Mariel Turner is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • LAPD Pursues Suspected Stolen Vehicle in Hollywood Hills

    Los Angeles police pursued a suspected stolen vehicle through Koreatown and Hollywood Hills on Friday night. The pursuit began around 7:14 p.m. at the intersection of Alvarado Street and 7th Street. The car is described as a 4-door charcoal Chevy with paper plates, according to Officer Tony Im with the Los Angeles Police Department. Authorities pursued the vehicle to Vermont Avenue and 3rd Street and followed the driver to Hollywood Hills. The driver was taken into custody without incident after […]

  • Man Dressed in Blackface Sought After Attempting to Rob Bank in Corona

    Authorities are searching for man who attempted to rob a Wells Fargo bank in Corona while dressed in blackface on Friday. The man entered a bank in the 11700 block of De Palma Road around 2 p.m. and passed a note to the teller, according to the FBI Los Angeles division. He then threatened the employee with a gun, FBI officials said. The robber is described as a 5-foot, 8-inch man who weighs between 180 and 190 pounds. He was […]

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    92-Year-Old South L.A. Man Accused of Killing Wife With Shotgun on Valentine’s Day Pleads No Contest

    A 92-year-old man pleaded no contest on Friday after being charged with fatally shooting his wife with a shotgun on Valentine’s Day, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Carven Nathaniel Kendrick pleaded open to one count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted the special allegation of use of a firearm. The open plea means a sentence was not negotiated with the District Attorney’s office, the DA stated in a press release. Kendrick was accused of killing Jenell Kendrick, […]

  • Baby Gray Whale Swims Into Dana Point Harbor; OCSD Responds

    A small, baby gray whale swam into Dana Point Harbor on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The whale, nicknamed “Carly”, swam into the harbor around 8:30 a.m. Authorities did not initially attempt a rescue due to whales commonly swimming into the area and finding their way out, according to Lt. Steve Gil with the Department. The baby whale soon became distressed and officials helped lead the animal out of the harbor by 1 p.m., Lt. Lane […]

  • Long Beach firefighters are shown on the scene of a hazmat incident in an image posted to Twitter on August 6, 2017.

    13 Injured, Including 2 Hospitalized, After Long Beach Container Leaks Chemical Substance in Hazmat Incident

    Thirteen people were injured after a container ship at the Port of Long Beach leaked a chemical substance on Sunday morning, the United States Coast Guard said. Twelve dockworkers suffered minor injuries after being exposed to the leaked substance propyl acetate, the Coast Guard said. A firefighter was also injured due to a fall, the agency added. The incident occurred around 9:27 a.m. and was first described as an unidentified substance leakage, in a tweet from the Long Beach Fire Department. […]

  • Man Arrested After Hours-Long Standoff at West Hollywood Apartment Building: LASD

    A man was arrested on Sunday after a hours-long standoff at an apartment complex in West Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Department’s special weapons team was called to the 8200 block of De Longpre around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday following reports of an armed barricaded suspect. A resident told authorities he briefly walked out of his apartment with the door open and when he returned the apartment was locked with the suspect, later identified as […]

  • A Hyundai is shown at the scene of a crash in Van Nuys on August 6, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Two-Car Collision Causes Vehicle to Crash Into Building in Van Nuys; 3 Injured

    Three people were injured after two cars collided into one another causing one vehicle to crash into a building in Van Nuys Sunday morning. The accident occurred around 3:08 a.m. at the intersection of Victory and Van Nuys Boulevard. A white BMW was traveling eastbound on Victory Boulevard and a red Hyundai with one passenger was traveling southbound on Van Nuys Boulevard, according to Officer Wells with the Los Angeles Police Department. The driver of the Hyundai allegedly ran a […]

  • Los Angeles officers are shown at the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Venice on August 4, 2017. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Man Fatally Shot by LAPD in Venice After Altercation With Roommate

    A man was shot and killed by Los Angeles officers after getting into an altercation with his roommate in Venice, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers responded to a “civil stand by” call at an apartment in the 800 block of Venice Road around 8:30 p.m. on Friday night, according to Lt. Stevens. The two roommates were involved in an altercation and one roommate was allegedly throwing and breaking things inside the home, Stevens said. When officers knocked […]

  • Santa Clarita Valley Teen Cited After Posting Instagram Pranks Showcasing Vandalism, Theft: LASD

    A 14-year-old boy who was suspected in a string of Instagram pranks was cited after his parents turned him into authorities in Santa Clarita Valley, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced on Friday. Detectives received reports of several Instagram postings depicting criminal conduct, including four incidents of theft and vandalism, and began investigating earlier this week, according to a Department press release. After contacting several businesses detectives were able to identify witnesses, stolen property and locate evidence. The teen […]