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Melissa Pamer is the digital managing editor at KTLA. She joined the station as a senior digital news producer in 2013.

She previously worked as a digital media producer for KNBC, and as a newspaper reporter covering local government, education and the environment for the Los Angeles Daily News, the Daily Breeze and other Los Angeles-area papers.

She has a master’s degree in print journalism from the University of Southern California.


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    Ex-Boyfriend Accused of Fatally Shooting Woman in Bellflower: LASD

    Homicide detectives are investigating in Bellflower after a woman’s ex-boyfriend allegedly shot her to death Monday afternoon. Kenia Buckner, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene, in the 16000 block of Cornuta Avenue around 1:35 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “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. Buckner’s ex-boyfriend, Antowan Parker, 27, showed up at her apartment and allegedly shot her with a […]

  • Bryan Asrary is shown in a photo supplied Jan. 16, 2017, by LASD.

    Massachusetts Man Posed as Justin Bieber to Get Naked Photos From 9-Year-Old L.A. County Girl, Sheriff’s Dept. Says of ‘Sextortion’ Case

    A 9-year-old Los Angeles County girl was convinced to send naked photos and videos of herself to a Massachusetts man who posed as pop star Justin Bieber and then tried to extort her into supplying more images of herself, authorities said Monday. Two years after his initial contact with the victim, the man was arrested in his hometown last month, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Bryan Asrary, 24, confessed to extorting the young victim and “implicated himself […]

  • Rain falls on a Southern California freeway on Jan. 12, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    As SoCal Looks to Dry Out, ‘Impressive’ Rainfall Totals Are Tallied and Snow Covers Mountains

    As Southern California is set to begin drying out Friday after more than a week of intermittent rain, federal forecasters have tallied the the rainfall — and snow — brought by the series of storms. Since Jan. 7, three storms brought several inches of rain to most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. In downtown L.A., the deluge helped bring the precipitation level to 167 percent of average for this point in the season, the National Weather Service said. The […]

  • Jacqueline Hernandez's mother, Sandra Hernandez, center, and father, Ruben Vicente, right, wear T-shirts with Jacqueline's picture during a morning press conference with family friend, Rhina Calderon, left, at LAPD headquarters on Jan. 13, 2017. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

    LAPD Asks for Help in DTLA Hit-and-Run That Killed 23-Year-Old Woman

    A downtown Los Angeles hit-and-run that left a 23-year-old woman dead remains unsolved two months later, and police on Friday asked for help in the crime. A $50,000 reward is being offered in the Nov. 7, 2016, crash that killed Jacqueline Hernandez. She was crossing 12th Street near Paloma Street in the Fashion District about 6 p.m. when she was stuck. Police initially said she was 24 but clarified as at a news conference Friday morning that she was 23. […]

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    Cat Survives Being Bound, Doused With Gas and Burned in Indiana Cornfield; Man Arrested

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly pouring gasoline on a cat and setting the animal on fire in an Indiana field this week. The female cat was bound with a rope and burned in a cornfield near the Crawfordsville Municipal Airport, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis, KTLA sister station WXIN reported. She was found Wednesday night, and Noah Riley was arrested Thursday night by deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Riley turned himself in after seeing social media posts about […]

  • A photo from inside McCoy Station, a mid-mountain chalet, shows conditions at Mammoth on Jan. 11, 2017. (Credit: MMSA)

    After Week of Storms, Mammoth Mountain Has More Snow Than Any Other Ski Resort in the Country

    After more than a week of snow storms in the Sierra Nevada, Mammoth Mountain has more snow than another ski resort in the country. The popular mountain about five hours north of Los Angeles announced Wednesday that it had the deepest base of snow in North America after receiving 10 to 15 feet of snow since the previous Wednesday. Another foot of snow fell by Thursday morning. “It looks like the storm blows out on Friday and that means that Saturday could […]

  • Heavy rain flooded streets in Santa Ana on Jan. 12, 2017. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Cold Storm Brings Record Rainfall, Low Snow Levels, Possible Mudslides to SoCal

    A cold storm system moving through Southern California is bringing more rain to the region Thursday and is expected to result in low snow levels, a threat of thunderstorms and a chance of mudslides in the recent burn areas. Widespread rain began falling overnight and is expected to continue throughout the day before tapering off early Friday, according to the National Weather Service. By Thursday afternoon, a 20-year-old rainfall record was broken at Long Beach Airport, which saw 1.54 inches of […]

  • Officials work Jan. 12, 2017, on closed Laurel Canyon Boulevard after a concrete slab fell onto the roadway. (Credit: KTLA)

    Laurel Canyon Boulevard to Remain Closed After Concrete Foundation Slides Down Rain-Soaked Hillside

    Laurel Canyon Boulevard will remain closed for a 2 1/4-mile stretch through the western part of the Hollywood Hills after the concrete foundation of an aged home fell down the hillside onto the roadway. Authorities announced Thursday that the closure of the road — a critical surface-street connection with the San Fernando Valley — will continue until safety measures can be implemented. “This is an all-hands-on-deck situation,” said Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu, who represents the area. The road […]

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    67 Arrested as ‘Operation Bad Blood’ Targets South Fontana, Mexican Mafia Gangs

    Sixty-seven people have been arrested after a six-month investigation of two street gangs based in Fontana, the South Fontana gang the Mexican Mafia prison gang, authorities said Thursday. Firearms, ammunition, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and prescription medications were seized during an operation Thursday, the Fontana Police Department announced. Thirty-five people were arrested in that operation, while 32 had previously been arrested over the course of the investigation. More than 350 law enforcement officers worked on Thursday’s efforts, which were dubbed “Operation Bad […]