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

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 06:16 PM PDT

Timeline: Gabriel Fernandez Child Abuse Death

Timeline: Gabriel Fernandez Child Abuse Death

The death of Gabriel Fernandez, 8, a year ago sparked outrage and controversy at Los Angeles County's child welfare system. The boy had been beaten, shot with a BB gun and tortured before he was found in...

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 boyfriend.

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...

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3 Deputies Sickened at Drug Lab

3 Deputies Sickened at Drug Lab

Four people, including three Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, were hospitalized Saturday night after being sickened by a chemical at a drug lab on the outskirts of Palmdale, officials said.

Escaped Sheep Struck by Hit-Run Driver

Escaped Sheep Struck by Hit-Run Driver

A bighorn sheep that escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in a Los Feliz neighborhood Saturday, police said.

Christian Mingle Rapist Hacked, Stalked Me: Woman

Christian Mingle Rapist Hacked, Stalked Me: Woman

The Del Mar man serving a 37-year prison sentence for raping two women he met online targeted others through hacking and stalking that made one alleged victim feel "endangered," she told NBC 7.

LAPD Prepares for Ferguson Reaction Amid Calls for Calm

LAPD Prepares for Ferguson Reaction Amid Calls for Calm

With a decision looming in the controversial grand jury investigation into Michael Brown's shooting, the Los Angeles Police Department is preparing in case demonstrations are in LA when the decision is...

D.C. Political Icon Marion Barry Dies at 78

D.C. Political Icon Marion Barry Dies at 78

Marion Barry, an icon of D.C. politics for more than 40 years, has died at age 78, his spokeswoman confirmed. Barry had been hospitalized Thursday after complaining of a urinary tract infection and died at about...

UCLA Beats USC 38-20 in Battle for LA

UCLA Beats USC 38-20 in Battle for LA

The No. 11 UCLA Bruins beat the No. 24 USC Trojans 38-20 at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night, extending the Bruins’ winning streak in the Los Angeles rivalry to three.