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Cop fatally shot during traffic stop mourned in California

Aug. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bells tolled Wednesday during a solemn California Highway Patrol ceremony for an officer killed when a motorist he pulled over for a traffic stop grabbed a rifle and opened fire in a shooting rampage that wounded two more officers. The tribute for Andre Moye, Jr. at the highway patrol's...

The Latest: Celebration canceled after California cop killed

Aug. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a shootout that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and a gunman (all times local): 8:20 a.m. The California Highway Patrol has canceled a planned celebration of the agency's 90th birthday as it mourns an officer killed this week in a shootout following a traffic...

California officer likely unaware of killer's criminal past

Aug. 13, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The man who suddenly grabbed a rifle and opened fire during a traffic stop just off a Southern California freeway had a long and violent criminal history that the police officer he killed most likely knew nothing about as he filled out paperwork alongside the road. California...

The Latest: Slain California officer had 'dream job'

Aug. 13, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shootout that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and a gunman (all times local): 1:30 p.m. An official says the California Highway Patrol officer killed in a shootout following a traffic stop was working his dream job. Investigators say CHP Officer Andre...

Shootout kills California officer, suspect

Aug. 13, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A man whose pickup truck was being impounded grabbed a rifle and opened fire, killing a California Highway Patrol officer and wounding two others Monday before he was shot to death in a hail of gunfire, authorities said. "We don't know his motive for this crime," Riverside Police...

The Latest: Father doesn't know cause of son's deadly attack

Aug. 13, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shootout that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and a gunman (all times local): 11:40 p.m. The father of a gunman who opened fire on California Highway Patrol officers, killing one and wounding two others, says he doesn't know what prompted the gun battle....

UC Riverside women's basketball coach suspended for 20 days

Aug. 3, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Riverside says women's basketball coach John Margaritis has been suspended after an investigation revealed a violation of school policy. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Friday that the suspension is for 20 days without pay. Officials didn't say...

Massive California freeway repairs likened to 'Carmageddon'

Jul. 22, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A section of a major Los Angeles-area freeway will be undergoing repairs for 15 weekends over the next four months, sparking comparisons to "Carmageddon," a 2011 freeway bridge demolition that many feared would be a traffic nightmare. The California Department of Transportation...

1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosion

Jul. 15, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said. The explosion shortly after noon sent up a wall of fire and smoke and rocked nearby homes before the gas was shut off and...

The Latest: California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15

Jul. 15, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion that destroyed a home in Southern California (all times local): 7: 30 p.m. Authorities say everyone has been accounted for after a natural gas explosion that blew apart a Southern California home and killed a gas company worker. The blast shortly after...