<![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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:52:18 -0700 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:52:18 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Ex-Roommate Convicted in Army Veteran's Death]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:50:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ramosmissing.jpg
Jurors on Tuesday convicted a Southern California man of second-degree murder in the slaying of his former roommate, an Army veteran and Cal State Fullerton student.

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<![CDATA[Elderly Man Dies in South LA Blaze]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:50:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/BurnedHome_0729.jpg
An elderly man was found dead inside an Exposition Park home with pack rat conditions where firefighters were battling a blaze, officials said Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Teens Charged With Capital Murder in USC Student's Attack]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:24:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/usc+student+xinran+ji1.JPG
Four people were charged in connection with capital murder on Tuesday in the beating death of a 24-year-old USC graduate student, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

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<![CDATA[2-Year-Old Double Amputee Still "Got It" After Viral Success]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:39:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/new-KAYDEN_KINKLE1_t580.jpg
When 2-year-old Kayden Kinckle took his first steps on prosthetic legs, he didn’t want help. “I got it, I got it, I got it,” Kayden said with each step. A YouTube video documenting the milestone for family...

Photo Credit: Nikki and Kevin Kinckle]]>
<![CDATA[Dramatic Photos: The Conflict in Gaza]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:58:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/452881856.jpg
The violence in Gaza between Israel and Hamas continues to escalate despite international calls for a cease-fire.

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<![CDATA[Tobacco Sales Suspended at 14 LA Stores for Selling to Minors]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:12:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/smoke+free.png
In an effort to snuff out the sale of tobacco to minors in Los Angeles, city officials announced Tuesday that tobacco sales will be suspended at retailers who have broken the law.]]>
<![CDATA[Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Matt Barnes' Aunt]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:30:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/200*120/matt+barnes+clippers+8.JPG
Police in Northern California on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of killing the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers player Matt Barnes, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Burglars Target West San Fernando Valley]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:15:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/siren3.jpg
A burglary crew has targeted homes in the west San Fernando Valley in the last two weeks, police said Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Mars Rover Opportunity Sets Distance Record]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:53:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/169*120/PIA18404_Opportunity_Traverse_25mile_br.jpg
When it comes to out-of-this-world mileage figures, no vehicle can compete with Mars rover Opportunity.

Photo Credit: NASA]]>
<![CDATA[Pasadena Water Supply Shortage Plan in Effect]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:24:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/water-faucet-generic.jpg
The Pasadena City Council on Monday night declared a local water emergency.

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<![CDATA[Magic: Scott Hiring Marks "Great Day" for Lakers Fans]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:17:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-Hire-Byron-Scott.jpg
The Los Angeles Lakers introduce former player Byron Scott Tuesday as the team's new head coach.

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<![CDATA[Student: Dental School Took Bite Out of Future]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:21:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/dentalschool.JPG
A small trade school in Pasadena promised a road to a better future. But many students feel like that road has ended in a dead end. A student emailed NBC4 saying the school she attended on the campus had simply...]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Battling Cancer Rings NASDAQ Bell]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:30:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/nasdaq2.jpg
Terry Grinner, 17, rang the NASDAQ bell in New York as the Make-A-Wish Foundation paved the way for him to be an investment banker for a while.

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<![CDATA[2 Killed in Convertible Crash]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:09:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/randolph+nj+crash+2+killed.jpg
Two New Jersey high school football players riding in the back of a friend's Mustang convertible were killed in a crash in Randolph Saturday, authorities say. The driver and a front-seat passenger survived. ]]>
<![CDATA[Parents Desperately Seek Medical Marijuana]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:14:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/charlottes+web+child+with+seizures+dose.JPG
California has the oldest and most liberal compassionate care law among the 23 states plus Washington, D.C. that allow the use of medical marijuana. So why are the state's youngest -- and arguably most...]]>
<![CDATA[Concerns Surround Navy SEALs' Training Changes]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:53:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/US+NAVY+SEALS.jpg
The Navy is looking to expand where our top warriors, the Navy SEALs, train in San Diego. But not everyone is happy.

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<![CDATA[Undocumented Family Alleges Sex Assault in Santee Shelter]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:14:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/santee+shelter+sex+assault+allegation.JPG
The immigration crisis might be overwhelming authorities in Texas who are dealing with a surge of immigrants at their border, but here in San Diego, one undocumented family from Central America is admitting to...]]>
<![CDATA[Idea to Improve Airport Security Could Pay $15,000]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:25:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/01-tsalede1.jpg
Got an idea on how to speed up security checkpoints at U.S. airports? If so, that idea could be worth as much as $15,000. The Transportation Security Administration is offering an award for the best plan to...

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<![CDATA[4 Face Murder Charges in USC Student's Fatal Attack]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:18:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/usc+student+xinran+ji1.JPG
Two men and two minors face murder charges in connection with the fatal beating and robbery of a Chinese USC grad student as he walked home late at night after leaving an off-campus study group, police...

Photo Credit: Xinran Ji/LinkedIn]]>
<![CDATA["Incredible Character": Venice Lightning Strike Victim]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:00:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/Nick+Family+Photo+7.JPG
A 20-year-old man who died after being struck by lightning in Venice Sunday is being remembered by his family as a “remarkable young man of incredible character.”

Photo Credit: Fagnano Family]]>
<![CDATA[How to Protect Yourself From Lightning Strikes ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:32:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nb+lightning.jpg
Lightning strikes may cause immediate injury or delayed problems that can take a day or two to appear. Dr. Bruce has advice on how to protect yourself.]]>
<![CDATA[OC Parents Accused of Leaving 3-Year-Old in Hot Car]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:58:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hot-car-arrest-brea.jpg
A 3-year-old girl was recovering Monday after police found her inside a 104-degree car in an Orange County shopping mall parking lot one day earlier, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Bryman College Files for Bankruptcy, Closes Campuses]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:34:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/bryman+college+campus+crop+5.JPG
Bryman College students were demanding answers Monday after learning their school closed all of its campuses since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy days earlier.]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Caught in Rip Current After Saving Friends: Witnesses]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:45:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/paul+alimoren+drowning+victim.PNG
A Southern California teen is believed to have drowned Saturday after he reportedly helped save two friends from a dangerous rip current.]]>
<![CDATA[Victim Identified in Fatal Koreatown Hit-and-Run]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:47:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ktown+hit-and-run+victim+javier+hernandez.PNG
Family members have identified the 54-year-old man who was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Koreatown Monday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[On Anniversary, Big Hopes for LA Hosting 2024 Games]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:55:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/lamc84rings.JPG
Thirty years ago, the 1984 Summer Olympics kicked off as the flame was lit in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.]]>
<![CDATA[Barkley to Pay for 3 Kids' Funeral]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:48:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Carjacking+run+down+Victims+tioga.jpg
NBA legend and former Philadelphia 76er Charles Barkley has offered to pay for the funerals of three young siblings killed after a carjacking went awry in the city last week, according to District Attorney Seth...

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<![CDATA[NYC Mom: Cops Used Chokehold on Me]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:26:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nypd-bk-alleged-choke.jpg
An expectant mom enjoying a front stoop barbecue with her family says a cop placed her in a chokehold outside her Brooklyn home. Rosan Miller, 27, made her accusation just nine days after the death of...]]>
<![CDATA[Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:38:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/72814+Lightning.jpg
A day after a lightning storm killed a one man and injured others on a California beach, survivors describe pain, vision and hearing problems and other long-term affects

Photo Credit: Joey]]>
<![CDATA[Arrest in 500 White Powder Letters]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:38:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Hung+Truong.jpg
A North Texas man who once told police the federal government was "beaming radar" into him was arrested Monday, after federal prosecutors say he sent hundreds of envelopes containing white powder to...

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<![CDATA[San Miguel Island to Remain Closed for Another Year]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:05:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/222*120/San+Miguel+Island.jpg
An island off the Southern California coast could be closed for a year as the U.S. Navy investigates whether unexploded bombs remain on the the island.

Photo Credit: Kevin Moore/National Park Service]]>
<![CDATA[Murder Charges in Philly Carjacking]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:58:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Tioga+Carjacking-Suspects.jpg
Two "bastards" are now charged with murder for carjacking and sexually assaulting a woman and then crashing her car into a family selling fruit along a Philadelphia sidewalk, city law enforcement officials say.

Photo Credit: Philadelphia Police]]>
<![CDATA[Dad Whose Baby Died in SUV "Made a Terrible Mistake": DA]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:17:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/04-17-2014-baby-in-backseat.jpg
Three months after a 9-month-old boy died after being left in his father's SUV, the Santa Clara County District Attorney ruled on Monday that the dad will not be charged with the baby's death. The father...

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<![CDATA[Water Officials Reward Drivers in Dirty Car Challenge]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:33:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/Dirty+Car.jpg
Over the month of July, Ventura County water is hosting a dirty car contest to send a messy message about water usage across the state.

Photo Credit: Courtney Lindberg]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Left Child in 140-Degree Car: Police]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:35:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Rasheena+Francis1200.jpg
Police in East Rutherford, Connecticut, arrested a woman who is accused of leaving a child in a 140-degree car for hours while she was getting her nails done. Police said Rasheena Francis, 28, of Hartford, left...

Photo Credit: East Hartford Police]]>
<![CDATA[One Killed When Pickup Slams Into Pedestrians]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:30:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/koreatown+fatal+hit+and+run.jpg
Police were searching for a hit-and-run driver who ran a red light, hit two vehicles, crashed into a group of pedestrians and killed one person in Koreatown Monday morning.

Photo Credit: Toni Guinyard]]>
<![CDATA[Exclusive: House, Car Torched in Fatal Lightning Storm ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:23:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*213/redondo-beach-lightning-strike-1.jpg
A house and car in a Redondo Beach neighborhood were damaged by lightning on Sunday, July 27, 2014, the same day that at least nine people were struck by lightning in other parts of Southern...

Photo Credit: Michael Brown]]>
<![CDATA[LAPD Patrol Car Runs Over, Kills Man Lying in Street]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:56:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/naked+man+lapd+patrol+car+crash.jpg
A Los Angeles police patrol car struck and killed a man Sunday night who was lying on his back in the street in the Jefferson Park area southwest of downtown Los Angeles.]]>
<![CDATA[Lightning Causes Outage in Manhattan Beach]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:09:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/manhattan+beach+power+outage+lightning.jpg
More than 1,3000 customers were without power Monday morning after rare summer lightning took out a transformer in Manhattan Beach.

Photo Credit: OnScene.TV]]>