A 26-year-old woman was declared brain-dead after a crash at a busy Redding intersection Thursday afternoon. The driver responsible for the accident has been arrested for driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
Kilroy Roybal knows what it's like to kill another man, "I regret it and wish I'd never done it," said Roybal Thursday during a speach in Oroville. But back in the Sixties when Roybal, 75, helped start what's called the Mexican Mafia in East Los Angeles, killing a rival gang member was a source of pride. "I wanted to be somebody, and be recognized," Roybal said. "I wanted to be a part of a family, because my (real) family didn't want me to be around." A lack of self-esteem is what Kilroy says draws young boys to gang life. For him getting out required some divine intervention. "Jesus is keeping me alive; that's no jive," he said laughing.
The Chico Fire Deptartment has a new interim chief. Shane Lauderdale has taken over for Keith Carter, who retired after 28 years with the department.
Sheriff says Trinity County has been "overwhelmed by commercial marijuana grows hiding behind Prop 215."
Michael Phelps has qualified fastest for the 100-meter butterfly final in his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics.
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball "for possessing a foreign substance on his person" in Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox.
The Chicago Cubs just can't win. Even on their stadium's birthday.
Suspended winger Matt Cooke of the Minnesota Wild apologized Thursday for the knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado's Tyson Barrie during their first-round playoff series.