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

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 at 05:57 PM PDT

Report Calls for Overhaul of Child Protection System

Report Calls for Overhaul of Child Protection System

A new report calls for an overhaul of Los Angeles’ child protection system following the torture and death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez allegedly at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend. Lolita Lopez...

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.

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Gunman Opens Fire on Metro Bus in South LA

Gunman Opens Fire on Metro Bus in South LA

A gunman shot at a passenger on a bus in South Los Angeles on Tuesday, Metro officials said. No one was hurt.

Caught on Camera: Fuel Station Awning Collapse

Caught on Camera: Fuel Station Awning Collapse

Surveillance cameras captured a gas station awning collapse on video after a sheared hydrant sprayed water on top of the structure and caused it to buckle under the weight.

Shooting at Burbank RV Lot Was Domestic Violence: Police

Shooting at Burbank RV Lot Was Domestic Violence: Police

A man shot and wounded his wife before killing himself in an attempted murder-suicide during a case of domestic violence at a Burbank RV storage lot, police said Tuesday.

"Django" Actress, Boyfriend Charged With Lewd Conduct

"Django" Actress, Boyfriend Charged With Lewd Conduct

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"We Are Broken in Sorrow": Chaplain at Pilot Funeral

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Woman Shot During Altercation With Officer in Signal Hill

Woman Shot During Altercation With Officer in Signal Hill

A woman was shot in an officer-involved incident in Signal Hill Tuesday morning.