Marissa Wenzke is a digital news producer at KTLA.


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  • Ricky Munoz appears in an undated photo provided by his mother on Sept. 18, 2019.

    2 Charged With Murder After Bar Fight in Santa Fe Springs Leads to Man’s Death: DA

    Two men have been charged with murder after they got into a bar fight in Santa Fe Springs and left the victim in the street where he was fatally struck by a passing vehicle, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Friday. Kyle Michael Mangubat, 21, and Anthony Edward Varela, 20, allegedly got into an altercation with Ricky Fernando Muñoz, 21, at a bar located in the 11900 block of Telegraph Road on Wednesday night. According to prosecutors, the […]

  • Alberto Ramirez, 30, appears in a photo released by the San Bernardino Police Department on Sept. 20, 2019. He was fatally shot in San Bernardino a day earlier.

    Homicide Detectives Investigate San Bernardino Shooting That Left 30-Year-Old Dead

    A shooting that left a 30-year-old man dead in San Bernardino Thursday night is under investigation, authorities said Friday. Officers found Alberto Ramirez of San Bernardino down on the street, suffering from a gunshot wound, after they were called to the 3900 block of North Genevieve Street just after 6 p.m., according to police. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities have not released information about a possible suspect and are urging anyone with […]

  • Angel Leonel Alonzo, 22, appears in a booking photo released by the Orange County District Attorney's Office on Sept. 20, 2019.

    L.A. Man, 22, Charged With Recording Video of Himself Sexually Assaulting Irvine 14-Year-Old

    A man who authorities say sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl from Irvine and recorded video of at least one of the assaults is facing nine felony sex crime charges, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Friday. Angel Leonel Alonzo of Los Angeles allegedly met the Orange County teenager online and prosecutors are urging any other possible victims to come forward. The 22-year-old faces up to 11 years and six months in prison if convicted of all charges. He was arrested […]

  • A plane crashed on the roof of a business in Torrance on Sept. 19, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Person Dead, 1 in Critical Condition After Plane Crashes Into Building in Torrance

    A single-engine plane crashed into the roof of a building in Torrance Thursday, leaving the pilot dead and a passenger hospitalized in critical condition. The Cessna 177 went down around noon just a mile east of Torrance Municipal Airport-Zamperini Field shortly after departure, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. He said the cause of the crash remains under investigation. One of the victims, described as a passenger, was treated at the scene and taken to nearby hospital, according […]

  • The people allegedly involved in a killing near Lake Elsinore in August 2019 are seen in photos released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Sept. 19, 2019. Clockwise from left to right: Tyrone Jones, 37; Melissa Unger, 23; Roberto Camacho, 43; Christian Meza, 28; Alejandro Villegas, 25; and Christina Meza, 28.

    6 Suspects Arrested in Killing of Wildomar Man Found Near Lake Elsinore

    Six suspects have been arrested in the killing of a Wildomar man whose body was found near Lake Elsinore last month, authorities said Thursday. Frery Coronel, 31, was found dead Aug. 17 in an unincorporated area of Riverside County, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies discovered his body along the South Main Divide in an area about 3 and a half miles south of Ortega Highway. They responded shortly before 8 p.m. and first responders later pronounced Coronel […]

  • Adam Armando Moreno, 25, appears in a booking photo released by the Victorville Police Department on Sept. 19, 2019.

    Victorville Man Arrested on Suspicion of Harassing, Attempting to Grope 16-Year-Old Boy

    A 25-year-old Victorville man was arrested on suspicion of harassing and trying to grope a 16-year-old boy as the teenager walked to a friend’s home Wednesday evening. Adam Armando Moreno, who police describe as a registered sex offender and convicted felon on parole, allegedly approached the victim while he was walking near 7th and Victor Streets in Victorville and followed him, authorities said Thursday. “The suspect made sexual comments to the victim and attempted to grab the victim’s penis several […]

  • A pair of handcuffs is shown in a file image. (Credit: Moment via Getty Images)

    Adelanto Parents Arrested After Baby Hospitalized for Malnourishment, Dehydration: Sheriff

    An Adelanto mother and father were arrested on suspicion of child abuse and willful child cruelty after their 1-year-old daughter was hospitalized for malnourishment and dehydration, authorities said Wednesday. John Dominicci and Monica Vasquez, both 31, were taken into custody nearly a month after investigators with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to investigate allegations of child neglect on Aug. 19, according to the department. The 1-year-old had been taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center by ambulance and […]

  • From left to right: Maritza Joana Lara, 27, appears in a booking photo released by Los Angeles police on Aug. 27, 2019. Francisco Hernandez Rivas is seen with his wife in a photo provided by family on Aug. 27, 2019.

    Accused DUI Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in Father’s Day Crash That Killed Dad of 2 in North Hills

    Following a deadly crash in North Hills and an escape to Mexico, a Van Nuys woman pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges Wednesday after authorities say she killed a father of two in a DUI crash this past Father’s Day before fleeing the scene. Maritza Joana Lara faces felony charges of murder, hit-and-run driving resulting in death or serious injury to another person and driving under the influence of alcohol and a drug causing injury within 10 years […]

  • Damien Lopez, 18, appears in a photo released by the San Bernardino Police Department on Sept. 18, 2019.

    Shooting Leaves 18-Year-Old Dead, Other Victim in Critical Condition in San Bernardino

    A shooting in San Bernardino left an 18-year-old man dead and another victim critically wounded Tuesday night. Officers were called to the 1500 block of East Highland Avenue around 9:30 p.m. and found Damien Lopez wounded, according to the San Bernardino Police Department. The San Bernardino teenager was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators believe another shooting victim who was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle was wounded in the same incident. He […]

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