Nisha Gutierrez-Jaime is a digital news producer at KTLA.

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  • Detectives Ask for Public’s Help in Finding Man Wanted for Questioning in Fatal Attack on Grandfather at Lancaster Jack in the Box

    Sheriff’s detectives have released the photo of a man wanted for questioning in the fatal attack of a grandfather at a fast food restaurant in Lancaster earlier this month. In a news release issued Monday, detectives asked for the public’s help in locating Manuel Berryman, 38, of California City. Investigators say they want to speak to Berryman about the death of 61-year-old Frank Borsotti, who died shortly after being attacked in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box. […]

  • Grapevine Reopens After Heavy Snow Fall Forced Closure of 5 Freeway in Both Directions

    The Grapevine was slowly starting to move Monday evening after heavy snow fell on the 5 Freeway, causing a shutdown in both directions earlier in the day. The northbound lanes of the freeway were reopened around 6:30 p.m., with the southbound lanes following shortly after, Caltrans officials said. Earlier in the day, several cars were stuck near Gorman, while extremely high winds resulted in multiple overturned big rigs, Caltrans officials reported.  All lanes of the 5 Freeway were shut down […]

  • Homeless Man Helps Woman Out of L.A. River as Water Levels Rise Amid Winter Storm

    The water level in the Los Angeles River was rising swiftly Monday amid a winter storm, leaving one man particularly worried about other homeless people who use the river for shelter. Sergio Herrera, who has lived along the river for 20 years, spoke to KTLA after he helped a woman leave a storm drain she sleeps in before the L.A. River became too treacherous. “She’s Ana. She has a brother and I think she’s had one child,” Herrera, who is […]

  • Mom Arrested on Suspicion of Murder in Death of Young Boy Found in Covina Townhouse

    A mother was arrested Monday after being released from a hospital where she underwent a psychiatric evaluation following the death of her young son last week, Covina police reported. Xa Dinh Ngo was being held without bail on suspicion of murder at the Los Angeles County Jail, the Covina Police Department said in a news release. Police first came in contact with Ngo around 3:23 a.m. Friday, when she was found running in the middle of the 300 block of North […]

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    Homicide Detectives Investigating Female Skeletal Remains Found in Desert Area Near Barstow

    The skeletal remains of a woman were found in a desert area near Barstow over the weekend, resulting in homicide detectives launching an investigation. A deputy from the Barstow Sheriff’s Station responded to the area of West Main and Mockingbird streets in Lenwood on Friday at about 2:14 p.m., after a land surveyor found what he believed to be human skeletal remains, sheriff’s officials said in a news release Monday. After the deputy arrived on scene, the remains were confirmed […]

  • Matiana Jimenez's family holds up photos of her at a news conference at CHP's East L.A. station on Dec. 11, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    78-Year-Old Man Charged in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Grandmother in East L.A.

    A 78-year-old man was charged Wednesday in the deadly hit-and-run crash that killed a 74-year-old grandmother in East Los Angeles last month, prosecutors said. Raul Juarez Carranza pleaded not guilty to one felony count of each of hit-and-run driving resulting in death to another person and vehicular manslaughter, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. The deadly crash happened around 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 8 at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Williamson Avenue.  Prosecutors […]

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    Santa Paula Man Convicted of Molesting Multiple Children Sentenced to 135 Years to Life

    A Santa Paula man convicted of molesting three children was sentenced to the maximum possible sentence of 135 years to life, officials said Wednesday. Juan Benito Rueda, 50, was found guilty of nine counts of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 and committing lewd acts upon multiple victims on Nov. 29, 2018.  Prosecutors said prior to his conviction, Rueda repeatedly tried to dissuade the victims and witnesses from speaking in court. “Despite his efforts to intimidate […]

  • Two Men Hospitalized After 24-Foot Boat Overturns Near Huntington Beach Pier

    Two men were hospitalized Thursday after the boat they were in overturned near the Huntington Beach pier, officials said. At around 11 a.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Patrol received a call about a 24-foot boat in distress, approximately five miles off the Huntington Beach pier. Responding deputies found the overturned boat and the two men in the water. One man in his 60s was conscious, while another man in his 70s was unconscious, the Sheriff’s Department said in […]

  • Rena Lupian is seen in an image that appears on a GoFundMe page for his family on Nov. 13, 2018.

    Double Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting of Man Walking Home After Shift at East L. A. In-N-Out

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has arrested two men in connection with the death of Rene Lupian who was fatally shot  in November after his shift at In-N-Out in East Los Angeles. Abraham Julianny Cabrera, 19,  was taken into custody on Dec. 21 and booked on suspicion of murder and robbery, the Sheriff’s Department announced Monday in a news release. Wayne Andrew Seare Jr., 20, was also arrested on the 21st and booked on suspicion of robbery and accessory […]