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In this July 1, 2014 image made from video provided by motorist David Diaz, a California Highway Patrol officer straddles a woman while punching her in the head on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway. (AP Photo/David Diaz)

Video shows officer punching woman on LA freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol said Friday it is investigating video of one of its officers straddling a woman and punching her in the head as she lay on the shoulder of […]

07/05/2014

(Photo Credit: California Highway Patrol)

The CHP will be out in force this 4th of July weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – California Highway Patrol officers will be out in force this Fourth of July weekend, beginning today, on the lookout for people driving while impaired. “Our goal is to use education and […]

07/03/2014

Police officers check drivers at a sobriety checkpoint in Escondido, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Holiday enforcement will be extra vigilant this weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Starting today, law enforcement personnel will be out in force during the Memorial Day weekend and maintain a sharp lookout for motorists driving while impaired or violating other traffic laws. The […]

05/23/2014

Interstate 15

Interstate 15 in Hesperia closes after bridge fire

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — All three lanes of Interstate 15 in Hesperia have been closed in both directions after wooden supports for a bridge under construction exploded into flames. The California Highway Patrol’s Carlos Juarez […]

05/05/2014

Firefighters hose down the wreckage of a bus and a semitruck that collided, Thursday, April 10, 2014, just north of Orland, Calif. (AP Photo/The Chico Enterprise-Record, Dan Reidel)

At least 10 dead as bus, truck crash in California

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) – The long bus ride north from Los Angeles for a group of high school students who planned to visit Humboldt State University had been fun: The hours whizzed by as they […]

04/11/2014

(Photo Credit: California Highway Patrol)

2 Calif. Highway Patrol officers killed in crash

KINGSBURG, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol was mourning the loss of two officers Monday after their squad car flipped over while responding to a multi-vehicle crash. The officers were heading southbound to the […]

02/17/2014

(AP File Photo)

LA County DUI arrests

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Drunk driving arrests by the California Highway Patrol were slightly down during this holiday period in Los Angeles County in comparison to last year and although five people died in crashes, none of […]

01/01/2014

(AP Photo)

Transition ramp reopened after 5 hour delay

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A large hole developed in a bridge on a freeway transition road as the result of a truck crash and flattened tires on more than 20 cars today. A grid of […]

12/31/2013

(Photo Credit: California Highway Patrol)

CHP reports no traffic deaths in LA during Christmas holiday

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The California Highway Patrol today reported no traffic deaths on Los Angeles County highways during the first 30 hours of this year’s Christmas holiday. The reporting period began at 6:01 p.m. […]

12/26/2013

(AP Photo)

Dual 405 crashes create extra traffic problems

SHERMAN OAKS (CNS) – Accidents on the northbound and southbound San Diego (405) Freeway today — one of them fatal — temporarily shut down some lanes in both directions and turned the normally tough morning […]

12/20/2013

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