A Union Pacific train crashed into a stranded semi-truck near Chowchilla, California, Sunday afternoon. KFSN-TV reports that the truck driver was walking down the tracks frantically waving at the train to slow down, but the train was unable to stop in time. The trailer was demolished on impact, sending its cargo, boxes of trail mix flying. The nearly mile-long train was carrying hundreds of military vehicles, mostly Stryker armored personnel carriers, from Ft. Lewis, Washington, to Fort Irwin, California.
A hero cat saved a little boy from a vicious dog attack in Bakersfield, California. Roger Triantafilo‘s 4-year-old son was riding a bike in their driveway when he was attacked by the neighbor’s dog. Right away the family cat jumped to the boy’s rescue, chasing the dog away. According to reports, the boy was taken to a hospital and received 10 stitches, while the dog was picked up by animal control and will be put to sleep.
KTLA’s Courtney Friel was reporting about a fire near L.A., when a shirtless man took the opportunity to ask her out. Because what reporter can resist a shirtless guy with a dog, right?! Watch the crazy video below:
A Toyota Corolla involved in a car crash in San Diego, California, ended up on top of a fire hydrant. The water that erupted from the ground lifted the car and kept its back side in the air for hours.
Teachers at Los Alamitos High School in California read tweets about themselves that where supposedly posted by their students. The tweets are not as mean as the ones from Jimmy Kimmel‘s ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets’ series, but some of them are still funny.
A huge wave breaks windows at the Moby Dick restaurant in Santa Barbara, California.
A couple of California runners living in Portland gave an interview to KOIN 6 News about how great it is to run in the snow. Irony struck very soon after that…
Youtuber Marge Brigadier sets the scene: ‘The Million Dollar Otter of Wild Kingdom fame has a new pup, born around Jan 15. Here the pup is on the back of a boat, crying for mom and then they cuddle and groom.‘
Tyler Fox walked the 2,600 mile Pacific Crest Trail across the United States and filmed three seconds of the hike each day, over the course of four and a half months. Here’s what he saw:
An elderly Scottish couple had a very close encounter with a bear while visiting relatives in Pasadena, California, Tuesday morning. Bob and Irene McKeown were completely oblivious to the bear’s presence and didn’t notice that the bear was right next to them on the porch as they were leaving the house. The whole incident was caught on the home security camera: