Marissa Wenzke is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • Alwyn Gibson, 32, is seen in a booking photo from the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

    Man Convicted of Murder After Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Father, Shooting 2 Others While Holding Family Hostage in Irvine

    A man was convicted of murder Tuesday, eight years after he launched an attack on his ex-girlfriend’s family in Irvine that left her father dead and two other family members shot, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said. A jury found Alwyn Gibson, 32, guilty of murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault on Nov. 13. But the murder conviction handed down on Tuesday also found Gibson to be legally sane at the time of the killings — a point his attorneys […]

  • Brian Conroy, 19, appears in a booking photo released by the Palm Springs Police Department on Nov. 20, 2017.

    19-Year-Old Arrested on Suspicion of Murdering His Mother in Palm Springs

    Just hours after Palm Springs police received a call about a woman being shot Monday morning, her 19-year-old son was arrested on suspicion of murdering her, according to police. Brian Conroy was arrested after police received a call at about 4:25 a.m. saying a person inside a home in the 4100 block of Calle San Antonio had been shot, Palm Springs police said in a news release. Once officers arrived, they found the woman shot — 36-year-old Amber Lane — […]

  • Fire investigators examine the shell of a burned RV after a fatal fire Nov. 20, 2017, in Rancho Park in a photo tweeted by LAFD's Erik Scott.

    Man Dies After Trying to Rescue Dogs From Inside Burning RV in Rancho Park: LAFD

    A 46-year-old man died on Monday after attempting to rescue his dogs from inside a burning recreational vehicle in Rancho Park, authorities said. The victim lived in the RV at 2734 S. Westwood Blvd. – in a residential neighborhood – with his wife and dogs, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The victim’s partner, Rachel Spencer, identified him as David Michael Plott of Alabama. She said they were engaged, not married. The couple was gathering cans in an alley when […]

  • Rep. Member Maxine Waters looks on as Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen testifies before the House Financial Committee on July 12, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

    Man Charged With Calling in Death Threats to Office of South L.A. County Congresswoman Maxine Waters

    A man who allegedly called in expletive-ridden death threats to the office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who represents a southern portion of Los Angeles County, is now facing a felony count of threatening a United States official, according to the Department of Justice. Anthony Scott Lloyd, a 44-year-old man from San Pedro, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison if he’s convicted of making the threat “with the intent to interfere with the Congresswoman while she engaged in her official […]

  • Darryl Headrick, left, and Bryce Headrick, right, are seen in booking photos released by the Huntington Beach Police Department.

    Huntington Beach Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison After He and His Son Beat Up an Officer Together

    A Huntington Beach man will serve six years in prison after he was found guilty of knocking a police officer to the ground and beating and kicking him alongside his son last year, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Monday. The attack happened around 11 p.m. one night in February 2016, when 60-year-old Darryl Keith Headrick and his 25-year-old son teamed up in beating a Huntington Beach police officer, the DA’s office said. His son, Bryce Headrick, had been […]

  • 15-Month-Old Boyle Heights Boy Reported Missing in Amber Alert Is Safely Found in Mexico: LAPD

    The 15-month-old Boyle Heights boy who was reported missing in an Amber Alert last week, when he was allegedly abducted by his father, has been safely found in Mexico, Los Angeles Police Department officials said Sunday. Noe Reyna first went missing on Nov. 14 and LAPD officials previously said they believed the toddler was with his father, 35-year-old Carlos “Ivan” Reyna, in Mexico. On Sunday, officials confirmed the boy was located by officials from the Department of Homeland Security in Mexico […]

  • Norman scoots across the set on the KTLA Morning News.

    ‘Norman the Scooter Dog’ Has Lymphoma and a GoFundMe for Him Has Raised Over $20K

    He beat records as the “fastest dog on a scooter,” but now Norman the Scooter Dog has a new challenge ahead: lymphoma. The famous pooch, who’s glided across the set of the KTLA 5 News more than once, has been diagnosed with Stage IV lymphoma. A GoFundMe page was set up for him back in June, but just this month, an animal cancer charity called The Perseus Foundation has stepped up to help raise funds in light of him needing […]

  • Marco Hernandez, 9, and his 7-year-old brother Jose are seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page after the died in a crash in Boyle Heights on Nov. 16, 2017.

    Vigil Held for 2 Brothers, Ages 7 and 9, Killed in Boyle Heights Crash Involving Sheriff’s Vehicle

    A vigil was held Saturday evening for the two young boys, 7- and 9-year-old brothers, killed in a crash in Boyle Heights involving a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s patrol vehicle just two days earlier. Flowers and candles were gathered near the site of the crash, while a local priest performed a prayer service as loved ones and other members of the L.A. neighborhood came to mourn the two young lives lost. As of Saturday night, a GoFundMe page for the […]

  • Karina Duch, 40, appears in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page created to collect funds for raising her children and paying her funeral costs after her April 2016 murder. (Credit: Map Duch via GoFundMe)

    Long Beach Man Convicted of Murder After Stabbing His Ex-Girlfriend to Death

    A 60-year-old man in Long Beach has been convicted of murder after he stabbed his ex-girlfriend, who was also the mother of his children, to death in April 2016, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Friday. The verdict was handed down on Thursday, when jurors found Ngounsay Keo guilty of second-degree murder and making criminal threats. On April 13, 2016, police arrived to a home on Stanley Avenue in Long Beach and made a grisly discovery. Inside, Keo was […]