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


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  • YG attends the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

    Rapper YG Arrested, Booked on Suspicion of Robbery After Search Warrant Served Near Chatsworth: LASD

    Rapper YG faces possible robbery charges after being arrested in the Chatsworth area on Friday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The 29-year-old, whose real name is Keenon Jackson, was apprehended after deputies served a search warrant in the 22000 block of Zaltana Street around 4 a.m., according to Deputy Grace Medrano. The warrant was served as part of an “ongoing criminal investigation,” she stated. YG has been booked on suspicion of robbery at the Men’s Central […]

  • Video Shows Struggle Outside Lake Balboa School Campus Where 2 Suffered Stab Wounds; 1 in Custody

    Two people were hospitalized with stab wounds, and one of them was in custody, after a brawl outside a middle school in Lake Balboa Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The incident was reported shortly after 3:10 p.m. in the 17100 block of Vanowen Street, said Officer Tony Im with the Los Angeles Police Department. A fight broke out in front of Mulholland Middle School after classes were done for the day, officials said. Cellphone video shows a person holding a sharp object […]

  • A truck was at the center of a hazmat incident along the 405 Freeway in the Redondo Beach area on Jan. 23, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    405 Fwy Reopens in South Bay After Package Containing Hazardous Chemical Compound Falls From Truck

    The 405 Freeway has been fully reopened through Redondo Beach on Thursday afternoon after it was temporarily closed amid fears of a hazardous chemical leak, officials said. The closure began shortly before noon over concerns that boxes that had fallen from a vehicle had possibly leaked the potentially deadly chemical compound hydrogen cyanide onto the 405, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. All northbound lanes were closed at Hawthorne Boulevard while the southbound side was shut down at […]

  • Aliyah Cardoza, 3, was hospitalized with a strain of the Coronavirus on Dec. 23, 2019. (Credit: GoFundMe)

    3-Year-Old Azusa Girl Hospitalized for 1 Month With ‘Common’ Form of Coronavirus

    A 3-year-old girl from Azusa has been hospitalized for a month with a form of coronavirus, her mother told KTLA on Wednesday. Aliyah Cardoza was an active, typically healthy child when she suddenly became ill days before Christmas, Gloria Aguilera said of her daughter. It started with normal flu-like symptoms: “fever and a cough, and it just escalated to where her fever was not breaking,” Aguilera said. Aliyah was initially diagnosed with a case of viral flu. But her symptoms […]

  • LAPD personnel were investigating a death in South Park on Jan. 23, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Human Bones Found Partially Buried in South L.A. Backyard; Homicide Detectives Investigating

    Bones that were found partially buried in the backyard of a South Los Angeles home have been determined to be human remains, police said Thursday. The grim discovery was reported by a resident around 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers then responded to the home, located on 49th Street near Main Street, which is in the South Park neighborhood. The bones were found partially buried behind the home, between two sheds, LAPD Lt. Ryan Rabett […]

  • Firefighters respond to a plane crash in Corona on Jan. 22, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 People Dead After Plane Crashes, Erupts in Flames at Corona Airport

    Four people were killed when a plane crashed and caught fire after taking off from Corona Municipal Airport on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Around 12:10 p.m., the single-engine aircraft carrying four people was departing the airport, which is located at 1900 Aviation Drive, when it crashed at the end of the runway, according to John DeYoe of the Corona Fire Department. The plane had a full 80-gallon fuel tank, which spilled and ignited a fire that spread to nearby brush, […]

  • Jonathan Watson is seen in a booking photo obtained by KTLA sister KSEE/KGPE in Fresno.

    2nd Child Molester Serving Life Sentence Dies After Being Attacked by Central California Inmate: Officials

    A second convicted child molester who was serving a life sentence in Central California has died following an attack by a fellow inmate, state prison officials announced Wednesday. Graham De Luis-Conti, 62, succumbed to his injuries Sunday, three days after he and another prisoner were beaten at California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran. Jonathon Watson, 41, used a weapon to strike De Luis-Conti and 48-year-old David Bobb, leaving both men with multiple head wounds, according to […]

  • A mountain lion is seen carrying a backpack in Whiting Ranch on Jan. 20, 2020. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department)

    Toddler Released From Hospital After Confirmed Mountain Lion Attack at O.C. Wilderness Park

    A 3-year-old boy who was injured when a mountain lion attacked him at a wilderness park in Lake Forest has been released from the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. The little boy is doing OK despite sustaining “significant  trauma” — both physical and emotional — after the incident at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, according to California Department of Fish and Wildlife Capt. Patrick Foy. DNA evidence confirmed a cougar was responsible for the attack, Foy announced at a news conference Tuesday. […]

  • An investigation was underway at a Fountain Valley apartment complex after an allegedly armed man was fatally shot by Santa Ana police on Jan. 21, 2020. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Santa Ana Police Shoot, Kill Armed Suspect While Investigating Child Molestation Case: Authorities

    Santa Ana police investigating a child molestation case shot and killed the suspect during a struggle for a handgun at an apartment complex in Fountain Valley, officials said Tuesday. Officers had gone to the apartment in the 10300 block of Hacienda Avenue about 10:50 p.m. Monday to contact a man being sought in connection with a molestation case, according to Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. His mother opened the door and let police inside. At that point, the […]

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