ABC News 7

FRESNO, Calif. — They look like your typical caught-on-camera moments – thieves taking advantage of a crime of opportunity.

But as Visalia Police Lt. Ron Epp shows us, it’s what the homeowners did next, that landed them in jail.  Continue reading “Visalia couple baited thieves, recorded beating them with bat, police say”


A security guard, a man and an “aggressive” dog were hurt by shrapnel after a Sacramento officer fired his weapon at the animal Wednesday night outside a Safeway store, police said.

Just before 7 p.m., the security guard called over an officer and said there was a man causing a disturbance who refused to leave the property at 19th and S streets in midtown, according to the Sacramento Police Department.  Continue reading “3 injured after Sacramento officer shoots at dog outside Safeway”


The California attorney general’s office urged a state appeals court Thursday to refrain from ordering it to review and publicly release a massive trove of records documenting investigations into police shootings, use-of-force incidents and officer misconduct.

Lawyers for Attorney General Xavier Becerra said a transparency law that took effect this year never intended for his office to commit the extraordinary resources needed to vet so many records. They sought to reverse a lower court’s order to turn over the records to news organizations that sued his office.  Continue reading “Battle over police records reaches California appeals court”

CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a law that will make the state the first to allow employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people.

The bill was vetoed twice by former governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and goes beyond a measure that he signed allowing only law enforcement officers and immediate family members to ask judges to temporarily take away peoples’ guns when they are deemed a danger to themselves or others.  Continue reading “Gov. Newsom Signs Gun Violence Prevention Law”

KCRA 3 – by Don Thompson

A California appeals court says it’s legal to have small amounts of marijuana in prison – so long as inmates don’t inhale.

The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled that California voters legalized recreational possession of less than an ounce (28 grams) of cannabis in 2016, with no exception even for those behind bars.  Continue reading “California court: Prison pot is OK — if inmates don’t inhale”


A secretive men’s-only retreat hosted by an elite club that has included former U.S. presidents and business leaders will pay for security protection from a Northern California county after a majority of women on the board of supervisors on Tuesday reluctantly approved a $151,000 contract.

The three women and two men on the Sonoma County board unanimously approved the contract with the Bohemian Grove, a private campground owned by the exclusive Bohemian Club. It was the 15th consecutive year that a security contract was approved. The contract would reimburse the sheriff’s department for staff time and vehicle-related costs. Several supervisors cited the short period of time between their vote and the July 10-28 event as the reason for approving the deal.  Continue reading “Secretive Men’s-Only Bohemian Grove Retreat Gets $151K Security Contract With Sonoma County Despite Criticism”

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American Military News

On Tuesday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee approved a series of bills that will tighten the state’s gun laws.

The new laws restrict access in a number of ways, including bans on ghost guns and red flag confiscations for juveniles and domestic violence suspects, AP News reportedContinue reading “WA gov signs 7 new gun bans, confiscation laws”

NBC News

At least seven people were injured and two suspects were in custody after a shooting was reported at a Colorado STEM school on Tuesday, officials said.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to the STEM School Highlands Ranch just before 2 p.m. and is also looking into the possibility there is a third suspect involved and as many as eight people injured. At least four were taken to an area in hospital in serious condition.  Continue reading “At least 7 people injured, 2 suspects in custody after shooting at Colorado STEM school”

KCRA 3 – by Dan Thompson

A federal judge on Friday halted sales of high-capacity ammunition magazines in California, giving state officials a chance to appeal his order last week that allowed their sale for the first time in nearly 20 years.

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez barred further sales until the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers whether to reinstate the state’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets.  Continue reading “Judge again halts high-capacity magazine sales in California”


Hundreds of Northern California wildfire victims desperate for housing and living in recreational vehicles on their burned-out lots were ordered off their properties Monday after federal authorities threatened to cut off funding for the state’s biggest natural disaster cleanup.

The Paradise Town Council unanimously rescinded a two-month-old law allowing residents to live in temporary shelters on their burned-out properties before the lots are cleared and certified safe for habitation. The unanimous vote Monday occurred after an emotional and tense meeting that was the first in Paradise city hall since the Nov. 8 fire destroyed most of the city of 27,000 people.   Continue reading “Camp Fire victims living in RVs ordered to leave properties”

NBC News

Three leading Republican lawmakers on Sunday signaled that GOP Rep. Steve King may be subjected to action by his peers over his recent remarks to The New York Times questioning why the terms “white nationalist, white supremacist” were offensive. The comments were widely condemned as being racist, adding to the Iowa lawmaker’s troubling history of similar statements.

The lawmakers, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana echoed a chorus of GOP voices speaking out against the comments.   Continue reading “Republicans say Steve King’s ‘stupid,’ ‘racist’ remarks may result in action against him”


A police officer in North Carolina is accused of raping and impregnating the teenager he was once assigned to find in a missing persons investigation, according to a lawsuit.

The girl, who was 13 at the time, was reported missing in 2015. Lowell Police Officer James Paul Blair was put on the case and eventually he found the young teen, reported the Charlotte Observer. Continue reading “Officer offered to mentor missing 13-year-old after finding her; lawsuit alleges he impregnated her”

KCRA – by Elana Schor

The Senate has unanimously approved bipartisan legislation that would make lynching a federal crime.

The effort was led by two Democratic senators who are potential presidential contenders in 2020, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California.   Continue reading “Senate unanimously votes to make lynching a federal crime”

KCRA 3 News

Law enforcement agencies across Northern California are investigating emailed bomb threats Thursday that are also happening across the country as part of a nationwide hoax.

The email asks businesses to pay by Bitcoin on threat of detonating a bomb. This comes as businesses across the country received similar emails, which were sent around 11 a.m.   Continue reading “Bomb threats being investigated across Northern California”


California’s increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state’s top firefighter said.

Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott will leave his job Friday after 30 years with the agency. In an interview with The Associated Press, he said government and citizens must act differently to protect lives and property from fires that now routinely threaten large populations.   Continue reading “Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas”


Authorities have identified the gunman and the handgun he used to kill 12 people at a Southern California bar Thursday crowded with hundreds of people on “college night.”

The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long, said Sheriff Geoff Dean of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.   Continue reading “13 dead, including gunman, after mass shooting during ‘college night’ at California bar”