Life Connected

Life Connected

Sharing the connections among Southern Californians       |       Sunday at 11PM on NBC4 News

Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 12:15 AM PST

Life Connected: Artists Help Rebuild Philippines

Life Connected: Artists Help Rebuild Philippines

Artists are helping people recover since the devastating damage to the Philippines in Typhoon Haiyan. A Southern California group that provides help to victims of disaster found a way to use passion for the arts...

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 12:23 AM PST

Life Connected: Autism Fight Brings Surprising Bond

Life Connected: Autism Fight Brings Surprising Bond

One SoCal woman's desire to help children with autism nearly cost her everything she had. But along the way, she found a connection with her own son that proved to be an unexpected

Monday, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:15 AM PST

Life Connected: "Giving Keys" Encourage Those in Need

Life Connected: "Giving Keys" Encourage Those in Need

A Southern California singer is one of a group who collects and hands out "Giving Keys" with messages of courage, strength and love to give a mental boost to those who are in

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 06:06 PM PST

Life Connected: Hungry for Help

Life Connected: Hungry for Help

In tonight's segment of Life Connected, one woman helps others in the very place that helped save her life. Tena Ezzeddine reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

Sunday, Dec 29, 2013 at 11:43 PM PST

Life Connected: Organ Donation Bonds Families

Life Connected: Organ Donation Bonds Families

Decorating a Rose Parade float honoring organ donors has brought together young people in a way they never imagined. Four lives were forever changed when a request to make a kidney donation took them...

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 07:10 AM PST

Life Connected: Volunteers Bring Hugs, Supplies to Orphans

Life Connected: Volunteers Bring Hugs, Supplies to Orphans

An orphanage nestled about 20 miles south of Tijuana cares for more than 120 children, including 14 infants. Because the Mexican government does not financially support orphanages, buses full of volunteers visit...

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:10 AM PST

Life Connected: Staying Strong Through Cancer

Life Connected: Staying Strong Through Cancer

The husband of a woman who lost her life to breast cancer now aims to help others fight the disease with a strong, positive outlook, while helping those who are alongside loved ones with the illness.

Sunday, Dec 8, 2013 at 11:55 PM PST

Life Connected: Singer Helps Children in Haiti

Life Connected: Singer Helps Children in Haiti

As a backup singer for pop star Kelly Clarkson, Jessi Collins is used to taking her spot in the background. But when it comes to another endeavor, she moves front and center to help poverty-stricken

Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 at 11:51 PM PST

Life Connected: Marathon Goddess Runs for Cancer

Life Connected: Marathon Goddess Runs for Cancer

Dubbed the "Marathon Goddess," Julie Weiss has earned her title yet again by running for her father, who died of pancreatic cancer just one month after being diagnosed. In November she completed "30 Days...

Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 04:03 PM PST

Life Connected: Granddaughter Connects With Nana Through Song

Life Connected: Granddaughter Connects With Nana Through Song

Sunny Keller, a 10-year-old girl wrote a song for her grandmother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's before she was born. Keller says she wrote the song as a way to connect with her nana. November is Alzheimer's

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Plea Deal in Torture Death of Gabriel Fernandez

Plea Deal in Torture Death of Gabriel Fernandez

The mother of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez and her then-boyfriend will plead guilty to murder and torture charges in the boy's death, sparing them the death penalty, two sources confirmed to NBC4 on Wednesday.

LAPD Fires Detective in Racially Charged Recording

LAPD Fires Detective in Racially Charged Recording

An LAPD detective under fire after he was heard on a recording speaking vulgarly at the police academy and seemingly making light of a killing has been assigned to home, a department spokesman said Thursday.

Teacher Accused in Sex Assault of Special Needs Student

Teacher Accused in Sex Assault of Special Needs Student

A Southern California substitute high school teacher is facing felony charges over accusations he sexually assaulted a special needs student inside a classroom and car, authorities said Wednesday.

Nurse Amber Vinson No Longer Has Ebola: Family

Nurse Amber Vinson No Longer Has Ebola: Family

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson no longer has Ebola, her family said Wednesday, one week after she was hospitalized at an Atlanta hospital with the potentially deadly virus. "We are overjoyed to announce that, as of...

SoCal Doctor Stored $2M in Diet Pills, Narcotics: DA

SoCal Doctor Stored $2M in Diet Pills, Narcotics: DA

A Southern California neurologist was arrested for the third time on Tuesday after the DEA and police say they found $2 million worth of powerful diet pills and narcotics in a Long Beach storage...

Crowd Attacks Ice Cream Truck Driver Who Struck Child

Crowd Attacks Ice Cream Truck Driver Who Struck Child

An angry crowd attacked an ice cream truck driver after he struck and severely injured a child riding a bicycle in South Los Angeles on Wednesday night, police said.