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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. ...

Recall vote highlights California's geopolitical divisions

Sep. 19, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California recall election was a blowout win for Gov. Gavin Newsom that reinforced the state's political divisions: The Democratic governor won big support in coastal areas and urban centers, while the rural north and agricultural inland, with far fewer voters,...

Netflix series touts ‘scandalous’ look at New Orleans jail

Sep. 19, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years ago, video shot inside the New Orleans jail of inmates using drugs, drinking beer and handling a gun prompted outrage and a costly federal consent decree that still hangs over Sheriff Marlin Gusman. Now, a different kind of reality TV is...

Garbers leads California past Sacramento State 42-30

Sep. 18, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — After opening the season with a couple of tight losses, California coach Justin Wilcox will take any sort of win — even if it was closer than he wanted against a lower-level team. Chase Garbers threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns, Nikko...

Police release footage of fatal officer-involved shooting

Sep. 18, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Police Department has made public video footage Saturday from a police shooting at a home last week that left a man dead.. Officers were called out at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 6 to a home across the street from Hiram Johnson High School,...

Pinch-hitter pitcher Gausman sac fly in 11th, SF tops Braves

Sep. 18, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kevin Gausman heard the boos when he stepped into the batter’s box, realizing right away the fans had no idea the Giants were down to their last options with no position players left. So the pinch-hitting pitcher stood in and delivered, lofting a...

California enacts 2 laws to slice through local zoning rules

Sep. 17, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday approved two measures to slice through local zoning ordinances as the most populous state struggles with soaring home prices, an affordable housing shortage and stubborn homelessness. He signed the most...

Darius Rucker to sing national anthem at Bills-Dolphins

Sep. 17, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

When Darius Rucker sings the national anthem, which he will do Sunday when his favorite NFL team, the Miami Dolphins, host Buffalo, he always is struck by the significance of the song. The country star who also was the front man for Hootie & the Blowfish doesn't...

Winless Cal looks to get on track vs. Sacramento State

Sep. 16, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California coach Justin Wilcox finds himself in some unfamiliar territory, still searching for the Golden Bears' first win of the season after a couple of frustrating close losses. Cal raced through the nonconference portion of the schedule...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom beats back GOP-led recall

Sep. 15, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday emphatically defeated a recall aimed at kicking him out of office early, a contest the Democrat framed as part of a national battle for his party’s values in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and continued threats from...