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Recent Articles
  • Vehicle Fire Leads to Possible Hate Crime Investigation in Vacaville

    VACAVILLE — A vehicle fire led investigators to a possible hate crime in Vacaville. On Monday just after 9 p.m., the Vacaville Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on William Street near downtown Vacaville. The car was engulfed in flames and was destroyed by the fire. Prior to the fire, someone spray-painted KKK on the side of the car. “You don’t see that kind of thing around here,” said Vacaville resident Ester Hamrick. The owner of a nearby gas […]

  • Woman Found Dead, Partially Clothed in Modesto Alleyway

    MODESTO — It had been a terrifying discovery, a woman partially clothed was found dead Friday in an alley on Grape Avenue in Modesto. Now with her identity confirmed as 41-year-old Jenny Wu, neighbors are saddened and rattled. “It’s just really nerve-wracking at this point around this neighborhood right now ’cause I was just out here you know,” neighbor Carlos Sandoval said. Heather Graves, a spokeswoman with the Modesto Police Department, said the suspicious death is now a homicide. She said Wu […]

  • Sheriff’s Department Investigates South Sacramento Shooting

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department investigated a shooting near 23rd Avenue and Mendocino Boulevard on Sunday night. Deputies say one person was found with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. The person was transported to an area hospital. K9 search being conducted near 23rd Ave/Mendocino. All residents plz stay inside.#SSDAIR — Sacramento Sheriff (@sacsheriff) April 24, 2017 No other information was immediately available.

  • Friends, Family Remember Janet Mejia at Prayer and Healing Vigil in Stockton

    STOCKTON — At least 100 people attended a prayer and healing vigil service in honor of Janet Mejia on Thursday night. Friends and family gathered at the Stockton Kids Club to share their memories of Janet. Guests were asked to wear purple clothes and lipstick because it was Janet’s favorite color. Janet Mejia was reported missing April 12 by her roommate. Several days later, her body was found in Placer County. Mejia’s other roommate, Teris Vinson, is accused in her […]

  • Power Inn Road Shut Down for Several Hours as Police Investigate Deadly Crash

    SACRAMENTO — Police shut down Power Inn Road between Junipero and 52nd Avenue for several hours after a deadly crash on Thursday afternoon. Officers with the Sacramento Police Department are investigating the vehicle versus motorcycle crash. Police say the 45-year-old motorcyclist, Tony Martinez, died at the scene of the crash. Shyann Saelee, 18, was a passenger riding in the vehicle and was transported to an area hospital where Saelee later died. No other details were immediately available. Stay with FOX40 and FOX40.com […]

  • Surveillance Camera Catches Smash-and-Grab Purse Theft Outside Post Office

    FRENCH CAMP — Law enforcement are looking for a man who can be seen on surveillance stealing a woman’s purse from her car on Wednesday morning. The woman parked her car and quickly went into the post office on East French Camp Road just after 6:30 a.m. A man in a dark car can be seen on surveillance tailing the woman right after she walked into the post office. Within a minute, he gets out, punches her window, steals her […]

  • Suspect Arrested in Connection to South Modesto Homicide

    MODESTO — A man has been arrested in connection to a South Modesto homicide, police said Wednesday. Michael Christopher Suarez is accused of killing 55-year-old Steve Monkhouse. Police say a sergeant patrolling the Tioga Drive and Legion Park Drive the night of April 9 came across a suspicious vehicle. When the sergeant tried to contact the man inside the vehicle, he discovered the man was dead. Police say Monkhouse was inside his vehicle when he was allegedly attacked with a […]

  • Friends, Family Pay Tribute to 11-Year-Old Killed in Woodland Crash

    WOODLAND — Friends and family gathered for a memorial they never thought they would have to attend on Wednesday — a tribute to a young man who lost his life as the result of a crash on Interstate 5. Loved ones released balloons in honor of Jimmy Heredia. Jimmy was described by family and friends as sweet, loving, incredibly honest and respectful. Jimmy was about to become a big brother. His mom is due to have a baby girl early […]

  • Detectives Looking for More Possible Victims in Child Molestation Case

    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY — The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for more possible victims in a child molestation case. Earlier this year, 26-year-old JB Yancy was arrested following a three-month investigation. Yancy is accused of molesting a child in North Richmond. Yancy is currently being held on $1 million bail at the Martinez Detention Facility. Detectives believe there may be additional victims and would like to talk to anyone with information. Yancy has resided in Vallejo, Richmond and Fairfield. […]