OAKLAND, Calif. (CNN/KPIX) - A power company says the gnomes an artist put on its utility poles around Oakland, California can stay -- for now.
The artist, who wants to remain anonymous, says he put up more than two-thousand of them.
They're painted on pieces of wood, which are then screwed onto utility poles and other neighborhood objects.
PG&E recently learned of the art and said it would remove them. But now it says it will hold off.
They can stay until a new, suitable home is found for them.
The utility is working with the local businesses and the city to find that new home.
Police say they had the wrong man, and that Jerome Thagard, who spent four years in prison, didn't murder Steven Northrup in 2009. But the victim's family says otherwise.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
Investigators are making progress in the case of a Chihuahua thrown in a ditch while zipped up in a Coors Light thermal bag.
A registered nurse from Lockport has admitted concealing her knowledge of her boyfriend's drug dealing activities.
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