California officer killed in suspected DUI memorialized
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer killed by a suspected drunk driver was passionate about nabbing DUI suspects after watching his father struggle with alcoholism,...
The Latest: Fallen California officer loved nabbing DUIs
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the memorial for a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer killed in a suspected DUI (all times local):
4 mountain climbers rescued from Sierra Nevada peak
LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew rescued four climbers from a Sierra Nevada peak.
The effort began Sunday when the Inyo County Sheriff's Office received...
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has conducted a traditional ceremony for a motorcycle officer fatally struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop in Riverside...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man was arrested on suspicion of murder and driving drunk in the death of a motorcycle officer with the California Highway Patrol, officials said...
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol Officer was killed and at least two other people were injured in a crash on a freeway in Lake Elsinore, the Los Angeles...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lanes on a major bridge connecting the San Francisco Bay Area were closed after chunks of concrete fell from the upper deck to the lower deck for the second time this...
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer who was airlifted to a hospital after crashing into a freeway divider is expected to...
Baby dies after being hurt in California highway pileup
GORMAN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-month-old baby has died after being injured in a major pileup last weekend on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles.
SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Squirrels and California's very rainy winter apparently combined to open a huge hole that blocked a Riverside County road.
Bus driver suspected of DUI after California crash
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Greyhound bus driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing into a guardrail with 35 passengers on board.
GORMAN, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say several crashes involving about 50 vehicles on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles have sent 12 people to the hospital.
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in central California say a woman who was pulled over for a possible DUI was hit and killed by a passing vehicle after she ran away from her car.
LA-area pursuit suspect breakdances before surrendering
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Law-breaking turned into breakdancing at the end of a Southern California vehicle pursuit.
TV news helicopters were overhead Tuesday night when a suspect pursued by the...
Man, 80, jumps from moving car on California highway
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say an 80-year-old driver survived after he jumped out of his moving car on a San Francisco highway.
The California Highway Patrol says the man tumbled...
CHP officer comes to aid of stranded newborn piglets
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer came to the aid of newborns in the state capital this week, but it was a bit different than the usual story.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says an officer conducting a routine traffic stop found $13,000 of stolen Disney merchandise.
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Southern California highways reopened after icy storm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two major Southern California highways reopened Monday after ice and blowing snow forced closures that stranded hundreds of motorists, including some who spent a frigid night in their vehicles.
Latest: 2 Southern California highways reopened after storm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local):
Authorities have reopened two major Southern California highways that were closed because of ice and snow, stranding hundreds of motorists overnight.
California man arrested in shooting that wounded boy, 10
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a 10-year-old boy who was shot in the head while in the back seat of a car traveling on a Southern California highway.
California Highway Patrol Chief Bill Dance said at a press conference Wednesday that Jose Luis Chavez was in custody on a trespassing charge when he was arrested in connection with the shooting. It wasn't immediately known if the 48-year-old has an attorney.
Freeway through Sierra Nevada closed amid snowstorm
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have shut a 95-mile stretch of highway in Northern California amid another snowstorm hitting the Sierra Nevada.
The California Highway Patrol shut Interstate 80 from Colfax to the Nevada state line because of multiple spinouts.
Forecasters issued a winter storm warning of whiteout conditions until Sunday evening because of heavy snow and strong winds throughout the mountain region.
2 killed, 3 injured in wrong-way collision in Pacifica
PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Two people were killed and three were injured in a head-on collision on the main highway through the Northern California town of Pacifica.
The California Highway Patrol said a man drove a Toyota Prius in the wrong direction on State Route 1 around 4 a.m. Saturday.
Officer Bert Diaz said the sedan collided head-on with a Chevrolet Silverado.
Man fatally shot by CHP on Interstate 5 in Kern County
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man was fatally shot in a pre-dawn confrontation with California Highway Patrol officers on a rural stretch of Interstate 5 in the San Joaquin Valley.
Falling concrete shuts San Francisco Bay Area bridge
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A major bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area has been closed after large chunks of concrete fell from the upper deck.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that one car was damaged but no injuries were reported.
Southern California clear, very cold after days of storms
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After days of rain and heavy snowfall, Southern California skies are clear and cold.
A mix of freeze warnings and frost advisories are in effect Wednesday morning for many areas from the Central Coast south to San Diego County.
The California Highway Patrol says Interstate 15 is closed in the Mojave Desert near the Nevada state line due to icy conditions.
Highway crash in San Francisco kills 2, injures 9
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two people were killed and nine others injured after a vehicle going the wrong way collided with three vehicles on a San Francisco freeway.
California Highway Patrol Officer Bert Diaz says a woman driving a sedan south on the northbound lanes of U.S. 101 early Sunday crashed into two cars and hit a van head-on.
The woman and the van's driver died. A passenger in the van was taken to the hospital with major injuries and eight others were hurt.
California officers on leave, face charges in overtime fraud
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has suspended the police powers of dozens of officers after discovering they got overtime pay for thousands of unworked hours in a case that could lead to criminal charges, officials said Friday.
Video shows helicopter rescue of 2 hikers in Yosemite
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has released video of the dramatic rescue of two British tourists who were trapped on the edge of a massive granite cliff overlooking the Yosemite Valley.
The video shows a CHP helicopter crew pulling up the two unidentified men one by one from a snow dusted mountain.
Wrong-way driver killed in fiery crash on California highway
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a wrong-way driver was killed in a fiery crash that shut down a Southern California highway.
The Orange County Register reports the car exploded and was burned beyond recognition after slamming into a concrete divider on State Route 91 around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A falling tree killed a man in Oakland on Wednesday as a powerful storm lashed Northern California with high winds and rain, authorities said.
The man was struck on an embankment near Interstate 580 and died at the scene.
The man, who was homeless, may have been "just trying to stay dry," California Highway Patrol Officer Herman Baza said. "Unfortunately, that protection was deadly."
The Latest: Falling tree kills 1 as storm lashes California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):
A storm that's lashed Northern California with rain and high winds may have killed a man in Oakland.
California Highway Patrol Officer Herman Baza says a tree fell on a homeless man at an embankment near a freeway Wednesday, killing him. Officers got the call shortly before 5:30 p.m.
Baza says the man may have been trying to shelter from the weather when he was struck.
Snow closes highway near Los Angeles for hours
Death investigation jams Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A death investigation has disrupted northbound travel on Interstate 5 in Tejon Pass between Los Angeles and Bakersfield.
The California Highway Patrol traffic incident website says a pedestrian was hit by multiple vehicles shortly before 6 a.m. Friday near Grapevine Road.
Traffic was stopped on all northbound lanes a short time later.
Driver held after hitting scooter rider in California chase
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — A driver who may have been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder ran over a scooter rider and led police on a chase through Southern California Thursday before he was arrested after a 45-minute freeway standoff, authorities said.
Karl Flores, 34, was taken into custody on southbound Interstate 5 near Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, according to the California Highway Patrol. He was bitten by a police dog and treated at a hospital, authorities said.
The Latest: Driver who allegedly hit scooter rider is ID’d
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a driver who allegedly ran over a scooter rider during a Southern California police chase (all times local):
Authorities have identified a driver they say ran over a scooter rider during a Southern California police chase.
The California Highway Patrol says 34-year-old Karl Flores is a military veteran who may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
He was arrested Thursday after a three-county chase and a standoff.
2 arrested in theft of trailers for California fire victims
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California say two men were arrested following the theft of two trailers intended for victims of the deadly wildfire that destroyed the town of Paradise.
Police in Redding were called by a resident of a mobile home park who awoke to the sound of scraping metal and saw a trailer being towed off the property.
Authorities launch manhunt after killing of police officer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities launched a manhunt Wednesday after they said a gunman shot and killed a police officer during a traffic stop in a small California town.
In an alert, the California Highway Patrol said the suspect, whose name was not known, is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Family finds California crash victim after police search
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say family members located the body of a man who crashed an SUV in Northern California after officers investigated the scene but didn't find him.
Ex-CHP lieutenant convicted again for attempted child sex
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A retired California Highway Patrol lieutenant has been convicted at his second trial for attempting unlawful sex with a fictitious 13-year-old girl.
Stephen Robert Deck's 2009 conviction was overturned by an appeals court.
City News Service reports jurors in the second trial deliberated for about 2 ½ hours Thursday before convicting him again.
Driver survives after plunging into California river
YREKA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a man survived for hours trapped in his upside-down car after it plunged into a frigid Northern California river.
California Highway Patrol in Yreka says 28-year-old Michael Finn breathed from a pocket of air inside his vehicle until he was rescued Wednesday five hours after his car skidded off State Route 96 into the Klamath River in Siskiyou County.
The office says that a Siskiyou County Sheriff's dive team and a tow truck pulled the car from the water.
Helicopter rescues injured skier south of Lake Tahoe
RENO, Nev. (AP) — California sheriff's deputies and a helicopter helped rescue an injured skier in a remote mountain area south of Lake Tahoe over the weekend.
KTVN-TV in Reno reports El Dorado County deputies requested a helicopter from the California Highway Patrol after the unidentified skier fell more than 200 feet down some rocks along the north side of Mount Tallac (tuh-LACK') near Fallen Leaf Lake on Sunday.
CHP officer arrested for alleged teen sex misconduct
JOSHUA TREE, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer has been arrested on suspicion of committing sexual misconduct with two teenage girls.
Forty-four-year-old Robert Stephano of Joshua Tree was arrested Friday in Twentynine Palms. He was booked for allegedly committing lewd and lascivious acts with a 14-year-old girl and communicating with and arranging to meet a minor to commit a sex crime.
Calif. police use Tesla system to halt sleeping man’s car
DETROIT (AP) — The Autopilot system on a Telsa Model S may have helped the California Highway Patrol stop the car after its driver fell asleep on a freeway.
CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep.
The CHP says officers attempted to stop the Tesla Model S, which was doing about 70 mph (113 kph) on a highway early Friday in the San Francisco suburb of Redwood City. After the driver didn't respond to lights or sirens, the officers say they pulled alongside and realized he was asleep.
Person plunges from highway ramp during illegal car show
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a person plunged 50 feet (15.2 meters) from an elevated California freeway off-ramp during an illegal demonstration of car stunts.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports California Highway Patrol Officer Sean Wilkenfeld says the show was reported just before midnight Saturday on the Interstate 80 on- and off-ramps for Crockett.
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Bear walks into California Highway Patrol office
Bear strolls into California Highway Patrol office
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A bear had no trouble opening a door as it strolled into a California Highway Patrol office in a mountain town.
Driver dies, CHP officer hurt in highway crash in Sausalito
SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — A driver died and a California Highway Patrol officer was injured after a car spun out of control and struck a patrol vehicle on a Northern California highway.
CHP Officer Andrew Barclay says the officer was assisting a separate vehicle that spun out on U.S. Highway 101 in Sausalito Saturday when a Toyota Corolla crashed into his SUV cruiser.
The officer jumped into the SUV to avoid getting hit.