Kristina Bravo is a digital news producer for KTLA in Los Angeles.

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  • Crews respond to a fire in an apartment building in Silver Lake on Aug. 17, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Found Dead in Burning Silver Lake Apartment: LAFD

    A woman was found dead inside a burning apartment in Silver Lake on Friday night, fire officials said. Crews responded to the third floor unit in the four-story building on 2850 West Riverside Drive shortly before 8 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. They extinguished the flames within 15 minutes, the agency said. Officials described the woman who died as elderly and said her charred apartment contained “excessive personal storage.” Her unit was outfitted with a fire alarm, […]

  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Landscaper With BB Gun in Thousand Oaks

    Police arrested an individual accused of shooting a man with a BB gun in Thousand Oaks, officials said Friday. Craig Hudgins, 54, fired at a landscaper in the 2300 block of Borchard Road on Wednesday morning, according to the Thousand Oaks Police Department. The victim, a 32-year old from Moorpark, received treatment for injuries on his face and neck at the scene after alerting authorities about the incident, police said. Suspecting that the attack likely came from an RV parked […]

  • L.A. Woman Who Faced Deportation After Serving in the Army to Be Sworn in as U.S. Citizen

    A woman who grew up in the Los Angeles area and faced deportation after serving in the U.S. Army for four years has been granted citizenship, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Friday. Yea Ji Sea, 29, was born in South Korea and brought to the U.S. by her parents in 1998 on a visitor visa, according to a complaint filed by the ACLU. Specialist Yea Ji Sea served in the U.S. Army for four years before she was suddenly […]

  • Glendale police provided this booking photo of Tiffany Mathis and an image of the items officers reported recovering in Inglewood on Aug. 15, 2018.

    Woman Allegedly Steals at Least $35K Worth of Merchandise From L.A. County Malls

    A woman was arrested for allegedly stealing merchandise worth thousands of dollars from various shopping centers in Los Angeles County, officials announced Friday. Tiffany Mathis, a 35-year-old Inglewood resident, was taken into custody on suspicion of possession of stolen property. Detectives investigating a petty theft incident on July 9 at the Macy’s store in Glendale Galleria identified Mathis as a suspect, according to the Glendale Police Department. They learned that the woman had been advertising stolen merchandise on her Facebook […]

  • The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department provided this booking photo of Daniel Tejeda on Aug. 17, 2018.

    Man Accused of Groping Woman in Cerritos Grocery Store

    A man accused of inappropriately touching a woman inside a grocery store in Cerritos has been arrested, officials announced on Friday Daniel Tejeda, 25, allegedly grabbed a woman’s buttocks while she was shopping at Sprouts on 11900 South St. around 6 p.m. on Monday. The victim went to a store manager to report the incident, during which Tejeda started masturbating while watching another customer, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The store employee managed to keep the man […]

  • A file photo shows a Border Patrol agent at the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego on May 17, 2016. (Credit: Bill Wechter / AFP / Getty Images)

    Ex-Border Patrol Supervisor From Chula Vista Admits to Targeting Lawful Resident by Entering False Information Into Agency Database

    A former border official admitted on Thursday to using his position to target a legal resident with no criminal record, authorities announced. Martin Rene Duran, 49, of Chula Vista, worked as a supervisory agent with U.S. Border Patrol in 2013 when he made bogus alerts to have a lawful permanent resident detained at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California. The lawful resident had accused Duran’s brother-in-law of sexually […]

  • L.A. Zoo Warns Against Harassing Animals Following Hippo Spanking Incident

    The Los Angeles Zoo issued a stern warning on Thursday after a recording of a man spanking a hippopotamus in its enclosure prompted a criminal investigation. A video of the incident made rounds on social media the week before. In the footage, a man goes over a railing and slowly approaches two hippos—Rosie and her mother, Mara—before slapping the younger one. The spanking apparently startles Mara, looking up as the man hops back out of the pen. Los Angeles police said […]

  • 2 Boys Arrested After Firing Pellet Gun During Shootout With Officers in Joshua Tree: SBSD

    Two teenagers were arrested after allegedly firing an air rifle during a shootout with deputies in Joshua Tree, officials announced Thursday. An officer responded to a report of shots fired at a trailer in the 6200 block of Sunburst Avenue around 10:23 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. As the deputy spoke to the reporting party, they heard shots being directed at them, the agency said. The trailer was hit, and they ran behind the […]

  • Rancho Cucamonga police provided this booking photo of Brittany Clark on Aug. 15, 2018.

    Fontana Woman Who Worked as Teacher’s Aide for 8 Years Accused of Distributing Child Pornography

    An educator at a Rancho Cucamonga school has been taken into custody on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography, authorities announced on Wednesday. Officers arrested Brittany Clark at the United Christian Academy, where she worked as a teacher’s aide, on Monday afternoon, a statement from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Rancho Cucamonga police said. Although Clark has been a teacher’s aide for about eight years, investigators said they have not discovered any evidence that the 34-year-old […]