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Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 09:02 PM PDT

4 Our Heroes: Shelter Volunteer Keeps Newborn Kittens Purring

4 Our Heroes: Shelter Volunteer Keeps Newborn Kittens Purring

Many newborn kittens would be hopeless without people like Kristen Larson, a volunteer at the South LA Animal Shelter. Larson works almost non stop bottle feeding, transporting and finding homes for hundreds of...

Friday, Jun 8, 2018 at 06:43 PM PDT

4 Our Heroes: Detective Solves Case of Missing Glove

4 Our Heroes: Detective Solves Case of Missing Glove

The theft of a glove won't normally make headlines or garner a ton of police investigative time, but when a dogged detective found a special edition Derek Jeter glove left behind at a local Ralphs and returned...

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 at 07:04 PM PDT

4 Our Heroes: LA Woman Who Grew Up Hungry Feeds the Homeless

4 Our Heroes: LA Woman Who Grew Up Hungry Feeds the Homeless

A woman who knows what it's like to grow up hungry is making sure the homeless in LA aren't doing the same. Kathy Vara has this week's 4 Our Heroes on the NBC4 News at 4 Friday, June 1, 2018.

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 08:41 PM PDT

Doctors Lauded for Surgery on Man Mangled in Accident

Doctors Lauded for Surgery on Man Mangled in Accident

A mobile team of doctors and nurses saved the life of a man whose legs were mangled in an industrial accident. Kathy Vara reports for the NBC4 News on Friday, May 25, 2018.  

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 08:52 PM PDT

Deputy in School Shooting Honored

Deputy in School Shooting Honored

A deputy at a high school in Palmdale during a shooting is honored. Kathy Vara reports for the NBC4 News on Friday, May 18, 2018.  

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:46 AM PDT

Fontana Animal Services Rescues 42 Dogs From Home

Fontana Animal Services Rescues 42 Dogs From Home

When an anonymous caller reported 42 dogs inside a Fontana home, instead of arresting the owner, the Fontana Animal Services Team leaped to the rescue, doing what was best for both animals and owner.

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 07:22 PM PDT

Sanitation Worker Hailed for Saving Boy in Sewer

Sanitation Worker Hailed for Saving Boy in Sewer

A sanitation worker is hailed as a hero for helping find a boy who fell into a sewage line near Griffith Park and was missing for twelve long hours. Kathy Vara reports for the NBC4 News on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 08:53 PM PDT

4 Our Heroes: Probation K-9s Sniff Out Drugs and More

4 Our Heroes: Probation K-9s Sniff Out Drugs and More

Chloe and Penny are the newest members of the LA County Probation Department's probation team. The canines, who can sniff out narcotics and ammunition, are already proving themselves invaluable.

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 07:20 PM PDT

4 Our Heroes: Probation K-9s Sniff Out Drugs and More

4 Our Heroes: Probation K-9s Sniff Out Drugs and More

Two new K-9 investigators on the LA County Probation Department team help officials sniff out narcotics, illegal handguns and ammunition. Kathy Vara reports for NBC4 News on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 07:24 PM PDT

Firefight like a Girl: First Woman Ever Named LAFD Firefighter of the Year

Firefight like a Girl: First Woman Ever Named LAFD Firefighter of the Year

Rosa Tufts was named the 2017 Firefighter of the Year by her colleagues. She is the only female LAFD arson investigator and the first woman to receive the prestigious award.

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