<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:47:51 -0700 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:47:51 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rain, Snow, Wind in Halloween Forecast]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:25:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rain+drops+rain+generic+wet+weather.jpg
Umbrellas and rain gear might be part of some trick-or-treaters' Halloween costumes.
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<![CDATA[TSA Officer Who Survived LAX Attack Pursues "The Voice" Dream]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:58:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/170*120/TSA+singer.JPG
One year ago, Damien Lawson was among the TSA officers stationed inside LAX Terminal Three when a disturbed gunman opened fire, killing Gerardo Hernandez, and wounding two other TSA officers and a traveler.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Arrested for Shooting Tattoo Shop Owner Trigz]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:32:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/trigz_twitter.jpg
Thirty-one-year-old Robert Falcon was charged with one count of murder for allegely shooting Sin City Tattoo owner Michael Pebly, who was also known as Trigz, after a physical fight on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.

Photo Credit: Trigz/Twitter]]>
<![CDATA[Drivers Scoop up Armored Truck Cash]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:25:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372564.jpg
An armored truck lost an unknown amount of money on a Maryland interstate Friday morning — and numerous drivers quickly scooped up the money, police said. Maryland State Police are now "reminding" the drivers to...

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<![CDATA[Boo4You Halloween Images]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:25:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/443d7a2b32d54434ae90bb2e31bd1b48.JPG.jpg
Southern Californians celebrate Halloween with festive lawn decorations, costumes, parades and other events.

Photo Credit: Cindy Madigan]]>
<![CDATA["In-Flight Anomaly" Reported During SpaceShipTwo Test]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:43:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP100715042535.jpg
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane experienced what the company called an "in-flight anomaly" Friday during a test flight over the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested on Suspicion of Following, Robbing Women]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:16:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/followhomerobber.JPG
Police arrested a man they believe robbed a 67-year-old woman after following her home from a bank in South Los Angeles nearly one month ago.]]>
<![CDATA[Human Skulls Found at Dump]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:04:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/stamford+dump+skulls+found.jpg
Two human skulls, a jawbone and several books on Satan and witchcraft were found at the Stamford Refuge Transfer Station in Connecticut on Thursday and police are

Photo Credit: Stamford Police]]>
<![CDATA[Day Care Owner Arrested ]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:08:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/baby+lou.JPG
A 38-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murder in connection with the 2012 death of a baby boy who suffered neck and spine injuries at a San Diego daycare facility. The 11-month-old was alert and]]>
<![CDATA[Abuse Victim Awarded $13.5M ]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:07:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/jose_lopez_pic_1200x675_350249027562.jpg
The National Organization for Jehovah's witnesses was ordered to pay $13.5 million to a San Diego man who says he was the childhood victim of “very aggressive abuse” at the hands of his Bible study]]>
<![CDATA["Grim Reaper" Stabs Woman: Deputies]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:44:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/grimreaperstabbing.jpg
A woman was stabbed multiple times early Halloween morning by someone dressed as the Grim Reaper, San Diego County officials said. It was just before 2 a.m. Friday in a home on Thibido Road in Vista...

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<![CDATA[Tip of the Hat to Breeders' Cup]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:57:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/10-31-2014-breeders-cup-hat.jpg
Christine A. Moore talks about hat designs for this year's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park. Adrian Arambulo reports for Today in LA on Friday Oct. 31, 2014.

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<![CDATA[ Prosecutor Donates Confiscated Cell Phones To DV Shelter]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:48:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cell+phone+donation+2.jpg
The latest batch of 200 phones donated to Nextdoor Solutions To Domestic Violence were made up primarily of cell phones confiscated from prisoners at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison
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<![CDATA[Nurses Plan Strike Over Ebola Protections]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:53:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1030-2014-EbolaStrike.jpg
National Nurses United, fed up with what they call a lack of Ebola protections at hospitals across the country, plan to hold a day of action on Nov. 12.

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<![CDATA[Man Tries to Attack Officer With Ax]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:22:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dc-police-ax.jpg
In a brazen attack, a man wielding an ax tried to hurt a D.C. police officer early Friday morning, striking his vehicle and getting into a struggle with the officer. The officer wasn't struck by the ax, but hurt...

Photo Credit: Courtesy of a law enforcement source
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<![CDATA[Water Main Break Reported in Commerce]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:56:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/Capture13.JPG
LA County Fire responded to a water main break in the City of Commerce Friday morning at 5:15 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Brother of Water Main Crash Victim: "He Couldn't Move"]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:12:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/10-30-2014-water-main-rescue-cooper.jpg
The brother of a man in a critical condition after he crashed into an above ground mains said his sibling could not move as water filled his car.

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<![CDATA[Police ID Mother of Toddlers Found in Long Beach]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:57:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/186*120/toddlers.JPG
Authorities investigating the discovery of two toddlers found alone Thursday at a Long Beach intersection have asked for help in locating the boy's mother, who was identified Friday with help from relatives.]]>
<![CDATA[ Search in Monterey Park for Police Cruiser Shooter]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:19:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/221*120/MPark+Manhunt.JPG
A search was launched after a police cruiser was hit by gunfire in Monterey Park on Thursday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assaults Since 1970s]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:03:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/223*120/10-30-daniel-montoya.JPG
Police in Long Beach have arrested a man they believe sexually assaulted several teenage boys starting in the 1970s, authorities said Thursday.

Photo Credit: Long Beach Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Deputy Traffic Stop Death Suspect Pleads Not Guilty]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:15:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/10-28-2014-deputy-ventura-kostiuchenko.jpg
A murder charge was filed Thursday against a driver accused of striking and killing a Ventura County Sheriff's deputy in what authorities said was a DUI crash during a traffic stop on the 101 Freeway.

Photo Credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Dept.
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<![CDATA[LA Celebrates Dia de los Muertos ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:29:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dia+de+los+muertos+1.PNG
Dia de LosMuertos (Day of the Dead) is a two-day Mexican holiday beginning Monday Nov. 1.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[App Maps Out Best Trick-or-Treating Spots]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:50:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/iphone_nextdoor+treat+map_2014_alt.jpg
As seasoned trick-or-treaters know, strategy is everything Halloween night.

Photo Credit: Nextdoor]]>
<![CDATA[15 People Arrested Following Fashion District Drug Bust]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:22:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/244*120/Drug+Bust1.JPG
Fifteen people have been arrested following a drug bust carried out in the Fashion District on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Homicide Detectives Investigating Discovery of Body on Trail]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:07:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-1-a-breaking-news-la-generic-graphic-april2014.gif
Homicide detectives were investigating the discovery of a body found on hiking trails in West Hills, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Dad of Boy Who Shot Pal Dead Pleads]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:44:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/anthony+senatore+guilty+plea.jpg
The father of a then-4-year-old New Jersey boy who fatally shot his 6-year-old neighbor with his father's unsecured gun has pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in exchange for less...

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<![CDATA[Gore Still on Pole Days After Crash]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:27:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/human+remains+midtown.JPG
A Manhattan resident is frustrated by the runaround she says she's gotten from the city while trying to get gore removed from the scene of a gruesome midtown crash last week. Cassandra Dunn first contacted NBC 4...]]>
<![CDATA[Altadena Fatal Shooting Victim Identified]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:06:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/Shooting+Victim.JPG
A man was shot and killed today on the patio of an Altadena hamburger stand.]]>
<![CDATA[Clinical Trial Participants Fight for Compensation]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:32:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/10-30-mac-clinicaltrials.JPG
A participant research firm in Northridge that promised people up to $1,500 to test out their health and nutritional supplements ended up not following through on those promises, participants told the...

Photo Credit: James Wulff]]>
<![CDATA[Gas Prices Hit Four-Year Low]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:07:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/N6_PKG_MEDINA_GAS_PRICES_1200x675_350223427517.jpg
When gas prices dropped below $3 this week, the lowest in four years in Southern California, lines formed around the block for gas at an Arco in Downey with motorists eager to save a few bucks.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect Arrested in Road Rage Death]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:21:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/th-perla-road-rage-16x9---00002804.jpg
Police have arrested the man they say gunned down an Oakland mother of four in a road rage shooting as she and her husband returned from grocery shopping Sunday. Carlos Stephen Dubose, 20, of Oakland,...
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<![CDATA[No Criminal Charges in Agoura High School Football Incident]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:10:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/181*120/lagenerics+classroom.jpg
Los Angeles sheriff’s investigators will not be pressing charges against those Agoura High School football players and coaches involved in a "student-to-student" incident on Oct. 17, school officials said.

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<![CDATA[Man Put Acid Bombs in Ex's Car]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:29:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bottle-bomb-083011.jpg
A 53-year-old Florida man will spend 10 years in prison after stalking an ex-girlfriend who lives in Stamford and planting bombs filled with hydrochloric acid in her car, severely burning her, prosecutors

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<![CDATA[Hello Kitty Turns 40 With First Convention]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:19:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/221*120/Capture12.JPG
The iconic character is having her first-ever official Hello Kitty Convention as she turns 40 years old.

Photo Credit: Bobbie Eng]]>
<![CDATA[LA Holds First-Ever Hello Kitty Convention ]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:19:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hk51819877.jpg
Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary commenced at the world's first Hello Kitty Convention in Downtown LA's Little Tokyo.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Raging Carport Fire Destroys Several Vehicles]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:05:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/10-30-14_orange+carport+fire.jpg
At least four vehicles were destroyed during a raging fire at a carport and apartment building in Orange early Thursday.

Photo Credit: Southern Counties News]]>
<![CDATA[Security Guard Encounters Bear at Pet Grooming Shop]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:18:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/10-30-2014-lancaster-bear-rmg.jpg
A bear visited a Lancaster business district early Thursday in an early morning search for food in trash bins at a pet grooming store.

Photo Credit: RMG]]>
<![CDATA[Capital Murder Charge Filed in SWAT Officer Slaying]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:00:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lafile-pomona-swat-police-officer-shaun-diamond.jpg
A man accused of fatally shooting a Pomona SWAT officer during a warrant operation was charged with capital murder on Thursday, the same day a prayer vigil was planned for the law enforcement veteran.

Photo Credit: Pomona Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to Be Gay"]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:41:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tim-cook.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke out publicly about his sexuality in an op-ed for Bloomberg Businessweek, saying, "I'm proud to be gay" and that he hoped to inspire others. "While I have never denied my sexuality,...

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<![CDATA[Bear Searches for Food at La Cañada Flintridge Home]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:44:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/La+Canada+bear.PNG
A large and hungry bear was caught on surveillance video rummaging through a La Cañada Flintridge family’s trash and eating their Halloween pumpkin on their porch.]]>