Erika Martin is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • Body Found Amid Search for Missing Hiker in Topanga State Park

    The body of an adult woman was found Monday afternoon as rescue crews were combing Topanga State Park for a 26-year-old missing hiker, officials said. The body, which matched the description of the missing woman, was found about 20 yards off a trail near Trippet Ranch hiking area, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Search teams had been combing through popular hiking area from ground and air in the effort to find missing woman Maggie Dykshorn, whose car was […]

  • Authorities respond to a home invasion reported in Palmdale on July 16, 2018. (Credit: Don Luis Meza)

    Officials Investigating Violent Home Invasion Robbery in Palmdale

    Authorities were investigating after a Palmdale resident call 911 to report a home invasion — then abruptly hung up amid an apparent struggle, officials said. A large law enforcement presence was seen at the home in the 38600 block of Erika Lane after 1:40 p.m., when Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Joana Warren said the resident called to report three intruders. The 911 dispatcher heard a struggle in the background before the call abruptly ended, Warren said. A neighbor told KTLA […]

  • Left: Francisco Feliciano, 32, is seen in a booking photo released July 16, 2018; at right, a French Bulldog named Archie is seen in an undated photo. (Credit: Long Beach Police Department)

    Police ID Man Accused of Breaking Into Long Beach Home, Stealing Family’s French Bulldog

    Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a man wanted on suspicion of abducting a family’s French Bulldog while burglarizing their Long Beach home. The dog, Archie, has been missing for nearly a month, since 32-year-old Francisco Feliciano allegedly broke into the house on Quincy Avenue on June 17, Long Beach police said in a news release. Feliciano is accused of entering while the residents were home that Sunday morning, around 10:45 a.m. When a man who lives there went […]

  • Woman Arrested in Connection With Hit-and-Run Death of Pregnant Mother of 8 in San Bernardino

    A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Monday on suspicion of being the driver who fled the scene after fatally striking a pregnant pedestrian in San Bernardino last week, police said. Mercedes Vanesa Guevara was taken into custody in Corona on a vehicular manslaughter warrant around 12:45 p.m., according to inmate records and a news release from San Bernardino police. Officials did not specify when the arrest warrant was obtained but said the ensuing search for Guevara was “extensive.” She had […]

  • Crews mop up flames after a fire broke out in a second-story unit of a Tarzana apartment building on July 16, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Crews Put Out Blaze at Tarzana Apartment Building

    Firefighters were able to extinguish a blaze that broke out at an apartment building in Tarzana Monday evening. Crews first responded to the two-story structure in the 6200 block of Reseda Boulevard around 5:10 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert. The flames originated in a unit on the building’s second floor and were mostly contained there, officials said. Aerial video from the scene showed that dwelling was well charred, with the unit beneath it suffering a […]

  • Driver Accused of Assault With Deadly Weapon After Violent Road-Rage Incident Caught on Video in Silver Lake

    Police were accusing a motorist of assault with a deadly weapon after video emerged of a Prius being rammed by a Jeep in Silver Lake in what witnesses call an extreme case of road rage. The footage shows traffic was jammed as the Prius driver got out of the car to engage with a heated exchange at the Jeep driver’s window. Los Angeles police said the incident occurred around 9 a.m. Thursday at the busy intersection of Silver Lake and […]

  • A Los Angeles County Fire Department truck is seen in this photo posted on the department's Twitter page.

    L.A. County Firefighter Charged With Downloading Child Porn at Work

    A firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department was charged on Friday with downloading child pornography while at work and trying to conceal the evidence, prosecutors said. Matthew David Winters, 51, allegedly downloaded the criminal material to a computer at the El Monte fire station where he works, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. He had been downloading the imagery since last December, and the activity lasted until this May, officials said. He is […]

  • Woman Arrested After Stabbing Man Who Exposed Himself to Her: Redlands Police

    A Redlands woman was arrested and expected to be charged with assault for allegedly stabbing a man who exposed himself to her, police said Friday. Cynthia Christine Molina, 51, first encountered the 28-year-old man she is accused of stabbing early Tuesday afternoon at Jennie Davis Park, where he flashed his genitals at her, according to a news release from Redlands police. The man, who police have not named, left the park on Redlands Boulevard and fled north on New York […]

  • Firefighters Put Out Large Blaze at Commercial Building in Northridge

    Authorities were able to extinguish a large fire that broke out at a commercial structure in Northridge late Thursday night, officials said. Firefighters fought the blaze for nearly two hours after it broke out around 9:50 p.m. on the 19300 block of West Londelius Street, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an alert. The agency had previously said the location was on Parthenia Street. The structure, which measures 300 feet square, houses three businesses including a furniture warehouse and a printing […]