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Hollywood Feb 26

LA Votes to Ban Some Hollywood Tour Buses From Streets

More than three years after the NBC4 I-Team first exposed dangerous Hollywood tour vans, the Los Angeles City Council voted to ban some streets to tour vans. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News on ...

  • Feb 8

    California Officials Work to Ensure No Voting Problems

    California officials are working to ensure that our voting systems are running smoothly. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.

  • Kobe Bryant Feb 8

    NTSB Issues Initial Report in Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash

    The helicopter that crashed while carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others showed no signs of engine failure, according to a preliminary report from NTSB released Friday. “Viewable sections of the engines showed no evidence of an uncontained or catastrophic failure,” investigators wrote, adding the deformation of some of the...
  • Aliso Viejo Feb 7

    Man Accused in Aliso Viejo Salon Bombing Charged With Financial Fraud

    The man accused of killing his former girlfriend and business partner with a powerful package bomb at a day spa in Aliso Viejo has been indicted on new, unrelated fraud charges, according to court documents. Stephen William Beal, 61, is accused in a newly unsealed two-count indictment of failing to report a $350,000 windfall from his wife’s d...
  • homelessness Feb 6

    Garbage Piles Up Near Homeless Encampments, Making City of Angels a City of Trash

    In the shadow of Los Angeles’ world-famous Hollywood sign sits the newest LA landmark: piles of uncollected, rat-infested garbage, much of it piling up near homeless encampments. Even though Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged an additional $6 million per year last June to improve trash pick-up around encampments in Hollywood and across the entire city, th...
  • Kobe Bryant Feb 4

    Helicopter in Kobe Bryant Crash Had Been Upgraded to Carry 9

    The charter company that owned and operated the helicopter that crashed last month with Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others on board, had modified the interior of the aircraft to so it could seat more passengers, according to documents filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. A series of equipment changes to the Sikorsky S-76B were r...
  • Kobe Bryant Death Jan 31

    Copter Charter Company in Kobe Bryant Crash ‘Halting Services’

    The charter company that owned and operated the helicopter that crashed in Southern California Sunday, killing Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others said Thursday it was halting its services for “operational reasons.” Representatives for Island Express Helicopters told NBC News it was not clear how long the suspension of service w...
  • LAPD Jan 25

    First LAPD Officer Faces Firing After Allegedly Labeling Innocent People as Gang Members

    A single Los Angeles Police Department officer has been sent to face an internal trial board after he was allegedly caught falsifying gang data about innocent citizens he stopped. Chief Michel Moore said in a statement Friday the purpose of the internal trial, called a Board of Rights, would be “removal” of the officer, meaning terminat...
  • Los Angeles Jan 24

    Los Angeles ER Doctor Arrested on Suspicion of Sexual Assault

    An emergency medicine physician who worked at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles was arrested this week on suspicion of sexually assaulting a co-worker, law enforcement sources told NBCLA. Dr. Anshul M. Gandhi was booked late Wednesday on suspicion of a single felony count of forced oral copulation, according to arrest and booking data from...
  • Los Angeles Jan 23

    Yelp Warns Consumers About LA Restaurants With Bad Grades

    The popular review site Yelp started warning Southern Californians about restaurants that get low health inspection grades Wednesday, and some of those places are famous, fancy eateries.  Starting Wednesday, if you try to read Yelp reviews of any LA County restaurant that has a C rating or worse, you’ll first see a big, bold warning that says ...
  • LA County Jan 22

    Hiker Rescues in LA County On the Climb

    There were 787 search and rescue missions last year — nearly 150 in Montrose alone. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020.

  • homeless Jan 17

    Fencing Off LA’s Homeless

    Some people are trying to keep the homeless away from their apartments and workplaces by strategically placing dozens of bright red planters to prevent people from turning the sidewalk into a kind of tent city. But some people who are putting up the barriers, say the city of Los Angeles is punishing them, while at the same time, allowing the…...
  • streets of shame Jan 17

    Welcome to LAX: One of LA’s Biggest Homeless Encampments

    On any given night, up to 130 homeless people are camping out in the terminals at Los Angeles International Airport, according to an internal LAX document obtained by NBC4’s I-Team. The document says the majority of LAX’s homeless population suffers from mental illness and/or substance abuse and some could be a threat to themselves or to othe...
  • Jan 16

    Couple Accuses SoCal Chiropractic Business of Swindling Them Out of $18K

    Another couple reached out to the NBCLA I-Team after they paid thousands of dollars to a Southern California based chiropractor for neuropathy treatments they say didn’t work and in their case, caused harm.

  • Jan 16

    Suge Knight’s Former Attorney Busted Again By Feds

    One of rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight’s former lawyers has been indicted on new charges alleging he tried to retaliate against a federal judge presiding over his bank fraud trial. Thaddeus Culpepper, 46, still listed as an inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles, made an appearance in U.S. District Cour...
  • LAPD Jan 15

    LAPD Chief to Rule on First Gang Data Falsifications This Week

    LAPD Chief Michel Moore said Wednesday he expects to make the first set of misconduct findings this week in the investigation into whether a group of officers falsified interview reports and labeled innocent drivers and pedestrians as gang members in law enforcement files. “Not passed judgment on any one of these yet,” Moore told report...
  • LAPD Jan 15

    Los Angeles Police Officer in Revenge Porn Case Charged With Extortion, Domestic Violence

    Prosecutors have filed extortion, domestic violence, and several other charges against a former LAPD officer — who was accused of sexually assaulting and attempting to extort his one-time girlfriend, herself an LAPD detective and the wife of former LAPD assistant chief Jorge Villegas. Danny Reedy, who has not been arrested, was named in a criminal ...
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