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


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  • A bystander's photo shows the location in Burbank where Greg Plitt was fatally struck by a train on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

    Greg Plitt May Have Been Trying to Outrun Train Before Being Fatally Struck in Burbank

    Actor, fitness model and reality television star Greg Plitt may have been running on tracks for a stunt before he was fatally struck by a train in Burbank, officials said Monday. Photographs obtained by KTLA late Sunday purport to show him in the moments before and after he was hit and killed by a Metrolink train, which, according to officials, he may have been trying to race. Two images showed Plitt, 37, standing near the tracks Saturday afternoon a short […]

  • A sign held at an NFL game urges the Rams to return to Los Angeles.

    Hundreds of Rams Fans Expected at Rally Outside Coliseum Encouraging Team’s Return to LA

    Hundreds of Rams fans were expected to converge on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum late Sunday morning, where a rally was planned to encourage the team’s return to the city in the wake of a new planned NFL stadium. Erin Myers reports from Exposition Park for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Jan. 18, 2015.

  • L.A. cab companies reported a 21% drop in taxi trips in the first half of 2014 compared with the same period the previous year. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. to Require All Taxis Use ‘Uber-Like’ Mobile Apps

    All taxicab drivers in Los Angeles will be required to use mobile apps similar to Uber and Lyft by this summer, according to a measure passed by the Los Angeles Taxicab Commission this week. The order, passed on a 5-0 vote, requires every driver and cab to sign onto a city-certified “e-hail” app by Aug. 20 or face a $200-a-day fine. The move is seen as a way to make taxicab companies more competitive with rideshare apps such as Uber […]

  • The Ventura County Sheriff's Office provided pictures of two of three men believed to have burglarized more than 15 businesses in Southern California between October 2014 and January 2015.

    Reward Offered for Help ID’ing 3 Men Who Allegedly Burglarized Over 15 SoCal Businesses

    A reward was recently offered for help identifying three men who allegedly burglarized more than 15 businesses in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties over a 4-month period, making off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in Apple products, according to officials. The $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the three men, who all appear to be in their 20s, was made by Ventura County Crime Stoppers on Sunday. The men may be connected to burglaries taking place during […]

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announce mid-year crime statistics on July 9. New statistics for 2014 were released Monday. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Garcetti, Beck Announce Plan to Tackle Violent Crime Rise in L.A.

    The Los Angeles Police Department released crime statistics Monday showing that violent crime rose last year for the first time since 2003. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he was disappointed to report the increase on his watch, but emphasized that the city’s level of violence remained at historically low levels. “I’m the mayor of the city and public safety is my number one priority, so to see anything go up, obviously is not direction I ever want to see,” Garcetti said. […]

  • A man and woman are seen crossing a street in the rain on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rain in Los Angeles Area to Continue Into Sunday Evening, Forecast Says

    A rainstorm that began Saturday morning is expected to continue into Sunday evening in the Los Angeles area, showering some parts of the region with as much as two inches of rain. Sunday’s rain is forecast to turn into showers by mid-afternoon, said David Sweet, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. The storm is likely to end Sunday night, with no rain forecast for Monday. The more than 24 hours of rain is due to a storm […]

  • A family member holds an infant who was in a vehicle pursued by police on Jan. 10, 2015. (Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

    Police: Man Arrested After Pursuit, Shootouts in Harbor Area; Infant Son Found Safe in SUV

    A 5-month-old boy was safely recovered after police pursued his father in a vehicle from Long Beach to San Pedro early Saturday morning, twice exchanging gunfire with the man, the Long Beach Police Department said. Officers responded to reports of a domestic dispute and shooting at a home in the 6500 block of East Rosebay Street in Long Beach (map) shortly before 2 a.m., according to a news release. During the investigation, a man allegedly involved in the dispute called the home […]

  • Coach Randy Aguirre is seen a photo provided by family members.

    Palisades H.S. Wrestling Coach, 30, Dies Following Battle With Cancer; Team Competes in His Honor

    Wrestlers for Palisades Charter High School took to the mat Friday with heavy hearts after learning their coach, Randy Aguirre, died Thursday following a battle with cancer. Aguirre, 30, helped launch the school’s wrestling program 4 years ago. “Last year we took city. I’m so proud of him, he’s touched a lot of young men’s lives,” Aguirre’s father, James Aguirre said. The team chose to compete in a tournament at Tustin High School Friday to honor his memory. “This is our […]

  • Ramiro Alba is seen in a high school picture provided by the San Bernardino Sun.

    Answers Sought in Mysterious Death of High School Student in Rancho Cucamonga

    Investigators on Thursday were trying to determine what may have led to the death of a high school student whose body was found in a Rancho Cucamonga home over the weekend. Ramiro Alba was found unresponsive early Sunday morning at a home in the 6100 block of Morning Place (map) where Alba had been staying with a friend. The Los Osos High School sophomore was pronounced dead at the home shortly before 4 a.m. A party had been held at […]