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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  • A file image shows a paramedic's ambulance. (Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

    Jewelry Store Owner Robbed, Assaulted, Kidnapped in Costa Mesa

    A jewelry store owner was found seriously injured and bound with duct tape in Santa Ana early Thursday after he was kidnapped from his shop in Costa Mesa on Wednesday night, authorities said. Police first responded about 10:15 p.m. to an audible alarm sounding at a jewelry store in the 1800 block of Newport Boulevard, the Costa Mesa Police Department said in a written statement. The door of the business was unlocked, but officers saw no signs of theft and […]

  • The 2800 block of East Riverside Drive in Ontario, as viewed in a Google Street View image.

    Man Shot to Death in Ontario, Killer Sought

    Police are seeking leads after a Friday night shooting in Ontario left a 21-year-old man dead, authorities said. Kiiwon Bradford of Ontario died in the 5:20 p.m. attack in the 2800 block of East Riverside Drive, the Ontario Police Department said in a written statement. Officers responding to reports of gunfire found Bradford suffering from at least one gunshot wound, police said. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. The suspect or suspects had fled prior to the arrival of […]

  • Firefighters respond to a house fire in the 28000 block of Flowerpark Drive in Santa Clarita on Nov. 30, 2019. (Credit: Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times)

    82-Year-Old Man Killed Along With Wife in Santa Clarita House Fire Identified

    Coroner’s officials have released the identity of a man who died, along with his wife, following a fire at their Santa Clarita home on Saturday. Bernard Jack Halio, 82, died at a hospital shortly after firefighters found him critically injured while working to extinguish flames at the single-story home in the 28900 block of Flowerpark Drive, Los Angeles  County Department of Medical Examiner Lt. Larry Dietz said. An autopsy determined he died from “thermal burns and smoke inhalation,” coroner’s records […]

  • Felicita Lemus is seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Woman Killed, 2 Children Seriously Injured in South L.A. Crash

    A woman died and two children were seriously hurt in a crash involving a car and an SUV in the Green Meadows neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Friday night, authorities said. The collision was reported about 11:30 p.m. in the 800 block of East Colden Avenue, just east of McKinley Avenue, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange. A woman became trapped in the wreckage was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, he said. Two […]

  • Firefighters respond to a house fire in the 28000 block of Flowerpark Drive in Santa Clarita on Nov. 30, 2019. (Credit: Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times)

    Elderly Couple Killed in Santa Clarita House Fire

    A husband and wife died following a fire at their Santa Clarita home on Saturday morning, authorities said. The fire was first reported at 11:42 a.m. in the 28900 block of Flowerpark Drive, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Bernard Peters said. Someone called 911 from the house to report it was on fire. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke emanating from the home’s attic, he said. Two injured people were soon found, according to Peters. A woman in […]

  • Homicide victim Abishek Sudhesh Bhat, 25, of San Bernardino, at left, and suspect Eric Devon Turner, 42, of San Bernardino, at right, pictured in photos released by the San Bernardino Police Department on Nov. 30, 2019.

    Man Arrested in Thanksgiving Day Killing of 25-Year-Old CSU San Bernardino Student at Motel

    A suspect surrendered to police Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Cal State University, San Bernardino graduate student at an area motel on Thanksgiving Day, authorities said. Abhishek Sudhesh, also known as Abhishek Sudhesh Bhat, died in the attack, which took place about 12:40 p.m. on Thursday in the 100 block of South E. Street, according to San Bernardino Police Department officials and the Times of India. The victim was studying computer science and working toward […]

  • Norwich Lane at the Pacific Ocean in Ventura, as pictured in a Google Street View image.

    Teen Arrested Following Stolen SUV Pursuit in Ventura

    Police arrested a 16-year-old boy after they say he led them on an erratic high-speed chase through Ventura before being apprehended with help from a K-9. A woman called police about 8 p.m. to report her SUV had been taken from the driveway of her home, according to the Ventura Police Department. A police sergeant spotted the just-stolen SUV shortly after 10 p.m., driving at more than 100 mph on the 126 Freeway near Victoria Avenue, officials said. The sergeant […]

  • The intersection of La Habra and Harbor boulevards in La Habra, as pictured in a Google Street View image.

    Man Fatally Struck by Pickup Truck in La Habra

    A man died after being struck by a pickup truck at a major intersection in La Habra on Friday morning, officials said. The deadly collision took place about 5:30 a.m. at La Habra and Harbor boulevards, according to the La Habra Police Department, “Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics responded to the area and attempted to render medical aid to the pedestrian,” police said in a written statement. “Unfortunately, the male pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the […]

  • Emilio Perez, 34, is seen in photos displayed at an LAPD news conference on Nov. 27, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Critically Injured in Pico-Union Hit-and-Run Dies on Thanksgiving; Driver Remains At Large

    A 34-year-old man who clung to life at a hospital for a week after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in L.A’s’ Pico-Union neighborhood succumbed to his injuries on Thanksgiving, a detective said. Emilio Perez, a father of four from Los Angeles, was struck by a rented Tesla on the night of Nov. 21 along Olympic Boulevard, near Lake Street, according to LAPD. He was thrown 50 feet by the force of the impact. Perez remained hospitalized in critical condition […]

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