Mariel Turner is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • Kenia Buckner is shown in a photo posted to social media and confirmed by her family to KTLA.

    Ex-Boyfriend Being Sought in Fatal Shooting of Woman in Bellflower: LASD

    Homicide detectives are investigating in Bellflower after a woman’s ex-boyfriend allegedly shot her to death Monday afternoon and then fled. Kenia Buckner, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene, in the 16000 block of Cornuta Avenue around 1:35 p.m. She was identified to KTLA by her family. “She’s a good girl. I don’t know who would ever think to do her like that,” said Karena Hinton, the victim’s friend. The victim’s ex-boyfriend, Antowan Parker, 27, showed up at her apartment and allegedly shot […]

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    Woman Stunned With Taser, Robbed at Apartment Complex in Alhambra

    Alhambra police are searching for suspects after a woman in her 80s was stunned with a Taser and robbed at an Alhambra apartment complex. The woman was outside at a complex in the 900 block of East Valley Boulevard around 1 p.m. Friday when she was approached by a man, according to police. Neighbors told KTLA the man was dressed like a power company employee with a hard hat. “He said something about the electrical box,” said Faye Vanekris, a neighbor. “He […]

  • Sheriff's officials were on scene at a home in Whittier where a man was barricaded for several hours on Jan. 14, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Armed Man Arrested After Barricading Himself Inside Whittier Home for Several Hours: LASD

    A man suspected of assault with a deadly weapon was arrested Saturday night after barricading himself inside a Whittier home for several hours, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported in a statement. Deputies responded to the incident at a home in the 9900 block of Bona Vista Lane around noon on Saturday, the LASD reported. All of the people who were inside the home safely left the residence, while surrounding homes were evacuated as a safety precaution, officials said. Special Enforcement […]

  • Folesha Parker Iverson is shown in a family photo.

    Uber Driver Killed, Passenger Critically Injured in 2-Car Hit-And-Run-Crash in South Los Angeles; Driver Identified

    A female Uber driver was killed in a two-car hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles that left her passenger critically injured early Saturday. Family and friends identified Folesha Parker Iverson, 52, as the driver of a black Honda Accord involved in the crash. The fatal crash happened about 3:40 a.m. at Arlington Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. The driver of a second vehicle — a silver Infiniti — fled the scene […]

  • Luke Lampers is shown in a Deparment of Motor Vehicles photo. (Credit: Anaheim Police Department)

    Anaheim Police Searching For Homeless Man Accused of Killing Man, Kidnapping Woman

    Anaheim police are searching for a homeless man on who is accused of fatally shooting a man and kidnapping a woman from a motel. Luke Theodore Lampers, 33, allegedly shot and killed 49-year-old Douglas Navarro following at dispute at Crystal Inn around 7:28 p.m. Wednesday night, police said in a press release. Officers responded to the motel in the 2100 block of Lincoln Avenue but Lampers had already fled the scene in a 2011 orange Nissan Cube with California license […]

  • Robert Mason Ross (L) and Michael James Ross (R) are shown in booking photos on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: Laguna Beach Police Department)

    2 Men Arrested After Threats Against Laguna Beach City Officials Posted to Craigslist

    Two men were arrested on Wednesday after a threatening message aimed at Laguna Beach City Council was posted to Craigslist. Michael James Ross, 33, is accused of threatening city council members in the post titled “Going to Laguna Beach city council with My Gillie suit.” In the posting a man is shown in five different photos hidden in the brush, wearing a camouflage suit and holding an automatic rifle. “I am warning the city council that I am going to […]

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    Mother, Daughter Escape After Son Allegedly Sets Hyde Park Apartment on Fire

    A woman and her daughter escaped a house fire on Sunday morning after her son allegedly set blaze to their Hyde Park bungalow apartment, according to officials. Los Angeles firefighters and police responded to a fire in the 6100 block of 11th Avenue around 12:40 a.m. There, they found a row of bungalow style apartments on fire with one unit fully involved. Daisy Santos, a resident in the apartment, told KTLA her brother broke into the home with a gallon […]

  • Actors Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, winners for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Film for "La La Land", pose in the press room during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

    Stars Rock the Red Carpet at 2017 Golden Globes; ‘La La Land’ Breaks Record For Most Wins

    The 2017 Golden Globes opened on Sunday with Jimmy Fallon paying homage to La La Land, the critically acclaimed film that was nominated for seven awards and swept all categories. The original musical broke the Golden Globes record for most wins by a film, taking home several awards including Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for actor Ryan Gosling, Best Motion Picture, Best Director and a Best Actress win for actress Emma Stone. Moonlight, one of the year’s most […]

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    Family, Police Searching For Missing Hawthorne Teen

    Police are searching for a 16-year-old boy Saturday who last seen near Hawthorne High School. Robert Augustine, a student at the high school, went missing on Thursday, according to police. His mother and brother have been looking for the missing teen but have not heard from him. “There’s no words that can describe that,” said Adiel Dawson, Augustine’s mother. “You just hope that he’s at a friend’s house and that he’ll hopefully see this or somebody will see this and say […]