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  • Cal Fire: Fire Inspector was Killed in Destructive Fire Tornado in Redding

    REDDING — A new report released by Cal Fire details the destruction caused by a fire tornado in Redding on July 26, which killed fire inspector Jeremy Stoke as he was assigned to the Carr Fire. The 18-page report states the fire tornado, or fire whirl, reached speeds of up to 165 mph and covered 1,000 feet at its diameter. The fire plume reached a height of 40,000 feet. Temperatures within the tornado peaked at 2,700 degrees. A tornado at […]

  • 2010 Tracy Homicide Suspect Arrested in Mexico

    TRACY — Law enforcement in Mexico located and arrested a suspect who shot and killed a man in Tracy in 2010. The Tracy Police Department reports 26-year-old James Stancampiano was detained in Chihuahua, Mexico on Friday. Officials with the police department have been spending the last eight years searching for┬áStancampiano after he fatally shot Kevin Prater on September 15, 2010, according to Tracy Crime Stoppers. Stancampiano is being held at the El Paso County Detention Facility before being extradited back […]

  • Woman Arrested after Leading Stockton Officers on Chase in Stolen Ambulance

    STOCKTON — A woman stole an ambulance from St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton Monday before speeding away from police. The Stockton Police Department reports 34-year-old Natasha Scott took a NORCAL ambulance from the hospital on North California Street. Scott drove to the area of East Bianchi Road and Townehome Drive before she was spotted by officers, according to the Stockton Police Department. Stockton police officers followed the suspect as she sped away from them at around 90 mph. The […]

  • At Least One Person Dead in Fiery Crash on the Yolo Causeway

    YOLO COUNTY — At least one person died Thursday evening in a crash on the Yolo Causeway. The CHP reports traffic was backed up along the eastbound side of Interstate 80 after a driver getting onto the interstate crashed into a truck parked on the shoulder. Both vehicles burst into flames, according to the CHP. One person died in the crash but their identity and cause of death have not been reported by the CHP. Around 10:30 p.m., at least […]

  • Evacuations Issued for Wildfire Off Highway 299 in Shasta County

    SHASTA COUNTY — A wildfire was sparked Thursday afternoon near Highway 299 in Shasta County. Cal Fire reports the Hat Fire started on the east side of the highway northeast of the small town of Burney. It had burned 800 acres by 7:45 p.m. Eastbound Highway 299 from Pit 1 Grade to the area of Glenburn Road and all homes west of Glenburn Road have been evacuated. A shelter has been set up at Fall River Junior Senior High School […]

  • Caltrans: Rio Vista Bridge Stuck in Upright Position Until Friday Morning

    RIO VISTA — Drivers in Rio Vista or Isleton Thursday night will have to find another way across the Sacramento River after the Rio Vista Bridge experienced a malfunction. The bridge connecting Sacramento and Solano counties along Highway 12 “became stuck in the upright position,” according to Caltrans. By 5:20 p.m., Caltrans reported crews would be finished with their repairs by 3 a.m. Friday. UPDATE – New ETO to repair bridge is 3:00 a.m. on Friday, August 10. @SJCOG https://t.co/38gH28MhSL […]

  • CHP Stockton: Pedestrian Killed in Suspected DUI, Wrong-Way Crash

    STOCKTON — A pedestrian was hit and killed Thursday when a man suspected of driving under the influence drove the wrong way on a road in Stockton. The CHP reports Eduardo Perez, 31, tried making a right turn onto Adelbert Avenue from Section Avenue around 12:35 p.m. As he sped into the turn, Perez lost control of his Chevrolet Malibu and crossed over into the wrong lane. Perez struck a big rig parked on the side of the road before […]

  • Drivers, 2 Children Injured in I-80 Wrong-Way Crash

    SACRAMENTO — Four people, including two children, were injured Tuesday in a collision on Interstate 80 in Sacramento. The CHP reports around 6:30 p.m., 22-year-old Kelley Coleman, of Sacramento, drove his pickup truck the wrong way onto the Madison Avenue eastbound offramp. He began driving across I-80 until he was in the fast lane. At one point, Coleman realized he was going the wrong way, according to the CHP. When he went to turn around he was hit by an […]

  • CHP K-9 Sniffs Out Half a Million Dollars

    MERCED — Around $500,000 in cash was found in Fresno County when a CHP K-9 alerted officers to narcotics in a man’s car. On July 23, an officer pulled over a man on I-5 near Panoche Road. As the officer spoke to the driver he seemed very nervous and began telling a “strange story,” according to the CHP. K-9 Officer Bruce was called to the scene and alerted the officers to narcotics in the back of the car. Officers found […]