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Butte Sacramento

Federal jury convicts Chico meth dealer

SACRAMENTO — Following a three-day trial last week, a federal jury convicted a Chico man of possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute and being a felon in possession of a

San Luis Obispo

SLO police looking for links in string of computer burglaries

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A man was arrested on a burglary charge after he was seen and confronted trying to steal a computer from an apartment on the 1200 block


Armed robber hides inside bookstore

SACRAMENTO — Authorities are hoping someone can identify an armed robbery suspect who held bookstore employees at gunpoint last week just before closing. At 10:39 p.m. on Feb. 3, employees


Roommate dispute turns deadly

SACRAMENTO — A father and son have been arrested for the fatal stabbing of a Sacramento man inside his residence. City police arrested 24-year-old Nicholas Koppe for murder on Sunday,

San Luis Obispo

Armed robbery suspect evades police, Cal Poly security

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A masked man armed with a semi-automatic handgun escaped police after being kicked in the stomach by one of two security guards he was trying to

San Luis Obispo

50 arrested at cockfighting event

ARROYO GRANDE — Close to 50 people were arrested on animal cruelty charges Sunday, after a tip led police to a large cockfighting exhibition in rural Arroyo Grande. Sheriff’s deputies

Santa Barbara

Police unveil civilian schooling dates, terms

LOMPOC — K-9 and SWAT operations, narcotics investigations, criminal law, and patrol procedures may be standard fare for the men and women of Lompoc’s police force, but rarely does the


Double-murder suspect apprehended after 18 years on the run

SACRAMENTO — A double-murder suspect who has been on the run for 18 years was apprehended by police in Pennsylvania earlier this month, Sacramento authorities said Tuesday. Ricky Van Tran,


Police release composite sketch in Sacramento sexual assault

SACRAMENTO — Police have released a composite sketch the man responsible for a sexual assault near Jacinto Creek Park nearly a month ago. Around 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2009,

El Dorado

Transient suspected of shooting down fellow homeless camp resident

PLACERVILLE — A dispute over property is suspected as the motive behind the deadly shooting of one transient by another Sunday afternoon. El Dorado sheriff’s officials on Monday announced the