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  • Detectives Investigating Deadly Shooting Outside South Sacramento Auto Body Shop

    SOUTH SACRAMENTO — A man was shot and killed outside a South Sacramento auto body shop on Tuesday afternoon. The shooting happened just after 1:30 p.m. outside of X-Pert Auto Body on 52nd Avenue. When deputies arrived, they found 37-year-old Arnulfo Soto suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The man, who was an employee of the auto body shop, was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses told detectives that an argument and physical altercation took place before […]

  • Stockton Police Arrest Mother on Child Abuse Charges After Toddler Suffers Head Trauma, Dies

    STOCKTON — A mother has been arrested on child abuse charges after her toddler died after suffering from head trauma, police said. St. Joseph’s Hospital called the Stockton Police Department Aug. 6 after a 20-month-old boy was brought in with obvious signs of trauma. He was also in cardiac arrest. Medical staff performed life-saving measures and the child was transferred to Oakland Children’s Hospital, but he was later pronounced dead. Stockton detectives met with the toddler’s mother, 24-year-old Mavis Allen, […]

  • Local Mom Says Her Son Got Sick After Trip to Raging Waters

    SACRAMENTO — Thirteen-year-old Josiah Paulsen says he got sick a day after visiting Raging Waters at Cal Expo. At first, Josiah thought he was suffering from heat stroke because of his symptoms — headache, diarrhea and stomach pains. But when the teen visited his doctor, tests showed he had cryptosporidium — an infection involving parasites that is commonly contracted at public pools. Josiah’s mother, Michelle Paulsen, contacted Raging Waters corporate headquarters in Los Angeles. She says they took her information […]

  • Modesto Man Accused of Stealing Mail from Dozens of People

    MODESTO — A Modesto man accused of breaking into multiple community mailboxes was arrested following a traffic stop on Friday. Officers stopped 25-year-old Matthew Boone early Friday morning and found he had a warrant out for his arrest. During a search of Boone’s vehicle, police say they found burglary tools, multiple pieces of stolen mail, and methamphetamine. A search warrant for Boone’s home was issued, where additional stolen mail and approximately 40 stolen credit cards were discovered, along with property […]

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    Evacuation Orders Lifted for Fire Burning in Plumas County

    PLUMAS COUNTY — A fire in the Chilcoot area of Plumas County prompted evacuation orders on Sunday night. Chilcoot south of Highway 70 was under mandatory evacuation orders, according to the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office. Chilcoot north of Highwat 70 and the community of Vinton were under voluntary evacuation. All evacuation orders were lifted around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The fire burned about 200 acres. A temporary evacuation center has been set up at the Vinton Grange Hall. No other details […]

  • Health Care Debate: Pence Arrives at Capitol as Republicans Near ‘Skinny Bill’ Vote

    WASHINGTON — The Senate barreled towards a vote to repeal major pillars of Obamacare late Thursday night after months of painful negotiations and soul-searching that laid bare a hard-to-swallow political reality for Republicans: There is little will left in the GOP to gut a health care law that the party has been railing against for seven years. Shortly before 10 p.m. ET, Senate Republican leaders finally unveiled legislation that had been closely guarded from the public — as well as […]

  • Counterfeit Money Investigation Leads to 3 Arrests in Oakdale

    OAKDALE — Police in Oakdale arrested two men and a woman following a counterfeit money investigation. Convenience stores, fast food restaurants and other local businesses had reported people trying to use fake $20, $50 and $100 bills. Investigators identified 39-year-old Jamie Francis and 41-year-old Stephan Ware as possible suspects and learned the two may have been staying at the Motel 6 on F Street in Oakdale. Investigators headed to the Motel 6 where they found Francis. Officers also located items […]

  • Private Basketball Coach Accused of ‘Annoying a Child’ and Violating Sex Offender Laws

    ROSEVILLE — A private basketball coach was arrested Friday on suspicion of “child annoying” and violating sex offender laws, Roseville police said. Detectives recently received an anonymous tip that a registered sex offender was offering basketball lessons to teenagers. The private lessons were held at the Roseville Sports Center and potentially other nearby locations. The investigation revealed the coach, Melvin Gabriel Allen Flemings, 28, was allegedly involved in inappropriate text conversations with some of the teens he was coaching. Flemings […]

  • Detwiler Fire Continues to Grow in Mariposa County, Prompts State’s Emergency Response

    MARIPOSA COUNTY (AP) — A wildfire burning in central California has grown, threatening several hundred structures. Firefighters are battling the Detwiler Fire near Lake McClure, a reservoir about 50 miles east of Modesto. The fire has scorched 25,000 acres since Sunday afternoon. It is just 5 percent contained. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday declared an emergency, bolstering the state’s resources to battle the fire that he said has forced thousands of residents to flee and is expected to continue burning. […]