At least four senators are behind the demand for an independent investigation of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the agency that is supposed to protect the public from poisons dumped into the water and soil. Lawmakers are determined to find out why the organization is not enforcing California's pollution laws. Joel Grover reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Feb. 25, 2013.
The state agency charged with protecting Californians from most polluters is allowing companies to dump toxic waste and put lives at risk, an NBC4 I-Team Investigation reveals. Read More
A hidden camera investigation uncovers a popular LA plumber who promises to smell good and show up on time, but also gave our investigators the highest estimate for a simply task. Ana Garcia reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2013.
Despite enduring five days stuck on a disabled cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico that some say was overrun with sewage, passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph may have difficulty finding relief in the courts, experts say. Read More
Candy Martin watched on television as her family's burned to the ground on Tuesday during what turned out to be the end of the Christopher Dorner manhunt. She took NBC4 on an exclusive tour. Joel Grover reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2013.
In 2009, ex-LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner sued the the department to get his job back, but failed. Some experts think it was that failure to get reinstated that sent Dorner over the edge. Court records from his lawsuit with the LAPD reveal more about his mindset. Joel Grover reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2013.
The CHP confirms the tour bus involved in Sunday's deadly crash on Highway 38 near Yucaipa was not equipped with seat belts. A law signed by the president in July 2012 will eventually require seat belts on new buses, but only those built starting in 2017. Joel Grover reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2013.
A new "Family Safety Report Card" has been released, giving skiers and snowboarders a guide of what to watch out for while tearing down the slopes. Read More
Federal Safety records of the bus company involved in Sunday's deadly crash, Scapadas Magicas, show that it has had a somewhat troubling history. The company has caught the attention of federal regulators for its poor maintenance of its buses. An attorney specializing in low-budget bus companies says they often cut corners when it comes to safety. Joel Grover reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. on February 4, 2013.
Robo calls happen with such frequency and are so blatant that it’s hard to believe most are illegal under Federal Trade Commission regulations. Read More
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