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

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  • An elderly woman was seen being hit by a vehicle, which fled the seen. The city of Glendale released surveillance video of the incident.

    Driver Sought in Glendale Hit-and-Run That Left Elderly Woman Injured; Surveillance Video Released

    Glendale police have released surveillance video and were asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver who struck an 80-year-old pedestrian and then fled the scene, authorities said. The hit-and-run occurred shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday at the intersection of Broadway and Columbus Avenue (map), according to a news release posted to the city of Glendale’s website. Lousine Ghazarian was crossing the street when a small, black sedan making a right turn struck the woman, causing her to […]

  • Los Angles police were asking for the public's in finding Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, who hasn't been since since Sept. 17, 2014.

    Public’s Help Sought by LAPD in CSUN Student’s Disappearance

    Los Angeles police and family members of a missing Cal State Northridge University student were asking for the public’s help Friday in helping to locate him. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen Wednesday around noon at his residence in the 9900 block of Reseda Boulevard in Northridge (map), according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The full-time student’s family said they were “extremely concerned for his welfare,” the release stated. An LAPD desk officer told […]

  • A van threw off sparks toward the end of a police pursuit in South Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Pleads Guilty in South L.A. Pursuit in Which Gordo the Dog Was Struck, Injured

    A 21-year-old man who led authorities on a wild, hour-long pursuit on South Los Angeles surface streets earlier this week in which a dog named Gordo was hit has entered a guilty plea to charges in connection with the incident, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Yovani Rodriguez was convicted on felony charges that included “fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly, and driving or taking a vehicle without consent,” a news release from the […]

  • Steven Jay Krueger, who was believed to be the "Mission Impossible Burglar," was arrested on Sept. 18, 2014, police said. (Credit: Huntington Beach Police Department)

    ‘Mission Impossible Burglar’ Arrested in Theft of Laptops Worth More Than $100,000

    A man believed to be the “Mission Impossible Burglar” has been arrested in connection with the theft of at least $100,000 worth of laptops, Huntington Beach police announced Friday. Steven Jay Krueger, 50, was accused of burglarizing a Huntington Beach computer store in May 2013 and stealing the computers, a news release from the Huntington Beach Police Department stated. The laptops have not been recovered. Krueger was believed to have appeared in several YouTube videos explaining how large scale commercial […]

  • A dog was found wandering the Sky Valley area of Riverside County with its head in a plastic jug. (Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services)

    Riverside County Officers Help Dog Who Got Head Stuck Inside Plastic Jug Amid Triple-Digit Temps

    Two Riverside County animal control officers were being credited with helping a dog whose head was stuck inside a large plastic jug amid scorching heat on Thursday. A concerned resident discovered the dog, a black-and-white male Labrador-shepherd mix, roaming the Sky Valley area with its head inside the container, a news release from the Riverside County Department of Animal Services stated. Once animal control Lt. Luis Rosa and Officer Gerald Duchene caught up with the dog, they were forced to […]

  • A vehicle came to a stop on its side after a fatal crash in Ontario on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Credit: Newspro News)

    Ontario Crash: 2 Chino High School Students Killed After Unlicensed Teen Driver Loses Control

    Students at Chino High School were mourning the deaths of two fellow students who were killed after a 16-year-old driver lost control of a vehicle they were in and slammed into a wall and then a pole in Ontario. The rollover crash, which occurred about 10:33 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of South Grove Avenue and East Airport Drive (map), also left two males injured, said Detective Bill Russell of the Ontario Police Department. The vehicle β€” occupied by the […]

  • Firefighters were responding to a blaze at an apartment building in West Hollywood on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    West Hollywood Condo Fire Extinguished After Burning Multiple Floors; Firefighter Injured

    Firefighters knocked down a dramatic blaze that burned two floors of a luxury condominium building in West Hollywood just north of the Sunset Strip on Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported at Horn Plaza (map), which is near Sunset Boulevard, shortly before 4 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Art Marrujo said. The blaze burned the second and third floors of the building and prompted a third-alarm response, according to tweets from the Fire Department. “This building is … […]

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    Downey Man Killed Following Possible Dispute Over Payment for Sexual Favors: Police

    A 19-year-old woman was arrested after a man was found dead inside an apartment in Downey on Thursday, police said. The victim, identified as 51-year-old Henry Abney, suffered from apparent stab wounds, according to a news release from the Downey Police Department. Detectives believed Abney was killed “over a dispute regarding payment for sexual favors,” police said in the release. As part of the investigation into the homicide, officers detained Lancaster resident Davonna Crisp for questioning, the release stated. Crisp […]

  • A rat can be seen scurrying down a home in Westchester on Sept. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Westchester Residents Say Neighbor Is Feeding Rodents, Causing Rat Infestation

    There was a growing uproar in one Westchester neighborhood where residents claim that a neighbor is feeding rats and causing an infestation in the area. Erik Jakobsen and his wife Adriana moved into the area of Los Angeles two years ago and noticed the rodents right off the bat. β€œIt’s terrifying. These rats are everywhere,” Erik Jakobsen said. He said that rats live in the house next door to his, but the homeowners don’t seem to mind. When confronted, the […]