Photo of dog rescued by CHP – Placerville

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 ...

Video Shows Helicopter Rescue of 2 Hikers in Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — The California Highway Patrol has released video of the dramatic rescue of two British tourists who were trapped on the edge of a massive granite cliff overlooking the Yosemite Valley. The video above shows a CHP helicopter crew pul...