Tracy Bloom is a digital news producer for KTLA in Los Angeles.

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  • A 2-year-old girl named Aliya, who was accidentally shot dead in Muscoy by her 4-year-old cousin, is seen in an image from her mother's Instagram page.

    Grandfather Arrested After 2-Year-Old Girl Is Accidentally Shot, Killed by 4-Year-Old Cousin in Muscoy: SBSD

    A 2-year-old girl died after a 4-year-old boy somehow got hold of a gun and accidentally shot her in Muscoy on Friday morning, and the children’s grandfather was later arrested, authorities said. About 9:15 a.m., deputies and medical personnel responded to a report of a 2-year-old shooting victim in the 2700 block of Duffy Street, according to Cindy Bachman of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. When first responders arrived, they confirmed the toddler had been shot, she said. The […]

  • Mega Millions Jackpot Increases to $433 Million Ahead of Friday Night’s Drawing

    The Mega Millions jackpot climbed to $433 million ahead of Friday night’s drawing, making it one of the biggest grand prizes in the lottery game’s history The prize, which jumped from $422 million to $433 million Friday morning, is the sixth largest Mega Millions jackpot. It’s also just the seventh time in its 16-year history that the grand prize soared above $400 million, according to a news release on the game’s website. However, two of those times came earlier this […]

  • On the left, Danielle Marie Sulprizio is seen in a booking photo released by Redlands police on July 19, 2018.

    Redlands Corporal Honored After Rescuing Toddler, Newborn Locked in Car That Reached 138-Degrees; Mom Arrested: PD

    A mother has been arrested after she allegedly left her children in a locked car on a scorching hot day in Redlands recently, and the police corporal who rescued the distressed children is being honored for her actions, authorities announced Thursday. Cpl. Breanna Herrera responded to the Mountain Grove shopping center after 911 dispatchers received calls regarding children locked inside a vehicle around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a Redlands Police Department news release. When she arrived at the center, […]

  • A bolt of lightning is seen in the area of the Pacific Palisades on July 18, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lightning Prompts Closure of Several L.A. County Beaches, Possibly Sparks Brush Fire in Encino

    All Los Angeles County beaches have been reopened Wednesday afternoon after a threat of lightning from a summer storm prompted closures and evacuations earlier in the day. The first evacuation was issued at beaches in Santa Monica, where beachgoers were urged shortly before noon to seek indoor cover at the nearby pier shortly before noon as the storm moved into the coastal area, according to a tweet from the city. A short time after that, a lightning advisory was issued […]

  • Body Found in Topanga State Park Positively ID’d as 26-Year-Old Missing Woman: LAPD

    Police on Tuesday positively identified the body of a woman found in Topanga State Park as a 26-year-old hiker who had been reported missing recently. Maggie Dykshorn was found deceased about 20 yards off a trail near Trippet Ranch hiking area Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. She had been reported missing earlier in the day. Her vehicle was discovered in the trailhead parking lot, not far from where her body was located, investigators said. Foul play was […]

  • A warden fires a tranquilizer dart at a bear in Granada Hills on July 17, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bear Captured After Roaming Through Granada Hills Residential Neighborhood, Taking Dip in Pool

    Hours after initially being spotted in a residential part of Granada Hills, a bear roaming through the neighborhood was finally tranquilized and captured on Tuesday afternoon. LAPD units responded to the area about 10:30 a.m. after receiving a radio call of a bear in front of a home, according to Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Steve Lurie. About five units were dispatched to follow the bear, he said.  Meanwhile, police contacted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife about the […]

  • A wrong-way crash left one person dead and two others injured on July 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    19-Year-Old Woman ID’d as Wrong-Way Driver in Fatal Crash on 60 Freeway in Riverside: CHP

    A 19-year-old Ontario woman has been identified as the wrong-way driver in a crash on the 60 Freeway that left a young man dead over the weekend, authorities said Monday. The unnamed woman was behind the wheel of a 2002 Ford Mustang that was traveling westbound in eastbound lanes of the 60 early Sunday, according to a California Highway Patrol news release. Three CHP units were dispatched just after 3:30 a.m. in an effort to intercept the wrong-way driver after […]

  • Alhambra Babysitter Charged After Allegedly Leaving 6-Year-Old Boy in 120-Degree Van for More Than 1 Hour

    A 60-year-old woman accused of leaving a young boy she was babysitting inside a hot van on a sweltering June day in Alhambra has been charged with child abuse, authorities announced Friday. Helen Law, of Alhambra, pleaded not guilty to the felony count during her arraignment, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Law allegedly left the 6-year-old boy inside the locked vehicle for more than an hour on June 12 as she ate […]

  • Victorville police released this image of the items found at the juvenile's home during a probation check.

    Teen With History of Posing as Law Enforcement Officer Arrested Again in Victorville: Police

    A 14-year-old boy with a history of pretending to be law enforcement personnel was arrested again in Victorville after authorities found numerous items at his home indicating he was again impersonating a peace officer, officials said Thursday. Deputies were called out to the 12400 block of Kirkwood Drive late Wednesday morning at the request of San Bernardino County probation officers, according to a Victorville Police Department news release. While conducting a probation check at the residence, officers uncovered uniform shirts […]