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Sacramento court records detail investigation into dog’s drowning

Sep 29, 2014
Sacramento court records detail investigation into dog’s drowning

William David Meek Jr. is the 47-year-old Citrus Heights man being sought by authorities for allegedly killing his girlfriend’s 12-year-old border collie by tying a bowling ball around her neck and dumping her into the American River to drown.


This is the bowling ball found attached to 12-year-old border collie...

Sacramento court records detail investigation into dog’s drowning

Sep 29, 2014
Sacramento court records detail investigation into dog’s drowning

William David Meek Jr. is the 47-year-old Citrus Heights man being sought by authorities for allegedly killing his girlfriend’s 12-year-old border collie by tying a bowling ball around her neck and dumping her into the American River to drown.


Border collie Zelda came into the Front Street Animal Shelter in...

Residents displaced by King fire keep wary eye on their houses

Sep 22, 2014
Residents displaced by King fire keep wary eye on their houses

Every day for the last week, Fred and Diana Adams have made their way to an Apple Hill winery to peer across a vast, forested canyon and see if their house has been consumed by the King fire.


As a Cal Fire helicopter flies above them, Fred and Diana Adams...

Cool breeze giving way to climbing temperatures in Sacramento region

Sep 7, 2014
Cool breeze giving way to climbing temperatures in Sacramento region

If you’re looking for some cool weather, you’ll want to step outside tonight and enjoy the Delta breeze that is expected to flow through Sacramento before warmer weather settles in for most of the coming week.


This NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Hurricane Norbert - which after the photo was...

UC Berkeley closes access to popular University Falls

Aug 25, 2014
UC Berkeley closes access to popular University Falls

The university shut down access to the site, blocking part of the trail with tree limbs and erecting no-trespassing signs. The reason: visitors who ignored rules on trash and camping, and bans on dogs, alcohol and firearms.


Rob York, research stations manager for the UC Berkeley Blodgett Forest near Georgetown,...

Defense Department has given excess equipment to Sacramento police agencies for years

Aug 22, 2014
Defense Department has given excess equipment to Sacramento police agencies for years

The program sparked controversy in Davis this week when it was revealed that city police recently obtained a mine-resistant armored vehicle, something that local political leaders sharply questioned.


The Davis Police Department received a $689,000 Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle at no charge.

The Davis Police Department...

In their own words, officers describe pepper spray incident

Aug 21, 2014
In their own words, officers describe pepper spray incident

In addition to the names of officers involved in the November 2011 pepper spray incident at UC Davis, The Sacramento Bee has obtained confidential interviews of the officers conducted as part of the internal affairs report that led to the dismissal of ...

Bee wins legal battle for names of UC Davis officers in pepper spray incident

Aug 21, 2014
Bee wins legal battle for names of UC Davis officers in pepper spray incident

After more than two years of legal battles, The Sacramento Bee has prevailed in a court fight to force the release of the names of police officers involved in the November 2011 pepper spray incident on the University of California, Davis, campus. ...

Extreme danger prompts 450 Sand fire evacuations

Jul 26, 2014
Extreme danger prompts 450 Sand fire evacuations

Cal Fire announced new evacuations involving 450 homes because of extreme fire danger Saturday afternoon at the Sand Fire blazing in Amador and El Dorado counties. A DC-10 Air Tanker makes a drop on the Sand Fire at the middle fork of the Cosumnes...

Birds in peril as Sacramento’s wildlife rescue group faces closure

Jul 15, 2014
Birds in peril as Sacramento’s wildlife rescue group faces closure

If the Sacramento Wildlife Care Association’s worst fears come it pass, it will shut down in August. The group raises the possibility that the 1,000 birds it cares for at McClellan Park may have to be euthanized.


Triage assistant Rae Porter-Blackwell exams and prepares to weigh one of black-crowned night...

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