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  • Bid for Amazon Heats Up

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento’s bid to attract one of the world’s most valuable companies is heating up. The capital city was just highlighted by Inc. Magazine as one of the top five dark horse cities for Amazon’s next headquarters. Amazon says it plans to spend more than $5 billion on the facility and hire as many as 50,000 workers. CEO Barry Broome of The Greater Sacramento Economic Council discusses the intense, multicity bidding process. The stakes are high as the winning […]

  • Sacramento Deputy Uses Dance to Give Back to the Community

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento County Deputy Gen Saelee didn’t let her full uniform stop her from busting a move at the California State Capitol on a hot afternoon, and it was all for a good cause. FOX40’s  Ty Steele caught the deputy line dancing during the 18th annual Walk for Wishes, an event that raises money to grant wishes for young people suffering from life threatening medical conditions. “I’ve always been a dancer,” said Saelee after her impromptu dance session was […]

  • Who Killed Robin Brooks? DNA Technology Helps Paint Portrait of Killer

    ROSEMONT — Cold case investigators said Robin Brooks was raped and stabbed to death inside her apartment in the Rosemont area of Sacramento County more than 37 years ago. Detectives have a full DNA profile of the suspected killer from his blood, but the case is still unsolved after all these years. But now, new technology is giving detectives a different way to look at the DNA and a glimpse at what the killer could possibly look like. It’s called […]

  • Medical Marijuana Emerging as Effective Treatment for Some Pets

    SACRAMENTO — Wiggles is one happy dog. The 6-year-old pup is active, and loves to play at the dog park. But three years ago, his owner, Becky Davies, thought those days were over. “When he was about three years old, I noticed he was in a lot of pain. He would wake up in the middle of the night crying when he had to move,” Becky told FOX40. Wiggles was diagnosed with hip dysplasia. A vet prescribed him two medications […]

  • The Mother Whose Son’s Wish Inspired a Worldwide Movement

    NATOMAS — They grant a wish every 17 minutes worldwide, but the Make-A-Wish Foundation was born out of a mother’s tragedy. Linda Pauling started the foundation 37 years ago after her son Christopher Greicius passed away from Leukemia. Just days before he died, law enforcement in Arizona granted his biggest wish — to become a real cop. “It was a marvelous, marvelous day,” Pauling said as she sat inside the wishing room at the Wishing Place in Natomas. Days later, […]

  • Olivehurst Family Determined to Find Young Woman’s Murderer

    If you have a cold case you’d like FOX40 to look into, please email us at YUBA COUNTY — A group of residents in Olivehurst are still grieving the loss of 20-year-old Chairo Garibay, who was brutally murdered more than 11 years ago. Chairo’s parents, extended family and loved ones hold an annual memorial in December to remember her life and pray that her killer is brought to justice. “She’s not here, she’s not here for me to hold,” said […]

  • Sacramento Organization Surprises Grocery Shoppers With Holiday Gifts

    RANCHO CORDOVA — Shoppers at a Grocery Outlet in Rancho Cordova were surprised with Christmas gifts Thursday by a local church. Unity of Sacramento members delivered stockings full of goodies, which included toys for kids and scarves for the winter, to the grocery store. The organization even paid for everyone’s Christmas dinner grocery bills. The ministry’s mission was to provide help for economically challenged shoppers at a time when it is needed most. Its members were looking to spread acts of […]

  • 30 Years Later, Still No Arrests in Killing of Retired Folsom Prison Guard

    EL DORADO COUNTY — It has been more than 30 years, and there are still no arrests in the senseless killing of retired Folsom prison guard Halley Wing. Now, the El Dorado County Office of the District Attorney is releasing never-before-seen evidence in hopes of solving the case. “We’re going to find the person, if at all possible, and hold them accountable for their actions,” said El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson as he stood in front of the […]

  • Who Killed Robin Brooks? Sacramento Sheriff’s Department Working to Solve Cold Case

    ROSEMONT — Robin Brooks left her job at Donut Time in the Rosemont area of Sacramento County around midnight on Wednesday, April 24, 1980, and was found sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in her apartment the next evening. While Brooks’ case has gone unsolved for more than 36 years, homicide detectives have the suspected killer’s DNA. “It’s very frustrating because we have our suspect,” said retired Sgt. Micki Links with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. “We have his DNA, […]