My name is Ian McDonald, I’ve lived in Sacramento for my whole life and I’m the executive producer of digital content.

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  • 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 […]

  • Roommate Arrested in Janet Mejia Death

    SACRAMENTO — A man previously identified as a person of interest in the shooting death of Janet Mejia has been arrested, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said. According to Sergeant Tony Turnbull, 25-year-old Teris Vinson was already in custody for unrelated weapons charges. Teris Vinson has now been charged with the killing of roommate Janet Mejia – he was in court today on unrelated gun charges @FOX40 pic.twitter.com/oK7W3pHvNA — Eric Rucker (@EricRuckerfox40) April 17, 2017 Vinson was a roommate of […]

  • Officials: Midtown Sacramento Fire Determined to be Electrical, Accidental

    SACRAMENTO — Investigators say the large fire that seriously damaged an auto repair business Sunday in Midtown Sacramento was electrical and accidental. No one was reported injured by the fire. A number of vehicles, tires and plastic and rubber materials, along with gasoline, helped fuel the flames. The fire did not spread to any neighboring buildings.

  • Crews Respond to Large Fire in Midtown Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento firefighters responded to a large fire Sunday morning in Midtown. The fire was at a large auto repair facility on J Street between 16th and 17th streets. Large auto repair facility at 17th and J burned. No reports of injuries at this time, no known occupants at time of fire. pic.twitter.com/s6ejHxYf4a — Sacramento Fire (@SacFirePIO) April 16, 2017 Many vehicles, tires, plastic and rubber materials as well as gasoline were inside the warehouse, which Sacramento fire officials say […]

  • ‘Twelve Rounds’ Brewery Owners Leaving Business Following Backlash over Controversial Comments

    SACRAMENTO — The owners of Twelve Rounds Brewing Company in Sacramento announced that they are leaving the business amid backlash over some controversial Facebook posts. In January, Twelve Rounds owner Daniel Murphy posted to his private Facebook profile that he was “disgusted” in the participants of the Women’s March on Washington and related events. He added that politicians attending the marches were “pieces of garbage.” In previous posts, Murphy is said to have targeted immigrants and the LGBTQ community. What followed […]

  • Flight Departing from Sacramento Makes Emergency Landing in Modesto

    MODESTO — An Alaska Airlines flight from Sacramento made an emergency landing Sunday morning in Modesto. According to the Modesto Fire Department, a fire was reported in the plane’s cargo area. Fire investigators say a positive heat signal was found on thermal imaging, but no visible fire was found. Sixty-two people were on board the plane, which was bound for San Diego. There were no reported injuries. The initial cause of the emergency was not immediately known.