A handful of inmates on Utah’s death row were sentenced before the law changed and still have the option of going before a firing squad in a few years once they have exhausted any appeals. It was last used in 2010 when Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by five police officers with .30-caliber Winchester rifles.
A water manager is facing discipline after he was caught urinating in an empty reservoir that supplies drinking water for the San Francisco Bay Area.
A man and a boy are safe with only a couple of bumps and bruises after they were sucked into a storm drain.
Best Friends Animal Society said Tuesday in a statement posted to its blog that it euthanized the dog named Bela after tests revealed fast-growing cancer in the dog’s lungs.
The group Utahns for Alternatives to the Death Penalty argues firing squad executions are a gruesome relic of the state’s Wild West past that create a media frenzy around condemned inmates.
Police say a Pennsylvania man applying to become a state trooper has been arrested after saying during a polygraph pretest that he had sex with an underage girl four years ago.
Robbers in Stockton assaulted their victim in a painful and unusual way on Friday afternoon.
Tijuana police spokesman Jorge Morrua said Wednesday that police were alerted after the drone fell Tuesday night near the San Ysidro crossing at Mexico’s border with California.
It was not what Derek Nash expected to find in his 5-year-old’s school bag: A bill demanding a “no-show fee” for another child’s birthday party.
Authorities say two teachers have been arrested following allegations they had sex with high school students on an overnight beach camping trip in Southern California.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 47-year-old John Charles Saubert was fired last September over alcohol and performance issues, and got in a fight with rangers after refusing to behave himself and stay in his dorm room until he left the next day.
A man searching for his wallet in a trash bin in Northern California was scooped up by a garbage truck and taken on a long ride.