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Brian Day is a digital news producer at KTLA. He has covered news in Los Angeles County for more than a decade. He’s a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and Cerritos College in Norwalk. He’s a news junkie, a dog lover, a drone pilot and a part-time science geek with an unfortunate predilection for puns.


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  • Runners assemble bright and early to take part in the 805 Strong 5K in Thousand Oaks on Dec. 16, 2018.

    Thousand Oaks Community Rallies to Help Those Affected by Recent Tragedies With 5K

    Residents of a community recovering from both a mass shooting and a devastating wildfire gathered in Thousand Oaks Sunday to support their neighbors. The 805 Strong 5K and Fundraiser was designed to help those affected by the recent tragedies. Sunday night, Borderline Bar & Grill posted to their Facebook page, asking for anyone who was at the bar the night of the shooting to reach out. “Please share this post online or via text to ensure we capture as many […]

  • Two people died after a vehicle slammed into a building in the 3300 block of West 66th Place in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Dec. 16, 2018.

    2 Dead After Car Slams Into Building in Hyde Park

    Two people died after a car smashed into a building in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Sunday morning, causing a partial collapse of the structure, authorities said. The crash took place just after 9:10 a.m. in the 3300 block of West 66th Place, just east of Crenshaw Boulevard, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said. The male driver of the black Lincoln vehicle and his female passenger were killed in the crash. Sunday evening, a […]

  • The 5100 block of Live Oak Street in Cudahy, as seen in a Google Street View map in March, 2018.

    Woman Shot to Death in Cudahy; Suspect Also Dead

    A man shot a woman to death before also being found dead himself in a residential neighborhood in Cudahy on Sunday, authorities said. The woman, believed to be in her 30s, died at the scene of the 11:15 a.m. shooting in the 5100 block of Live Oak Street, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said in a written statement. “The suspect, a male adult, was also pronounced dead at the scene,” she said. It […]

  • Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Malibu-Lost Hills Station hosted a toy giveaway for victims of the Woolsey Fire on Dec. 16, 2018.

    Sheriff’s Deputies Team up With Community to Brighten Holidays for Young Woolsey Fire Victims

    Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Malibu-Lost Hills Station joined with community members to host a toy giveaway for children affected by the recent Woolsey Fire. This segment appeared on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 16, 2018.

  • A Google Maps image shows the Franklin D. Roosevelt Park in South Los Angeles.

    Victim of Deadly South L.A. Shooting Identified, Search for Killer Continues

    Coroner’s officials have released the identity of a 21-year-old man detectives say was shot and killed while driving away from a bar fight in the Florence neighborhood of unincorporated South Los Angeles on Saturday. Bryan Martin Mendoza was pronounced dead after he was found suffering from gunshot wounds about 3:45 a.m. in a car in front of Roosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Ave., Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Investigator Rudy Molano said. His city of residence was not available. […]

  • Authorities investigate the scene of a deadly hit-and-run in the 10200 block of Sunset Boulevard in Westwood on Dec. 15, 2018. (Credit: RMG News)

    Man Killed in Westwood Hit-And-Run

    Police are seeking witnesses to help find a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a man along Sunset Boulevard in Westwood on Saturday night. The collision took place about 10:15 p.m. on a dark, winding stretch of road in the 10200 block of Sunset Boulevard, just east of Beverly Glen Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim, initially described only as male and believed to be transient, was pronounced dead at the scene. No description of the […]

  • Waves pound the shore at Manhattan Beach on Dec. 16, 2018.

    High Surf Advisory Goes Into Effect Monday in Southern California

    A High Surf Advisory will take effect Monday morning for west-facing beaches in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Megan Telles reports from Manhattan Beach for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 16, 2018.      

  • Reynaldo Campana Jr., 37, pictured in a photo released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Dec. 13, 2018.

    Inmate Who Fled From Prison Reentry Program Recaptured in Montebello

    An inmate who disappeared while out on a day pass from a Long Beach prison reentry program is back in custody, and facing new charges, after police spotted and arrested him in Montebello on Saturday, officials said. Reynaldo Campana Jr., 37, tampered with his electronic GPS monitor and vanished Thursday while out on a day pass, the California Department of Corrections said in a written statement. He was serving a three-year sentence for auto theft and evading police. He was […]

  • The 100 block of South Turner Avenue in Fullerton, as viewed in a Google Street View Image in February, 2018.

    Fullerton Police Officer Shoots, Kills Charging Pit Bull: Officials

    A police officer shot and killed a pit bull dog authorities say charged at him in Fullerton on Saturday afternoon. The incident unfolded in the 100 block of South Turner Avenue, where an officer was sent in response to a report of  a “family disturbance,” the Fullerton Police Department said in a written statement. “Upon arrival, a responding officer was charged by the resident’s pit bull dog,” the statement said. “The officer fired his weapon, striking the dog. The dog […]