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  • Lincoln Woman Seen on Surveillance Video Stealing Purse Turns Herself In

    LINCOLN — The Lincoln woman seen on surveillance video stealing another woman’s purse in a Walmart earlier this week has turned herself in, police announced Thursday evening. The Lincoln Police Department credited the reach of social media with the arrest. Investigators say the woman, identified as 45-year-old Amber Herrington, turned herself in after she learned she was identified. She was arrested in connection with the Walmart purse theft and another purse theft police say happened a few days earlier.

  • Weeks after Oroville Spillway Emergency, All Evacuation Advisories Lifted for Butte County

    OROVILLE — All evacuation advisories and warnings have been lifted for Butte County, more than five weeks after the Oroville Dam spillway emergency. “These past six weeks have been a very difficult and unsettling time for many individuals and families affected by the danger posed by fast-moving erosion to the emergency spillway,” Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said in a news release sent Wednesday. “I couldn’t be more proud of this community and the countless unsung heroes who helped their neighbors […]

  • Tonight: Can 911 Find You?

    It’s a dangerous assumption — one that can be the difference between life and death — that 911 operators will know exactly where you are when you call from a cell phone. Tonight, on FOX40 News at 10, why 911 may not be able to find you.

  • Sacramento Man Arrested in Deadly Hit and Run

    SACRAMENTO — A man has been arrested in connection to a deadly hit and run near Hagginwood Park, Sacramento Police announced Saturday. Investigators say a man was riding a bicycle near Marysville and Las Robles Boulevard when he was struck by what appeared to be a blue work truck. The driver fled and the bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash shut down Marysville Boulevard for some time while police investigated. Friday, the alleged driver was arrested at […]

  • Car Crashes Through Elk Grove Computer Repair Shop

    ELK GROVE — Two people were injured Wednesday afternoon after a car crashed through an Elk Grove computer repair shop. Police in Elk Grove said the driver of the car and a person inside the PC Doctor store had minor injuries. The store is along Bond Road, near the corner of E Stockton Boulevard. It was not immediately known what caused the car to drive through the storefront, but the crash appeared to have caused significant damage to the shop. […]

  • Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva Appears in Court, Pleads Not Guilty

    STOCKTON — Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva walked into a San Joaquin County courtroom wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, handcuffs and a distraught look on his face. It’s not how Jose Nunez Sr. and Antonia Botello imagined him. “Just a surprise. I says ‘what!’ I can’t believe it,” Nunez said. Nunez and Botello lost their son Jose Jr. back in October 2016. Days before, they lost their niece, 3-year-old Melanie Martinez. Both were victims of gun violence. They said Silva […]

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    Chase Ends with Crash in Natomas, 5 Taken to Hospital

    SACRAMENTO — Five people were taken to the hospital, one in critical condition, after a police chase ended with a crash Wednesday afternoon in Natomas. According to Sacramento Police spokesperson Bryce Heinlein, the chase ended along West El Camino Avenue near Truxel Road. One suspect ran from the scene, Heinlein said. Traffic in the area is expected to be impacted for some time. It was not immediately clear what the suspects were wanted for.

  • Oroville Spillway: Mandatory Evacuation Order Reduced to ‘Warning’

    OROVILLE — The nearly 200,000 people evacuated after erosion was discovered Sunday at the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway got some good news Tuesday afternoon — they are allowed to return home. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said the mandatory evacuation order for the area has been reduced to an evacuation warning. Honea said residents should still be prepared to leave if conditions make a dramatic turn for the worse. Bill Croyle, acting director of the Department of Water Resources, said […]

  • Light in the Sky? It Was a Missile Test, Navy Says

    SACRAMENTO — An object moving across the sky was spotted early Tuesday morning in Northern California. According to U.S. Navy spokesperson John Daniels, the Navy launched two Trident II missiles from a submarine off the coast of California. Daniels said tests like this happen frequently, to make sure their systems are working properly. The unarmed missiles were launched from the sea, flew of the sea and landed in the sea, Daniels said.