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  • Victims want answers after multiple slashed tires in Modesto

    MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Police are now investigating roughly 15 reports of slashed tires all across the northwest Modesto area. After a hard day’s work at O’Brien’s Market in Modesto, Katie McCraven hopped into her car to head home just after 9 p.m. Saturday night. “I was just tired. I was ready to go home. It was a really long day,” said McCraven. “I could feel my car driving weird. And I got out of the car and two tires […]

  • CHP: Girl chasing after teen on Business 80 dies after vehicle hits her

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Investigators say a driver hit and killed a 12-year-old girl who was running across the northbound lanes of Business 80 near the Watt Avenue exit in Sacramento. The tragic accident shut down the freeway Wednesday just before 10 p.m. “It was nighttime, there was no overhead lighting in that particular spot. So, they were just not able to see someone running from the right shoulder in front of them,” CHP Officer Greg Zumstein said. Zumstein says […]

  • Woman wants answers after Elk Grove caretaker accused of killing her developmentally disabled grandson

    ELK GROVE, Calif. (KTXL) — A grandmother said she trusted a care home to give her developmentally disabled grandson around-the-clock care. But police say the 18-year-old’s caretaker is responsible for his death. The last glimpse Amy Duarte said she ever got of her grandson, Alex Sanchez, alive was in a video sent to her Christmas morning showing him excitedly opening presents. “He may not have been able to have a normal life like you or I but he deserved to […]

  • ‘He did not deserve this’: Mother opens up about son’s death in Placerville

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — For the first time, Roman Lopez’s biological mother opened up about the loss of her son. The 11-year-old boy disappeared Saturday in Placerville, only to be found dead hours later. “He was a sweet, kind little boy,” Rochelle Lopez said Tuesday in a video call with FOX40. Police are calling Roman’s death suspicious. “I had to find out that my son died from a news article,” Lopez said. “Nobody called me. His dad didn’t call me.” […]

  • 7 children in protective custody as Placerville police investigate boy’s death

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — The death of an 11-year-old boy has rocked a quiet foothills community. Monday night, police continued to investigate what happened to Roman Lopez, whose body was found Saturday night. He was reported missing earlier in the day, prompting a massive search near his home on Coloma Street. Flowers, candles and condolences were later placed at a small memorial outside of the Placerville home. Few were taking the news of what police called a suspicious death as […]

  • Deputies: Man stole dog from family’s backyard in Cameron Park

      The latest (Jan. 14) — Kenai has been found and returned to her family. CAMERON PARK, Calif. (KTXL) — The El Dorado Sheriff’s Office says they are searching for a man who walked up to a home in Cameron Park and stole a family’s dog. Deputies say the family’s Husky, Kenai, was stolen out of their backyard around noon Saturday on Los Santos Drive. “He just slips right through and lures my dog outside and takes him away,” Caleb […]

  • Police: 11-year-old boy found dead in Placerville

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — An 11-year-old boy reported missing Saturday night was later found dead, according to a statement released Sunday by the Placerville Police Department. “At this time, we are conducting an investigation into a suspicious death,” said Placerville Police Sgt. John Meuser during a press conference Sunday. Placerville police officers posted on their Facebook page at 6:54 p.m. Saturday that Roman Anthony Lopez was missing and was last seen earlier that morning at his home on Coloma Street. […]

  • ‘Constant state of being worried’: UC Davis student fears for family amid ongoing conflict with Iran

    DAVIS, Calif. (KTXL) — Yasmin Afshar came to the University of California, Davis for a first-class education. “Brilliant experience for me to come overseas and see what is going on here,” she told FOX40 on Thursday. But with tensions rising between her home country of Iran and current home in the U.S., the graduate student has been torn between two worlds. “Part of it was really heartbreaking what is happening, actually,” Afshar said. With a top Iranian general killed, retaliatory […]

  • Vacaville woman crochets to support animals affected by Australia’s fires

    VACAVILLE, Calif. (KTXL) — With every loop and every pull, a Vacaville woman is supporting animals affected by the fires in Australia. For Jeryl Comeaux, crocheting is more than a hobby. Comeaux, a former veterinary ophthalmologist, has been using her skills to help animals rescued from the historic bushfires in Australia. “I love doing things for different charities. Breast cancer: I’ve done a lot of beanies and caps. Prayer shawls: I’ve done bereavement things,” Comeaux told FOX40. So, when she […]

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