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Sarah Acosta is part of the FOX40 morning news team. She joined the team January 2017.

Sarah comes from Corpus Christi, TX where she was a reporter for three years for the ABC affiliate KIII 3News. Her first job was at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times working as an online personality and reporter for During that time she also partnered with Clear Channel and KIII 3News for weekly contributions. Sarah also had internships with the Texas Tribune, covering Texas politics and public policy, The Dallas Morning News, as a breaking news reporter, NBC DFW, as a features reporter and for the Corpus Christi Caller Times, as a multi-media journalist.

She grew up in Corpus Christi, TX and calls South Texas home. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2010 with a bachelor’s in Convergence Journalism, and was the managing editor of SMU’s news website, The Daily Mustang. She played for the SMU Women’s Tennis team, she was also an avid tennis player in high school, graduating from Richard King High School in Corpus Christi.

Sarah loves to volunteer with her certified Go Team Therapy Dog, Scooby Doo. She and Scooby are part of a National Therapy, Crisis and Service Dog group that volunteer their time to the local community. They are excited to start volunteering in the Sacramento area! In her free time she and Scooby like to go on runs and visit dog friendly businesses.

Recent Articles
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    Evacuees, Donations Fill Placer County Fairgrounds

    ROSEVILLE — The Placer County Fair grounds in Roseville opened late Sunday night to any evacuees, providing a safe and comfortable place for Oroville and surrounding area residents who endured a stressful evacuation Sunday night. It took the Murray family nearly four hours to drive from Yuba City to the Roseville area. They had to sleep in their cars because they had no where to go. “We were at the super center Walmart over on Sierra College, and we stayed […]

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    Sacramento Apartment Fire Under Investigation

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Metro Fire is investigating an apartment fire that broke out around 5:45 a.m. Friday. The fire was at a complex in the 3700 block of Morse Avenue. About 10 occupants have been displaced due to the fire. Only one unit was significantly burned but surrounding units had smoke and water damage. At least three patients were transported to area hospitals for burns. Investigators are on scene trying to determine the cause of the fire as well as the […]

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    Fatal Accident in Rancho Cordova Causing Major Backups on Highway 50

    RANCHO CORDOVA — Authorities are investigating a fatal accident on Highway 50 near Zinfandel Drive in Rancho Cordova. At least five vehicles were involved in the incident that occurred around 4:30 a.m. Friday. All lanes on eastbound Highway 50 were condensed down to one lane as motorists travel through that area. All lanes were back open around 6:30 a.m.

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    Recent Death Highlights Dangers Tree Trimmers Face

    SACRAMENTO — High winds and several inches of rain from recent storms have toppled trees across our region. That means contractors like Jose Beltran are very busy. He works for Wright Tree Service, a company contracted out by the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District to remove trees and branches from power lines. Working high above the ground, with high voltage power lines, Beltran knows his job is a dangerous one. “First, we got to pray to God that nothing is going to […]

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    Police Investigate Del Paso Heights Shooting

    DEL PASO HEIGHTS — The Sacramento police are investigating a shooting in Del Paso Heights after a man showed up to a hospital with gun shot wounds around 2 a.m. Wednesday. The man reports he was standing outside of his home in the 3000 block of Mahogany Street when an unknown number of suspects pulled up and opened fire. Right now, authorities say they do not have a known number of suspects and don’t have any information on which direction the […]

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    ‘Third Go Around’: Sloughhouse Restaurant Owner Makes Best of Flooding

    SLOUGHHOUSE — The owner of the Meadowlands restaurant says flooding is something they’ve dealt with several times since opening in December. “Third go around. Luckily, we had no water (inside) and hopefully the same will happen this time,” Meadowlands owner Ron Gilliland said. “But we are going to sandbag and be prepared the best we can.” An overflowing Deer Creek has turned the Meadowlands parking lot into a small pond. Gilliland joked that patrons can enjoy the waterfront view, and says he […]

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    Snowy Weather Means Driving with Caution through Truckee

    TRUCKEE — The sound of chains being thrown on tires or clunking against the pavement could be heard all over the Sierra Monday. Drivers had to deal with wind, rain, snow and ice in the morning, slowing many drivers along I-80 in Truckee. “It’s all snow, so just trying to make sure I get across, that’s why I guess the chains are really necessary,” driver Tony Freeman said. “So I’m not mad, that’s my safety.” Freeman says he is used […]

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    First Responders Participate in Monticello Training Drill

    Sarah Acosta is out in Winters learning about the Annual Monticello Dam Technical Rescue Training Drill.  Winters Fire, along with numerous other Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement agencies; conducted its annual training drill at the Monticello Dam – Lake Berryessa. Fire Captain Lopez has the details.

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    Winter Storm Moves into the Sierra

    NYACK — Steady snow in the Sierra calls for chain control Thursday morning. Up I-80 at the Drum, Applegate exit Caltrans has set up shop making sure chains are in place. Chains are mandatory for all vehicles without 4WD and snow tires. There is about 4-5 inches of snow so far. I-80 chain control R2,EB/WB Drum to Stateline. Trucks MAX , turning all single drives pulling trailers EB Applegate/Hwy 20 WB Stateline. — Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) January 19, 2017