Rob Hayes, ABC7 Eyewitness News

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ABC7 Eyewitness News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Rob:

Child-murder cold case sparks battle between district attorneys

Kenneth Kasten Rasmuson is expected to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for kidnapping, raping and killing six year old Jeffrey Vargo in 1981 and six year old Miguel Antero in 1986. → Read More

COVID: Los Angeles County Superior Court system struggles with backlog amid pandemic

The courts have instituted several safety and health protocols, but while some trials have been allowed to be held, others have been postponed, creating a large backlog of cases. → Read More

Feces smeared on doors of Asian-owned preschool in Alhambra sparks investigation

An insulting message was scrawled on the walls of a local Asian-owned preschool - the latest hate-filled attack against the community. → Read More

LA County deputy district attorney to file lawsuit against DA George Gascon

The Los Angeles County deputy district attorney known for heading up the Gabriel Fernandez torture and murder case is now preparing to sue his boss, recently-elected L.A. County District Attorney George Gascon. → Read More

Pandemic benefits make tax filing more complicated this year, expert says

As if the pandemic hasn't already been physically and mentally taxing, soon we're going to find out just how literally taxing it's going to be. A slew of government funded benefits may make filing your tax returns even more complicated this year. → Read More

How do you create a high-school yearbook when nothing happened at school?

In a year compressed, confined and consumed by the pandemic, how do you put together a yearbook when hardly anything happened at your school? → Read More

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations starting to level off in LA County amid vaccine rollout challenges

After weeks of reporting concerning and often record-breaking coronavirus numbers, Los Angeles County public health officials say cases and hospitalizations are starting to level off, but the county is still facing major vaccine rollout challenges. → Read More

Allergic reactions raise concerns over COVID-19 vaccine safety

COVID-19 vaccine concerns for the most part have centered on a shortages. But on Monday, there was a new concern about vaccine safety. → Read More

Pandemic: LA County cemetery, largest in North America, struggles with backlog of burials

The surge of COVID-19 deaths in Los Angeles County has created a backlog of burials at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary, the largest cemetery in North America. → Read More

'Catastrophic:' Chronic homelessness in LA County expected to skyrocket by 86% in next 4 years

A new economic forecast is pointing toward a distressing increase in homelessness across the state of California and especially in Los Angeles County. → Read More

LA County DA Gascon reverses course, allows prosecutors to seek sentencing enhancements in 'extraordinary' cases

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon on Friday said he was reversing course on some of the major changes he announced when he took office earlier this month. → Read More

LA County DA George Gascon's plan to reduce sentences sparks concern from his own prosecutors

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon is facing backlash from some of his own prosecutors over his new policies, such as an end to cash bail, the death penalty and sentencing enhancements. → Read More

Crime victims' families lash out at LA County DA George Gascon over new policies

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon's new policies are being criticized by former prosecutors and some family members of crime victims. → Read More

'Nothing to lose:' Owner of popular Burbank sports bar defying ban on outdoor dining

A popular sports bar in Burbank is defying Gov. Newsom's order to close outdoor dining, saying he feels he's run out of options with no relief money coming in and bills still due. → Read More

Airbnb rentals spark conflict, health concerns with Glendale apartment building owner

Several Southern California renters are upset with a partnership their apartment building owner has made with Airbnb, calling it hypocritical and dangerous during the pandemic. → Read More

Garcetti to co-chair Biden inauguration as protests continue at LA mayor's residence

Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles continued protests outside Mayor Eric Garcetti's official residence for the 14th consecutive day Monday, demanding President-elect Joe Biden not give him a federal appointment. → Read More

Some SoCal hospitals already at capacity amid COVID-19 surge

Hospitalizations in California are surging, raising concern about how hospitals will handle the expected crush as some are already at capacity. → Read More

UPS announces hiring spree as online shopping soars amid coronavirus pandemic

This year's major shift to online shopping has become somewhat of a blessing in disguise for some: UPS is busier than ever this holiday season and the shipping giant is now looking help in the form of a wave of new hires. → Read More

Childbirth during COVID-19 era raises new challenges, stress

New parents are already filled with anxiety but the coronavirus pandemic is adding to the challenges of caring for a newborn. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: LA County public health director provides COVID-19 update as new restrictions take effect today

A set of new restrictions prompted by a surge in COVID-19 cases took effect in Los Angeles County Friday, mostly affecting businesses like restaurants. → Read More