<![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 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:25 -0700 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:50:25 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Summer Heat Wave Continues, Heat Advisory Issued]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:38:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_heatwave11jpg_bim.jpg
A heat advisory will be in effect for the Inland Empire as Southern California braces for its hottest day of the week Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Driver Missing After Crashing Into Parked Big Rig]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:59:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/prius+big+rig+crash.jpg
The driver of a Toyota Prius disappeared Thursday morning after slamming into the back of a big rig parked on the side of a street in Studio City.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV, Steve Carlston]]>
<![CDATA[Eight Fires Extinguished on Side of 5 Freeway]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:52:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Brush-Fire-Generic-Flames-0.jpg
Firefighters extinguished eight small brush fires along a mile-long stretch of the northbound 5 Freeway early Thursday north of Castaic.]]>
<![CDATA["She Best Be Dead": Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:25:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/long+beach+homeowner+4.JPG
A Long Beach homeowner has no regrets after shooting and killing a woman who said she was pregnant after he got into a confrontation with her and another man who were ransacking his sprawling home.]]>
<![CDATA[Celebs Expected at Comic-Con 2014]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:29:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_159097_0271.JPG
San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 runs from July 24-27 at downtown's San Diego Convention Center. As usual, the pop culture extravaganza will be packed with celebrities from both film and

Photo Credit: Rodolfo Martinez/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[Man Accused of Killing Wife, Daughter Found Nearly 20 Years Later Living With New Family]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:51:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/honsch+family.jpg
Almost 20 years after the body of a 17-year-old girl was discovered behind a Connecticut shopping plaza, police have identified the slain teen and charged her father with murdering her and her...

Photo Credit: New Britain Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Machete, Baseball Bat Used in Road Rage Incident]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:03:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/road+rage+machete+baseball+bat.PNG
A San Gabriel Valley road rage incident in which the drivers allegedly tried to use a baseball bat and a machete as weapons resulted in three arrests, authorities said.

Photo Credit: Alhambra Police Dept.]]>
<![CDATA[President Obama to Attend Fundraiser, Speech in LA]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:49:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/t48-web-obama-00.jpg
A political fundraiser and speech at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College were on the agenda Thursday as President Barack Obama wrapped up a 24-hour visit to Los Angeles.]]>
<![CDATA[Car Hit by Bullet Crashes Into Home]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:01:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/car+into+riverside+home.PNG
A woman’s Riverside home was severely damaged by a car that may have been trying to escape nearby gunfire when it crashed and police are now looking for the driver of the vehicle, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Sgt. Saves Heroin Overdose Victim With Antidote]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:09:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/narcan+naloxone.JPG
A heroin user found unconscious at his home in east San Diego was saved by a deputy who used an overdose antidote that the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department recently began carrying.

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Cash Falls Out of Armored Vehicle in South Bay]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:08:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/0723-2014-ArmoredTruckSJ.jpg
Several people were able to gather money that somehow fell out of an armored vehicle on De La Cruz Boulevard, at the border of San Jose and Santa Clara.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Hidden, Loaded Shotgun Found by Kids at Santa Rosa School]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:07:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/0723-2014-LincolnElem.jpg
Police on Wednesday retrieved a shotgun hidden at a Santa Rosa elementary school.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Motorcade Hinders Woman in Labor]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:52:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/pregnant+woman+obama+motorcade+cedars+sinai.PNG
A woman who witnesses said appeared to be in labor was prevented from crossing an LA street Wednesday afternoon because the road was closed for President Barack Obama’s motorcade.

Photo Credit: Robert Kovacik]]>
<![CDATA[City of Bell Considers Sheltering Immigrant Children]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:15:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP764938035688.jpg
The city of Bell is expected to consider opening a shelter to house 150 immigrant children who have crossed the border into the United States.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Are the Obamas Moving to California?]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:44:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/JASON_WU1.jpg
President Obama and First Lady Michelle are the buyers of a $4.25 million home in California's Rancho Mirage, according to reports.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Lawyers Wrap Up Cases in Nightclub Beating Trial]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:48:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/santa+ana+suspects+court+crop+3.JPG
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the trial of two women who are charged with the beating death of a 23-year-old woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub earlier this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Comic-Con Mania: What to Expect]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:03:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Comic-Con-Blurb-Thursday.jpg
The annual migration of geeks, fanboys and girls, collectors, aficionados and cosplayers is about to commence: Comic-Con International kicks off Thursday in San Diego.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Victim's Sister Speaks Out As Jurors Deliberate Army Veteran's Murder]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:28:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/maribelramos.jpg
Jurors began deliberating the case of Kwang Choi Joy’s Wednesday afternoon, tasked with deciding if the former roommate of Army vet and Cal State Fullerton student Maribel Ramos is responsible for her death.]]>
<![CDATA[Preparing for Surgery With 3-D Printing]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:20:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bone-3d-printing.jpg
Doctors are now using 3-D printing to create plastic models of their patient's damaged bones and body parts.]]>
<![CDATA[Bill Seeks to Help Fight Child Sex Trafficking]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:13:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/child-trafficking-children.jpg
Hoping to help child welfare agencies protect children from being exploited, a bill has been introduced in the House that’s aimed at improving the reporting and response to victims of child sex trafficking. ]]>
<![CDATA[Parolee in Donna Jou Murder Case to be Released From Prison]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:34:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/burgess2.JPG
A Los Angeles parolee who served time in connection with the disappearance of a San Diego State University student is set to be released from custody, state prison officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Poodle "Max" Saved From Scorching Car Trunk ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:56:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/maxpoodlewebshaking.jpg
A lucky dog named Max has a stranger to thank for saving him from a scorching car trunk Tuesday afternoon in Fontana, authorities said.]]>
<![CDATA[Hottest Days of SoCal Summer]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:42:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/181*120/valleyheatsoccerplayer.JPG
Southern California was sweltering Wednesday under a summer heat wave that sent temperatures reaching near triple digits in the Inland Empire and Woodland Hills.]]>
<![CDATA[Chikungunya: What You Need to Know]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:40:24 -0700 Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> Aedes aegypti mosquito.]]> http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/181*120/tlmd_virus_mortales_03.jpg
A person caught the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States this month, health officials say — marking the first time mosquitoes in the U.S. are believed to have spread

Photo Credit: wikicommons]]>
<![CDATA[Man Rips Hijab From Woman's Head in Hate Crime: Police ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:45:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LB+hate+crime+suspect+july23.jpg
Long Beach police on Wednesday asked for the public's help to find a man who attacked a woman and ripped a hijab from her head in what is being called a hate crime.

Photo Credit: Long Beach Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Gruesome Details on Mortuary Bodies]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:25:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Johnson+Family+Mortuary1.jpg
Disturbing new details on the conditions of decaying bodies found in a Fort Worth funeral home emerged Wednesday with the release of arrest warrant affidavits for two of the mortuary's managers.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Salvadoran Youth Personifies Immigration Crisis]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:52:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/flores1.JPG
Every day in Los Angeles, hundreds of cases are heard at immigration court.

Photo Credit: John Cádiz Klemack]]>
<![CDATA[Innocent Man Freed After 20 Years]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:09:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Rodell_Sanders.jpg
A suburban Chicago man wrongly convicted of murder is free for the first time in 20 years, after a court overturned his conviction for robbery. Rodell Sanders' lawyer says police doctored the photo in which...]]>
<![CDATA[Traffic-Related Fatalities, Shootings of Police Officers Rise: Report ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:44:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/232*120/lapd-cortijo-funeral-2.JPG
Sixty-seven law enforcement officers were killed, compared to 51 last year]]>
<![CDATA[National Blood Shortage Looming: Red Cross]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:56:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/07-22-2014-blood-shortage.jpg
The American Red Cross is warning Americans of a looming blood shortage over the summer and are urging people to start donating to avoid it.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Body Believed to be Gunman in Shooting Spree]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:09:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/moreno+valley+shooting+search+manhunt.jpg
A body found by authorities searching for a gunman who investigators say shot and killed two people in Riverside County is believed to be that of the lone suspect, police and sheriff's officials said.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Sunrises and Sunsets]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:48:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cb5db85f14e94119832d28b71e28f938.jpg
Images of sunrises and sunsets from across the Southland. Send your image to isee@nbcla.com.

Photo Credit: Erwin Gee]]>
<![CDATA[Babies Get Herpes After Ritual: DOH]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:10:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_Circumcision0906_722x406_2119014932.jpg
Two more infants were diagnosed with herpes in New York this month after undergoing ritual Jewish circumcisions, the Health Department says. In both cases, the infant boys were born to mothers with...]]>
<![CDATA[Ed Davis Signs With Lakers]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:17:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/Ed-Davis-Lakers-7-23-15.jpg
The Los Angeles Lakers presented Ed Davis on Wednesday, and the 6-foot 10-inch power forward will wear the no. 21.

Photo Credit: Shahan Ahmed]]>
<![CDATA[Brothers Fight Off Armed Intruder]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:20:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Halloween+mask+New+London+1200+home+invasion.jpg
Two Connecticut brothers fought off and held a 15-year-old armed intruder who tried to rob them early Wednesday morning, police said. The teen invaded a home just before 3

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Testimony Ends in Trial Over $2B Clippers Sale]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:01:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Donald-Shelley-Sterling.jpg
Wednesday should see the last round of testimony in the trial over whether Shelly Sterling was within her rights when she negotiated a $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO...

Photo Credit: AP Images]]>
<![CDATA[Flying Tire Kills Driver on Highway]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:40:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jovanka-Mijatov.jpg
A woman was killed Wednesday morning when she was struck by a tire that came off a vehicle headed in the opposite direction, a spokesperson with the Illinois State Police told NBC]]>
<![CDATA[LA, California Leaders to Crack Down on Hit-and-Runs]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:05:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Motorcycle+Crash.png
Los Angeles and California officials are teaming up to crack down on what some have called an "epidemic" of hit-and-run crashes.]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-LA Councilman Convicted of Voter Fraud, Perjury]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:50:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/alarcon+richard+councilman+la+court.jpg
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon was convicted Wednesday on some of the voter fraud and perjury counts, but acquitted on most of the felony counts against him.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Man Charged After Gun Found During Search at House Office Building]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:09:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2014-07-18_1248_0011.jpg
Just days after a congressional staffer was arrested for allegedly bringing a gun into the Cannon House Office Building, a second man has been arrested for the same offense, police said. U.S. Capitol Police told

Photo Credit: Inset: Hannah Hess/CQ Roll Call; background: News4]]>
<![CDATA[Former Pro Boxer to Stand Trial in Cold Case Murder]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:51:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/WEBBoxer.jpg
Former professional boxer Exum Speight was ordered today to stand trial for the cold case murder of his one-time manager.]]>
<![CDATA[Two Men Rob Ladera Ranch AM/PM at Gunpoint]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:07:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/siren3.jpg
Deputies are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a Ladera Ranch convenience store at gunpoint.]]>