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Fresnans Plead Guilty to Pointing Laser at CHP Aircraft

Remember the two Fresnans who were arrested for pointing a laser beam at a California Highway Patrol airplane? The laser strikes caused the CHP airmen to experience temporary blindness and disorientation. They entered guilty pleas in federal court this w...
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4 Firefighters Hurt in Crash on Tulare County Road

PORTERVILLE — Authorities say four Cal Fire firefighters from San Diego were injured when a fire engine crashed and overturned on a rural road in central California. The California Highway Patrol says the dr...
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Northern California Officer Rescues Dog Kicked out of Car

PLACERVILLE — The California Highway Patrol is trying to find who kicked out a dog out of vehicle and abandoned the animal on the side of Highway 50 in Placerville. The CHP's Placerville office says witnesses on Sunday reported seeing a vehicle slow down be...

Shootout Kills California Officer, Suspect

RIVERSIDE — A man whose pickup truck was being impounded grabbed a rifle and opened fire, killing a California Highway Patrol officer and wounding two others Monday before he was shot to death in a hail of gunf...

Baby Sea Lion Rescued from Bay Area Highway

SAN FRANCISCO — A baby sea lion wandered onto a busy highway in South San Francisco Tuesday, stopping vehicles and alarming motorists before officials whisked it away. SFGATE reports California Highway Patro...

Four Mountain Climbers Rescued From Sierra Nevada Peak

LONE PINE — A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew rescued four climbers from a Sierra Nevada peak. The effort began Sunday when the Inyo County Sheriff's Office received an emergency satellite transmission requesting rescue. Authorities say alpine ...