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Erin Myers is a reporter for the KTLA 5 Morning News.

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  • A helicopter drops water to protect a home from the Holy Fire in Lake Elsinore, California on Aug. 10, 2018.(Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Holy Fire Forces Several Districts to Start the School Year Late

    The Holy Fire is forcing students at several school districts in Riverside County to start their school year later than expected. Erin Myers reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 13, 2018.

  • Anthony Vargas is seen in an image posted at a memorial in East Los Angeles on Aug. 12, 2018.

    Man Killed in East L.A. Deputy-Involved Shooting After Robbery Call; Search Underway for 2 Suspects: LASD

    After a man died in a deputy-involved shooting in East L.A. early Sunday morning, his family said they are thinking about hiring an attorney in a search for answers about his death. The man — identified by family members as 21-year-old Anthony Vargas — was struck by gunfire shortly after 2 a.m. in a housing complex located on the corner of North Mednik Avenue and Floral Drive, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities […]

  • Officers respond to a fatal crash on the 405 Freeway in the Huntington Beach area on Aug. 11, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    405 Freeway Reopens in O.C. After Fatal Crash in Huntington Beach

    The 405 South reopened in Orange County hours after a fatal crash in the Huntington Beach area on Saturday morning. Two people died and four others were injured after a multivehicle collision around 4 a.m. near Beach Boulevard, according to California Highway Patrol. A male driver believed to have been impaired was traveling at high speed when his black Honda struck a pickup truck, CHP Officer Duane Graham told KTLA. When the Honda came to a stop, another vehicle hit […]

  • Flames come close to homes in the 29000 block of Sandpiper Drive in Lake Elsinore. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Holy Fire Grows to 19,100 Acres as Erratic Winds Hamper Efforts to Control Blaze Near Lake Elsinore

    The Holy Fire continues to grow as erratic winds and dry conditions hamper firefighter’s efforts to contain the massive blaze burning near Lake Elsinore Friday. Fire officials announced the fire had grown to 19,107 acres Friday evening and was 10 percent contained. “For those wondering about containment, the hand/containment line grows as the fire grows. We continue to actively engage, but cannot get ahead of the fire,” the U. S. Forest Service stated in a tweet. More than 21,000 people remain […]

  • Children play beside a lifeguard tower as sunset approaches in Huntington Beach on July 21, 2018. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Forecasters Warn of Fire Danger as Weeklong Heat Wave Hits SoCal

    Forecasters issued a red flag warning effective through Tuesday for parts of Southern California. Low humidities and heat combined with gusty winds in southern Santa Barbara County, Santa Clarita Valley and through the Interstate 5 corridor of Los Angeles and Ventura counties could result in extreme fire danger, the National Weather Service said. A heat wave will hit the region through Friday, with the hottest temperatures expected on Tuesday. Temperatures are forecasted to reach 108 degrees in Woodland Hills, 105 […]

  • Officials respond to a crash on the northbound 5 Freeway in Anaheim on Aug. 5, 2018. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Anaheim Crash Leaves 6 Hospitalized, Including 1 in Critical Condition: Fire Department

    A crash on the 5 Freeway in Anaheim early Sunday left six people hospitalized, including one in critical condition, officials said. Reports of an SUV and a sedan colliding on the northbound side of the highway near Harbor Boulevard came in at around 1 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s incident information page. Although officials have not confirmed what caused the crash, a witness said the drivers had been racing. Footage from the scene shows debris strewn across the […]

  • Anthony Avalos is seen in a photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Arraignment Postponed Again for Mom, Boyfriend Charged With Murder and Torture in Lancaster Boy’s Death

    For the second time in two months, an arraignment was postponed Friday for a Lancaster mother and her boyfriend who are charged with murder and torture in the death of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos. Heather Maxine Barron, 28, and Kareem Ernesto Leiva, 32, appeared briefly in the Antelope Valley branch of Los Angeles Superior Court before their arraignments were continued till Oct. 3. They made their first court appearance in early July, where they also did not enter a plea on […]

  • Danueal Drayton, 27, is seen in a photo tweeted by NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea on July 26, 2018.

    NYC Homicide Suspect Accused of Raping, Holding Woman Captive in L.A. Makes First Court Appearance

    A man arrested in connection to a bi-coastal crime spree that involved homicide, rape and holding a woman captive in her apartment pleaded not guilty to charges during his court appearance in Los Angeles County Monday. Danueal Drayton, 27, was arraigned in a Van Nuys courtroom sometime around noon. Drayton was supposed to be arraigned last Friday, the same day he was charged, but he missed the bus to court, officials said. Prosecutors have charged him with attempted murder, forcible […]

  • Danueal Drayton, 27, is seen in a photo tweeted by NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea on July 26, 2018.

    NYC Homicide Suspect Arrested in L.A. Area Used Dating Websites to Find Murder, Rape Victims: Police

    A man arrested in connection to a bi-coastal crime spree that involved murder, rape and holding a woman captive used dating websites to connect with some of his alleged victims, police say. Danueal Drayton of New Haven, Connecticut, was wanted in connection with the killing of a woman in Queens, New York, according to New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, and was eventually linked to a rape that occurred several weeks earlier in Brooklyn. He was arrested this […]