Mariel Turner was a digital news producer at KTLA. She left the station in October 2017.

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  • Tiger recovered during Operation Jungle Book in the Los Angeles area. (Credit: USFWS)

    Wild Animals Seized After SoCal Authorities Target Wildlife Trafficking; 16 People Charged

    Sixteen people were charged and numerous wild animals were seized in connection with “Operation Jungle Book” — the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California history, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The investigation and sweep yielded at least two tigers, king cobras, coral, a hyacinth macaw, turtles, a radiated tortoise, Asian fish and songbirds, a monitor lizard and other reptiles in the Los Angeles area, authorities said. Some of the animals were smuggled illegally into the U.S. at Los […]

  • U.S. film producer Harvey Weinstein poses during a photocall at the Cap-Eden-Roc hotel in France, on May 23, 2017. (Credit: YANN COATSALIOU/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Are You Any Good?’: Harvey Weinstein Questioned Actress’ Skills in Bed Before Sexual Assault, She Alleges

    A Southern California woman accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault during an emotional news conference on Friday. Accompanied by celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, Heather Kerr said she was in her 20s and an aspiring actress when she first encountered Weinstein in 1989. Kerr, who guest-starred on television shows “Facts of Life” and “Mama’s Family,” was working part-time for an entertainment business manager. One of his clients was Weinstein. “He called the office almost every day and I […]

  • Rachel Nguyen, right, and Joseph Orbeso are seen in photos posted to a fundraising page.

    O.C. Man Who Was Reported Missing After Hike in Joshua Tree Killed Girlfriend, Then Himself, Detectives Believe

    An Orange County man whose body was found alongside his girlfriend’s after a nearly three-month search is believed to have killed her and then himself in Joshua Tree National Park, authorities said Friday. Joseph Orbeso fatally shot 20-year-old Rachel Nguyen then shot himself during a hike in the national park in July, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department detectives. After announcing those findings Friday morning, the Sheriff’s Department, later in the day, offered further information that suggests the couple […]

  • Authorities Searching for Arsonist After Series of Fires in North Hollywood

    Los Angeles police and fire personnel are searching for an arsonist after three separate fires were started in North Hollywood on Thursday. Authorities were called to the 5900 block of Carpenter Avenue around 5 a.m. after reports of a Cypress tree and vehicle on fire. Firefighters were soon called to two separate tree and auto fires in the 5900 block of Irvine Street and on Beck Avenue between Collins Street and Hatteras Street, officials said. One neighbor told KTLA he was […]

  • Police respond to a report of a man with a gun in Sylmar on Oct. 19, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Report of Man With Gun at Sylmar Hospital Prompts Evacuation and Search, But No Arrest Made

    A hospital in Sylmar was partially evacuated following a report of a man with a gun on Thursday, but no gunman was found after a floor-by-floor search and a massive response from authorities. A nurse at the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, located at 14445 Olive View Drive, reported seeing a man “brandishing a black handgun” on the second floor of the hospital about 9:20 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. “When he approached her she was […]

  • Teen Fatally Shot in Harbor City; Police Investigating

    A teenage boy was fatally shot in Harbor City on Monday evening, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The shooting occurred in the 1500 block of West Anaheim Street around 6 p.m. The teen collapsed on the sidewalk outside of the apartment complex where he lived after being shot, police said. He was shot at least once and multiple shell casings were found at the scene, according to authorities. “This is a young person that was a victim of […]

  • Sen. John McCain Honored With Liberty Medal, Warns Against ‘Spurious Nationalism’ in Speech

    In a pointed speech, Sen. John McCain cautioned against the US turning toward “half-baked, spurious nationalism” Monday at an event honoring the war hero’s contributions to the US. “To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century,” the Arizona Republican said, “to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain ‘the last best hope of earth’ for the sake of some half-baked, […]

  • A fire burns near the 101 Freeway in Boyle Heights on Oct. 16, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAFD Battling Multiple Brush Fires in Boyle Heights Along 101 Freeway

    Los Angeles firefighters battled five seperate brush fires in Boyle Heights along the 101 Freeway near the 60 Freeway and 5 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The blaze initially began as garbage fire around 5:31 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Soto Street. Video from Sky5 showed firefighters putting out flames as a drivers moved along the 101 Freeway. At least two fire trucks were pulled onto the shoulder of the 101 Freeway and three more […]

  • LAFD Battles Brush Fire in Griffith Park

    Los Angeles firefighters battled a brush fire in Griffith Park on Sunday night, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. LAFD ground and air response were called to the 0.75-acre fire in the 2800 block of Observatory Drive around 6:56 p.m. The medium to heavy density blaze was near the Observatory Trail, east of the Griffith Observatory and “well above” the Greek Theatre where an Evanescence concert was scheduled for 8 p.m., authorities said in an alert. Firefighters and park rangers […]

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