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  • Elk Grove Man Lights Propane Canisters on Fire in His Room During Argument With Roommate

    SACRAMENTO — Charred shoes and mangled window panes remained outside an Elk Grove home on Valley Oak Lane Wednesday. They were a reminder of the suspected arson that took place there Tuesday afternoon. “Why would anybody want to burn down a house?” said neighbor Jerry Rhoads. Police say 37-year-old Shawn Viramontes got into an argument with his roommate and threatened to set their house on fire. “He retreated the room, closed his door and the smoke and, obviously, that was […]

  • South Sacramento Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured, Including 4-Year-Old Boy

    Update: The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite sketch of one of the suspects in the fatal shooting. They believe the suspect is a dark-skinned man in his early 20s with an average build and shoulder length dreadlocks. The other suspects were all wearing dark clothing and seen leaving the scene in a white, compact or small SUV. SOUTH SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left one woman dead and three injured, […]

  • Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Having ‘Sexual Contact’ With Teenager

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Shauna Bishop is supposed to protect and serve but now she’s accused of doing just the opposite. The five-year veteran of the force is facing allegations that she had “sexual contact” with a teenage boy. “Obviously, our first responsibility in these is ensuring that a child is safe when we have a report of this nature. So, that’s our main concern, which we have ensured at this point,” said Folsom Police Detective Melanie Catanio. […]

  • Megan ‘Monster’ Hawkins From Netflix’s ‘Jailbirds’ Arrested in Elk Grove

    ELK GROVE — Megan “Monster” Hawkins, one of the inmates profiled in the Netflix docuseries “Jailbirds,” is back behind bars. Hawkins was arrested Friday after police in Elk Grove say they got a call about some suspicious behavior at a bank on Bruceville Road. Investigators said a woman was in the branch trying to open a checking and savings account with an identification card that wasn’t in her name. A witness recognized her as Hawkins, police said. “I can’t go […]

  • Volunteer Firefighters’ Gravestones Vandalized at Sacramento Historic City Cemetery

    SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento cemetery was left to pick up the pieces after someone broke in last week and destroyed several headstones. Cemeteries are meant to be a place to honor and remember loved ones who’ve passed but a vandal had other plans for the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery Thursday night. The person responsible knocked over gravestones and smashed some into pieces. They even scrawled messages in bright colors. “Of course it’s disrespectful to the dead but also to the […]

  • Police Investigate after Small Camera Found in Natomas Park Elementary Staff Bathroom

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Police Department is investigating after a teacher found a camera hidden in a bathroom at Natomas Park Elementary School. “Very disrespectful for one and scary for two,” Kimberly Fradue, whose grandson attends school at Natomas Park, told FOX40. “That’s a private domain. People go use the bathroom, children go use the bathroom. That should be really disclosed.” The camera had a memory card that investigators say didn’t appear to be wirelessly connected. Police are reviewing the […]

  • Criminal Complaint: Children Suffered Years of Abuse at Hands of El Dorado County Woman

    PLACERVILLE — A 63-year-old El Dorado County woman has been charged with multiple counts of child abuse, torture and false imprisonment. An 11-page criminal complaint outlines all the charges against Patricia Taylor with incidents dating all the way back to 2010. Court documents reveal the longtime foster and adoptive parent is accused of harming at least five children. Taylor pleaded not guilty in El Dorado Superior Court Monday and was assigned a public defender. Her welcome sign reads, “Love makes […]

  • How a Woman’s Facebook Page Helped Detectives Identify Her Sister’s Killer

    SUTTER COUNTY — All Emma Cunningham has to hold onto are memories and photographs after her sister was taken from her last year. “There’s really nothing except pictures left of her,” Cunningham said. “I want to be able to call her and that’s the worst part is I can’t even call her anymore.” Katherine was murdered — decapitated — in February of 2018. Her mangled body was found in Camano Island, Washington. “My first thought was him. It automatically went […]

  • There’s a Plan to Improve Drinking Water in California — At a Cost

    SACRAMENTO — Contaminated, toxic water plagues an estimated one million people across California. Gov. Gavin Newsom has a proposal to fight the problem by raising $140 million to operate and maintain water treatment systems — but it means higher taxes for ratepayers, an estimated $1 a month for most people. For apartment buildings and multi-family homes, the amount could be up to $10 a month. “It would be a water tax. It would be taxing something that you have to […]

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