San Diego’s Human Society discovered and seized more than 80 birds, mostly cockatiels, flying free in a poop-covered, dirty one-bedroom Rancho Bernardo apartment. The resident called asking for help, rescuers said.
Kerri Francis McCluskey of Sonora, CA, survived the 1972 plane crash into a Sacramento ice cream parlor that killed her 3-year-old sister and 21 other people. She went on to become a school counselor and to lead the campaign for a memorial at the Farrell’s site. She died of a stroke Jan. 17, 2019.
Necco Wafers, the company that made the iconic little conversation hearts, Sweethearts, went out of business last year. The company that bought the Sweethearts brand says it will relaunch the candies for Valentine’s Day 2020.
School bus driver Bernadine Reed was stopped at a railroad crossing in Darlington County, SC, when a car crashed into her bus. Reed quickly got the students off the bus as it caught on fire and burned.
Jarred Womack is accused of stabbing a man in a pants exchange, Boulder, Colorado, police said. The men agreed to swap pants, but Womack didn’t like the pair he got, so he stabbed the victim, cops said.
When firefighters airlifted two hikers to safety Monday from San Gorgonio Mountain in California, they didn’t know the couple’s husky Stella had been left behind. On Tuesday, volunteers returned to find her.
Massachusetts officials in Cape Cod responded to reports of a sick or hurt harp seal on a beach Monday. It was healthy, but officials told visitors to stay away and quit leaving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
While the spotlight has shined brightly on newly-elected progressive Democrats and their drive to shape the House of Representatives’ agenda, a small but growing group of moderate Democrats has been quietly asserting its influence.
Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers has released photos of the man sought in an attack on a Modesto Bee newspaper carrier earlier this month in downtown Modesto, California. The carrier was cut on the arm with a utility knife.
A scam initially reported as occurring up and down the San Joaquin Valley may now be statewide, a California Highway Patrol officer says. It involves drivers of purportedly disabled vehicles offering jewelry for cash.