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


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  • A child rides a scooter over a broken sidewalk on Saturn Street in Los Angeles in 2013.  (Credit: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. City Council Backs Plan to Fix Sidewalks, Then Hand Off Responsibility for Future Repairs to Homeowners

    The Los Angeles City Council threw its support Tuesday behind a plan to fix broken and buckled sidewalks across the city, then gradually hand off responsibility for future repairs to property owners — a idea known as “fix and release.” City attorneys are now supposed to draft a new ordinance that would put the plan in motion, including rolling back a decades-old rule that put the city on the hook for sidewalks ruptured by street trees. Los Angeles leaders have […]

  • Two people were killed when a driver allegedly ran a red light and crashed into another car in San Bernardino on March 28, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pursuit Driver ID’d in Fatal Crash That Also Killed Innocent Father of 2 in San Bernardino

    Officials on Tuesday identified the driver who led police on a short pursuit in San Bernardino and then crashed into another vehicle, killing himself and an innocent father of two. The incident began when the driver of a Honda refused to yield to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputy during an attempted traffic stop near La Cadena Drive and Mount Vernon Avenue in Colton early Monday morning. The deputy began to pursue the driver, but ended the chase after […]

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    Easter Celebrations Taking Place in Los Angeles

    As many Angelenos are celebrating Easter Sunday, one organization is helping out the homeless in downtown Los Angeles. Erin Myers reports from downtown L.A. for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 27, 2015.

  • Runyon Canyon is pictured in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Last Weekend to Hike Runyon Canyon Before Monthslong Closure

    Hikers headed to Runyon Canyon on Saturday morning to take advantage of the last weekend the popular trails are open before a temporary closure. The hiking trails are scheduled to be closed between April and July because of pipe repair work. Erin Myers reports from Runyon Canyon for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 26, 2016.

  • A distraught Summer Page and her children watch as social workers take her 6-year-old foster daughter away. (Credit: Francine Orr )

    Child to Be Separated From Santa Clarita Foster Family Due to Indian Child Welfare Act, Lawyer Says

    After living with a foster family in the Santa Clarita area for years, a 6-year-old girl may be removed from their care due to the Indian Child Welfare Act, a federal law seeking to protect American Indian families, a lawyer told KTLA on Saturday. On Monday, the Choctaw Nation has issued the following statement about the child’s case: The Choctaw Nation desires the best for this Choctaw child. The tribe’s values of faith, family and culture are what makes our […]

  • An investigation was underway after a double shooting in South L.A. left one man dead and another injured on March 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Drive-by Shooting in South Los Angeles: LAPD

    One person was killed and another was injured in a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles early Saturday morning, LAPD officials said. The shooting occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of West 53rd Street, according to Sgt. Rogers of the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Division. The location is in the Vermont Square neighborhood of South L.A. Few details were immediately provided about the shooting, but investigators believe a vehicle drove up and a person or people inside […]

  • A boat searches the area around the Santa Monica Pier after a swimmer was reported missing on March 13, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Swimmer Disappears Near Santa Monica Pier, Prompting All-Out Search

    A swimmer disappeared in the ocean near the Santa Monica Pier early Sunday morning, spurring an hourslong search by air, land and sea, authorities said. Santa Monica Harbor Patrol was alerted to the situation about 3:10 a.m., when someone reported a person in the water under the pier, according to Brian Jordan of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Authorities went to the side of the pier to look into the report, and a witness began screaming that someone in […]

  • High surf hit along Ventura County beaches on March 7, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    High Surf Expected in SoCal Following Powerful Storm

    Forecasters warned of dangerous high surf and possible rip currents along the Southern California coast on Saturday, one day after a powerful storm swept through and brought rain to the drought-parched region. Erin Myers reports from Redondo Beach for the KTLA 5 Morning News on March 12, 2016.

  • The Metro Gold Line expanded service in the San Gabriel Valley on March 5, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Metro Gold Line Expands Train Service in San Gabriel Valley

    For decades, San Gabriel Valley commuters have groused about bumper-to-bumper traffic on the freeways that connect them to central Los Angeles. Starting Saturday, there is a new alternative: A 11.5-mile extension of the Metro Gold Line, stretching east from Pasadena through the cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale and Azusa. The $1-billion project’s path through quiet bedroom communities represents a new chapter, and new challenges, for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which has never brought a rail line so deep into […]