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Three Men Rescue Driver From Partially Submerged Vehicle in Modesto Canal

MODESTO — Three men rescued a driver from a canal on East Briggsmoore Avenue, west of Roselle Avenue, Thursday morning. The Modesto Police Department said the driver had a medical emergency, causing them to drive into the canal.


Nevada County Police Blotter: No joke by mom, this is really 911

8:18 a.m. — A caller from the 300 block of Railroad Avenue reported someone behind the business, possibly casing the place. The subject got very irate when approached by staff.


Fire in Paradise, California, poisoned the water with 'toxic cocktail'

PARADISE, Calif. — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said.


Virginia & Truckee Railroad’s Bob Gray dies at 97

Bob Gray, who brought the defunct Virginia & Truckee Railroad back to life and spent 40-plus years restoring it, died April 3 in Orinda, Calif. Gray’s love affair with the historic railroad began in June 1938 when he was one of 226 riders on the railroad’s farewell trip to Virginia City. He purchase


California murder probe prompts Amber Alert for 15-year-old girl

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday for a California teenager after investigators learned she was last seen with her mother and a man who are suspects in a murder and considered "armed and dangerous."


Mueller report: Justice Department releases special counsel report

By Stefan Becket, Kathryn Watson, Will Rahn, Camilo Montoya-Galvez, Grace Segers. The Justice Department posted the Mueller report online shortly after 11 a.m. You can read it in full here. Find highlights below as CBS News sifts through the two-volume, 448-page document.


Bear cub approaches snowboarders in Truckee

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — A video of a bear cub approaching a group of snowboarders in Truckee has gone viral. However, that innocent meeting, could cost the cub it’s life.


Mueller Report: Trump tried to halt investigation, saying, ‘This is the end of my presidency’

Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller’s removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was largely thwarte


Sheriff: No one home at Lake Tahoe estate in 'swatting' case

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say a call about a pregnant 13-year-old girl being held at gunpoint by her father in a Lake Tahoe shoreline estate turned out to be a hoax telephoned through a crisis hotline.


Nevada County shooting death case ends in plea

A man accused in what authorities called an unintentional shooting has pleaded guilty with the agreement he’ll receive a six-year prison sentence, a Nevada County prosecutor said.


Thousands in California may owe state taxes because of technical glitch

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The California Franchise Tax Board says a technical glitch error resulted in thousands of possibly incorrect refunds. As the FTB worked to review those more than 23,000 returns some local tax preparers said they had no idea about this error. They are bracing for calls from clien


California cold case rape, killings of 2 women linked to dead inmate in Washington

More than four decades after two women along California's central coast were raped and murdered, officials revealed Wednesday that DNA from an old razor has linked the cold case killings to a man who died of cancer while in prison.


Sacramento Still In Hunt For MLS Team, League Expanding To 30 Teams

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Major League Soccer just made two big announcements. The league has invited Sacramento and Saint Louis to make formal presentations to the MLS Expansion Committee regarding their bids.


Knott’s Berry Farm Is the Most Affordable Theme Park to Visit in California, Study Finds

Anyone who has visited a theme park in California recently knows how expensive it can be to go for a single day, with the cost of admission, parking and food potentially adding up to hundreds of dollars for a family of four.


Reno police ask for help finding 2 missing children last seen near Traner Middle School

Carmen Araceli Alvarado-Rodriguez (left) and AnnaMaria Olivas (right) have been missing since April 16. They were last seen at about 7:15 a.m. near Traner Middle School. (Photo: Reno Police Department)


Police: Two Teens Hospitalized after Hit-and-Run Crash in Meadowview

MEADOWVIEW -- Two teenagers were injured in a hit-and-run crash in Meadowview Wednesday night, according to police. Around 8:30 p.m., Vance Chandler with the Sacramento Police Department reports two female teenagers were hit by a vehicle on John Still Drive in the area of Manorside Drive and Hemford


A quake every 3 minutes: California shaken by 10 times more temblors than previously known

California has experienced 10 times more earthquakes than previously known, according to groundbreaking new research that has helped scientists better understand the region’s seismology.


Man arrested for assault after hitting home with pickup

RENO, NV (KOLO) - A man has been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and possession of methamphetamine after an incident in north Reno Wednesday afternoon. Police say the man, whose name has not been released, used his pickup to try to run over the victim in front of a home on Colombard Way. T


Why gray whales may be starving to death along the California coast

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Even before three dead whales showed up in the Bay Area this week, whale watching organizers knew something was wrong during a recent trip to Baja California, Mexico.


Good Samaritans jump into Modesto canal, pull driver from water

MODESTO, Calif. (KCRA) — Three men in Modesto helped get a driver out of a vehicle after it fell into a canal, the Modesto Police Department said Thursday. The vehicle went into the canal on East Briggsmore Avenue, west of Roselle Avenue, after the driver had a medical emergency, police said.