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  • Sacramento Woman Accused of Attempting to Extort Aly Yeoman’s Family

    SACRAMENTO — The FBI says a Sacramento woman attempted to extort the family of Aly Yeoman, who had gone missing in Sutter County last spring. Rozarri Young, 23, was arrested Friday. Investigators say Young contacted Yeoman’s parents and claimed to have information about where she was. She threatened to harm Yeoman, federal investigators said, if they didn’t give her money. Yeoman was found dead in the Feather River about six weeks after she went missing. The FBI says Young also […]

  • Crews Responded to Large Fire in Downtown Modesto

    MODESTO — Firefighters responded to a large, 2-alarm fire at 8th and I streets in downtown Modesto. MFD and partner agencies are working a 2 alarm warehouse fire on 8th and I Street. Roadways are closed and traffic is severely impacted. More info will be posted when available. pic.twitter.com/1SxD7EblHc — Modesto Fire (@ModestoFire) September 15, 2018 The fire department said streets in the area would be closed as crews battle the flames. The fire call came in around 4:52 p.m. […]

  • Louisiana City Bans Purchase of Nike Products by Booster Clubs

    KENNER, La. – Booster clubs in Kenner, Louisiana, are now forbidden to buy any Nike products. Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn sent out a memo on September 5 with the new directive, a day after Nike made headlines by introducing Colin Kaepernick as one of the faces of its “Just Do It” 30th anniversary ad campaign. Now the memo, which was addressed to Parks and Recreation director Chad Pitfield, is making headlines itself for the apparent political motivation behind the ban. “Effective […]

  • Police: Mom Hit by Suspected Drunken Driver Immediately after Buckling Her Kids in Car

    ELK GROVE — An Elk Grove mom is recovering after she was hit by a suspected drunk driver over the weekend. Police say the woman was struck just after buckling her young children into her own car on Waterfield Drive. Two neighbors checked on the woman then found the suspect’s vehicle a few blocks away. Photographs of the car and license plate were given to investigators. Officers later found 36-year-old Deborah Sant. She was arrested on suspicion of DUI and […]

  • Fire Roaring Through Shasta County Triples in Size Overnight

    REDDING (AP) — An explosive wildfire that closed down dozens of miles of a major California freeway nearly tripled in size overnight, just weeks after a nearby blaze that left neighborhoods in ruins and killed eight people, officials said Thursday. By Thursday night, the fire had burned 22,000 acres. The fire that erupted Wednesday afternoon and devoured timber and brush on both sides of Interstate 5 near the Oregon state line had expanded to 23 square miles Thursday (60) square […]

  • No Injuries in Foothill Farms Fourplex Fire

    SACRAMENTO — Crews battled a fire at a fourplex in the Foothill Farms area early Sunday. The cause is under investigation, Metro Fire said, but no one was inside when the fire started. The fire was first reported around 9 a.m. along Hayford Way. One unit was severely damaged, investigators said. Three other units were moderately damaged.  

  • 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 […]