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  • More Holy Fire evacuations lifted as firefighters make progress

    More Holy Fire evacuations lifted as firefighters make progress

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 1:01 AM EDT2018-08-15 05:01:06 GMT

    The week-old Holy Fire burning in Orange and Riverside counties that has blackened 22,986 acres was 64 percent contained Tuesday, and evacuation orders that once affected thousands of people have slowly been lifted.

     

    The week-old Holy Fire burning in Orange and Riverside counties that has blackened 22,986 acres was 64 percent contained Tuesday, and evacuation orders that once affected thousands of people have slowly been lifted.

     
  • Holy Fire dogs arrive in San Diego

    Holy Fire dogs arrive in San Diego

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-08-15 00:41:45 GMT

    As the Holy Fire continues to wreak havoc on parts of Riverside and Orange counties, animal shelters in the impacted areas are making room for lost pets. To accommodate an influx of displaced dogs, some of the canines who were already in those shelters have been transferred to San Diego. 

     

    As the Holy Fire continues to wreak havoc on parts of Riverside and Orange counties, animal shelters in the impacted areas are making room for lost pets. To accommodate an influx of displaced dogs, some of the canines who were already in those shelters have been transferred to San Diego. 

     
  • Decomposing body found in pillar outside grocery store linked to fugitive in California

    Decomposing body found in pillar outside grocery store linked to fugitive in California

    Monday, August 13 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-08-13 18:19:05 GMT
    Aug 14, 2018 6:07 AM2018-08-14 10:07:00 GMT

    The discovery came after a store manager noticed the strange odor stemming from a pillar outside the entrance of a California supermarket. Thinking a sewage leak had occurred, the manager called a plumber, who chipped away at the pillar's brick to reveal a person's leg inside.

     

    The discovery came after a store manager noticed the strange odor stemming from a pillar outside the entrance of a California supermarket. Thinking a sewage leak had occurred, the manager called a plumber, who chipped away at the pillar's brick to reveal a person's leg inside.

     
  • Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite reopens

    Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite reopens

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:41 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:41:30 GMT
    FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, Francisco Avendano, visiting from Madrid, Spain, photographs Half Dome as smoke from the Ferguson Fire hangs over Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, Francisco Avendano, visiting from Madrid, Spain, photographs Half Dome as smoke from the Ferguson Fire hangs over Yosemite National Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

    The 20-day closure during peak tourist season at one of the busiest parks in the U.S. cost Shaw $200,000 in lost revenue at his 120-person hotel just outside Yosemite. Most of the park is set to reopen Tuesday.

     

    The 20-day closure during peak tourist season at one of the busiest parks in the U.S. cost Shaw $200,000 in lost revenue at his 120-person hotel just outside Yosemite. Most of the park is set to reopen Tuesday.

     
  • Golden State Killer suspect faces new murder charge. That makes 13 victims linked to Joseph DeAngelo

    Golden State Killer suspect faces new charges. That makes 13 victims linked to Joseph DeAngelo.

    Monday, August 13 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-08-13 18:59:10 GMT
    Aug 13, 2018 1:11 PM2018-08-13 17:11:00 GMT

    The man whom investigators believe is the Golden State Killer was charged with first-degree murder Monday in what is thought to be the first death in a string of slayings that stretched over a decade across California.

     
    VISALIA, Calif. - The man whom investigators believe is the Golden State Killer was charged with first-degree murder Monday in what is thought to be the first death in a string of slayings that stretched over a decade across California. 
  • Falling ash from Holy Fire could be toxic

    Falling ash from Holy Fire could be toxic

    Sunday, August 12 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-08-12 23:15:06 GMT

    County health officials warned residents in and around the Holy Fire burn area to take precautions when cleaning up ash that has fallen on their cars, driveways and homes.

     

    County health officials warned residents in and around the Holy Fire burn area to take precautions when cleaning up ash that has fallen on their cars, driveways and homes.

     
  • Pilot killed when single-engine plane crashes in LA suburb

    Pilot killed when single-engine plane crashes in LA suburb

    Sunday, August 12 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-08-12 23:01:26 GMT

    Authorities say the pilot was killed when a small, single-engine aircraft crashed into a field near Interstate 5 in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.

     

    Authorities say the pilot was killed when a small, single-engine aircraft crashed into a field near Interstate 5 in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.

     
  • Border Patrol releases video of man breaking legs jumping from 30-foot border wall

    Border Patrol releases video of man breaking legs jumping from 30-foot border wall

    Friday, August 10 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-08-10 20:05:13 GMT

    A man attempting to enter the United States illegally has fallen from a new 30-foot high wall in California, breaking both his legs.

     

    A man attempting to enter the United States illegally has fallen from a new 30-foot high wall in California, breaking both his legs.

     
  • Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

    Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

    Thursday, August 9 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-08-10 03:58:01 GMT

    The billionaire behind a measure to split California in three said he's giving up on the effort to reimagine the nation's most populous state after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot.

     

    The billionaire behind a measure to split California in three said he's giving up on the effort to reimagine the nation's most populous state after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot.

     
  • Carla Provost is named Border Patrol's first female chief

    Carla Provost is named Border Patrol's first female chief

    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-08-09 17:25:43 GMT

    The U.S. Border Patrol has its first female chief in its 94-year history.

     

    The U.S. Border Patrol has its first female chief in its 94-year history.

     
  • 14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

    14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-08-09 03:28:26 GMT
    An inmate crew marches to the fire at Old West Ranch where residents were evacuated due to a wildfire about 10 miles southeast of the Mojave Desert town of Tehachapi, Calif., Wednesday, July 28, 2010. (AP Photo by Alex Gallardo)An inmate crew marches to the fire at Old West Ranch where residents were evacuated due to a wildfire about 10 miles southeast of the Mojave Desert town of Tehachapi, Calif., Wednesday, July 28, 2010. (AP Photo by Alex Gallardo)

    Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire but didn't expect to have it fully under control until September.

     

    Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire but didn't expect to have it fully under control until September.

     
  • Authorities say they've busted large Mexico-to-US drug ring

    Authorities say they've busted large Mexico-to-US drug ring

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 11:24 PM EDT2018-08-09 03:24:37 GMT
    Paul Delacourt, assistant director in charge of the FBI's field office in Los Angeles, right, speaks with reporters at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.  (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)Paul Delacourt, assistant director in charge of the FBI's field office in Los Angeles, right, speaks with reporters at a news conference in Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)

    Nearly two dozen people were arrested Wednesday and charged with using small aircraft to smuggle heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine over the U.S. border at the behest of one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels, authorities said.

     

    Nearly two dozen people were arrested Wednesday and charged with using small aircraft to smuggle heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine over the U.S. border at the behest of one of Mexico's most notorious drug cartels, authorities said.

     
  • Bear cub receives unique treatment for paws burned in Carr Fire

    Bear cub receives unique treatment for paws burned in Carr Fire

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-08-09 02:01:41 GMT

    A young black bear, simply called “the Carr Fire bear” by rescuers, was treated for burns by wildlife veterinarians using a unique, experimental treatment. The cub was found last week near Crystal Creek with badly burned paws as the massive Northern California wildfire raged on.

     

    A young black bear, simply called “the Carr Fire bear” by rescuers, was treated for burns by wildlife veterinarians using a unique, experimental treatment. The cub was found last week near Crystal Creek with badly burned paws as the massive Northern California wildfire raged on.

     
  • California lawmakers ask DMV officials about long lines

    California lawmakers ask DMV officials about long lines

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-08-09 00:29:19 GMT

    California lawmakers are seeking answers from the Department of Motor Vehicles about hourslong wait times that have prompted public outcry.

     

    California lawmakers are seeking answers from the Department of Motor Vehicles about hourslong wait times that have prompted public outcry.

     
  • Caught on Camera: Bear opens car door, steals snack in Lake Tahoe

    Caught on Camera: Bear opens car door, steals snack in Lake Tahoe

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-08-07 23:35:10 GMT

    Security cameras inside and outside residential properties have become more common in recent years. Just last week, News 8 reported on car thieves in Spring Valley caught on video rummaging through the contents of a homeowner’s vehicles. Now we’ve got footage of a different kind of thief also courtesy of a home security cam.

     

    Security cameras inside and outside residential properties have become more common in recent years. Just last week, News 8 reported on car thieves in Spring Valley caught on video rummaging through the contents of a homeowner’s vehicles. Now we’ve got footage of a different kind of thief also courtesy of a home security cam.

     
  • Challenge Accepted: CHP, San Diego Sheriffs take on Lip Sync Challenge

    Challenge Accepted: CHP, San Diego Sheriffs take on Lip Sync Challenge

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-08-07 18:42:44 GMT

    Law enforcement agencies around the country are taking part in the Lip Sync Challenge that has gone viral and after the California Highway Patrol is stepped up to the mic last week, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department added their voices to the mix Monday.

     

    Law enforcement agencies around the country are taking part in the Lip Sync Challenge that has gone viral and after the California Highway Patrol is stepped up to the mic last week, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department added their voices to the mix Monday.

     
  • California appeals ruling to let border wall proceed

    California appeals ruling to let border wall proceed

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-08-07 15:58:41 GMT

    A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday by the state of California and advocacy groups who contend the Trump administration overreached by waiving environmental reviews to speed construction of the president's prized border wall with Mexico.

     

    A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday by the state of California and advocacy groups who contend the Trump administration overreached by waiving environmental reviews to speed construction of the president's prized border wall with Mexico.

     
  • Mendocino Complex now California's largest wildfire in history

    Mendocino Complex now California's largest wildfire in history

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-08-07 14:02:24 GMT

    Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California.

     

    Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California.

     
  • Storm strengthens to Hurricane John off Mexico's coast

    Storm strengthens to Hurricane John off Mexico's coast

    Monday, August 6 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-08-07 01:43:21 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of NOAA via NOAA's Twitter AccountPhoto Courtesy of NOAA via NOAA's Twitter Account

    One of two storms off Mexico's Pacific coast strengthened into a hurricane Monday afternoon, while forecasters said the other was no longer expected to gain hurricane strength and neither posed an immediate threat to land.

     

    One of two storms off Mexico's Pacific coast strengthened into a hurricane Monday afternoon, while forecasters said the other was no longer expected to gain hurricane strength and neither posed an immediate threat to land.

     
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