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Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a...
LAPD investigating possible link between teen’s attempted abduction, recent murders
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police are investigating possible links between the attempted abduction of a teenage girl doused with flammable liquid and two deadly attacks in L.A. County.
LAPD Commander Andrew Smith identified 30-year-old Robert Ransom...
Change in jail populations since realignment
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's overall county jail population has increased 15 percent under a nearly three-year-old law that keeps most lower-level offenders incarcerated locally instead of in state prisons. Figures compiled by the Board of...
Challengers show ability to compete for dollars
WASHINGTON (AP) — Challengers in California's most competitive congressional races are showing strong fundraising for the first three months of the year.
Campaign financial reports were fully available Wednesday after candidates met the Federal...
Lost sea lion in California found mile from water
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.
The Merced Sun-Star reported Tuesday that the r...
Knife found in enchilada at Santa Rosa airport
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A woman is facing a possible fine after federal officials say they found a knife inside an enchilada in her bag during security screening at a Northern California airport.
Transportation Security Administration spokesman ...
Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits
We were shocked to learn this week that two parolees accused of raping and killing at least 4 women, were actually wearing GPS trackers when the crimes occurred.
The system clearly did not work, but was the problem, the technology?
Phil and Penny...
Filming in Los Angeles on the rise
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles saw an uptick in feature filming during the first quarter of this year, but television production activity dipped compared with the same period a year ago, according to a FilmL.A. report released today.
Country club owner cited for golf course stink
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - San Diego County has given the stink eye to the owner of a defunct country club for spreading smelly chicken manure on the golf course.
U-T San Diego says the county's Air Pollution Control District issued a public...
NTSB: No evidence of pre-impact fire in bus crash
RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Federal investigators said Sunday that they haven't found physical evidence confirming a witness' claim that a FedEx truck was on fire before it slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in Northern...
49ers player Aldon Smith arrested at LAX
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - San Francisco 49ers football player Aldon Smith was arrested at a Los Angeles International Airport checkpoint today after he allegedly made a comment about having a bomb as he was undergoing security screening, an airport police...
Recently engaged LA couple among bus crash dead
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man and the woman he had proposed to in Paris at Christmas were among the 10 dead in the crash of a bus that was taking high school students to his alma mater in Northern California, his grandmother said...
Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses
WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been implemented, 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules.
A tractor-trailer truck and a bus transporting high...
Judge: California mistreating mentally ill inmates
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Thursday that California's treatment of mentally ill inmates violates constitutional safeguards against cruel and unusual punishment through excessive use of pepper spray and isolation.
College visit turns tragic for Calif. students
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A college visit by more than 40 high school students turned tragic when a FedEx tractor-trailer veered across a grassy highway median and slammed into their bus in a fiery wreck that left 10 people dead, authorities...