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DHS Funding Shutdown Looms as Key House Vote Fails

Feb 27, 2015
DHS Funding Shutdown Looms as Key House Vote Fails

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN)- The Department of Homeland Security moved closer to running out of money Friday after the House rejected a bill that would have kept the agency open for three more weeks. Unless another deal is reached by midnight, DHS will fall into a partial shutdown, leaving thousands of workers furloughed while forcing...

Photographer Captures ‘Slush Wave’ in Nantucket

Feb 27, 2015
Photographer Captures ‘Slush Wave’ in Nantucket

NANTUCKET, Massachusetts- It’s been so cold in New England, that waves off Nantucket island have turned to slush. Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh snapped the picture Feb. 20. “The high temp that day was around 19 degrees. The wind was howling from the southwest which would typically make rough or choppy conditions not so good for...

Parents Tattoo Legs to Match 18-Month-Old Daughter’s Birthmark

Feb 27, 2015
Parents Tattoo Legs to Match 18-Month-Old Daughter’s Birthmark

GRIMSBY, England- A British couple tattooed their legs to match their daughter’s birthmark, to make sure she never felt different or alone. Honey-Rae, just 18 months old, has a light red patch that stretches from her toes to her lower back. The girl’s mother, Tanya, told the Mirror newspaper, “She’s struggled to breathe when she...

Police: Missouri Gunman was Cousin to 2 Slain Couples; Total of 7 Killed in 4 Homes

Feb 27, 2015
Police: Missouri Gunman was Cousin to 2 Slain Couples; Total of 7 Killed in 4 Homes

TYRONE, Missouri (CNN)- A small Missouri town’s discovery that a gunman killed seven people and injured another Thursday night began when a girl managed to flee a residence where she heard gunfire. She ran to a neighbor’s house and called police, say investigators in Tyrone, Missouri. Authorities then found a trail of death that...

Dog Alerts Family of House Fire

Feb 27, 2015
Dog Alerts Family of House Fire

DAVIS- A family of four in Davis has their dog to thank for some early morning barking that alerted them to a fire that was raging inside of their garage. “My mom was screaming, ‘fire, fire,'” Sophia, 10, told FOX40. The fire started in the garage, eventually making its way into the living room,...

California Farmers to go Another Year without Federal Water

Feb 27, 2015
California Farmers to go Another Year without Federal Water

SACRAMENTO (AP)- A federal agency says it will not release any water for farmers in the Central Valley of California this year, forcing them to find other sources or leave fields unplanted. The announcement Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation marks the second consecutive year the agency will provide no water to the...

Shriners Hospital’s Clown Car Stolen from Barn

Feb 27, 2015
Shriners Hospital’s Clown Car Stolen from Barn

SACRAMENTO- A clown car belonging to the Sacramento Shriners Hospital was stolen from a barn this week, police say. The Ben Ali car was discovered missing Wednesday morning. The decorated golf is used in parades and fundraisers. The barn it’s normally stored in is on Los Robles Boulevard. If you see the very hard-to-miss...

Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’ Icon, Dead at 83

Feb 27, 2015
Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’ Icon, Dead at 83

LOS ANGELES- Leonard Nimoy, world famous to “Star Trek” fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy’s son, Adam, says the actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. A life...

Truck Overturns on Pioneer Bridge, Blocks Lanes

Feb 27, 2015
Truck Overturns on Pioneer Bridge, Blocks Lanes

SACRAMENTO- A utility truck overturned Friday morning on the eastbound side of the Pioneer Bridge. Highway Patrol said drivers should expect serious delays, and there was no estimated time for lanes to reopen. A witness reported to the CHP that the truck driver was out of the vehicle. It was unclear if the driver suffered...

Officials Discover More Decapitated Animals in Sacramento

Feb 26, 2015
Officials Discover More Decapitated Animals in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO- Six decapitated goats were found Wednesday near a bike trail in northern Sacramento. This discovery was made a week after a beheaded sheep was found 13 miles away in Reichmuth Park, City Animal Care Services told FOX40. Animal Care Director Gina Knepp says two adult goats and four baby goats were found without heads...

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