Tag: California

WWII Veteran Gets High School Diploma 75 Years Later

15 NOV 17 13:53 ET By SARAH ACOSTA Click here for updates on this story MODESTO, CA (KTXL) — Charles Fenley was given a standing ovation Tuesday — 75 years in the making. Back in 1942, during World War II, Fenley left high school in Stockton to join the Navy. He turned 18 while storming a beach in France. “It wasn’t Hawaii and my neighbors, the French girls and wine, there wasn’t any of that either,” Fenley said. Honorably discharged in 1945, Fenley settled in Modesto where he successfully ran a car wash business for 54 years. He was...

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Gunman in Northern California rampage was not supposed to have guns

Image License Photo: Google Maps 15 NOV 17 22:55 ET By Ray Sanchez, Jason Hanna and Phil Gast, CNN (CNN) — A Northern California man who killed his wife on the eve of a rampage that claimed four others and included a stop at an elementary school was ordered earlier this year to give up his firearms, officials said Wednesday. Kevin Neal — killed Tuesday morning by police officers near Corning — was told he could not own weapons as part of a protective order for two female neighbors with whom he had a confrontation in late January, according...

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Gunman in Northern California killed wife before going on rampage

Image License Photo: Google Maps 15 NOV 17 16:32 ET By Ray Sanchez, Faith Karimi and Jason Hanna, CNN (CNN) — Kevin Neal’s deadly shooting rampage in Northern California may have been prompted by his fatal shooting of his wife, authorities said Wednesday. Neal, identified as the gunman who killed four people in a string of shootings Tuesday, shot and killed his wife the previous night and concealed her body under a floor in his home, Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said. The discovery of the spouse’s body brought the death toll to six, including the gunman. “We...

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Puerto Rico in scarce supply of hair dye amid baseball fever

BY DANICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye with even a top economist joining men going blond in support of the island’s baseball players who bleached their hair ahead of the World Baseball Classic. What began as a joke among team members playing in California has spread across the island in a trend that spiked Tuesday just hours after Puerto Rico beat the Netherlands in 11 innings to reach the championship game undefeated in the tournament, which is held every four years. Puerto Rico will...

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California dam water level drops after massive evacuation

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Water levels dropped Monday at California’s Lake Oroville, stopping water from spilling over a massive dam’s potentially hazardous emergency spillway after authorities ordered the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people from towns lying below the lake. California Department of Water Resources officials are waiting for the light of dawn to inspect an erosion scar on the spillway at the Oroville Dam, the nation’s largest. The evacuations for people living below the lake were ordered Sunday after authorities warned that failure of the emergency spillway could send a 30-foot wall of water into the communities. The lake...

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