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


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  • The Catalina Island coastline is seen in a file photo. (Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

    2 People Found Safe After Boat Capsizes Off Catalina Island

    Two people were found safe on shore after their boat capsized near Catalina Island on Saturday morning, triggering a rescue operation, authorities said. The pair did not sustain any injuries and the vessel has touched the ground, according to a paramedic team in Avalon. Nobody else was missing, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Officials learned about the incident at around 10:40 a.m., said Ed Pickett, a supervisor with the Fire Department. Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard, divers and […]

  • The Cobb Estate in Altadena is seen on July 20, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Found Dead Inside Tent Off Trail at Cobb Estate in Altadena; Homicide Detectives Investigating

    An investigation is underway Saturday after a woman was found dead off a popular trail in Altadena, officials said. The body was discovered Friday evening inside a tent off a trail at the Cobb Estate, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The agency said homicide detectives are investigating the death, the cause of which is still unknown. Although the Sheriff’s Department did not disclose how it learned about the body, Jose Zarazua told KTLA he was hiking when […]

  • Archer Farms-brand egg salad is seen in an image released by the FDA on July 19, 2019.

    Sandwiches and Salads Sold at Target Nationwide Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

    The Fresh Market and Target are recalling some of their salads and sandwiches due to a potential listeria contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Elevation Foods says containers of Archer Farms-branded egg salad; Freskët brand egg salad, tuna salad, and Thai lobster salad; and Archer Farms-branded deviled egg sandwiches made on June 18 all fall under the recall. The Fresh Market said the Thai Lobster Salad sold by the pound in the chain’s self-serve seafood salad bar and pre-packaged […]

  • A vehicle lies upside-down on a street in Norwalk after a crash that sent an off-duty deputy to the hospital on July 20, 2019. (Credit; OnScene.tv)

    Pickup Truck Driver Flees After Injuring Off-Duty Deputy in Rollover Crash Near Norwalk Station: LASD

    The driver of a pickup truck fled after injuring an off-duty deputy in Norwalk early Saturday, authorities said. The crash, which left the white SUV the officer was in upside-down, happened around 1:45 a.m. near Pioneer Boulevard and Imperial Highway, about a mile west of the station where the deputy is assigned, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. A person behind the wheel of a red 2018 Chevy Silverado collided with the deputy’s car and continued traveling north […]

  • LAPD headquarters are shown in a file photo. (Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

    LAPD Officer Charged With Raping 2 Victims, Was Linked to Earlier Sexual Assault After DNA Match

    A 10-year veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department was charged with two counts of rape Wednesday after a DNA match linked him to a second sexual assault case, authorities announced. Police Officer II William Rodriguez, 33, was arrested Tuesday evening and is being held at the Men’s Central Jail on $1.2 million bail, according to county inmate records. He was most recently assigned to LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division and has since been “relieved of his police powers,” the Police […]

  • The charred remains of a home destroyed in an explosion in Murrieta, as seen from Drone5 on July 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    SoCalGas ID’s Technician Killed in Murrieta Explosion That Injured 15 Others, Destroyed Home

    The Southern California Gas Co. on Tuesday identified a 31-year-old employee as the victim killed in an explosion that destroyed a home and damaged several others the previous day in Murrieta. Wade Kilpatrick, a technician who was employed by the company for more than a decade, died Monday after responding to a gas leak in the 23500 block of Wooden Horse Trail. The leak — which was caused by a ruptured gas line — ignited an explosion that killed Kilpatrick and […]

  • MS-13 members appear in a photo released by the Department of Justice on July 16, 2019.

    MS-13 Committed L.A. Area-Killings With Machetes, Cutting Out Victim’s Heart: Officials

    Los Angeles-based MS-13 gang members carried out seven grisly killings over the past two years, including hacking a victim to death with a machete in the Angeles National Forest and carving out his heart, according to a newly unsealed federal indictment officials presented at a news conference on Tuesday. That incident happened on March 6, 2017, authorities said. Suspecting that the victim, a member of a rival gang, had defaced an MS-13 graffiti, they allegedly abducted him, choked him and […]

  • Photos from Sky5 and the Gardena Police Department show a partial roof collapse at Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino on July 15, 2019.

    11 Hurt After Roof Partially Collapses at Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena: Fire Dept.

    Several people were hurt after the roof partially collapsed at Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena on Monday morning, authorities said. There were a total of 11 patients, including 10 who suffered minor injuries and one who sustained moderate injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Seven of them were taken to the hospital, the agency added. What caused the roof to give in was still under investigation, the Fire Department said. The property did not have […]

  • Sheryl Powell is seen in an undated photo provided by the Inyo County Sheriff's Office on July 14, 2019.

    Huntington Beach Woman Who Vanished Near Inyo County Campground Found Alive

    A Huntington Beach woman who vanished four days ago while camping with her husband in Inyo County has been found alive, and her family says she got lost while trying to hide from a man who threatened to rape her. Sheryl Powell, 60, was located near the Montenegro Springs area, roughly 2 and a half miles from where she disappeared in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, Inyo County sheriff’s officials said in a news release. Rescuers described her as “resilient […]

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