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  • Bus crash: No signs FedEx driver braked before crash officials say

    Bus crash: No signs FedEx driver braked before crash officials say
    RED BLUFF, Calif. -- Preliminary information indicates a FedEx truck did not brake as it crossed a Northern California median and crashed head-on into a tour bus carrying dozens of high school students, federal investigators said Saturday. There were no...
  • After bus crash, Humboldt State community embraces survivors

    After bus crash, Humboldt State community embraces survivors
    ARCATA, Calif. — For 36 hours, the faculty and students at Humboldt State University juggled normalcy and disaster as best as they could, trying to help a busload of shell-shocked youngsters from Los Angeles get through what should have been a...
  • Conflicting accounts of moments before FedEx truck, tour bus crash

    Conflicting accounts of moments before FedEx truck, tour bus crash
    ORLAND, Calif. — Two conflicting eyewitness accounts emerged Saturday as investigators delved deeper into the cause of the horrific collision between a truck and a charter bus that killed 10 and cast a pall over a college-acceptance trip to Humboldt...
  • Bus crash: Report of fire in FedEx truck, no skid marks add to mystery

    ORLAND, Calif. -- Investigators probing the collision of a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus that killed 10 were dealing with disparate clues, including reports that the truck was on fire before the crash as well as evidence that its driver appeared...
  • Metea students see consequences of DUI

    Metea students see consequences of DUI
    Tired of being stuck in a hospital bed for two weeks, Leeslyee Huerta tried the simple task of standing. She could feel the pain in her stomach and the tears welling up in her eyes, but she couldn't feel her legs. "That's when it hit me," she said....
  • Bus riders' high hopes turn to horror

    Bus riders' high hopes turn to horror
    ORLAND, Calif. — When they climbed on board the bus, most were strangers. Not friends, nor classmates. They were called together by aspiration: They were headed to Humboldt State University through a program designed for underprivileged students....
  • Fatal crash near Agua Dulce tied to 'driver fatigue,' CHP says

    A 37-year-old Palmdale man died Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash in the Agua Dulce area northeast of Santa Clarita, an apparent victim of "driver fatigue," according to the California Highway Patrol. Eduardo Hernandez was driving a 1999 Toyota...
  • Suspect arrested in hit-and-run death of LAPD officer

    Suspect arrested in hit-and-run death of LAPD officer
    A man driving a vehicle that crashed into a Los Angeles police cruiser, killing a veteran officer and seriously injuring another, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, officials said Officer Roberto Sanchez, 32, was killed in a weekend collision...
  • Man allegedly assaulted by fellow gang member at Burbank park

    Man allegedly assaulted by fellow gang member at Burbank park
    A 19-year-old Burbank man was hospitalized Thursday after he was allegedly assaulted by a member of his gang at a local park, police said. The suspect, identified by police as Cesar Ramirez, 20, was arrested on suspicion of battery on Friday and was...
  • Several injured in car crash in Edgewater

    Several injured in car crash in Edgewater
    A car crash involving three vehicles late Saturday in Edgewater injured several people, Anne Arundel County police said. The crash occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday at Solomon's Island Road and Virgina Avenue, police said. Police did not disclose the...
  • Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam

    Canton's Thomas Perry Ignored Chance To Escape To Treat The Wounded In Vietnam
    Thomas Perry was running for safety during a battle in Vietnam in 1968 when he stopped, turned around, and returned to a position being overrun by the enemy. There were wounded people there, and they they needed his help. So Perry, an Army medic who...