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  • Man Suspected of Decapitating Family Dog: Deputies

    AUBURN — An Auburn man was arrested Thursday after Placer County sheriff’s deputies say he decapitated his family dog. Investigators say 31-year-old Christopher Dougherty told his family that he killed Milo, their 3-year-old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix. Deputies responded to Dougherty’s Auburn home and found him with blood on his clothes. Investigators say Dougherty also had a bloody knife with what looked like dog hair on it. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, a deputy later found that […]

  • Man Suspected of Killing Newman Police Officer Arrested

    BAKERSFIELD — The man suspected of fatally shooting Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh has been arrested. The shooter, later identified as Gustavo Perez Arriaga, was arrested in Kern County. Friday was Arriaga’s 32nd birthday. Arriaga’s brother, 25-year-old Adrian Virgen, and co-worker, 32-year-old Erik Razo Quiroz, were also arrested for allegedly misleading investigators. Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said Arriaga, who had been living in the country illegally for the last several years, was making his way to the U.S.-Mexico border […]

  • Father of Slain North Carolina Teen Denied Funeral Visa

    ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. – The father of a North Carolina teenager who authorities say was kidnapped and killed last month is barred from attending her funeral after State Department officials refused to grant him a temporary visa, WSOC reports. FBI officials say 13-year-old Hania Aguilar was taken from in front of her family’s Lumberton home. Twenty-two days later, authorities recovered a body they believe to be hers. Hania’s father, Noé Aguilar, lives in Guatemala and won’t be allowed to attend the ceremony […]

  • PHOTOS: Bears Wreak Havoc in Tahoe Rental Home

    LAKE TAHOE — With the Sierra’s bear population getting ready to head into hibernation, they’re looking for food. Photos posted to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page Monday morning show what happens when bears find food inside the kitchen of a West Shore vacation rental. The sheriff’s office said the bears were still munching away when deputies arrived. Officials warned the public in areas with bears to make sure doors and windows are secure on both homes and cars, […]

  • Deadly Hit and Run Crash Closes Road in South Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — A deadly hit and run crash has closed a portion of South Watt Avenue in both directions, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Police say a car hit a cyclist and fled the scene. There was no description of the vehicle available. South Watt is closed between Fruitridge Road and Osage Avenue. It was not immediately known how long the road will be closed. SPD units on scene fatal hit & run collision, veh v bicyclist. SOUTH WATT […]

  • ‘Fixer Upper’ Stars are Returning to Television

    Good news for those feverishly dreaming of shiplap since Chip and Joanna Gaines pulled the plug on Fixer Upper: The former HGTV dynamo and parents of five will return to television, they announced Friday on The Tonight Show. “We signed a non-disclosure and it said, quote/unquote, you can tell your mother but that’s it,” Chip Gaines said, looking into the camera. “So mom, I just wanted to make a quick announcement, we are coming back to television. … We are excited to be back!” The Gaineses […]

  • City of Sacramento Distributing Particulate Respirator Masks Amid Bad Air Quality

    SACRAMENTO — The City of Sacramento is handing out “particulate respirator” masks as smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County continues to blanket the region. People who have to be outside on Sunday can pick up a mask for free at any City of Sacramento fire station, except for Station 16. The city is also making masks available to the homeless. The city says it got 7,000 N95 masks from the county, and will request more if there is […]

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    Teens Arrested in Deadly Home Invasion in Lodi

    LODI — Two teens, a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, were arrested Tuesday in connection to a homicide on Louie Avenue in Lodi. Officers responded to a report of a shooting early Sunday morning. There, 26-year-old Nickolaus Martinez was pronounced dead and a 17-year-old was taken to the hospital. Investigators say the shooting happened during what appears to be a home invasion robbery. The robbery was not random, police say. On Tuesday morning, police arrested a 16-year-old boy in […]

  • Sheriff: Burglars Cause $108,000 in Damage at Auburn Car Dealership

    AUBURN — Burglars caused an estimated $108,000 in damage at a car dealership in Auburn last week, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Police in Auburn are hoping someone can help them figure out who stole the car radios out of 27 brand new Toyotas. Tony Toohey, owner of Magnussen’s Auburn Toyota, said the thefts early Halloween morning could not have come at a worse time. “Had an appointment with my insurance agent. She was here right about the […]

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