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California man pleads no contest in fatal Nebraska crash

Oct. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A California truck driver pleaded no contest Tuesday in a chain reaction crash that killed three people in Nebraska two years ago. Kenneth Kratt, 36, of Madera, California, was charged with three counts of felony manslaughter after the crash in a...

California man expected to plead in Nebraska triple fatality

Oct. 18, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A California man who was scheduled to go to trial Monday for a traffic crash that killed three people in Nebraska is expected to enter a plea deal. An attorney for Kenneth Kratt, 36, from Madera, California, notified the Buffalo County District...

California Republican turnout not high enough to boot Newsom

Sep. 17, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans, vastly outnumbered by Democrats in California, needed a huge turnout in this week's recall election to have any chance of removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. It didn’t happen. About 9.2 million votes were counted Tuesday and an...

Woman accused of killing son now charged in daughter's death

Sep. 11, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

MADERA, Calif. (AP) — A Central California woman awaiting trial in the death of her 2-year-old son is facing new charges related to the death of her infant daughter six years ago. Briseida Sran, 30, was charged with murder and child abuse leading to death in connection...