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A KOMO news helicopter crashes outside the television station on March 18, 2014 in Seattle, Wash. (credit: H. Quinn/CBS Seattle)

2 Killed In Seattle News Helicopter Crash Near Space Needle

The Seattle Fire Department says the two people killed when a KOMO-TV news helicopter crashed Tuesday morning outside its station near the Space Needle were inside the chopper.

03/18/2014

A Sonoma County Sheriff's Helicopter (sonomasheriff.org)

Helicopter Rescues Dog From 90-Foot Cliff In Sonoma County

The dog’s owner called 911 at about 1:45 p.m. to report that her dog, a black Labrador retriever, had fallen over a cliff in the Portuguese Beach area.

03/15/2014

A person shined a laser pointer at Chopper 5 while covering a fire in East Palo Alto on February 14, 2011. (CBS)

Central Valley Man Sentenced To 14 Years For Pointing Laser At Police Helicopter

A Central California man convicted of pointing a high-powered laser at a police helicopter was sentenced Monday to spend 14 years in federal prison, a term prosecutors believe to be among the region’s longest for such a crime.

03/11/2014

A specialized helicopter was set to measure radiation levels in the Bay Area.

Helicopter To Measure Bay Area Radiation Levels From The Sky

A helicopter may be seen flying at low-level altitudes over parts of San Francisco, Pacifica and Oakland this week, but authorities said the public shouldn’t be alarmed.

08/27/2012

CHP Helicopter

Sunnyvale Air Force Doctor, Friend Recount Shasta Survival Story

While awaiting a rescue helicopter, they ended up saving one of the paramedics who was there to save them.

07/11/2012

Oakland Police Department helicopter, also known as Argus. (CBS)

Donation Allows Oakland Police Helicopter To Fly Again

A donation from a private group will help the Oakland Police Department’s helicopter spend more time in the air to help catch criminals, Police Chief Howard Jordan said Wednesday.

05/30/2012

Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor. (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Body Found At Bodega Head Was Sonoma Man, No Link To Yacht Crash

A man found dead at the base of a cliff at Bodega Head on the Sonoma Coast Tuesday evening was identified Friday as 58-year-old Brian Christopher Abel of Sonoma.

04/27/2012

Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor. (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Helicopter Recovers Body From Bodega Bay Waters

A body was recovered from the waters in Bodega Bay Wednesday morning, a Sonoma County sheriff’s lieutenant said.

04/25/2012

U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Rescues Boaters After Cold Night Near Bodega Bay

The Coast Guard said two men and young boy are OK after they spent a cold night at sea on a disabled small boat.

04/08/2012

Downed Aircraft

Pilots Survive Midair Collision In Solano County With Minor Injuries

The owner of a helicopter flight school, with a student who was involved in a midair collision over Solano County, says the aircraft narrowly escaped what could have been a deadly crash.

02/20/2012

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