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California Real Estate Investor Arrested After Wife Vanishes

California Real Estate Investor Arrested After Wife Vanishes

Obtained by ABC(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) — A prominent California real estate investor is being held in connection with the disappearance of his wife, amid a widespread search for the mother of three who vanished from her home last week.Peter Chadwick, …

Bone Fragment May Link Girl Missing Since 1988 to ‘Speed Freak Killers’

Bone Fragment May Link Girl Missing Since 1988 to ‘Speed Freak Killers’

Hemera/Thinkstock(HAYWARD, Calif.) — The parents of missing girl Michaela Joy Garecht are hoping that a three-inch bone fragment will finally solve the mystery of their daughter’s 1988 disappearance.Sharon Murch, who has kept her daughter’s memory ali…

Bone Fragment May Link Girl Missing Since 1988 to ‘Speed Freak Killers’

Bone Fragment May Link Girl Missing Since 1988 to ‘Speed Freak Killers’

Hemera/Thinkstock(HAYWARD, Calif.) — The parents of missing girl Michaela Joy Garecht are hoping that a three-inch bone fragment will finally solve the mystery of their daughter’s 1988 disappearance.Sharon Murch, who has kept her daughter’s memory ali…

Obama Jokes About His Debate Performance

Obama Jokes About His Debate Performance

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — President Obama got in on the act Sunday night, joining a long line of commentators and comedians who have poked fun at his lackluster debate performance last week.Speaking to 6,000 supporters at the star-st…

California Gas Prices Soar to New Highs

California Gas Prices Soar to New Highs

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The average cost for a gallon of regular gas not only hit another all-time high in California this weekend, it’s an all-time high for the country.Prices at the pump at some service stations were more than $5 a gallon…

$4,500 in Gas Siphoned in Latest California Pump Heist

$4,500 in Gas Siphoned in Latest California Pump Heist

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(ROSEVILLE, Calif.) — With the price of gas in California reaching record highs, thieves are increasingly targeting gas tanks with the most recent heist siphoning more than $4,500 from a gas station over a span of three days.Po…

Obese California Man Arrested in Alleged Kidnap Attempt

Obese California Man Arrested in Alleged Kidnap Attempt

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A California soccer coach came to the rescue after a 425-pound gangster with more than 60 prior arrests allegedly tried to kidnap one of his young players. Santa Ana police officers arrested Victor Joseph Espinoza, o…

Roseanne Barr to Run Presidential Campaign Ads in California

Roseanne Barr to Run Presidential Campaign Ads in California

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic(SAN FRANCISCO) — One presidential candidate is buying television airtime in California, but it’s not Mitt Romney or Barack Obama.It’s former sitcom star Roseanne Barr, who is running as the Peace and Freedom Party&…

California Gas Prices Force Some Station Owners to Shut Pumps

California Gas Prices Force Some Station Owners to Shut Pumps

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Soaring gas prices across California have forced some station owners to shut off their pumps while people change their driving habits or, in some cases, avoid driving all together.A gallon of regular gas was $5.69 …

California Sex Offenders Fighting Halloween Ban

California Sex Offenders Fighting Halloween Ban

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(SIMI VALLEY, Calif.) — Five California sex offenders and their families are suing the city of Simi Valley, Calif., claiming that Halloween restrictions placed on them through a new law violate their right to free speech.The gr…

Student Who Got ‘Gay Cure’ Sues California Over New Law

Student Who Got ‘Gay Cure’ Sues California Over New Law

Comstock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A college student who claims he once had same-sex attractions but became heterosexual after conversion therapy has filed a lawsuit against California, which has enacted a law that bans so-called “gay cures” fo…

Hooded Robbers Take $2 Million in Gems from California Museum

Hooded Robbers Take $2 Million in Gems from California Museum

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(MARISPOSA, Calif.) — Robbers wearing black hoods hit the California Mining and Minerals Museum in broad daylight, using pick axes to break open the displays, officials said.California investigators are still searching for …

Pop Warner Coach Suspended For Bounty Program

Pop Warner Coach Suspended For Bounty Program

Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The president of the Tustin, Calif., Pop Warner football league and the coach of an elite team there have been suspended while the national organization investigates allegations that 10 and 11-year-old  players were offer…

New California Law Allows Self-Driving Cars

New California Law Allows Self-Driving Cars

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — California Governor Jerry Brown is raising a few eyebrows once more after signing a bill Tuesday that allows self-driving cars on public roads in the Golden State.Google engineers have made cars that don’t require dr…

Yellowfin Tuna May Set Record for Heaviest Ever Caught

Yellowfin Tuna May Set Record for Heaviest Ever Caught

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A California man got a lot more than he bargained for when he caught a yellowfin tuna in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, that potentially could shatter the previous world-record weight of 405 pounds.Rangler Guy Yocom of Dana…

Yellowfin Tuna May Set Record for Heaviest Ever Caught

Yellowfin Tuna May Set Record for Heaviest Ever Caught

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A California man got a lot more than he bargained for when he caught a yellowfin tuna in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, that potentially could shatter the previous world-record weight of 405 pounds.Rangler Guy Yocom of Dana…

Reese Witherspoon Puts Her California Estate on the Market

Reese Witherspoon Puts Her California Estate on the Market

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Reese Witherspoon has put her Spanish Colonial estate in Ojai, California on the market for a cool $10 million. The Oscar-winning actress married CAA talent agent Jim Toth at the estate on March 26, and …

Southern California Firefighters Work to Contain Bel Air Brush Fire

Southern California Firefighters Work to Contain Bel Air Brush Fire

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Firefighters in Southern California on Saturday morning are working to put out a brush fire that erupted near a major Southern California freeway Friday afternoon, authorities said.Los Angeles Fire Chief Steve Ruda t…

Police Sent to California Home of "Innocence of Muslims" Producer

Police Sent to California Home of "Innocence of Muslims" Producer

Thinkstock/Getty Images(CERRITOS, Calif.) — As outrage over the anti-Muslim film Innocence of Muslims spreads across the Middle East, police were sent to the California home of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the film’s producer, who according to authoritie…

Calif. Lifeguards Lose Job Over Popular YouTube Video Imitation

Calif. Lifeguards Lose Job Over Popular YouTube Video Imitation

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(EL MONTE, Calif.) — The popular YouTube dance music video “Gangnam Style” has not only gone viral, it’s indirectly gotten a group of California lifeguards fired. Korean pop singer PSY’s video — which sta…

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