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4 to Watch: Cleared for Takeoff? New Guidelines Issued for Animals on Planes

The Transportation Department plans to publish its new guidelines next week

New guidelines issued this week for airlines and travelers offer a glimpse at what might be included in the Transportation Department's new regulations for animals on planes. Those regulations are likely to be enacted by next summer.

It's one of the stories we're featuring today on NBCLA.  

Clear for Takeoff? New Guidelines Issued for Animals on Planes

The number of animals on planes rose rapidly in recent years as more people began bringing a companion for emotional support. The Transportation Department plans to publish its new guidelines next week, and airlines will have about a month to comply. Here's what we know.

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Search for Amanda Custer: 5-Hour Gap Interests Investigators

Amanda Custer is believed to have been kidnapped by her boyfriend, who was arrested after a lengthy standoff in downtown Los Angeles. But the 31-year-old woman hasn't been found. They're hoping to find answers by focusing on a five-hour gap in a timeline of Robert Camou's activity. Click here for updates.

Newly-released security video shows the man investigators believe knows but is not telling what became of his missing former girlfriend. The video shows him stopping at a Fontana gas station an hour after he was said to be seen with 31-year-old Amanda Custer. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.

It Turns Out, Petunia is Actually a Prized Pig

Instead of bringing home the bacon, it appears someone left a stuffed pig at the Metrolink train station. So what's the story behind Petunia?

Weekend: Nisei Week Japanese Festival Opens

Little Tokyo is a lively destination on any day. But this weekend kicks off the Nisei Week Japanese Festival. Here's a look at what's going on

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