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


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  • 2 Sought After Apparently ‘Random’ Shooting Spree Leaves 1 Dead in La Mirada, Others Injured: LASD

    Authorities were searching for a man and woman who killed one person and injured others during an apparent shooting spree in which they targeted victims at random Saturday afternoon in the La Mirada and Whittier areas, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The incident began around 2:15 p.m. with a report of a carjacking in Pico Rivera, the Los Angeles Times reported. The carjacking was followed by shootings in Whittier, Norwalk and possibly Pico Rivera as well, Los Angeles […]

  • 3 Children Among 4 Killed in Victorville Head-on Crash

    A 33-year-old woman and three children, a girl and two boys, died after a head-on crash in Victorville Friday night, authorities said. At approximately 8:11 p.m., Mercedez Montee Breda was driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla westbound on Airport Expressway near Phantom West when she sideswiped a Honda Accord, crossed into eastbound lanes and collided head-on with the Ford Explorer, according to a news release from the Victorville Police Department. Breda, of Adelanto, was pronounced dead at the scene, as were two […]

  • NorCal Teen Arrested After Allegedly Sexually Assaulting, Killing 86-Year-Old Woman on High School Track

    A North Highlands teen has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal beating of an 86-year-old woman on a high school track near Sacramento, authorities said Friday. The suspect, 18-year-old Neven Glen Butler, had already been in custody on an unrelated assault and elder abuse charges when he was arrested in the case, according to a news release from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. The two women were attacked as they walked around Highlands High School track shortly after […]

  • Riverside Brush Fire Burns 15 Acres, Destroys Home and 2 Out Buildings

    Fire crews have gained the upper hand on a brush fire in Riverside that burned 15 acres and destroyed a home in Riverside after it erupted Saturday afternoon. By 6:30 p.m., firefighters had knocked down the large blaze and were beginning to mop up, video from the scene showed. At one point, the blaze was threatening homes in the 6900 block of Jones Avenue, according to a post on the Riverside Fire Department’s Facebook page. Officials did not say whether […]

  • South Pasadena Father of Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Releases Statement, Pleads for Help Finding Son

    The South Pasadena father of a missing 5-year-old boy released a statement Friday night asking for the public’s help in locating his son, who has been missing for nearly a week. “I am desperate to find my son, Aramazd Jr., and need the public’s help. I hope and pray for the safe return of my only child, my namesake, who has been missing since last Saturday morning, April 22nd,” 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian Sr. said in a statement released through his attorney.  […]

  • Man Sought After Vandalizing 3 Rodeo Drive Boutiques by Driving Mercedes-Benz Into Them: Beverly Hills PD

    Beverly Hills police are searching for a man who vandalized three retail boutiques and an office building on Rodeo Drive by driving a Mercedes-Benz into them early Friday. Between 1:25 a.m. and 1:45 a.m., the man drove his vehicle into four separate locations, damaging glass storefronts and entrances on the well-known street, the Beverly Hills Police Department said in a news release. The locations were in the 300 and 400 blocks of North Rodeo Drive, and the 100 block of […]

  • Driver Pleads No Contest in DUI, Hit-and-Run Crash That Left Man Dead in North Hills

    A man who fatally struck a male pedestrian in North Hills, then led police on a pursuit that ended in Pacific Palisades last year pleaded no contest to multiple charges in connection to the case, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Friday. Mark Christian Johnson, 55, of Escondido, entered the open pleas to felony counts of hit-and-run driving resulting in death and fleeing a police vehicle while driving recklessly, and a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, […]

  • ‘Partial Human Remains’ Discovered in Lake Hughes Area; Investigation Underway

    Sheriff’s homicide detectives discovered what appear to be “partial human remains” in an unincorporated part of Lake Hughes Thursday. The remains were found in the area of Templin Highway and Old Ridge Route shortly before noon, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release. Officials said an environmental survey study crew was in the area when the remains were discovered. They appeared to have been there for “a long period of time,” officials said. The recovery was suspended […]

  • Carlsbad Baby Sitter Accused of Molesting Kids May Have Other Victims in L.A., San Bernardino, Riverside Counties: Police

    Carlsbad police believe a 23-year-old woman who — along with her boyfriend — allegedly molested children she was baby sitting, possibly victimized other kids outside the San Diego area, including Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, authorities said Thursday. Brittney Lyon was arrested last July on suspicion of eight counts lewd and lascivious acts on children, according to the Carlsbad Police Department. On Thursday, police said they were looking for other potential victims in the case, and were requesting the public’s […]