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A New Look to Dye For! Stolen IE Dog is Reunited With Owner... But is a Completely Different Color

nbclosangeles.com — An Inland Empire dog owner has been reunited with her stolen pooch... but she is now a completely different color. Heather Lowery was overjoyed when she discovered her missing mutt had been identified via a microchip after being found wandering the streets by animal control workers, but she had to make a double take when she made it to the San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @nbc6: Stolen dog returned to owner, but it was a completely different color: on.nbc6.com/pWC033p pic.twitter.com/zCXuAByWA1

Mountain Lion Spotted in SoCal Backyard

nbclosangeles.com — A mountain lion creeping alongside a Southern California woman's backyard wall forced road closures as wildlife officials tried to capture it. Sherry Kempster of Newbury Park in Ventura County was in her kitchen Friday morning when she heard crows cawing in the backyard, which usually means "a hawk or something" is in the area, she told NBC4.
Dec 20, 2014

Whoa!RT:@NBCLA: Ventura County woman spots mountain lion creeping along backyard wall 4.nbcla.com/1z5sSp2 pic.twitter.com/N6PY0zNDKq"

Arson Cause of Downtown Apartment Complex Fire: Officials

nbclosangeles.com — Last week's massive downtown LA fire at an apartment complex that was under construction was arson, authorities said.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @NBCLA: BREAKING: Massive fire at downtown LA under-construction apartment complex was an act of arson, investigators say 4.nbcla.com/13Fdl7k

Dec 18, 2014

KNBC: Massive blaze at downtown apartment complex in Los Angeles last week was result of arson - bit.ly/1woXIvT

Dec 18, 2014

RT @NBCLA: BREAKING: Massive fire at downtown LA under-construction apartment complex was an act of arson, investigators say 4.nbcla.com/13Fdl7k

Girl's Made-to-Fit Wheelchair Stolen From Porch: Police

nbclosangeles.com — A wheelchair specially made for a four-year-old girl with Down Syndrome was stolen from the front porch of her home, police said. The pink Kid Cart Xpress wheelchair, worth thousands of dollars, was taken between 10 p.m. Wednesdsay and 6:30 a.m. Thursday from the home in the 300 block of W.
Dec 20, 2014

Who does that? :( @nbcbayarea: Real-life “Grinch” steals 4-year-old girl's wheelchair. nbcbay.com/a4260xE pic.twitter.com/LSKW0Gpnox

Autopsy Report Released in Shooting Death of Bell Gardens Mayor

nbclosangeles.com — The brother of former Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo is frustrated no one has been arrested for the mayor's shooting death more than two months ago. The Los Angeles County Coroner's autopsy report into Crespo's death was released Friday, concluding he was fatally shot three times in the upper chest.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @NBCLA: An autopsy report into Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo's death said he was fatally shot three times in the chest 4.nbcla.com/1wLICjW

Stuffed Santa Clawed by Black Bear in Angeles National Forest

nbclosangeles.com — A California photographer captured an unusual animal attack in the Angeles National Forest: a black bear beating up Santa Claus. Glendora native Robert Martinez has 10 cameras set up to watch wildlife, and put a Father Christmas doll in front of one of them in the hope of attracting the attention of a mountain lion.
Dec 19, 2014

And not to be a Scrooge.. But.. Check out this video: Stuffed Santa gets clawed by a bear nbcchicago.com/news/national-…

SoCal Cuban Helped Lead Attempt to Overthrow Castro

nbclosangeles.com — Del Aire resident Fernando Marquet looks at the latest happenings between the U.S. government and Cuba in a way very few living people can. He's 72 years old now, but for the last 50 he hasn't stepped foot on his homeland. "I haven't visited my country, but I feel for it every day," he said.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @NBCLA: SoCal Cuban reflects on when he helped lead attempt to overthrow Castro, @JohnNBCLA reports 4.nbcla.com/1z2x0WO pic.twitter.com/62e60A3x5P

California's Drought Situation Improves (But Only a Bit)

nbclosangeles.com — A string of storms that marched across California this month provided enough rain to boost reservoir levels and slightly improve drought conditions after three consecutive dry years. The state still likely needs several consecutive wet winters, but the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report offers reason for "cautious" optimism with several months left in California's wet season.

Three Killed When Suspected DUI Driver Crashes Into Crowd After Church Christmas Show

nbclosangeles.com — Three people were killed and several others critically injured Wednesday night when they were struck in a crowded intersection by a DUI suspect as they left a children's Christmas concert at a Southern California church. Up to 12 people, including five children, were struck about 8 p.m.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @NBCLA: LA County Coroner confirmed that two more victims have died in suspected DUI crash in Redondo. Details on #TodayinLA 4.nbcla.com/13ChdWP

Dec 18, 2014

This breaks my heart... kids hit leaving church Christmas pageant tonight in my SoCal hometown --> bit.ly/13ehQVx

Driver Leads Police on Pursuit in San Fernando Valley