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DA charges Calif. detective in killing of tenant

Prosecutors say a Northern California sheriff's detective accused in an off-duty killing of a tenant on a rental property had a history of abusing and harassing renters. Full story

Body found in Calif. apartment kicked, strangled

Authorities say a 30-year-old Northern California woman whose boyfriend had been living for days with her badly decomposed remains was kicked and strangled. Full story

Calif. cold-cases suspect asks to represent self

An elderly Nevada man charged with killing four women whose bodies were found in rural areas across Northern California asked a judge Wednesday if he could act as his own lawyer, saying he would like to personally review the evidence before entering a plea. Full story

Shrinking funds pull plug on alien search devices

In the mountains of Northern California, a field of radio dishes that look like giant dinner plates waited for years for the first call from intelligent life among the stars. Full story

Feds join investigation into Calif. mosque fire

Federal investigators are joining the investigation into a fire that destroyed a mosque and damaged a nearby church in Northern California over the weekend. Full story

Pain at the pump puts holidays on hold

   High gas prices are forcing some to curb annual Easter trips and stretch their dollar to the last drop. NBC’s Kristen Welker reports.

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Minor earthquake shakes northern California

Police: Calif. man tried to take bus at knifepoint

Man threatens road crew at California landslide

Tests show radiation normal at Jackson hospital

Road access to Calif. town restored after 3 days

Jackson hospital runs tests over radiation worries

Police seek bomb-maker in Calif. driveway blast

Newspaper bomb injures northern California man

Calif. county sees 3 twisters in 2011

Missing Calif. teacher left message on blackboard


  Pipe bomb found in No. Calif.

Authorities say one person was injured when a pipe bomb disguised in a newspaper exploded at a residence in Vacaville. Msnbc's Peter Alexander reports.

  Calif. could see ‘significant’ tsunami damage

Lucy Jones of the United States Geological Survey tells TODAY’s Meredith Vieira that 7- ft. waves could pound the West Coast with Northern California and Oregon likely getting the most damage.

  West Coast prepares for likely tsunami

KNTV’s Jeff Ranieri reports that “wave action” is expected to rock the West Coast from Washington to Northern California and that people should avoid the coastline until the crisis passes.

  More snow for Midwest

The Weather Channel Mike Seidel reports live from Minneapolis.

  West braces for mudslides

A state of emergency is declared in the Golden State amid fears that the heavy rains will trigger dangerous flooding and even mudslides. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.

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A cyclist has an umbrella malfunction while riding through the rain in downtown Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Storms are sweeping through Northern California bringing rain to the Central Valley and snow in the Sierra Nevada.