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Positive tests for flu at Kaiser in Santa Rosa have declined two weeks in a row, even as other parts of state grapple with worst flu season since 2009.
Residents on Dutton Avenue in Santa Rosa 'sheltered in place' for a SWAT operation during the tense eight-hour-long incident Thursday.
Police are investigating a shooting Thursday night that left a man dying in the middle of a Clearlake street.
A police cadet noticed the man climbing onto the roof of Call Hall Wednesday night.
The DUI suspect told police he was texting when he slammed into stopped traffic in Petaluma.
Coffey Park will be fully cleared of debris within two weeks and the rest of Sonoma County by end of February, the state announced at a meeting in Santa Rosa.
A woman is accused of sneaking into bridal rooms during two recent weddings and stealing bridesmaids' wallets.
Police say the man tried to smother his wife with a pillow three times before the couple purchased rope which was used to end her life early Wednesday.
The man is suspected in several smash-and-grabs at trailheads and city park garages, say police.
A wanted Santa Rosa man was arrested outside the River Rock Casino after being spotted by an alert sheriff’s deputy.
A 21-year-old woman was arrested in Santa Rosa on suspicion of DUI and drug possession after deputies noticed she was driving erratically, officials said Wednesday.
The man was found dead by a customer Wednesday morning.
All arrests were for drunken driving; none were for driving under the influence of drugs.
Three break-ins at a downtown Santa Rosa donation site for fire victims forced its closure.
The flu vaccine is not a perfect match but may still prevent illness or reduce its severity, local officials said. And, no it's not too late to get a flu shot.
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office helicopter conducted a nighttime long-line rescue to find a lost hiker in Marin County.
Santa Rosa police received reports of vehicles racing and doing donuts near the Santa Rosa campus, which led to a foot pursuit and discovery of a loaded gun and packaged cocaine.
Lake County firehouses still lead the pack in the North Bay competition, which runs through January.
Santa Rosa police detectives have arrested a 39-year-old suspect wanted in the unprovoked stabbing in the restaurant sections of Lola’s Market in south west Santa Rosa last week.
A man was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of driving under the influence following a crash in Lake County that left two of his passengers with major injuries.
A San Francisco man was arrested earlier this week in connection with a recent burglary in Windsor involving more than $3,000 worth of tools.
A 29-year-old Lake County man was arrested Wednesday for mail theft in Ukiah, the result of a holiday season surveillance program that targeted thefts from rural mail boxes.
Gunshots and an earthquake? That's what followers of the Santa Rosa Police Department's Twitter account wanted to know early Thursday.
With the holidays over, homebound seniors need volunteers to drive them to the doctor, gym or grocery store.
Clinics in a Can are now being used by Santa Rosa Community Health Center after the loss of Vista Family Health Center in the Tubbs fire.