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Shooting death investigation uncovers illegal pot farm

Sep. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The shooting death of man in rural Northern California has led to five arrests, including his father and two brothers who are accused of trying to hide the body to prevent investigators from discovering an illegal marijuana growing operation, authorities said. ...

California hydroelectric plant shut as water level drops

Aug. 05, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Drought-stricken California on Thursday shut down one of its largest hydroelectric plants because there's not enough water to power it. The six-turbine Edward Hyatt Power Plant was taken off-line after the water level in the Oroville Dam...

Governor asks Californians to voluntarily cut water use

Jul. 08, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked people and businesses in the nation's most populous state to voluntarily cut how much water they use by 15% as the Western United States weathers a drought that is rapidly emptying reservoirs relied on for agriculture,...