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Bakersfield Woman Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Killing 2-Year-Old Niece

A woman accused of driving around for hours with the body of her 2-year-old niece in the back seat has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison in California.

11/07/2014

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Man Shot By Cops After Allegedly Breaking Into Neighbor’s House To Kill Dog

Long Beach police say officers shot and killed a man armed with a knife and a crowbar after he allegedly broke into his neighbors’ home and killed their dog.

11/03/2014

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Turlock’s ‘Queen Of Halloween’ Slapped With Fine For Decorations

During the first week of October, Sherry Mailloux begins to decorate her home for Halloween. Mailloux could very well be the queen of Halloween. The final presentation is an elaborate web tunnel leading up to her front door. The work is more than the actual expense putting it together.

10/31/2014

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Man Accused Of Harassing Barn Owl With His Paraglider

A former TV pitchman in Utah with a history of running afoul of the law was charged Tuesday with two federal misdemeanors by prosecutors who say he chased a barn owl in flight on his motorized paraglider.

10/29/2014

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California Man Found Naked In Pool With Child Arrested In New Mexico

New Mexico State Police said Michael Lee of La Palma, California, was arrested Saturday at the Sky City Casino in Acoma, New Mexico, following a call about a nude man in the pool.

10/27/2014

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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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Utah Police, National Guard Face Penalties In Bikini Video Shoot Promoting Calendar

Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton told lawmakers Thursday that the handful of Guard members involved could face fines, demotions or forced retirements when an investigation is complete.

10/24/2014

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 21: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Counterfeit Panties, World Series Tickets Part Of Federal Raid

Homeland Security agents nabbed 126 counterfeit tickets before Game 1 between the Royals and the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer said the tickets had a $43,000 street value.

10/22/2014

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Bikini-Clad Calendar Photo Shoot May Have Featured Utah National Guard Equipment

The Utah National Guard learned about it Tuesday and is determining if military equipment was used in the video, Lt. Col. Steven Fairbourn said. The Utah National Guard didn’t give permission for the project, he said.

10/17/2014

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Wild Black Bear Eats Most Of Heart-Attack Victim In Humboldt County

Authorities say a wild black bear ate most of a Northern California man who likely died earlier of a heart attack.

10/17/2014

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Golf Cart Driven By Fresno Student Plows Into Students, Seriously Injuring 2

Police in California say two students suffered serious injuries when a special-needs student got into a golf cart at a local middle school and took off, plowing into a group of teenagers.

10/14/2014