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  • Bregman awaits call to Majors, tries to stay focused on Fresno

    July 21, 2016 12:20 AM

    Fresno, CA - Alex Bregman says he wants his head to be where his feet are - currently they both reside in Fresno, California, but Bregman is hoping for a zip code starting with 770 soon. Bregman has been stellar at his AAA assignment, hitting .371 for the Grizzlies... more »
  • Police: 7 stabbed outside California Capitol

    June 26, 2016 4:27 PM

    SACRAMENTO - Authorities say at least seven people were hospitalized with stab wounds after a clash between members of right-wing groups and "anti-fascists" outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento. California Highway Patrol Officer George Granada says about 30 members of the Traditionalist Worker Party gathered at the capitol... more »
  • Blind dog with oozing sore wins World's Ugliest Dog contest

    June 25, 2016 3:33 PM

    PETALUMA - A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest. SweePee Rambo took home the title at annual Petaluma's World's Ugliest Dog contest Friday night after topping 15 other malformed pooches. Judges in... more »
  • Hundreds rally after pastor praises shooting

    June 19, 2016 4:16 PM

    ORLANDO - Hundreds of protesters are chanting "love conquers hate" outside a Northern California church where last week a pastor said during his sermon he was upset more people weren't killed in the attack on an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead. The Sacramento Bee reports more than 500... more »
  • $50,000 reward in California serial killer cold case

    June 15, 2016 12:02 PM

    SACRAMENTO - Authorities announced a $50,000 reward Wednesday as they renewed their search for an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s. The case has grown cold for the killer known by at least... more »
  • Two dead in California campus shooting Wednesday

    June 1, 2016 1:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Chief says the UCLA shooting was a murder-suicide and the campus is now safe. A LAPD statement says the two people who are dead were both male, but provides no other identification. Police reported an hour after the shooting that two... more »
  • GOP race shifts California's political fault lines

    April 30, 2016 9:21 PM

    BURLINGAME, Calif. - The prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in California has scrambled political fault lines among Republicans in the Golden State and made the June 7 primary difficult to predict. The state's GOP presidential primaries are typically low-profile affairs, occurring after the party nomination has been clinched.... more »
  • Body found in Apple conference room

    April 27, 2016 4:24 PM

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Authorities responded to Apple's main campus in California for a report of a body in a conference room. KTVU reported that Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies say they were called to the scene shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday. The gender, name, and age of the dead person... more »
  • Solar-powered plane completes journey across Pacific Ocean

    April 24, 2016 2:59 PM

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - A solar-powered airplane on a journey around the world has landed in California, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii. Pilot Bertrand Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 in Mountain View, south of San Francisco, at 11:45 p.m. Saturday following a 62-hour,... more »
  • Solar plane's Pacific crossing going smoothly

    April 23, 2016 3:34 PM

    A solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey has traveled 80 percent of the way from Hawaii to California. The project's website says the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is 48 hours into a three-day flight over the Pacific. The aircraft's destination on this leg of the journey is Mountain View, California,... more »
  • Solar-powered plane heading toward California

    April 22, 2016 12:21 PM

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii - A solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey is about a third of the way from Hawaii to California. The project's website says the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is nearly 23 hours into a three-day flight over the Pacific with solo pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls. A... more »
  • Uber settlement keeps drivers as contractors in 2 states

    April 22, 2016 12:36 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Uber says it has settled a pair of major class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts that will keep its drivers independent contractors instead of employees. The settlement announced by the ride-hailing company Thursday night is a major step toward keeping its current thriving business model that... more »
  • Solar-powered plane leaves Hawaii for California

    April 21, 2016 12:22 PM

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii - After some uncertainty about the weather, the Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 airplane has taken off from Hawaii as it continues its journey around the world. The aircraft is heading to California as part of its circumnavigation of the globe using only energy from the sun. Its departure... more »
  • Clinton on path to clinch before California

    April 20, 2016 11:39 AM

    WASHINGTON - With her New York win, Hillary Clinton's support among superdelegates puts her on track to clinch the Democratic nomination outright before the national convention - even before results from the California primary, which Bernie Sanders was counting on winning to stand a chance. Clinton added 33 new endorsements... more »
  • Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79 of pneumonia

    April 6, 2016 1:58 PM

    NASHVILLE - Country giant Merle Haggard, who celebrated outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home," died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday. Haggard's manager, Frank Mull, said the country icon died in Palo Cedro, California, of... more »
  • Parrot species in US cities may rival that in native Mexico

    April 2, 2016 5:45 PM

    SAN DIEGO - U.S. researchers are launching studies on Mexico's red crowned parrot - a species that has been adapting so well to living in cities in California and Texas after escaping from the pet trade that the population may now rival that in its native country. The research comes... more »
  • California lawmakers OK highest minimum wage

    March 31, 2016 6:28 PM

    SACRAMENTO - California lawmakers have approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022. The legislation passed Thursday now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign it into law after previously working out the plan with labor unions. Democrats who... more »
  • Check out Airbnb's most popular rental of all time

    March 8, 2016 11:51 AM

    REDWOODS, Calif. - While most local rental properties on Airbnb are fairly pedestrian , the most popular rental on the service is an extraordinary looking geodesic dome loft in the Redwoods of California. The dome/loft/cabin hybrid, nicknamed the “mushroom dome,” rents for $110 with amenities including a futon, double... more »
  • KKK leader: Police rejected request for security

    February 29, 2016 6:08 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A Ku Klux Klan leader who was injured when his small group of demonstrators brawled with counter-protesters in a Southern California park this weekend says he called police beforehand asking for security and was told, "We don't do that." In an interview Monday with The Associated Press,... more »
  • Porn workers urge California not to require condom use

    February 18, 2016 11:52 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Scores of porn actors, writers, directors and producers are imploring state officials not to make them use condoms in films, saying it will criminalize and perhaps even destroy their multibillion-dollar industry. They delivered their message before a state Division of Occupational Safety and Health hearing Thursday in... more »
  • Apple resisting magistrate order to share iPhone information

    February 17, 2016 6:17 AM

    WASHINGTON- Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will resist a federal magistrate's order to hack its own users in connection with the investigation of the San Bernardino, California shootings. In a statement posted early Wednesday on the company's website, Cook argued that such a move would undermine encryption... more »
  • Two killed in 16 car California crash

    February 14, 2016 12:36 PM

    MERCED, Calif. - Authorities say two men died over the weekend in a car crash that set off a series of collisions involving 16 cars in a foggy Central California highway. California Highway Patrol Officer Moises Onsurez says two passengers were killed and the driver had major injuries after their... more »
  • Woman's body found in car that had been parked at Walmart for months

    February 11, 2016 3:30 PM

    MARINA, Calif. - A California woman’s body was in a busy parking lot for more than three months before someone noticed something was amiss and reported the vehicle to investigators. 22-year-old Lauren Moss, of Marina, California, was found dead inside of her parked Volkswagen Jetta just last week. The... more »
  • Careening car ends up on roof of Southern California house

    February 4, 2016 4:51 PM

    PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. - It's hard to know what was more amazing: An out-of-control car ending up on the roof of a Southern California house or the driver somehow escaping serious injury despite the wild ride. Palos Verdes Estates police Capt. Mark Velez says a driver with a medical... more »
  • Deadline closing in to cash unclaimed $63M lottery prize

    February 4, 2016 4:55 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Only hours remain before a $63 million California Lottery prize slips through somebody's fingers. The winning SuperLotto Plus ticket must be delivered to a lottery office by 5 p.m. Thursday or the money will be forfeited to the state's schools. The ticket was sold on Aug. 8 at... more »
  • Prosecutor talks about heir's proposed sentence

    February 3, 2016 5:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal prosecutor says the proposed sentence for New York real estate heir Robert Durst was worked out in "very intense negotiations." Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael McMahon calls the plea agreement "a good result." Durst pleaded guilty Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to seven years and... more »
  • California wrestles with making self-driving cars public

    January 28, 2016 11:07 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Companies that are developing self-driving cars of the future want government regulators to clear the road for public access to the technology. California's Department of Motor Vehicles is wrestling with how to keep the public safe as an imperfect technology matures - but not regulate so heavily... more »
  • 3 tracks planned to test 'hyperloop' transportation idea

    January 26, 2016 6:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The race to build the world's first "hyperloop" is on. Three Southern California companies want to erect tracks to test how well the speed-of-sound transportation concept works in the real world. Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk breathed life into the hyperloop idea in 2013, when he proposed a... more »
  • California inmates escape, likely armed

    January 24, 2016 1:14 PM

    ORANGE COUNTY, Ca. - Officials say the three inmates who escaped from a Southern California maximum-security jail should be considered armed and dangerous. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said at a Sunday news conference that members of the public should not approach the men if they are spotted. Local and... more »
  • Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison

    January 13, 2016 2:57 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California prison officials say former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his prison cell, and they suspect suicide. Officials say guards at Kern Valley State Prison found the 40-year-old Phillips unresponsive in his cell shortly after midnight Wednesday. He was pronounced dead... more »
  • Rose Parade kicks off under sunny Pasadena skies

    January 1, 2016 11:52 AM

    PASADENA, Calif. - Flower-decked floats, marching bands and equestrian units are moving through Pasadena, California, as the 127th Rose Parade kicks off under cloudless blue skies. Enthusiastic fans determined not to let security fears or frigid weather get in the way of enjoying the New Year's Day ritual camped... more »
  • New laws in 2016 show states are diverging on guns, voting

    December 30, 2015 12:29 PM

    TRENTON- Laws taking effect in the new year illustrate how states are diverging on some hot-button issues. Texas will allow licensed owners to carry handguns openly in public places, while California will allow people to ask a judge to have weapons taken away from relatives who are believed to pose... more »
  • Police in California say naked burglar took purse

    December 26, 2015 6:12 PM

    AUBURN - Police in California are trying to determine why a man was naked in frigid temperatures when he entered a home and stole a purse. Auburn police say the homeowner's boyfriend then chased 28-year-old Adam Pettibone on Friday night before Pettibone got into an SUV and drove off. Sgt.... more »
  • Robert Downey Jr. pardoned for drug conviction

    December 24, 2015 1:55 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's governor has pardoned Robert Downey Jr. for a 1996 drug conviction that sent the actor to prison. Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced Thursday that Downey was among 91 people receiving pardons. Downey was convicted of felony drug possession after he was arrested on a Los Angeles... more »
  • Security is focus at churches, mosques amid heightened fears

    December 19, 2015 8:00 PM

    UNDATED - Religious congregations across the United States are concentrating on safety like never before following a season of violence, from the slaughter unleashed in June by a white shooter at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, to the killings this month in San Bernardino, California. The Council... more »
  • Family ties can help shield terrorists from detection

    December 19, 2015 7:46 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The San Bernardino terror attack represented a type of extremist plot authorities consider exceedingly difficult to detect: a conspiracy between close family members. The husband and wife who killed 14 people appear to have dropped precious few clues to what they were planning. Security experts say a... more »
  • 'Operation Goldy Locks' leads to 11 indictments in heroin trafficking scheme

    December 16, 2015 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - 11 men, including individuals from Baton Rouge and Denham Springs, have been indicted by a grand jury in connection with a drug-trafficking conspiracy involving the shipment of heroin and other controlled substances from California to the Baton Rouge area. The indictment, resulting from an investigation dubbed... more »
  • Coroner names man seen shot by Los Angeles deputies on video

    December 13, 2015 2:48 PM

    LYNWOOD - The Los Angeles County coroner's office has identified the man shot by sheriff's deputies as Nicholas Robertson, 28, of Lynwood. Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies killed Robertson in a shooting captured on video that appears to show a man being hit with gunfire as he walked away... more »
  • Wife's role in California attack raises fear of jihad brides

    December 12, 2015 2:56 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A Pakistani woman's role as shooter in the San Bernardino massacre is raising fears that foreign-born brides could marry Americans as part of extremist missions. Experts in jihad, immigration lawyers and former U.S. diplomats say there's no sign other foreign brides have sought Western marriages to launch... more »
  • FBI says Calif. shooters radicalized before they met

    December 9, 2015 2:05 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO - FBI Director James Comey says the two San Bernardino, California, shooters were radicalized at least two years ago and had discussed jihad and martyrdom as early as 2013. Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were radicalized... more »
  • Obama to give address after California shootings

    December 5, 2015 7:23 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO - The White House says President Barack Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday about the steps the government is taking to keep people safe after the attack this past week in California. Obama will provide an update on... more »
  • Obama calls California shootings 'act of terror'

    December 5, 2015 3:18 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO - President Barack Obama says this week's deadly California shootings were "an act of terror" carried out by attackers who were possibly radicalized to commit it. The president's comments came during his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday, a day after the FBI said it was investigating Wednesday's... more »
  • FBI investigating killings as 'act of terrorism'

    December 4, 2015 2:52 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO - The FBI says it is investigating the deadly mass shooting in California as an "act of terrorism." David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles office, made the declaration at a news conference Friday in California. He also said the shooters attempted to destroy evidence, including... more »
  • Wife in San Bernardino attack pledged allegiance to Islamic State

    December 4, 2015 11:27 AM

    SAN BERNARDINO - A U.S. law enforcement official says the wife of the couple blamed in the deadly California shootings pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and the terror group's leader on Facebook using an alias then deleted the messages before the attacks. Specific details about Tashfeen Malik's postings... more »
  • AP Source: San Bernardino shooter contacted extremists online

    December 3, 2015 5:08 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO - A U.S. intelligence official says one of the shooters who killed 14 people in California had been in touch on social media with extremists who are under FBI scrutiny. The official would not further describe the contacts by Syed Rizwan Farook. He would not be quoted because... more »
  • Clinton makes new plea for tougher gun laws

    December 3, 2015 4:30 PM

    MANCHESTER - Hillary Clinton is issuing a fresh plea for stricter gun control after yesterday's mass shooting in California. She told a Women's Economic Opportunity Summit in New Hampshire that there's no way to "stop every incident of gun violence" -- but added that "we can stop a lot of... more »
  • Rifles in Calif. shooting legal in state with strict laws

    December 3, 2015 3:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The military-style rifles used in the California shootings were legally purchased. The FBI says authorities recovered two military-style rifles, two handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition after the siege at a disability services center and a later shootout with police. The two rifles were not specifically listed... more »
  • Police say 12 pipe bombs found at home of California shooters

    December 3, 2015 1:58 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO - Police said investigators found more than a dozen pipe bombs at the scene of a mass shooting in San Bernardino and the rented home of the two people investigators said were responsible. Police Chief Jarron Burguan said they included a cluster of pipe bombs tied to... more »
  • Shots fired in pursuit after mass shooting in San Bernardino

    December 2, 2015 2:46 PM

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Police estimate that at least 14 people have been killed and more than a dozen wounded in the shooting at a social services facility in Southern California. Police believe the shooters were wearing "military-style" attire and may have fled in a dark-colored SUV. Officers said... more »
  • 5 stabbed, suspect killed at California college

    November 4, 2015 1:26 PM

    MERCED - Authorities say a suspect stabbed five people on a university campus in central California before police shot and killed him. University of California, Merced, spokeswoman Lorena Anderson said Wednesday that two of the victims were taken by helicopter to hospitals for treatment. She said the three other victims... more »
  • USC fires Steve Sarkisian 1 day after putting coach on leave

    October 12, 2015 5:03 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Southern California has fired Steve Sarkisian one day after the troubled coach was put on leave. Athletic director Pat Haden announced his decision Monday in a brief statement. Sarkisian was put on indefinite leave on Sunday after the school determined he wasn't in condition to lead practice.... more »
  • US airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed

    October 8, 2015 12:30 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who was hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunman and thwart a terror attack on a French train in August, was stabbed in California and was in stable condition, an Air Force spokesman said Thursday. Lt. Col. Christopher... more »
  • House GOP to vote for new speaker

    October 8, 2015 9:34 AM

    WASHINGTON- Divided House Republicans are meeting to vote on a new speaker as the front-runner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, faces a fresh challenge from the hard-line conservatives who forced outgoing Speaker John Boehner to resign. Thursday's closed-door, secret-ballot election will produce a GOP nominee for speaker, but it... more »
  • Passholders face higher prices or limits at Disneyland

    October 5, 2015 11:45 AM

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Disney is raising prices for annual pass holders to its Disneyland and California Adventure parks. An anytime pass, which used to cost $779, now costs $1,049. That pass comes with free parking and unlimited downloads of park photos. Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown told the Los... more »
  • Louisiana Marine killed in California training exercise

    September 12, 2015 11:18 AM

    SAN DIEGO - Officials say the Marine killed in a truck rollover during training at a California base is a 21-year-old from Louisiana. The Marine Corps said in a statement Friday night that the man who died in Thursday night's accident at Camp Pendleton is Cpl. Bryan Michael Lauw of... more »
  • California lawmakers approve right-to-die legislation

    September 9, 2015 3:41 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Assembly has approved legislation that would allow terminally ill people to legally end their lives after a similar measure stalled earlier this year. The Assembly approved the bill Wednesday on a 42-33 vote, sending it to the state Senate, which is expected to endorse... more »
  • Leaf blower scare in theater

    August 13, 2015 8:56 PM

    NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA- Four people were questioned in connection to a scare at movie theater where someone started a leaf blower that many people thought was a chainsaw and caused a panic. Police say the four turned themselves in for questioning after seeing themselves in surveillance photos released by police.... more »
  • 8 children hurt, 2 critically, by falling tree in Pasadena

    July 28, 2015 10:20 PM

    PASADENA, CA - Fire officials in Southern California say a 75-foot-tall tree that fell near a children's museum has injured eight kids, two of them critically. There's no word on what caused the pine to uproot around 5 p.m. Tuesday in Pasadena. City fire spokeswoman Lisa Derderian says the kids... more »
  • "Snowbird Bandit" is retired cop

    July 23, 2015 8:54 PM

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARTIA, CALIFORNIA- A retired Los Angeles police detective is accused of being the "Snowbird Bandit" who knocked off several banks and his family helped turn him in. Randolph Bruce Adair is 70-years-old and was busted for five robberies this year. He was booked into the Orange County... more »
  • California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water

    July 20, 2015 3:19 PM

    SACRAMENTO - The California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought. The move announced Monday targets a group of Central Valley farmers. The State Water Resources Control Board said it's proposing the first fines of this kind for a water district with century-old... more »
  • Police arrest father of girl found dead with 4 others

    July 19, 2015 2:37 PM

    MODESTO, Ca. - Police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in the deaths of his daughter, two other girls and two women whose bodies were found in a California home. Modesto police spokeswoman Heather Graves says Martin Martinez was detained in San Jose early Sunday and has been booked... more »
  • In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber whites

    July 8, 2015 3:03 PM

    LOS ANGELES - The long-expected moment when Latinos surpass whites as California's largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone. According to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in late June, Hispanic Californians began to narrowly outnumber white Californians sometime in the first half of 2014. As of July 1,... more »
  • Tom Selleck accused of stealing water for California ranch

    July 8, 2015 1:25 PM

    VENTURA, Calif. - A lawsuit accuses actor Tom Selleck of stealing truckloads of water from a public hydrant and bringing it to his ranch in drought-stricken Southern California. A Ventura County water district claims a tanker truck filled up at a hydrant on more than a dozen occasions and hauled... more »
  • Fire kills 14 dogs at California pet boarding facility

    July 6, 2015 3:39 PM

    MONTEREY - Authorities say 14 dogs died in a fire at a Central California boarding facility that cares for pets while their owners are away on vacation. Inspector Mike Ventimiglia of the Monterey Fire Department said Monday it appears the dogs died of smoke inhalation. He says a cause for... more »
  • California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

    June 30, 2015 1:15 PM

    SACRAMENTO - The governor of California has signed a contentious bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown says in a statement Tuesday that science clearly shows vaccines dramatically protect children against infectious diseases. The bill strikes California's personal belief exemption... more »
  • Sheriff admits wrong imprisonment

    June 29, 2015 8:50 PM

    MERCED, CA - A sheriff admits a mistake of arresting a teen on a warrant for a murder charge he had already been cleared of, and he's looking into what went wrong. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke says Jacob Tellez spent the night in jail over the weekend after... more »
  • Grateful Dead going on final tour

    June 27, 2015 6:37 PM

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead are getting ready to launch their farewell mini-tour in Northern California, where the legendary jam band got its start 50 years ago. The first of the Dead's five "Fare Thee Well" shows is scheduled for Saturday night at... more »
  • World's ugliest dog?

    June 26, 2015 9:12 PM

    PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA- If a dog could be described as the "Hunchback of Notre Dame", Quasi Modo would fit the bill. But he'll take the title of the world's ugliest dog if the votes hold for him. He's a ten-year-old pit bull Dutch shepherd mix who's a bit overweight and... more »
  • 66 surfers set record for most people riding a board at once

    June 22, 2015 11:38 AM

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - Sixty-six surfers have set a world record for most people riding a board at once. Surf champions and local heroes were among those who hung loose on a custom built, 42-foot board off Huntington Beach on Saturday. The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/1MVDajG) the 66 surfers... more »
  • California oil spill cleanup costs $69 million

    June 10, 2015 4:25 PM

    GOLETA, CA - The cost of cleaning up last month's oil spill on the California coast has reached $69 million so far. Plains All American Pipeline's on-scene coordinator, Patrick Hodgins, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the costs are running at $3 million a day, and there's no timetable... more »
  • California high school student missing after SAT exam

    June 7, 2015 6:40 PM

    ARCADIA, Calif. - Police are looking for a 16-year-old California high school student who went missing after she was dropped off to take her SAT exam. Arcadia police say Mira Hu's parents couldn't find her when they went to pick her up at Arcadia High School, where she was dropped... more »
  • Sharper back in court Friday

    May 29, 2015 8:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. Sharper faces at least nine years in prison after having pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges that he distributed drugs with the intent to commit rape in... more »
  • Mountain lion captured near homes released into wild

    May 19, 2015 11:32 AM

    SAN MATEO, CA - Authorities say a mountain lion spotted three times in a residential area south of San Francisco has been captured and released back into the wild. Andrew Hughan, spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, said Tuesday that the animal was safely sedated and then... more »
  • California regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks

    May 6, 2015 4:54 AM

    SACRAMENTO, CA.- California water regulators have adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought. The State Water Resources Control Board approved rules Tuesday forcing cities to limit watering on public property and encouraging homeowners to let their lawns die. The mandatory... more »
  • California man says he punched a trespassing bear on snout

    May 1, 2015 6:11 AM

    MEADOW VISTA, CA.- A Northern California man says he punched a trespassing bear on the snout to send the bruin fleeing from his property. Carl Moore tells the Auburn Journal he acted on his boxer instincts when the bear rose up on two legs and turned toward him and his... more »
  • U.S. judge postpones Durst weapons charge until September

    April 21, 2015 2:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jailed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial on a federal weapons charge has been postponed from June to September. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan set the date for Sept. 21 on Monday. Durst is charged with possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. Durst's attorneys asked... more »
  • 6 people arrested in 2 states in terrorist probe

    April 20, 2015 3:51 AM

    ST. PAUL, MN - Federal authorities say six people have been arrested in Minnesota and California in connection with a terrorism investigation. A spokesman for the Minnesota U.S. Attorney's Office says the arrests were made Sunday in Minneapolis and San Diego but there is no threat to public safety. Spokesman... more »
  • Gas-line blast closes California highway, injures at least 3

    April 17, 2015 6:13 PM

    FRESNO, CA - Authorities say a large explosion has closed sections of a major highway in Central California and injured at least three people. The California Highway Patrol reported Friday afternoon that the explosion halted traffic on both northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 99 north of Fresno. Tony Botti... more »
  • World's oldest active pilot

    April 15, 2015 7:54 PM

    PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA- The oldest active pilot in the world lives in Northern California at 95-years-old according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Peter Weber, Jr. took on a flight last month at 95 years, 4 months and 23 days old. He flew three looping circles around the airfield... more »
  • Attorney: Deadline to extradite Durst coming next week

    April 7, 2015 3:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Robert Durst's attorney says the real estate heir is willing to pay extradition costs to face a murder charge in California. A deadline to extradite Durst is coming next week, but a prosecutor told Magistrate Harry Cantrell on Tuesday that it can be delayed for another two... more »
  • Casino killing

    March 31, 2015 7:48 PM

    SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA- A woman was convicted of killing a gambler she followed out of a casino after he won $10,000 and ran him over with a car. Barbara Ann Hamel originally pleaded guilty and faced 15-years to life but rolled the dice and changed her plea to not... more »
  • Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting

    March 31, 2015 3:22 PM

    FRESNO, CA - Police in central California say a man and a woman in a romantic relationship are dead after a shooting at a medical office building in downtown Fresno. Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez confirmed the shooting Tuesday and said no other injuries have been reported. It wasn't immediately... more »
  • Metrolink says train car design likely saved lives

    February 24, 2015 8:38 AM

    OXNARD, CA - Southern California commuter rail officials say lives were likely saved in a crash in Oxnard by passenger cars designed to absorb a crash. The Metrolink train bound for Los Angeles struck a pickup truck abandoned Tuesday morning after its driver took a wrong turn and got stuck... more »

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