A Paradise family is celebrating Tuesday night after learning their husband and father received a pardon today from President Obama.
68-year-old Stephen Arrington is an author and anti-drug, anti-bullying advocate who lives in Paradise, but travels the world with his message.
He was covicted in the early 80's of drug smuggling after being busted at the Van Nuys Airport trying to smuggle 24 million dollars worth of cocaine.
Famed auto maker John DeLoreon was also arrested but never convicted.
Arrington, who had served as a bomb disposal expert in the U.S. Navy, always maintained he was coerced into participating in that smuggling deal.
Officials have closed highways across portions of Washington and Oregon due to heavy ice and downed trees, while inclement weather has forced flight delays in California.
2016 was the third consecutive year with global temperatures soaring to record highs.
Three storms will hit California and the southwestern United States into early next week with travel disruptions from flooding and mountain snow.
After President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, America’s environmental agenda could be transformed significantly over the course of his presidency.