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Bay Area county urges unvaccinated residents to get flu shots

Fairfield - Increasing flu activity in the San Francisco Bay Area has prompted health officials in Solano County to remind residents that there's still time to get vaccinated against current strains of the virus.

Free quake-recovery workshops planned Thursday in Napa

Napa - Survivors of last month's 6.0 South Napa earthquake are invited Thursday to two free recovery workshops on First Street in downtown Napa.

U.S. county to consider mandatory sterilization for pit bulls

A United States county is considering making sterilization of pit bull dogs mandatory. The Riverside County (California) Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to schedule a public hearing date on the issue.

UKIP launches County Council election video ‘My Britain’

UKIP launches a credible challenge to the three old parties as it puts forward its biggest ever field of candidates spanning the whole country for the County Council elections on 2 May.

Chicago police seize enough explosives to level a city block

Chicago - It took 81 detonations to destroy the large quantity of explosive chemicals, gunpowder and fuses Cook County Sheriff deputies seized from a trailer in a gated mobile home community. Police speculate they were being used to make illegal fireworks.

Cali coroner keeps son's heart, without telling his mother

San Mateo - A state appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit by a mother who says the county coroner kept her son's heart without her consent after an autopsy. It was months after he was buried before she found out his heart had been taken from him.

Ohio coroner's office cremates wrong toddler

Columbus - An Ohio Coroner's Office once again mixed up two bodies. Grieving parents, who had picked out a white tuxedo to bury their son were visited by the Coroner Sunday and given the devastating news "their baby boy had mistakenly been cremated."

Man killed when bomb explodes at West Virginia bar Special

Barboursville - A bomb exploded. killing a West Virginia man. Police detonated three more bombs found outside of the bar Cactus Joe's in Barboursville. Patrons are shocked by the incident in this small community and say the bomber was seeking revenge over breakup.

Trumbull County Ohio at Risk from Brush Fires

Droughts have not been serious in Trumbull County since the 80's, but the amount of rainfall this year has brought the word to the forefront of farmers' and gardeners' minds. Firefighters are also worrying about the risk of brush fires.

Sheriff's Officer Faces Sex Scandal in Orange County

An officer is being accused of assaulting and taking photographs of prostitutes in his patrol car .

King County officer shoots, kills man

An off-duty King County sheriff's sergeant interrupted a robbery, shooting and killing a man Friday night .

Ice Chunk Crashes Through Home

A Philadelphia family narrowly avoided injury after a chunk of ice came crashing through their home Wednesday evening.

Fiery Freight Train Collision in Estill County, Kentucky

4 runaway cars barrel into two CSX train engines.

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Some of the explosives found by the Sheriff s Department in a mobile home in Cook County Illinois.
Some of the explosives found by the Sheriff's Department in a mobile home in Cook County Illinois.
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Last Sunday morning s earthquake was powerful enough to damage hundreds of Northern California homes...
Last Sunday morning's earthquake was powerful enough to damage hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses.
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Entrance to the town of Weed with Mt. Shasta in the distance
Entrance to the town of Weed with Mt. Shasta in the distance
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