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  • Lake Tahoe Releases Prompt Flood Advisory for Placer County

    PLACER COUNTY — Officials have issued a flood advisory for a portion of Placer County as water releases from Lake Tahoe are increased to make room for future snowmelt. The advisory is expected to lift by 9:45 a.m. Thursday. In low lying areas from below Lake Tahoe to Squaw Creek, hazardous conditions could arise as the Truckee River swells. People should avoid the area during the upcoming week. Sections of the river are expected to reach flow levels not seen since the […]

  • Skiing in Summer: Squaw Valley Considers Staying Open Past July

    OLYMPIC VALLEY — Skiing under the summer, and even fall, sun could be a possibility this year as Squaw Valley Ski Resort considers staying open past July 4th. While nothing has been confirmed yet, according to public relations director Liesl Kenney, the possibility still stands for late season skiing, especially if weather permits. As it stands, the upper mountain has a base depth of 262 inches, nearly 22 feet. Following this winter’s record-breaking snowfall, the resort could extend their operations […]

  • Civil Air Patrols Help Search for Plane Missing in Sierra

    SACRAMENTO — More than 100 people from different agencies and groups are joining forces to search for a plane that disappeared in the Sierra. Two people were aboard the plane when it went missing. There has been no contact with the plane or the pilot since they disappeared. Search crews are operating under the belief that the plane crashed somewhere in Sierra County, but they are still calling their operation a search and rescue mission, not a recovery mission. Weather […]

  • Local Russian Americans Uncertain about Growing US-Russia Conflict

    SACRAMENTO — The escalating Syrian conflict stands to pit two world powers against each other. Local Russians tell FOX40 they just hope for the best. Yevgeniya Tarasova is one of tens of thousands of Russian natives who now calls the Sacramento area home. Many Russians frequent the North Highlands bakery where she works, but she hasn’t heard much talk on the U.S.-Russia conflict over Syria. She does fear for what happens if the conflict escalates. “The people who live in […]

  • Police Officers Cleared of Wrongdoing in Deadly Rocklin Shooting

    Rocklin police officers who shot and killed a man after a February confrontation have been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing. The Placer County District’s Attorney’s office announced their decision not to pursue any charges against the officers Thursday. However, the matter is far from resolved, according to activists who showed up at the Rocklin Police Department with a list of demands. Lorenzo Cruz is finally getting a funeral, more than a month and a half after he was killed during […]

  • Syrian Community Reacts to Chemical Weapons Attack

    SACRAMENTO — President Trump has ordered a missile strike on a Syrian air base in response to the chemical attack that outraged the world. The photos shocked some, horrified others, but for a few Sacramento residents, they were all too familiar. Babies, grandparents, men and women foaming at the mouth, and struggling to breathe. The chemical weapons that rained down on Syrian civilians did not discriminate, leaving an estimated 86 dead. The gruesome images that flooded television screens and newspaper […]

  • Former Prosecutor Accuses Sutter County DA’s Office of Racial Discrimination

    YUBA CITY — A former prosecutor is accusing the Sutter County District Attorney’s office of racial discrimination and harassment. And those are just the beginning of the claims in a federal lawsuit filed against the county. A former deputy district attorney is now suing her former colleagues in federal court saying, while she was fighting for justice, they were treating her unjustly. For 10 years Anu Chopra considered the Sutter County District Attorney’s office home, but her last year there […]

  • Cigarette Prices Will Jump $2 in California on April 1

    SACRAMENTO — Smokers and the businesses that serve them are gearing up for a major tax hike. Starting Saturday, the price of cigarettes increases by $2 a pack. The price of all other tobacco products is going up as well. Land Park’s Cigarettes and Tobacco store has only been open a few months. Inside they are still stocking their shelves, but most of the new merchandise is glassware for marijuana use. It’s part of their plan to focus less on […]

  • Deputies Investigate Homicide in Sacramento Motel Room

    SACRAMENTO — Deputies are at a Sacramento motel investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday night. A woman found dead in a room in the Surf Motel on the 3200 block of Auburn last night. @sacsheriff investigating. @FOX40 Fox40 pic.twitter.com/ma7f82nGDc — Karma Dickerson (@karmadfox40) March 20, 2017 A gunshot was heard inside of a room in the Surf Motel, located at 3204 Auburn Boulevard, just off of Interstate 80, around 11:45 p.m. Once Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies arrived they searched the area […]