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Prosecutors: Suspect Plotted To Kill 9 Witnesses

A Northern California man awaiting trial for insurance fraud has been charged with plotting to kill nine witnesses set to testify against him.

10/18/2014

Parents Help Warn Of Dangers Of Train Tracks For Distracted Teenagers

Dena Betti knows all too well the dangers of trains. Her beautiful 14-year-old daughter Jenna, an eighth-grader, was struck and killed by a train in March in Martinez. The tragedy unfolded when the teen left her cellphone on the tracks.

09/30/2014

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Wildfires, Monsoon, Earthquake Force California Office Of Emergency Services Into Action

The center is where various state agencies come together—from social services to Caltrans—to discuss where resources should be allocated. OES has final authority to determine how those resources are actually implemented.

09/17/2014

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California Man Allegedly Cooked Ex-Girlfriend’s Dog, Fed It To Her

Police say the couple briefly reconciled last week and Watenpaugh cooked the woman a meal. But she told police he later texted her and asked how her dog had tasted.

09/12/2014

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Part Of $7.5 Billion California Water Plan Would Fund Long-Planned Sites Reservoir In Colusa County

The bond would cover half of the $4 billion project that Glenn County Supervisor Leigh McDaniel says will help everyone involved.

08/13/2014

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Medieval Brew’s Resurgence Has People Clamoring For A Tankard Of Mead

There are folk songs that date to the medieval times that mention mead, but you don’t have to take a trip back in time to get a glass. Local bars and restaurants are seeing a spike in sales of the honey wine.

07/23/2014

CAMP PENDLETON, CA - MAY 16:  The Las Pulgas Fire lights the night on May 16, 2014 at Camp Pendleton, California. The fire is one of three large wildfires on Camp Pendleton that have scorched more than 22,000 acres. Firefighters have been battling 11 wildfires in San Diego County this week, including the fires on the Marine base.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Fire Season In West Expected To Get More Intense

Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.

07/23/2014

Surveillance footage of the car used to drop off the suspects. (Credit: Stockton P.D.)

Police Seek Driver In Deadly Stockton Bank Heist

While police in the Northern California city of Stockton searched Saturday for an accomplice in a bank robbery that led to a police chase and deadly shootout, investigators said they suspect the same men carried out other area bank heists, including one at the same branch hit this week.

07/19/2014

CAMP PENDLETON, CA - MAY 16:  The Las Pulgas Fire lights the night on May 16, 2014 at Camp Pendleton, California. The fire is one of three large wildfires on Camp Pendleton that have scorched more than 22,000 acres. Firefighters have been battling 11 wildfires in San Diego County this week, including the fires on the Marine base.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

AP Exclusive: Wildfire Citations Applied Unevenly

Gary Bennett spent much of the last three decades preparing his property in Napa County for the day when a wildfire would sweep over the hill, including clearing brush and grass around his three-bedroom home in a scenic canyon 85 miles north of San Francisco.

07/19/2014

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Bully Fire Threatens Dozens More Homes

A stubborn wildfire in Northern California that authorities blamed on marijuana-growing activity is threatening dozens of additional homes.

07/16/2014

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Shasta County Fire Continues To Grow; Prompts New Set Of Evacuations

A wildfire in Northern California that authorities say was sparked by exhaust from a truck prompted a new set of evacuations on Monday, as it continued to grow.

07/14/2014

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State Charges Against ‘Hot Convict’ Dropped In Favor Of Federal Charges

State charges against “Hot Convict” Jeremy Meeks have been dropped in favor of federal charges. The decision was announced in a court hearing Tuesday.

07/08/2014

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