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  • Sacramento Police Arrest Man Suspected of Spray Painting Swastikas on Church

    SACRAMENTO — Police in Sacramento have arrested a man suspected of spray painting swastikas on the exterior of a midtown church. Officers responded to the┬áSt. Francis of Assisi Parish on 26th and K streets to find the symbols painted onto the walls on Saturday. Surveillance cameras were faced the opposite direction. Investigators say 23-year-old Nico Traversie was identified as the suspect. By the time investigators zeroed in on Traversie, police say he’d already been arrested for a separate vandalism incident. […]

  • Crews Respond to Brush Fire along American River Parkway

    SACRAMENTO — Firefighters in Sacramento are responding to a brush fire along the American River Parkway. Crews have arrived on site of large grass fire in American River Parkway, North side of river, South of Woodlake neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/OuxNcAkmTS — Sacramento Fire (@SacFirePIO) June 22, 2017 The fire was reported at mile marker 4, which is near the Arden-area Costco. Stay with FOX40 for more as this story develops.

  • Car Fire Spreads to Grass, Homes near Carquinez Bridge

    VALLEJO — A car fire at the Carquinez Bridge toll plaza spread to the brush, according to the Vallejo Fire Department. At least four homes were damaged by the fire, Vallejo Fire spokesperson Kevin Brown said. More homes along Bayhurst Drive, on the hill overlooking I-80, were threatened. Traffic on eastbound I-80 was being held at the toll plaza. It was not immediately known how the car caught fire. City officials in Benicia say residents may notice smoke drifting in.

  • Sacramento Losing Two Music Venues in Span of One Week

    SACRAMENTO — In the span of a week, Sacramento will lose two popular music venues — leaving a big hole in its independent music scene. Sunday, the Starlite Lounge on 21st Street between P and O streets will host its final show. In a Facebook post, the venue said it was “out of options,” adding that managing a live music venue is a “constant uphill battle.” Starlite — which used to be known as the Town House — hosted all […]

  • Lincoln Police Officers Pull Suspected Drunk Driver from Burning Car

    LINCOLN — Police in Lincoln pulled a man from a burning car late Sunday. Officers responded to reports of a vehicle hitting a pole at 8th and H streets around 11:20 p.m. Because of the crash, power lines had fallen and started a grass fire. Power was also knocked out for about an hour. Police say the fire had spread to the car by the time the unconscious man was rescued. Some of the fire had to be extinguished in […]

  • Gene Simmons Files to Trademark ‘Devil Horns’ Hand Gesture

    Rock legend and KISS bassist Gene Simmons has filed to trademark the iconic rock & roll “devil horns” hand gesture. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Simmons filed the application on Friday. Simmons claimed to have first used the gesture during his band’s 1974 “Hotter Than Hell” tour. The actual origins of the gesture are fuzzy, and the gesture carries different meanings across different cultures. In some Mediterranean cultures, the horns signal to a man that his spouse is committing adultery. […]

  • Deputies Investigate Body Found in Walnut Grove-Area Orchard

    WALNUT GROVE — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a homicide after a body was found Thursday morning in an orchard near Walnut Grove. Investigators say the body was discovered by a worker making his rounds near Twin Cities and River Road. The body was said to have a gunshot wound to the upper body, and investigators believe the man was killed where his body was found. Detectives did not release any more information about the victim, and said […]

  • Sacramento’s Last Remaining Kmart to Close

    SACRAMENTO — The last remaining Kmart store in Sacramento is closing in September, as part of a larger batch of closures announced this week by parent company Sears. The closures are indicative of a continued downward trend for brick and mortar retail, but many neighbors in the lower-income Fruitridge area say they rely on the South Sacramento store. Sears says a liquidation sale at the Stockton Boulevard and Lawrence Drive location will begin June 15. It will close its doors […]

  • Motor Homes Collide, Close Highway 49 South of Grass Valley

    NEVADA COUNTY — A collision between two motor homes closed both directions of Highway 49 near Golden Chain Drive, south of Grass Valley, on Tuesday afternoon, according to Caltrans. Witnesses who live nearby say they heard a loud boom and came out to see the two motor homes stuck together. “It sounded like a big explosion,” said witness John Boyd. The CHP says just before 1:30 p.m., Raymond Poquette, 77, of Grass Valley, was driving a Ford Pace Arrow southbound […]