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  • Police Investigate Shooting Death in North Sacramento

    NORTH SACRAMENTO — Sacramento police are investigating a shooting death in North Sacramento. Police say the shooting happened near Eleanor Avenue and Rio Linda Boulevard just prior to 9:45 p.m. Sunday. The police department says a man in his 30s was shot several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene outside of the Westwind Apartments. The manager of the apartments told FOX40 the shooting had nothing to do with the complex. According to management, the fight started off the […]

  • Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation at Elk Grove Movie Theater

    ELK GROVE — An Elk Grove movie theater was evacuated Sunday after reports of a natural gas leak. The Cosumnes Fire Department was called out to the Century and Laguna 16 and XD movie theater Sunday afternoon. When crews arrived, they found an active gas leak inside one of the walls of the movie theater. Crews shut down the gas main to the building. The building will remain closed until the gas main is turned back on, after the necessary […]

  • Oroville Police on the Lookout for Homicide Suspect

    OROVILLE — One person is dead following a shooting in Oroville and police are searching for the suspect. Police say the shooting happened on Fort Wayne Street near Burlington Avenue about 12:45 p.m. Thursday. When officers were arriving on scene, they were told someone had already been transported to an area hospital. The Oroville Hospital then confirmed two people had been brought in and were being treated for gunshot wounds. During the course of their investigation, officers discovered Christy Seim, […]

  • West Sacramento Woman Accused of Stabbing Her Brother to Death

    WEST SACRAMENTO — David and Cindi Ortega — caught in time cradling their newborn grandson. They had no idea that four years later, the baby’s mother, their daughter, would be charged with murdering her own brother. “I still love her. She’s my daughter,” said David Ortega Sr., the father of the victim and the suspect. David Ortega Sr. Spoke with FOX40 over the phone from his home in Idaho on Thursday. He was there Wednesday night when he got the […]

  • Two Kids Discover Man’s Body in Bushes Near Modesto Irrigation District Substation

    MODESTO — Two boys playing near a Modesto Irrigation District substation made a grisly discovery on Thursday evening. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department says the two boys found a man’s body in the bushes about 5 p.m. near Yosemite Boulevard and Yosemite Meadows Drive in Modesto. “When I saw feet, I didn’t know if he was sleeping or not, and then I didn’t know if he was homeless,” 11-year-old Noah, one of the boys who found the body, told FOX40. […]

  • Sacramento Police Investigate Deadly Tuesday Night Shooting

    SACRAMENTO — Police in Sacramento are investigating a deadly Tuesday night shooting. Police say the shooting happened around 7:17 p.m. on Academy Way near Kenwood Street. When officers got on scene, they found one man with a gunshot wound. Officers performed CPR on the victim, but he died at the scene. As of 6 a.m. Wednesday, authorities were still on scene investigating. No suspect or motive information has been released. The victim has been identified as 43-year-old Tony Sotelo. Police […]

  • 19-Year-Old Man Arrested in Connection to Rancho Cordova Hit-and-Run That Left 11-Year-Old Boy with Major Injuries

    RANCHO CORDOVA — A 19-year-old Rancho Cordova man has been arrested in connection to a hit-and-run crash that left an 11-year-old boy with major injuries. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department says the crash happened about 1:20 p.m. near Croetto Way and Mills Park Drive in Rancho Cordova. An 11-year-old boy who was riding an electric scooter was hit and the driver of the vehicle ditched his car and left the scene on foot. The boy suffered major injuries and was […]

  • Two Arrested After Melee Involving More Than 100 Juveniles Shuts Down Stockton Malls

    STOCKTON — The Weberstown and Sherwood malls in Stockton were closed early Tuesday night after police were called out for reports of more than a hundred juveniles fighting with each other. There was a heavy police presence in the area on Tuesday night as officers investigated. A mall security guard told FOX40 that the melee began about 6:45 p.m. near the See’s Candies store in the Weberstown Mall. The chaos then moved through the rest of the mall. The security […]

  • 20-Year-Old Arrested for Deadly Hit-and-Run in South Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Police Department investigated a deadly hit-and-run crash Monday night. The crash happened near Freeport Boulevard and Florin Road about 9:13 p.m. Jataj Zuniga, 20, was later arrested for the hit-and-run. Police say they were able to find him because of identifying information found at the scene. Southbound Freeport Blvd south of Florin Rd is closed while #SacPD investigates a fatal hit and run collision. Dept spokesman on scene, media can meet in CVS parking lot. pic.twitter.com/FlYcRJ7Vrt […]