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Appeal Democrat
Man loses appeal of 5-year sentence in stalking, battery case

An Olivehurst man who pleaded no contest in Yuba County Superior Court to stalking, spousal battery and second-degree robbery has lost his appeal of a five-year prison sentence. The Sacramento-based 3rd District Court of Appeal in its ruling issued...

Appeal Democrat
‘Compassionate’ Marysville captain moving north for career

His emphasis on community policing and outreach made him a lot of friends in Marysville. But the chance to serve as head of both police and fire protection services in tiny Lake Shastina means farewell for Capt. Mike Wilson of the Marysville Police...

Kings Corner
Brooks practices, Thornton still out

Dec 31, 2012

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Aaron Brooks (sore left ankle) participated in practice tonight and is expected to play Tuesday night when the Kings play the Detroit Pistons. Brooks sat out

FOX40
DUI Checkpoints Designed To Deter Rather Than Catch Drunk Drivers

Dec 31, 2012
DUI Checkpoints Designed To Deter Rather Than Catch Drunk Drivers

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The California Office of Traffic Safety says DUI checkpoints are designed to be more of a deterrent rather than a means of catching drunk drivers.

“Patrols catch drunks, checkpoints save lives,” said Chris Cochrane, Deputy Director of Communications for …

Elk Grove Sports Corner
Best of 2012 in Elk Grove-area sports

Glad we don't live by the Mayan calendar around here. Otherwise, we'd be talking about the final year of local sports, but there's many more coming (and 2013 should be quite interesting -- more on that later this week). 2012 definitely had some peaks ...

YubaNet.com
Legislation Passed to Upgrade Pinnacles National Monument To a National Park

Dec 31, 2012
Legislation Passed to Upgrade Pinnacles National Monument To a National Park

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YubaNet.com
Secretary Clinton being treated at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Dec 31, 2012

December 30, 2012 - In the course of a follow-up exam today, Secretary Clinton's doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at NewYork-Presb...

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FOX40
The Dangers of Celebratory New Year’s Eve Gunfire

Dec 30, 2012

Chris Biele reports from Stockton, where police are warning residents about the dangers of shooting guns in the air during celebrations.



Eduskeptic
Education: Should California adopt a 12- Month school year?

Dec 30, 2012
Education: Should California adopt a 12- Month school year?

A recent letter to the editor in the Sacramento Bee proposed that teachers should work a 12 month year, like everyone else. First, before the chorus begins about the antiquated “agrarian schedule” myth, it is just that, a myth. A popular one to be sure, but it’s wrong. The last agrarian schedule that any...

FOX40
Video: New Year’s traditions – and superstitions

Dec 29, 2012
Video: New Year’s traditions – and superstitions

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New Year’s Eve – it’s a time of worldwide celebration, and a time when we recognize traditions.

My family being from the southeast, we always have a meal of Black-eyed Peas and Cabbage. The black-eyed peas are for luck, …

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