<![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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:49:32 -0800 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:49:32 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Not Guilty Plea in Fatal Redondo Crash]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:57:13 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/12-18-2014-redondo-beach-dui-margo-bronstein.jpg
The driver accused of killing four people and injuring a dozen others when she plowed through a busy Redondo Beach crosswalk while allegedly driving under the influence of prescription medication pleaded...

Photo Credit: Redondo Beach PD]]>
<![CDATA[Pet Food Reserves at SPCA LA Dangerously Low]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:11:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/196*120/12-20-2014-PetFoodShortage.JPG
Pet food reserves at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (SPCA LA) are dangerously low.]]>
<![CDATA[Slain Bell Gardens Mayor's Autopsy Released]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:27:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/file-bell-gardens-mayor-daniel-crespo.jpg
The wife of then-Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo fatally shot him three times in the chest while the two fought more than two months ago, according to the autopsy report released Friday.

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<![CDATA[Stolen IE Dog Gets New Look to Dye For]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:32:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/193*120/12-20-2014-DyedDog1.JPG
An Inland Empire dog owner has been reunited with her stolen pooch - but she is now a completely different color.]]>
<![CDATA[Customers Complain of DWP Grass Rebate Program]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:20:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/12-19-14_DWP-Rebate.JPG
Just months after the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power increased its rebate for replacing lawn with drought-friendly landscaping, some customers who've signed up say the program is slow to respond...]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Sunrises and Sunsets]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:18:48 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/best+sunrise+ever.JPG
Images of sunrises and sunsets from across the Southland. Send your image to isee@nbcla.com.

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<![CDATA[Mountain Lion Spotted in SoCal Backyard]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:25:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/12-19-14-mountain+lion+sherry+kempster+newbury+park.JPG
A mountain lion creeping alongside a Ventura County woman's backyard wall forced road closures as wildlife officials tried to capture it.

Photo Credit: Sherry Kempster]]>
<![CDATA[Real-Life Grinch Steals Girl's Wheelchair]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:12:51 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/12-19-14-Wheelchair_Stolen.JPG
A Southern California community isn't letting the real-life Grinch who stole a wheelchair from a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome ruin the family's Christmas.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Crashes Into Apartment Building in Brea]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:40:51 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/201*120/12-20-2014-BreaCrash.JPG
A woman allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and smashed into an apartment building in Brae early Saturday.

Photo Credit: Southern Counties News]]>
<![CDATA[Boy Hospitalized After Fight in Locker Room]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:04:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DOWNEY+HIGH+SCHOOL.PNG
A boy was hospitalized after a fight broke out in a school locker room.]]>
<![CDATA[2014 SoCal Images in the News]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:59:42 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/191*120/12-19-2014-SunValley.JPG
Take a look at some of Southern California's biggest stories in 2014.

Photo Credit: OnScene.tv]]>
<![CDATA[Man Critical After Being Gunned Down in South LA]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:54:42 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/shooting-generic.jpg
A man is critical after being gunned down in South Los Angeles early Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Kobe Bryant Misses, Lakers Lose to Thunder]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:10:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jeremy-Lin-Lakers-Thunder_12-19-14.jpg
Jeremy Lin said he would have liked to take the potential game winning shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he said he understood why Kobe Bryant was allowed to take and miss the shot against the Oklahoma...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Watch Live: Today in LA Weekend]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:46:45 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nbc4-generic-open-nbcla.jpg
Watch live streaming video of NBC4's Today in LA Weekend on Saturday and Sunday morning.]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Backyard Mountain Lion]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:50:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/12-19-14-mountain+lion+sherry+kempster+newbury+park.JPG
Newbury Park resident Sherry Kempster captured images of a mountain lion as it walked along her backyard wall, a mountain view in the background.

Photo Credit: Sherry Kempster]]>
<![CDATA[Mom Whose Car Was Stolen Gets Early Christmas Gift]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:58:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/12-19-14-+car+donate+mom+america+delacruz.JPG
A Southern California mother whose car was stolen and never found got an early Christmas present when a tow company joined deputies for a parking lot surprise.]]>
<![CDATA[Purse-Snatchers Sought After Targeting Councilman's Grandma]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:12:58 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/12-19-14_LAPD-LoGrande-Buscaino-Theft.jpg
Police are asking for the public's help in locating two brazen purse-snatchers who targeted the 94-year-old grandmother of an LA City Councilman.

Photo Credit: LAPD]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Critically Hurt in Palmdale Shooting ]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:53:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-1-a-breaking-news-la-generic-graphic-april2014.gif
A teenage girl was in critical condition Friday after being shot in Palmdale, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA["I Can't Breathe" Trademarked?]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:20:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/460014244.jpg
A Chicago area woman has filed an application to trademark Eric Garner’s dying words, “I can’t breathe.” Catherine Crump, 57, submitted her request to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Dec.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Only Picks Female Reporters]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:46:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP536550772061.jpg
There was a lot said at President Barack Obama’s annual year-end press conference, but it was who he spoke to during the conference that had people talking. The President took questions from reporters at the end...

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[5 Key Points From Obama's Year-End Presser]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:49:45 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP684603546762.jpg
President Obama said Sony Pictures Entertainment had made a mistake pulling the movie “The Interview," and defended normalizing relations with Cuba in his last press conference of the year before heading...

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[Santa Photo Failures 2014]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:37:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*160/e04a0d36e30d4b3c989bfd13ee0016ee.JPG.jpg
Remember sitting on Santa's lap while your mom or dad wielded a camera and waited for your big Christmastime grin -- only to see you burst into tears and ruin it all? These user-submitted pictures are the...

Photo Credit: Maya White]]>
<![CDATA[Anti-Cop Graffiti Hits Philly]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:02:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Cop+Lives+Dont+Matter+Graffiti.jpg
Anti-police sentiment has materialized in the form of graffiti along a busy avenue in West Philadelphia. Three messages were scribbled in spray paint on a fence, bar and abandoned church.

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<![CDATA[3 Die in Crash En Route to Funeral]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:26:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ROLLOVER_121914_1239_1_1200x675_375195715768.jpg
An SUV full of people on their way to a funeral Friday rolled over on Interstate 15 in the San Diego area, leaving three dead and another three injured. The 2001 Ford Expedition was headed south when it flipped...
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<![CDATA[Family of Man Killed By Deputies Sues Sheriff's Department]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:25:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Oscar+Ramirez+Paramount+deputy+involved+shooting.PNG
The family of an unarmed man shot and killed by deputies in Paramount earlier this year is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, attorneys said Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Bald Eagle Found Shot Dead in Ct.]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:35:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Great+Meadow+Road+in+Rocky+Hill+1200.jpg
A $5,000 reward is being offered to help find the person who shot a bald eagle, after the bird — a national symbol — was found dead along a road in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. The state Department of Energy...]]>
<![CDATA[Church Mentor Arrested For Teen Sex Allegations]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:58:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/Joseph-Kealoha-arrest.jpg
A church youth leader was arrested this week over allegations he had a year-long sexual relationship with a 17-year-old in his San Bernardino study group, officials said.

Photo Credit: Courtesy San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[160-Pound Newborn Rhino Receiving Special Care]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:22:42 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/baby-goh-rhino.jpg
San Diego Zoo keepers are hand-raising a baby rhino after he wasn't gaining enough weight.

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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<![CDATA[Man Robbed By Fake Narcotics Officers]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:42:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/siren3.jpg
A Bassett man was robbed by four men pretending to be police officers with a narcotics investigation unit, sheriff’s deputies said Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands Without Electricity After Car Hits Poles]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:27:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/191*120/12-19-2014-SunValley.JPG
More than 3,000 customers were left without electricity after a hit-and-run driver crashed into power poles in Sun Valley early Friday.

Photo Credit: OnScene.tv]]>
<![CDATA[6-Year-Old Victim Dies in Christmas Show Crash]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:27:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/12-19-2014-gaza-redondo-beach-crash.jpg
Samuel Gaza, 6, and his mother were in a crosswalk crowded with concertgoers leaving a children's holiday show at a church when they were struck by a DUI suspect.

Photo Credit: Gaza Family]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Deer Collides With Cyclist Near Sausalito]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:22:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DEER-VID.jpg
Bay Area cyclist Silas Patlove was enjoying a quiet Sunday ride last weekend near Sausalito when an unexpected obstacle suddenly blocked his path — a deer.

Photo Credit: Silas Patlove
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<![CDATA[Couple Inhales Lethal Level of Carbon Monoxide]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:49:45 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/wall+heater.JPG
A Chula Vista couple was hospitalized Thursday after breathing in a lethal level of carbon monoxide.]]>
<![CDATA[Son Who Killed Politician Gets Life]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:47:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/121914+jason+beckman.jpg
Jason Beckman was sentenced to life behind bars Friday for the 2009 shooting death of his father, South Miami Commissioner Jay Beckman. Judge Rodney Smith said Beckman will serve a mandatory minimum of 25 years...

Photo Credit: NBC6.com]]>
<![CDATA[Suspected Suicide Victim Fell From South Bay Cliff]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:13:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/crime-tape.jpg
A man was found dead after a fall from a 250-foot cliff in Palos Verdes this morning, officials said.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Reward Offered After Dog Injured]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:41:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/dog+hook+121814.PNG
A dog is recovering after he was discovered with a horrific injury: a hiking carabiner hooked straight through his hind leg. Ziggs, a one-year-old pitbull, was discovered roaming through Miami's Little...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Accused of Sex Assaults on Women Twice His Age]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:37:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Kenneth-Bridges.jpg
San Jose police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with the alleged sexual assault of two women about twice his age during a brutal home invasion.

Photo Credit: San Jose police]]>
<![CDATA[DWP Customers Complain About Slow Rebate Program]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:53:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/12-18-14_DWP-Rebate.JPG
DWP customers complain that a slow rebate program is costing them hundreds of dollars in savings.]]>
<![CDATA[Smash-and-Grab Thieves Focus on Opticians in OC]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:59:30 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/192*120/12-19-2014-SpecsTheft.JPG
Opticians in Orange County are being targeted by smash-and-grab thieves.]]>
<![CDATA[Parishioners Mourn Victims in DUI Crash]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:18:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/199*120/12-18-2014-Saeko-Matsumura-Mary-Wilson--redondo-2shot.jpg
Grieving parishioners filled St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach with song and prayer at a Mass Thursday, the day after three people were killed leaving its Christmas pageant when a driver plowed through...

Photo Credit: California DMV]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged in OC Cold Case Murder]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:40:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/12-19-14_Douglas-Gregory-Gutridge.jpg
A Central California man has been charged with murdering a transgender Orange County woman in her apartment a quarter-century ago after DNA evidence linked him to the scene of the crime, prosecutors said...

Photo Credit: Orange County District Attorney's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Meet Your 2015 Goals With These Top Time Use Tips]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:00:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP73201008.jpg
As we ring in a New Year, people cling to the idea of life changing resolutions. Having a grasp on your time not only helps fit in a new goal like exercising more or keeping a clean house, but also allows these...

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<![CDATA[Outrage Over Paramedic's Photo]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:21:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/226*120/IG+Paramedic+Post.JPG
Mayor Michael Nutter and Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer condemned a Philadelphia Fire Department paramedic for a photograph shared on Instagram that depicted two black men pointing guns at a white police...]]>