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Napa State Hospital Entrance (California Department of Mental Health website)

Son Who Killed Father With Sledgehammer Admitted To Napa State Mental Hospital For 3 Years

A Santa Rosa man who was charged with the sledgehammer killing of his father in October was committed to Napa State Hospital Thursday morning.

01/15/2015

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Escaped Jail Inmate Missing For Over 2 Weeks Found At Homeless Encampment Near Rohnert Park

A minimum-security jail inmate who walked away from a work crew in Santa Rosa earlier this week has been located and arrested, Sonoma County sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

01/15/2015

(CBS)

With Bloodied Fingertips, 2 Friends Climb Atop Yosemite And Into History Books

American rock climber Tommy Caldwell was first to pull himself atop a 3,000-foot sheer granite face in Yosemite National Park, followed minutes later by his longtime friend Kevin Jorgeson.

01/15/2015

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Average Bay Area Gas Price Now $2.61 A Gallon, Down 38 Cents Since December

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in California has dropped to $2.58, down by 39 cents since a month ago, according to the American Automobile Association’s Northern California chapter.

01/13/2015

A support group prepares to bring supplies to a pair of climbers on Yosemite's El Capitan. (Source: Corey Rick Productions)

Whiskey, Other Less Essential Supplies Delivered To Yosemite Climbers Tackling El Capitan

After a week-long battle with El Capitan’s razor thin ledges, 30-year old Kevin Jorgeson conquered Pitch-15, and was rewarded with a supply of whiskey and other goods for the remainder of the climb.

01/12/2015

(CBS)

Sonoma County Inmate Serving 90-Day Sentence Escapes From Work Crew

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has obtained an arrest warrant for a minimum-security jail inmate who walked away from a work crew Monday morning.

01/12/2015

Yosemite's El Capitan

Yosemite Free Climbers Could Be Days Away From Completing Ascension

A pair of free climbers took to Yosemite’s El Capitan’ Dawn Wall on December 27th. It’s been called the hardest rock climb in the world, but there may be hope on the horizon for the adventurers who might be days away from finishing their ascent.

01/09/2015

(CBS)

Santa Rosa Police Arrest 5 High School Students In Alleged Gang-Related Assault

Police have arrested five students on multiple offenses related to the assault of another student at Montgomery High School, police said Thursday.

01/09/2015

10-year-old Victoria Valdez went missing on the morning of January 7 from Steel Lane Elementary School  in Santa Rosa. (Santa Rosa Police Department)

10-Year-Old Santa Rosa Girl Who Went Missing From Elementary School Has Been Located And Is Safe

Santa Rosa police are still looking into what led to the disappearance of 10-year-old Victoria Valdez, as she went missing for more than two hours.

01/07/2015

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14-Year Old Injured In Gang Shooting In Santa Rosa

A 14-year-old boy was injured in a gang-motivated shooting on a downtown trail Tuesday night, Santa Rosa police said Wednesday.

12/24/2014

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