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  • Manteca Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting outside Boys & Girls Club

    MANTECA — Police in Manteca are investigating a Thanksgiving afternoon shooting along W Alameda Street. Officers say the shooting was reported just after 2:30 p.m. The scene appears to be outside the Boys & Girls Club of Manteca building. Investigators say shots were fired out of a car and hit a man walking on the sidewalk. The man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the hip and is expected to recover. The Boys & Girls Club […]

  • Deputies: Dad Arrested on Multiple Charges after 4-Year-Old Daughter Found Dead Near Putah Creek

    WINTERS — A man has been arrested on several charges after his 4-year-old daughter was found dead Sunday near Putah Creek, according to the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to a home near Owings Court and Shams Way in Winters late Sunday afternoon, which is near the creek, after getting a report of a possible drowning. The girl was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The girl’s father, 26-year-old Markeese Carter, was arrested and booked into […]

  • Domestic Violence Suspect in Custody after 10-Hour Standoff with SWAT Officers

    SACRAMENTO — A domestic violence suspect was taken into custody after barricading himself inside a South Sacramento home for more than 10 hours. The man was wanted on a domestic violence charge, police said. He was in a home in the Meadowview area, along De la Vina Way near Deer Lake Drive, when the standoff began around 9 a.m. According to police, the suspect was the only person inside the home. An earlier tweet from the police department said the […]

  • Sheriff Releases Surveillance Video of Morning Sherri Papini was Found

    WOODLAND — Surveillance video from a Jehovah’s Witness hall in Woodland shows Sherri Papini moments before she was found Thanksgiving morning in 2016. Highway Patrol in Yolo County responded to a northbound onramp to Interstate 5 shortly before 4:30 a.m. after Papini was found, three weeks after she went missing from near her Redding home. Surveillance video released by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday shows Papini walking across an empty parking lot at the hall on County Road […]

  • Man Jailed after Fight with Rancho Cordova Officers

    RANCHO CORDOVA — Police in Rancho Cordova arrested a man Tuesday after an apparent struggle with officers. According to the Rancho Cordova Police Department, officers stopped 41-year-old Anthony Rushing over an “improper use of the crosswalk” near the Zinfandel light rail station. Rushing ran, police say, and a violent confrontation unfolded when officers caught up with him. At one point, investigators say Rushing dropped a knife he had. Police say Rushing tried to grab an officer’s gun before he was […]

  • UPDATE: ‘Do Not Drink’ Advisory Lifted for North Sacramento Tap Water

    UPDATE: Sacramento’s Department of Utilities has lifted the “do not drink” advisory in North Sacramento. There is no further indication of possible contamination and the water is safe to drink. SACRAMENTO — A part of North Sacramento has been cautioned to avoid drinking tap water, according to a flyer distributed by the city. The affected area is east of Norwood Avenue, between Interstate 80 and Main Avenue, to Pell Drive. According to the city, a “purple discoloration” was seen in the […]

  • Photographer Captures Eerie Scene as Postal Worker Delivers Mail to Devastated Santa Rosa Neighborhood

    SANTA ROSA — An aerial cinematographer captured an eerie scene Tuesday, flying a drone above a postal worker delivering mail in a Santa Rosa neighborhood devastated by fire. “It was a trippy thing — he was actually delivering the mail,” Douglas Thron told the San Jose Mercury News. Thron has done drone photography for the Discovery Channel, TIME Magazine and major real estate firms, among others. “I’ve covered wildfires and floods before and I’ve never seen anything like it. I’d […]

  • City of Calistoga Under Mandatory Evacuation Order

    CALISTOGA — The entire city of Calistoga was put under a mandatory evacuation order Wednesday as fire conditions worsened. Residents were told to leave the city by Highway 29 south either by the Silverado Trail or by Zinfandel Lane, then west to the highway. An evacuation shelter was opened at American Canyon High School. Residents were told to leave no later than 5 p.m. By Wednesday evening, all that was left in Calistoga was emergency crews keeping a close eye […]

  • Homes Destroyed in Fast-Moving Yuba County Fire

    YUBA COUNTY — A quickly-spreading wildfire in Yuba County has destroyed several homes and structures, and threatens even more. Current evacuations, road closures and shelters: https://t.co/rVEtx3lQ8C — Yuba County (@YubaCounty) October 9, 2017 The so-called Cascade Fire had quickly grown to 5,000 acres overnight into early Monday, according to Cal Fire. #CascadeFire Willow Glen Rd Marysville Rd. Yuba County 2500+ acres multiple homes damaged and destroyed. — CAL FIRE NEU (@CALFIRENEU) October 9, 2017 Highway 20 between Marysville Road and […]