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Ed Mertz

ed mertz Ed MertzEd Mertz has been at KFWB since March of 2000 and began reporting for KNX in March 2009.  Previously, Ed covered news in Arizonamag glass 10x10 Ed Mertz, Arkansas, Florida and Oklahoma.

Originally from Michigan, Ed graduated with a Journalism degree from USC.

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Female Deputy Accuses Co-Workers Of Sexual Misconduct

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating allegations of sexual coercion.


Deputies shot and killed a suspect after a more than seven-hour standoff in Whittier. (credit: CBS)

7-Hour Search For 2 Suspects In Whittier Ends In Fatal Deputy-Involved Shooting

Authorities said a man has died after being wounded in a deputy-involved shooting in Whittier and his alleged accomplice has been taken into custody.


Sherri Wilkins, 51, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter. (credit: Torrance Police Department)

Police: Torrance Man Dragged On Hood Of Car For Miles In Deadly Crash

A suspected drunk driver has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following a deadly crash in the city of Torrance.


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Robbins Brothers In Torrance Burglarized For 2nd Straight Day

A jewelry store in Torrance was burglarized Saturday for a second time in the past two days.



Suspect Wounded In Anaheim Officer-Involved Shooting

A suspect has been wounded in an officer involved shooting in Anaheim.


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Arson Suspected Following Overnight Fires In Pomona

A boat and four vehicles suffered extensive damage Sunday following an overnight fire in Pomona and authorities were investigating arson as a possible cause.


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Obama Arrives At LAX, Slated To Speak At Several Fundraisers

President Barack Obama has arrived in the Southland for several fundraisers.


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NFL Stadium Agreements Approved After Apologies From AEG’s CEO

Several agreements dealing with the NFL stadium proposed for downtown Los Angeles were approved Monday, amid apologies for any turmoil caused by last week’s news that AEG is for sale.


UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Farran (credit: CBS)

Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea For UCLA Professor Charged In Fire

The plea was entered by Superior Court Judge Shelly Torrealba after the defense attorney for Patrick Harran objected to entering a plea at this time.


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SoCal Cities Boost Spraying Operations In West Nile Fight

Health officials across the Southland have begun to deploy trucks that spray a fog-like mist to combat the spread of West Nile virus.


A proposed street-level view of USC Hybrid High. (courtesy Rudolfo Rameriz/USC School of Architecture)

High School 7 Days A Week? USC Launches Charter Campus

A new charter school near the USC campus opened on Tuesday in pursuit of a lofty academic goal: a 100 percent graduation rate.


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Free Job Fair Draws Hundreds To Santa Ana

Hundreds of people are trying to find work at a job fair in Santa Ana, one of several scheduled for this week in the Southern California area.
Twenty-five companies are offering jobs in retail, management and sales at the Hire Live job fair in Santa Ana. Some of those companies include Forest Lawn, Hershey’s, PennySaver and Zillow.com.


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Cleanup Efforts Under Way In Some Inland Empire, High Desert Communities

Cleanup efforts were under way in some communities in the Inland Empire and the High Desert on Saturday, a day after fierce thunderstorms flooded streets and stranded drivers.


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Judge Consolidates Lawsuits Over LAPD Impound Policy

Two lawsuits aimed at a controversial LAPD policy limiting how long the city can impound vehicles of unlicensed drivers were consolidated into a single lawsuit.


(source: Orange Police)

OC Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering Girlfriend, 2 Infant Sons

An Orange County man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder charges stemming from the deaths of his girlfriend and their two infant sons.

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