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

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  • Six dogs seized from a driver involved in a pursuit on the 710 Freeway in Long Bach were being cared for at an animal shelter. (Credit: KTLA)

    Dogs Rescued After Long Beach Freeway Pursuit Being Cared for at Shelter

    Six pit bulls that were rescued following a pursuit that ended on the 710 Freeway in Long Beach were being cared for Tuesday at a local shelter. The dogs were inside a blue Mercedes-Benz, which was being pursued Monday night by the California Highway Patrol. After two PIT maneuvers, the driver, identified by the CHP as Tiffini Kuuipo Tobe, finally stopped in the middle of the freeway. After seeing the dogs inside her car, the CHP shut down all lanes […]

  • A man was found dead on a bike path in Irvine on Jan. 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    51-Year-Old Man Found Dead on Irvine Bike Path ID’d; Homicide Investigation Continues

    A man who was reported injured and then declared dead on a bike path in Irvine Tuesday was identified, and police said he had been killed. The body was found on a bike path near Los Olivos Apartment Homes and reported to police shortly after 7 a.m., according to a tweet from the Irvine Police Department. The victim was later identified as 51-year-old Irvine resident Sidney Siemensma, the department tweeted. His death was confirmed to be a homicide, police said. Several people reported […]

  • The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters in August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC during the "March on Washington." King said the march was "the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States." (Credit: -/AFP/Getty Images)

    Parades in South L.A. and Across SoCal Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    A replica of the Montgomery, Ala., bus that Rosa Parks was riding in when she was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger will be featured in the 31st annual Kingdom Day Parade on Monday, one of numerous local celebrations planned to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Los Angeles Councilman Curren D. Price Jr. will serve as grand marshal of this year’s parade, themed “Our Work Is Not Yet Done.” The parade, […]

  • Los Angeles police shot and killed a suspected burglar in Hollywood Hills West on Jan. 16, 2016, officials said. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Fatally Shoots Armed Burglary Suspect in Hollywood Hills Area: Officials

    Los Angeles police shot and killed a burglary suspect armed with a gun Saturday afternoon in a residential neighborhood of Hollywood Hills West, authorities said. No officers were injured in the confrontation, which took place about 3:30 p.m in the 1800 block of Courtney Terrace, LAPD officials said. The deceased suspect, described by police as a male transient, was not immediately identified. A resident told authorities that he arrived home to find an intruder, and the two men got into […]

  • Aerial images from over SoCal Gas' leaking Aliso Canyon well above Porter Ranch show the facility on Dec. 17, 2015. (Credit: Earthworks/Pete Dronkers)

    Porter Ranch Gas Leak Continues As Regulators Question Safest Way to Stop It

    For the second week in a row, scores of outraged San Fernando Valley residents turned out for a public meeting to vent their outrage at regulators and Southern California Gas Co. officials over a natural gas leak that has sickened and displaced thousands of residents of Porter Ranch. Approval of a plan to start burning at least some of the gas escaping from a damaged well at the company’s Aliso Canyon site was initially expected following Saturday’s  meeting of the South […]

  • People buying Powerball their lottery tickets at Bluebird Liquor store in Hawthorne on Jan. 8, 2016. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Powerball Jackpot Swells to $1.5 Billion; Cash Payout Would Be $930 Million

    Powerball players have spent a total of $2.26 billion on tickets since the last time there was a winner in November. The jackpot hit $1.5 billion on Tuesday morning after Saturday night’s drawing failed to produce a winner. That marked the 19th without a grand prize winner. The next drawing will be Wednesday night at 10:59 pm ET. The jackpot has been accruing since Nov. 4, 2015, when the last Powerball jackpot was claimed by a winner in Tennessee. This […]

  • Mexico's Attorney General released a recent photo of escapee Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on July 13, 2015.

    El Chapo’s Fate in Question Following Arrest, Publication of Sean Penn Interview

    First came the arrest, then the publication of a bombshell interview in a mountainous Mexican jungle, and now the extradition process. Mexican forces recaptured drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman last week, six months after his prison escape. But despite the end of his freedom, a circus was just beginning. In an article published Saturday, actor Sean Penn revealed that he interviewed then-fugitive Guzman in a Mexican jungle in October. Penn’s account, published in Rolling Stone, featured an unapologetic Guzman […]

  • NO PERMISSION - THUMBNAIL ONLY Actor Sean Penn, left, and drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman shake hands at an undisclosed location in Mexico on Oct. 2, 2015. (Credit: Rolling Stone)

    Sean Penn Sought for Questioning After ‘El Chapo’ Interview, Mexican Official Says

    Three months after drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped from prison, he met actor Sean Penn for a secret interview in a mountainous Mexican jungle. Mexican forces arrested Guzman on Friday after a shootout that ended his freedom following his brazen prison escape in July. In Penn’s article, published in Rolling Stone on Saturday, Guzman touted his drug trade, saying he “supplies more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world.” Penn met Guzman in person […]

  • Powerball hopefuls show off their tickets on Jan. 9, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerball Drawing Fails to Produce Jackpot Winner; Grand Prize Climbs to $1.3 Billion

    The estimated Powerball jackpot climbed to $1.3 billion after Saturday night’s much-anticipated drawing, whose results failed to match all six numbers on any of the lottery tickets sold, officials said. By the time the winning numbers — 32, 16, 19, 57, 34, with a Powerball number of 13 — were announced at 7:59 p.m. Saturday, the jackpot was worth $949 million, making it the biggest one in U.S. history, a statement from the California Lottery said. Tickets sold in fourteen states matched […]