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

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  • A worker was stabbed to death at the Wilshire County Club on Oct. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Wilshire Country Club Employee Fatally Stabbed During Verbal Dispute With Another Worker; Man in Custody

    A verbal dispute between two employees of The Wilshire Country Club in Hancock Park ended with a man fatally stabbing the other, LAPD said Friday. The stabbing occurred around 10:45 p.m. Thursday at the country club, which is located in the 300 block of Rossmore Avenue, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman. The employees, both in their 20s, got into some type of verbal altercation that escalated and resulted in the stabbing, Eisenman said. Paramedics rushed the […]

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    Heartwarming Photo Showing Premature Baby Smiling 5 Days After Birth Goes Viral

    A touching and inspiring photo showing a premature baby with a big smile on her face has gone viral after being shared on Facebook. The baby’s mother, Lauren Vinje, posted a photo of her then-5-day-old daughter to the Facebook community Love What Matters. Weighing less than four pounds, and in the neonatal intensive care unit, the infant girl — named Freya — appears happy in the photo. “Our first daughter at five days old. 3 lbs. 14 oz., she was happy […]

  • Authorities respond to a double stabbing in Diamond Bar on Oct. 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Couple Found Stabbed to Death in Diamond Bar; Homicide Detectives Investigating

    A man and woman found fatally stabbed in Diamond Bar Thursday morning had lived in the home where their bodies were discovered for a long time, a neighbor said. Few details were immediately provided about the double stabbing, which occurred in the 3300 block of Bent Twig Lane around 9:45 a.m., a sheriff’s news release stated. Homicide detectives were investigating. The block is residential and lined with large, single-family homes. A friend of the pair went to their home to check on […]

  • The Modoc County Sheriff's Office released this photo of Deputy Jack Hopkins, who was shot to death on Oct. 19, 2016, while responding to a disturbance call.

    Deputy Fatally Shot in NorCal Is 4th On-Duty Officer in California to Be Killed in Two Weeks

    A 31-year-old deputy who is the fourth on-duty California law enforcement officer to have been killed in the past two weeks was identified late Wednesday by the Modoc County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Jack Hopkins was sent to check out a report of a family disturbance call in a rural area about 8 miles south of Alturas about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when the shooting occurred, according to a sheriff’s news release posted to Facebook. When he entered the property, Hopkins was confronted […]

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    Kansas Man Sentenced to Probation After Octopus Found in Toddler’s Throat

    A Kansas man received two years of probation and a suspended one-year jail sentence Thursday after a 2-year-old boy he was caring for ended up with a small octopus in his throat earlier this year, the Associated Press reported. Matthew Gallagher, 37, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of child endangerment, battery and interference with law enforcement in connection with the April 5 incident, according to AP. Gallagher was initially charged with a felony count of aggravated child endangerment, AP reported. […]

  • Crews work to put up The Grove's Christmas tree on Oct. 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Christmas Tree Lands at The Grove; Details on Lighting Ceremony Announced

    Christmas is still two more than two months away, but The Grove appears to getting into the holiday spirit early as its famed Christmas tree arrived at the shopping center in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles Thursday morning, Sky5 aerial footage showed. The Grove’s tree usually stands around 100-feet high, making it annually one of the tallest in the country, the L.A. Times reported back in 2013. “I think the trees are big enough,” developer Rick Caruso told the […]

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    Ex-Teacher Convicted of Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Girl Slits His Throat in Santa Ana Courtroom

    A former teacher accused of raping a teen girl slit his throat in a Santa Ana courtroom Wednesday morning after a jury convicted him on multiple accounts of sexual assault, the Los Angeles Times reported. Jeffrey Scott Jones, of Huntington Beach, was found guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and a single count of continuous sexual abuse, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. All the charges were felonies. The […]

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    Alleged DUI Driver With Child in Her SUV Arrested Near Middle School in Simi Valley: Police

    A woman who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol with a child in her SUV near a Simi Valley middle school was arrested on multiple charges Wednesday afternoon, police said. The driver was pulled over by an officer conducting speed enforcement in front of Hillside Middle School — located at 2222 Fitzgerald Road — as part of a campaign to keep children in school zone’s safe, according to a Simi Valley Police Department news release. The woman was […]

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    New Mexico Boy Asks Mother to Pack Extra Lunch for Student Who Had Hardly Any Food, Was Eating Alone

    A New Mexico mother has been packing two lunches for school ever since her son asked her for an extra one for a young boy who had been sitting alone at lunch each day with just a fruit cup. In an interview with Albuquerque television station KOAT last week, Josette Duran recounted her son’s unusual request, thinking that he wanted more food for himself. “He said, ‘No mom, it’s for this little boy at school and he sits by himself and all […]