<![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 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:53:11 -0700 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:53:11 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man With Gunshot Wound in Burning Car Dies]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:35:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-1-a-breaking-news-la-generic-graphic-april2014.gif
A gunshot victim who crashed an SUV into two other vehicles and a home in South Los Angeles this afternoon was pulled out of the burning vehicle by two police officers, but died at a hospital.]]>
<![CDATA[Officials Announce Details in Death of Teen Skateboarder]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:47:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-josh-maldonado-bell-hit-and-run.jpg
Officials in the city of Bell held a press conference about a Bell High School student who was killed in a hit-and-run crash while he was skateboarding.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Maldonado family]]>
<![CDATA[Joe Biden's Family Will Decide If He Runs for President in 2016]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:03:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_129386530074.jpg
Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday night he "will not hesitate" to run for president next year — but only if his family is up to it. "I'll be straightforward with you: The most relevant factor in my decision...

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<![CDATA[Officer Responds With New Sneakers for Shoeless Woman]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:01:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/09-03-2015-shoes-woman-officer-good-deed.jpg
An officer responded with kindness, compassion and a new pair of sneakers after finding a shoeless woman when he responded Wednesday to a call for assistance.

Photo Credit: Glendora PD]]>
<![CDATA[60,000 Antelope Mysteriously Died in 4 Days]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:15:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dead-saigas-albert-salemgareyev-acbk1_4c7751aa2b6f8e9890e03a237dd38524.nbcnews-ux-600-480.jpg
When geocologist Steffan Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstant to monitor the calving of one heard of saigas, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground.

Photo Credit: Albert Salemgareyev]]>
<![CDATA[Mexico Crackdown on Central American Child Migrants Increasing]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:23:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_320345412805.jpg
The Migration Policy Institute reports that Mexico's apprehensions of child migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador - collectively known as the northern Triangle - are expected to increase, while such...

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<![CDATA[Southern California Crimes Caught on Camera]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:19:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/08-28-2015-road-rage-koreatown-1.jpg
A collection of images reveal caught-on-camera crimes across Southern California.

Photo Credit: LAPD]]>
<![CDATA[Missing Teen Cross Country Runner Found Safe]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:49:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-1-a-breaking-news-la-generic-graphic-april2014.gif
A family is having a happy reunion Thursday after their 14-year-old boy who went missing Wednesday in Walnut was found at a Burger King in Whittier.]]>
<![CDATA[Liquor Store Security Guard Shot]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:37:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lagenerics-1-a-breaking-news-la-generic-graphic-april2014.gif
A liquor store security guard was shot in South Los Angeles and police were searching for the gunman, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Suing Kentucky Clerk Plan to Wed on Friday]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:31:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_366235694250.jpg
A couple involved in the lawsuit against the embattled Kentucky clerk who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples said they are looking forward to getting married on Friday and...

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<![CDATA[Marine Marks Milestone as Daughter Fights Rare Disease]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:38:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Marine-Daughter-Rady-090115.jpg
The Marine wanted his 5-year-old daughter at his re-enlistment ceremony.

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<![CDATA[Arizona Teen Arrested for Snapchat School Shooting Threat]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:34:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-463785456.jpg
An Arizona high school student was arrested after posting a Snapchat image of a crowded school hallway with the message "planning the school shooting," police said. The 16-year-old student, who was not...

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<![CDATA[Here's How to Help Refugees Like Aylan Kurdi]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:43:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_67588503749.jpg
Aylan Kurdi was the Syrian toddler in the photo of a small lifeless body on a Mediterranean beach that sent shock waves around the world, according to NBC News. The photo was emblematic of the desperate...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run That Left Toddler in Coma]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:03:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-jonathan-montes-san-bernardino-hit-and-run.jpg
As police continue to search for the driver of a car that hit and critically injured a 2-year-old boy, neighbors say they have surveillance video that could help catch the culprit.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Montes family]]>
<![CDATA[Spot Fake Online Reviews]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:47:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/computer2.jpg
Whether it’s to find a new restaurant or locate a dependable dry cleaner, tens of millions of us are turning to Yelp and other online review websites to decide where to spend our money.]]>
<![CDATA[Venice Business Owners Band Together]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:19:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150830-venice-boardwalk-shooting.jpg
Twenty business owners in Venice Beach have joined together, planning to hire their own private security in the wake of growing tensions with the homeless population.

Photo Credit: RMG News/KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Guatemalan President Detained in Corruption Probe]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:11:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_367309903356.jpg
A Guatemalan judge has issued an unprecedented order to detain President Otto Perez Molina in a fraud scandal that has engulfed his government, dealing the most serious blow yet to entrenched political...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands Expected at Coastal Cleanup Day]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:15:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/200*120/9-3-15-Coastal_Cleanup.JPG
Thousands of volunteers will pick up trash along Los Angeles County beaches and inland waterways as part of this weekend's 26th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day.

Photo Credit: Heal the Bay]]>
<![CDATA[Judge Orders Clerk Blocking Gay Marriages to Jail]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:22:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_220157184201.jpg
A federal judge has ordered a defiant Kentucky clerk to jail on Thursday after she defied the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling by refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, NBC News...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Correctional Deputies Arrested After 'Brutal' Inmate Death]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:36:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/jail-booking-photos.jpg
Three Santa Clara County Sheriff's correctional deputies have been arrested on suspicion of murder, conspiracy and assault "under color of authority," jail records showed Thursday, following an in-custody...

Photo Credit: Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department]]>
<![CDATA[Missing Boys Believed To Be Abducted By Mother]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 07:40:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/missing_children.PNG
Authorities were looking for two boys who disappeared after they were last seen with their mother at LAX on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[New Surveillance Video in Suspected Child Predator Case]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:41:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150902-montebello-suspected-child-predator.jpg
Police are reviewing new surveillance video that could help in the investigation of a suspected child predator who may have tried to sexually assault two girls in Montebello on Wednesday.

Photo Credit: Montebello Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Tesla Employee Posted Confidential Docs From Manager's Email Online: FBI]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:01:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Tesla_Kalbasi_ComputerCrimes.jpg
A former Tesla engineer is facing charges for allegedly accessing his former manager’s work email, then posting confidential information from the account online, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation....

Photo Credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Protecting a Pope Who Likes to Take Selfies With Crowds]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:14:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_62440492205.jpg
Protecting Pope Francis when he travels to the United States later this month will be a particularly arduous task for the Secret Service and other security officers given this pontiff’s spontaneity and...

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[Cop Made Up Shooting Story]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:56:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Bryan+Johnson+Millis+Police.jpg
A part-time police officer who claimed to have been shot at on Wednesday before getting into a fiery car accident with his cruiser completely fabricated the story, police said. Millis Police Sgt.

Photo Credit: Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[How a Dog Named Liberty Helped a Veteran in Pain]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:29:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Thumbnail25.jpg
When Michael Garvey returned from Afghanistan with a Purple Heart and painful injuries, he struggled with intense night sweats and post-traumatic stress disorder, among other issues. The firefight he survived...

Photo Credit: Jessica Glazer]]>
<![CDATA[Ferguson Police Made Unrest Worse: Justice Department]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 12:26:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_399239731282.jpg
Police tactics used by police during violent street protests last year in Ferguson, Missouri, increased tensions between law enforcement and protesters, according to a report by the Justice Department's...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Beloved Father Killed by Suspected Street Racer]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:51:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/9-3-15-Rancho+Cucamonga+Crash.JPG
The teenage driver of a Mustang was arrested and another is being sought by authorities after being seen on surveillance video in a suspected street racing crash that left a beloved husband and father dead...

Photo Credit: H and A Transmission Inc.]]>
<![CDATA[Southern California Images in the News]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:28:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150901-big-rig-crash_1200x675_517534275972.jpg
Southern California images in the news during 2015.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Toddler in Coma After Hit-and-Run]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:49:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-jonathan-montes-san-bernardino-hit-and-run.jpg
A 2-year-old boy remains hospitalized in a coma Thursday morning after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in front of his family's home.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Montes family]]>
<![CDATA[Investigation Into OC Gun Store Burglaries]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:37:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/208*120/guns17.JPG
An investigation is underway after federal officials say thieves have targeted a number of Orange County gun stores in the past four days.

Photo Credit: KNBC]]>
<![CDATA[Four Officers Injured After Two Police Cars Crash]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 07:32:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/09-03-2015-lapd-police-car-crash.JPG
Four people were injured after two police cars collided early Thursday morning in downtown Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: RMG]]>
<![CDATA[1 Marine Killed, 11 Hurt in Helicopter Hard Landing]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:56:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/060511+Military+helicopter+generic.jpg
One Marine has been killed and 11 others were hurt when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, the U.S. Marine Corps said, NBC News reported. The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Signs Pledge to Back GOP's 2016 Nominee]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:56:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_173815961848.jpg
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has signed a GOP loyalty pledge to back the party's 2016 nominee, forego a potential third-party bid should he not win the nomination.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Fatal Flaws? Questions Raised About Blood-Clot Filter]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:37:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Recovery_BloodClot_Filter.jpg
Serious questions are being raised about a medical device implanted in thousands of Americans at risk for blood clots — including whether the manufacturer told all it knew about potentially fatal flaws.

Photo Credit: NBC News]]>
<![CDATA[Air Force Vet to Reunite With Girl He Rescued in Katrina]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:02:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Maroney_Katrina.jpg
It has been 10 years since former Air Force pararescuer Mike Maroney rescued a then three-year-old girl from the despair of Hurricane Katrina. A military photographer captured the little girl in a pink...

Photo Credit: A1C Veronica Pierce / U.S. Air Force
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<![CDATA[Lost Sheep Yields 30 Sweaters Worth of Fleece]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:40:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/overgrown+sheep.JPG
A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half...

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<![CDATA[Search for Burglary Suspect in Off-Road Pursuit Called Off]]> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:05:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/09-02-2015-suv-pursuit-off-road-1.JPG
A search was called off Wednesday afternoon for a driver after a freeway chase that turned into an off-road pursuit east of Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Bear Nearly Bites Hiker, Euthanized]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 07:35:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/stephanie+rivkin+bear+encounter+crop.jpg
State officials have euthanized a bear that confronted a hiker in Connecticut last week, along with a second bear that also displayed aggressive behavior, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental...

Photo Credit: Stephanie Rivkin]]>
<![CDATA[Slain Officer Manhunt: Woman Accused of Making Up Sighting of Suspicious Men]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:00:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Volo1.png
A suburban Chicago woman allegedly lied to police when she reported seeing two suspicious men in a far northern suburb, prompting a massive police response as authorities continue their search for three suspects...]]>
<![CDATA[Toddler Found Drowned on Turkey Beach Identified]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:52:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_905349993017.jpg
The toddler whose lifeless body on a beach in Turkey sent shock waves around the world has a name: Aylan Kurdi, NBC News reported. Images were published Wednesday of a boy found face-down on the beach in...

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[Ex-Hillary Clinton Staffer to Invoke the Fifth]]> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 03:35:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_32190678465.jpg
A former Hillary Clinton staffer who helped set up the former secretary of state's private email server has vowed to invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions after a congressional committee...

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