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


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  • Jesus Canales appeared in court for his sentencing on March 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lancaster Man Sentenced for Murdering Girlfriend With Sword in Front of Her 4 Young Children

    A Lancaster man convicted of murdering his live-in girlfriend with a sword in front of her four young children was sentenced on Tuesday to 36 years to life in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Jesus Humberto Canales, 35, was found guilty by a jury on March 10 for the murder of 26-year-old Lucy Preciado and on four counts of child abuse, a news release from the DA’s office said. The jury also “found true” an […]

  • An LAPD motor officer was injured in a collision on the 5 Freeway in Sylmar on March 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Motor Officer, 2nd Motorcyclist Collide; Tanker Truck Driver Protects Crash Scen

    A Los Angeles police motorcycle officer was rushed to a hospital Tuesday after a crash with another motorcyclist who was also hurt on the 5 Freeway in Sylmar, where the driver of a tanker truck blocked lanes to protect the injured men, authorities said. The LAPD officer and civilian motorcyclist collided between the carpool and No. 1 lane on the southbound freeway just north of the 405 Freeway shortly after 1:30 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers said. A tanker truck that was initially reported […]

  • LAPD officers were investigation a deadly stabbing in a Van Nuys alley on March 24, 2015. (Credit: Eric Spillman/KTLA)

    Mother of Three Stabbed to Death While Sitting in Truck in Van Nuys Alley

    An investigation was underway into a stabbing in Van Nuys that left a woman dead and a man injured Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers initially responded to an alley near the intersection of Lemay Street and Kester Avenue (map) at around 8 a.m. after a man called 911 claiming that about four hours prior, he and his girlfriend had been sitting in a truck when they were attacked during a robbery, according to LAPD Officer Lilliana […]

  • Tyler Hoeft, 14, died Friday of massive head injuries, one day after crashing his motorcycle during the Freestone Amateur Motocross Championship in Worthham, Texas.

    Teen Motocross Racer From Castaic Killed in Crash During Competition in Texas

    A 14-year-old boy from Castaic died from massive head injuries one day after crashing his motorcycle during a national motocross competition in Texas, his family said Monday. Tyler Hoeft was competing in the Freestone Amateur Motocross competition in Wortham, Texas, last Thursday when the crash occurred. “I did not see it, thank God,” his father, Darrin Hoeft, told KTLA. “But I felt it when I saw the Red Cross.” Tyler succumbed to his injuries on Friday. Three days later, friends […]

  • Video captured a truck tumbling over the side of a Canadian highway ramp and onto the roadway below. (Credit: CTV News)

    Dramatic Dash Cam Video Shows Tractor-Trailer Falling Onto Busy Highway in Toronto

    A tractor-trailer tumbled off a ramp and onto a busy highway, hitting two other vehicles during rush hour in Toronto on Monday afternoon in an incident that was captured on video. Shortly after 3:30 p.m., the transport truck lost control on Highway 401, tumbled over the ramp and crash landed in the middle of Highway 404 below, according to Canadian television station CTV News. Dramatic dash cam video taken from a vehicle traveling on Highway 404 showed the rig falling […]

  • With her husband and young daughter beside her, Maria Uriostegui described being hit by a car after confronting diners about their unpaid bill. (Credit: KTLA)

    OC Waitress Describes ‘Miracle’ of Surviving Being Run Over by Customers Who Skipped Bill

    Four people were arrested Monday after allegedly skipping out on their bill at an Anaheim-area restaurant and striking a waitress who said it was a “miracle” she survived the hit-and-run. Authorities were contacted around 6:20 p.m. Sunday about four patrons allegedly not paying their bill at the Mexico Lindo restaurant in the 10900 block of Magnolia Street (map), according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. In an afternoon news conference on Monday, the victim, who identified herself as Maria Uriostegui, […]

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    Ex-NFL Star Darren Sharper Pleads No Contest to Drugging, Raping 2 Women: L.A. County DA’s Office

    Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper entered a “no contest” plea in a downtown courtroom on Monday morning to charges that he drugged and raped two women, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Sharper, 39, pleaded to two counts of rape by use of drugs and four counts of furnishing a controlled substance in connection to two separate assaults that occurred in October 2013 and January 2014, the DA’s office said in a press release. In the first incident, […]

  • Travis Lanning is seen in a book photo released by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. (Credit: KTXL)

    Woman Attacked With Medieval Weapon While Walking Her Dog in Sacramento; Man Arrested

    A 34-year-old man was arrested after allegedly attacking a woman with what appeared to be a medieval mace in Sacramento early Monday, deputies told KTLA sister station KTXL. The victim, in her 50s, was out walking her dog on Garfield Avenue near Auburn Boulevard around 4:15 a.m. when the brutal assault occurred, the television station reported. The woman told Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department deputies that the man went up to her and started beating her with the mace, according to […]

  • Vin Diesel poses with his baby girl, Pauline. (Credit: WGN-TV)

    ‘Furious 7′ Star Vin Diesel Names New Baby in Tribute to Paul Walker

    After welcoming a daughter last week, actor Vin Diesel announced Monday that he had named his baby girl after his late friend and “Fast and Furious” series co-star Paul Walker. Diesel, 47, revealed the child’s name in an interview with Natalie Morales on “Today.” “I named her Pauline,” he said. Diesel said he chose the name as a tribute to Walker. “It felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part […]