Greg Cotta

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Gambling, Prop Bets Bring Californians to Nevada for Super Bowl

Jan 31, 2015
Gambling, Prop Bets Bring Californians to Nevada for Super Bowl

RENO- The Super Bowl brings large crowds across the California Nevada state line. Matt Smith is one of them who came to the Silver State to bet on the big game. “I’m going to put some money on the Seahawks I think,” Smith said. Like many in Northern California, Smith told FOX40 he is not...

Drought Brings Golf to Lake Tahoe Early

Jan 31, 2015
Drought Brings Golf to Lake Tahoe Early

KINGS BEACH- The drought and lack of snow in the Sierra has made it possible for the Old Brockway course in Kings Beach to open in January, the earliest it has opened ever. Their business is booming. “It was good! We had about 50 players, people from all over the world actually,” said Tim Lewis, whose family...

Over 50 Firefighters Take Down Blaze in Midtown

Jan 31, 2015
Over 50 Firefighters Take Down Blaze in Midtown

MIDTOWN SACRAMENTO- It took 50 firefighters working aggressively to contain the flames in a midtown fourplex on Saturday afternoon. While firefighters surveyed the damage inside, a man who only gave his first name, Daryl, who lived in the burned home told FOX40 what it was like waking up to a room half-full of black...

UC Davis Fraternity Vandalized in Hate Crime

Jan 31, 2015
UC Davis Fraternity Vandalized in Hate Crime

DAVIS- Two swastikas were painted on the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house early Saturday morning in what police are calling a hate crime. The swastikas were painted near the back door and side door of the fraternity house. AEPI is an off-campus Jewish Fraternity affiliated with UC Davis. “It’s 2015 and were still fighting swastikas...

Hip-Hop Flash Mob Hits Tower Cafe

Jan 31, 2015
Hip-Hop Flash Mob Hits Tower Cafe

SACRAMENTO- A flash mob packed Tower Cafe in Sacramento Saturday morning. Their goal: Give Hop-Hop a good name. The organization, Zero Forbidden Goals, along with the Element Brass Band took to the outside of the cafe. Organizers of the event say the flash mob – inspired by Kendrick Lamar’s song “i”- aims to give...

What Super Bowl? The Ad Bowl has Already Begun

Jan 31, 2015
What Super Bowl? The Ad Bowl has Already Begun

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The Super Bowl is Sunday evening, but the Ad Bowl is already underway. Some Super Bowl advertisers have been previewing their ads for days, trying to maximize their multimillion dollar investments. Others are keeping their ads under wraps until game time, believing that’s the best way to stand out. At...

January to Finish as Warmest on Record

Jan 31, 2015
January to Finish as Warmest on Record

SACRAMENTO- The National Weather Service is predicting January 2015 will be the driest January in Northern California since records began in 1850. San Francisco has seen exactly 0 inches of rain the entire month. Sacramento has only seen 0.01 inches. Normally, Sacramento sees about 3.97 inches of precipitation every January. Many spent the last...

Mother Opens Can of Tuna, Finds ‘Sea Creature’

Jan 31, 2015
Mother Opens Can of Tuna, Finds ‘Sea Creature’

UNITED KINGDOM- Could you imagine opening up a can of tuna, and seeing a pair of eyes looking back at you? The Nottingham Post reported that it happened to Zoe Butler, 28, from the United Kingdom. Butler saw the creature as she was about to serve the can of tuna to her children. @NottinghamPost...

NASA Launches Satellite in Vandenberg, Trail Seen Across Central Valley Sky

Jan 31, 2015
NASA Launches Satellite in Vandenberg, Trail Seen Across Central Valley Sky

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP/KTXL)- According to the Associated Press, a NASA satellite has launched on a three-year mission to measure and map out the moisture in our soil. The Delta 2 rocket is carrying a Soil Moisture Active Passive, also called a SMAP. The SMAP, according to NASA, will produce global maps of soil...

ISIS: Second Japanese Hostage Beheaded

Jan 31, 2015
ISIS: Second Japanese Hostage Beheaded

(CNN) — A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, after an English-language lecture is given by masked ISIS member “Jihadi John” to the people of Japan. The video, 67 seconds long, was released Saturday as others before it, by ISIS media wing Al Furqan...

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