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


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  • Jillian Jacobson is shown in a photo posted on El Dorado High School's website.

    Students Mourn El Dorado High School Teacher Found Hanging in Classroom

    Classes at El Dorado High School were scheduled to resume Tuesday as students and staff mourned a 31-year-old photography teacher one day after she was found hanging inside a classroom at El Dorado High School in Placentia. School officials had canceled classes for the day on Monday after Jillian Jacobson was declared dead. The beloved teacher was discovered by students who had arrived at their first-period class around 8:30 a.m. only to find the door to Room 902 locked, according […]

  • Newly released surveillance video showed what happened before the fatal shooting.

    Demonstrators Protest Fatal Skid Row Police Shooting As New Video Is Released

    Outraged community members and residents took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning to protest the fatal police shooting of a homeless man over the weekend that was captured on video. Tuesday’s demonstration got underway around 8 a.m. on the corner of San Pedro Street and Sixth Street. From there, protesters began peacefully marching toward Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. More than 100 demonstrators had gathered outside police headquarters by 9 a.m. Some members of the group entered […]

  • A stunning time lapse video released by the National Weather Service captured a hailstorm that hit Huntington Beach on March 2, 2015.

    Time Lapse Video Captures Historic Hail That Left Huntington Beach Looking Like Winter Wonderland

    The city of Huntington Beach has released time lapse video of the rare and historic hail storm that created a winter wonderland in the area. The video captured the hail before, during and after it began covering the beach, which was around 10:20 a.m. Monday, according to the weather service. The National Weather Service reported that the hail was the first ever the agency had on record in Huntington Beach. Between half-and inch to an inch of the pea-sized hail […]

  • Buck Wylde Murphy was booked on Kidnapping, False Imprisonment and rape after allegedly luring a 16-year-old girl from New York to Southern California. (Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department)

    Victorville Man Accused of Kidnapping, Raping Teen He ‘Lured’ Through Social Media

    A 49-year-old Victorville man accused of falsely imprisoning a 16-year-old girl and sexually assaulting her over a period of several days was scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday, according to San Bernardino County jail records. Buck Wylde Murphy was arrested last Thursday on multiple charges in connection with the case, including kidnapping, false imprisonment and rape, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. He allegedly used social media sites to lure the victim from […]

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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 […]