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


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    2nd Day of Protests in L.A. Follow Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: Demonstrators March to LAPD Headquarters

    For the second straight day, protests over the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old spilled into Los Angeles streets and temporarily forced the complete closure of a downtown freeway. Demonstrations had been planned for the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, the campuses of USC and UCLA, and Leimert Park in South L.A. About 4 p.m., hundreds could be seen walking with signs through South L.A. Protesters shut down multiple intersections along […]

  • Up to nine orcas were spotted off the coast of Palos Verdes on Nov. 25, 2014. (Credit: Harbor Breeze Corp)

    Video Shows ‘Very Rare’ Killer Whale Sighting in California Off of Palos Verdes

    A pod of six to nine orcas was captured on video hunting sea lions and navigating ocean waters off of Palos Verdes on Tuesday afternoon. The killer whales were likely Eastern Tropical Pacific orcas, which are rarely seen off the coast of California, according to a Facebook post from the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Catacean Society, an environmental conservation and educational organization that strives to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises and their habitats. “They are very rarely encountered in […]

  • Ferguson protesters stopped traffic on the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Ferguson Protesters Run Onto 101 Freeway in Downtown L.A., Set Up Barricades, Block Traffic

    A group of demonstrators protesting the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury’s decision to not charge Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown swarmed a much-traveled stretch of the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday night and stopped traffic, aerial video showed. After running up a ramp at Grand Avenue and into the roadway shortly after 9 p.m., the protestors blocked all lanes by placing barricades that they had picked up on nearby side streets, according to the […]

  • Corey Lynn King is seen in a 2008 booking photo. (Credit: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department via the Antelope Valley Times)

    Man Who Stabbed Lancaster Woman 50 Times, Her Young Daughter 60 Times Found Guilty in 4 Murders: DA’s Office

    A 24-year-old man accused of torturing and killing a woman and her three daughters in Lancaster before setting their home on fire has been found guilty on multiple counts of first-degree murder, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Corey Lynn King was convicted in an Antelope Valley courtroom on four counts of first-degree murder that included special circumstance allegations including torture, and one count each of arson and grand theft auto, according to a news release from […]

  • A woman was treated for minor injuries after she was struck by a car during a protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota over the Ferguson grand jury decision. (Credit: CNN)

    Graphic Video Captures Ferguson Protestor Getting Run Over, Dragged by Vehicle in Minnesota

    A woman sustained minor injuries Tuesday when she was hit by a vehicle in Minnesota that drove into a crowd of people who were protesting the recent Ferguson, Missouri grand jury’s decision not to charge a police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager, according to CNN. Aerial video shot by Minneapolis television station KSTP showed the blue vehicle plow through a group of demonstrators and hit the woman. She was then dragged by her leg — which appeared […]

  • One person was killed after a car crashed into a building in Boyle Heights on Nov. 23, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teen Killed in Fiery Crash After Trying to Stop Car From Being Stolen in Boyle Heights: LAPD

    A car slammed into a commercial building in Boyle Heights Sunday after a possible carjacking, killing a person who was clinging to the hood of the vehicle and injuring the driver, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The crash occurred in the 3500 block of East Olympic Boulevard (map) at 3:50 p.m., a tweet from the Los Angeles Fire Department stated. The incident began when two vehicles were involved in a collision a few blocks from the building crash […]

  • One person was killed and at least 30 others were injured when a tour bus crashed in Northern California on Nov. 23, 2014. (Credit: KHSL)

    1 Dead, 30 Injured in NorCal After Tour Bus Flips Over; Trip Originated in L.A.

    One man was killed and at least 30 others have been reported injured after a tour bus crashed off Interstate 5 in Shasta County as it headed from Los Angeles to Washington State on Sunday, California Highway Patrol officials told Northern California television station KHSL. The bus was traveling northbound around 7:40 a.m. when it ran off the road and down an embankment before rolling over on Eagle Roost Road, KHSL reported. A 33-year-old California man was killed in the […]

  • Decal Bugal's mother, who had a rare medical condition, chose to save her son's live over her own during labor. (Credit: KUSA via CNN)

    Colorado Mother Dies After Choosing to Save ‘Miracle’ Baby

    A 34-year-old Colorado woman died shortly after giving birth to what doctors described as a 7-pound, 4-ounce miracle baby. While in labor on Nov. 3, doctors discovered Karisa Bugal — who was already the mother of a young daughter named Mallory —  had an extremely rare and often deadly condition called Amniotic Fluid Embolism, The condition causes a “catastrophic shutdown of all the organs,” Dr. Kelly Gerow told CNN affiliate KUSA. It is seen in about 1 out of every […]

  • A SeaWorld rescue team says they were harassed while trying to help this sick sea lion pup on Nov. 22, 2014. (Credit: CNN)

    SeaWorld Rescue Team Harassed While Trying to Help Sick Sea Lion Pup at SoCal Beach, Workers Say

    A SeaWorld animal rescue team claimed they were targeted by hecklers when they tried to help a sick sea lion pup at a San Diego-area beach Saturday. At least one person was throwing rocks at them, the workers said. The SeaWorld employees managed to get the sea lion safely off the beach and into the care of marine biologists, but only after they left and returned with police protection, CNN reported. “Thank goodness it didn’t make contact, and no one […]