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


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  • A woman's body was wheeled out of a Burbank home on Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested After Woman in Her 30s Found Dead Inside Burbank Home

    A 49-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found at the home where he lived in Burbank. Officers responded just before 10 p.m. Sunday to a report of a woman not breathing at a residence in the 1900 block of Richard Street, a news release from the Burbank Police Department stated. When police arrived at the home, they discovered the unidentified woman was deceased. A man who lived at the home, […]

  • A parrot apparently owned by a stabbing victim is taken into custody near Disneyland on Aug. 23, 2015. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    ‘Birdman’ Stabbed Multiple Times After Fight Near Disneyland: Witnesses

    One person was arrested after a homeless man, described as local fixture “the Birdman” by witnesses, was stabbed multiple times across the street from Disneyland late Sunday, according to the Anaheim Police Department. The stabbing occurred at a bus stop in the 1500 block of Harbor Boulevard — which borders the popular theme park — around 10 p.m., Anaheim police Lt. Eric Trapp said. Officers initially responded to the scene after receiving a report of two transients fighting, according to […]

  • An investigation was underway after a man was fatally shot on the 110 Freeway in South L.A. on Aug. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Passenger Dies After Gunman Opens Fire on 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles

    Police on Monday were searching for a gunman who opened fire on a passenger inside a car on the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles, leaving the man dead, according to LAPD. The vehicle was traveling southbound on the freeway between Vernon and Slauson avenues Sunday night when someone opened fire on the vehicle, Detective Rick Gordon of the Los Angeles Police Department said. The driver exited the freeway at Florence Avenue and stopped near a gas station at the […]

  • The Orange County Sheriff's Department tweeted this photo of a diver in Lake Irvine on Aug. 23, 2015, the same day the missing man's body was found.

    Boater Identified After Body Recovered From Lake Irvine: Sheriff’s Dept.

    The search for a missing boater ended Sunday morning when the man’s body was located in Lake Irvine less than 24 hours after he fell into the water, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The victim was found in roughly 25-foot-deep water, near the location where he was last spotted the previous evening, the department tweeted around 11:30 a.m. He was later identified as Clarence William Brumfield, 61, of Palmdale, the agency said in a statement. The man’s fishing companion […]

  • Investigators remained at the scene of a hit-and-run in downtown L.A. hours after the incident on Aug. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hit-and-Run in Downtown L.A. Leaves Pedestrian in Serious Condition; Driver Sought

    A man in his 20s was in serious condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in downtown Los Angeles early Monday, police said. The pedestrian was hit in the 1300 block of East Washington Boulevard around 4:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log. The car — described only as a black sedan — fled the scene, but may have stopped at a nearby business to check for damage on the vehicle, a watch commander at the […]

  • Cal Fire tweeted this photo of a brush fire burning near Snow Summit Ski Resort on Aug. 23, 2015.

    Summit Fire Burns 100 Acres in Big Bear, Is 30% Contained; More Than 400 Homes Threatened

    Three hundred firefighters on Sunday evening were battling a 100-acre brush fire that erupted in Big Bear near Snow Summit Ski Resort and prompted mandatory evacuations in the area, authorities said. The Summit Fire broke out near Pine Knot Avenue and Knickerbocker Road around 12:30 p.m., and within an hour had grown to 10 acres, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said. By 6:45 p.m., it had scorched 100 acres and was 30 percent contained, according to the San Bernardino National Forest’s Twitter […]

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    Alleged DUI Driver Arrested After Collision With Garden Grove Police Officer

    A suspected drunk driver was taken into custody early Sunday after his vehicle collided with a patrol car being driven by a Garden Grove officer, authorities said. Around 3:40 a.m., the unidentified officer was traveling north on Knott Street when an oncoming driver headed southbound crossed over into northbound lanes near Stanford Avenue, according to a news release from the Garden Grove Police Department. The officer made an evasive maneuver to avoid crashing into the other vehicle, but the cars […]

  • Torrance firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze at an apartment building on Aug. 23, 2015. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    1 Dead After Fire Rips Through Torrance Apartment

    One person was killed when a two-alarm fire erupted at an apartment building in Torrance on Sunday, authorities said. The blaze broke out at the multi-story structure in the 22500 block of Ocean Avenue around 2 a.m., according to Capt. Frank Millea of the Torrance Fire Department. Thirty-four firefighters responded to the scene and found flames shooting out from two units, one on the first floor, and another on the second floor, Millea said. They were able to knock down […]

  • A woman had to airlifted to a hospital  after a collision with a commercial vehicle on Aug. 23, 2015. (Credit: Chino Valley Fire District)

    Woman Airlifted After Violent Crash Involving SUV, Commercial Vehicle in Chino

    A woman was hospitalized and a second driver was injured after a violent collision in Chino left one vehicle overturned on the side of a roadway on Sunday morning, fire officials said. The crash occurred near the intersection of Chino Corona Road and Pine Avenue around 6:40 a.m., according to Massiel DeGuevara of the Chino Valley Fire District. A female driver was trapped inside the black SUV and had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters, DeGuevara said. She […]