<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 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, 24 Apr 2015 23:46:15 -0700 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:46:15 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man Surrenders After Armed Standoff in Van Nuys]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:47:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/04.24.15_Man-Gun-Van-Nuys.JPG
Police were in a tense standoff with an armed man at a Van Nuys apartment building Friday afternoon, after he allegedly pointed his gun at a neighbor's children.]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands Lose Power in Tex. Storms]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:16:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/CDZ79QAUMAABKza.jpg
Strong thunderstorms packing powerful winds carved a trail of damage across North Texas on Friday evening, causing widespread power outages and grounding hundreds of flights at airports in the Dallas-Fort Worth...

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<![CDATA[Tater Tots, Comfy Couch Waylay Would-Be Burglar ]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:01:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/179*120/tatertots.jpg
Police say a would-be burglar was sidetracked by snacks and naptime Thursday afternoon, heating up some tater tots and then taking a snooze on the sofa of the house he broke into.

Photo Credit: Or-Eda Tater Tots.]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Breaks Out at Los Feliz Home]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:40:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-1-a-breaking-news-la-generic-graphic-april2014.gif
A fire in Silver Lake leveled a house and destroyed several cars and police believe it was an illicit drug operation that went awry.]]>
<![CDATA[LAX Beefs Up Security Following Terror Threat]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:38:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LAX15.jpg
LAX is increasing security following what is being called a "broad" terror threat.]]>
<![CDATA[LA March Remembers Armenian Genocide]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:48:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/armenian+genocide+america+los+angeles+march+justice.jpg
Fifty thousand people were expected at Friday's "March for Justice" through Los Angeles on the anniversary of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915.

Photo Credit: Khallid Shabazz]]>
<![CDATA[Mountain Lion Crosses 101 Freeway]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:11:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/042415+P32+Crosses.jpg
A male mountain lion followed in his sister's footsteps - well, almost -- after crossing the 101 Freeway, park officials said Friday.

Photo Credit: National Park Service]]>
<![CDATA[Life Sentence for Men in Thrill Killing]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:34:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Galvez-Gomez-0424.jpg
Two men found guilty in the random 2011 thrill killing of a developmentally disabled man were sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday in a San Diego courtroom. Humberto Galvez, 22, and Juan Ignacio...

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Register Outage at Starbucks ]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:53:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP584464016824.jpg
A nationwide outage of Starbucks' point-of-sale system earned some some customers a free jolt of espresso before it was resolved Friday night. The coffee chain confirmed the outage to store staff around...

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<![CDATA[Senate Staffer Arrested]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:09:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Generic+DC+Police+Lights+Close+Up+Generic.jpg
An aide to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after federal agents raided his home. An office administrator for Cochran,...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Landlords Call For Water Bill Changes]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:14:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/drought-generic-hose-off.jpg
In the midst of a crippling statewide drought, some landlords responsible for tenants' water bills in Southern California were suggesting tenants paid their own bills as an incentive to conserve water.]]>
<![CDATA[Straight Out of Compton, Straight Into College ]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:28:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/4-24-15-compton+to+college.JPG
They heard it all their lives, the negativity, the "No you can’t" and the :No one cares." But now two Compton teens are proving they can beat back the odds and the stereotypes.

Photo Credit: Troy McLaurin]]>
<![CDATA[Man Skips Out on Manicure Bill Before Scuffle With Owner]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:08:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/4-24-15+Nail+Salon+Robbery+Suspect.PNG
Newly released surveillance video shows the moments before an altercation between a salon owner and a man who allegedly refused to pay his manicure bill in Southern California

Photo Credit: Courtesy: Covina PD]]>
<![CDATA[Frozen Veggies, Smoothie Kits Recalled Over Listeria Concerns]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:30:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/veg-169160883.jpg
Inventure Foods, Inc. is recalling certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen line of vegetables and select varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie kits, after finding listeria in its Jefferson, Georgia...

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<![CDATA[Man Kills Self Outside Courthouse]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:24:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/162*120/DSC_01692.JPG
A man awaiting a verdict in his sexual assault trial shot and killed himself outside the courthouse on Friday. John Goodwin, 75, a longtime piano teacher from Atkinson, New Hampshire, went on trial this week for...

Photo Credit: James A. Kimble]]>
<![CDATA[Design Overhauled for Carson NFL Stadium]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:29:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/04-24-2015-carson-nfl-stadium-3.jpg
New renderings of a proposed NFL stadium in Carson show an overhauled design that features a sleek sports-car inspired exterior with a 120-foot tower that rises above the main concourse.

Photo Credit: Manica Architecture]]>
<![CDATA[Today in LA's 4 in Forty: Kid Becomes Viral Sensation For Smooth Dance Moves]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:10:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/197*120/dancingkid042415.PNG
Apple Watch release in West Hollywood inspires people to camp out, LAPD makes a dream come true for a Vermont boy, woman demolishes man in flex cam at football game, dancing kid a viral sensation – all of these...]]>
<![CDATA[25 Years of Stunning Hubble Space Photos]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:03:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP159893123088_2_Hubble.jpg
In the 25 years since NASA scientists sent the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit, the telescope has delivered a peek into the workings of the universe.

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<![CDATA[Armed Robber Steals Bag of Money, Flees: Police]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:28:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/inglewood+armored+truck+armed+robbery.JPG
Police are searching for a robber who stole a bag of money from an armored truck in Inglewood after exchanging gunfire with a guard.

Photo Credit: Fabian Rodriguez]]>
<![CDATA[Bison Herd Shot After Stampeding Through Upstate NY Towns]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:29:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/buffalobuffalobuffalo.jpg
A herd of bison that stampeded through a string of upstate New York towns on Friday after it somehow got loose from a farm near Albany, has been shot. The 15 creatures, two calves among them, traipsed...]]>
<![CDATA[Ice Cream Parlor Crash Sparks Safety Barrier Proposal]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:05:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/IMG_04-24-15+OC+Farells+Bill782.JPG
Nearly a year to the day after a fatal crash in front of a popular ice cream parlor in Southern California a bill “designed to protect the public from storefront and restaurant crashes” was announced.

Photo Credit: Courtesy: Malin Family]]>
<![CDATA[Don't Fall for Jury Duty Deception]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:25:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/jury+duty+prank+calls.jpg
A growing impostor scam is tricking Southern Californians who've been called for jury duty. Callers claiming to be Orange County sheriff’s deputies are threatening people with jail if they don’t pay steep...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide: March in LA]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:12:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/042415+Armenian+Genocide.JPG
Thousands participate in the Armenian genocide march, "March for Justice," in Los Angeles on Friday, April 24, 2015 - the 100th anniversary of the genocide.

Photo Credit: Khallid Shabazz]]>
<![CDATA[Man to Stand Trial in Decade-Long Abduction Case]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:55:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/186*120/garcia+abduction+kidnap+belll+gardens.jpg
A Southern California man accused of kidnapping and raping a girl he later lived with for years was ordered Friday to stand trial.]]>
<![CDATA[Cab Driver Rams Alleged Robber Armed With Fake Gun]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:41:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/4-24-15-Wayne+Morgan+Hemet.jpg
A cab driver who was threatened by a passenger with what turned out to be a replica gun rammed his car into the suspected robber and knocked him to the ground unconscious, police said.

Photo Credit: Hemet Police Department ]]>
<![CDATA[Danger Next Door: Butane Honey Oil Blasts]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:10:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/04-24-2015-danger-door-honey-oil.JPG
It is illegal to make, but legal to use under California's medical marijuana law. While smoking it may not kill you, making it can, according to an elite team of narcotics investigators.

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<![CDATA[Cyclists, Marchers Commemorate Armenian Genocide]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:29:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/6AM_Guinyard_Armenia_PKG_1200x675_433748547894.jpg
A group of cyclists and runners will embark on a cross country journey from Southern California Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.]]>
<![CDATA[Family Blames Rental Business for RV Nightmare]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:01:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/4-23-15-RV+Vacation+ITeam.JPG
A Los Angeles family is blaming a local RV rental company for ruining their dream vacation.

Photo Credit: James Wulff]]>
<![CDATA[LA-Area NFL Football Stadium Proposals]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:06:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/04-24-2015-carson-nfl-stadium-2.jpg
A look at the NFL stadium plans proposed for the Los Angeles area.

Photo Credit: Manica Architecture]]>
<![CDATA[Clippers-Spurs: It's Still Early]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:48:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*125/470771368.jpg
After Wednesday’s overtime thriller at Staples Center, the Clippers-Spurs series switches to San Antonio Friday with the series knotted up at one.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Clippers in the 2015 NBA Playoffs]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:47:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/182*120/470411008_master.jpg
Images from the 2015 Los Angeles Clippers' NBA Playoffs run

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Statue of Liberty Deemed Safe After Evacuation]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:40:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Suspicious-Package-Liberty-Island-Statue.jpg
The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island were both deemed safe Friday afternoon about 90 minutes after the attraction was evacuated over a phoned-in bomb threat and reports of a suspicious package, law...

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<![CDATA[Stunning Photos from the Hubble Space Telescope]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:51:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP73478193103_7Hubble.jpg
In the 25 years since NASA scientists sent the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit, the telescope has delivered a peek into the workings of the universe.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Carson Stadium Mock-Ups]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:47:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/new+carson+stadium+renderings+0423+%281%29.jpg
The plan for a $1.7 billion joint stadium in Carson got a overhaul this week as MANICA Architecture released their latest renderings on April 23, 2015.

Photo Credit: MANICA Architecture ]]>
<![CDATA[Missing Teen Hid, Ate Fruit on Campus: Sheriff]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:54:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/montavista.jpg
A 17-year-old Cupertino boy who had been missing and returned to his family on Thursday night, hid on his high school campus over the last four days and ate fruit to survive, according to the Santa Clara County...

Photo Credit: Alan Waples
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<![CDATA[Missing Therapy Dog Reunited with Marine Vet Owner]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:54:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Nahla+found+0423.JPG
A local Marine veteran’s therapy dog that disappeared for four months has been found safe and reunited with her owner.]]>
<![CDATA[Extension Cord Leads Deputy to 100 Pounds of Pot]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:39:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/732453081.jpg
An extension cord led a deputy straight to a greenhouse allegedly used to grow marijuana and to a suspected honey oil lab on a property in east San Diego this week, officials said.

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