Free Press Journal
  • More than 1,000 homes torched in California wildfires

    Upper Lake (California): A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities has said as some evacuees were allowed to return home and new blazes exploded in what has become an endless summer of flame in the Golden State.

  • California fires cause USD 1B in damages, burn 7,000 buildings

    San Francisco: The wildfires that have devastated Northern California this month caused at least USD 1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said today, as authorities increased the count of homes and other buildings destroyed to nearly 7,000.

  • Wildfire leaves 10 dead in Northern California

    Northern California: At least 10 people were killed after wildfires driven by powerful winds tore through Northern California on Monday, forcing evacuations and destroying homes in their path.

  • Evacuations ordered in US over dam erosion

    Los Angeles, Officials have ordered over 162,000 residents near the Oroville dam in Northern California to evacuate the area, after an emergency spillway severely eroded, the media reported.

  • Facebook, Twitter feeds helped police track protesters in US

    Washington: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram provided user data access to a developer of a social media monitoring product that helped police monitor racial protests in US’ Baltimore city, an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California report said.

  • Check out goat’s caffeine fix at Starbucks 

    Melbourne: Seems this goat 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 eastern edge, reports News.com.au.

  • US protesters stop train, block highway

    Berkeley (US) : Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkeley streets as protests continued in Northern California, reports AP.