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  • Loved Ones Remember Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run as Police Search for Driver

    NATOMAS — At a vigil Friday night, a tight-knit circle of loved ones surrounded by a crowd of supporters shed tears for Jamari Moore, a boy known for making others smile. “At school he’d always make funny jokes, I’d laugh so hard,” said Moore’s cousin, Cabelle Boissiere. But fond memories are not yet enough to block out the way the 15-year-old’s life ended. “I wish I hadn’t gone to the scene, that’s all I can think about,” said Moore’s sister, […]

  • Mysterious Islamic Center Flyer Causes Confusion and Outrage in West Sacramento

    WEST SACRAMENTO — Some West Sacramento residents are finding flyers on their windshields alerting them to an Islamic center in the area. Residents are now wondering who is responsible for the flyers and what they’re supposed to mean. The flyer claims that someone is trying to get a permit to expand a current residential home into an Islamic center, and says it would be the third Islamic center in the area. FOX40 has learned that the home has been a […]

  • Bride Says Historic Galt Venue Booked a Car Show for Her Wedding Date

    UPDATE: Since this story was published, the bride, Kayla Rathjen, has informed FOX40 that McFarland Ranch has made all the accommodations necessary for her wedding to go on as planned.  GALT — A historic wedding venue is accused of losing a Galt couple’s wedding reservation, leaving the couple scrambling to relocate their wedding five weeks before the event.  The venue claims the bride forgot to correct the wedding date, the bride tells FOX40 that’s absurd. Two years into her wedding planning, […]

  • Hundreds Celebrate Sacramento’s New Chief of Police

    SACRAMENTO — Hundreds turned out at two different events to celebrate new Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn. Hahn was sworn in during a ceremony at his alma mater, Sacramento State University, followed by a community party at McClatchy Park in the Oak Park neighborhood where Hahn grew up. He most recently served six years as Roseville’s police chief. Prior to that he spent over twenty years with the Sacramento Police Department. In an interview with FOX40 Hahn said his first […]

  • Yuba City Father Detained by ICE During Regular Check-In

    YUBA CITY — A Yuba City father of two is facing deportation after he was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a regular check-in. Baljit Singh is from the Punjab region of India. He says he paid someone around $30,000 to bring him to Mexico, where he found someone to help him illegally cross the border into the U.S. in 2005. Singh moved from Texas to Ohion before heading to Northern California. He met his wife, Kate, while working […]

  • Man Arraigned on Second-Degree Murder Charge in Vacaville DUI Crash

    SOLANO COUNTY — A man was arraigned Friday for second-degree murder and pleaded not guilty in the death of Cindy Clay. Thomas Astarita, 65, was arrested for driving under the influence and running a red light at Nut Tree and Marshall roads, hitting Clay’s car. She later died at the hospital. The Solano County District Attorney upgraded Astarita’s charges because of his previous DUI conviction from 2013. He is being held without bail. If convicted, he faces 15 years to […]

  • Sanctuary City Crackdown Puts Stockton Police Funding on the Line

    STOCKTON — Amid threats to defund sanctuary cities, the United States Department of Justice is turning its attention to Stockton as the city seeks help to get violent crime under control. Thursday the DOJ sent Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones a letter informing him the department is in the running for the Public Safety Partnership. Police chiefs in San Bernardino, Albuquerque, NM, and the Police Commissioner of Baltimore received the same letter. However, to get the money, each department has […]

  • Neighbors Speak Out Following Shooting of Two Deputies in Yuba County

    OREGON HOUSE — The quiet Yuba County community of Oregon House appeared to be back to normal Wednesday, but below the surface, neighbors are still reeling from the shootout that left a suspect dead and two deputies injured. “It was as closest to a war zone as I have ever been in,” said neighbor Mike Lee. It was their worst fear realized — SWAT vehicles, helicopters and ambulances on the 8900 block of Marysville Road. It all started at a […]

  • Ride-Share Nightmare: Lyft Driver Says She was Attacked by Group of Passengers

    SACRAMENTO — Nakayla Hall says she loves being an Lyft driver. All my passengers would ask ‘you have any scary stories, anything messed up happen?’ I was like ‘No,I got some funny ones,” she said. But after 15 months on the job, that changed after she said she had a run-in with violent passengers left her beaten, bruised and bleeding. Just before 3 a.m. Thursday, Nakayla pulled up to the 7700 block of Amherst in South Sacramento to pick up […]