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

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  • Fernando Jaramillo Llamas, 25, is seen in a photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department on May 24, 2019.

    Young Woman Found Dead by Relatives in Santa Ana; Husband in Custody After Pursuit Crash

    A young woman was found dead in Santa Ana on Friday morning, and the victim’s husband has been taken into custody after a pursuit ended in a crash hours later, police said. Fernando Jaramillo Llamas, 25, was arrested following the death of his wife, Maria Teresa Murillo Rojas, 26, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. He led officers on a chase in Orange County just before being apprehended, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. The couple shared a home with their […]

  • A brave cat fended off two coyotes in an Azusa neighborhood on May 23, 2019. (Credit: Ed and Beth Hayes)

    Video Shows 16-Year-Old Cat Fending Off 2 Coyotes in Front of Azusa Home: ‘He Was Fighting for His Life’

    A 16-year-old cat named Tigger proved he was anything but timid during a confrontation with two hungry coyotes in Azusa on Thursday, chasing both predators away repeatedly in a dramatic incident that was captured on a home surveillance camera. Around 5 a.m., the feline was sitting in the driveway of his home when he was approached by two coyotes, both bigger in size. As they surrounded him, the cat quickly got to his feet and confronted the two, his sudden […]

  • The calendar may have read spring, but Mammoth Mountain looked more like a winter wonderland on May 16, 2019. (Credit: Peter Morning/ MMSA)

    Mammoth Mountain to Stay Open Into August After Recording Its Snowiest May Ever

    After receiving a record amount of snow for May, Mammoth Mountain on Friday announced it would be extending its ski and snowboard season into August. Only two previous seasons have lasted into August – in 2017 and 1995 – according to Mammoth Snowman, a site that tracks resort news. With one week left in the month, Mammoth has already received 29 inches of snow, the most ever recorded in the month of May.  The total beats the previous record of […]

  • Teddy is seen in a photo released by the San Dimas Sheriff's Station on May 23, 2019.

    ‘Teddy Is Irreplaceable’: Owner, Authorities Seek Help Finding Dog Missing After San Dimas Burglary

    Deputies on Thursday asked for the public’s help to find a dog who may have been taken during a residential burglary in San Dimas more than a week ago. Teddy, a 13-year-old Bichon Frise, is believed to have been stolen from a home in the 1100 block of Camino Del Sur on May 15, according to post on the San Dimas Sheriff’s Station’s Facebook page. Authorities initially said the dog had been taken by the burglars before clarifying the missing […]

  • Matthew Zakrzewski is shown in a photo released by the Orange County District Attorney's Office on May 22, 2019.

    More Possible Victims Located After O.C. Male Nanny Is Charged With Molesting 2 Young Boys: Police

    Police on Thursday said they have learned of more alleged victims of a male nanny charged by Orange County prosecutors with molesting two boys in his care. The Laguna Beach Police Department has learned of four additional cases involving 30-year-old Matthew Antonio Zakrzewski, bringing the total number to six, according to Sgt. Jim Cota. Investigators will also be following up on 16 voicemails left by families, Cota added. The calls came after the Orange County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday […]

  • From left: Hussein Saab, Hussein Ayoub, Hussein Ghasham and Hussein Saleh are seen in undated photos provided by family members.

    Family IDs 4 Men Killed in High-Speed Crash on 710 Freeway in Bell Gardens Area

    Four men were killed in a high-speed crash that prompted an hourslong closure of several lanes on the northbound 710 Freeway through the Bell Gardens area Wednesday morning. The 2014 model M5 BMW was speeding northbound on the 710 Freeway north of Firestone Boulevard around 3:15 a.m. when the driver lost control and the car veered to the right and crashed into the metal guardrail and a pole, according to a California Highway Patrol incident report. Witnesses told CHP officials […]

  • One of the dogs, left, jumped from a moving RV during the pursuit; the other was found with an injured and bloodied paw after the chase. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Dogs Recovering — Including 1 Who Jumped From Moving RV — After High-Speed Pursuit in L.A. County

    Two dogs who captured the public’s attention during a wild pursuit through Los Angeles County involving a motor home are recovering, officials said Wednesday. The chase started around 7 p.m. Tuesday when authorities tried to pull over a stolen RV on Towsley Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. It ended about 30 minutes later when the driver lost control of the vehicle, intentionally left the road and crashed into another car in front of a home in Tarzana, according to the […]

  • Ruch Chinchilla, left, and her daughter, right, are seen in family photos provided to KTLA.

    Man Sentenced to 12 Years for DUI Crash That Killed North Hills Mother, Seriously Injured Toddler

    A man who admitted to being under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he was involved in a crash that killed a mother of three and seriously injured her young daughter in North Hills is headed to prison, prosecutors announced Wednesday. A judge ordered 23-year-old Jose Armando Macias Jr. of North Hills to spend 12 years and eight months in state prison at the defendant’s sentencing hearing on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County District […]

  • Santa Ana police released surveillance video showing a woman being robbed at an ATM in Santa Ana.

    Man Sought After Woman Using ATM Is Robbed at Gunpoint in Santa Ana: Police

    Santa Ana police on Tuesday released surveillance video of an armed man robbing a woman at an ATM machine as they asked for help apprehending the assailant. The woman was retrieving cash from the ATM outside the Bank of America in the 2100 block of South Main Street around 4:45 a.m. on May 1 when she was approached by a young man, according to a news release from the Santa Ana Police Department. The man brandished a handgun and demanded […]

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