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2 months 14 hours ago

California wildfire threatening over 500 homes

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses. The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said late Sunday the fire was about 2 miles west of the historic town and has forced the evacuation...

1 year 1 month ago

Rim Fire in California reaches 80% containment

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Crews have pushed forward with building containment lines around the wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park as authorities lift evacuation orders and advisories for several Sierra Nevada communities once threatened by the massive blaze. Officials said they still are investigating the cause of...

1 year 1 month ago

Rim Fire keeps gaining ground in California

The wildfire burning on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park is now the fourth largest in California history. Firefighters say they've made good progress, and the fire is now 45% contained. A fleet of aircraft continued dropping water and fire-retardant chemicals over the weekend. The two-week-old fire has burned...

1 year 2 months ago

Silver Fire burns homes in California

One person hurt, two firefighters injured, and more than a dozen structures, including homes, burned down. Images from overnight of the Silver Fire burning in California show massive flames. It's scorched more than 6,000 acres and has no containment. It stretches along a six mile path. Right...

2 years 3 months ago

Feds close largest pot shop on the planet

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that's been billed as the largest pot shop on the planet is being targeted for closure by federal prosecutors in Northern California. Harborside Health Center spokeswoman Gaynell Rogers said U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag's office has threatened to seize the property where...

2 years 5 months ago

FBI Agent gone missing; possibly suicidal

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials and other law enforcement personnel are searching a rugged mountain area for an FBI agent who had not been seen for more than 24 hours and was said to be despondent and possibly suicidal. KABC-TV reports that Los Angeles-based Special...

2 years 7 months ago

Tree falls on house, kills 8-year-old girl

ARNOLD, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in Northern California say a 100-foot-tall tree fell onto a house and killed an 8-year-old girl who was sleeping inside. The Record of Stockton reports the tree fell in the Calaveras County town of Arnold shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Fire officials say the storm-weakened...

2 years 7 months ago

Colorado holds off Cal for 70-57 win

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Austin Dufault and Spencer Dinwiddie each scored 15 points, Andre Roberson grabbed 15 rebounds and Colorado beat California 70-57 on Sunday, dealing a blow to the Golden Bears' Pac-12 title aspirations. Cal (23-7, 13-4) entered the day tied with Washington for the top spot in the...

2 years 9 months ago

Trader Joes is coming to Colorado

Trader Joes, the specialty grocery store with a cult-like following across the country, is coming to Colorado. The company, from Monrovia, California filed papers with the Colorado Secretary of State's office Monday to do business in the state by "April 1, 2012." A group of fans had set...

3 years 2 days ago

Officer shot in Sacramento, Cali

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Sacramento-area police officer was shot and critically wounded following an attempted traffic stop, and a suspect was arrested. The Sacramento Bee reports that the officer was hit by several bullets from what police believe was a lone shooter. The shooting came...

3 years 1 week ago

Police ID suspect in hair salon shooting

SEAL BEACH, California (AP) -Seal Beach police have identified the suspect in a salon shooting massacre that left eight people dead and one critically wound. Police Sgt. Steve Bowles says 42-year-old Scott Evans Dekraai of Huntington Beach was arrested Wednesday and booked on suspicion of murder. Police say Dekraai...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Amtrak collides with truck

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say several people were hurt Friday evening when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a truck at a rural crossing in Northern California. Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham says several people on the train suffered "minor to moderate injuries." She said she did not know...

3 years 1 month ago

Western farmers meet with Interior secretary

DENVER (AP) - The director of renewable energy for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union says transmission lines could be an economic development tool for farmers and ranchers. Bill Midcap likens transmission lines to railroads or interstate highways. He and others met on Wednesday with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar,...

3 years 1 month ago

Republican debate tonight

The Republican Presidential candidates will debate in California today. Polls show Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the lead. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman is trailing. Gov. Perry could miss the debate though, because of the wildfires in his state. He is...

3 years 1 month ago

California now fighting fires

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters have been aided by winds that pushed a 20-square-mile blaze toward already burned land in Southern California, but the fire remains a threat to hundreds of homes. The fire, which has blackened more than 13,000 acres, started Sunday near the town of Tehachapi when...

3 years 2 months ago

Fort Carson hosting "Run for the Fallen"

Fort Carson, Colo. - Fort Carson is hosting a run to remember fallen soldiers Saturday at 8 a.m. at Iron Horse Park. The Run for the Fallen honors the men and women who have died while serving in Overseas Contingency Operations. Participants will wear runners' bibs displaying names and...

3 years 3 months ago

Small plane crashes into Calif. hospital; 2 dead

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a community hospital in central California, killing two people on board the plane. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says a single-engine plane crashed into an office building at the hospital shortly after takeoff from nearby Watsonville...

3 years 5 months ago

Yahoo email outage frustrates free service's users

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - Yahoo's email service has suffered an outage that may be preventing a large number of users from getting into their inboxes. The company apologized for Thursday's breakdown without specifying how many people were affected. Twitter's online messaging service was filled with complaints about the inconvenience....

3 years 11 months ago

Vail Resorts acquires Northstar-at-Tahoe in Calif.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) - Vail Resorts has acquired Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in California for $63 million cash. The Broomfield, Colorado-based company said Monday it acquired the stock of the companies that operate Northstar-at-Tahoe from Booth Creek Resort Properties LLC and other sellers. Vail Resorts will lease the land on...

4 years 5 days ago

Recreational marijuana use on California ballot

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama's drug czar says federal officials haven't ruled out taking legal action if California voters pass a ballot initiative to legalize recreational medical use. Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske is in Southern California on Wednesday for a visit to a...

4 years 6 days ago

Mayor resigns after purse-snatching arrest

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) - A suburban Southern California mayor has resigned days after his arrest for a purse-snatching and wild ride through streets with a woman clinging to his sport utility vehicle. San Gabriel Mayor Albert Y.M. Huang says in an e-mail Tuesday to The Associated Press that...

4 years 6 days ago

Crystal Cathedral files for bankruptcy

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - Crystal Cathedral has filed for bankruptcy in Southern California after months of trying to overcome mounting debt. The megachurch, birthplace of the "Hour of Power" televangelist broadcast, announced its filing Monday as it deals with a $55 million debt. The Orange County-based church, founded...

4 years 1 week ago

Colorado voters get another heavy-ballot year

Colorado voters are seeing it again: Nine proposals on the November ballot that would transform state policy on everything from bail practices to limits on government borrowing. To help voters wade through the issues, the state has issued a 100-page-plus voter pamphlet. Early voting starts Monday. Colorado...

4 years 1 month ago

Death toll fluctuates in California blast

Fire crews flooded the ruins of burning homes with water early Friday after a massive explosion sent flames roaring through a neighborhood near San Francisco, killing at least four people and destroying more than 50 houses. The death toll fluctuated as authorities began assessing the damage early Friday. ...

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