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

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    Winter Storm to Bring Snow, Rain, Cold to Southern California This Weekend

    A winter storm moving into Southern California Saturday was expected to bring cooler weather, rain, snow and gusty winds to the area through Monday. The heaviest precipitation was forecast to hit Saturday afternoon through the following afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, noting it could bring an inch or more of rain to eastern mountains in the region. A winter storm watch was in effect for the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties starting Saturday afternoon. It was […]

  • After being cleared in her nephew's death, Mayra Rosales lost 800 pounds. (Credit: TLC via CNN)

    Woman Once Known as ‘Half-Ton Killer’ Loses 800 Pounds, Shares Weight Loss Journey

    The Texas woman who was once known as the “Half-Ton Killer” for taking the blame in the death of her 2-year-old nephew has a new outlook on life after being cleared in the case and losing 800 pounds. Mayra Rosalas weighed more than 1,000 pounds when she was charged with capital murder after being accused of rolling on top of the boy and crushing him to death in 2008, according to Houston television station KTRK. She gained nationwide attention after […]

  • Before he died, all Donnie Loneman had wanted was to be buried in uniform with a Marine Corps flag. (Credit: KOCO via CNN)

    Homeless Oklahoma Veteran’s Dying Wish to Be Granted

    After being diagnosed with terminal cancer and given only three weeks to live, a beloved Marine had one last wish: to be buried in uniform, along with a Marine Corps flag. Donnie Loneman had loved being a Marine, according to CNN affiliate KOCO in Oklahoma City. But the veteran, who was homeless for the past decade, did not own a dress uniform. He also could not afford to buy one. As Loneman explained to Tulsa station KOTV at an event […]

  • Samantha Green, right, was arrested several days after baby Justice Rees, left, was found dead in a wetland area of Northern California, authorities said. (Credit: KTXL)

    NorCal Mom Arrested After 3-Week-Old Baby Dies From Possible Drowning, Hypothermia

    A Northern California woman was arrested early Saturday in connection with the death of her infant son, according to KTLA sister station KTXL. Samantha Green, 23, was taken into custody shortly after midnight, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to the Sacramento-area television station. Both Green and her baby, Justice Rees, were initially reported missing Monday, according to KTXL. The following night, a resident reported hearing the woman screaming for help near the Ridge Cut Slough in Knights Landing. The […]

  • The intersection of North State and Marengo streets is seen in this Google Street View.

    Man Who Climbed Boyle Heights Pole Told Police He Wanted to Go to Oklahoma Just Before Nearly Being Electrocuted

    A man who was nearly electrocuted after mistakenly touching a high-voltage line when he climbed up a 100-foot high pole in Boyle Heights Saturday was expected to survive his injuries, authorities said. Police and fire personnel responded to the intersection near State Main and Marengo streets (map) around 3 a.m. after receiving a report of a man on a power or light pole, according to Lt. Gamino with the Los Angeles Police Department. By the time they arrived to the […]

  • The Santa Ana Police Department released this photo of Jesus Edu Bahena.

    Santa Ana Man Kisses High School Student During Attempted Kidnapping: Police

    A 21-year-old man faced charges after he allegedly began kissing a high school student while attempting to abduct her this week, Santa Ana police said Thursday. The incident began Monday in the intersection of Center Street and McFadden Avenue when the suspect, Jesus Edu Bahena, pulled up to two female students who were walking home from Valley High School, according to a news release from the Santa Ana School Police Department. He then demanded the victim get inside his vehicle. […]

  • The Pacific Coast Highway was temporarily shutdown in Santa Monica on Feb. 27, 2015, after a body was found. (Credit: KTLA)

    PCH Closed, 10 Freeway Partially Shut Down in Santa Monica After Body Found

    The Pacific Coast Highway and the westbound 10 Freeway were closed for hours early Friday in Santa Monica after a body was found, police said. The discovery was made just after 3 a.m. in the 1200 block of PCH, according to the California Highway Patrol. It was not immediately clear how the person died, but investigators said it was possible the victim was hit by a car or they could have fallen from the cliff above the highway, according to […]

  • Investigators were combing through evidence after a woman's body was found on the street on Feb. 26, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested After Allegedly Running Over, Killing Woman in Front of Daughter in Hawthorne

    A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly running over a mother following a verbal altercation with her daughter on a residential street in Hawthorne, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. The incident occurred in the 13300 block of Doty Avenue (map) shortly after 8:30 p.m. Thursday, a Sheriff’s Department news release stated. Amir Bass had been arguing a 32-year-old woman in front of the location, when he got into a vehicle and allegedly […]

  • Henry Michael Gevorgyan is shown in a photo released by LAPD on Feb. 26, 2015.

    Driver Being Sought in Fatal Street Racing Hit-and-Run in Chatsworth ID’d by LAPD

    Police identified a 21-year-old man as the suspected driver who lost control of a modified Ford Mustang during an illegal street race and plowed into a crowd of spectators, leaving two dead and one injured in Chatsworth early Thursday. Henry Michael Gevorgyan was being sought by Los Angeles police in connection with the crash that occurred just after 2 a.m. in the 21400 block of Plummer Street (map). Gevorgyan was allegedly racing another vehicle westbound on Plummer Street from Canoga Avnue when he […]