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Wind Topples Trees In Paradise, Killing 2

Two people were killed by fallen trees in separate incidents following winds above 60 mph that have also toppled power lines.

12/30/2014

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Toilet Paper Ransom Note Links Would-Be Robber To Heist Attempt

Frey told officers he was forced to commit the robbery by a large, bearded man with a gun who accosted him in a nearby alley.

12/29/2014

A man (not pictured) surfing on the Central California coast was dragged under water by a juvenile great white shark and bitten in the hip on Sunday before he could paddle to shore, where he received help from two doctors who happened to be on the beach, a witness said Sunday. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Surfer Survives Shark Bite Off Central California

A man surfing on the Central California coast was dragged under water by a juvenile great white shark and bitten in the hip on Sunday before he could paddle to shore, where he received help from two doctors who happened to be on the beach, a witness said Sunday.

12/29/2014

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Hearse Stolen From Outside Church With Body Still Inside

The hearse was idling outside Ebenezer Baptist Church in South Los Angeles while the funeral director arranged flowers for Saturday morning services for 19-year-old Jonté Lee Reed.

12/28/2014

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Christmas Burglar Injured By Homeowner With Shotgun

Nathanael Blair went to the garage to move his truck early Christmas morning and was surprised by a ski mask-wearing burglar who threw a pipe wrench at him, hitting him in the jaw and neck.

12/25/2014

Sam the Boston terrier. (Credit: CBS13)

Dog survives 15-story Fall From Sacramento High-Rise Apartment Building

A thirteen-year-old dog is alive tonight after falling 15 stories from one of the tallest apartment buildings in Sacramento. Call it a miracle or just doggone good luck.

12/25/2014

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Oregon Man Mistakenly Sells Girlfriend’s Cat Inside Mattress Set

While his girlfriend was at work, Roy Dufek helped strap the mattress and box spring to the top of the buyer’s car. When he went back inside his girlfriend’s suburban Portland home, Camo the cat was nowhere to be found.

12/23/2014

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Stolen Decades-Old Stolen Rudolph Statue Recovered

Authorities have recovered a wooden Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer statue stolen from a Los Angeles-area neighborhood where it was a seasonal fixture for half a century.

12/23/2014

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Naked Man In Park Swipes Porland Officer’s Stun Gun

The officer called for backup Monday afternoon as the man tried unsuccessfully to get into her locked patrol car. Other officers arrived and arrested him.

12/22/2014

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Update On Window Washer Who Fell 11 Stories Expected Today

The wife of a 58-year-old window washer who fell 11 stories from the roof of a building onto a moving car will speak about his recovery process. Marciela Perez will speak Tuesday morning in Oakland about her husband, Pedro Perez.

12/22/2014

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Autopsy On Teen Killed In South Lake Tahoe Confirms He Was Hit By Falling Tree

Police say an autopsy shows a South Lake Tahoe teen’s death was due to an act of nature when a tree fell on him during a fierce windstorm, not foul play.

12/19/2014

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Billboard For Butte County Gun Range Shows Santa Holding Gun

A gun range billboard arming Santa with a weapon is turning heads in one Butte County town.

12/18/2014