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Large tortoise hit and killed on I-10

WHITEWATER, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a tortoise weighing an estimated 150 pounds was killed as it tried to cross a Southern California freeway. The Desert Sun reports that the tortoise was […]

10/14/2013

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Not guilty plea entered for Odom in DUI case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBA player Lamar Odom has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence in connection with his arrest in August. Odom didn’t appear in court for the […]

10/09/2013

(Photo Credit: California Highway Patrol)

9 hurt as big-rig hits work crew on the 60 freeway

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a big-rig truck has smashed into California Department of Transportation vehicles and a crew picking up litter on a Southern California freeway, injuring nine people. Spokeswoman Maria Raptis […]

09/18/2013

California Public Employees' Retirement System (AP Photo)

Report: pension payouts doubled after benefit bump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s biggest public pension system saw retirement payouts for new retirees double between 1999 and 2012 as higher pensions established years ago started taking effect. New CalPERS data analyzed by the […]

09/09/2013

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Wild weather brings heat, rain to Southern CA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Portions of Southern California sweltered in triple digit temperatures while inland areas saw thunderstorms that flooded roads and caused mudslides. The California Highway Patrol reported several road closures in Riverside County […]

09/07/2013

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Lamar Odom arrested this morning

STUDIO CITY (CNS) – Former L.A. Clipper and L.A. Laker Lamar Odom was arrested early this morning after his SUV was seen weaving on the eastbound Ventura (101) Freeway and he failed a field sobriety […]

08/30/2013

Flash floods strand cars in Southern CA desert

NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) – Thunderstorms in the Southern California desert dropped several inches of rain Sunday, causing flash floods that stranded vehicles on roadways. The California Highway Patrol shut the Interstate 40 and U.S. 95 […]

08/25/2013

(Photo Credit: California Highway Patrol)

DUI checkpoints for ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles police are gearing up for this weekend along with their counterparts around the state and country in an ongoing national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” safety campaign that […]

08/22/2013

This frame grab taken from video provided by Roxana and Carlos Guzman shows a Limo on fire Saturday, May 4, 2013, on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Roxana and Carlos Guzman)

CHP reports deadly limo fire due to mechanical problems

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol on Monday said a limousine fire that killed five nurses trapped in the back was sparked by a mechanical problem. CHP Captain Mike Maskarich says the […]

08/19/2013

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Update: Firefighters gain upper hand against Calabasas fire

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) – Firefighters have gained control of a brush fire in a wealthy enclave northwest of Los Angeles that forced closure of several lanes of U.S. 101. County fire officials say the fire, […]

08/18/2013

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