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Timeline Of The Stockton Bank Robbery And Chase

At 2:11 p.m. on Wednesday, police in the California city of Stockton received a report of a bank robbery in progress, police said. What follows is a summary by police of the subsequent hour-long chase and furious gunbattle that ended in the deaths of two suspects and a hostage.

07/17/2014

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Woman Tells Police She Jumped From Kidnapper’s Car

Sparks police say a woman told them she jumped out of a moving vehicle to get away from a man who kidnapped her.

07/17/2014

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Police Seize Medical Records Of Woman Seen Punched

California Highway Patrol investigators have seized the medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of its officers on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

07/17/2014

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Evacuations Due To Bully Fire Called Off

Evacuation orders have been called off for several rural homes in Northern California as firefighters took advantage of cool, moist conditions to begin to tame a large wildfire.

07/17/2014

Gregg Hein says he got his leg stuck in a rock several days into a solo hike in the Sierra Nevada mountains. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

California Hiker With Broken Leg Ate Bugs To Live

Gregg Hein is recovering at a Fresno hospital.

07/16/2014

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Sacramento Men Plead Not Guilty In Fight Outside AT&T Park

Two Sacramento men have pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with a fight outside AT&T Park in San Francisco that left a woman unconscious.

07/16/2014

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US Judge Rules Against California Death Penalty

A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled California’s death penalty unconstitutional.

07/16/2014

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Attorney: Prostitute Had No Reason To Kill Exec

A defense attorney says a high-priced prostitute accused of giving a Google executive a fatal dose of heroin had no reason to kill the man.

07/16/2014

Hidden Cash's teaser for its hunt at a SoCal beach. (Credit: @HiddenCash)

@HiddenCash To Pay For Park Trampled By Money Hunt

When the man with the Twitter handle @HiddenCash moved his scavenger hunt to Whittier, California, a thousand people trampled through Penn Park seeking free money.

07/16/2014

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Bully Fire Threatens Dozens More Homes

A stubborn wildfire in Northern California that authorities blamed on marijuana-growing activity is threatening dozens of additional homes.

07/16/2014

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California Seeks To Send Message To Water-Wasters

Reservoirs are running dry, the Capitol’s lawn has turned brown, and farmers have left hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted.

07/16/2014

A view of an unplanted field on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, California.  As the California drought continues and farmers struggle to water their crops, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials announced this past Friday that they will not be providing Central Valley farmers with any water from the federally run system of reservoirs and canals fed by mountain runoff.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought Threatens To Dry Up Farm Wells

Farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see their wells run dry a year from now if rain and snow remain scarce in the agriculturally rich state, according to a study released Tuesday.

07/15/2014

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California's Central Valley Impacted By Major Drought

California Gripped By Drought

Federal water regulators estimate California’s drought could be one of the most expensive natural disasters in U.S. history.

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New Bay Bridge Span Gets Final Touches

Workers are putting the finishing touches on the new east span of the Bay Bridge, which is on track to open on Tuesday.

Oracle Team USA Capsizes In SF Bay

Oracle Team USA Catamaran Capsizes In San Francisco Bay

Crews worked into the night trying to secure an Oracle catamaran that capsized in San Francisco Bay Tuesday afternoon and drifted out to sea.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Makes Last Trip To ISS Under Command Of Astronaut Mark Kelly

Shuttle Endeavour Through The Years

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is headed to California where it will be permanently displayed in a museum.

Fire Erupts At Richmond Gas Refinery

An explosion rocked the Chevron gasoline refinery in Richmond Monday night and caused a 3-alarm fire. Smoke from the fire sent hundreds to the hospital complaining of respiratory problems.

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Grasshopper Invasion!

The Campbell family of Herald is dealing with millions of grasshoppers!

Friday afternoon's storm left a marvelous double rainbow over Lincoln Avenue in Carmichael. (credit: Richard Duerksen)

Turbulent April Weather

A Spring storm spawned a funnel cloud that was seen all over the Valley.

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