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

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  • Tampon applicators were among the debris found on the shoreline of Dockweiler State Beach on Sept. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dockweiler State Beach Closed After Hypodermic Needles, Condoms Found Along Shoreline

    Dockweiler State Beach remained closed Thursday after possible medical waste, including hypodermic needles, was found along the shoreline. Tampon applicators and condoms were found on the beach Wednesday between Ballona Creek and Grand Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Warning signs were posted after water sample results showed bacteria levels exceeded state standards. The beach will be closed until further notice. County spokeswoman Tonya Durrell told reporters the waste was not toxic and “does not pose […]

  • Alexandria Sabori speaks at a news conference on Sept. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘My Heart Dropped,’ Says Woman Who Claims iPhone Was Recording Her in Bathroom at Dollar Tree in East L.A.

    A woman who says she was being recorded as she used a bathroom at a Dollar Tree discount store in East Los Angeles spoke out Wednesday saying her “heart dropped” when she made the discovery. Alexandria Sabori was shopping at the Dollar Tree store on Whittier Boulevard on Sept. 7 when she asked the to use the restroom, but was told to wait by an employee, according to a news release from her attorney Patrick Nolan. “Let me check that there’s toilet paper and […]

  • A tree that toppled into a Costa Mesa apartment building is shown in a photo tweeted by the city Fire Department on Sept. 21, 2015.

    Costa Mesa Apartment Building Evacuated After Tree Falls, Causes Roof Collapse

    A 24-unit apartment building in Costa Mesa was evacuated Monday after a large tree fell onto the structure, and four units were red-tagged. The roof of the building collapsed when the tree toppled onto it, the Costa Mesa Fire Department stated on Twitter. The agency responded to the building, in the 1300 block of Adams Avenue, about 11 a.m. The tree appeared to have destroyed at least one unit’s outdoor balcony. The evacuation was completed before noon and no injuries were […]

  • Two vehicles had severe damage after a pursuit and wrong-way crash on the 215 Freeway below the Cajon Pass on Sept. 18, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Authorities Identify Pursuit Suspect Fatally Shot From Helicopter by Sheriff’s Deputy

    Authorities on Saturday released the name of a pursuit suspect who died on the 215 Freeway in San Bernardino after being shot by a deputy who was inside a sheriff’s helicopter. Nicholas Alan Johnson, 32, of Fontana, was identified in a news release issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department the day after the fatal incident. The pursuit began after a home invasion in Devore led to a police chase of the suspected robber. The pursuit ended on the interstate, causing a […]

  • A car is seen after crashing off Glendora Mountain Road on Sept. 13, 2015. All four occupants survived the incident. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vehicle Crashes Off Glendora Cliff; 4 Teens Sustain Minor Injuries

    Four teenagers were hospitalized with minor injuries after a vehicle crashed off a Glendora cliff, falling some 200 feet, fire officials said Sunday. Erin Myers reports from for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.

  • California Highway Patrol officers take a man into custody after another officer was shot and wounded in West Covina on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    CHP Officer Stable After Being Shot During Traffic Stop in West Covina; Man in Custody: Officials

    A California Highway Patrol officer was in stable condition Friday after being shot during a traffic stop in West Covina, and a 30-year-old man was in custody in connection with the shooting, authorities said. The incident began about 1:40 a.m. near the intersection of Sunset and Garvey avenues, just north of the 10 Freeway, said Officer Rodrigo Jimenez, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. Officers pulled over a silver Cadillac Escalade and were fired upon, Jimenez said. The officers, […]

  • A Southern California beach is seen in an undated file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lifeguards Warn Labor Day Beachgoers About Rip Currents, Swells

    Strong rip currents and a heavy swell in the Pacific Ocean have created dangerous surf conditions along the Southern California coast and forced officials to temporarily close at least one beach during the Labor Day weekend. Sacred Cove on the Palos Verdes Peninsula was to be closed through Monday evening in response to the larger-than-normal waves and powerful currents, said Lida Barillas, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. All other beaches remained open, but county fire officials urged […]

  • Authorities were investigating multiple shootings in the South L.A. on Compton areas that occurred within hours of each other on Sept. 5, 2015, and Sept. 6, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    2 Dead, 3 Wounded After 3 Separate Shootings in South L.A. and Compton

    Three late night shootings in the span of less than four hours left two people dead and three others wounded in the South Los Angeles and Compton areas, authorities said on Sunday. The violence began about 9:15 p.m. on Saturday in the area of East 79th Street and North Central Avenue when a triple shooting left three people injured, two of them critically, according to Lt. Duke of the Los Angeles Police Department. The third victim was also hospitalized in […]

  • A blue whale is seen in waters off San Pedro's Point Fermin on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rescue Efforts to Free Entangled Blue Whale in Waters Off San Pedro Coast Resume

    Rescuers resumed their efforts on Saturday to find and free a blue whale that was discovered a day earlier entangled in an apparent fishing line off of San Pedro. A plane, helicopter and boat were scouring the water during the morning hours in an attempt to locate the whale, which was approximately 80-feet long, CNN reported. By early Saturday afternoon, however, the blue whale still had not been located, according to the cable news channel. Rescue efforts had been called […]