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


Recent Articles
  • Man Gets 22-Year Sentence in Brutal 2001 Stabbing of Boyle Heights Bar Owner

    Hugo Lara, the man who in 2001 fatally stabbed 71-year-old Alfredo Trevino more than 100 times inside the victim’s Boyle Heights bar, La Cita, was sentenced to 22 years in state prison Monday. The sentence, the result of a plea deal, finally brought some closure to the victim’s family after so many years. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on July 31, 2017.

  • U.S. Open of Surfing Turns Huntington Beach Into Hotbed of Extreme Sports

    The Vans U.S. Open of Surfing arrived on Huntington Beach this weekend, turning the seaside city into an extreme-sports fan paradise featuring some of the best surfers, skateboarders and BMX riders from across the globe. The festival, which runs through Aug. 6, kicked off early Saturday morning with the first round of heats in the junior men’s division. Though the summer months typically produce sporadic wave forecasts, many are excited for this year’s iteration of the festival because of Hurricane Hillary, a […]

  • Surfers share a wave at the Wedge in Newport Beach in July 2017. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

    Tropical Storms Prompt Surf Advisories, Beach Closures Along Southern California Coast

    Surf was expected to reach heights of up to 7 feet as Tropical Storm Hillary and Hurricane Irwin — both brewing off the coast of Baja Mexico — brought high tides and strong rip currents to Southern California beaches on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Three areas along the coast of Rancho Palos Verdes, where three people have drowned recently, were closed until Tuesday. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 8 on July 29, […]

  • Individual Found Dead of Apparent Gunshot Wound After Police Shooting at Hollywood Motel: LAPD

    Los Angeles SWAT officers found an individual dead of an apparent gunshot wound after a police shooting led to an hourslong standoff at a Motel 6 in Hollywood Thursday. The incident began about 11 a.m., when police were called a report of an assault with a deadly weapon suspect in the 1700 block of Whitley Avenue, near a popular tourist area along Hollywood Boulevard. Witnesses told arriving officers a “suspect” was armed with a gun, LAPD Sgt. Barry Montgomery said. […]

  • Authorities Confirm Fentanyl Found Inside Santa Ana Apartment Where 1 Man Was Found Dead Inside, 2 Others Critically Injured

    A man died, and two other men were critically injured, inside an apartment  in Santa Ana on Wednesday where first responders found the white, powdery substance fentanyl, a powerful opioid, strewn across one of the bedrooms, police said. Officers responded to an emergency call from an apartment located at the Villa Del Sol Apartment Homes, located in the 800 block of South Fairview, at about 10 a.m., the Santa Ana Police Department reported. Inside the home police found a woman […]

  • Police investigate a deadly pursuit in Santa Ana on July 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Killed, 9-Year-Old Daughter Injured in Pursuit Crash in Santa Ana

    A man who led police on a high-speed pursuit on the streets of Santa Ana died Sunday night in a crash that also left his 9-year-old daughter critically injured. Police received a call at 10:22 p.m. reporting a man brandishing a firearm at a restaurant on McFadden Avenue, said Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. Officers spotted a vehicle matching the description given by the caller at South Standard and East Warner avenues and attempted to stop it, but […]

  • Fire Crews Extinguish Blaze Burning Near Homes in Highland

    Firefighters were able to fully contain the 30-acre Seine fire less than a day after it broke out in Highland, officials announced Sunday. The blaze was fully contained after it had been burning dangerously close to homes on Saturday, with flames seen coming up along residents’ fences, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. However, crews were able to protect the structures, and no damage was reported as a result of the fire. The flames were first reported around […]

  • Joshua Stevens is shown in a surveillance still released by the Beverly Hills Police Department on July 21, 2017.

    Suspect Arrested in Series of Sexual Assaults in Beverly Hills

    A man believed to be involved in a series of brazen sexual assaults in Beverly Hills has been arrested, police said Friday. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 7 on July 22, 2017.

  • Joshua Stevens is shown in a surveillance still released by the Beverly Hills Police Department on July 21, 2017.

    Man Suspected in Series of Sexual Assaults in Beverly Hills Arrested: Police

    A man who is believed to be involved in a series of sexual assaults in Beverly Hills has been arrested, police officials announced Friday. Joshua Stevens, 26, of Culver City, was wanted in connection with three assaults that allegedly took place on Thursday between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. The incidents occurred in the 200 block of North Rodeo Drive, the 400 block of North Canon Drive and the 9600 block of South Santa Monica Boulevard, respectively, according to the […]