California

Firefighters continue to battle Calif. fires

Several wildfires are still ravaging areas of Southern California, while firefighters continue to battle the flames. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, progress has been made in containing the Los Angeles and Riverside County fires.



DNA links Calif. man to 1996 cold case

Police used DNA evidence to link a California man to a 1996 cold case. During a press conference Friday, Fresno’s police chief revealed 52-year-old Nick Stane was arrested in connection to the rape and murder of former Fresno State University student Debbie Dorian.




Calif. tour guide charged with espionage

A naturalized U.S. citizen from China has been charged for “acting as an illegal foreign agent.” 56-year-old Xuehua Peng, also known as Edward, was working in the San Francisco area as a tour and sightseeing operator.



Calif. Gov. Newsom signs package of bills to combat homelessness

California is continuing to work toward a solution to the state’s growing homelessness crisis. Lawmakers are passing new legislation, in hopes of combating one of the state’s most overwhelming problems. State Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of bills on Thursday, which aim to reduce the number of homeless people living on the streets.


Marines charged in alleged human smuggling

More than a dozen of Marines in California are formally charged for allegedly smuggling illegals and committing drug-related offenses. Friday, the Marine corps officially announced charges against 13 camp Pendleton-based marines who were arrested in July during an NCIS investigation into the human-smuggling operations.