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

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  • Video shot by Raquel Lima captured the waterspout as it came ashore on May 25, 2015, and blew the bounce house over.

    Video Captures Waterspout Toppling Bounce House at Florida Beach; 3 Children Injured

    Three children were injured after a waterspout “unrooted” a bounce house at a Fort Lauderdale beach on Memorial Day, sending it high up in the air, across a parking lot and into a roadway, police said. Dramatic cellphone video captured the waterspout as it came ashore Monday, overturned the bounce house and sent beachgoers scrambling. Several people could be heard screaming in the background. Another video posted to Facebook showed the bounce house rolling over on the sand several times […]

  • A violent crash left two people dead and two others hospitalized on May 25, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teen Among 2 Dead After Car Loses Control, Crashes Into Tree in Lynwood

    Two people died, including an 18-year-old woman, and two others were injured after a car lost control and briefly went airborne before nearly crashing into a nearby business, authorities said. Around 1 a.m., a Toyota Camry was traveling on Atlantic Avenue near Carlin Avenue (map) when witnesses reported that the driver lost control, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The vehicle went into a spin and struck a tree before jumping a curb, sliding […]

  • Homicide detectives were investigation a woman's death in the 22800 block of Ninth Street in Santa Clarita, which is seen in a Google Maps Street View.

    Husband Arrested on Suspicion of Murder After 25-Year-Old Woman Found Dead in Santa Clarita Home

    A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after his wife was found dead in their Santa Clarita home early Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. An investigation into the woman’s death began when deputies from the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station went to perform a “welfare check” at a home in the 22800 block of Ninth Street at 2:10 a.m. and found the victim lying in the living room, a Sheriff’s Department’s news release stated. […]

  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Vera Turner embraces her son, Steven Turner Jr., at his high school graduation on ceremony. (Credit: WBMA via CNN)

    Alabama High School Student Surprised by Navy Mother During Graduation Ceremony

    A high school senior in Alabama got more than his diploma when he graduated from Paul W. Bryant High School in Tuscaloosa over the weekend. As Steven Turner Jr. walked up to the stage to get his diploma, he was surprised by his mother, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Vera Turner. She had been deployed for the past nine months in Guantanamo Bay, and he hadn’t seen her since she left, according to CNN affiliate WBMA. Steven Turner rushed […]

  • An investigation was underway on May 24, 2015, after a man was shot by LAPD officers in a Hollywood parking lot. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Man Shot by Police After Allegedly Pointing Gun at Group of People in Hollywood

    A man was taken into custody Sunday morning after being shot by an LAPD officer following a confrontation with several men in a Hollywood parking lot that resulted in him pointing a gun at the group, according to police. The shooting occurred on Cherokee Street north of Hollywood Boulevard at about 2:10 a.m., according to Det. Meghan Aguilar of the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers who were patrolling the area heard a verbal altercation in a parking lot and, upon […]

  • The incident occurred in the 800 block of North Azusa Avenue, which is seen in a Google Map Streets View.

    Woman Allegedly Robbed, Dragged by Vehicle During Craigslist Meeting in Azusa; 2 Teens Arrested

    Two teens have been arrested on suspicion of robbery in Azusa after allegedly stealing the cellphone of a female they met through the website Craigslist, police said Sunday. The victim had arranged to meet one of the females in the 800 block of North Azusa Avenue (map) to sell the cellphone on Thursday, according to a news release from the Azusa Police Department. When she arrived, the victim spoke with the potential buyer, who was seated in the vehicle along […]

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    Stolen Cellphone at Knott’s Berry Farm Leads to Drug Bust at Hesperia Home: Sheriff’s Dept.

    Deputies uncovered a drug stash and THC extraction lab at a home in Hesperia on Saturday while investigating a report of a cellphone stolen from a woman at Knott’s Berry Farm, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. After reporting the phone stolen, the victim was able to track it to a residence in the 11200 block of Fourth Avenue (map), a news release from the Sheriff’s Department said. At about 1 a.m., deputies arrived and contacted the homeowner, […]

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    Once Body-Shamed Online, ‘Dancing Man’ Gets Hollywood Party in His Honor

    More than two months after being body-shamed and bullied online for dancing in public, a United Kingdom man known as the “Dancing Man” was honored at a party in Hollywood Saturday night. The event at the Avalon nightclub for Sean O’Brien was the result of an outpouring of public support that began with a simple plea back in March on Twitter to find the “dancing man.” O’Brien first gained international attention after images of a then-unidentified man being body-shamed on […]

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    Preliminary Magnitude-3.3 Earthquake Hits Near Baldwin Hills

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.3 struck near Baldwin Hills at approximately 10:06 a.m. on Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was centered in View Park-Windsor Hills — roughly 3 miles southeast of Culver City and 7 miles southwest of Los Angeles — and hit at a depth of about 6 miles, USGS reported. KTLA viewers reported feeling a jolt in West Hollywood, Inglewood, Carson, Vernon and South Gate, among other areas around L.A. There […]