LAS VEGAS (AP) - Mix martial arts fighter War Machine has been extradited to Las Vegas to face charges he brutally beat his porn star ex-girlfriend. The man born Jonathan Koppenhaver was booked early this morning into the Clark County jail after waiving extradition in a Ventura County, California, courtroom following his arrest. The 32-year-old Koppenhaver is accused of beating Christy Mack and her male friend at her Las Vegas home on Aug. 8 before fleeing to the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley, where he was arrested a week later.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers. Attorney General Kamala Harris filed the appeal late yesterday on behalf of the governor and the state. The move came a day after Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu finalized his June ruling that found five laws violated the California Constitution by depriving some of the state's 6.2 million students of a quality education.
HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California. Forest Service spokesman Marc Peebles said low humidity and warm weather helped the fires burning in the Klamath National Forest near the gold mining and logging town of Happy Camp to sweep across desiccated trees and steep terrain overnight.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California woman arrested with a trash bin containing her former boyfriend's body parts has been convicted of first-degree murder. Fifty-four year old Carmen Montenegro was convicted yesterday after three days of deliberations by a Superior Court jury in San Bernardino County. The Press-Enterprise of Riverside reported Saturday that jurors decided that Montenegro stabbed to death and dismembered 63-year-old Samuel Wiggins Jr.
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