Mariel Turner was a digital news producer at KTLA. She left the station in October 2017.


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  • OCFA Fire Chief Patrick McIntosh is shown speaking during a press conference on Oct. 25, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    OCFA Chief to Seek Independent Investigation Into Canyon Fire 2 Response After Allegations of Ignoring Flames

    The Orange County Fire Authority announced on Wednesday that it will be recommending an independent investigation into allegations that the agency could have done more to prevent the Canyon Fire 2, which destroyed 25 structures and damaged four dozen more. Audio recordings released on Oct. 20 imply that the agency chose not to extinguish a small fire in Sierra Peak, several miles away from the Canyon Fire 2, on Oct. 8. Canyon Fire 2 began burning the next day, on Oct. […]

  • Pink's Hot Dogs painted in Dodgers blue is shown in a Twitter image. (Credit: Pink's Hot Dogs)

    Winning City to Get Free Hot Dogs After Pink’s World Series Wager With Houston Hot Dog Stand

    Angelenos will be enjoying free hot dogs if the Los Angeles Dodgers win the 2017 World Series. Pink’s Hot Dogs, on La Brea Avenue in the Fairfax district, challenged Good Dog Houston, a Texas-based hot dog stand, to a friendly bet. The winner will give out 250 free hot dogs courtesy of the losing city’s hot dog stand. “The inspiration for this bet was ‘how else can we show our support for the Dodgers?'” said Richard Pink, co-owner of Pink’s […]

  • A brush fire is shown in Ojai on October 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Forward Progress Stopped After Brush Fire Near Ojai Prompts Closure of Highway 33

    Forward progress has been stopped on a brush fire that erupted near Ojai in unincorporated Ventura County on Tuesday, prompting the full closure of Highway 33, authorities said. The Vista Fire, located at the highway and North Ventura Avenue, erupted around 2:47 p.m., according to the Ventura County Fire Department. It was originally moving uphill, with wind gusts affecting the flames, before firefighters gained the upper hand on the blaze. As of Tuesday evening, the fire had burned 117 acres and […]

  • Officer Doe is shown with his family in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Woman Sentenced to 3 Years After Crashing Into Orange Police Officer While Under the Influence

    A 27-year-old woman was sentenced on Tuesday after driving her car under the influence and crashing into an Orange police officer who was standing near the curb. Ashley Victoria Bertolino, of Tustin, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty in August to driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs causing bodily injury, driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury and driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or more causing bodily injury. Bertolino […]

  • Police Arrest Woman Who May Be Linked to Series of Arsons in NoHo

    LAPD has a woman in custody who investigators believe may be connected to a series of arsons in North Hollywood. Angelina McWhirter, 35, was arrested on Monday on unrelated warrants and fits the description of the wanted arsonist, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD officials alerted the Los Angeles Fire Department about the arrest, authorities said. The North Hollywood community has been plagued in recent weeks by a string of arsons. Firefighters battled tree and auto fires in […]

  • Pink's Hot Dogs painted in Dodgers blue is shown in a Twitter image. (Credit: Pink's Hot Dogs)

    Pink’s Hot Dogs Goes Blue for L.A. Dodgers World Series Run

    Pink’s Hot Dogs has turned blue in honor of the Los Angeles Dodgers first World Series appearance since 1988. The famed hot dog stand in Fairfax has repainted its walls, signage, poles, umbrellas and more in Dodgers blue. Pink’s has also swapped out their iconic marquee for the first time in 78 years, the restaurant said on Twitter.  A bright blue sign reading “Pink’s Is Now Dodgers Blue!!!” now hangs in front of the stand. The Dodgers beat the Chicago […]

  • A pursuit driver surrenders on the 118 Freeway on Oct. 23, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    High-Speed Driver in Custody After Pursuit in San Fernando Valley

    A driver who led California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit in the San Fernando Valley was taken into custody on Monday, aerial video showed. The high-speed pursuit began after authorities attempted to pull over the driver for suspected speeding and reckless driving in West Los Angeles around 1:48 p.m., officials said. CHP units saw the vehicle going in and out of lanes at a high rate of speed, CHP Officer Chris Baldonado said. The driver continued onto the southbound […]

  • A Los Angeles firefighter is shown on the scene of a condo fire in North Hollywood on October 21, 2017. (Credit: LoudLabs)

    Authorities Investigating After 4 Cars, Condo Burned in North Hollywood

    Los Angeles authorities are investigating after four vehicles and one condo unit caught fire in North Hollywood on Saturday. Firefighters were called to a 4-story condominium complex in the 12700 building of Burbank Boulevard around 12:59 p.m. There, they found four cars burning on the first floor parking level of the building. The flames eventually spread to one second floor condo unit directly above the parking garage, the Department said. The blaze was extinguished around 1:23 p.m. There were no […]

  • Emergency responders rush to the scene of an emergency in a file photo. (Credit: MattGush/iStock)

    3 People Ejected From SUV After Crash in Arleta Near 5 Freeway

    Three people were ejected from an SUV after a two-car collision in Arleta near the 5 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The crash occurred around 9:41 p.m. near the southbound 5 Freeway on-ramp and Osborne Street. The SUV and a sedan crashed into each other and one vehicle overturned, authorities said. Three people were ejected from the SUV and transported to a local trauma center in unknown condition, according to the Department. The number of occupants in […]