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Enraged driver forced bus off a highway then backed into it while the bus was carrying a 3-year-old child. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Arrest Made In Road Rage Incident With School Bus

Enraged driver forced bus off a highway then backed into it while the bus was carrying a 3-year-old child.

06/26/2014

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Cal Fire Suspends Fire Permits In Parts Of Stanislaus And San Joaquin Counties

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has suspended burn permits, citing dry conditions and a sharp increase in vegetation fires.

12/30/2013

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Flooding Damages Homes And Businesses In Northern California

Crews on California’s Central Coast were working Friday to reopen a highway through the Big Sur area and repair damage from a flood that forced the evacuation of a mobile home park, as the region got a respite from a powerful storm that brought heavy wind and rain.

03/25/2011

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California To Seek Federal Aid For Tsunami Damage

California emergency officials say they hope to complete a tsunami damage estimate as early as next week to submit to the federal government in an aid request for wave-battered harbors.

03/18/2011

Police and sheriff deputies at the scene of inmate escape Monday at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. Inset: Maurice Ainsworth (CBS/Santa Cruz Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

Escaped Inmate Captured In Santa Cruz

Authorities captured an inmate who escaped Monday after overpowering a deputy and then using a stun gun on her as he was being was being transported to a Northern California hospital, officials said.

CBS13/CW31–11/29/2010