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  • Man Killed Outside Rancho Cordova Restaurant During Birthday Party

    RANCHO CORDOVA — A violent weekend across the Sacramento area launched several homicide investigations. Investigators told FOX40 family and friends gathered at a restaurant in Rancho Cordova for a birthday celebration but the night took a violent turn when a man was shot and killed. Instead of sitting down for his Sunday morning cup of coffee, Mark Fagan watched investigators collect evidence from the parking lot. “I was pulling up to have my breakfast like I usually do on Sundays […]

  • Northern California Volunteers Helping Hurricane Dorian Victims in North Carolina

    Neighbors across the Carolina coast are working to deal with the damage left behind from Hurricane Dorian and they’re getting some help from Northern California volunteers. “I’ve done tornadoes, but never a category 2 Hurricane flying over me! So it was very loud, a little scary,“ Christy Woods, American Red Cross Government Operations Lead, said. Woods is one of dozens of Red Cross workers who traveled from Northern California to help with relief efforts. She’s stationed in a command center […]

  • ‘No One Has Any Answers’: Loomis Mother Says Son’s Illness May Be Vaping Related

    Update: Ricky D’Ambrosio’s mother tells FOX40 he is home from the hospital. ROSEVILLE — Lying in a hospital bed, paralyzed in a medically induced coma, Ricky D’Ambrosio is struggling to stay alive. “As a parent, you always want to help your children and I feel very helpless. There’s nothing I can do,” his mother, Christy, told FOX40. “Just sit there and hold his hand, that’s it at this point. I don’t wish this upon anybody.” Christy says her 21-year-old son […]

  • Cal Fire Firefighters at the Ready With Dry Lightning in the Forecast

    AUBURN — Red flags were up across Nevada County Wednesday, a constant reminder of the dangers neighbors face. “I think we’re as ready as we’re going to be,” said neighbor Tom Vallee. Vallee’s home sits next to a heavily wooded area. “Everybody weed wacks. The houses are all fire-proofed and fire-hardened up here,” Vallee told FOX40. But with the National Weather Service warning of critical fire weather, Vallee said he knows he needs to be prepared to evacuate at a […]

  • Proposed Bill Would Allow Supervised Medical Marijuana Use at Schools

    SACRAMENTO — A proposed bill would allow a parent to give their child medical cannabis while the child is at school. A small picture in Sen. Jerry Hill’s office serves as a constant reminder of why he’s fighting. “This legislation is inspired by a mother. A mother who wanted to make sure that her son was getting a proper education without being distracted,” Sen. Hill explained. For years, state law forced Karina Garcia to take her son, Jojo, out of […]

  • Supertanker Crew Leaves Sacramento to Help Fight Amazon Rainforest Fires

    SACRAMENTO — As fires rage in the Amazon rainforest, a supertanker is working to quash the flames. “We have one aircraft. It’s the first of its kind of its size. It’s 19,200 gallons; that’s the water that we carry,” said Dan Reese, the president of Global SuperTanker Services LLC. Reese spoke with FOX40 Monday from a command center in Bolivia. His 14-person crew traveled there from Sacramento on Wednesday and are now trying to help the Bolivian government get a […]

  • Camp Fire Survivors See Nowhere Else to Go as They’re Given Deadline to Leave Campground

    BUTTE COUNTY — Camp Fire survivors face a looming deadline and roughly 40 families living on a campground in Butte County have been told they need to leave by the end of the month. Lime Saddle Campground serves as a home away from home for Robert DeRego and his wife Sandra. “It’s meant everything,” DeRego told FOX40. Since the Camp Fire, Butte County has allowed the families to park their trailers there, providing water and sewage services free of charge […]

  • A Trot to Pay Tribute: Hundreds Gather on Horseback to Honor Fallen Officer Tara O’Sullivan

    SACRAMENTO — Horse lovers from across California gathered Saturday to show support for fallen Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan. “Cowboy’s Honor ride comes to town and rides to honor when a town has a police officer murdered in the line of duty,” event organizer Norman Nather explained. Roughly 300 horses sauntered through the streets Saturday in remembrance of officer O’Sullivan. The 26-year-old officer was shot and killed in June while helping a victim of domestic violence gather her belongings. “It […]

  • Gov. Newsom Meets Paradise Elementary Students for First Week Back to School

    PARADISE — Nine months after the Camp Fire, there is still destruction all around Paradise. But some buildings made it through the fire, like Paradise Ridge Elementary School, which just reopened last week. Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom took a tour to see the progress and check in on students who had just returned to class. “I want to see the progress and I want to make sure we’re following through on our promises,” Newsom said. “I’m really proud of the […]

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