<![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, 04 Aug 2015 11:05:54 -0700 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:05:54 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Lanes Reopen on 210 Freeway After Big Rig Crash ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:59:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/semi+crash.JPG
Lanes on both sides of the 210 Freeway reopened Tuesday morning after an overnight closure due to a semi-trailer truck crash in San Dimas.

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<![CDATA[Caught on Camera: Customer Berated for Speaking Spanish]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:00:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/08-04-2015-woman-rant-spanish-ihop.jpg
Norma Vasquez said she felt "awful" and "worthless" after she was berated by another customer for speaking Spanish in a confrontation caught on camera at a Southern California IHOP.

Photo Credit: Carlos Vasquez]]>
<![CDATA[Sandra Bland's Family Files Lawsuit]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:04:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/sandra_bland_5_0d94fc2cb66771514770db7b47a5bbab.nbcnews-fp-1200-800.jpg
The family of Sandra Bland filed a lawsuit against the trooper who arrested her and others they say are responsible for the suburban Chicago woman’s death in a Texas jail cell. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday at...]]>
<![CDATA[MH370 Search: 3 Questions Experts Want Answered]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 05:33:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-482269752+%281%29.jpg
Investigators in Toulouse, France, who are analyzing a fragment of a jetliner found on the shores of Reunion Island in hopes of solving the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, will try...

Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Man Treads Water for 4 Hours in Sea]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 04:34:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/philadelphia-ness.jpg
A fisherman who was thrown overboard and was forced to tread water for about four hours amid a powerful storm off New Jersey’s coast Saturday night said the love for his wife and two young sons kept him...

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<![CDATA[Caught on Camera: Attackers Steal Man's Car, Run Him Over]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:49:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150731-hemet-car-assault.jpg
Hemet police released video Monday of a street confrontation during which a man's car was stolen and used to mow him down, leaving him seriously injured.

Photo Credit: Hemet Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Wildfires Continue to Ravage Drought-Stricken California]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:04:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/thumb-04-GettyImages-482739104.jpg
A massive wildfire west of Sacramento, fueled by brittle brush and timber parched by a historic drought, has scorched nearly 60,000 acres and forced nearly 12,000 to evacuate, officials said Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Study in Cuteness: Mountain Lion Cubs]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:01:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/08-04-2015-mountain-lion-1.jpg
P-43 and P-44 are the newest members of a mountain lion study in the Santa Monica and Santa Susana mountain ranges.

Photo Credit: National Park Service]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Worker Found Dead After Silo Collapse in Virginia]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:30:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2015-08-04_0730.jpg
The body of a missing teenage worker was found early Tuesday, more than 24 hours after a silo collapsed at a Northern Virginia quarry. Search crews had worked throughout the night, removing tons of material that...

Photo Credit: Loudoun Co. Fire & Rescue]]>
<![CDATA[Sister of Suspect in Memphis Officer Killing: It Was Self-Defense]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:31:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Memphis15.jpg
The sister of Tremaine Wilbourn, the man accused of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer, said her brother "was defending himself." Callie Watkins told NBC News, "Tremaine ain't no bad person.

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<![CDATA[Suicides in Local Jails on the Rise: Report]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:03:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sb10062143p-001.jpg
On the day that Sandra Bland’s family filed a federal lawsuit over what officials say was her suicide in a Texas jail, a report released Tuesday shows the number of suicides continuing to rise in local...

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<![CDATA[Apparent Overdose Deaths Prompt Rave Ban Plan]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:47:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/200*120/knbc-hard-summer-overdoses-tracy-nguyen-katie-dix.jpg
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis said she will ask the board to consider banning such events on county property until an investigation is completed.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the California Department of Motor Vehicles]]>
<![CDATA[Cecil Hunter's Guide Feels He Did Nothing Wrong]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:10:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cecil-the-lion-Theo-Bronkhorst.jpg
The guide accused of helping an American kill Cecil the lion told NBC News on Tuesday that he felt he did nothing wrong. Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer allegedly paid Theo Bronkhorst $50,000 to lure the...

Photo Credit: Photos courtesy Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority]]>
<![CDATA[Freezing in the Office? Temp Formula Was Devised for Men]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:47:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-525397795+%281%29.jpg
There is proof women aren't just complaining about freezing office temperatures. According to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, air conditioning systems are designed using a...

Photo Credit: Getty Images/EyeEm]]>
<![CDATA[Rocky Fire Blazes Into New Territory as Total Area Charred Grows to 65K Acres]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:01:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/177*120/GettyImages-482897662_594_screen.jpg
The Rocky Fire raging in Northern California blazed through unprecedented territory as it grew by 3,000 acres overnight, jumping a highway and eating up wildland fuel that has never burned in recorded history.

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<![CDATA[Boy Dies in Suspected DUI Crash in Santa Ana]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:53:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150803-santa-ana-crash.jpg
A 6-year-old boy died of injuries he suffered in a Santa Ana car crash in which both drivers may have been under the influence, police say.

Photo Credit: KNBC/Hetty Chang]]>
<![CDATA[Packaged Spinach Contained Dead Frog, Woman Claims]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:03:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-frog-in-spinach.jpg
A woman claims she found a dead frog in a package of organic baby spinach leaves she bought at a Southern California market over the weekend.

Photo Credit: Donna Souza]]>
<![CDATA[Boat Parade Honors Missing Fla Teen]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 04:19:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/080315+jupiter+parade.jpg
A boat parade sailed along the coast of Jupiter, Florida, Monday evening in a show of support for two teenagers missing from the town since they took a boat to sea more than a week ago. The gathering of...

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<![CDATA[Decapitation Suspect Was 'Trying to Get the Evil Out']]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:32:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mugshot13.jpg
As grim new details emerged on Monday about the Arizona man accused of decapitating his wife, officials released a video of Kenneth Wakefield's first court appearance in which he appeared to interrupt the...

Photo Credit: Phoenix Police
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<![CDATA[Disabled Students Shackled for Misbehaving: Lawsuit]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:26:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/string_out_2-00_01_01_06-still001_0_6843b418d66cd65d609c00e14ac56b8d.nbcnews-ux-600-480.jpg
A sheriff's deputy in Kentucky illegally shackled two disabled children in a school after they misbehaved, a lawsuit filed Monday in federal district court claims, NBC News reported. Video posted by the American

Photo Credit: ACLU]]>
<![CDATA['Easy Transition': Older Pets Become Instant Companions ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 07:01:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Captain_Reynolds.jpg
Alba and Steven King never thought of adopting a cat -- they’ve always wanted a dog. It certainly never crossed their mind to adopt an older cat. But when they went back to a New York City shelter in November to...
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<![CDATA[Ivory Coast Special Olympics Athlete Found]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:41:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/165*120/08-03-2015-missing-special-olympics-athlete-1.jpg
A Special Olympics athlete who was reported missing at Los Angeles International Airport was found Monday afternoon in Inglewood after he wandered away from his Ivory Coast teammates.

Photo Credit: LA Airport PD
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<![CDATA[Murder Suspects Plead Not Guilty in Toddler Death]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:07:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/08-03-2015-boy-shot-highland-munoz-2.JPG
Two men plead not guilty Monday to killing a 4-year-old boy in Highland who was struck by gunfire last week.

Photo Credit: Family Photo]]>
<![CDATA[Long Beach to Consider Trapping, Killing Aggressive Coyotes]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:21:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/coyote_generic.jpg
After hearing reports of rising numbers of aggressive coyotes in Long Beach, a city councilwoman has started considering strategies to handle the wild animals and ensure the public is protected, which may...]]>
<![CDATA[House of Blues Sunset Strip to Close its Doors]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:51:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hob2428446.jpg
House of Blues on the Sunset Strip will close its doors for good after holding its final performance Monday night.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Vacant, Bank-Owned Homes Pose Threat ]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:00:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/No+Trespassing.jpg
Los Angeles police are warning property owners to beware of squatters who trespass vacant bank-owned homes after an investigation resulted in multiple arrests at two homes just a few miles apart in Reseda...

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<![CDATA[Driver Dies in Hot Rod Crash]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:03:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakeside-Hot-Rod-fatal-080215.jpg
A hot rod crashed along State Route 67 Sunday, driving off the shoulder onto a frontage road and killing the driver.

Photo Credit: NBC 7]]>
<![CDATA[Community Howls at Moon for Maddy Middleton]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:53:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/maddy-resize.jpg
From Santa Cruz to San Jose, from New Orleans to Hawaii, people across the country howled at the blue moon on Friday night for 8-year-old Maddy Middleton, who was killed, police say, by her 15-year-old...

Photo Credit: Stephanie Chuang and Santa Cruz police
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<![CDATA[Ex-Officer Who Killed Michael Brown: Ferguson Not Racist]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:40:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/141124-darren-wilson-2250.jpg
The former police officer whose killing of Michael Brown sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri, a year ago, says he hasn't read the U.S. Justice Department's report detailing the city's systemic racism and has no...

Photo Credit: St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Southern California Images in the News]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:22:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/mountain+lions+santa+monica+mountains.jpg
Southern California images in the news during 2015.

Photo Credit: National Park Service]]>
<![CDATA[Construction Worker Dies After Bee Attack]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:52:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150803-bee-attack-riverside.jpg
A construction worker was killed and two others were injured in a bee attack in Riverside on Monday morning, officials said.

Photo Credit: KNBC]]>
<![CDATA[Coast Guard Confirms Oil Sheen Came from Seepage]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:43:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/188*120/7-29-15-kayaker+santa+barbara+county+fire+HD.JPG
Oil sheen found off the coast of Goleta Beach was confirmed today to be the result of natural seepage, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Photo Credit: Santa Barbara County Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[Women ID'd in Suspected Overdoses at Music Festival]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:43:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/200*120/knbc-hard-summer-overdoses-tracy-nguyen-katie-dix.jpg
Two teenage women who died in suspected overdoses while at the HARD Summer Music Festival in Pomona Saturday night have been identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the California Department of Motor Vehicles]]>
<![CDATA[Athlete Found Hundreds of Miles From Special Olympics]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:37:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/186*120/Missing+Athlete.JPG
Andi Gusmari, 44, was last seen Saturday night near the USC campus.]]>
<![CDATA[Street Racer Crashes Through Brick Wall]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:49:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/08-03-2015-SKID-marks-crash-street-race-sun-valley-1.JPG
A driver knocked down a light pole and crashed through a brick wall in front of a house Monday morning in what police said is likely a case of street racing.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Mom Killed Dad, Daughter: Police]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:31:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Cheyanne-Jessie-thumb.jpg
A central Florida woman is set to appear in court Monday after authorities say she shot and stabbed her father and 6-year-old daughter and left their bodies in plastic bins in her landlord's shed. According to a

Photo Credit: Polk County Sheriff's Office]]>