Officer David White with the California Highway Patrol says a CHP pilot was targeted last week over Fair Oaks.
"The cockpit illuminated by a laser. Instinctively, he looked and the laser hit him in the eyes. So, he had temporary blind ness real quick, but he used the camera system that's on the airplane which has low-light lenses -night vision- and they were able to find the suspect shining the lense."
The FBI's program will combine a billboard and public service campaign with rewards of up to $10,000 dollars for information that leads to the arrest of someone shining a laser at a plane or helicopter.
"I would best describe it as if you were in a completely darkened environment and your eyes were very much acclimated to the night and someone set off a flash camera right in your face. But, unfortunately, this sometimes can last for a much longer duration so it would almost be a continual flash like that for in my experience up to 45 seconds."
Targeting an aircraft with a laser is punishable by five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Forty minutes after gunfire at Sac City College, students received alerts via texts and emails from the school. Meanwhile, news of the shooting spread rapidly on social media and students are asking whether they should have been notified sooner.
(AP) - Sex offenders who willfully remove their location-tracking devices would face up to three years in state prison under a bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown.
A year-long independent investigation of a deadly bank robbery and chase in Stockton last year comes to a simple conclusion: Too many officers fired their weapons.
Transgender victims of violence in California will now have more legal protections.
Tuesday marks the 32nd year for neighborhood-crime-prevention events that are hosted as part of "National Night Out." The tone of some of the events is changing.