15 Freeway To Vegas Reopens After Standoff With Man Suspected Of Murdering His Mother Southern California's most direct route to Las Vegas was shut down for nearly 24 hours after an officer-involved shooting with a man suspected of murdering and dismembering his mother.
Search Suspended For Man Swept Away In Flash FloodsEfforts to find a 67-year-old man swept away during flash flooding last week were suspended Tuesday because deep, wet mud in the area made the search too dangerous.
Truck Driver Caught In Highway 58 Flooding Recounts OrdealThe driver of a big rig who was trapped in severe flooding on Highway 58 in Kern County last week spoke publicly about his ordeal on Monday for the first time.
Southland Thunderstorms Leave Behind Muddy MessA section of Southern California found itself waist-deep in mud as the weekend arrived, and a highway overtaken by flowing debris looked like a buried junkyard of hundreds of cars that would likely take days to dig up.
M3.6 Quake Rattles Lancaster Area; No Damage ReportedA small quake rattled a section of southern Kern county early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
150-Acre Brush Fire In Kern County Now Fully Containedirefighters say a brush fire that scorched more than 150 acres in Kern County is fully contained.
Winds Push Tehachapi Fire To 20 Square MilesA fire threatening 650 homes and a windmill farm was buffeted by erratic winds overnight and grew to more than 20 square miles, firefighters said Tuesday.
Wildfire Sparked By Plane Crash Threatens 150 HomesAuthorities say a fire ignited by a deadly plane crash in central California has grown to more than seven miles and threatening about 650 homes.
Small Plane Crash In Tehachapi Sparks 3500-Acre Grass FireResidents of at least 100 homes were forced to flee after a small plane crashed and burst into flames, killing two people on board and igniting a fast-moving brush fire that burned early Monday near a California mountain community.
Tehachapi City Councilman Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Boy, 16A Tehachapi city councilman is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy.
Feds Probe California School After Gay Teen Suicide Federal education officials are investigating a school district in a Central California town where a 13-year-old boy committed suicide after allegedly being harassed by classmates because he was gay, a spokesman for Education Secretary Arne Duncan confirmed Tuesday.
Tehachapi Teen Who Endured Gay Taunts MemorializedMore than 500 people attended a memorial service for a 13-year-old Central California boy who hanged himself after enduring taunts from classmates about being gay.
Tehachapi Teen Who Endured Gay Taunts DiesA 13-year-old Central California boy who was a target of taunts from classmates has died nine days after hanging himself from a tree.
Work Begins On Desert Power Transmission TowersWork has begun on 200-foot electrical transmission towers bringing wind farm power from the Tehachapi Mountains to urban Southern California.