<![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 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:53:25 -0700 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:53:25 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[2 Arrested in Attack on Man, 87, Near Rose Bowl]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:34:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/03-31-2015-pasadena-rose-bowl-attack-robbery.JPG
Two people were arrested in connection with a robbery and attack near the Rose Bowl that left an 87-year-old man hospitalized in critical condition.

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<![CDATA[Victim Speaks Out About Terrifying "IRS" Swindle]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:20:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/208*120/3-30-15-irs+victim.JPG
Orange County victim comes forward with story of falling for terrifying "IRS" call.]]>
<![CDATA[Mother of Slain Teen: Cops "Got Away With Murder"]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:51:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/186*120/3-31-2018-McDadeMother.JPG
The mother of Kendrec McDade called for the police officers who "got away with murder" after shooting him dead to be prosecuted after portions of an independent report criticizing their conduct were revealed.]]>
<![CDATA[Indiana Gov: We Intend to Fix "Perception" Problem of Law]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:36:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pence-presser-468206814.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday said a bill he signed into law last Thursday has been "grossly mischaracterized" and was the subject of "shoddy reporting," but said he and legislators have been working around...

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<![CDATA[Home Alone, Family Dog Escapes Fire]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:32:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/03-31-2015-pasadena-fire-2.gif
Firefighters broke down the door of a burning Pasadena house to rescue a dog whose family members were out of town.

Photo Credit: Kenny Holmes, KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[List: Haggen Stores Opening Across California]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:50:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_supermarket_produce.jpg
It is currently an unknown quantity, but Pacific Northwest chain Haggen Inc. will soon become a familiar sight in SoCal as it converts 83 acquired Vons and Albertsons stores into own-brand shops.

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<![CDATA[Southern California Images in the News]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:23:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/233*120/03-30-2015-pursuit-101.gif
Southern California images in the news during 2015.

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<![CDATA[Indiana's Religious Freedom Law: Who Opposes, Favors]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:19:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Mike-Pence-Indiana-Gov.jpg
Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act has drawn swift criticism from a variety of corners, from politicians to performers, as well supporters who say the opposition is unfounded.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Indiana Gov. Addresses Law Controversy]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:56:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Mike-Pence-Indiana-Gov.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said in a Tuesday op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that a controversial bill he signed into law last week is not a "license to discriminate." "I abhor discrimination," he wrote.

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<![CDATA[State Offices Close for Cesar Chavez Day]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:05:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Cesar+E.+Chavez.jpg
State offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles and Los Angeles Superior Courts, will be closed today to observe Cesar Chavez Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Ask For Help to Find Missing Girl]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:11:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MissingTeenLosAngeles.jpg
Family members and investigators asked for help Monday in finding a missing 15-year-old with autism who was last seen leaving her home in Mar Vista March 24.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Accused of Carving Name on Woman's Chest]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:44:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/3-31-2015-Mendoza.jpg
A man said to have carved his name onto his girlfriend's chest has been charged after allegedly kidnapping and battering her.]]>
<![CDATA[Gas Prices Fall For 26th Consecutive Day in SoCal]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:53:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/petrol2.jpg
Gasoline prices fell in Southern California for the 26th day in a row Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA["I'm Not Running": Warren Shuts Down 2016 Buzz Again]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:36:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP868875334282.jpg
Sorry, "Elizabeth Warren for President" holdouts. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts on Tuesday dealt another blow to supporters — and rivals on the right — hoping she'll enter the 2016 race, repeating...

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<![CDATA[Worst Lakers Team Ever?]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:15:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Worst-Lakers-Team-ever.jpg
The 2014/15 Los Angeles Lakers are on track to secure the worst record since the team moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles, but is this the worst Lakers' team ever?

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<![CDATA[Missing Berkeley Student Fatally Struck by Car]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:50:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-eloi-vasquez.jpg
Friends and teammates were grieving Monday after learning that a beloved UC Berkeley student athlete who went missing in Los Angeles over the weekend was fatally struck by a car as he ran across freeway lanes.

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<![CDATA[Adorable Zoo Babies: Newborn Jaguar]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:39:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/JaguarCubWeigh3-27-15_LG.jpg
See all the newest arrivals at zoos around the world. Baby lions, tigers and bears step into the spotlight.

Photo Credit: Ken Bohn]]>
<![CDATA[Escaped Prisoner Captured After 9-Hour Manhunt: Source ]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:40:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/2015-03-31_1209.jpg
Police have captured the man who escaped custody at Inova Fairfax Hospital following a nine-hour manhunt. Wossen Assaye was found on Pennsylvania Avenue SE in Washington, D.C., following a massive massive...
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<![CDATA[Professor Says He Warned Metro of Dangerous Crossing]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:19:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/252*120/03-28-15+Train+Crash+LA+Times+Photo+%281%29.JPG
A USC professor who has studied Los Angeles' Metro system for the last 25 years says he warned the agency of the dangers at a crossing where a student was critically injured in a car crash with a train over the...

Photo Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times]]>
<![CDATA[GRAPHIC: California Water-Use Restrictions]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:56:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Garden+hose+1200.jpg
A look at California water-use restrictions approved by the state's water resources board in March 2015.

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<![CDATA["Smart Meters" Crack Down on Water Wasters]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:31:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150330-long-beach-smart-water-meter.jpg
New high-tech "smart meters" are helping the city of Long Beach crack down on water wasters.

Photo Credit: KNBC]]>
<![CDATA[Lakers Edge Sixers 113-111 in Overtime]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:07:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Ryan-Kelly-Lakers.jpg
Jordan Clarkson hit the game-winner to help the Lakers beat the 76ers 113-111 in overtime.

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<![CDATA[Drunken Mom Abandons Child: Police]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:05:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/alicia-carroll.jpg
A mother has been charged with endangering her 7-year-old daughter after getting drunk and leaving her "hiding" in trash bin overnight in a "high crime" area, Dallas police say.

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<![CDATA[Police Looking For Men Who Stopped Purse Snatching]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:18:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/185*120/03.30.15_Good-Samaritans-Purse-Snatching.JPG
La Habra police were looking for two good Samaritans after they took down a purse-snatching suspect, who allegedly robbed an 82-year-old woman Sunday afternoon as she walked home from church.

Photo Credit: KNBC]]>
<![CDATA[$100K Reward for Missing College Student: Family]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:53:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/3-29-15+Missing+UC+Berkeley+student.JPG
A $100,000 reward was being offered for the safe return of a UC Berkeley student who went missing after leaving a party near the University of Southern California campus early Saturday morning, family members...]]>
<![CDATA[Pursuit Ends in South LA ]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:29:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/3-30-15+Pursuit+Ends+in+South+LA.JPG
A short pursuit of a driver in a stolen Chevy Suburban ended in South LA Monday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Police Activity Closes 5 Fwy Near Downtown]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:09:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/223*120/3-30-15_Jumper.JPG
Traffic was backed up for about an hour Monday on the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway near downtown while firefighters escorted a possibly suicidal man off a fence on a freeway overpass.]]>
<![CDATA[Today in LA's 4 in Forty: Ohio Seniors Get Naked for Charity Calendar]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:55:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/seb.PNG
Tanker pursuit leads to surrender in Paramount, UC Berkeley student Eloi Vasquez goes missing prompting $100K reward, pro surfer Mark Healey’s insane boat jump in stormy waters caught on camera, and Ohio senior...]]>
<![CDATA[Idaho Man Arrested in Cold Case Murder of CA Boy]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:21:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/223*120/3-30-15_Cold-Case.JPG
After more than 30 years, an Anaheim couple is experiencing a roller coaster of emotions after detectives told them they may finally have found their little boy's killer.]]>
<![CDATA[Dramatic Photos of California's Drought]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:21:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/185*120/03-26-2015-drought-467452434_master-%287%29.jpg
A historically dry winter combined with years of below-average rainfall to force California Gov. Jerry Brown in January 2014 to declare a drought emergency. From parched reservoirs to dry river beds, the effects...

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<![CDATA[331 Chinchillas Found at Wisc. Home]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:54:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/chinchilla+home.jpg
A Wisconsin home was deemed uninhabitable after police say more than 330 chinchillas were found living inside. Police responded to the home in Waukesha Sunday morning for a well-being check when they said...

Photo Credit: Waukesha Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Plaskon to Use Insanity Defense]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:12:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MilfordStabbingCourtPIC00000000.jpg
A teen accused of stabbing and killing a classmate in a Connecticut high school stairwell on prom day last spring is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity at a pretrial hearing on Tuesday, according to...

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<![CDATA[Matzo Factory to Leave Historic Jewish Neighborhood]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:49:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/MatzoThumb.jpg
After almost a century on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Streit's Matzo is moving its factory out of Manhattan after Passover.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook: "Religious Objection" Laws Are "Very Dangerous"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:22:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook slammed Indiana's new "religious objection" legislation over the weekend, penning a Washington Post piece warning that “there’s something very dangerous happening in America.” The piece, which...

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<![CDATA[Driver in Metro Train Crash ID'd as USC Grad Student]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:23:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150328-6pm-metro-train-crash_1200x675_419651651872.jpg
A driver hospitalized after colliding with a Metro train Saturday near USC in a crash that injured about 20 people was identified as a graduate production student at the school.]]>
<![CDATA[Lakers in Philly: 10 Games Left]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:44:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-at-Philadelphia-76ers.jpg
The Los Angeles Lakers finish off their five-game road trip against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday evening. Game time is 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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<![CDATA[Woman Killed When Driver Slams Into Home]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:10:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/3-30-15+Lancaster+Car+into+House+Sleeping+Woman.JPG
A sleeping woman was killed Sunday night when a suspected drunk driver plowed a truck into the side of her house in Lancaster.

Photo Credit: Luis Meza ]]>
<![CDATA[Slow-Speed Pursuit Ends With Spinout]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:50:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/03-30-2015-pursuit-101-3.gif
The driver of a sport utility vehicle surrendered after spinning on a San Fernando Valley freeway at the end of a slow-speed pursuit Monday morning that began in Ventura County.

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<![CDATA[Tanker Truck Driver Arrested After Pursuit]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:40:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150329-tanker-truck-pursuit.jpg
A tanker truck driver was taken into custody after leading police on a slow-speed pursuit on a freeway and surface streets in the Downey area Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[9th Circuit Appeals Court American Flag T-Shirt Case]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:33:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LIVEOAK3.JPG
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Wednesday refused to reconsider a ruling that found a Morgan Hill high school had the power to tell students to turn their American-flag clothing inside out during...

Photo Credit: Bob Redell]]>
<![CDATA[1 Wounded in Inglewood Officer-Involved Shooting]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:27:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/03-30-2015-inglewood-ois.JPG
An armed individual was shot by Inglewood police as they responded to a report of shots fired Monday morning.

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