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


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  • Police investigate the discovery of a man's body near the shoreline in Long Beach on Dec. 5, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bodies of Dead Man, Woman Found in Long Beach; Cases Apparently Unrelated

    The deaths of two people whose bodies were found near each other Long Beach on Monday morning appear to be unrelated, according to police. The investigation began when man’s body found was found around 5:50 a.m. on the beach in the 5400 block of East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach Police Department  Sgt. Brad Johnson said. The deceased man was naked when police found him, Johnson told the Los Angeles Times. As investigators combed the area, they found a woman’s body in […]

  • A float from the Main Street Electrical Parade is seen in this fie image from Disney.

    Main Street Electrical Parade Set to Return to Disneyland in January

    Disney’s beloved Main Street Electrical Parade is set to return to Disneyland for a limited-time engagement beginning next month the theme park announced Monday. The attraction, among the most popular of Disney’s parades, is set to debut on Jan. 20, according to a Disneyland Resort news release. It will conclude on June 18, 2017. The nighttime parade premiered at the Anaheim theme park in 1972, and went dark there in 1996. It has been seen at various Disney parks around […]

  • Jasmine Preciado is seen in an undated photo provided by her family on Nov. 22, 2016.

    17-Year-Old Girl Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Pregnant Mother in Venice

    A 17-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of murder in the death of a pregnant mother who was stabbed during a fight near Venice Beach last month, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday, citing police. The teen turned herself in to authorities at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Division on Friday, according to the newspaper. Her identity has not been released due to her age. She had been wanted in the stabbing death of 22-year-old Jasmine Preciado, who […]

  • The 14 deceased victims of the Inland Regional Center mass shooting were remembered Dec. 7, 2015, at a vigil hosted by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. (Credit: KTLA)

    Memorials Mark 1-Year Anniversary of San Bernardino Terror Attack

    Several memorials were being held throughout the day Friday to mark the first anniversary of the terror attack at San Bernardino’s Inland Regional Center, which claimed the lives of 14 people and injured nearly two dozen others on Dec. 2, 2015. The victims killed in the shooting were: Robert Adams, 40; Isaac Amanios, 60; Bennetta Betbadal, 46; Harry Bowman, 46; Sierra Clayborn, 27; Juan Espinoza, 50; Aurora Godoy, 26; Shannon Johnson, 45; Larry Daniel Kaufman, 42; Damian Meins, 58; Tin Nguyen, […]

  • Matthew Little is seen in a booking photo released by the Fullerton Police Department on Dec. 1, 2016.

    Suspected Peeper Arrested After Fullerton Incident May Be Involved in Others Crimes in Orange County: Police

    A man who was arrested after allegedly prowling and peeping into the rear window of a home in Fullerton may be responsible for other similar incidents in Orange County, police said Thursday. Matthew Little, 21, was taken into custody following an intense search that began with a call regarding a suspected prowler in the 4200 block of West Porter Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Fullerton Police Department news release. The suspect fled the scene before police […]

  • Joe McKnight, No. 4 of the USC Trojans, rushes the ball during a game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sept. 13, 2008 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

    Ex-USC Running Back Joe McKnight, 28, Killed in Possible Road-Rage Shooting in Louisiana

    Joe McKnight, a former standout running back at the University of Southern California who went on to the play in the National Football League, was fatally shot in a possible road-rage incident in  Louisiana on Thursday. McKnight, 28, was shot to death after an argument in an intersection in Terrytown around 3 p.m., according to the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said McKnight was discovered lying on the ground. Officers immediately performed CPR on him, but […]

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    Beaver Apparently Trashes Holiday Decorations Aisle After Going Into Dollar Store in Maryland

    A beaver was “apprehended” after leaving a trail of “property damage” while appearing to look through Christmas decorations at a dollar store in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. Sheriff’s Cpl. Yingling responded to an “interesting” call Monday when the suspect — identified only as a beaver — allegedly caused some property damage to the store, according to a tongue-in-cheek post on the office’s Facebook page. The beaver then “attempted to flee the area” but […]

  • Lyvette Crespo is seen in court on Friday, May 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Wife of Slain Bell Gardens Mayor Gets 90 Days in Jail, Probation for His Killing Under Plea Deal

    The wife of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo has reached a plea deal in his shooting death, a Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokesman said Wednesday. Lyvette Crespo, 45, pleaded guilty to a voluntary manslaughter charge, according to Ricardo Santiago of the DA’s office. She is expected to be sentenced to 90 days in jail and five years of formal probation when she is sentenced in early January, a DA’s news release stated. Additionally, Crespo could receive 500 hours […]

  • Handcuffs on top of a fingerprint form are shown in this file photo. (Credit: Blake David Taylor/Thinkstock)

    2 Arrested, Including Teen, After Man Dies Following Fight at Soccer Game in Victorville: SBSD

    Two people have been arrested, including a 17-year-old boy, in connection with the death of a man who died a day after getting into a fight at a soccer game in Victorville, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday. Leobardo Garcia, 36, and the unnamed juvenile, were both arrested in Kings County on Nov. 21, about a month after the fatal incident, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. Deputies from the department’s Victorville Station initially responded to a […]