Updates on the investigation into the beating death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 12:20 AM PDT

Exclusive Report Slams Child Protection Efforts

Exclusive Report Slams Child Protection Efforts

A preliminary report released exclusively to NBC4 details the shortcomings cited across multiple agencies charged with protecting children from child abuse and neglect. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at...

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM PDT

Court Date for Couple Accused in Boy's Beating Death

Court Date for Couple Accused in Boy's Beating Death

A mother and her boyfriend accused in the death of the woman's 8-year-old son are expected to return to court next month.

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM PDT

Social Workers Fear Child Safety Crisis

Social Workers Fear Child Safety Crisis

Social workers with LA County's Department of Children and Family Services protested Thursday to demand better working conditions, saying they are juggling too many cases at once which could put children in...

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:21 PM PDT

Lawsuit in 8-Year-Old's Torture Death

Lawsuit in 8-Year-Old's Torture Death

The maternal grandparents of an 8-year-old boy tortured and killed allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend have taken the first steps to file a wrongful death lawsuit against several Los Angeles County...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 02:11 PM PDT

Documents Detail Child-Abuse Deaths

Documents Detail Child-Abuse Deaths

Records obtained by NBC4 show 63 children died in Los Angeles County as a result of abuse and neglect since January 2012, including some with a lengthy history of allegations leading up to the death.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 05:19 PM PDT

Arraignment Delayed Again in 8-Year-Old Boy's Death

Arraignment Delayed Again in 8-Year-Old Boy's Death

Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 29, and Isauro Aguirre, 32, each face one count of capital murder with the special circumstance of torture, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

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Water Main Break Floods Sunset Boulevard, UCLA Campus

Water Main Break Floods Sunset Boulevard, UCLA Campus

A massive water main break flooded Sunset Boulevard and the University of California, Los Angeles campus Tuesday afternoon, stranding cars, a bus and drivers in several feet of swiftly rising water and mud.

Teens Charged With Capital Murder in USC Student's Attack

Teens Charged With Capital Murder in USC Student's Attack

Four people were charged in connection with capital murder on Tuesday in the beating death of a 24-year-old USC graduate student, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Ex-Roommate Convicted in Army Veteran's Death

Ex-Roommate Convicted in Army Veteran's Death

Jurors on Tuesday convicted a Southern California man of second-degree murder in the slaying of his former roommate, an Army veteran and Cal State Fullerton student with whom prosecutors said he was desperately...

Tobacco Sales Suspended at 14 LA Stores for Selling to Minors

Tobacco Sales Suspended at 14 LA Stores for Selling to Minors

In an effort to snuff out the sale of tobacco to minors in Los Angeles, city officials announced Tuesday that tobacco sales will be suspended at retailers who have broken the law.

Magic: Scott Hiring Marks "Great Day" for Lakers Fans

Magic: Scott Hiring Marks "Great Day" for Lakers Fans

The Los Angeles Lakers introduce former player Byron Scott Tuesday as the team's new head coach.