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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Linked to Heroin Kills 7 in California

SAN DIEGO — A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people over the past two months in the San Diego area, prompting health authorities to alert law enforcement and other officials in California. “It can be in...

Lemoore Police Officer Killed at Birthday Party in Hanford

Authorities say an off-duty law enforcement officer killed a police officer and critically wounded his father before killing himself in a shooting at a birthday party Saturday in Hanford. Listen to this article:

Wife and Son of ‘Tarzan’ Actor Ron Ely Are Killed

SANTA BARBARA — "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife was stabbed to death in their California home by their 30-year-old son, who was then shot and killed by sheriff's deputies, authorities said Wednesday. Deputies summoned to the home by a 911 call found Valerie Lun...
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Court Reverses Sole Conviction in Kate Steinle Killing

SAN FRANCISCO —  A California state appeals court on Friday threw out the sole conviction against an immigrant who fatally shot a young woman on the San Francisco waterfront in 2015. Jose Inez Garcia-Zarate was acquitted of murder in the killing of Kate Stein...