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  • CHP: Passenger killed in suspected DUI crash

    FAIR OAKS, Calif. (KTXL) — A woman was jailed on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday following a deadly crash in the Fair Oaks area. The California Highway Patrol says shortly before 9 p.m., officers responded to a crash along Sunset Avenue near Pennsylvania Avenue. A Chevrolet Tahoe had hit the right side curb and a support wire on a power pole before SUV flipped, according to investigators. The front passenger was not wearing a seatbelt, officers said, and […]

  • SMUD outage caused by bouquet of Mylar balloons affects thousands in Orangevale, Folsom

    ORANGEVALE, Calif. (KTXL) — More than 27,000 SMUD customers lost power Tuesday morning, primarily in Orangevale and Folsom. SMUD first reported the outage shortly after 9 a.m. By 9:30, power was restored to nearly 8,000 customers. Just before 10 a.m., power was restored. The company reports the outage was caused by a bouquet of Mylar balloons that went into a substation transmission line in Orangevale. @SMUDUpdates SMUD personnel have restored power to customers in Orangevale-Folsom-Citrus Heights outage. Caused by metallic […]

  • Video shows two Carnival cruise ships collide at Cozumel

    The Carnival Glory and Carnival Legend collided Friday morning while at port in Cozumel, Mexico, leaving one passenger injured. Eyewitness video of the aftermath shows a portion of the Carnival Glory’s deck was left crushed after the crash. **VIDEO CONTAINS PROFANITY** Carnival Glory just crashed into Carnival Legend and almost crashed into Oasis of the Seas at the Cozumel cruise port. #FoxNews #RoyalCaribbean #CarnivalLegend #CarnivalGlory #OasisoftheSeas — Matthew Bruin (@BruinMatthew) December 20, 2019 “We are assessing the damage but […]

  • No injuries after school bus crashes into Citrus Heights home

    CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif. (KTXL) — A school bus crashed into a home Monday morning in Citrus Heights, according to the CHP. Investigators said a San Juan Unified School District bus was heading east on Tupelo Drive near Andrea Boulevard. The bus hit a parked car, a telecommunications box and a fence before hitting the house. The driver said he had fallen asleep, according to the CHP. The driver was not suspected to have been impaired, investigators said. No students were […]

  • Valley High School locked down as officers search for armed suspect

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Valley High School was put on lockdown Thursday as officers searched for an armed suspect in the area. The Sacramento Police Department said its officers and deputies with the county were helping the county probation department in its search. Investigators say just before 11:30 a.m., they saw a juvenile fall off his bike. When they went to see if he was OK the boy pulled out a semi-automatic handgun. He then took off running through Valley […]

  • Firefighters respond to train derailment near Roseville

    ROSEVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — Crews responded to a train derailment Friday afternoon at the JR Davis Railyard near Roseville. According to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, five rail cars derailed around 12:15 p.m. Three of the cars contained butane and the other two were carrying lumber. Roseville Fire is on scene of a multi car train derailment at the JR Davis Railyard. The cars derailed are not actively leaking any product and there is currently no threat to the Roseville […]

  • Rockslide blocks traffic on Highway 50 near Echo Summit for hours

    ECHO SUMMIT, Calif. (KTXL) — Massive boulders crashed onto the westbound lane of Highway 50 east of Echo Summit on Monday. While no cars were caught underneath the rockslide, plenty were stuck because of the mess. Caltrans got right to work clearing the rockslide. Traffic had to be held in both directions at times during the five-hour cleanup. When possible, there was one-way, controlled traffic. By 7 p.m., the California Highway Patrol said the rockslide was cleared and all lanes […]

  • Forecasters discourage Sierra travel Tuesday evening, all day Wednesday

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — If you’re heading over the hill and through the woods for Thanksgiving, you better leave sooner rather than later. Nearly 50 million people plan to drive for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the American Automobile Association. But those heading through the Sierra need to be prepared for a winter storm warning. On Monday, Mike Bellini was getting a jump-start on his Thanksgiving. “Because I don’t want to hit traffic. So, yeah. Get up there early and […]

  • Officers search for owner of dogs suspected of killing man

    MADERA, Calif. (KTXL) — Police in Madera are searching for the owner of two dogs they say killed a man on Monday. According to a post from the Madera Police Department’s Facebook page, the body of a man was found in a riverbed off East Yosemite Avenue near Tozer Street. Investigators say the man had died as a result of injuries he had from a dog attack. Police identified the man as 38-year-old Lasaro Macedo. At the scene, police say […]

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