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Pandemic adds time, cost to rebuild after Colo. wildfire

Jan. 07, 2022 18:35 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Colorado (AP) — Rex and Barba Hickman’s home of 23 years near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains has been reduced to a blackened heap by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. Before the Dec. 30 blaze, which ripped through nearly 1,100 homes, the...

Woman sentenced in case of father, son overdose deaths

Jan. 06, 2022 14:19 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison by a San Francisco federal judge in the deaths of a father and his toddler son who died in 2019 from a fentanyl overdose, federal prosecutors said. Leanna Zamora, 29, was convicted a year ago after pleading...

California man dies after police use stun gun twice

Nov. 24, 2021 18:50 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A 40-year-old California man died in police custody last week after officers used a stun gun on him twice in under a minute, authorities said Wednesday. Jordan Pas was pronounced dead at a hospital at 2:17 a.m. Thursday in Santa Rosa, about 55...

Rifle shooting suspect dies in Santa Rosa police custody

Nov. 19, 2021 17:13 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A 40-year-old man who witnesses said had been acting erratically and firing a rifle at random in a Santa Rosa street died in police custody after an officer used a stun gun to subdue him, authorities said. Santa Rosa police officers who...

Police say seeming abduction of California teen was a prank

Nov. 19, 2021 13:34 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The seeming abduction of a 15-year-old Northern California girl was a prank by her boyfriend, police said. An Amber Alert was issued for the Vallejo teenager after family members reported she was taken Wednesday by several men in Santa Rosa and...

Police: Teen girl taken from Santa Rosa found safe

Nov. 18, 2021 13:29 PM EST

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A girl who was the subject of a California Amber Alert after reportedly being abducted was found safe, police said Thursday. “Missing juvenile located and is safe at home,” the Santa Rosa Police Department tweeted at late morning, adding...

Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods

Oct. 22, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California residents relieved that this week’s rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire. ...