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A California Highway Patrol officer walks past the demolished cab of a FedEx truck at a CalTrans maintenance station in Willows, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Couple: Truck was on fire before deadly bus crash

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A couple said a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a median, sideswiped their car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, adding a new […]

04/12/2014

A phone is held in a car. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

Heads up! Distracted driving awareness month kicks off

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Police Department will team with other agencies in a monthlong “zero tolerance” enforcement and education campaign designed to curb texting and operating hand-held cellphones while driving. Special enforcement […]

04/02/2014

Actor Paul Walker (AP Photo)

High speed a factor in Paul Walker’s death

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – High speed, not mechanical failure, caused the fiery crash that killed “The Fast and the Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend who was driving the vehicle at more than 90 […]

03/26/2014

(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

(Photo Credit: California Highway Patrol)

CHP rescues hang glider dangling from tree

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California hang glider who ended up dangling from a eucalyptus tree is back on earth thanks to a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew who performed a delicate rescue operation. […]

01/08/2014

(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: Drowsy Driving Prevention Week)

‘Drowsy Driving’ week provides resources and information

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Today marks the start of “Drowsy Driving Prevention Week,” during which the California Highway Patrol and other state agencies will remind motorists to stay alert while driving. The annual campaign provides […]

11/04/2013

Interstate 405

Small plane lands on the 405 in Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CNS) – No injuries were reported when a small aircraft landed on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Long Beach, near the Long Beach Airport. The California Highway Patrol issued a SIGAlert at […]

07/06/2013

Woman paid $250,000 after CHP threw her to ground

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman has been paid $250,000 in damages after her lawyer says she was thrown to the ground, kicked and hogtied by CHP officers on a Los Angeles freeway while she was pregnant.

01/17/2013

California Highway Patrol video still (Photo credit: CHP)

CHP recruiting for officers through Jan. 5

For the first time in three years, the California Highway Patrol is looking for a new class of recruits. The CHP is accepting applications online for what what one officer describes as an extremely competitive and rigorous process.

01/03/2013

Downtown gun battle in Paso wounds CHP and suspect

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) — A car chase suspect remains hospitalized with bullet wounds after a dramatic downtown Paso Robles gunfight that also wounded a California Highway Patrol officer. The San Luis Obispo County Tribune […]

10/30/2012

Freeway chase on the 405 today

(CNS) – A suspect apparently wanted for child endangerment led police on a chase from Bell to Rolling Hills Estates today — a pursuit that ended when he sped over an embankment, sending his pickup […]

07/10/2012

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