The Dothan Personnel Board expects to take a few weeks to decide what could be a landmark case involving the use of social media by police.
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
Repairs have begun on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, where dozens of broken anchor rods could delay completion of a new span.
Authorities have set the wheels in motion to allow bicycles on all commuter trains in the San Francisco Bay area.
Craft breweries from around the country are toasting the troops with a beer aged with a unique ingredient that symbolizes America's pastime - baseball bats.
An American man accused of killing a family of four in the Czech Republic has been arrested in the United States, police said Friday.
The Ocean Conservancy, a Washington DC-based environmental organization, released its 2012 list of trash collected during its International Coastal Cleanup. More than 10 million pounds of debris was collected, with nearly 1.5 million pounds in California alone. The top items found during the cleanup:
It's a common sight on the nation's beaches: among the sand, sea foam and gnarled kelp lay plastic bottles, bags and other garbage.
The forecast for summer travel, 2013: Partly sunny.
Cold-case investigators have finished a search and say nothing was found in the former backyard of a Southern California woman who disappeared 35 years ago.
At least 22 aftershocks have struck following an earthquake in far northeastern California that was felt as far away as San Francisco and in two other states.
An earthquake has struck Northern California's Plumas County with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7.
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said the death of a Bakersfield man beaten by deputies was due to the man's heart disease, not baton blows from officers.
California Fish and Wildlife officials say they cited two men for poaching abalone from a protected area near Laguna Beach.
San Diego sheriff's officials say a deputy shot a man after he grabbed her stun gun and fired it at her.
A retired Los Angeles police detective has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Hawaii for the 2006 beating death of his wife.
A jury has found a Woodside man guilty of killing his wife in an attempt to collect her $31 million life insurance policy.
A stage manager working on Michael Jackson's ill-fated "This Is It" concert warned an AEG executive days before the star's death that he was in a physical and mental decline and needed help, according to an email shown to jurors Thursday in court.
Los Angeles County prosecutors say three former La Puente High School soccer players have been convicted and sentenced in the violent sexual hazing of fellow students last year.
A man wanted for 13 years on attempted murder charges in Los Angeles was captured in Colorado after someone called police to report he was urinating on a wall outside a KFC restaurant.
Newspaper veteran Jeffrey Johnson will be the new publisher of the San Francisco Chronicle and former Yahoo Inc. executive Joanne Bradford will be the publication's next president, Hearst Corp. announced Thursday.
Jurors who spent five months determining Jodi Arias' fate couldn't decide whether she should get life in prison or die for murdering her boyfriend, sending prosecutors back to the drawing board to rehash the shocking case of sex, lies and violence to another 12 people.
A Sacramento doctor has been convicted of sexually abusing two patients at a workers' compensation clinic.
Immigrants who are not U.S. citizens could serve as poll workers in California under one of several election-related bills that passed the state Assembly on Thursday.
Firefighters are battling a 1,500-acre fire in rugged and remote eastern San Diego County.
A former Penn State women's basketball player has written a new book to champion the anti-bullying efforts she supported during her playing days in Happy Valley.
State agencies would be required to give journalists five days' notice before they issue subpoenas to a third-party company for telephone records under legislation announced Thursday by a state senator.
A man who has been wanted in Los Angeles on attempted-murder charges for 13 years has been taken into custody in Colorado after being arrested for urinating in public.
The director of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum has announced his resignation after the museum's board declined to move forward with plans to create an inflatable pavilion at the museum.