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Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019
DA Asks for More Investigation Into Suspect in Brush Fire

DA Asks for More Investigation Into Suspect in Brush Fire

Prosecutors have asked for further investigation into one of two suspects arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly starting a brush fire last week in Eagle Rock next to a homeless encampment that threatened dozens of... Read More

Investigations
Friday, Aug 30, 2019
Clearing the Air: Where You Can and Can't Smoke Pot in LA

Clearing the Air: Where You Can and Can't Smoke Pot in LA

Months after Fifun Amini put up signs at his Quiznos sandwich shop in Sun Valley, notifying people that smoking or vaping marijuana in all public places in California is not allowed, he says they are working to get the word out. Read More

Investigations
Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Mother Sues After Disabled Woman Sexually Assaulted by Bus Driver

Mother Sues After Disabled Woman Sexually Assaulted by Bus Driver

The family of a disabled woman with the mental capacity of a child says she became pregnant after being sexually assaulted by a bus driver. The woman's mother is suing. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.29, 2019.

Investigations
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
LA County Sheriff Fires Deputy, Criminal Charges Likely

LA County Sheriff Fires Deputy, Criminal Charges Likely

Law enforcement sources say that criminal charges against the deputy that faked a sniper shooting could be filed any day. Eric Leonard reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019.

Investigations
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
LA Sheriff's Deputy Accused of Hoax Shooting Report Fired

LA Sheriff's Deputy Accused of Hoax Shooting Report Fired

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy who officials said falsely reported he'd been shot outside the Lancaster station last week has been fired, the sheriff said Wednesday. Read More

Investigations
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
New Report Examines Tax Money Impact on LA's Homeless

New Report Examines Tax Money Impact on LA's Homeless

The city of Los Angeles spends millions of dollars on the homeless, but where is the money going? Joel Grover reports on NBC4 News at 11 p.m on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. <i>Editor's note: Data for this story was taken from the Los Angeles City Controller's report. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority responded Wednesday to say the controller's report is misleading. Out of the 6,634 homeless people LAHSA contacted, 167 were linked to permanent housing. <a href="https://lacontroller.org/audits-and-reports/strategy-on-the-streets/#1566867736006-4a7fdcc9-6b8d"> Read the full report of the controller's findings here. </a> You can read LAHSA's <a href="https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/homeless-audit-city-mayor-outreach-lahsa-report-558618671.html">full response in this updated story here.</a></i>

Investigations
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
Few Hit and Run Drivers Caught, Data Shows

Few Hit and Run Drivers Caught, Data Shows

How often are the people responsible for hit and runs caught? Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019.

Investigations
Monday, Aug 26, 2019
LA Mayor Asks for I-Team's Help in Fixing Fire Hydrants Damaged by Homeless

LA Mayor Asks for I-Team's Help in Fixing Fire Hydrants Damaged by Homeless

The mayor of Los Angeles is making new promises in the wake of an I-Team investigation that exposed fire hydrants being disabled by the homeless, possibly rendering them useless if a fire breaks out and increasing the fire... Read More

Investigations
Monday, Aug 26, 2019
Deputy Accused of Fake Report Had Been Restricted to Station

Deputy Accused of Fake Report Had Been Restricted to Station

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy-trainee, who officials say made a false report about being shot, had been restricted to assignments inside the Lancaster station and was counseled about job performance problems... Read More

Investigations
Saturday, Aug 24, 2019
Lancaster Deputy Admitted to Fabricating Sniper Shooting, Authorities Say

Lancaster Deputy Admitted to Fabricating Sniper Shooting, Authorities Say

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Angel Reinosa fabricated a claim that he was shot Wednesday afternoon while standing in the parking lot of the Lancaster Sheriff's station, department officials announced Saturday night. Read More

Sex and Drugs at LA Libraries


An NBC4 undercover investigation exposes illegal activity at LA libraries.

Fake Reviews


If you rely on online reviews to pick restaurants, businesses and services, beware: the reviewers you're depending on may be fake.

LA's Nuclear Secret


Years of mishandling dangerous radioactive materials and chemicals has also left a toxic legacy for generations of people living near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.

Top Investigations
  • An Old Pipe Caused a Massive Blast. Then Came the Acid Leak

    Thousands of pounds of deadly hydrofluoric acid escaped into the atmosphere following the massive June 21 blast at the now-shuttered gas refinery in South Philadelphia, according to a new federal report.

  • California Regulator Orders PG&E to Fix Power Shutoff Plan

    The head of California's Public Utilities Commission on Monday ordered PG&E to revamp its power shutdown program to avoid the kind of chaos and breakdowns that were evident in last week’s planned blackouts. The power shutdown...

  • Elder Abuse Cases Likely to Remain 'Open' Investigations

    Every year more than 9,000 cases of elder abuse are reported in San Diego County and data shows the crime is often underreported and difficult to fight in court, leaving a majority of cases "open" investigations. Experts...

  • ICE Agents Violate Rules That Protect Immigrant Vets

    Even though the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency has policies in place that can protect immigrant U.S. veterans from deportation, NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit has learned that ICE officials have not regularly...

  • Delta Employee Arrested in $250,000 Heist at JFK Airport

    A Delta Airlines employee has been arrested in connection with the case of $250,000 in cash that apparently vanished from John F. Kennedy Airport as it was being transferred onto one of the airline's flights en route to Florida, a...

  • Brain Exams Aim to Predict Violent Behavior, Stop Killers

    Cutting-edge research is revealing new ways to potentially prevent violent acts, including mass shootings, years before the thought of violence ever crosses the minds of murderers. A study of roughly 1,000 prisoners revealed...

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