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California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection air tanker dropping fire retardant. (AP Photo)

Second wildfire near Julian in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A fire in San Diego County wilderness has scorched 450 acres of dry brush but is not burning near structures. State fire Capt. Mike Mohler says the blaze southeast of Julian […]

05/26/2013

2 LA colleges evacuated after threats are made

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two colleges in the Los Angeles area have been closed because of unspecified threats involving guns. Authorities say two calls from cell phones were made to the California Highway Patrol early […]

05/16/2013

Calaveras County Sheriff's deputies and volunteers stand watch at Jenny Lind Elementary School, after the murder of first grader Leila Fowler, Valley Springs, California. (AP Photo)

Rural Calif. town on edge as girl’s killer sought

VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A region of oak-studded hills in California, where big-city dwellers come to get away from crime, remained on edge Tuesday, three days after an intruder stabbed an 8-year-old girl to death at home.

04/30/2013

Valley Springs, California (Photo: Google Earth)

Tense Calif. town hunts for killer of 8-year-old

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Law enforcement patrols have been increased outside a school in a small Northern California town where a search is continuing for a man suspected of stabbing an 8-year-old girl to death.

04/29/2013

Toyota settlement

Calif. DA says Toyota to pay $16M settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $16 million settlement over the safety recall of Toyota vehicles that were at risk for unintended acceleration and braking issues was announced Friday by Orange County prosecutors and Toyota Motor Corp.

04/06/2013

Acton, California (Photo: Google Maps)

Girl, 9, walks to get help after crash kills dad

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 9-year-old girl crawled out of a mangled SUV, climbed out of a canyon and walked about a mile in the middle of the night to find help after surviving a highway crash that killed her father in Southern California, authorities said.

03/25/2013

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Car driven by burglary suspect pursued through LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Highway Patrol units and Los Angeles police have stopped a vehicle wanted in connection to a burglary after the driver led authorities on an hour-long, high-speed chase through downtown residential neighborhoods.

03/01/2013

Ali Syed

Official: Calif. gunman was loner, ‘gamer’

TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was the first of three people killed in a gunman’s rampage has been identified, but her relationship to the shooter — a videogame-playing loner — remained unknown Wednesday, authorities said.

02/20/2013

(AP Photo)

Bus passenger describes terror before Yucaipa crash

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — A passenger who survived a deadly bus crash on a California mountain road says the vehicle careened downhill for five terrifying minutes before smashing into other vehicles.

02/04/2013

Tour bus crashes east of LA, multiple deaths

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — A tour bus crashed with a pickup truck on a rural mountain highway in Southern California on Sunday night, killing multiple people, a fire department spokesman said.

02/04/2013

Stunt drivers close Calif. freeway

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol is trying to locate a group of drivers who briefly shut down part of a San Francisco Bay area freeway while they performed stunts in the middle of the road.

01/28/2013

(AP Photo)

Soda spills, freezes on Pa. road when rigs crash

READING, Pa. (AP) — Everyone knows soda can be bad for your teeth. Sometimes, it can apparently threaten the morning commute, too.

01/22/2013

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