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"Security Concern" Grounds Delta Flight Out of LAX

nbclosangeles.com — A Delta plane that departed from Los Angeles International Airport bound for Orlando, Florida, was diverted to Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday afternoon over a 'security concern,' an airline spokesman said.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @NBCLA: "There is no known threat to any aircraft that departed from the Los Angeles area," FBI says about Delta flight 4.nbcla.com/1CVvXuW

Jan 25, 2015

RT @NBCLA: Passengers say bomb scare forced Delta plane out of LAX to be grounded and evacuated in Texas. Story now on NBC4 4.nbcla.com/1C3BGlz

Jan 25, 2015

RT @NBCLA: UPDATE: Passengers tweet Delta Flight 1061 out of LAX was grounded after bomb threat 4.nbcla.com/1C3vDNY pic.twitter.com/0tfg8m7t5y

Jan 25, 2015

RT @NBCLA: #BREAKING: Delta grounds plane that departed from LAX over "security concern." 4.nbcla.com/1C3ptNW

Humpback Whales Surface Next to Kayaker 100 Yards From Beach, Pictures Show

nbclosangeles.com — Two humpback whales swam right up to a kayaker near Redondo Beach on Saturday, according to photos sent to NBC4. The pictures show the kayaker just feet from the whale, raising his arms in salute as one of the whales dove under the water, his paddle shorter than the width of the whale's massive fluke.

'My Only Child': Mom Sues Target Over Son's Suicide

nbclosangeles.com — Target is facing a lawsuit filed by a mother who says her son committed suicide after he was forced to take part in a humiliating disciplinary event in front of co-workers and customers. The suit claims 22-year-old Graham A.
Jan 24, 2015

California mother sues Target for son's suicide after firing and "walk of shame" while handcuffed in front of... fb.me/2RL5CnEdX

Jan 24, 2015

Really sad story of aspergers boy who committed suicide after being humiliated at work by his bosses:nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Tar…

Jan 24, 2015

RT @nbc6: Mother sues Target; son committed suicide after she says he was humiliated in front of co-workers: on.nbc6.com/ZM3aJJy

Jan 24, 2015

RT @nbcchicago: "My only child": Mom sues Target over son's suicide nbcchi.com/h2uEaLo

Power Lines Downed in IE High Winds, Burning Trees and Causing Electricity Arcs

nbclosangeles.com — In high winds, a long stretch of power lines came down, causing arcing, in San Bernardino County Saturday morning, officials said. A quarter-mile of power lines fell on Cottonwood Avenue in Fontana, between Whitram an Foothill boulevards, a San Bernardino County Fire Department spokesman said. Tree branches caught fire, the spokesman said.

Rocket Launcher Found in Bushes Near Inland Empire Highway

nbclosangeles.com — A military rocket launcher was discovered on the side of the I-15 Freeway in Riverside County Thursday afternoon, officials said. It was unclear who the weapon belonged to, said a Riverside County Sheriff's Department spokesman. Rocket launchers are illegal to own, though some are occasionally found in California.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @nbcbayarea: A military rocket launcher was discovered on the side of the I-15 Freeway in Riverside County Thursday afternoon. nbcbay.com/Vnrm2uV

Search Underway For Missing 3-Week-Old Infant in Newhall

nbclosangeles.com — Search is underway, in Newhall, for a 3-week old infant who was reported missing late Friday night. Sheriff's deputies responded to the 21300 block of Alder Drive in Newhall, after the parents of the infant walked into the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station to report their baby missing, around 9:35 p.m.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @NBCLA: JUST IN: Three-week-old infant's body found after overnight search in Newhall, authorities say 4.nbcla.com/1CCwbtp

PHOTOS: High Winds Topple Billboards, Trees Across SoCal

nbclosangeles.com — Winds swirled from the Inland Empire to North Hollywood, knocking over a billboard and bringing out firefighters for dozens of wind-related incidents. Send your photos to isee@nbcla.com.

Teen Student Stabbed With Scissors at Middle School

nbclosangeles.com — A 15-year-old student was stabbed with a pair of scissors on the campus of a Southern California middle school Friday afternoon, officials said. The stabbing happened at 3:08 p.m. in front of David Wark Griffith Middle School in East Los Angeles when one student stabbed another and ran away, said Monica Carazo of LAUSD.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @NBCLA: UPDATE: LASD deputies now say stabbing victim at middle school was 14 years old, not 15 4.nbcla.com/1yaLjY8 pic.twitter.com/pU8oWPuPEs

Jan 23, 2015

RT @MatthewKeysLive: A teenager has been stabbed to death at a Southern California middle school - bit.ly/15omOzX

Jan 23, 2015

A teenager has been stabbed to death at a Southern California middle school - bit.ly/15omOzX

Handcuffed Man Escapes Sheriff's Patrol Car in Downtown LA

nbclosangeles.com — A handcuffed man broke free from an LA County sheriff's patrol car Friday night and prompted street closures as authorities searched for him, officials said. The search was underway near a car dealership near the 110 Freeway and Washington Boulevard, officials said. Aerial video showed a slew of patrol cars along downtown surface streets.

Puppies Up For Adoption to Play Super Bowl Sunday Scrimmage

nbclosangeles.com — While the Patriots and Seahawks face off on Super Bowl Sunday, two considerably cuter teams will take the field as well. Made up of abandoned puppies up for adoption, the "Paw-triots" and "Sea-Dogs" will hit the dog run at the Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA's training center Sunday.

VP to Talk About Community College Plan in LA Visit

nbclosangeles.com — Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Los Angeles on Friday to talk about helping more Americans go to college, three days after President Barack Obama called on Congress to make two years of community college free.

Lakers' Kobe Bryant Expected to Miss Rest of Season: Report

nbclosangeles.com — Kobe Bryant is expected to miss the remainder of the season after tearing his right rotator cuff earlier this week, according to an ESPN report. The Lakers did not immediately confirm the report. Bryant injured his right shoulder in the second half of the Lakers' loss at New Orleans on Wednesday night when he drove the baseline for a two-handed dunk.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @NBCLA: Lakers expected to provide #KobeBryant injury update later today after report he is out for season. 4.nbcla.com/1CKH2ir

DTLA Chase Ends in Front of LAPD Headquarters

nbclosangeles.com — A group of passengers and a driver surrendered to police Thursday night in front of LAPD headquarters after leading officers on a chase through downtown Los Angeles. The chase began near Robertson and Pico boulevards, Los Angeles police said. The driver weaved between cars on the freeway before going onto surface streets and jumping curbs.
Jan 23, 2015

That's convenient. MT @NBCLA: #DTLA chase ended right in front of LAPD Headquarters 4.nbcla.com/1CIhXVh pic.twitter.com/MRiZvvP1y5

Jan 23, 2015

RT @NBCLA: WATCH LIVE: Driver jumps curbs on downtown LA streets as police follow behind #DTLA 4.nbcla.com/1t4B5wU pic.twitter.com/DKTRvuhH2N

Bank Visitors Might Have Been Exposed to Measles: Report

nbclosangeles.com — A measles outbreak that has spread to at least 70 people, most in California, now includes an employee at a Ventura County bank, according to a report in the Ventura County Star. Citibank officials confirmed that an employee at the bank's 430 Arneill Rd. branch in Camarillo tested positive for the measles, according to the Star.
Jan 23, 2015

RT @nbcbayarea: Health officials confirm measles cases at SoCal Citibank branch, and customers may have been exposed. nbcbay.com/TwYgQ2a

Tour Bus Company Operates Despite Safety Violations

nbclosangeles.com — A popular Los Angeles-area tour bus company given poor safety ratings by state and federal agencies is continuing to operate, an ongoing NBC4 I-Team investigation has found. In July, the I-Team broadcast photos of a bus driver for American Lion Transportation texting, talking on the cellphone, and speeding more than 80 mph during a run from downtown Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @NBCLA: LA-area tour bus company still running tours to Las Vegas despite safety violations, @JoelNBCA reports 4.nbcla.com/1CzN9bR

Jan 24, 2015

RT @NBCLA: LA-area tour bus company still running tours to Las Vegas despite safety violations, @JoelNBCA reports 4.nbcla.com/1CzN9bR

Traffic Alert: Street Closures for VP Joe Biden's Visit

Jan 23, 2015

RT @NBCLA: #TRAFFICALERT: Full list of street closures for VP Joe Biden's LA visit this weekend: 4.nbcla.com/1yLP5N9

Mom of Special Needs Student Says School Harasses Son Over Absences

nbclosangeles.com — The mother of a special needs student says La Canada High School administrators are harassing him for missing more than 15 days of school, despite having doctors notes for each absence. Alexander Sivazlian, 15, has asthma with complications from his 6-foot-2 frame, said his mother, Sandra Sivazlian.

Job Cuts for DreamWorks as Company Restructures Animation Studio

nbclosangeles.com — DreamWorks Animation said Thursday it is reducing the number of films it produces each year from three to two and cutting 500 jobs as it tries to improve its profitability. The company, known for animated movies such as "Shrek" and "Kung Fu Panda," said it is narrowing its focus to one original film and one sequel each year.