Driver saved after plunge off remote Napa road

U.S. 05/22/19, 16:17

Northern California rescuers pulled a woman from a car that plunged 450 feet (137 meters) down a cliff.The car was prevented from falling another 800 feet (244 meters) when it hit a tree Tuesday in Napa.A California Highway Patrol flight officer and paramedic tells the Napa Valley Register it was ...

Baby sea lion rescued from busy California highway

U.S. 04/30/19, 15:57

A baby sea lion wandered onto a busy highway in South San Francisco Tuesday, stopping vehicles and alarming motorists before officials whisked it away.SFGATE reports California Highway Patrol received the call around 8:30 a.m. Motorists had tried to shoo the sea lion to safer ground, with one man getting out ...

Update: Fallen California officer loved nabbing DUIs

U.S. 04/16/19, 13:14

The Latest on the memorial for a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer killed in a suspected DUI (all times local):11:15 a.m.The brother of a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer killed by a suspected drunk driver says Sgt. Steve Licon was passionate about nabbing DUI suspects after watching his father struggle ...

California officer killed in suspected DUI memorialized

U.S. 04/16/19, 10:48

A memorial is underway for a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer killed while writing a speeding ticket.A somber procession for Sgt. Steve Licon (lih-COHN') included dozens of motorcycle officers that wound their way through Riverside to a church where firefighters stood saluting on top of their trucks Tuesday. A giant ...

California Highway Patrol mourns officer fatally struck

U.S. 04/08/19, 12:51

The California Highway Patrol has conducted a traditional ceremony for a motorcycle officer fatally struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop in Riverside County.CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley announced end-of-watch for Sgt. Steven Licon on Monday at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento.Officers stood at attention as a bell was ...

Man arrested in death of California Highway Patrol officer

U.S. 04/07/19, 15:49

A Southern California man was arrested on suspicion of murder and driving drunk in the death of a motorcycle officer with the California Highway Patrol, officials said Sunday.Michael Callahan of Winchester was booked on the charges in the death of California Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Licon, said Officer Steve Carapia.Callahan ...

Baby dies after being hurt in California highway pileup

U.S. 03/31/19, 18:57

Authorities say a 21-month-old baby has died after being injured in a major pileup last weekend on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles. The California Highway Patrol tells KERO-TV that the child — whose name has not been released — died Wednesday. Several people were injured in a series of crashes involving ...

Motorcycle officer airlifted from crash on LA-area freeway

U.S. 03/31/19, 16:44

Authorities say a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer who was airlifted to a hospital after crashing into a freeway divider is expected to recover.Traffic was backed up for miles following the crash Sunday morning on westbound U.S. 101 in the Los Angeles-area city of Agoura Hills.Officials say the officer is ...

Southern California highways reopened after icy storm

U.S. 02/18/19, 16:37

Two major Southern California highways reopened Monday after ice and blowing snow forced closures that stranded hundreds of motorists, including some who spent a frigid night in their vehicles.Traffic started moving again around 11 a.m. in northbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the Grapevine, a high pass along the key ...

Man fatally shot by CHP on Interstate 5 in Kern County

U.S. 02/08/19, 16:07

A man was fatally shot in a pre-dawn confrontation with California Highway Patrol officers on a rural stretch of Interstate 5 in the San Joaquin Valley.Kern County sheriff's spokeswoman Angela Monroe tells reporters two CHP officers responded to a report of a crash shortly before 5 a.m. Friday and found ...

Falling concrete shuts San Francisco Bay Area bridge

U.S. 02/07/19, 19:27

A major bridge in the San Francisco Bay Area has been closed after large chunks of concrete fell from the upper deck.The San Francisco Chronicle reported that one car was damaged but no injuries were reported.The California Highway Patrol posted an alert about the Richmond-San Rafael bridge closure shortly before ...

California officers on leave, face charges in overtime fraud

U.S. 02/01/19, 20:59

The California Highway Patrol has suspended the police powers of dozens of officers after discovering they got overtime pay for thousands of unworked hours in a case that could lead to criminal charges, officials said Friday. An investigation uncovered at least $360,000 in fraudulent overtime pay collected by officers and approved ...

Driver survives after plunging into California river

U.S. 12/13/18, 15:45

Officials say a man survived for hours trapped in his upside-down car after it plunged into a frigid Northern California river.California Highway Patrol in Yreka says 28-year-old Michael Finn breathed from a pocket of air inside his vehicle until he was rescued Wednesday five hours after his car skidded off ...

Deputy died from friendly fire in California bar gun battle

U.S. 12/07/18, 14:12

A sheriff's deputy who died in a mass shooting at a Southern California bar was shot five times by a gunman who massacred 11 others, but the officer was killed by friendly fire, authorities said Friday. Sgt. Ron Helus was fatally shot in the heart by a California highway patrolman who ...

Calif. police use Tesla system to halt sleeping man’s car

U.S. 12/04/18, 17:07

The Autopilot system on a Telsa Model S may have helped the California Highway Patrol stop the car after its driver fell asleep on a freeway.Similar systems, now offered by nearly all automakers, use cameras and radar to detect objects in front of them and automatically keep a safe distance ...

CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car

U.S. 12/04/18, 00:18

The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep.The CHP says officers attempted to stop the Tesla Model S, which was doing about 70 mph (113 kph) on a highway early Friday in the San ...

Warriors star Steph Curry not injured after multicar wreck

Basketball 11/23/18, 16:28

The Golden State Warriors say star Stephen Curry wasn't injured after two drivers hit his car on an Oakland freeway.Authorities say Curry was driving a black Porsche on Friday when the driver of a Lexus lost control and struck his car.Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) talks with Golden ...

California officers lauded for actions during fire, shootout

U.S. 10/29/18, 19:05

Four California Highway Patrol officers who flew through hurricane-force winds to rescue dozens of residents trapped by a wildfire north of Napa last year were awarded the state's highest law enforcement honor Monday. "There's a lot of people who thought they were going to die that night. Thankfully, we were able ...

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