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Tracy Bloom is a digital news producer for KTLA.com in Los Angeles.


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  • Abby Snodgrass, 17, performed CPR to save a baby's life at a Missouri Wal-Mart recently. (Credit: KDSK via CNN)

    Missouri Teen Credited With Saving Baby’s Life at Wal-Mart

    A quick-thinking Missouri high school student was being hailed as a hero after recently helping to save the life of a baby who was not breathing at a Wal-Mart, according to a report. The incident, caught on surveillance video, began when the infant’s mother noticed her 11-month-old baby had suddenly stopped breathing, CNN affiliate KSDK reported. The frantic mother tried to revive the baby, but could not. Abby Snodgrass was shopping nearby when she heard the commotion. The 17-year-old immediately […]

  • Strong winds toppled a tree onto a Ford Mustang in Canoga Park on Nov. 17, 2014. No one was inside the vehicle at the time. (Credit: KTLA)

    Amid Red Flag Warning, Strong Santa Ana Winds Fan Flames, Trigger Power Outages in SoCal

    A Red Flag warning remained in effect in parts of Southern California for a second straight day as strong, gusty winds toppled trees, downed power lines and prompted concerns over increased fire danger. The National Weather Service issued the warning in areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties as winds with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour in the mountain areas and up to 40 miles per hour were forecast to hit the region on Monday. Fierce winds, […]

  • Ruben Martinez is seen in a booking photo provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

    Man Fatally Stabbed After Altercation on Anaheim Street; 1 Arrested

    An arrest has been made in connection with the stabbing of a man who died after he was found lying on the street in an Anaheim residential neighborhood, authorities announced Monday morning. The victim was discovered shortly after 8 p.m. in the area of a Perdido Street and Cerritos Avenue by a passerby who called 911 for help, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. ‚ÄúDeputies arrived. They found the victim lying in the street suffering from what appeared to […]

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    Adults Allegedly Shot Kids With BB Gun, Forced Sex Act on Toddler in Pennsylvania; 5 Charged (Warning: Disturbing Content)

    Five adults in Pennsylvania were recently charged after allegedly forcing five young children to watch them have sex and shooting the kids with a BB gun, Philadelphia television station KYW reported. The alleged physical and sexual abuse occurred between March and May of this year, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan told the TV station on Friday. The three men and two women were accused of performing sex acts in front of the kids — who were between the ages […]

  • Jose Rodriguez is seen in a booking photo provided by the Placentia Police Department.

    Anaheim Man Offered Ride to Nightclub Theft Victim, Then Sexually Assaulted Her: Police

    A 43-year-old Anaheim man was arrested early Sunday after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman he met at a nightclub whose purse and cellphone had just been stolen, police said. Officers discovered the alleged assault victim shortly before 3 a.m. after she jumped out of a vehicle during a traffic stop on Placentia Avenue near Chapman Avenue, according to a news release from the Placentia Police Department. The woman ran to officers and told them the driver of the vehicle […]

  • The Crown Princess was docked in San Pedro on Nov. 16, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    172 Fall Ill After Norovirus Outbreak on Princess Cruises Ship Headed to L.A.

    More than 170 passengers and crew members on board a Princess Cruises cruise ship that was docked in San Pedro Sunday have fallen ill following an outbreak of Norovirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Crown Princess ship was sailing from Tahiti to Los Angeles on a month-long cruise when passengers began exhibiting symptoms of the gastrointestinal illness, according to a statement from Princess Cruises that was sent on Sunday. “Over the last few days, the […]

  • Joseph Gatto is seen in an undated file photo.

    As Memorial Highway Is Named for Joseph Gatto, LAPD Asks for Tips in Unsolved Killing

    On a day when a freeway was dedicated in his name exactly a year after his death, the slain father of a state assemblyman was the subject of a renewed plea from Los Angeles police and his family for information leading to an arrest and prosecution in his killing. Joseph Gatto, a highly-respected retired art teacher and jewelry-maker, was found shot to death in his home in an affluent area of the Silver Lake neighborhood on the evening of Nov. […]

  • Police were investigating the death of a 1-month-old baby in South Los Angeles on Nov. 12, 2014. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    1-Month-Old Baby Found Dead Inside South L.A. Home; LAPD Investigating

    Los Angeles police detectives were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 1-month-old infant in South L.A. early Wednesday, authorities said. The baby’s mother called 911 after going into the infant’s room and finding him or her unresponsive, according to Det. Juan Perez with the Los Angeles Police Department’s child abuse unit. When officers arrived at the residence in the 200 block of East 97th Street (map) around 3:40 a.m., they discovered the baby had died, according to LAPD […]

  • A pregnant panhandler in San Diego was seen getting into a Mercedes-Benz, a woman who captured the incident on camera said. (Credit: KGTV via CNN)

    After Begging for Money, Pregnant Panhandler in SoCal Caught Driving Off in Mercedes-Benz

    A pregnant woman who was begging people for money at a San Diego shopping center with her young son drove off in a Mercedes-Benz, according to one customer who recently captured the incident on camera. Melissa Smith told CNN affiliate KGTV that the pregnant panhandler was at the center every weekend holding a sign asking for help. “I felt bad, there’s a pregnant lady with a little boy and is down on her luck,” Smith said. She added that plenty […]