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

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  • Police investigated at homicide at Cal State Fullerton on Aug. 19, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Officials ID Retired Administrator Fatally Stabbed at CSU Fullerton on 1st Day of School Year; Attacker Sought

    A search is underway for the man who stabbed and killed a retired administrator on the Cal State Fullerton campus Monday, the first day of the university’s academic year, authorities said. Officers responded to the 600 block of Nutwood Avenue around 8:30 a.m. to a report of a man down and bleeding from the head, according to Fullerton Police Department Lt. Jon Radus. When they arrived, officers found the victim — identified as 57-year-old Steven Shek Keung Chan of Hacienda […]

  • An investigation was underway on Aug. 19, 2019, in Fullerton, where authorities say a motorist was fatally shot by Buena Park police after trying to ram their vehicle with a reported stolen Range Rover. (Credit: KTLA)

    Buena Park Police Shoot, Kill Driver in Stolen SUV Who Tried to Ram Patrol Car in Fullerton: Authorities

    A driver in a stolen SUV allegedly tried to ram a Buena Park patrol vehicle during a traffic stop in Fullerton, prompting a police shooting that left the motorist dead on Monday, authorities said. The incident began around 11:37 a.m. when two Buena Park Police Department officers tried to pull over a black Range Rover for traffic violations on Gilbert Street and Malvern Avenue, according to investigators. A dispatcher then advised the officers that the SUV had been reported stolen […]

  • Police investigate a shooting in Santa Monica on Aug. 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested After Robbery Prompts Security Guard to Open Fire at Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade

    A knife-wielding man suspected of attacking a security guard and robbing an armored truck in downtown Santa Monica, leading to shots being fired near the Third Street Promenade, was arrested early Friday afternoon, police said. The man approached a Brinks Armored security guard in the area of Third Street and Arizona Avenue around 11:15 a.m., according to the Santa Monica Police Department. He then tried to stab the guard, who responded by shooting at him three times, police said in […]

  • Four people and two dogs died after a violent two-car wreck in Lancaster on Aug. 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Authorities ID 2 Men, 2 Women Killed in Violent Lancaster Crash

    The coroner’s office released the names of four people who were killed in a violent two-car collision in Lancaster the previous day. The two men and two women, all from Lancaster, were identified as Victor Anthony Ocampo, 59; Thomas Saint Andrew, 41; Wendy Marie Fisher, 38; and Samantha Kathline Jensen, 26. Ocampo and Jensen were pronounced dead at the scene, while Andrew and Fisher died after being transported to a hospital, according to Sarah Ardalani, a spokeswoman for the Los […]

  • An investigation was underway in Lancaster after a fatal multivehicle crash on Aug. 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Violent Crash in Lancaster Kills 4 People, 2 Dogs; Witness Says Driver Ran Red Light: LASD

    Four people were killed in a violent crash in Lancaster on Wednesday afternoon that also left two dogs dead, authorities said. A Toyota Avalon was headed west on West Avenue H just after 12 p.m. when, according to a witness, the car ran a red light, striking a Volkswagen Jetta that was traveling northbound on 30th Street West, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The force of the impact caused all three occupants — a man and two […]

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    Palm Springs Forecast to Hit 118 Degrees as Another Day of Triple-Digit Heat Scorches Parts of SoCal

    An excessive heat advisory has been issued for parts of the Inland Empire on Thursday as temperatures are forecast to rise into the triple digits in parts of the Southland. Among the areas expected to be hottest is Palms Springs, which had an anticipated high of 118 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Just a day earlier, the city tied a record high of 117 degrees. Thermal is also forecast to hit 118 degrees, a record for the day. […]

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at the launch announcement of ShakeAlertLA, the nation’s first publicly available earthquake early warning mobile app, in January.(Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    New Version of Earthquake Early Warning App Released, Will Alert Users of Weaker Shaking

    An updated version of Los Angeles’ earthquake early warning app will soon alert users to weaker shaking, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey officials announced Wednesday. Previously, ShakeAlertLA alerted users to temblors of magnitude 5.0 or greater. That threshold notification will be reduced to a magnitude of 4.5. “Every day we are communicating the importance of preparedness, so that every Angeleno has the tools and resources they need to build a better life — and […]

  • Officer Andre Moye appears in a photo released by the California Highway Patrol on Aug. 13, 2019.

    ‘An Outstanding Individual’: CHP Mourns Officer Fatally Shot During Riverside Traffic Stop

    A California Highway Patrol officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Riverside was mourned by his colleagues on Tuesday as a memorial fund was established to help out his family. Officer Andre Moye Jr., 34, is survived by his wife Sara, both parents, his stepfather, two sisters and two brothers, and a large extended family, according to officials. Moye graduated from the CHP Academy in March 2017 and was assigned to the Riverside area. A three-year […]

  • CHP released this photo of the rescued dog on Aug. 11, 2019.

    CHP Officer Rescues Dog Kicked Out of Car, Abandoned on NorCal Highway

    The California Highway Patrol is searching for a motorist who abandoned a dog on the side of a highway in Placerville Sunday after kicking the canine out of a car. Officers responded around 6:30 p.m. to a report of a dog on the side of the westbound 50 Freeway at Greenstone, according to a post on CHP-Placerville’s Facebook page. A witness reporting seeing a vehicle slow down before a dog was kicked out of it. The vehicle then sped away, […]

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