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Woman sentenced for framing husband’s ex as stalker

A former Southern California woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for framing her husband’s ex-girlfriend, portraying her as a stalker who made death threats and set up a bizarre “rape fantasy” scheme. Angela Diaz of Phoenix pleaded guilty Tuesday to felonies including kidnapping, false imprisonment and forgery. …

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Man caught with 183 pounds of marijuana sentenced to prison

A California man who authorities say was caught in North Dakota with 183 pounds of marijuana has been sentenced to serve 1 ½ years in prison. Seventy-one-year-old Harold Miller, of Sacramento, California, was arrested Aug. 8 after being pulled over on Interstate 94 near Bismarck. Authorities say he was traveling …

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Southern California freeway lanes closed as brush fires burn

Some 200 firefighters are scrambling to stop the spread of two wildfires that have forced the shutdown of northbound State Route 57 east of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday after motorists reported one blaze along the freeway — and then a …

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Up in smoke: Wildfires scorch California pot crop at harvest

Desperate to see if wildfires had damaged his farm, Marcos Morales gunned his four-wheel-drive station wagon along the hidden dirt roads that crisscross Sonoma County vineyards. After evading police roadblocks and passing vintners’ well-tended pools and houses, he finally arrived to a disheartening sight: Scores of his marijuana plants had …

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Fresno grandmother wins $1.2 million on lottery scratcher

A grandmother of five plans to share her winnings with her family after she turned $2 into $1.2 million by playing the California Lottery. Helen Yonangitti bought her winning “Set for Life Scratchers” at the Fresno Fast ‘N Esy Chevron station on East Ashlan Avenue, the lottery reported in a …

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