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    Oroville Spillway: Mandatory Evacuation Order Reduced to ‘Warning’

    OROVILLE — The nearly 200,000 people evacuated after erosion was discovered Sunday at the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway got some good news Tuesday afternoon — they are allowed to return home. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the mandatory evacuation order for the area has been reduced to an evacuation warning. Honea said residents should still be prepared to leave if conditions make a dramatic turn for the worse. Bill Croyle, acting director of the Department of Water Resources, said […]

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    Light in the Sky? It Was a Missile Test, Navy Says

    SACRAMENTO — An object moving across the sky was spotted early Tuesday morning in Northern California. According to U.S. Navy spokesperson John Daniels, the Navy launched two Trident II missiles from a submarine off the coast of California. Daniels said tests like this happen frequently, to make sure their systems are working properly. The unarmed missiles were launched from the sea, flew of the sea and landed in the sea, Daniels said.

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    Highway 50 in Kyburz to Remain Closed ‘Indefinitely’ Due to Mudslides

    KYBURZ — Highway 50 will remain closed “indefinitely” in the Kyburz area due to three mudslides along a 12-mile stretch, Caltrans said Monday morning. The first slide happened Friday near Sand Flat. Mud and debris covered all four lanes. The second slide happened Saturday afternoon between Whitehall and Kyburz. A third happened about two miles east of Kyburz Saturday. Caltrans said several smaller slides have been happening along the highway. There was no estimated time for the road to reopen. US Hwy […]

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    No Timetable Offered for Oroville Dam Spillway Evacuations

    OROVILLE — Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says the evacuation below the nation’s tallest dam because of the threat of flooding from a damaged spillway will not end right away. Officials said Monday that they are working on a plan to allow residents to return home when it’s safe. Acting Department of Water Resources Director Bill Croyle says that the snowpack and future storms will be evaluated to determine what actions the department will take in the coming weeks. More than […]

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    Sheriff’s Office: Toddler Falls, Drowns in Calaveras River

    VALLEY SPRINGS — A toddler drowned Friday morning in the Calaveras River, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office said. According to investigators, the 3-year-old girl was walking with her mother and a baby were walking along a dirt trail in the River of Skulls Nature Trail area, about a quarter-mile from the Hogan Dam. The girl slipped, fell into the water and was swept away, deputies said. Deputies and firefighters responded and were able to pull the girl from the water. […]

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    Sacramento Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting on Del Paso Boulevard

     SACRAMENTO — Sacramento officials are leading the investigations into an officer involved shooting that occurred Friday on Del Paso Boulevard. Sacramento Police Department officers had Armani Lee, 28, under surveillance for a North Sacramento shooting from Feb. 4 as well as violating his parole. Lee left a home on Land Avenue and began walking down Del Paso Boulevard when undercover officials identified him. Additional marked and unmarked officers who were called in to arrest Lee were forced to pursue him […]

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    Modesto Man Accused of Groping Several High Schoolers

    MODESTO — A Modesto man suspected of groping at least seven high schoolers was arrested Thursday morning. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department a girl reported a man on a bicycle groped her Jan. 31 at a school bus stop at Crowslanding Road and Butte Avenue. After the report was taken, deputies began searching for the man. Thursday, investigators say a deputy was posing as a student was walking to the same bus stop when a man rode up on a […]

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    Fallen Tree Takes Out Footbridge in Vacaville

    VACAVILLE — A 60-foot tree has caused some significant damage to a footbridge near Araquipa Court in Vacaville, city officials said. According to Vacaville Public Works, the bridge was closed Wednesday after crews found erosion near the bridge. Later that evening, the tree fell into the bridge. No one was hurt, but the bridge will need to be replaced or have significant repairs before it’s reopened.

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    Lady Gaga Responds to Super Bowl Body Shaming

    Lady Gaga is aware that some less than kind comments were made about her physique during her Super Bowl halftime performance. But the “Born This Way” singer is not sweating it. “I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too,” she wrote on Instagram in the caption of a photo of her performing. “No matter who you are or what you do.” […]