Thursday, January 2
WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former CHP dispatcher and her husband are facing charges that they orchestrated deals for drugs and weapons in Yolo County. The Sacramento Bee reports that Sarah Killough and her husband Dennis Killough are being held without bail. Prosecutors say the couple sold an assault rifle and a kilogram of meth to an undercover federal agent. Authorities say Dennis Killough is a suspected member of the Hells Angels and they served a search warrant at the motorcycle club's Vallejo headquarters.
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese Consulate in San Francisco says part of its compound was damaged in an arson attack. The consulate said on its website that a person came out of a van parked outside the compound last night with two buckets of gasoline, poured the fuel on the front of the building and set it on fire. The notice said the fire caused serious damage.
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman is dead and a 3-month-old boy she was carrying has life-threatening injuries after they were struck by a vehicle on New Year's Eve in Fremont. Authorities say Ashley Capuchin got into an argument and stormed out into a busy thoroughfare with the baby. Capuchin, her 17-year-old sister and the baby were all hit as they crossed a median. The 17-year-old was less seriously hurt.
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — Detectives have launched a homicide investigation after Authorities say a popular priest has been found dead in the rectory of a Eureka church. Eureka Mayor Frank Jager tells the Eureka Times-Standard that the body of Rev. Eric Freed was found yesterday in the St. Bernard Church rectory after he failed to show up for morning mass. Freed also taught religious studies at Humboldt State University.