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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  • Firefighters respond to a brush fire burning near homes in Fullerton on Oct. 30, 2019. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Flare Gun Found Near 11-Acre Fullerton Fire That Prompted Evacuations

    A flare gun was found near the start of the 11-acre Gilbert and Castlewood fire that prompted evacuations Wednesday, officials said. Firefighters had the blaze contained to the northeast corner of Gilbert Street and Castlewood Drive after it was reported shortly before 8 p.m., according to the Fullerton Police Department. By 9:42 p.m., fire officials said structures were no longer threatened. Residents who were told to leave their homes were allowed to return about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Roadways that were […]

  • A Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations aircraft flies over the Soledad Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley area on Oct. 30, 2019. (Credit: LACoFireAirOps/ Twitter)

    Soledad Fire: 14 Freeway Reopens Through Santa Clarita Valley Following 30-Acre Brush Fire

    A 30-acre brush fire broke out in the Santa Clarita Valley area near the northbound 14 Freeway Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Firefighters had stopped the flames from spreading by 4:20 p.m., less than half an hour after the blaze was reported near the Soledad Canyon Road exit, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The blaze, dubbed the Soledad Fire, scorched dry brush in the same area where the fast-moving Tick Fire burned more than 4,600 acres and damaged or […]

  • A major storm left a gaping hole in State Route 243 near Lake Fulmor on Feb. 14, 2019. (Credit: County of Riverside Emergency Management Dept.)

    Route to Idyllwild Reopens After 8-Month Closure Due to Storm Damage

    When heavy rainfall pounded the San Jacinto Mountains back in February, water and debris flooded the scenic mountain highway that leads to Idyllwild. A section of a mountain slope buckled near Lake Fulmor during the storm, leaving behind a gaping hole in the roadway that serves as the main route in and out of the Idyllwild, Mountain Center and Pine Cove mountain communities. After more than eight months of emergency repairs, State Route 243 is expected to reopen Friday by 6 […]

  • First responders assist a woman injured during a shooting at a house party in Long Beach on Oct. 29, 2019. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    3 Killed, 9 Wounded in Shooting at Halloween House Party in Long Beach

    Three men were killed and nine other people were wounded after gunfire erupted at a house party in Long Beach Tuesday night, officials said. Multiple suspects were at large following the shooting that occurred around 10:45 p.m. in the 2700 block of East Seventh Street, said Jake Heflin, a public information officer for the Long Beach Fire Department. Authorities said five of the injured required immediate medical attention, but didn’t provide information on their conditions or the nature of their […]

  • Firefighters hose down a burning house during the Tick Fire in Agua Dulce near Santa Clarita, California on Oct. 25, 2019. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

    Here’s How to Prepare for a Wildfire as Powerful Santa Ana Winds Expected Across SoCal

    As the strongest Santa Ana winds of the season are forecast for parts of Southern California Tuesday night, officials are advising residents to prepare for possible wildfires that could threaten homes and force evacuations. The winds, combined with low humidity, prompted the National Weather Service to issue a rare “extreme” red flag warning. Residents in affected areas should prepare for the worst as soon as red flag warnings are issued, Cal Fire Capt. Scott McLean said in a briefing Monday. “When critical […]

  • Marston Riley, a teacher at Maywood Academy High School, was caught on video repeatedly striking a student in his classroom on Nov. 2, 2018. (Credit: Mariana Lizeth)

    Charges Dropped Against Maywood Teacher Whose Fundraiser Drew Nearly $200K After Punching Student

    Charges were dropped against a Maywood teacher seen punching a student in a caught-on-video fistfight, authorities said Tuesday. Marston Riley, a 65-year-old music instructor at Maywood Academy High School, drew community support following his arrest for the incident back in Nov. 2, 2018. A  GoFundMe campaign raised over $191,000, more than three times its goal, to cover the teacher’s bail and legal expenses. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss the misdemeanor count of corporal injury […]

  • The Griffith Observatory is seen during an unusually cold winter storm on Feb. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Cold Temperatures Below 32 Degrees Expected in L.A. County Mountain Areas, Antelope Valley

    Temperatures in the Antelope Valley and Los Angeles County mountain areas are expected to dip below 32 degrees this week, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a cold weather alert for the Antelope Valley Tuesday through Friday, and for L.A. County mountain areas  Wednesday through Thursday. Residents in those areas were advised to stay indoors and take steps to protect themselves from the cold, including dressing in warm clothing, and putting on hats, scarves, gloves […]

  • LAPD Sgt. James Kelly is seen speaking to KTLA on Sept. 26, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Sergeant Gets Probation After Admitting to Driving While Drunk in Glendale

    A Los Angeles Police Department sergeant found driving under the influence of alcohol in Glendale last year pleaded no contest to charges Monday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Sgt. James Michael Kelly, 48, admitted his blood alcohol concentration was at least two and a half times the legal limit, according to the DA’s office. He was sentenced to 36 months of summary probation and ordered to complete alcohol and drunk driving programs, according […]

  • A doctor draws medicine into a syringe in this file photo. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

    Nurse Charged With Murder in Killing of Friend Who Asked for Help Dying in Orange County

    A registered nurse has been charged with murder after injecting a lethal drug into a friend who asked her to help him die following a breakup, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said Monday. Kristie Jane Koepplin, 58, pleaded not guilty Monday, after being arrested in Maricopa County, Arizona, on Oct. 15, 2019, more than a year after hotel staff found 58-year-old Matthew Peter Sokalski dead inside a Mission Viejo hotel room on April 6, 2018, authorities said. Koepplin, of […]

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