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Animal Rights Protest Scrapped After Group Learns 'Greased Pig' Event Has No PigsSteve Smith, an organizer of the 100th Newport Winter Carnival, said People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, launched its alert last week despite his reassurances that no pigs would be harmed during the Saturday event.
Man Who Missed His Child's Birth Pleads Guilty To Hospital Bomb ThreatCourt documents show his wife and her father told investigators that Morlang made the bomb threat because he was angry about not being there for the birth.
Branded For Bernie: Dozens Get Inked With Free Sanders TatFans of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are wearing their support for him on their sleeves — and on their rib cages, calves, necks and backs.
Woman Faces 6 Years In Jail For Not Doing Enough HouseworkNo, this isn't the next episode of The People's Court.
Lawmaker Wants To Declare Pornography As Public Health Crisis"When I was a kid, people might sneak a Playboy magazine and look at it. Now, you've got all kinds of horrible, graphic images that are available to anyone with an Internet connection one or two clicks away."
Woodland Carjacking Suspect Was A Sweatshirt And A Bucket Of ToolsWoodland Police responded to the call with sirens. The caller told police he had been carjacked and driven from Sacramento to Woodland.
Coyotes High On Mushrooms Possibly To Blame For Strange Incidents On HighwayCoyotes tripping on hallucinogenic mushrooms is one explanation experts are giving for some strange incidents in the North Bay.
Lake County Man's Great Deal On A Stolen Car Leads To Drug ArrestA man who tried telling police he got a great deal on a car was arrested on suspicion of having a stolen vehicle and drug-related charges.
Man Charged With Stealing Thousands Of Pounds Of CandyA man from Hesperia, California was arrested Thursday after authorities say they found his garage full of stolen sweets.
Man Accused Of Selling Stolen Candy From His Garage In Southern CaliforniaCandy might not be so sweet for a Southern California man.
Pizza Deliveryman Accused Of Stabbing Customer Over DisputePolice say a pizza deliveryman in Southern California has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a customer during a fight over how long it took for the pizza to arrive.
Snapchat Selfie Helps Police Find Robbery SuspectPolice in Northern California say they have arrested a man accused of armed robbery thanks to a Snapchat selfie he took with one of the victims.

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