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Monday, Mar 6, 2017 at 11:12 AM PST

Reverend Keeps Hope Alive on Skid Row

Reverend Keeps Hope Alive on Skid Row

Once homeless himself, Rev. Andy Bales has made it his destiny to help the homeless population off the streets. Bales has been managing Los Angeles' Union Rescue Mission since 1994.

Friday, Mar 3, 2017 at 03:50 AM PST

School Security Officer Doubles as Music Teacher

School Security Officer Doubles as Music Teacher

Marvin Hatchett spends school hours working as a security officer at Wilson Middle School in Pasadena, where he looks after thousands of predominantly low-income students. But after the bell, he marches to a...

Friday, Feb 24, 2017 at 08:05 PM PST

School Worker Does Double Duty as Security and Drum Coach

School Worker Does Double Duty as Security and Drum Coach

A school worker at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Pasadena has served as both a security officer and a drum line coach for 35 years. Kathy Vara reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 06:25 AM PST

Firefighter Saves Man Threatening to Jump From Overpass

Firefighter Saves Man Threatening to Jump From Overpass

A rookie Los Angeles firefighter was able to stop a man who threatened to jump off a freeway overpass by relating to him and building a rapport with him.

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 03:29 AM PST

Woman Thanks Dispatcher Who Helped Save Her Husband's Life

Woman Thanks Dispatcher Who Helped Save Her Husband's Life

There were happy tears all around Saturday at the Corona Police Department when a woman met the 911 dispatcher who had helped save her husband’s life.

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 01:21 AM PST

Retired LA Police Officer, 90, Saved From House Fire

Retired LA Police Officer, 90, Saved From House Fire

A 90-year-old retired police officer suffered critical burn injuries after his South LA home caught on fire. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.

Monday, Dec 19, 2016 at 12:41 PM PST

Officers Rescue Woman From Balcony of Burning Home

Officers Rescue Woman From Balcony of Burning Home

Officers rescued a woman trapped Monday morning in a burning Glendale home.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 at 03:38 PM PST

Firefighters Comfort Cat Rescued From Burning Home

Firefighters Comfort Cat Rescued From Burning Home

Firefighters provided oxygen and a few comforting back scratches to a cat who was rescued Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017 from a burning home in the Riverside County community of Perris. No injuries were reported.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 at 04:32 PM PST

WWII Veteran Surprised With Purple Heart

WWII Veteran Surprised With Purple Heart

WWII veteran Lee Anderson, who was wounded at Iwo Jima in 1945, was surprised with a Purple Heart that he earned in the war, but never received.

Sunday, Aug 7, 2016 at 10:57 PM PDT

Two Fountain Valley Police Officers Help Save Baby's Life

Two Fountain Valley Police Officers Help Save Baby's Life

Two officers were being hailed as heroes Saturday night after helping to save a 4-month-old baby's life, Fountain Valley police said

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