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  • Police Investigate Deadly Shooting in South Stockton

    STOCKTON — Police are investigating a deadly shooting in south Stockton. The shooting happened Tuesday on Colfax Court, in a neighborhood between Pock Lane and Highway 99, around 11:20 a.m. Police say an 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. When the teen’s mother and grandmother arrived at the court, they weren’t allowed to cross the yellow crime scene tape and reach their loved one. The mother was also frustrated that her other son, who’s 14, was already escorted […]

  • Wildlife Officials Say There’s No Evidence of Alligator in Elk Grove Lake

    ELK GROVE — It certainly has the neighborhood abuzz. Some neighbors near Elk Grove’s Camden Lake say they spotted an alligator in the water last week. Sharon Anderson, the Camden Neighborhood Association President, saw the alligator herself on Thursday evening and is warning her neighbors to be alert. “Just kind of stay clear. Keep your eyes open,” said Anderson. “When we don’t see the ducks and geese in the water, maybe that’s an indication that we should be clear of […]

  • Disturbing Animal Cruelty Case Investigated in Clarksburg

    CLARKSBURG — Officials in Yolo County are investigating a troubling case of animal cruelty in the Clarksburg area. On April 10, animal services responded to a spot along Willow Point Road near Jefferson Boulevard for reports of an injured pit bull. The white and tan dog was found emaciated with an injured reproductive area and with a large, infected cut on her abdomen. “When our officer arrived there and looked the dog over, he saw this huge long incision on […]

  • Crews Respond to Early Morning House Fire in Modesto

    MODESTO — Crews are investigating the cause of a house fire that broke out early Thursday morning in Modesto. Firefighters investigating a report of smoke responded to a home along Park Place, near Prescott Junior High School, shortly before 3 a.m. The fire department says the home was boarded up, and firefighters had to pry off the boards to get inside. Four more fire engines and one ladder truck also responded to the fire, which was contained in about 20 […]

  • Man Arrested after Knifepoint Robbery in Lodi

    LODI — Police in Lodi say officers arrested a man early Monday morning after a robbery at knifepoint. Investigators say happened around 3 a.m. near Lockeford Street and Cherokee Lane. After searching the area, officers arrested 25-year-old David Vandenberg. Police say Vandenberg matched the description of the suspect and was carrying one fixed-blade knife and one spring-loaded knife. Vandenberg was booked into jail on charges of robbery and having a spring-loaded knife.

  • Roseville Police Search for Bank Robber

    ROSEVILLE — Police in Roseville are looking for a man who robbed a bank early Saturday evening across from the Westfield Galleria. Investigators say he was inside the Wells Fargo branch at 1172 Galleria Boulevard around 5 p.m. The man was described as being around 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, between 150 and 180 pounds with dark hair and a beard. Police say a witness reported the man had one ear that stuck out more than the […]

  • Moccasin Dam ‘Failure No Longer Imminent’ after Facilities Downstream Evacuated

    TUOLUMNE COUNTY — Crews have been working for hours to make sure Tuolumne County residents are safe after that massive flooding. The Moccasin Dam was expected to fail Thursday afternoon after heavy rain in the area brought a surge of water to the Moccasin Reservoir. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning through 2:15 p.m. Friday for south-central Tuolumne County. Flood waters were expected to move down Moccasin Creek into the Don Pedro Reservoir. “Very stressful because we […]

  • Police Investigate Deadly 2-Car Crash in Folsom

    FOLSOM — Police are investigating a deadly, two-car crash near the intersection East Bidwell Street and Blue Ravine Road. Sgt. Andrew Bates with the Folsom Police Department reports a driver in a black Porsche sedan speeding west on Blue Ravine Road lost control of his car. It struck a white truck on the other side of the road. Witnesses say they heard explosions as the Porsche caught fire at the scene. Passersby tried to save the driver in the Porsche […]

  • Kennedy High School Classrooms Evacuated after Threats

    SACRAMENTO — Classrooms at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento were evacuated Friday after some students received threats, Principal David Van Natten said. pic.twitter.com/17GBkOMsN9 — SCUSDKennedy (@SCUSDKennedy) March 16, 2018 Van Natten said there was an increased police presence at the campus Friday. Police said the threats were sent via text message to some students. The messages made reference to bombs on campus, according to investigators. Students were taken to the Elks Lodge on Riverside Boulevard. The school says […]