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At least nine killed after FedEx truck slams into bus carrying California high school students

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – At least nine people were killed and 32 injured on Thursday when a tour bus carrying high school students collided with a FedEx truck in Northern California, a California Highway Patrol (CHP) spokeswoman said. The crash occurred after the truck driver lost control of the vehicle,…

11 dead after two wrong-way car crashes in Florida and California

Eleven people died early Sunday in two highway collisions, one in Florida and one in California, caused by drivers going the wrong way, authorities said. Five people died in the Florida collision and six were killed in California, and investigation continued into whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the…

California firefighter aiding victims of car crash detained by police for blocking traffic

A California firefighter was detained Wednesday after an argument with police at a crash site. KMFB-TV reported that the firefighter got into a dispute with an officer about where fire engines should be parked at a crash site on Interstate 805. Authorities said the officer told firefighters to move three…

Brother’s ‘bomb’ prank shuts down San Diego freeway to Thanksgiving travelers

A prank played by a brother on his sister blocked San Diego’s Interstate 15 for much of Thanksgiving afternoon. Police said the man called his sister from an unfamiliar number, disguised his voice and told her there was a bomb in her car. The woman immediately pulled over by the…

Highway Patrol officer accused of sexual battery against disabled man

A California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer was arrested and charged with sexual battery and disorderly conduct on Friday for allegedly touching a 22-year-old disabled man inappropriately inside a shopping mall bathroom. The Sacramento Bee reported that 47-year-old Jeffery Closson, a 25-year veteran of the CHP, was booked into Sacramento County…

California police use rubber bullets and cherry-picker to remove tree sitters

Police officers used rubber bullets and a cherry-picker to remove protesters from tall pine trees in northern California on Tuesday. Dozens California Highway Patrol officers clad in visored helmets and armed with batons removed the activists from their protest spot near Highway 101. The protesters, part of a group calling…

Naked man dies fleeing from ambulance on CA highway

A naked man began was struck and killed on a California highway Friday as he fled from the back of an ambulance, according to the Assoicated Press. The California Highway patrol says the man became agitated and began acting erratically in the ambulance, which was traveling north on Interstate 5…

Thom Hartmann: Fox News ‘connected with deranged terrorists’

Russia Today’s progressive talk show host Thom Hartmann on Tuesday accused Fox News of inspiring multiple domestic terrorists in recent years. “Why does Sarah Palin herself think America is imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who target their own country,” he asked. “After all, she is a paid employee…

Beck rants trigger death threats against NY professor

The life of a 78-year-old New York professor may be in danger after she was made a target by Fox News’ Glenn Beck. Frances Fox Piven, a City University of New York sociologist, has been receiving death threats, and at least one group is blaming Beck, according to The New…

Police alarmed over graffiti claiming Calif. Gov. Brown to be killed on Valentine’s Day

Santa Ana police were notified Thursday of two different instances of graffiti threatening the life of California Governor Jerry Brown. At 7 a.m., police were called about graffiti at one Greenville Street north of Alton Avenue, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. “We gonna kill Gov. Brown 2…

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