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    A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy is under criminal investigation after a videotape of an arrest in Victorville showed him twice kicking a pursuit suspect in the head as the suspect appeared to be surrendering. “This incident raises concerns. I expect my deputies to remain professional while engaging the public,” Sheriff John McMahon said in a written statement. The deputy...
    A Sheriff's deputy from Southern California is the subject of a criminal investigation after a video emerged of him kicking a suspect in the head after the man he was pursuing already appeared to have surrendered.  The violent interaction occurred on Wednesday and was captured on surveillance cameras located at a Toyota car dealership in Victorville, California, northeast of Los...
    As of Sunday, June 13, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed that 66.2% of those 65 and older have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The state’s dashboard also showed that 65.6% of ages 50-64 were vaccinated. The chart below shows a breakdown of percentages for fully vaccinated Californians.   Vaccinations in California According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking...
    As of Friday, June 11, the California Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard showed about 47.1 million COVID-19 doses have been shipped throughout the state (about 800,000 more than a week ago) and of those, 39.4 million have been administered. Vaccinations in California According to Bloomberg’s dashboard tracking vaccine distribution, 58.5% of California’s population has received at least one shot...
    The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that the two bodies found in the rubble of the March 16 fireworks catastrophe are those of the men reported missing. Cousins Alex Paez, 38, and Cesar Paez, 20, were located after the explosion and fire, Ontario police Lt. Bill Russell said Friday, June 11. The causes of death have not been...
    MODESTO (CBS13) – An investigation into an alleged domestic dispute that turned physical has led to the arrest of a Modesto police officer, the department announced on Friday. Officer Daniel Phillips, a 15-year-veteran of the Modesto Police Department, was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center early Friday morning for felony domestic violence. READ MORE: Sacramento Highway 99 Closure...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – Two suspects are in custody after a man was found dead in Stockton early Thursday morning, police said on Friday. Lee Baldon, Jr., 33, and Stephen Johnson, 26, were booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges related to the shooting of a 24-year-old man. READ MORE: Sacramento Highway 99 Closure Starts Friday Night: How To...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The cost to hold the coming recall election of California Gov. Gavin Newsom will be $215 million, according to a preliminary estimate released by the state’s Department of Finance to legislators on Thursday. Officials say the cost is based on estimations from elections officials in all 58 of California’s counties. READ MORE: California Appeals Federal Judges Ruling...
    A Nevada man was charged Wednesday with stealing hundreds of blank COVID-19 vaccine cards from a Southern California vaccination center. Muhammad Rauf Ahmed, of Las Vegas, allegedly took more than 500 cards from the center at the Pomona Fairplex in April. DEROY MURDOCK: AMERICA IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A CRIME SURGE. IT'S UNMISTAKABLE WHO SHOULD GET THE BLAME The...
    In California, 1,088 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Tuesday, June 8, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,769,841. There were 31 new deaths reported statewide Tuesday, for a total of 62,776 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 26 more hospitalizations from the previous day,...
    A Nevada man was charged Wednesday with stealing more than 500 blank vaccine cards from a COVID-19 vaccination center in Pomona, prosecutors said. Muhammad Rauf Ahmed was a non-clinical contract worker at the Pomona Fairplex site when the theft occurred in April, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. Ahmed, 45, faces one felony count of...
    The Orange County Fire Authority’s first female helicopter pilot has filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the agency for firing her after a one-year probation period, essentially labeling her “untrainable.” Pilot Desiree Horton’s termination came despite nearly 30 years of experience flying helicopters, 16 of those with state and federal fire agencies. She also flew and reported for Los Angeles-area...
    (CNN)A Los Angeles County contractor was charged with felony grand theft after more than 500 blank vaccine cards were stolen from a vaccination center at the Pomona Fairplex, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office announced Wednesday.Officers responded to the vaccine site on April 27 and found an employee had stolen blank cards and put them in his car, according...
    Twelve people were arrested Wednesday morning, June 9, after a federal grand jury indictment accused them of trafficking methamphetamine from Mexico and distributing it in the Inland Empire, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The FBI and the Riverside Police Department scheduled a news conference for Wednesday morning to discuss the indictment. It charges 19 defendants with one count of...
    There's a new warning about scammers trying to take advantage of California's vaccination incentive programs.The first cash prize drawing for the $116.5 million "Vax for the Win" incentive program kicked off last week.RELATED: First 15 winners of $50,000 California vaccine lottery prizes drawnAfter 15 winners were selected to win $50,000 last Friday, several California residents reported scammers impersonating state officials.State...
    A California landlord who offered women cheap rent in exchange for sex has been ordered to pay fines of up to $230,000 in restitution to his victims in a landmark court decision.  The Justice Department announced last Thursday that it had reached an agreement with Larry Nelson to resolve a Fair Housing Act lawsuit which alleged that he sexually harassed female...
    A woman pumping gas in California last week was severely beaten in a seemingly random attack caught on video. Surveillance footage captured the violent attack that unfolded just after 7 p.m. on May 30 in Gardena, a city about 14 miles south of Los Angeles. JACKSONVILLE POLICE OFFICER ATTACKED IN CROWD AFTER HE ‘RAN TOWARDS DANGER’ The Los Angeles County...
    In California, 525 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Saturday, June 5, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,766,745. There were 19 new deaths reported statewide Saturday, for a total of 62,695 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 53 fewer hospitalizations from the previous day,...
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Thousands of elegant tern eggs were left abandoned over the last month at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve after two drones crashed into their nest.The safe place for 800 species of plants and animals, terrestrial and aquatic, is under threat.The most graphic display of increased vandalism at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is seen in a...
    POMONA — A 16-year-old boy was killed at a Southern California home and his stepmother and father were arrested on suspicion of murder and child abuse, authorities said. Officers called to the residence in Pomona on Monday found the teen not breathing, police said. The victim, who was not immediately named, was pronounced dead at a hospital, CBS LA reported....
    In California, 958 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Wednesday, June 2, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,764,093. There were 41 new deaths reported statewide Wednesday, for a total of 62,994 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 32 more hospitalizations from the previous day,...
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Thousands of elegant tern eggs were left abandoned over the last month at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve after two drones crashed into their nest.The safe place for 800 species of plants and animals, terrestrial and aquatic, is under threat.The most graphic display of increased vandalism at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is seen in...
    The suspected gunman in the Santa Clarita, California fire station shooting on Tuesday was an off-duty firefighter who had a dispute with the colleague he fatally shot, authorities said on Wednesday. Officials confirmed that the suspect, Jonathan Tatone, had died of suicide at his home, which he set on fire, on Tuesday, The Associated Press reports. On Tuesday afternoon, it...
    AZUSA (CBSLA) — Critical personal information was exposed after Azusa Police Department was hit with a ransomware attack earlier this year. (credit: Azusa Police Department) Azusa police officials last week said they discovered some of its computer systems were inaccessible on March 9, and determined it was a ransomware attack, and some of its information was accessed by an unauthorized...
    In California, 282 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Monday, May 31, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,761,559. There were four new deaths reported statewide Monday for a total of 62,928 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported four more hospitalizations from the previous day,...
    SAN JOSE — Activists took to the streets, and a freeway, Tuesday evening  to march in protest of the Memorial Day shooting of 31-year-old Demetrius Stanley by a police officer who authorities said was “gathering information” about Stanley for a criminal investigation, but ended up killing him in an armed confrontation. Marchers started at San Jose City Hall with the...
    At least one firefighter is down after a gunman shot his weapon at a fire station in Southern California Tuesday morning. The Los Angeles Times reported that the shooting started at the Los Angeles County Fire Department station 81 in the Santa Clarita Valley. “It is with heavy hearts that the LACoFD confirms that a tragic shooting occurred at approximately 10:55...
    California law enforcement responded to reports of a shooting inside a Santa Clarita firehouse late Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. It happened at a Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Station 81 in the Agua Dulce neighborhood around 11 a.m. PT, according to a department spokesperson. At least one person was shot and the suspect remained at...
    A Southern California sheriff's deputy died after being shot by a suspect, who was later killed in a shootout with deputies on Monday. Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, assigned to the Morongo Basin Station, were assisting with highway patrol in the Yucca Valley east of Los Angeles when they pulled over a man on a motorcycle for...
    A SATANIST inmate allegedly tortured and beheaded his cellmate and crafted a necklace out of his body parts - without prison guards noticing. Jaime Osuna, 31, allegedly fashioned a makeshift knife that he used to decapitate Luis Romero, 44, in their cell of a California prison in the early hours of March 9, 2019. 4Jaime Osuna, 31, allegedly tortured and...
    Guards at a California prison reportedly didn’t notice that an inmate had reportedly tortured and decapitated his cellmate in 2019, having reported that both men were alive after making their overnight rounds. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation conducted a substandard investigation and delayed disciplining the guards, a new report from the state inspector general’s office says, according to The...
    In California, 1,112 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Wednesday, May 26, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,753,765. There were 32 new deaths reported statewide Wednesday for a total of 62,689 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 23 fewer hospitalizations from the previous day,...
    An 11-year-old boy was killed in an assault in San Jacinto on Tuesday, May 25, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. Officials did not provide details, including whether an arrest was made. At at 9:47 a.m., an assault with a deadly weapon was reported in the 400 block of East Main Street, with  deputies arriving to find the boy with...
    By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — Three-quarters of California’s district attorneys sued the state Wednesday in an attempt to block emergency rules that expand good conduct credits and could eventually bring earlier releases for tens of thousands of inmates. The lawsuit objects on procedural grounds, arguing that Corrections Secretary Kathleen Allison used the emergency declaration to bypass...
    Police responded to a shooting at a rail yard in San Jose, California, early Wednesday. CBS Bay Area Police and the Sherrif's Department responded Wednesday to a shooting at the VTA Rail Yard in San Jose. Authorities have released little information about what they described as an "active shooter" situation. Police said the call about the shooting came...
    The Biden administration is advancing the first areas off of the California coast for offshore wind development in a move that could ultimately help both the White House and the state government meet aggressive targets for carbon-free power. The Interior Department, along with the Defense Department and the California government, announced Tuesday it has identified a nearly 400 square mile...
    OROVILLE — Nearly two months had passed without COVID-19 claiming another life in Butte County, but on Monday, Butte County Public Health announced a county resident between 20 and 29 years old recently died due to complications from the virus. The young adult resident is one of 187 people in Butte County to perish after contracting the virus, and the...
    Four months after a college student and aspiring journalist was fatally gunned down during an apparent road rage incident in San Bernardino, his family has began turning to cash rewards to entice the community — which has remained virtually silent, according to San Bernardino police investigators — to come forward with any possible information to locate the killer. The victim’s...
    In California, 587 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Sunday, May 23, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,749,729. There were 10 new deaths reported statewide Monday for a total of 62,599 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 43 fewer hospitalizations from the previous day,...
    A man was found dead — apparently crushed by bales of clothes — inside a storage trailer at a Riverside donation center on Saturday morning, May 22, the Riverside Police Department said. Officers and firefighters responded to the Savers thrift store at the intersection of Tyler Street and Hole Avenue at about 6:30 a.m. They found the man, believed to...
    A California man was arrested Friday after allegedly using cryptocurrency to try to hire a hitman to kill his former girlfriend. Beverly Hills resident Scott Berkett, 24, faces a murder-for-hire charge for reportedly requesting the hit and paying $13,000 in Bitcoin toward the plot before wiring $1,000 to an undercover FBI agent posing as a hitman, whom Berkett directed...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily...
    Washington — A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos must comply with a subpoena for testimony in a class-action lawsuit brought by former students of now-defunct for-profit colleges seeking to have their federal student loan debt forgiven. U.S. District Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California denied DeVos' request to block a...
    ALAMEDA (CBS SF/BCN) — The City of Alameda hired an Oakland deputy police chief to take over as chief of the Alameda Police department, officials announced Monday. Oakland Deputy Police Chief Nishant Joshi becomes Alameda’s police chief on June 8. He replaces interim Chief Randy Fenn, the former Fairfield police chief who filled in after Paul Rolleri retired after seven...
    By Lisa Respers France | CNN An attorney representing rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris and his wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris, says the couple have not been contacted by authorities regarding an investigation into sexual assault and abuse allegations levied against the couple. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to CNN Tuesday that there is an active investigation...
    By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — About two-thirds of California’s top county prosecutors challenged new prison rules that expand good conduct credits and could bring earlier releases for tens of thousands of inmates, saying they were adopted without proper public notice or comment. Corrections officials used an emergency regulatory process for the rules affecting 76,000 inmates, most...