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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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  • 2 Arrested After 3 Women Found Killed Inside Hemet Home; Victims Identified

    Two people have been arrested after three women were found killed in a Hemet home, authorities said Thursday. Officers received a report that there was “a female laying in a pool of blood” in the 1400 block of Rabbit Peak Way and responded just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, the Hemet Police Department said in a news release. Officers arrived to find three women dead inside the home. They were identified as Wendy Lopez-Araiza, 46, Genesis Lopez-Araiza, 21, and Trinity Clyde, […]

  • USC Offering Free Tuition to Families Making Under $80,000, No Longer Considering Home Equity for Aid

    The University of Southern California announced Thursday it will eliminate tuition for students whose families have an annual income of $80,000 or less and will no longer be considering home ownership when calculating students’ financial aid. The changes will begin with first-year students entering USC in the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021, and will be “phased in with each new entering class,” according to a news release from the university. “We’re opening the door wider to make a […]

  • Authorities assess the scene of a deadly wrong-way crash on the 405 Freeway near Getty Center Drive on Feb. 16, 2020. (Credit: LLN)

    Man Charged With Murder in Suspected DUI Wrong-Way Crash That Killed Driver on 405 Fwy in Bel-Air

    A man was charged with murder in a suspected DUI wrong-way crash that killed another driver on the 405 Freeway in Bel-Air, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Marco Abrego, 42, of Northridge faces one felony count each of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury, according to a news release from the DA’s office. He also faces allegations of causing great bodily injury and/or death and […]

  • Amie Harwick, pictured in an undated photo posted to her Instagram page.

    Hollywood Therapist Had Requested 2nd Restraining Order Against ‘Obsessed’ Ex-Boyfriend Accused of Killing Her

    A celebrity Hollywood therapist who died after an apparent fall from a three-story balcony had an expired restraining order against an ex-boyfriend suspected of killing her, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Gareth Pursehouse, 41, was arrested on suspicion of killing 38-year-old Amie Harwick, who was found outside her Hollywood Hills home suffering from grave injuries early Saturday morning, LAPD said in a news release. Harwick had “expressed fear” about her former boyfriend, whom she had seen just two […]

  • A police vehicle is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

    33-Year-Old Man Found Dead With Gunshot Wounds in Long Beach Alley

    An investigation is underway after a 33-year-old man was found dead in a Long Beach alleyway early Sunday morning. Officers received reports of shots fired in the 700 block of East Sixth Street about 2 a.m. and responded to find an unresponsive man with gunshot wounds to his upper torso in an alley behind a home, the Long Beach Police Department said in a news release. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as Joseph […]

  • Undated surveillance video shows two burglary suspects at a La Mirada public storage facility.

    La Mirada Public Storage Facility Reports Burglars Breaking Into Multiple Units

    Authorities are investigating after several break-ins were reported at a La Mirada public storage facility, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Sunday. William Elkins’ unit at La Mirada Public Storage on 15034 Alondra Blvd. was one of several burglarized. He obtained surveillance images from the facility and described over 30 units being broken into over the past week. The thieves cut locks or forced the hinges off the doors to get into the units, stealing items like expensive clothing […]

  • Deputies respond to the 500 block of Figueroa Drive in Altadena following a shooting on Feb. 16, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot and Killed While Driving in Altadena

    A 45-year-old man died after he was shot while driving through Altadena on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The deadly shooting took place just before 1 p.m. while the victim was driving along Canyada Avenue, south of Figueroa Drive, Lt. Scott Hoglund of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Multiple rounds were fired at his vehicle, authorities said. He then drove about a block and a half north before stopping. A resident who saw him suffering from gunshot wounds tried to […]

  • A strip mall parking lot in the 900 block of Gerhart Avenue in Commerce is seen in a Google Maps Street View image.

    Authorities Investigating Death of Man Found With ‘Puncture Wound’ at Commerce Parking Lot 

    Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was found with a “puncture wound” at a Commerce parking lot late Saturday night. Deputies responded to the 900 block of Gerhart Avenue about 11:40 p.m. to find a wounded man in his 20s lying down in a parking lot, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release. The unidentified man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators believe another man had fled the […]

  • Inmate firefighters from Oak Glen Conservation Camp near Yucaipa, California fight the Easy Fire on Oct. 30, 2019, near Simi Valley. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    As Inmate Firefighters Struggle to Find Jobs, SoCal Lawmaker Hopes Erasing Criminal Records After Release Will Help

    Standing among the firefighters battling some of California’s most devastating recent wildfires were crews of inmates, clad in their bright orange uniforms and hard helmets as roaring flames ripped though the brush before them. Hundreds of inmates have helped battle California’s wildfires in recent years, but they still struggle to find jobs after their releases from custody— even at local fire departments. Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes , D-San Bernardino, introduced legislation on Monday that would provide a faster expungement process for […]

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