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FOX40
Campbell’s Soup Plant: Layoffs Happening in Three Rounds

Jan 10, 2013
Campbell’s Soup Plant: Layoffs Happening in Three Rounds

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Layoffs at the closing Campbell’s Soup Plant in Sacramento will happen in three rounds, according to California’s Employment Development Department.

The first 290 layoffs at Sacramento’s Campbell’s Soup plant are expected to happen by Feb. 1.

The second round …


FOX40
Missing Snowboarder Found at Casino

Jan 10, 2013
Missing Snowboarder Found at Casino

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A snowboarder reported missing by his brother spent a cold night in the Sierra, in a casino.

Douglas County deputies were contacted Thursday morning after increased media attention by the missing snowboarder’s family. They said the snowboarder …


FOX40
Roseville Prep School Leader Accused of Cruel Punishment, More Victims Sought

Jan 10, 2013
Roseville Prep School Leader Accused of Cruel Punishment, More Victims Sought

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A man who ran a college preparatory school in Roseville is under arrest for allegedly inflicting cruel corporal punishment on three teens and one adult.

Francis Amiteye Ngissah is the CEO and President of CCSE Prep Academy, and housed …


Appeal Democrat
Student shot at high school in Taft

TAFT, Calif. (AP) -- One student has been shot at a high school in Taft. Kern County sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt also says a suspect is in custody and is believed to be a student.

FOX40
Search Crews Looking for Missing Snowboarder

Jan 10, 2013
Search Crews Looking for Missing Snowboarder

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Search and rescue crews from four agencies are looking for a missing snowboarder at Heavenly.

A man called ski patrol at Heavenly Ski Resort Wednesday evening saying his friend was overdue and missing.

Crews searched the South …


YubaNet.com
TSA Union Gets Sacramento Privatization Revoked

Jan 10, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Jan. 8, 2013 - After close to one year of lobbying efforts and a public campaign, the American Federation of Government Employees—the union for TSA workers in Sacramento and nationwide—today applauded the Sacramento County Board ...

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FOX40
Officers Investigating Cat Found Hanging from Tree

Jan 10, 2013
Officers Investigating Cat Found Hanging from Tree

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An investigation is underway after a cat was found hanging by a rope from a tree in South Sacramento.

Wednesday morning, the City of Sacramento got a call from someone who saw the cat hanging from a noose …


FOX40
Multiple Cell Phones Stolen from T-Mobile Store

Jan 10, 2013
Multiple Cell Phones Stolen from T-Mobile Store

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Burglars smashed a window of an Elk Grove T-Mobile store early Thursday morning.

The burglars stole cell phones, but it’s unclear how many.

The break-in happened at the store on Elk Grove Boulevard near Waterman Road.

No …


Appeal Democrat
Charges against 4 Beale protesters dropped

Charges against four protesters who were arrested at Beale Air Force Base during an October demonstration have been dropped — while the federal case against five others continues. Cres Vellucci, spokesman for the Sacramento chapter of Veterans for...

HealthyCal.org
Filtration systems remove arsenic from trailer park water

Jan 9, 2013

By Suzanne Potter The water and sewer pipes that serve the rest of the Coachella Valley stop five miles short of Saint Anthony’s trailer park, home to poor farmworkers and their families. Their sewage is piped into a waste lagoon near the park. An...

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