* A jury has found one man guilty in the 2005 slaying of California Highway Patrol Officer Andy Stevens. The jury rejected defense arguments for Roseville resident Brendt Anthony Volarvich, 22, that the gunman's heavy methamphetamine use impacted his brain's ability to properly function. Volarvich was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Stevens, 37, during a routine traffic stop. A second defendant, Gregory Zielesch, 50, who reportedly provided Volarvich with the gun, is on trial too. The jury hung on a murder verdict for him, with prosecutors set to return to argue his case in court on Friday.
* Three guards were stabbed at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi by a pair of inmates. As a result, all state prisons were locked down for precautionary measures. The officers were in stable condition at area hospitals.
* The death of an Orange County sheriff is being investigated as a possible suicide. Officer Gerald Stenger, 41, was discovered with a gun shot wound to the head on Wednesday afternoon in a patrol car. He had recently been charged by authorities with molesting a 12-year-old boy and plans were to arrest him this week.
* Torii Hunter, Gary Matthews Jr. and Mike Napoli all homered to lead the Anaheim Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins in afternoon baseball in the Metrodome.
* Former USC quarterback Matt Leinert is in some hot water with his head coach in Arizona. Leinert apparently had a good time with the ladies recently as some recent photos show at TheDirty.com. For more on this story, visit newsblip.blogspot.com.
* 7:30 p.m. (Staples Center) San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings