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Stacey Butler

staceybutler1 Stacey ButlerEmmy-award winning journalist, Stacey Butler, joined the CBS2 News team in June of 2004.

You can catch her every weeknight on CBS 2’s five o’clock newscast where her unique stories take her from Santa Barabara to Guadalajara.

She began her television career in Redding, California, at the ABC affiliate, KRCR after graduating from Loyola Marymount University.

She moved on to Salt Lake City, Utah, and worked at the NBC affiliate, KSL as a general assignment reporter for five years.

There, she won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for her coverage of an Olympic hopeful’s battle with a rare cancer.

In 2010 she won an Emmy for her stories from Fort Irwin. She spent several days in the simulated Iraqi town of Medina Wasl where soldiers learn how to fight in Iraq. She has also received the Golden Mike Award for best feature reporting on mid life women uprooting their lives and moving to Mexico.

Stacey spent a year documenting the secretive polygamous sect in Colorado City, Arizona; a town run by former FBI fugitive, Warren Jeffs.

She just completed her first independent documentary, titled: “BANISHED. The Lost Boys Of Polygamy.”

Back home in California, the Bay Area native is thrilled to live and work in the Los Angeles area where there’s never a shortage of stories to tell.

Two Orange County brothers, ages 6 and 10, were killed Wednesday after drowning in Yosemite National Park. (credit: CBS)

Heartbroken Friend Remembers Pal Likely Killed In Yosemite Tragedy

Zachary Cavish misses his young friend.

08/17/2012

Costa Mesa officer Allen Rieckof says he did nothing wrong while spending time with a woman while he was supposed to be on duty. Neighbors are outraged. (credit: CBS)

Costa Mesa Police Officer Accused Of Having Affair While On-Duty

A Costa Mesa police officer is accused of fooling around — literally — while he was supposed to be on duty.

06/21/2012

Police shot and killed three attacking pit bulls Friday outside this upscale hotel. (credit: CBS)

Newport Beach Police Shoot And Kill 3 Attacking Pit Bulls

Newport Beach police Friday shot to death three pit bulls that attacked a woman and her son.

06/08/2012

Tony Bushala has spent $200,000 of his own money to recall three city council members in Fullerton. (credit: CBS)

OC Businessman Spends $200K Of His Own Money To Recall 3 Fullerton City Council Members

An Orange County businessman has poured thousands of dollars — he says more than $200,000 — of his own money into a campaign to recall three members of the Fullerton City Council.

06/02/2012

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Hundreds Mark 1-Year Anniversary Of Death Of Teen Killed In Alleged DUI Crash

Hundreds gathered Tuesday night to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of a 14-year-old who was killed in an alleged DUI crash last Memorial Day weekend.

05/29/2012

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Would-Be Kidnapper Sought In Ontario

The public’s help is needed to identify a man who tried to kidnap a 15-year-old girl Wednesday morning as she walked to school.

05/23/2012

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Night Vision To Allow Firefighting Pilots To Battle Blazes At Night

When the sun sets on the next Southland wildfire, firefighters will not be forced to just stand by and watch it burn thanks to some new night-vision technology.

05/22/2012

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Only On KCAL9: Eder Herrera Opens Up About His Relationship With Alleged OC Serial Killer

Eder Herrera is speaking for the first time, and only to KCAL9 News, about being wrongly accused of murdering his mother and brother, and his relationship to the alleged serial killer who later admitted to the crimes.

05/18/2012

Video of the beating of Kelly Thomas, who died 5 days later.

Kelly Thomas’ Mother Accepts $1 Million Settlement Offer

The mother of a mentally ill homeless man who died after he was beaten by Fullerton police has reached a settlement with the city that will pay her $1 million.

05/15/2012

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OC Mom Recounts Rescue From Mangled Car Dangling Off Bridge

Four months after Kelli Groves and her children survived the impossible, she’s speaking out about a horrifying ordeal — the day an 18-wheeler crashed into the back of her car on a bridge near Buellton.

05/15/2012

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Residents Detain Man Accused Of Trying To Start A Brush Fire

Residents in Costa Mesa took action apprehending an alleged arsonist, who they claim they witnessed trying to start a brush fire in Talbert Regional Park Wednesday.

05/10/2012

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Some Preparing For Their Golden Years By Practicing Retirement Early

At a time when many people are worried about retirement money, you might be surprised some people are advising you can actually enjoy life sooner.

05/04/2012

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Abandoned Nazi Compound Withers Away In The Hills Of Pacific Palisades

Hidden deep in the hills above Pacific Palisades lie the remnants of a secret compound that housed Nazi sympathizers during World War II.

04/30/2012

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Blast That Sent Fire Captain Flying Caught On Camera

A fire captain talked exclusively with KCAL9 News Monday about an explosion that literally blew him and a fellow firefighter off their feet in a terrifying close call that was caught on camera.

04/23/2012

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Gray Whale Freed From Nets Off SoCal Coast

A 20-foot gray whale found tangled amongst discarded netting and a fishing buoy has been freed off the coast of Los Angeles.

03/28/2012

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