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My name is Ian McDonald, I’ve lived in Sacramento for my whole life and I’m the executive producer of digital content.

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Recent Articles
  • Person Suspected of Stealing Bus after Pulling It Over with Stolen CHP Cruiser at Sac State

    SACRAMENTO — School officials at Sacramento State University say someone in a stolen CHP cruiser pulled over a San Joaquin Delta College bus on campus, directed the driver to get out and then drove away in the bus on Friday. CHP officials said around 12:30 p.m., officers responded to a two car incident on Highway 50 and Bradshaw. When the officer got out to talk to one of the drivers – the suspect – identified as 34-year-old Aaron Avitan – […]

  • Man Accused of Impersonating Deputy Arrested at Sac International

    SACRAMENTO — A Folsom man suspected of impersonating a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Wednesday evening at the Sacramento International Airport. Deputies say 33-year-old Brad Beaver was wearing a complete Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department uniform, complete with a duty belt and handgun. His car, a white Lexus hatchback, was parked in the loading zone of Terminal A. “If our deputies are driving Lexus’ on normal patrol duties then taxpayers would certainly have questions,” said Public Information Officer Shaun Hampton. […]

  • Photo of Newborn Baby Surrounded by IVF Syringes Goes Viral

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — A photo of a newborn baby surrounded by In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) syringes has gone viral. Samantha Packer, of Packer Family Photography in Glendale, Arizona, took a photo of Patricia and Kimberly O’Neill’s newborn baby on Aug 10. Packer told WJW that after the mothers’ newborn photo session, they asked if she would incorporate the IVF syringes into the photos.  Packer said she “chose to align them in a heart with all of the needles facing inward so […]

  • Tribune Calls Off $3.9 Billion Buyout by Sinclair

    CHICAGO — The $3.9 billion buyout of FOX40’s parent company Tribune Media by Sinclair collapsed Thursday, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News. Sinclair used “unnecessarily aggressive and protracted negotiations” with the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission over regulatory requirements, the Chicago company said, and it refused to sell the stations it needed to in order to gain regulatory approval. Sinclair Broadcast Group wanted the Chicago company’s […]

  • How a Travel Service Forced Us to Be Chill and Just Enjoy Our Vacation

    “I am trying so hard to be chill right now,” my girlfriend, May, said several times during our most recent getaway. May is a voracious researcher when it comes to trips. At any given moment while planning a vacation, she has a handful of browser tabs open – telling her everything about our destination. Our normal July getaway, historically, has been to San Diego to attend Comic-Con. That trip became increasingly crowded and stressful, leading us to utter the insanely […]

  • Audit Details How 4 Employees’ Misused Time Cost State $160,000

    SACRAMENTO — A new report from the California State Auditor’s Office details how misused time and resources at various agencies cost the state thousands of dollars. According to the report, a key data operator at the DMV frequently slept at her desk and “failed to perform her essential duties over a period of nearly four years[.]” Auditors estimated that between Feb. 2014 and Dec. 2017, the woman’s naps resulted in about 2,200 hours in lost time and cost the state […]

  • Stockton Mother, Boyfriend Face Child Abuse Charges After Toddler Dies at Hospital

    Maria Flores, 26, and Roberto Alcantar, 27 (Credit: Stockton Police Department)STOCKTON — A woman and her boyfriend were arrested after a 2-year-old boy died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton. The Stockton Police Department reports the toddler’s body showed signs of trauma, which is why they were called in to investigate. A search warrant was served at the boy’s home on Rosemarie Lane near Manchester Avenue. There, deputies arrested the boy’s 26-year-old mother, Maria Flores, and her boyfriend, Roberto […]

  • Charges Won’t Be Filed Against 7 Men Suspected of Groping at Roseville Water Park

    AUBURN — The Placer County District Attorney’s Office will not file charges against the seven men suspected of groping young girls at the Golfland Sunsplash water park in Roseville. The men were arrested on suspicion of coordinating to grope underage girls. They were arrested at the water park over the Memorial Day weekend. Prosecutors say there was not enough evidence against the men to file charges. “Our office must prove the above beyond a reasonable doubt to a unanimous jury […]

  • Woman Arrested in Stockton Armed Carjacking

    STOCKTON — Police in Stockton arrested a woman they say carjacked someone at gunpoint Thursday night along Quail Lakes Drive. Investigators say 50-year-old Elizabeth Antonio Perrott approached a woman around 9:45 p.m., flashed a handgun and ordered the woman out of her car. Perrott drove away in the woman’s car, police said, and was found a short time later by the woman’s friends. According to investigators, the woman’s friends confronted Perrott, who then fired a BB gun at them. The […]