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  • Family Looking for Man Who Saved Dog from American River

    FAIR OAKS — Chuck the pit bull mix is actually well trained. Mom and daughter, Bing and Theresa Simard, have made sure of that. Which is why they didn’t see what happened Sunday coming. “It happened pretty quick. I didn’t realize he was going to go for it,” Theresa Simard said. Bing and Theresa were walking along the Sunrise boat launch, and everything was going fine, until all of a sudden Chuck spotted some ducks. “I could not hold it anymore, […]

  • Undocumented Man Makes Desperate Plea to Stay in the Country

    Elk Grove — They were heading to Travis Air Force base to work on a construction project when two men were detained for being in the country illegally. Now, facing deportation any day, one of the men is appealing to the public’s compassion. Hugo Mejia cannot believe this is happening. “I never been in jail like a criminal,” Mejia said. But for the last 18 days he’s been in Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove by order of Immigration and […]

  • California Coalition Pushes for More Independence from US

    SACRAMENTO — The California Freedom Coalition gathered at the state capitol Friday to deliver their Independence Initiative to the Office of the Attorney General. The coalition believes that the will of the majority of Californians has not carried enough weight at the federal level. So, while their initiative does not directly call for California succession, it does push for the governor to negotiate for more autonomy for the state. Although no legislators have come out in favor of the petition, […]

  • Family Releases Video of Teen Being Swept Away by American River; Organizes Search

    The water looks inviting. It’s easy to see why Ray Cabalfin would have been tempted to jump in. Four friends were out for a hike on the Lake Clementine Trail last Thursday, when two decided to brave the rushing waters of the American River. In the video, the young woman makes it in and out with no problem. But 19-year-old Cabalfin jumps out farther. He can be seen fighting against the current, but he stays above the water. It appears […]

  • Family Desperate to Find 19-Year-Old Who Went Missing After Jumping into American River Near Auburn

    AUBURN — There are many advisories for hikers at the Lake Clementine trailhead along Highway 49, but one of those signs is causing people to stop and look. Nineteen-year-old Ray Cabalfin set out on that trail Thursday and never returned. “It’s just like numb — like shocked … I still can’t believe this is happening to our family,” said Nina Cabalfin, Ray’s sister. Ray was hiking with friends on the Lake Clementine Trail and he and another friend decided to jump […]

  • 18-Year-Old Shot, Found Dead Outside Party Near Rocklin, Witnesses Sought

    PLACER COUNTY — The Placer County Sheriff’s Department is looking for witnesses after an 18-year-old was shot and found outside a party overnight Saturday. Just after midnight authorities were called to a party in a commercial business complex on Tinker Road in unincorporated Rocklin for a shooting. When deputies arrived they say the scene was chaotic and many people were fleeing for safety. Elk Grove resident Roderick Donell Totton, 18, was found outside the party suffering from a gunshot wound. Totton […]

  • Orangevale Teen Who Drowned in American River Laid to Rest

    An Orangevale teen who drowned in the American River in Folsom earlier this month was laid to rest on Thursday. Friends, classmates and teachers of 14-year-old Micheal Powell turned out to say goodbye. Today Michael Powell, the boy who drowned in the American River was laid to rest w/ love & kindness, courtesy of the community. @FOX40 pic.twitter.com/ZcewTyMpFH — Karma Dickerson (@karmadfox40) May 11, 2017 As she reflects on the many who have paid their respects, Joy Cox says she […]

  • Folsom Facebook Community Helps Orangevale Family in Time of Tragedy

    FOLSOM — When word spread that the rushing waters of the American River swept away Michael Powell Monday—the Folsom Facebook community responded with kind words online. When the heart-breaking news came that the 14-year-old’s body was found they decided to do more than pray. “We have to be able to do something as a community lets go and try to find this person,” said Folsom resident Sara Zamani. Zamani, who knew only of the story from what Folsom residents following […]

  • Killer Identified in 2004 Jenner Beach Case

    SONOMA — Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas says a suspect is in custody in the killings of a young couple at a Jenner beach more than a decade ago. He says 38-year-old Shaun Gallon of Forestville was arrested in the killing of his brother, and investigators interrogated him in the 2004 Jenner killings. Gallon was convicted in 2009 after shooting an arrow at a man sitting in a car. The bodies of 22-year-old Lindsay Cutshall and her 26-year-old fiance Jason […]