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California man convicted of torture deaths of 2 children

A jury in Northern California convicted a 20-year-old man of torturing, starving and beating two children whose bodies were found in a storage unit.

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Oregon Officials Knew of Abuse Probe Into the Family That Plunged off a California Cliff

Child Protective Services closed the case, “unable to determine” whether there was abuse

United States

Oregon knew of abuse case against family that went off cliff

Documents show that Oregon child welfare officials knew the family in an SUV that plunged off a California cliff had faced a child abuse investigation in another state when it looked into allegations in 2013.

United States

Officials: Stolen California succulents, smuggled to Asia

State wildlife officials say they uncovered an international plant heist involving thieves from Korea and China slipping into Northern California's wild landscapes to pluck succulents they then sell in a thriving black market in Asia.

United States

Vagrant fatally stabbed restaurant patron who was holding child, authorities say

A suspect described as a local vagrant was facing murder charges in Ventura, Calif., on Friday after he allegedly stabbed a 35-year-old father who was at a restaurant with his family, authorities said.

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California man charged for fatally stabbing dad with daughter on his lap, authorities say

A man in California was charged Friday after he allegedly stabbed a man who was at a restaurant with his family earlier in the week, authorities said.

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Teen who helped find missing friend's body was the killer, police say

A California teen who led a search party to the body of his missing friend -- a local high school sports star -- was the one who stabbed him and dumped his body near a riverbed, police said Thursday.

United States

Man stole Coors beer truck, led cops on chase, police say

A homeless man dressed only in American flag shorts was arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing a truck full of beer and leading police on a highway chase, authorities in Northern California say.

United States

California death row inmate freed after rape, murder conviction overturned

An inmate who spent more than two decades on California's death row after being convicted of raping and killing a toddler has been freed.

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Taylor Swift stalker suspect wore mask, had knife and rope, police say

Authorities in Los Angeles on Tuesday released a Colorado man accused of stalking pop star Taylor Swift outside her Beverly Hills home while wearing a mask and keeping a knife in his car.

United States

3 bodies discovered near LA in parked vehicle with Tennessee plates, police say

Three dead bodies were discovered Tuesday in a parked vehicle in Burbank, Calif., near Los Angeles, police said.

United States

Sacramento police release dozens more videos from Stephon Clark shooting

The Sacramento Police Department released on Monday more than 50 new video files and two audio files of last month’s shooting of an unarmed black man in his grandparents’ backyard.

United States

Officials find woman's body believed to be from SUV that plunged into river

Searchers looking for a family of four whose SUV plunged into a Northern California river have found the body of a woman believed to be from the vehicle, authorities said Friday.

United States

Backpage.com, CEO plead guilty in California, Texas and Arizona

The company behind Backpage.com, a website investigators have described as an “online brothel,” pleaded guilty to several charges.

United States

Backpage.com CEO takes plea to California money-laundering

The chief executive of a website that authorities have dubbed an "online brothel" is pleading guilty to California money-laundering charges and agreeing to cooperate in prosecuting the site's creators.

United States

Suspect killed in police-involved shooting at California mall, authorities say

Police shot and killed a suspect at a Los Angeles mall on Tuesday evening, authorities said.

United States

Body suspected to be from California cliff crash found

A body was recovered Saturday in the vicinity where an SUV plunged off a Northern California cliff last month, killing a family of eight in what authorities suspect may have been an intentional crash.

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California deputy arrested for alleged 'unlawful sex acts' with 2 inmates he committed

A Northern California sheriff’s deputy was arrested this week for allegedly having “unlawful sex” with two women who were county inmates, police said.

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