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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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  • Powerful Santa Ana Winds Wreak Havoc on Southern California’s Power Grid, Boost Fire Risk

    Power outages affected more than 90,000 Southern California Edison customers Monday as strong Santa Ana winds gusted through the Southland, according to the utility. Nearly 29,000 SCE customers remained without power as of 10:00 p.m., including roughly 8,900 in Los Angeles County, 9,100 in Orange County and 5,100 in Riverside County, according to company spokesperson Susan Cox. The utility’s outage database showed others remained without electricity in San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The foothill communities of the San Gabriel Valley along the 210 […]

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    DNA Leads to Arrest in Alleged Sexually Motivated Break-In in Orange

    DNA technology helped investigators identify a man they say broke into a home where four female college students live, scattering their underwear around and leaving behind bodily fluid on a laptop computer, officials said. Prosecutors charged Jonathan Jose Ruiz, 19, Monday with burglary and vandalism in connection with the Oct. 4 break-in, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said in a written statement. He’s also accused of the sentence-enhancing allegation of committing the crimes for the purpose of sexual compulsion […]

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    Couple, Both LAPD Officers, Accused of Cruelty to Elderly Pet Labrador

    A married couple who both work as Los Angeles police officers pleaded not guilty to felony animal cruelty charges Monday after allegedly failing to take care of their elderly Labrador retriever, authorities said. Jason David Azpeitia, 43, and Sharon Anne Azpeitia, 42, each denied one count of animal cruelty, along with two misdemeanor counts of failure to license, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a written statement. The investigation began on Jan. 9, officials said. “The defendants’ […]

  • A wash south of the intersection of Highland Avenue and Macy Street in San Bernardino, pictured in a Google Street View image in March of 2018.

    Man’s Body Discovered in Wash in San Bernardino

    Homicide detectives launched an investigation after the body of a man was found in a wash alongside the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino on Sunday, authorities said. Someone called 911 about 9:30 a.m. to report finding the body in the wash just south of Highland Avenue and West of Macy Street, the San Bernardino Police Department said in a written statement. The dead man was estimated to have been in his 30s. “There is currently no known suspect or motive […]

  • Cheat Day Land Exhibit Pops Up in Los Angeles

    The Cheat Day Land pop-up exhibit is inviting guests to get in touch with their inner child daily through the end of October. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 14, 2018. More information is available at

  • Police investigate a shooting in Glendale on Oct. 13, 2018. (Credit: RMG News)

    1 Dead, 1 Injured After Shots Fired Outside Banquet Hall in Glendale

    One man died and another was wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a banquet hall in Glendale Saturday night, police said. The shooter remains at large. Police were called to the the area of San Fernando Road and Ruberta Avenue about 8:20 p.m., Glendale Police Department Sgt. Dan Suttles said. One man struck by gunfire was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. He was estimated to be in his 40s or 50s. A second man suffered a grazing […]

  • Deputies used Doritos to lure a large, wayward pig back home after it escaped in Highland on Oct. 13, 2018. (Credit: San Bernardino Sheriff's Department)

    San Bernardino County Deputies Use Doritos to Round Up Wayward Pig

    View this post on Instagram Well if this doesn’t go on the list of unusual calls… 🐖 Highland Station received a call reference a pig "the size of a mini horse" 🐷🐴 running around the neighborhood. Deputy Ponce and Deputy Berg found him and due to previous calls, knew where he lived. They lured him back home with @Doritos one of our deputies had in her lunch bag 😋. They made a trail and he followed. “We were able to […]

  • First responders were treated to free family portraits at the "Portraits of Love" event in Torrance on Oct. 13, 2018.

    First Responders Treated at ‘Portraits of Love’ Event in Torrance

    Police officers, firefighters and military service members were honored with free family portraits during the annual “Portraits of Love” event at Paul’s Photo in Torrance on Saturday. This segment appeared on the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 13, 2018.

  • California Highway Patrol officers investigate a fatal hit-and-run that left a motorcyclist dead on the 110 Freeway at Manchester Avenue in South Los Angeles on Oct. 14, 2018.

    Motorcyclist Killed in Hit-And-Run on 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles

    Authorities are seeking a white box truck they say struck and killed a motorcyclist on the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles and then fled the scene early Sunday. It took place just after 3 a.m. on the northbound 110 Freeway at Manchester Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson said. Officers received a report of a body in the roadway. The investigation determined the cyclists, described as a man from the Los Angeles area, was the victim of a […]