Lonnie Wong
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I’ve worked for FOX 40 since before there was a FOX TV Network; when our primary programming was old movies and MASH reruns. But we had a fledgling news show that has steadily grown.

I still enjoy covering murders, fires, local government and the occasional man bites snake story.

I spend the bulk of my time outside work raising my daughter and trying to keep my collection of bonsai plants alive, sometimes successfully.


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    Replacement for Affordable Care Act Introduced

    SACRAMENTO — A rally was held by proponents of a bill that would create a one payer health care system in response to the expected dismantling of the Affordable Care Act. Participants included nurses and health care unions, patients and health care advocates. Bill co-author Senator Toni Atkins of San Diego says Californians shouldn’t have Washington dictate how healthcare is provided to its citizens. She says now that Californians have had a taste of the Affordable Care Act, even more […]

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    Highway 50 Lanes Closed at Bridal Veil Falls for Repair Work

    EL DORADO COUNTY — U.S. Highway 50 has taken a beating this winter from avalanches and mudslides. Tuesday, it took another blow, this time after a westbound lane collapsed into the canyon bordering the south fork of the American River. The chasm was still growing by midday Tuesday threatening to take out another lane about 20 miles east of Placerville. It is unclear what caused the collapse, but it’s suspected that too much water entered the base of the pavement […]

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    School Shut Down for Rest of Week After Fire Damages Classroom

    SONORA — Officials at Curtis Creek School say numerous parents have already contacted them about wanting to help restore the school after a fire gutted one classroom and may have damaged several others Thursday morning. Piles of furniture that were damaged by smoke or water lay piled outside a pre-K and Kindergarten classroom while contractors looked for more damage. The K-8 school is Curtis Creek School District’s only campus and has seen its share of trouble over the past several […]

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    Vacaville Police Arrest Suspect in 34-Year-Old Homicide Cold Case

    VACAVILLE — It was an emotional and heart-wrenching announcement made by Vacaville Police Chief John Carli that a suspect in the 34 year-old cold case murder of DeAnna Johnson was arrested. Johnson was a 14 year-old junior high school student who attended a neighborhood party but never returned home. “Today is a day that DeAnna’s family thought would never come,” said Ginger Johnson, DeAnna’s mother. Marvin Markle, 51, attended the same party when he was 17 years old and was interviewed […]

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    Retailers See Spike in Ammo Sales After Passage of Prop. 63

    SACRAMENTO — Online ammunition retailer Wideners.com says there has been a huge spike in ammo sales since the Nov. 8, 2016 election. That’s when Proposition 63 was passed, requiring background checks for the purchase of gun ammunition. In addition, there has been concern over new ammo laws passed by the California legislature. Wideners said ammo sales in the Sacramento Metro area rose 449 percent in the two months prior to the beginning of the year. A similar sales spike was seen […]

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    Beloved Yuba City Coach Suffers Terrible Injury while on Vacation

    YUBA CITY — Community members in Yuba City are responding to an urgent call for help for a beloved high school coach who was severely injured over the holidays. Phil McCaulley was vacationing in Maui with his wife, Elizabeth, when he fractured his neck in several places. He had surgery right away but the cost of his care and transport has become hard on his family’s finances. Thankfully, McCaulley has his community’s support. Teams still practiced through the winter break […]

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    Immigrant Community Reacts to Sanctions Against Russia

    SACRAMENTO — A key leader of the Russian immigrant community in Sacramento says President Obama’s sanctions against Russia for using cyber tactics in trying to influence the presidential election smacks of sour grapes. Florin Ciuriuc is executive director of the Slavic Community Center. He says the Slavic community in the area and across the US supported Donald Trump for his stance on families, religious freedom and improving America’s status in the world. He says he’s known by Russian diplomats as […]

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    What Will California’s New Laws Mean for 2017?

    SACRAMENTO — Dozens of new laws will take effect come Jan. 1. One much debated bill will not have as big an effect as some people thought, at least in 2017. The minimum wage goes up just 50 cents an hour to $10.50 an hour. Employers with fewer than 26 employees will be exempt. However, the law will provide yearly increases to $15 an hour by 2022. A host of controversial gun laws were signed by the governor including laws […]

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    Tipster Who Recognized ‘Burrito Bandit’ Rewarded with $5,000

    FOLSOM — It was an unexpected Christmas gift for Woodland teacher Michael Monk. He was presented with a check for $5,000 by Bobby Coyote, the owner of the Dos Coyotes restaurant chain. The Dos Coyote’s Border Cafe was broken into by a rooftop burglar who unknowingly looked right into a surveillance video camera last June. At the time he jokingly talked about offering a couple of burritos for the identification of what he called the “Burrito Bandit.” But while talking […]