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    For a stowaway who made a 16-kilometer (10-mile) journey squeezed in a wheel arch, a koala was lucky to escape with just scratches.

    The driver of the four-wheel vehicle was unaware of the extra passenger until they arrived at their destination in the outskirts of Adelaide, Australia, and he heard some unusual cries.

    After seeing the koala in the wheel arch, he immediately called animal rescuers, who removed the wheel and eventually extricated the frightened but very lucky animal.

    "You think you've seen it all. No, I've never seen anything like that and it's absolutely incredible," said Fauna Rescue worker, Jane Brister.

    The koala suffered superficial injuries and was covered in grease from under the car.

    "She was crying a little bit, she was a little bit shaken, she was certainly in shock but I rushed her straight to the vet," Brister said.

    The koala was dubbed Kelli, after one of the firefighters who rescued her.

    "Kelli's one of our fine station officers and she led the rescue crew that day and she was quite excited to have such a good outcome," said Dave Juniper of the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service.

    After being cleaned up and monitored for a week, it was released back into the bush on Saturday.

    "After everything she's been through, she's had so much stress and trauma, to see her just toddle off and up the tree, and currently she's found the biggest fork in the tree, she's snuggled up, she's fast asleep," Brister said.

    Rescue workers say it's not unusual for koalas to seek shelter in unusual places.



    Photo Credit: Metropolitan Fire Service via AP

    In this Sept. 9, 2017 image taken from a video, a worker uses a light near a koala in the wheel arch, in Adelaide, Australia. The koala survived a 16-kilometer (10-mile) trip in wheel arch.In this Sept. 9, 2017 image taken from a video, a worker uses a light near a koala in the wheel arch, in Adelaide, Australia. The koala survived a 16-kilometer (10-mile) trip in wheel arch.

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    Demonstrators protest outside the St. Louis Police Department headquarters in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in St. Louis. Stockley was acquitted on Friday in the 2011 killing of a black man following a high-speed chase. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Demonstrators protest outside the St. Louis Police Department headquarters in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in St. Louis. Stockley was acquitted on Friday in the 2011 killing of a black man following a high-speed chase. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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     The best of the best in Southern California high school football for the week of Sunday Sept. 17, 2017.


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    From the adorable Kershaw siblings to a determined looking Danny Trejo, we have a collection of some of this season's best ceremonial first pitches at Dodger Stadium.

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    Cali Ann Kershaw throws throws out a ceremonial first pitch to her dad Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as brother Charley Kershaw sits on the mound, before the game against the Minnesota Twins at Dodger Stadium on July 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Cali Ann Kershaw throws throws out a ceremonial first pitch to her dad Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as brother Charley Kershaw sits on the mound, before the game against the Minnesota Twins at Dodger Stadium on July 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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    Check out images of some of the Rams' died-hard fans sporting their Sunday best.

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    A Los Angeles Rams fan attends the home opener against the Indianapolis Colts at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)A Los Angeles Rams fan attends the home opener against the Indianapolis Colts at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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    Chargers fans show their support for the Bolts.

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    A fan holds a sign as the Los Angeles Chargers make their StubHub Center debut against Seattle Seahawks August 13, 2017, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)A fan holds a sign as the Los Angeles Chargers make their StubHub Center debut against Seattle Seahawks August 13, 2017, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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    In February, damage to a spillway at the nation's tallest dam placed thousands in the community of Oroville under evacuation due to the threat of flooding. That threat eased as crews shored up the spillway and the clocked ticked down on one of California's wettest winters in years. But the work is far from over in Oroville, where construction crews have been working since February on repairs.

    Photo Credit: California DWR

    A view of damaged Oroville Dam spillway on Feb. 20, 2017 (left) and Monday Aug. 21, 2017 (right).A view of damaged Oroville Dam spillway on Feb. 20, 2017 (left) and Monday Aug. 21, 2017 (right).

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    A van full of people ran through the San Ysidro Port of Entry early Sunday morning, officials said. The incident turned deadly when an oncoming car hit two people as they ran from the van.

    The incident happened around 2 a.m. Sunday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, according to Border Patrol agent Tekae Michael.

    The van -- filled with nine people -- ran through the port of entry, continuing on north on Interstate 5 until Camina De La Plaza. 

    Near the Camina De La Plaza area, nine people got out of the van and made a run for it, Michael said. 

    An oncoming car struck two of those people, Michael said. 

    The seven others were taken into custody. 

    The freeway was closed for a period of time overnight as officials investigated. 

    No further information is available. 




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    Chicago has reached a bloody milestone amid a particularly deadly weekend that saw at least 10 people killed and 31 others wounded in shootings across the city.

    The weekend killings lifted the city to more than 500 homicides for the year so far, according to data from the Chicago Tribune

    Chicago police said that as of Sunday evening 490 homicides had been reported for the year, but the department's statistics don't include killings on area expressways, police-involved shootings, self-defense killings or death investigations.

    Last year, which became of Chicago's bloodiest in decades, the city recorded its 500th homicide in late-August. 

    At the start of this month, police touted a 47 percent drop in homicides from August 2016 to August 2017. 

    The most recent fatality took place on Sunday night in the city's Chicago Lawn neighborhood. At approximately 8:20 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Richmond, three people were shot, and one, a 42-year-old woman, was killed when she sustained a gunshot wound to the head. 

    A 37-year-old man was shot in the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. A third victim sustained a graze wound to the nose, and refused medical treatment. 

    The first fatalities of the weekend occurred on Friday night at approximately 8:35 p.m., when four people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed while sitting in a car in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Ave.

    Three of the victims were documented gang members, and all were shot with a high powered rifle, according to police.

    On Saturday, two more people were fatally shot, including a 21-year-old man that was shot four times while walking to his car in the 2500 block of West 58thStreet. He was pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai.

    A 41-year-old man was one of at least three people killed on Sunday after he was shot in the face during an argument in the 2700 block of East 75th Street. A 30-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the 500 block of North LeClaire at 3:05 a.m., and a third victim, a 26-year-old man, was shot multiple times while riding in a vehicle in the 2400 block of South Western on Sunday afternoon.


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      The dog-ful day at Dog Beach raised money for the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

      Photo Credit: Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

      Over $80,000 was raised on Sunday, Sept. 10. Some of the recipients? The 64 rescue animals the center welcomed following Hurricane Harvey.Over $80,000 was raised on Sunday, Sept. 10. Some of the recipients? The 64 rescue animals the center welcomed following Hurricane Harvey.

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      Monday is National Cheeseburger Day and several restaurants are celebrating by giving their customers good deals.

      Here are 25+ deals for you:

      DISCLAIMER:

      Please read all coupon details and call your local store to make sure the offer is eligible for your location.



      Photo Credit: Bill Wilner

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      What makes a truly traditional Bloody Mary garnish?

      It depends upon the person holding the tomato-tart, horseradish-spicy sip, of course, and their take on the tasty matter. Some people swear by a straightforward stalk of celery, others prefer a couple of plump olives, and, for some Bloody buffs, only a simple slice of lemon will do.

      But the garnish game has stepped up, in the competitive world of Bloody Mary-making, and it isn't all the unusual to now find a strip of crispy bacon or even a lobster claw atop your brunch-ready libation.

      Casa Vega, the vintage Mexican food eatery at Ventura Boulevard and Fulton Avenue, is taking the Bloody Mary garnish universe to a fresh, savory, and why-hasn't-this-happened-before level on Wednesday, Oct. 4, for one day only.

      That's National Taco Day, as you well know, and if your next question is "will there be a pair of tiny tacos atop my Bloody Mary on that day, should I visit the historic restaurant?" the answer is, as you are currently hoping and wishing for, affirmative. 

      Christy Vega, the second-generation owner of the 61-year-old neon-sign'd landmark, is behind this whimsical, munchable creation.

      And if Bloody Marys aren't your thing, but Micheladas are, take happy heart: You can get a tiny taco garnish atop your spicy beer drink, too.

      The cost is $15 per drink, and, yep, that includes the wee snacks atop your drink, too.

      If you can't make the Oct. 4 event, and, do note, this will only happen on the fourth day of October, be not blue: Casa Vega will host a $1 taco promotion on Monday, Oct. 9.

      That'll continue on every October Monday through the remainder of the month. So tacos, Mondays, and money-saving deals could be your thing for most of the tenth month of the year.

      But on Oct. 4? It's all about small tacos, on a pick, floating above the rim of your Bloody Mary or Michelada glass.



      Photo Credit: Casa Vega

      Order a Bloody Mary or Michelada on Wednesday, Oct. 4, then munch upon the unusual drink toppers.Order a Bloody Mary or Michelada on Wednesday, Oct. 4, then munch upon the unusual drink toppers.

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      When President Donald Trump visited CIA headquarters in the first weeks of his presidency, he toured the secure floor where agency officers direct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, current and former U.S. officials told NBC News.

      Impressed by what he saw, Trump conveyed to incoming CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the assembled agency officers that he wanted them to take a more aggressive posture, according to two current U.S. officials and one former official briefed on the visit.

      Soon afterward, multiple sources said, the CIA began carrying out drone strikes that might not have been authorized under the Obama administration, including in Syria, where the military has taken the lead on targeting militant leaders.

      The White House granted CIA officers more autonomy to decide on whether and when the U.S. can pull the trigger in various places around the world, including in Yemen, where the military carries out the bulk of the airstrikes, according to four U.S. officials who have been briefed on the agency's counterterrorism operations. The upshot is less micromanaging of targeting decisions by the White House, these officials say.



      Photo Credit: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

      A file photo of CIA Director Mike Pompeo answering questions while speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) In Washington, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Pompeo has pushed for more freedom of action for the CIA, which Trump intends to give him, officials told NBC News.A file photo of CIA Director Mike Pompeo answering questions while speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) In Washington, Thursday, April 13, 2017. Pompeo has pushed for more freedom of action for the CIA, which Trump intends to give him, officials told NBC News.

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      When you think of cheeseburger-themed holidays, and special occasions built around a bun, a couple of patties, and a slice or three of Swiss or Cheddar, you may find your mind alighting upon early January, and with understandable reason.

      That's Cheeseburger Week around Pasadena, the acknowledged and accepted and respected birthplace of the cheeseburger, seeing as how it was invented at the Rite Spot in 1924 by a teen named Lionel Sternberger.

      But hold up, because there's another cheeseburgery chance to celebrate the classic and filling foodstuff, and it arrived on Monday, Sept. 18. It's National Cheeseburger Day, and while a lengthy line-up of national chains, from Denny's to Johnny Rockets to Wendy's, have deals, add-ons, and holiday-type doings on, you can also find your Southern California specials, too.

      Dog Haus, which is known for its fancy frankfurters, also right by the patty, and its Sept. 18 event is all about upgrading your burger.

      Just ask your server to make your burger a cheeseburger double, and hooray! You won't need to pay for the tasty upgrade, as it'll be "on the Haus."

      No surprise, really, that the boutique chain is doing this, since Dog Haus was founded in Pasadena nearly a decade ago, and Pasadena is, as has been mentioned, the birthplace of the cheeseburger.

      Farmer Boys, which has its HQ in Riverside, has a money-saver of a deal on for Sept. 18: Enjoy a Big Cheese for a buck. That's right, a buck, as in a hundred cents. Details? Find 'em here, then make your cheeseburger-craving way to your local FB.

      And out at BurgerFi in Malibu? If you have a fiver, and change for tax, then you'll have a discounted, oh-so-delish cheeseburger on National Cheeseburger Day. Just be sure to show the Facebook post, or mention it when you order, to nab the deal.



      Photo Credit: Dog Haus International

      What are you doing on Monday, Sept. 18? It's National Cheeseburger Day, and some spots have specials on around SoCal, like Dog Haus. Mmm.What are you doing on Monday, Sept. 18? It's National Cheeseburger Day, and some spots have specials on around SoCal, like Dog Haus. Mmm.

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      Roy Moore, the Republican frontrunner in next week’s special Senate election in Alabama, referred to "reds and yellows fighting" in a campaign speech, a video obtained by NBC News shows.

      Moore, the ultra-conservative former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, lamented racial divisions in his remarks on Sunday.

      "We have blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting," he said.

      "Red" and "yellow" are widely recognized as racial slurs.



      Photo Credit: AP Photo/Dave Martin, File

      In this Oct. 24, 2012 file photo, former Chief Justice Roy Moore poses for a photo in his Montgomery, Ala., office. Moore, an Alabama GOP senate candidate, used racial slurs in speech in a video obtained by NBC News.In this Oct. 24, 2012 file photo, former Chief Justice Roy Moore poses for a photo in his Montgomery, Ala., office. Moore, an Alabama GOP senate candidate, used racial slurs in speech in a video obtained by NBC News.

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      Authorities pursued the driver of a pickup towing a trailer on freeways in two Southern California counties and narrow streets in downtown Los Angeles Monday afternoon. The cross-county chase ended on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, bringing traffic to a halt.

      The small cargo trailer was stolen in the Pico Rivera area, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

      The pursuit was on the eastbound 210 Freeway near the 15 Freeway in the San Bernardino area before the driver headed west on the 10 Freeway back toward the Ontario area. At least three law enforcement sport utility vehicles were following the black pickup with a shell covering its bed as it entered Los Angeles County.

      The driver exited onto streets in the Baldwin Park area east of Los Angeles and went through several stop signs before returning to the freeway and heading west into downtown LA. The driver squeezed between other vehicles on narrow streets near Staples Center.

      The driver made his way to the Pasadena area, running red lights in the heart of the city. 

      He and his passenger were both taken into custody after pulling over on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena shortly after 2:30 p.m.

      Details about the trailer theft and its contents were not immediately available.



      Photo Credit: KNBC-TV

      Deputies pursue a pickup pulling a trailer Monday Sept. 18, 2017 in San Bernardino County.Deputies pursue a pickup pulling a trailer Monday Sept. 18, 2017 in San Bernardino County.

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      A man has been convicted of arson after setting several cars ablaze at a Santa Monica dealership in 2014.

      Tyrone Murphy, 61, was convicted last week of felony arson of property of another for "willfully" and "maliciously" setting fire to cars at the display lot of a Santa Monica BMW dealership on Sept. 10, 2014, court documents show.

      Murphy destroyed four used cars and damaged a fifth when he doused them with gasoline and set them on fire. One witness, Eliza McMillan, said at the time she saw Murphy use a "bomb-type thing" to set the cars ablaze.

      "He doused all of the front vehicles," McMillan said. "He looked back to make sure it was lit up, then he started running down the street."

      Surveillance images showed Murphy purchasing $4 in gas and storing it in a red can at a station just blocks away from the dealership. McMillan's daughter told NBC4 the fire was "explosive" and it "started shooting like fireworks."

      Murphy has also has a prior felony arson conviction from 1991. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 11, said Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago.



      Photo Credit: Newsreel

      Video captured several vehicles on fire after an arsonist set them ablaze in 2014. Tyrone Murphy, 61, was convicted September 2017 for starting the fires.Video captured several vehicles on fire after an arsonist set them ablaze in 2014. Tyrone Murphy, 61, was convicted September 2017 for starting the fires.

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      On Monday night, the Pasadena City Council votes to move ahead with a proposal that would in part accept a $10 million donation. The catch? The donor’s name would grace areas surrounding the field area as a sponsor, but not everyone is happy about this.

      Rose Bowl officials say it's the largest donation of its kind and may help garner generous donations in the future. The money is part of a larger fundraising campaign named "inspire." It is leading up to the stadium’s 100 year birthday in 2022.

      The Rose Bowl stadium is no stranger to some branding. The proposed naming rights of the field selling for a one-time $10 million donation. The deal will last 25 years.

      The donor Tod Spieker is a Silicon Valley real estate investor, UCLA alum and Rose Bowl game fan. But Spieker’s name isn’t actually even going on the field.

      "We are going to put his [Tod Spieker’s] name and his family’s name on the hedges on sideline level," Dedan Brozino of the Rose Bowl’s Legacy Foundation said.

      A non-profit group was created to manage the fundraising efforts and Brozino says the large sum kicks off a new 5-year-long, $40 million campaign.

      Laurence Todd, president of the Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, says it costs somewhere between $500-700,000 to manage the field, maintenance, crews and more.

      "You take 10 million divided by 25 its about 400 thousand dollars. Is the field worth more than 400 thousand dollar for a naming right every year?" Todd asked.

      NBC4 examined the report the Rose Bowl operating company sent to the Pasadena city council. Some of the improvements needed include new stadium lights priced at nearly $2 to 3 million and Wi-Fi priced at approximately $6 million.

      The report says the gift would also fund an annual scholarship award to a senior Pasadena student and other community events. But ultimately, the funds are earmarked for capital improvements. When asked about another $10 million or even larger donation Brozino said: "No promises to others that come down the road." 

      At least two community events for kids are already in the works. Giving back to the community is expected to be part of donations. However there is no guarantee that will happen because the donor must approve any use of the funds for community or educational purposes.

      There are no plans to put any corporate name on the stadium itself even though that could mean losing potential revenue.

      Click here to view the agenda report's attachments. 



      Photo Credit: NewsChopper 4

      Fore the first time in its history, the Rose Bowl could have a name thanks to a multi-million dollar donation.Fore the first time in its history, the Rose Bowl could have a name thanks to a multi-million dollar donation.

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      When a favorite, beloved, highly reference-ready show returns to television, fans are often inspired to create menus around the returns.

      Dishes that characters have mentioned are lovingly cooked, drinks themed to the setting are stirred/shaken, and a full feast becomes part of a true fan's celebratory welcome-back bash.

      When it comes to "Will & Grace," which is back on NBC starting on Thursday, Sept. 28, fans may not need to look too far for a frosty, in-the-swing-of-things sweet to round out their viewing dinner. Shake Shack, in partnership with NBC, has just introduced a pair of shakes in honor of the anticipated return of the hit series, which wrapped in the spring of 2006.

      The tempting shakes? There's the Will & Grace Shake, a treat that rocks the cinnamon marshmallow frozen custard as a creamy base, with Shack fudge serving as the blend-it-up ingredient. 

      On top is the all-important whipped cream, and the complementary cinnamon sugar, too.

      Strawberry frozen custard is at the sassy heart of the Jack & Karen Shake, as well as prosecco, a sparkling nod to the bubbly often seen on the series. Whipped cream rounds it all out, and rainbow sprinkles, and a dash of raspberry dust, too.

      The shakes are $5.99 each, and will be available at the Hollywood and West Hollywood locations.

      And best of all: Two bucks from each shake sold will go to help GLAAD, which engages in media advocacy in support of LGBTQ stories and characters.

      But how long will these magically sippable creations be available? Through the show's premiere date of Sept. 28, yes, and a bit beyond: Sunday, Oct. 1 is your last chance to buy one or both.

      They're available now, though, so gather up your dearest "Will & Grace" devotees and swing by for a themed, TV-fun, sweet-of-spirit shake.



      Photo Credit: Shake Shack

      A pair of dreamy desserts celebrates the hit NBC series and its late-September re-launch.A pair of dreamy desserts celebrates the hit NBC series and its late-September re-launch.

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      Health officials are worried that a huge hepatitis outbreak plaguing San Diego could spread to Los Angeles County.

      Health officials say LA's homeless population is at risk after more than 400 people, many of whom are transients, contracted hepatitis A in San Diego. Sixteen people have died there, but while there have been only eight cases in Los Angeles, at least two of the people with the disease moved up from San Diego to LA, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

      Hepatitis A is a virus spread through fecal matter when people do not properly wash their hands. It can also spread through sexual contact and contaminate food.

      "We worry that you just need one case in the setting of poor hygiene, poor sanitation and questionable practices in terms of washing hands and where they're procuring food, and now you have a large population that can get infected," said Suman Radhakrishma, a doctor at Dignity Health California Hospital.

      LA County public health officials have stepped up the cleaning of Skid Row, using bleach mixture to try and prevent a local hepatitis outbreak. Outreach workers are also educating transients about how the virus is spread and encouraging them to get vaccinated at free clinics.

      Signs of Hepatitis A:

      Flu-like symptoms

      Dark urine

      Body aches

      Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)



      Photo Credit: Troy McLaurin

      Workers use a bleach mixture to clean the streets in order to try to contain a hepatitis outbreak that began in San Diego and officials fear could spread to Los Angeles County.Workers use a bleach mixture to clean the streets in order to try to contain a hepatitis outbreak that began in San Diego and officials fear could spread to Los Angeles County.

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      It's not how you start, it's how you finish.

      Chris Taylor hit an inside-the-park home run to start the game, but Clayton Kershaw surrendered a grand slam late, as the Philadelphia Phillies upset the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-3, on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. 

      Taylor broke out of his most recent 0-for-15 slump with a little bit of luck from the outfielder guard rail as he hammered the second pitch of the game off the rail in left-center and the ball ricocheted into left field and away from two Phillies outfielders allowing CT3 to easily run around the bases for a leadoff, stand-up, inside-the-park home run.

      Taylor rounded the bases in a speedy 15.40 seconds, the third fastest trip around the bases this season. The inside-the-park home run was also the first for the Dodgers since Aug. 20, 2011 at Coors Field when Trent Oeltjen did it for the Boys in Blue.

      To come full circle, according to ESPN Stats and Info, it was the first leadoff inside the park home run for the Dodgers since current manager Dave Roberts did it on Aug. 9, 2003.

      The creative home run was also Taylor's 20th of the season, making him the fifth Dodger with 20 or more home runs this season.

      Five different players ties the franchise record set in 1979 and 2000, and the current team could break the record if Yasmani Grandal goes deep one more time before season's end as the catcher is currently stuck on 19 long balls this season.

      The Dodgers went back-to-back in the first inning as third baseman Justin Turner crushed a curveball from Nick Pivetta three pitches later to give the Dodgers an early 2-0 lead.

      "We got ahead early, but those guys hung in there and got the big hit when they needed it," Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts told reporters after the game. "It was a surprise to all of us. He [Kershaw] usually finds a way to make that pitch to get out of the inning."

      Kershaw cruised through the first five innings of the game before he ran into trouble in the bottom of the sixth.

      "I thought he pitched really well tonight," continued Roberts. "In that sixth inning, that leadoff walk got him, and then another walk."

      Kershaw uncharacteristically walked a pair of Phillies hitters around a single by Freddy Galvis and was just one pitch away from getting out of the inning unscathed.

      "Obviously we were being careful with Hoskins," said catcher Austin Barnes of the walk to Rhys Hoskins that loaded the bases. "He [Kershaw] left it over the plate and he [Altherr] made us upay for it."

      Unfortunately, that pitch was not what he wanted as he hung a slider over the heart of the plate to Aaron Altherr and the Phillies' left-fielder hit a game-winning grand slam off the three-time Cy Young Award winner.

      "It was just a bad slider," said a visibly frustrated Kershaw after the game. "I made some bad pitches. I probably should have pitched better."

      It was the first grand slam allowed in Kershaw's career, and the one mistake was all it took for Kershaw (17-4) to get the loss, allowing all four runs to come on one pitch, scattering four hits with two walks (both in the 6th inning) with six strikeouts in six innings.

      "We had the lead and I blew it and we lost," Kershaw said matter-of-factly. "Need to go back to the drawing board and get ready for the next one."

      Despite allowing two home runs to the first two batters of the game, Pivetta (6-10), got the win, beating Kershaw by allowing just two runs on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in six innings.

      Curtis Granderson broke out of a bad slump with a solo home run in the top of the ninth for his 24th home run of the season. All three Dodger runs came on solo home runs.

      Hector Neris gave up the homer to Granderson, but struck out the side in the ninth to earn his 22nd save of the season.

      The Dodgers Magic Number remains at four, but could be lowered if the Arizona Diamondbacks lose to the San Diego Padres later in the evening. 

      Up Next:

      Yu Darvish takes the mound on Tuesday opposite RHP Aaron Nola in the second game of a four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05PM PST.



      Photo Credit: AP Photo/Matt Slocum

      Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Altherr, right, reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Altherr, right, reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 4-3. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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      A BMW was engulfed in flames in what investigators are calling a "suspicious" car fire. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News at 6 on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.


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      The group of protesters oppose the construction of those massive tunnels to bring water from Northern California down south and they worry how much of the cost will be passed down to rate payers. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.


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      Major national airlines have warned travelers of possible flight cancellations and delays as Category 5 Hurricane Maria made landfall Monday in the Caribbean. 

      DeltaSouthwest and American airlines announced there would be no change fees if a flight was impacted by Hurricane Maria. All three airlines are updating their websites with the latest details on their flights. 

      Regional airlines in the Caribbean have also canceled or delayed their flights. 

      Maria grew into an "extremely dangerous" Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph on Monday as it barreled onto the island of Dominica in the eastern Caribbean.

      Maria could hit Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Tuesday night and Wednesday.

      President Donald Trump approved an emergency declaration for the island and ordered Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist the commonwealth. The declaration authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico. 



      Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

      A Southwest Airlines plane with a blown tire makes an emergency landing at Dallas Love Field Friday morning.A Southwest Airlines plane with a blown tire makes an emergency landing at Dallas Love Field Friday morning.

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      A Laguna Niguel softball coach, who was also a UC Irvine board member, made his first appearance in a Santa Ana courtroom Monday on charges of molesting two 10-year-old girls.

      Glen Thomas Kauffman, 53, of Laguna Niguel, was charged Thursday with two counts of lewd acts on a child younger than 14, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office. He also faces a sentencing enhancement for multiple victims.

      Kauffman is accused of molesting one of the girls multiple times and once with another, according to prosecutors. The sexual assaults are alleged to have taken place between August 2014 and August 2017, prosecutors said.

      Kauffman's status with UCI is under review.

      "UCI is reviewing this situation and will comment when appropriate," said UCI spokesman Tom Vasich. "Mr. Kauffman's board membership is currently on hiatus."

      Kauffman's arraignment was rescheduled for Sept. 25.



      Photo Credit: Orange County District Attorney's Office

      Glen Thomas Kauffman is charged with molesting two 10-year-old girls between 2014 and 2017. On Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, he made his first court appearance.Glen Thomas Kauffman is charged with molesting two 10-year-old girls between 2014 and 2017. On Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, he made his first court appearance.

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      A Pieology restaurant employee was fired after allegedly typing an anti-police message on a Torrance officer's receipt on Thursday.

      A Facebook post shared Monday to Facebook denounced the message that read "F--- The Cops" on the unnamed officer's take out receipt.

      The post reads in full: "I want to share this with everyone to show the unprovoked hatred that my husband and his partners deal with everyday. This is not the type of business that I want to see in the city where I live. My husband's partner was just trying to get a quick bite to eat in the middle of a busy shift and this is what he received. Needless to say we will never eat at Pieology ever again. I hope you all will help support our police and share this both near and far. It is NOT ok to treat our officers like this."

      The Facebook post has since been shared more than 7,000 times and has garnered more than 2,000 comments.

      The pizzeria apologized on behalf of the entire Pieology family for this "upsetting situation" in a statement shared with NBC4.

      "The actions of this employee do not in any way reflect the thoughts of Pieology, and we have taken swift and serious action to rectify the situation, including terminating the offending employee. We have the utmost respect and gratitude for the men and women who keep our communities safe, and have no tolerance for hateful language or actions. This location in Torrance is a heartfelt supporter of all men and women in uniform, especially the brave first responders, and shows its support with a discount for all uniformed police, firefighters and military members."



      Photo Credit: Leigh Ann

      A pizzeria employee was fired after allegedly typing an anti-police message on a Torrance officer's receipt at Pieology.A pizzeria employee was fired after allegedly typing an anti-police message on a Torrance officer's receipt at Pieology.

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      A woman lay dead inside a Santa Ana apartment for hours Monday as police consulted with drug lab experts to determine if the home was safe to enter.

      A man called police about 3 a.m. to report that a woman was "hurt and needed medical attention" at 215 S. Birch St., according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. The home is known to police for drawing multiple complaints regarding narcotics and other disturbances.

      When officers arrived, "they could see her lying on the ground and forced entry into the residence and found her to be deceased with a male next to her," Bertagna said.

      Police took the man, who is in his 30s, in for questioning. The victim was in her 50s, according to Bertagna, who said both lived at the Birch Street home.

      "At this point it appears to be a homicide," based on her injuries, Bertagna said. "We're looking into the possibility that the caller was different than the person detained," he said.

      The home has drawn numerous calls for police service, Bertagna said.

      "We come to this location on a regular basis for narcotics and disturbance calls," he said.

      The woman's body was still inside the apartment after hazmat crews left the scene, with officials trying to determine if they were dealing with a meth lab as they continued their investigation.