By Dana Feldman VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - A driver whose vehicle was struck by a Southern California commuter train, triggering a wreck in which 50 people were hurt, will not be charged at this time in connection with the derailment, Ventura County prosecutors said on Thursday. Prosecutors said they would await more investigative findings before making a final decision on whether to charge Jose Alejandro Sanchez-Ramirez, 54, in connection with Tuesday's crash in Oxnard, about 45 miles (72 km) northwest of Los Angeles. Sanchez-Ramirez was found walking and "in distress" over a mile from the crash site and was later taken into custody on suspicion of felony hit-and-run for leaving the scene of the accident. He had been scheduled to appear in court on Thursday but was now expected to be released after Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten's office said in a statement that "no charges will be filed at this time" against him.
(Reuters) - A California couple, married 67 years, died hours apart while holding hands this month, their daughter said on Thursday. Floyd Hartwig, 90, and wife Violet, 89, died on Feb. 11 in their home in Easton, California, outside Fresno, their family said. The couple had known each other since they were children and married in 1947 while Floyd was on leave from the Navy, going on to settle in a ranch in Easton. "They enjoyed working side by side their entire lives," said daughter Donna Scharton.
Southbound Churn Creek Road was closed from Old Alturas Road to Dana Drive for about an hour as police investigation a traffic collision involving a car and a motorcycle.
Chico State will honor a century of basketball Saturday night. The current team can also clinch its second CCAA title in program history in the final two games of the season.
Redding police have arrested a man who was wanted for a shooting that took place in October of 2014.
The California Board of Foresty and Fire Protection is holding a public hearing in Redding Thursday to discuss proposed maps for fire protection.
Making his first PGA Tour start of 2015, McIlroy hit his first tee shot in a bush, made two double bogeys over his first nine holes and finished with his worst score in America since August, 3-over 73, during the first round of the Honda Classic.
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Looking for help for the stretch run, the Miami Heat turned to a familiar face.
Former Louisville Cardinals guard Chris Jones has been charged with raping one woman and sodomizing another and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday morning.