Mariel Turner is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • Jonah Hwang is seen in an undated photo provided by his family on Feb. 21, 2017.

    Vigil Held for 8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Drive-By Shooting in Pomona

    Family and friends gathered in Pomona on Friday night for a candlelight vigil after an 8-year-old boy was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting earlier this week. Jonah Min Hwang was fatally struck in the head around 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of West 11th Street, according to police. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The elementary school student was adopted from Taiwan orphanage less than three years ago, his family said. “There’s no […]

  • Johnny Goins is shown in a photo released by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department on March 5, 2015.

    Man Convicted of Fatally Shooting Sister in San Gabriel After She Texted His Girlfriend

    A 32-year-old Pasadena man was convicted on Thursday of shooting and killing his sister in 2015, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Johnny Goins was found guilty of one count of first-degree murder, one count of willful, premeditated and deliberate attempted murder and two counts of shooting at an inhabited dwelling by a jury. Jurors also found true a special allegation that Goins personally and intentionally discharged a firearm, which caused death during the commission of the […]

  • Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing, May 24, 2016, in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  (Credit: Matt Rourke-Pool/Getty Images)

    Judge Rules Only 1 Additional Accuser May Testify at Cosby Trial

    In a victory for Bill Cosby, a Pennsylvania judge Friday ordered that only one additional accuser will be allowed to testify in his upcoming criminal sexual assault trial to demonstrate the comedian’s alleged pattern of criminal conduct. Cosby, 79, is charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in the case of former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who accuses the TV star of assaulting her in his home in 2004. Prosecutors sought to introduce evidence from 13 other […]

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    24-Year-Old Woman Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Woman in La Habra

    A 24-year-old woman was sentenced to seven years in state prison on Thursday after running a red light and striking two pedestrians, leaving one dead. Caroline Sujin Kim, pleaded guilty on Dec. 29, 2016, to one felony count each of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, evading a peace officer while driving recklessly, and hit and run causing permanent injury or death, with a sentencing enhancement for fleeing the scene after committing vehicular manslaughter, according to an Orange County District Attorney […]

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    13-Year-Old Irvine Girl Suffers Severe Brain Trauma After Tree Falls on Her During Storm

    A 13-year-old girl is recovering from brain surgery on Monday after she was hit by a tree during Friday’s rainstorm in Irvine. Teresa Johnston was headed to a neighbor’s house to walk their dog when a large tree fell on her causing multiple cranial facial fractures, according to her family. “We were searching through the neighborhood screaming her name,” said Vera Johnston, Teresa’s mother. The 40-foot tree collapsed around 5 p.m. near Dewberry Way and Sandburg Way, Capt. Steve Horner of the […]

  • A child was shot to death in Pomona on Feb. 20, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Child Killed in Pomona Drive-By Shooting: Police

    A child was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Pomona Monday night, according to the Pomona Police Department. Officers were called to scene in the 1100 block of W. 11th Street around 6:36 p.m. where they located the child, between the ages of 6 and 8-years-old, suffering from a gunshot wound. The child was treated at scene by Los Angeles County Fire personnel before being transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. “This family has […]

  • Lucas Fisk is shown in a booking photo. (Credit: Covina Police Department.

    2 Women Killed, 1 Toddler Injured After Shooting in Covina

    A shooting in a Covina home left two women dead and a 2-year-old boy injured early Sunday morning, according to the Covina Police Department. Officers were called to the 700 block of S. Rancho Sinaloa Drive shortly after midnight where they encountered Lucas Fick, who was on parole for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Fick told a neighbor that “something bad had happened” and to call the police, officers said in a press release. Police discovered two women suffering from […]

  • Authorities rescue a woman trapped in a sinkhole on Feb. 17, 2017.

    Woman Rescued After Car Falls Into Water-Filled Sinkhole in Studio City

    One woman was rescued Friday night after a car fell into a sinkhole filled with water in Studio City. Bobby Thompson told KTLA he was driving around 8 p.m. when the back tire of his van became stuck over a sinkhole on Woodbridge Street off of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Moments later Stephanie Scott approached the sinkhole in her car. “I seen the other lady driving down the street and I’m trying to wave at her and tell her to stop,” said […]

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    LAPD Pursue Suspected DUI Driver in South Los Angeles

    Los Angeles police officers were pursuing a man suspected of driving under the influence on Friday night in South Los Angeles. The driver was headed north in a silver car on the 405 Freeway and exited at Jefferson Boulevard. The pursuit ended near Allan Street around 10:35 p.m. He was taken into custody without incident.