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Gas Station Robber Regrets Taking Money, Returns It And Apologizes Hours Later

Eureka Police Sgt. Steve Watson said Sunday that 23-year-old Cyle Warren Abbott Jr. told officers he needed cash to leave town for a fresh start, but then realized his mistake.

10/26/2014

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Feds Issue Warning: Please Stop Taking Selfies With Bears

But after reports from Taylor Creek Visitor Center Staff that guests are getting too close to bears to take pictures, the US Forest Service issued an advisory warning visitors to keep their distance from bears.

10/25/2014

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Campaign 2014: Spending On Proposition 45, Proposition 46 Tops $100 Million

Opponents of Proposition 45, led by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., Wellpoint Inc. and Blue Shield of California, reported spending $42 million, with the campaign carrying $25 million in debt. The Yes on 45 campaign, led by attorneys, reported raising $1.6 million.

10/24/2014

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Castrated Sex Offender Should Be Freed, Southern California Jury Says

Jurors in Orange County determined that Kevin Reilly, 53, does not need to remain locked up at a state mental hospital. He could be released as early as Friday, his lawyer said, but online jail records show he remained in custody as of mid-afternoon.

10/24/2014

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New Tech Can Track When An Officer Takes Out, Fires Their Gun

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired.

10/24/2014

A retired San Diego police criminalist apparently killed himself after being linked to the murder of a 14-year-old girl three decades ago, say authorities. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

Suspect In 1984 Killing Was San Diego Police Employee

A retired San Diego police criminalist apparently killed himself after being linked to the murder of a 14-year-old girl three decades ago, say authorities.

10/23/2014

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Steinbeck Heirs Fight Over Movie Rights

John Steinbeck’s heirs claim a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over movie deals for the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s books.

10/23/2014

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Air Bag Recall Expands As Concerns Grow

Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity.

10/23/2014

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Video Shows Stunt-Riding Bikers Shooing Away CHP Officer

Officials are looking for who shot video of a group of motorcycle riders alternately taunting and ignoring an officer trying to pull them over while they pop their front wheels in the air and weave on a Northern California highway.

10/23/2014

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Driver Attacked After Ice Cream Truck Kills Boy

An ice cream truck ran over and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver, authorities said.

10/23/2014

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CHP Officer Accused Of Forwarding Nude Photos Of Woman He Booked

Court documents show a California Highway Patrol officer is suspected of secretly sending nude photos of a DUI suspect from her cellphone to his own phone.

10/23/2014

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Oldest Giraffe At Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Dies

The oldest giraffe at a Northern California amusement and animal park has died.

10/23/2014

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Weed Neighborhood Ravaged By Boles Fire

A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people, authorities said.

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!

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