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  • Man’s Death Linked to Walnut Grove Botulism Outbreak

    WALNUT GROVE — A drive from the Bay Area to Sacramento takes many through Walnut Grove. But some like Maria Garcia are rethinking where they stop for a break. “I’m scared to come here now, I’m just afraid,” Garcia said. Ten cases of botulism — a nerve paralyzing illness caused by toxins — are now linked to Valley Oak Food and Fuel in Walnut Grove after tainted nacho cheese sickened customers, according to the California Department of Public Health. “It’s not […]

  • Police: Man Robs Home Improvement Store Four Times in Five Months

    VACAVILLE — Police in Vacaville are looking for a man they say has robbed a Lowe’s home improvement store four times in the last five months. Investigators say the man typically spends a few minutes browsing in the store before leaving with a handful of tools. The man is said to drive a white Chevy Equinox SUV, which he usually parks near an exit. He’s described as white, between 25 and 35 years old, close to 200 pounds with brown […]

  • Arrest Made in Fruitridge Road Double Homicide, Second Suspect Sought

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said a man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of two teens on Fruitridge Road. Hieu Hoang, 20, was arrested Friday — just a day after 19-year-old Daniel Robert Murti and 15-year-old Sergio Murti, two brothers, were killed in broad daylight. Investigators are looking for a second suspect in the shooting, described only as a Hispanic male, between 18 and 22 years old, about 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighing 130 to 150 pounds. NEW: surveillance […]

  • Health Officials: Hundreds Sickened by Norovirus in Yolo County Schools

    WOODLAND — Yolo County health officials say more than more than 1,000 students, teachers and staff have been sickened by Norovirus at schools in the county. The number reported Friday was 952, which was revised to 1,001 on Monday. Health officials expected that number to increase. Norovirus symptoms include stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. It’s highly contagious and commonly spreads through touching contaminated surfaces, consuming contaminated food or drink or being in close contact with someone who is infected. Symptoms last […]

  • Big Rig Fire Closes Westbound I-80 Lanes at Colfax

    COLFAX — All traffic was diverted off of westbound Interstate 80 at Colfax after a big rig truck caught fire Monday morning. The CHP says the fire was first reported around 7 a.m. Because of the fire, cars were told to get off at Highway 174 and then back on I-80 at Canyon Way. The lanes were closed for most of the day, reopening around 4 p.m. It was not immediately known what caused the fire, or if anyone was hurt. […]

  • Sacramento Police Investigate Double Homicide Outside Illegal Marijuana Grow House; One Arrested

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Police are investigating a double homicide in South Sacramento associated with a home invasion at an illegal marijuana grow house. The department responded to the scene at the 68th Street neighborhood at 4:06 a.m., locating two people dead in the road. Police report that it appears the gunshot victims were those who attempted to break into the residence. Around the same time, the sheriff’s department received a call about another person who had been shot on Cunningham Way […]

  • 3-Year-Old Elk Grove Girl Abducted By Mother Has Been Found

    ELK GROVE — Elk Grove police say they have located a 3-year-old girl they say was abducted by her biological mother Thursday evening. Kira Chen was taken by her mother, 29-year-old Panpan Chen from her school. Chen, who does not have legal custody of Kira, was with an older woman police say the family isn’t familiar with. Police said Chen was reported to have made suicidal statements in the past week. Her family fears she may try to take the […]

  • Elk Grove Police: Girl, 3, Abducted By Mother

    ELK GROVE — Elk Grove Police are searching for a 3-year-old girl they say was abducted by her biological mother Thursday evening. Kira Chen was taken by her mother, 29-year-old Panpan Chen from her school. Chen, who does not have legal custody of Kira, was with an older woman police say the family isn’t familiar with. Police said Chen was reported to have made suicidal statements in the past week. Her family fears she may try to take the girl […]

  • ‘Travel & Leisure’ Readers Rank Sacramento 2nd Least Attractive City in America

    SACRAMENTO — As a part of its annual “America’s Favorite Places” survey from Travel & Leisure Magazine, readers were asked to rank cities based on their attractiveness. Sacramento made the list of the least-attractive cities in the US. Here’s how the list breaks down: 9. Memphis 8. Atlanta 7. Tampa 6. Cleveland 5. Milwaukee 4. Charlotte 3. Spokane 2. Sacramento 1. Baltimore Sacramento did, however, get points for being so active and having great coffee. So, maybe it’s what’s on the […]