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


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    Man Convicted of Raping Teen Girl After Injecting Her With Meth: L.A. County DA’s Office

    A 50-year-old man accused of drugging and forcibly raping a teenage girl was found guilty on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. William G. Cortez was convicted of forcible rape of a child over 14 years, forcible oral copulation of a minor over 14 and two counts of an adult using a minor, a news release from the DA’s office stated. According to Deputy DA Michael DeRose, Cortez met two 14-year-old girls on Oct. 28, 2013, […]

  • Paul Guzman released this cellphone video that purports to show Fairfield police officers detaining his wife after their son was abducted on April 20, 2015.

    Parents of Kidnapped NorCal Boy Who Prompted Amber Alert Allege Police Mistreatment, Release Video

    A Fairfield couple whose son was found safe hours after being kidnapped earlier this week alleged on Tuesday that they were mistreated by police and are planning to file a complaint, according to KTLA sister station KTXL. Brock Guzman, 8, was asleep inside the family’s car when it was stolen from their driveway early Monday. An Amber Alert was subsequently issued and canceled more than three hours later when a community member located the vehicle several blocks away with Brock […]

  • A television news camera captured a bikini-clad grandmother taking a field sobriety test on April 16, 2015. (Credit: WINK)

    Bikini-Clad Grandma Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Crashing BMW in Florida

    A 49-year-old Florida woman who was allegedly intoxicated while driving with her young grandson was arrested on suspicion of DUI following a car crash, sheriff’s deputies told television station WINK. The woman, identified by the TV station as Patricia Ebel, was wearing only a bikini when a WINK News camera captured her taking field sobriety tests. Ebel was driving with her 10-year-old grandson after a day at the pool when she crashed her BMW into a vehicle that was stopped […]

  • Sheriff's homicide detectives were investigating the shooting death of a man in Compton on April 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Shot While Sitting in Car in Compton; Shooter at Large

    An investigation was underway Wednesday after a man was shot and killed while sitting in a vehicle in Compton early Wednesday, authorities said. The shooting occurred near the intersection of Marcelle Street and Long Beach Boulevard (map) at about 2:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Preliminary information indicated that the victim was seated in the car when the shooter approached him on foot and fired at least one shot, said Eddie Aguirre, a homicide investigator with […]

  • A still from a disturbing surveillance video showed a man tossing multiple puppies over an approximately 6-foot high fence outside an animal shelter in Marshall, Texas.

    Surveillance Video Shows Puppies Being Tossed Over Fence; Texas School District Employee Arrested

    A Texas school district employee was arrested after he was allegedly captured on surveillance video throwing five small puppies over the fence of a no-kill animal shelter, authorities said Monday. The incident, which occurred in the 1900 block of Jefferson Avenue, was reported shortly before 9 a.m., according to a news release from the Marshall Police Department. Paul Warren Smith, 61, was taken into custody on an animal cruelty charge after a community member saw a copy of the disturbing […]

  • A vehicle went down an embankment in Porter Ranch on April 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Female Rescued After Vehicle Goes Down 150-Foot Embankment in Porter Ranch

    A female driver was extricated from a vehicle that went down an approximately 150-foot embankment and into a ravine in the Porter Ranch area Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Preliminary reports indicated that two people were in the vehicle went it went down the embankment near Porter Ranch Park in the 18700 block of Sesnon Boulevard (map), an LAFD alert stated at about 8 a.m. Fire officials later said one female was trapped inside the vehicle. […]

  • A possible death investigation was underway in Baldwin Park on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Found Fatally Shot on Lawn of Family’s Baldwin Park Home

    A homicide investigation was underway early Tuesday, hours after a man was found shot to death on the lawn in front of his Baldwin Park residence, an official with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Officers with the Baldwin Park Police Department responded to the 3800 block of Cosbey Street at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Monday to a report of shots fired, according to sheriff’s Lt. Dave Coleman. When they arrived, they found the 37-year-old male victim suffering from […]

  • LAPD released this photo of Hong Quiang Shi.

    Sherman Oaks Massage Therapist Arrested After Allegedly Sexual Assaulting Customers; Additional Victims Sought

    A Sherman Oaks massage therapist was recently arrested on suspicion of felony sexual assault and detectives believe there may be additional victims, police said Monday. Hong Quiang Shi, also known as Steven, is accused of sexual assaulting “numerous victims” while providing massage services at Super Relax Massage in the 14400 block of Ventura Boulevard, according to an LAPD news release. Shi was arrested on March 30. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has since filed four felony counts in […]

  • A two-vehicle crash in West Hollywood left one man dead on April 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Killed in Violent Car Crash in West Hollywood Area; 1 Arrested

    A male adult was killed after another car ran a stop sign in the West Hollywood area and collided with his vehicle early Monday, police said. The victim’s vehicle was headed westbound on Curson Avenue near Fountain Avenue (map) shortly after 2 a.m. when the deadly crash occurred, according to a Los Angeles Police Department sergeant at the scene. The sergeant initially identified the victim as a child passenger, but an LAPD official later stated a man who was driving […]