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


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  • Emergency personnel treated a bighron sheep shortly before she died on Nov. 22, 2014.

    Bighorn Sheep That Escaped From L.A. Zoo Dies After Possibly Getting Hit by Car

    A desert bighorn sheep died in Los Feliz after escaping from the Los Angeles Zoo and possibly being hit by a car Saturday, authorities said. The animal made her way to the northern stretches of Griffith Park, then down to the southern end before stopping in a neighborhood on Commonwealth Avenue in Los Feliz after fleeing from the zoo around noon. A surprised resident called 911 after he saw the sheep near his home. “I backed out to go get […]

  • A student was captured being dragged to a pool by a high school gym teacher in Stockton, California. (Credit: KTXL)

    Video Shows Stockton Gym Teacher Dragging 13-Year-Old Girl to Pool as She Pleads for Him to Stop

    A Northern California gym teacher was placed on leave after video recently surfaced of him dragging a 13-year-old student near the school’s pool area. The incident occurred as the teacher, Denny Peterson, was trying to get the girl into Edison High School’s pool to complete that day’s gym assignment, KTLA sister station Fox40 reported. “I swam laps like the teacher asked but I did not want my hair wet,” the unidentified student told the Sacramento-area television station, adding that she […]

  • Santa Ana police were investigating the death of a toddler on Nov. 22, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Suspicious Death’ Investigation Underway After Toddler Dies at Santa Ana Home: Police

    Santa Ana police have interviewed and released the parents of a 2-year-old boy whose death early Saturday was being investigated as “suspicious,” authorities said. Officers responded to a medical aid call at a home in the 2500 block of South Linda Way (map) around 1:45 a.m. and discovered the toddler was not breathing, according to a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors said the anguished mother rushed out to […]

  • An airsoft gun was found on a 12-year-old boy who was shot by police in Cleveland on Nov. 22, 2014. (Credit: WJW)

    Cleveland Boy Holding Fake Gun Shot By Police Officer Outside Rec Center

    Cleveland police shot and wounded a 12-year-old boy outside a recreation center on Saturday after he reached into his waistband for what turned out to be an airsoft gun, according to KTLA sister station WJW. Two officers responded to the Cuddell Recreation Center around 3:30 p.m. to a report that a male was waving a pistol and pointing it at people, Cleveland police told the television station. The gun was described by one caller as being “probably…fake,” according to a […]

  • 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. “Deputies 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 […]