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

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  • Margo Bronstein, seen in this booking photo released by the Redondo Beach Police Department, was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

    3 Killed After Alleged DUI Driver Plows Into Group Outside Redondo Beach Church

    Police on Thursday identified a 56-year-old woman as the suspected DUI driver who allegedly plowed  into a group of pedestrians outside a church in Redondo Beach, leaving three people dead and 12 others injured. The deadly collision occurred Wednesday around  8 p.m. when a white Saturn traveling northbound on Pacific Coast Highway ran a red light around 8 p.m. and struck a group of pedestrians as they were leaving an elementary school Christmas concert held at St. James Catholic Church. […]

  • A black sports fire was one of three vehicles that had been set on fire in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 18, 2014. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    Man Arrested After 3 Vehicles Set on Fire Within Minutes in Downtown LA: Police

    A man has been arrested in connection with a trio of vehicle fires that broke out within minutes of each other in downtown Los Angeles early Thursday, police said. The first blaze was reported shortly before 3 a.m. at 11th and Main streets, according to Ed Kinney with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division. A short time later, a second car was reported to be on fire two blocks away at 11th and Hill streets. A third vehicle in […]

  • Video posted to YouTube on Dec. 15, 2014, captured a deer suddenly jumping into the road and colliding with a bicyclist in the Bay Area. (Credit: Silas Patlove/YouTube)

    Caught on Video: Deer Jumps Guardrail, Slams Into Bicyclist Near Golden Gate Bridge

    Heart stopping video captured the dramatic and startling moment when a deer collided with a Bay Area bicyclist near the Golden Gate Bridge. Silas Patlove said he was traveling on Alexander Avenue toward Sausalito recently when the animal suddenly jumped over a guardrail and directly into his path, according to the YouTube page the video was posted on. The force of the collision knocked Patlove off his bike. He sustained a mild concussion, along with some scrapes and bruises, but […]

  • Victor Carnio Martinez is shown in a booking photo released by the Azusa Police Department on Oct. 24, 2014.

    Man, 48, Convicted of Sexually Molesting, Sodomizing 10-Year-Old Girl in Azusa: DA’s Office

    A 48-year-old Azusa man faced 25 years in prison after he was convicted of sexually molesting a 10-year-old girl, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Victor Martinez pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony counts including sodomy of force on a victim under the age of 14, sexual penetration by a foreign object, committing a lewd act upon a child and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, a release from the DA’s office stated. The incident occurred […]

  • All eastbound lanes of the 91 Freeway through Anaheim Hills were closed on Dec. 17, 2014, after a mudslide. (Credit: KTLA)

    91 Freeway Reopens in Anaheim Hills Area Following Rain Triggered Rockslide

    The 91 Freeway reopened Wednesday afternoon after a rock and mudslide triggered by heavy rainfall prompted a partial closure through the Anaheim Hills area ahead of the morning rush-hour commute, snarling traffic in the area. All eastbound lanes were shut down for hours on the freeway near Green River Drive after the flood of mud and rocks came off the hillside just before 2 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident log. A SigAlert was issued around 2:30 a.m., and all […]

  • Ryan Aprea was captured on video recently hearing his mother's voice for the first time. (Credit: The Aprea Family/Spray Pal)

    Video Captures Huntington Beach Toddler Who Was Born Deaf Hearing Mother’s Voice for First Time

    A 2-year-old Huntington Beach boy who was born deaf got to hear his mother’s voice for the first time recently after receiving a cochlear implant. When Ryan Aprea was born more than two months premature in March 2012, he weighed in at less than two pounds, according to a page on Spray Pal, a company run by his parents that makes a spray for cloth diapers. He spent seven months in the hospital’s NICU. Last month, Ryan received a cochlear […]

  • Ventura County officials were going door-to-door early on Dec. 17, 2014, as mandatory evacuations went into affect in the area mid a flash flood warning. (Credit: KTLA)

    Heavy Rain Prompts Flash-Flood Warnings, Evacuations in SoCal

    Intense, heavy downpours overnight Tuesday prompted flash flood warnings in recent burn areas in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and mandatory evacuations in Camarillo Springs. A flash flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service in the Colby Fire Burn Area of Glendora at around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday. It was initially scheduled to expire at 6 a.m., but the weather service canceled it 5 a.m. after the main band of rain passed through the area without incident. City officials […]

  • The area of Andreo Avenue and 220th Street was flooded Dec. 16, 2014, amid a rainstorm. (Credit: TheStoryOfAKat/Twitter)

    Flash-Flood Warning Issued for Parts of L.A. County as Storm Pelts Region

    Two storms hit Southern California Tuesday, bringing more rain to the already drenched region and prompting a flash-flood warning in south-central Los Angeles County and reports of major flooding in Torrance. Just days after a powerful storm brought heavy rain, strong winds, mudslides, flooding and even a tornado to the area, the National Weather Service had forecast another pair of storms to soak the southland for an extended period. The weaker storm system moved into Ventura and Los Angeles counties […]

  • Aubrey Andrews, 20, is seen in a photo released by the Sacramento Police Department.

    Body Found Inside Car Belonging to Missing Sacramento Woman, 20, Who Is 9 Months Pregnant

    The body of an adult female was discovered late Monday inside a vehicle belonging to a nine months pregnant missing Sacramento woman. Investigators have not confirmed that the body is that of 20-year-old Aubrey Andrews, who was reported missing by her husband more than a week ago, KTLA sister station KTXL reported. “There were no obvious signs of foul play, but we are not ruling anything out,” Officer Justin Brown with Sacramento Police Department told KTXL. When police located her vehicle, a […]