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5.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Northern Calif

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An earthquake has struck Northern California’s Plumas County with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7. Rafael Abreau, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Center, says the temblor struck at […]

05/24/2013

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Truck of suspect in Calif. family killings found

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies discovered the truck of a man suspected of fatally shooting his wife and two young daughters at their rural Northern California home, but he’s armed and dangerous and still […]

05/09/2013

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Official: Shiny dog bowl sparks house fire

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California couple might be able to blame this one on the dog. Authorities say sun refracted off the dog’s shiny water bowl and ignited a fire at Terry […]

05/02/2013

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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

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First confirmed Japanese tsunami debris in Calif.

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials say a fishing boat that washed ashore in Northern California is the first debris to reach the state that’s been confirmed as having come from the Japanese tsunami.

04/26/2013

Panel affirms firing of Calif. teacher over porn

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — State officials have affirmed a Northern California school district’s decision to fire a 37-year-old high school teacher accused of using a school-issued laptop to help set up pornographic websites.

04/18/2013

26 guns at home of man accused of Calif. threats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police say they found 26 guns, thousands of bullets and dozens of high-capacity ammo magazines at the home of a NorCal man who is charged with threatening to kill a state lawmaker over proposed gun control legislation.

03/28/2013

Childcare worker suspected of lacing kids’ drinks

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — A worker at a Northern California childcare facility has been arrested on suspicion of putting sleeping pills into children’s drinks.

03/12/2013

Sand dunes on northern edge of Sahara desert.

Dust from Africa affects snowfall in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the driest spots on Earth — the Sahara desert — is increasingly responsible for snow and rain half a world away in the western U.S., a new study released Thursday found.

02/28/2013

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Winter storm to bring rain and snow to California

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Another winter storm is approaching California, where it’s expected to bring freezing temperature, thunder, rain and snow as low as 1500 feet.

02/19/2013

Former Calif. prosecutor facing ethics charges

WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former Northern California prosecutor is facing ethics charges over statements his campaign made about a rival for superior court judge.

02/15/2013

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Large pet reptile found guarding Calif. pot stash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities in Northern California made a snappy discovery during a routine probation check: An alligator-like reptile named “Mr. Teeth,” who was apparently protecting a stash of marijuana.

01/10/2013

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