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Fourth Williams police staffer placed on leave, pending investigation

A fourth Williams Police Department staffer has been placed on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation. Authorities said they cannot yet reveal the subject of the investigation, which has been ongoing since at least the beginning of January.


Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.


Williams officer stabbed during suspected DUI traffic stop

WILLIAMS, Calif. -A Williams area California Highway Patrol officer was stabbed in the back during a traffic stop on Friday. According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 an officer Philip Martinson made a traffic stop on a vehicle driving northbound on I-5 south of Mye


California governor orders new DNA tests in case of Kevin Cooper, convicted in 1983 killings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered additional DNA testing Friday on evidence that a death-row inmate says will prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


The Latest: California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Latest on the case of a couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children (all times local):. A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse.


CHP praises tow truck driver who came to officer’s aid during stabbing attack on I-5

A 21-year-old tow truck driver who came to the aid of a CHP officer stabbed in the back during an I-5 traffic stop is being hailed for keeping a dangerous situation from getting worse.


Similar to hurricanes, California storms now ranked by their own ‘Cat’-like scale

Remember the series of winter storms we experienced mid-January? It was the result of an “atmospheric river” driving a series of Pacific storms onshore. Now there is a new scale to characterize strength and impacts of atmospheric river type storms, just like hurricanes. The scale is useful because a


Good Samaritan springs into action to help injured CHP Officer

WILLIAMS, Calif. — Some superheroes wear capes. Others work as tow truck operators. What Christian Melendrez did on Friday night is the definition of heroic. It was a routine shift for the 21-year-old towing operator on Friday evening. He was heading to Williams to pick up a vehicle when he noticed


Tortoise, German shepherd buddies coaxed from their backyard tunnel in Southern California

A tortoise and a German shepherd were helped out of a tunnel by Fontana firefighters, after the critter couple had dug the hole in the backyard of a Fontana home. “This is a tunnel the tortoise has been working on for a while,” San Bernardino County fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said. “The relationshi


Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know

Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There a


Tickets available for NAMI Yolo 40th annual Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is holding its 40th annual Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner and Fundraiser on Feb. 21 at the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th Ave., Davis from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by going online at namiyolo.org or by


Ex-AP California Capital Reporter Steve Lawrence Dead at 71

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Steve Lawrence, a California government reporter who covered a major capital corruption scandal and governors from Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger during a nearly four-decade career with The Associated Press, died Friday.


Two California men arrested after truck inspection turns up suspected cocaine

TOWANDA, Ill. (AP) - Two California men have been arrested after police in eastern Illinois found more than 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of suspected cocaine during a truck inspection.


A record number of babies have been surrendered in California. Some say that’s ‘hopeful’

In a photograph that Dawn Robinson holds up in her living room, two of her three children smile in an almond orchard outside Bakersfield in 2014. Kern County is where Tyler, 10, and Willow, 8, took their first breaths. It’s also where their birth mothers gave them up at the hospital as part of a sta


Arrest log (02/20/2019)

12:24 PM, the Colusa Police Department arrested: James Steward, 49, of a transient, CA, in the 1000 block of Bridge Street in Colusa, on the suspicion of disorderly conduct with alcohol.


Tentacles and Telephone Lines: The Colusa, California UFO Incident of 1976

One of the problems with UFO reports from over the years actually has to do with their diversity. That is to say, some of the already far-fetched sounding reports of “flying saucers” might be more easily accepted by scientists if they all described essentially the same thing, rather than a seemingly


UC Davis chancellor Gary May visits Woodland elementary school

It is never too early to prepare for college. This was one of the takeaways from “UC Davis Day” at Zamora Elementary on Friday. The event welcomed representatives from the university, including Chancellor Gary May, to the Woodland school.


County officials to begin census outreach

Colusa County is gearing up for the decennial census that will take place in 2020. The Board of Supervisors authorized Colusa County Health and Human Services to enter into an outreach agreement with the state to make sure every person in counted.


A cultural plan to beautify Yuba-Sutter

Creating a cultural plan allows the region to “expand and enhance cultural opportunities for the arts and creative community and for all residents,” said Yuba Sutter Arts executive director David Read.


County to feature Sac Valley Museum at State Fair

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors agreed to once again enter the California Counties Exhibit at the 2019 California State Fair, although they may have to dip into reserves to pay the builder.