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    CHP Officer Dies Following Motorcycle Crash in South Sacramento

    SOUTH SACRAMENTO — A CHP motorcycle officer has died after crashing into a pole during a pursuit in South Sacramento on Wednesday evening. The officer has been identified as 31-year-old Lucas Chellew. He was an officer with the CHP for eight years and was assigned to the South Sacramento division. The crash happened near Stockton Boulevard and Fruitridge Road about 5:45 p.m. Chellew was ejected from his motorcycle. Chellew was transported to UC Davis Medical Center. He suffered major injuries in the […]

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    Sacramento Police Investigate After Two Pedestrians Hit, Killed in Separate Crashes

    SACRAMENTO — Police are investigating after two pedestrians were hit and killed in two separate incidents on Thursday night. The first crash happened about 7:17 p.m. near Marysville Boulevard and Roanoke Avenue in Sacramento. Police say Ronald Johnson, 62, was crossing Marysville Boulevard when he was struck by a sedan heading north. The driver stayed on scene and cooperated with police. The second incident happened about 10 minutes later near the intersection of North Seventh Street and Richards Boulevard. Police say […]

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    Fire Destroys Modesto Mobile Home

    MODESTO — A fire destroyed a mobile home on Oakdale Road in Modesto on Thursday afternoon, fire officials said. Crews with the Modesto Fire Department at the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District were called out about 12:35 p.m. for reports of a fire at Glenwood Mobile Home Park. A double-wide trailer was fully engulfed and the fire was threatening to spread to the mobile home next to it. Crews were able to contain the fire, and the neighboring mobile home […]

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    Evacuations Ordered Due to Potential Failure at Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway

     OROVILLE — Immediate evacuations were ordered Sunday for residents in parts of Butte, Sutter and Yuba counties, according to officials with the California Department of Water Resources. Officials say a hazardous situation is developed at the Oroville Dam auxiliary spillway Sunday afternoon. Officials anticipated a failure of the auxiliary spillway at Oroville Dam by 6 p.m. The DWR has increased water releases to 100,000 cubic feet per second. That is nearly double what they were previously releasing, which relieved the pressure on the auxiliary […]

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    Five People Hospitalized, Intersection Shut Down After Crash in Roseville

    ROSEVILLE — The intersection of Baseline and Fiddyment roads was closed Monday afternoon after a multi-vehicle crash. The Roseville Police Department said five people were hospitalized from the seven-vehicle crash. Roseville Police say Mary Catherine Eddy, 58, was driving a large RV and fled the scene of a minor accident near Cirby Way and Vernon Street. A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy, who had stopped to investigate the smaller accident, chased her to Baseline and Fiddyment, until the RV hit several other vehicles […]

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    Butte, Sutter, Yuba County Jails Evacuated Due to Possible Failure at Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway

    BUTTE COUNTY — Inmates of the Butte County Jail were evacuated due to the possible failure at the Oroville Dam emergency spillway. The Butte County Sheriff’s Department says they evacuated all 578 inmates at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday out of an abundance of caution for the safety and security of the inmates. The inmates were escorted by the California Highway Patrol to the Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County. In Sutter County, the sheriff’s department says about 100 high-risk inmates […]

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    Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Could be Used as Soon as Early Saturday

    OROVILLE — A different kind of thunder – rocking the night in Butte county in the midst of the latest round of storms. It’s the sound of more and more water rushing through the already cracked spillway on the Oroville dam. Officials with the California Department of Water Resources announced Thursday that the reservoir’s emergency spillway would likely be used, perhaps as soon as the early morning hours of Saturday. “We’ve lived here all of our lives so I wasn’t too […]

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    Fairfield Police: Man Approached Teen, Tried to Lure Her into His Car Twice in Two Days

    FAIRFIELD — A man tried to lure a 15-year-old girl into his car twice in two days, according to the Fairfield Police Department. On Thursday, the 15-year-old girl told police a man tried to lure her into his car as she walked on Beck Avenue near Cadenasso Drive. She said about 7:15 a.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday the man stopped near her and asked her if she needed a ride. Both times, the teen declined and walked away. The first […]

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    ‘Bearded Bandit’ Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison for String of California Bank Robberies

    OAKLAND — The so-called “Bearded Bandit” was sentenced Thursday to 45 months in prison for a string of bank robberies that covered much of Northern California. Kenneth Michael Ellis, 31, of Stockton, pleaded guilty on Nov. 16 to eight counts of unarmed bank robbery and agreed to pay more than $28,000 in restitution, according to the FBI. According to the plea agreement, Ellis admitted to using force or intimidation to rob banks in Fremont, Gilroy, Concord, Dublin, Pleasanton and Lafayette. […]