LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say four people were killed — including two children ages 2 and 9 — in a single-vehicle crash in central California.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Northern California rescuers pulled a woman from a car that plunged 450 feet (137 meters) down a cliff.
The car was prevented from falling another 800 feet (244 meters)...
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver they say struck a bicyclist and then left a passenger at the scene of the crash in Southern California.
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) — A transient has been arrested for allegedly setting an American flag on fire at a memorial for a fallen California Highway Patrol officer.
KNIGHTS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on three family members killed after a suspected drunk driver plowed truck into trailer home (all times local):
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — One person was killed and three others were taken to the hospital after a bus carrying a choir from Alabama and four other vehicles collided in South San...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A baby sea lion wandered onto a busy highway in South San Francisco Tuesday, stopping vehicles and alarming motorists before officials whisked it away.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California corrections authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from a fire camp in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles.
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,...
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the memorial for a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer killed in a suspected DUI (all times local):
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.