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Former CHP Officer Charged With Receiving Child Pornography

REDDING — A retired California Highway Patrol officer from Redding was arrested Monday after being indicted on federal child pornography charges on Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Timothy Allen Horwath, 50, knowingly received depictions of childr...
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See Record-Breaking Fire Tornado That Killed CA Firefighter

SAN FRANCISCO — In the history of California wildfires, there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of the rare fire phenomenon ...
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Northern California Cyclone of Flames Hit 143 MPH

Experts say a deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot at its peak that it created a cyclone of flames that reached 143 mph, ripping through the region with the force of a destructive Midwest tornado. ...
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Gov. Brown Pledges Any Resources Needed for Fires

UPPER LAKE, Calif. — A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home and ne...
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Number of People Ordered To Flee California Fires Hits 15K

REDDING — The number of people ordered to flee from two Northern California wildfires has swelled to 15,000, authorities said Monday as flames rolled toward several small towns in a rural area of lakes, forests and mountains. Elsewhere in the same region, f...