Erika Martin is a digital news producer at KTLA.

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  • 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 […]

  • Off-Duty LAPD Officer Accused of DUI After Glendale Crash

    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a crash in Glendale on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Ramon Muniz, 44, was involved in a minor collision near the corner of Sinclair Avenue and East Chevy Chase Drive around 1:45 p.m., said Tahnee Lightfoot, a public information officer for the Glendale Police Department. Neither Muniz nor the occupant or occupants of the second vehicle involved were injured, Lightfoot said. Police did not respond to […]

  • Woman Reunited With Pet 7 Years After Dog Stressed by Fireworks Escaped From La Puente Home

    Seven years after the fright of fireworks caused a pet dog to finagle her way out of her owner’s backyard, the pooch and owner were reunited in Jurupa Valley on Thursday, officials said. The Dachshund mix named Rosita was identified as belonging to La Puente resident Tara Quinones thanks to a microchip she was outfitted with, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services said in a news release. The wayward dog was brought into the department’s Jurupa Valley shelter on […]

  • Alejandro Alvarez is seen in a booking photo provided by the Whittier Police Department on July 11, 2018.

    Manhunt Underway for Whittier Man Accused of Attacking Wife With Chain Saw in Front of Children

    Police were searching for a Whittier man who allegedly attacked his wife with a chain saw in front of their children then fled on Wednesday. Officers responded to reports of a domestic violence incident at the couple’s home in the 7700 block of Milton Avenue around 3 p.m. and found the woman suffering from traumatic injuries, according to the Whittier Police Department. Neighbors said the victim ran out of her home, screaming for help. “I heard people screaming,” Enrique Avila said. “A lady […]

  • Smoke from a blaze at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area billows over the 210 Freeway on July 11, 2018, backing up traffic in the area. (Credit: KTLA)

    210 Freeway Shrouded in Smoke Through Irwindale as Crews Battle 35-Acre Brush Fire

    Authorities were working to extinguish flames that erupted near the San Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale on Wednesday. The blaze grew to cover 35 acres by 8:40 p.m. after breaking out about two hours before, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. It was being dubbed the Arrow Fire. It was about 50 percent contained, and officials said forward progress had halted around 7 p.m. Motorists were asked to avoid the area as the fire was burning south of the […]

  • Crews investigate a fire at a Sylmar home that injured one civilian and four police officers on July 10, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Resident in Critical Condition Expected to Survive, 4 LAPD Officers Treated for Smoke Inhalation Following Sylmar House Fire

    Four Los Angeles police officers were treated for smoke inhalation and another victim in critical condition is expected to survive after a fire broke out at a Sylmar home with pack-rat conditions Tuesday night, officials said. All four officers were treated for smoke inhalation and released. The fire victim was listed in critical condition but expected to survive — LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 11, 2018 The police officers were initially reported as injured and the resident was reported […]