Mariel Turner is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • Tiger recovered during Operation Jungle Book in the Los Angeles area. (Credit: USFWS)

    2 Tiger Cubs and Other Wild Animals Seized After SoCal Authorities Target Wildlife Trafficking; 16 People Charged

    Sixteen people were charged and numerous wild animals were seized in connection with “Operation Junglebook” — the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California history, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The 4-month long investigation and sweep yielded at least two tiger cubs, king cobras, coral, a hyacinth macaw, turtles, a radiated tortoise, Asian fish and songbirds, a monitor lizard and other reptiles in the Los Angeles area, authorities said. Some of the animals were smuggled illegally into the U.S. […]

  • U.S. film producer Harvey Weinstein poses during a photocall at the Cap-Eden-Roc hotel in France, on May 23, 2017. (Credit: YANN COATSALIOU/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Are You Any Good?’: Harvey Weinstein Questioned Actress’ Skills in Bed Before Sexual Assault, She Alleges

    A Southern California woman accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault during an emotional news conference on Friday. Accompanied by celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, Heather Kerr said she was in her 20s and an aspiring actress when she first encountered Weinstein in 1989. Kerr, who guest-starred on television shows “Facts of Life” and “Mama’s Family,” was working part-time for an entertainment business manager. One of his clients was Weinstein. “He called the office almost every day and I […]

  • Rachel Nguyen, right, and Joseph Orbeso are seen in photos posted to a fundraising page.

    O.C. Man Who Was Reported Missing After Hike in Joshua Tree Killed Girlfriend, Then Himself, Detectives Believe

    An Orange County man whose body was found alongside his girlfriend’s after a nearly three-month search is believed to have killed her and then himself in Joshua Tree National Park, authorities said Friday. Joseph Orbeso fatally shot 20-year-old Rachel Nguyen then shot himself during a hike in the national park in July, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department detectives. After announcing those findings Friday morning, the Sheriff’s Department, later in the day, offered further information that suggests the couple […]

  • Authorities Searching for Arsonist After Series of Fires in North Hollywood

    Los Angeles police and fire personnel are searching for an arsonist after three separate fires were started in North Hollywood on Thursday. Authorities were called to the 5900 block of Carpenter Avenue around 5 a.m. after reports of a Cypress tree and vehicle on fire. Firefighters were soon called to two separate tree and auto fires in the 5900 block of Irvine Street and on Beck Avenue between Collins Street and Hatteras Street, officials said. One neighbor told KTLA he was […]

  • Police respond to a report of a man with a gun in Sylmar on Oct. 19, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Report of Man With Gun at Sylmar Hospital Prompts Evacuation and Search, But No Arrest Made

    A hospital in Sylmar was partially evacuated following a report of a man with a gun on Thursday, but no gunman was found after a floor-by-floor search and a massive response from authorities. A nurse at the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, located at 14445 Olive View Drive, reported seeing a man “brandishing a black handgun” on the second floor of the hospital about 9:20 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. “When he approached her she was […]