospital on Saturday

    The non-profit organization “Mending Kids” is providing free surgeries for children on Saturday. Surgeons and staff will be donating their time and service to carry out the procedures. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 11, 2015.

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    Gas Prices Expected to Spike in Southern California Next Week

    Motorists in Southern California should be prepared to pay higher prices at the pump, as the cost of gasoline is expected to spike dramatically next week. Prices are likely to jump 15 to 30 cents per gallon or more by next week, gasbuddy.com reported Wednesday. By Friday morning, prices at the pump were already on the rise at several stations around Southern California. A decline of more than one million barrels in gasoline inventory on the West Coast was just one of the reasons […]

  • The exclusive "Billionaires' Beach" in Malibu is now more accessible to the public. (Credit: KTLA)

    Exclusive ‘Billionaires’ Beach’ in Malibu Now More Accessible to Public

    After a years-long legal battle, the exclusive “Billionares’ Beach” in Malibu is now more accessible to the public. Erin Myers reports from Malibu for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on July 7, 2015.