<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usSun, 19 Feb 2017 22:51:40 -0800Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:51:40 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[SoCal Beauty After the Storms]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:54:10 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-beauty-storm-tn-2.jpg
The sun is shining and skies are blue again in Southern California following a series of punishing storms.

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<![CDATA[Trooper Pulls Over HOV Violator with Mannequin Passenger]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:25:45 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/HOV+mannequin+passenger.PNG
HOV lanes on highways are designed to encourage ridesharing to reduce traffic and are reserved for any vehicle carrying two or more people.

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<![CDATA[Man Shot to Death While Ordering From Taco Truck]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:18:24 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/taco-truck-shoting-021917.PNG
A man standing next to a taco truck in Compton was shot dead and two employees working behind a table near the truck were also wounded, a sheriff's deputy said Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Today's First Alert Forecast]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:21:35 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/192*120/asds.PNG
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<![CDATA[SoCal's Wettest Winter in Years]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:16:04 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/AP_17048602869388.jpg


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<![CDATA[13-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Tree Falls]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:38:31 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/IMG_79541.JPG
An Irvine teen is fighting for her life after a large pine tree fell on her during Friday's storms.

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<![CDATA[9 People Injured in Baldwin Park Hotel Fire]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:50:06 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/170219-motel-fire.JPG
Nine people were injured Sunday after a fire erupted at a Baldwin Park hotel.

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<![CDATA[Music Therapist Comforts Hospice Patients with Song]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:00:38 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/170219-lc-photo.JPG
A 26-year-old music therapist at VITAS healthcare plays in a rock band by night, but he spends his days singing sweet lullabies to 86-year-old nun Mary Ellen Kowalski, a hospice patient at the Sisters of

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<![CDATA[Double Homicide Investigation Underway in Covina]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:30:41 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Double_Homicide_Investigation_Underway_in_Covina_1200x675_880772675891.jpg
A parolee is in custody after two women were killed and a child was wounded at a home in Covina. Christine Kim reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Men Wanted in Connection With Botched Robbery Shooting]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:27:30 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/260*120/170219-noho-robbery.JPG
A North Hollywood man was shot early Sunday morning during an attempted cellphone robbery. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Video: Truck Falls Through Icy Lake in Wisconsin]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:13:31 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/258*120/170219-truck-falls-through-icy-lake.JPG
A Cadillac Escalade was towing an ice shanty to another spot on the lake when the ice broke underneath it and eventually swallowed it in Wisconsin on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Emails Show Kushner's Stricter Approach on Ethics Than Trump]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:25:58 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17023542554197.jpg
The Trump administration has struggled with ethics vetting for Cabinet nominees and faced criticism for the president's decision to remain invested in his business empire. When Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, prepared to enter the White House, however, the administration sought to do it by the book.

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<![CDATA[Two Swift Water Rescue Teams From LA Deployed to NorCal]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:45:22 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/swiftwater+deployment.JPG
The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Sunday deployed swift water rescue teams from the LA County Fire Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department to Northern California in anticipation of heavy rainfall and flooding.]]>
<![CDATA[Naked Parolee Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Mail]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:50:34 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/222*120/170219-daniel-rueda.jpg
A Riverside transient who allegedly attempted to steal mail was found naked minutes later in a nearby alleyway.

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<![CDATA[Employees Fired After Joining Day Without Immigrants Protest]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:35:05 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_1704764688735216x9.jpg
More than 100 employees across the country were fired from their jobs after skipping work to take part in last week's "Day Without Immigrants" demonstrations, which were aimed at showcasing the impact immigrants have on the U.S. economy.As NBC News reported, restaurants and day cares were among the businesses in states like Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma and New York where bosses fired workers after they didn't show up for work in order to protest.A company in Tennessee laid off 18 employees after they participated in the nationwide demonstration on Thursday, NBC4 reported. The company's attorney said in a statement obtained by the news station that all employees were told they risked termination if they skipped work.Two employees in Florida claimed they were fired from their positions at Grace Community School, according to NBC2, though the head of the school insists no one was terminated. While 25 workers were fired from Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers in Long Island, New York, on Friday, according to Telemundo 47.

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<![CDATA[Most Santa Clarita-Area Roads Reopened Following Major Storm]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:22:57 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-632499320.jpg
Several roads reopened Sunday after heavy rain subsided. Here is an updated list of road closures.

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<![CDATA[Baby Unharmed, Suspect in Custody After SWAT Standoff Ends]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:18:21 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2-17-17-SWAT+Standoff+San+Ysidro+2.JPG
Police said the weapon they found was a loaded .45-caliber handgun.

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<![CDATA[Celebration of Life Held for Formerly Kidnapped Grandmother ]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:30:55 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vinge_1_1200x675_681813571765.jpg
Sandy Vinge may have gained notoriety from her 2008 kidnapping, but listening to friends and family speak about her at her funeral Saturday, you quickly realize the octogenarian's whole life has been captivating.]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Left at Shelter Comes With Heartbreaking Letter From Kid]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:47:35 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/humanesocietyfeuerherd.jpg
Rhino Lightning arrived at the Humane Society of Utah last week, with a spiral notebook filled back to front with a child's notes about the dog — a "striped dream," as the adoring author put it, the Today Show reported.Addressed to Rhino's new family, the letter says the animal's "cheeks make a lot of slobber." He is "a good dog and he loves cuddles," and is a "very amazing puppy." Rhino "hates snow & swimming," but he "loves to run around" and to sleep under the blankets."The family told our receiving staff the notebook was written by one of their kids," Humane Society of Utah spokesperson Guinnevere Shuster told TODAY in an email. "It was​ filled with information about Rhino for his new​ ​family​."

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<![CDATA[Man Identified After He Was Found Dead in Submerged Car]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:44:37 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/victorville-submerged-021917.PNG
A man found dead inside a car fully submerged in storm waters on a day of widespread flooding and torrential downpour across Southern California that claimed two other lives was identified early Sunday, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Your February Storm Damage Photos]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:21:34 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/3d67e2a8097c442c8cf262c59879cc10.jpg
A Friday Feb. 17, 2017 storm turned out to be one of the strongest in years in Southern California with downpours and damaging winds. NBCLA users captured these images from around the region of downed trees, flooding and more damage.

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<![CDATA[NHL Bye Week Format Takes Center Ice]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:08:00 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-633229644.jpg
The National Hockey League included a mandatory bye week for every team this season, but is it beneficial to get an extra week of rest? We take an introspective look at team's performances after a week of rest.

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<![CDATA[U.S. Coast Guard Seizes 13 Tons of Cocaine from East Pacific]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:28:53 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/coast+guard+cocaine+seizure.jpg
The U.S. Coast Guard crew from the Cutter Midgett unloaded 13 tons of seized cocaine to Naval Base San Diego on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[USD Students Heading to Ghana to Provide Free Medical Aid]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:26:51 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-02-18-11h01m20s188.png
A group of close to 40 students at the University of San Diego is preparing for a humanitarian mission to the West African nation of Ghana this summer.

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<![CDATA[Iraq Launches Push to Reclaim Western Mosul From ISIS]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:47:09 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_Al-Abadi.jpg
Iraq's prime minister on Sunday announced an offensive to seize control of the western coast of the city of Mosul from the terror group ISIS, NBC News reports. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on state television Sunday morning that the new push has begun. Hours earlier, Iraq's military said planes dropped leaflets into the area, urging those who joined ISIS to surrender and warning that the military would move into the western coast of the city, which straddles the Tigris River. "I announce today the start of military offensive to liberate the western coast of Mosul," al-Abadi said. He added, "our mission is to liberate people before land."

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<![CDATA[Mayor Criticized For Calling Supe’s Legislation 'Gestapo']]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:15:53 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Peskin+message.jpg
San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin is demanding an apology from Mayor Ed Lee over what he believes was a hurtful and crass attack.

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<![CDATA[Anderson Reservoir Spills Over For First Time in 11 Years]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:43:12 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/IMG_08542.JPG
The Anderson Reservoir, which has hovered around 99 percent of its maximum capacity for the past few days, began to spill early Saturday morning.

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<![CDATA[Bruins Beat Trojans, Get Revenge on USC]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:13:39 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/UCLA-beat-USC-Lonzo-Ball.jpg
The UCLA Bruins avenged their late January loss when they beat the USC Trojans on Saturday night in Westwood

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<![CDATA[WATCH: DeAndre Jordan Dunks Over DJ Khaled]]> Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:01:25 -0800 //media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/DJ+Dunks+Over+DJ+Khaled.jpg
Los Angeles Clippers' center DeAndre Jordan got the NBA Slam Dunk Contest off to a hot start as he jumped over a DJ booth, complete with DJ, DJ Khaled on Saturday in New Orleans.

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