Panel OKs parole for former Manson cult member Van Houten

Apr 15, 2016

Panel OKs parole for former Manson cult member Van Houten

A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she and other cult members went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife. The now-66-year-old Van Houten was “numb” ...

Goat cruises California mall, gets Starbucks fix

Apr 11, 2016

Goat cruises California mall, gets Starbucks fix

Police say a goat apparently needed a caffeine fix when it wandered into a Starbucks in Northern California. Rohnert Park police Sgt. Rick Bates says dispatchers received several calls Sunday morning about a goat named Millie wandering around a strip mall on the city’s ...

Man scales cliff to propose to girlfriend, needs helicopter rescue

Apr 8, 2016

Man scales cliff to propose to girlfriend, needs helicopter rescue

As marriage proposals go, Michael Banks’ was a cliff-hanger. Banks, 27, scaled 600-foot Morro Rock just off California’s Central Coast early Thursday morning to propose to his girlfriend, who was watching via FaceTime video. The good news: Banks’ girlfriend said yes, according to Morro ...

Apr 8, 2016

Czechs charge California man, 23, with quadruple murder of kin

Prosecutors brought murder charges on Thursday against an American man accused of killing four of his relatives in the Czech Republic and then trying to incinerate their bodies. Kevin Dahlgren, 23, was extradited to the Czech Republic last year after fleeing to the United ...