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Melissa Pamer is a senior digital news producer for KTLA. She joined the station 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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  • Firefighters responded to a plane crash near Compton/Woodley Airport on Oct. 7, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pilot Hospitalized After Small Plane Crashes Into Backyard Near Airport in Compton

    The pilot of a small plane was hospitalized Wednesday after the aircraft crashed near into a home’s yard near Compton/Woodley Airport, authorities said. The plane crashed into a residential backyard in the 1900 block of Reeves Street about 2:21 p.m., according to Sgt. Ulysses Cruz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Compton Station. The plane made a “hard landing” for unknown reasons, the department said. A statement from Compton Fire Department’s interim chief said the plane experienced engine failure and the […]

  • The FBI uncovered cash connected to a 2014 armored-car heist in the yard of a Fontana home on Oct. 7, 2015. (Credit: pool)

    About $600,000 Found Buried at Fontana Home Is Connected to 2014 Armored Car Heist

    Around $600,000 in cash was on Wednesday found buried in the yard of a Fontana home once occupied by an armored car driver convicted of stealing about $1 million from a downtown Los Angeles bank, according to the FBI. The driver, Cesar Yanez, conspired with a co-worker to pick up $1.086 million in cash from a Bank of America location and drop it in a trash can near a taco restaurant on West Adams Boulevard, according to court documents. Yanez and Aldo […]

  • Steve-O is seen in a photo from his Facebook page on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015.

    Steve-O Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail, Banned From Hollywood for Crane Stunt

    “Jackass” star Steve-O was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in Los Angeles County jail and ordered to temporarily stay out of Hollywood in connection with an August stunt in which he climbed a construction crane in an apparent protest against SeaWorld. Steve-O, whose real name is Stephen Glover, pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Steve-O entered his plea during an arraignment hearing in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. He […]

  • A woman was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Sherman Oaks on Oct. 4, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    18-Year-Old Woman Surrenders to LAPD in Fatal Sherman Oaks Hit-and-Run

    An 18-year-old woman turned herself in and was arrested Tuesday in the fatal hit-and-run death of another young woman in Sherman Oaks. Lerone Natalia Herscu of Sherman Oaks was accompanied by her attorney when she turned herself in, Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division Detective Bill Bustos said. Herscu was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run in the death of 18-year-old Nysmuh Imann Taylor of Sylmar, who was left to die after being struck about 2:20 a.m. Sunday as […]

  • Two women in their 70s were stung by a swarm of bees on Oct. 6, 2015. (Credit: OCFA)

    Woman Stung 105 Times in OC; ‘Unusually Aggressive’ Bees Sting Riverside Crossing Guard

    A woman was stung more than 100 times after trying to help a friend who was swarmed by bees at a Laguna Woods golf course in one of at least two bee attacks in Southern California Tuesday. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. at the golf course at 24112 Moulton Parkway, Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi said. The address corresponds to Clubhouse 2 at the 27-hole course at the Laguna Woods Village adult-living community. After the hive was disturbed, a […]

  • Brittany Maynard appears in a video released by Compassion & Choices on Oct. 6, 2015.

    New Brittany Maynard Video Marks 1 Year After Her Story Spurred Aid-in-Dying Legislation

    A day after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law legalizing medically assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, an advocacy group released a new video Tuesday featuring a California woman whose story galvanized the debate over the issue a year earlier. Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old from the Bay Area who died last November, drew millions of viewers when she went public with her decision to move to Portland so that she could use Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act rather than face an agonizing death […]

  • Damien Perieira is seen in a series of family photos.

    San Luis Obispo Man Who Dreamed of Being Firefighter Is Paralyzed on the Job

    Since he was a boy, Damien Pereira wanted to be a firefighter. The 25-year-old had realized that dream and was fighting a blaze sparked by lightning in Central California when his life changed forever. The small wildfire near Sequoia National Park was safely contained on July 3 and Pereira was preparing to roll up a hose so his crew could leave when he heard a live oak crack and begin to fall. He knew the falling branch was close by. He […]

  • Firefighters are seen fighting a fire at a building in Huntington Park on Oct. 5, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire at Storage Facility in Huntington Park Knocked Down After Burning for Hours

    A fire burned for more than seven hours at a one-story storage facility in Huntington Park Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. About 80 firefighters from L.A. County and the Vernon Fire Department battled the blaze, located at 5608 Soto St. in Huntington Park (map), county fire officials tweeted at 9:50 a.m. The metal-clad commercial building was “well involved,” according to fire officials, and thick black smoke could be seen from miles away. Smoke and fire was showing through the […]

  • Flooding was reported on the 10 Freeway south of downtown L.A. amid a storm on Oct. 5, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Flood Advisories Issued As Storms Move Through Southern California

    Flood warnings were issued for several areas of Southern California late Monday afternoon as storms moved through the area, leaving streets flooded in Temple City and freeway lanes blocked by water elsewhere. The flooding was taking place before the 4 p.m. hour, and aerial video from Sky5 showed broad puddles across entire roadways in the area northeast of Rosemead High School, on Roseglen Street. Doppler radar showed an estimated rainfall rate of 2 inches per hour about that time in San […]