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

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    Mystery Light Seen in SoCal Sky Sparks Speculation; Pentagon Confirms It Was Missile Test

    The Pentagon has confirmed that a bright, mysterious object that coursed across the night skies in Southern California and beyond on Saturday night was a pre-planned missile test-fired from a U.S. Navy submarine. “Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted scheduled Trident II (D5) missile test flight at sea from USS Kentucky, an Ohio Class SSBN, in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of Southern California,” officials said in an emailed statement from the U.S. Department of Defense. “The tests were […]

  • Police provided surveillance footage of an apparent wallet theft in a Beverly Grove store on Oct. 23, 2015.

    Surveillance Video Captures Theft Inside Beverly Grove Store

    Police asked for the public’s help Friday in identifying a woman and two men they say were captured on surveillance video stealing a shopper’s wallet at a Beverly Grove store about two weeks ago. Erin Myers reports from Beverly Grove for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.

  • Cellphone video shows the arrest of a Lynwood man whose family says was the victim of abuse by LA County Sheriff's Deputies.

    Family Accuses L.A. Sheriff`s Deputies of Abuse of Force in Caught-on-Video Arrest in Lynwood

    A Lynwood couple has filed a lawsuit seeking justice for their son, who they claim was brutally and unjustly arrested by sheriff`s deputies, whose alleged abuse of force ultimately led to the 33-year-old man`s death, the family announced Wednesday. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.  

  • Authorities were called UC Merced after several students were stabbed Wednesday. (Credit: KCRA via CNN)

    4 Stabbed on UC Merced Campus; Alleged Attacker Fatally Shot

    A male student at University of California, Merced, stabbed four people on campus as classes began Wednesday morning and was later fatally shot by campus police, a school spokesman said. Two of those stabbed were transported for treatment via helicopter, the school said on Twitter, while the two others were treated on campus. “All conscious,” the university tweeted about the victims. No details were immediately available on what relationship, if any, existed between the assailant and the victims, said James […]

  • A rainbow forms over the Westlake Village area after a storm moved through on Nov. 3, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Scattered Showers, Hail Fall on Parts of SoCal as Autumn Weather Arrives

    Isolated showers were drenching parts of Southern California on Tuesday, including hail in some areas, as the region’s fall weather appeared to have finally arrived. A “hazardous weather outlook” was in effect Tuesday as a cold and unstable air mass lingered over the area, according to the National Weather Service. Beaches from Malibu to Torrance were cleared amid reports of lightning. All beaches were eventually reopened. About 1:30 p.m., a storm cell was moving across eastern Ventura County and Simi Valley, […]

  • Fresno State alerted students and staff after learning of a post, left, on social media app Yik Yak threatening armed violence on campus on Nov. 2, 2015. Campus police arrested Christian Malik Pryor, 18, right, shown in his Fresno State athletics photo. (Credit: The Fresno Bee)

    Football Player From South L.A. Arrested for Social Media Threats at Fresno State

    A Fresno State football player has been identified as the student arrested in connection with a social media threat that detailed a plan to use a weapon to shoot students on campus. Christian Pryor, 18, of Los Angeles, was taken into custody Monday in the athletic department offices on suspicion of making the threats that day, according to university police Chief David Huerta. Pryor was a walk-on freshman for the university’s football team and graduated from Locke High School in […]

  • A man was fatally shot after attending a Halloween party in Pico Rivera on Nov. 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man, 23, Fatally Shot After Halloween Party in Gated Community in Pico Rivera

    A gunman was being sought Sunday after shooting and killing a 23-year-old man during an argument at a Halloween party held inside a gated community in Pico Rivera, according to sheriff’s deputies. A shooting broke out in the 9600 block of Par Place shortly after midnight, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release. A 23-year-old man was found dead at the scene, and investigators determined he and another person had attended a party when an argument began. The […]

  • A man was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver on near the 101 and 170 Freeway interchange in Studio City on Oct. 31, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver on Studio City-Area Freeway

    An 18-year-old pedestrian was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver on a Studio City-area freeway on Saturday, according to California Highway Patrol officials. Officers responded to reports that a pedestrian had been hit near the 101 and 170 Freeway interchange, according to CHP logs around 12:20 a.m. Officials did not immediately confirm which freeway the incident occurred, but the Los Angeles Times reported it was the 170. Four vehicles stopped to help the teen, who had been found lying in […]

  • Two pedestrians were killed, and a third was in critical condition, after a vehicle hit a group of young people in the Winchester area on Oct. 29, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    2 Women Killed in Collision Outside Winchester Halloween Party Are ID’d

    Two female pedestrians who were killed when they were hit by a pickup truck on a dark Winchester roadway were identified Thursday, hours after they were struck when trying to render aid to a man who was injured in a fight at a nearby Halloween party. The fatal collision occurred after a group of people left a house party in the 31700 block of Scott Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. The victims were identified as Jammie Erwin, 34, of Menifee, and Mary […]