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

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 03:57 AM PDT

Newly Proposed Office Would Monitor Child Welfare System

Newly Proposed Office Would Monitor Child Welfare System

Members of a commission that concluded the county's child welfare system is "in crisis'" urged the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to overhaul the system by adopting a series of recommendations, including...

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

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...

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...

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High-Speed Pursuit Ends With PIT Maneuver

High-Speed Pursuit Ends With PIT Maneuver

A high-speed pursuit ended early Friday when officers performed a pit maneuver on a small sedan attempting to flee in Huntington Park.

Crash Scatters 101 Fwy Divider Debris

Crash Scatters 101 Fwy Divider Debris

Lanes were blocked on both sides of the 101 Freeway in the west San Fernando Valley Friday morning after a crash that left debris on the road.

Motorcycle Lane Splitting Is Relatively Safe: Study

Motorcycle Lane Splitting Is Relatively Safe: Study

The controversial act of lane splitting – when a motorcycle rides between cars in traffic – is safer than many think, a new study finds.

CSUN Orders End to Pledge Activity Following Possible Hazing

CSUN Orders End to Pledge Activity Following Possible Hazing

All fraternities and sororities at California State University, Northridge have been ordered to stop pledge activity following reports of a possible hazing incident, just seven weeks after a...

NYC Mayor to Speak After Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

NYC Mayor to Speak After Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor who recently returned from West Africa, where he was treating Ebola patients for Doctors Without Borders, tested positive for the...

$57,500 Reward Offered to Find 9-Year-Old Girl's Killer

$57,500 Reward Offered to Find 9-Year-Old Girl's Killer

A more than $50,000 reward was being offered Thursday to find the killer of a 9-year-old girl who was was playing with her friends in front of her family's Anaheim home when she was fatally shot.