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Nouran Salahieh is a part-time digital news producer at KTLA. She graduated from the University of Southern California with an M.S. in journalism in 2018. Before moving to L.A., Nouran lived in the United Arab Emirates, where she got her bachelor’s degree in communications from the American University in Dubai and reported on women’s issues and the exotic animal trade. She is fluent in English and Arabic.

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    Seal Beach Man, 4 Others Convicted for Roles in International Thai Sex Trafficking Organization: DOJ

    Five people were convicted Wednesday for their roles in operating an international sex trafficking organization that involved hundreds of Thai women in the United States, according to the Department of Justice. The organization “coerced” the women from Bangkok to engage in sex acts for money in cities across the country, including Los Angeles, a news release by the DOJ said. The defendants, Michael Morris, 65, of California, Thoucharin Ruttanamongkongul, 35, of Illinois and Pawinee Unpradit, 46, Saowapha Thinram, 44, and […]

  • A recovering Chloe is shown in video provided by Diana Kliche on Dec. 10, 2018.

    Puppy Found Severely Abused in Long Beach Trash Bin; Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest 

    Long Beach police are searching for the person responsible for severely abusing a puppy and leaving it to die in a dumpster over the weekend, authorities said. The 1-year-old Maltese-poodle-terrier mix was found inside a kitchen garbage bag in a dumpster on the 1100 block of Walnut in Long Beach, according to authorities. The puppy, now named Chloe, was crying, bruised and covered in human urine, according to Diana Kliche from animal rescue group, Fix Long Beach. A passerby heard […]

  • Former School Janitor Accused of Sexually Abusing 10 Girls in City of Industry Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison: DA’s Office

    A former janitor at a City of Industry middle school accused of sexually assaulting 10 girls on campus was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in state prison, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Michael Anthony Barry, 60, of La Puente pleaded “no contest” on Nov. 8 to five counts of lewd acts upon a child, five misdemeanor counts of child molesting and one misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the DA’s office said […]

  • Former Fullerton Police Chief, Captain Charged With Battering EMTs Treating Chief’s Wife at Irvine Concert: Orange County DA

    A former Fullerton Police chief and a captain were charged Friday with battery on emergency medical technicians that were treating the chief’s wife at an August concert in Irvine, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said. The former chief, David Hendricks, 47, and Capt. Thomas Oliveras, 50, were off duty attending a Lady Antebellum concert at the FivePoint Amphitheater on Aug. 24 when they got into a physical altercation with the two EMTs and wound up getting kicked out, authorities […]

  • Fullerton Mayor’s Wife Charged With Petty Theft in Removal of Signs Opposing Her City Council Campaign

    A former candidate for Fullerton City Council who is married to the city’s mayor was charged Friday with petty theft for allegedly stealing election campaign signs, according to Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Paulette Marshall Chaffee, 69, was running for the District 5 seat on the council when she suspended her campaign on Oct. 8, after she was accused by an activist of stealing election signs. The activist, Tony Bushala, said he spent more than $1,000 on signs opposing her […]

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    East L.A. Woman Sentenced to 9 Years in Jail for Immigration Services Scam: DA’s Office

    An East Los Angeles woman was sentenced Friday to nine years in county jail for an immigration scam that defrauded 32 people, according to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office. The defendant, 64-year-old Dalila Moreno, pleaded guilty to 16 to six counts of counterfeit seal, three counts of forgery, one count of grand theft of personal property, one count of attempted grand theft of personal property, one count of extortion and admitted to taking property valued at more than $65,000, […]

  • Aerial footage shows a Southwest Airline plane at Burbank Hollywood Airport after skidding off the runway on Dec. 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA Sky 5)

    Southwest Airlines Plane Slides Off Runway in Burbank During Landing

    A Southwest Airlines plane rolled off the end of a runway at the Hollywood Burbank Airport during a heavy rain while landing Thursday morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Flight 278, a Boeing 737-700 that originated in Oakland, was landing in Burbank shortly after 9 a.m. when it slid off the runway and came to a stop after hitting a barrier designed to catch airplanes that leave the runway, according to an FAA spokesman. There were no reported injuries. […]

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    Dead Body Found Beside 10 Freeway in West Covina

    An unidentified body was found in a small field along the 10 Freeway in West Covina Wednesday morning, according to authorities. After receiving a call from a passerby who saw what appeared to be a body near the freeway, police officers responded to the 3200 block of E. Holt Avenue in West Covina, where they found the victim lying by the bushes next to the freeway, the police department said in a news release Thursday. The male victim did not […]

  • 4-Year-Old Reunites With LAFD Firefighter Who Saved Her Life in Hawaii

    A four-year-old girl reunited Tuesday with the Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter and paramedic who saved her life after she nearly drowned in the pool of a Hawaii resort in August. Sophia Rouse, who was then 3 years old, was vacationing with her family in Maui when her mother says she disappeared and then was found unconscious at the bottom of a pool. That’s when the firefighter and medic, Daniel Harris who was also on vacation with his family, sprang […]