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The Sacramento Bee
Littering complaint draws gunfire in Roseville

Littering complaint draws gunfire in Roseville

A man who complained about another person throwing trash on the ground was shot at when he followed the litterer’s car, Roseville police reported.



FOX40
Regional Transit expects bump from Fix 50 project

Apr 18, 2014

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While light rail looked a little light this week, come Tuesday, all that will change as construction on Highway 50 begins.

Regional Transit expects ridership will increase by 13 percent.

For now, RT has scheduled 6 additional trips along …


FOX40
Auburn Fire Department faces layoffs

Apr 18, 2014

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Things were looking up for the Auburn City Fire Department a two years ago when it received a $690,000 SAFER  (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant from the state.  It funded five full-time firefighters that allowed the …


Elk Grove News
Elk Grove Police Release Composite of Suspected Armed Robber Who Posed as SMUD Employee

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Apr 18, 2014
Elk Grove Police Release Composite of Suspected Armed Robber Who Posed as SMUD Employee


April 18, 2014 |

Elk Grove Police released a composite sketch (see above) of a suspect who staged an armed robbery while posing as a SMUD Employee.

The armed robbery occurred on the evening of Thursday, April 12 when the suspect posed as a SMUD employee to gain entry into a...

FOX40
Abandoned Bear Cub Recovering at Tahoe Care Facility

Apr 18, 2014
Abandoned Bear Cub Recovering at Tahoe Care Facility

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A 10-week-old bear cub named Tahoe was abandoned at the Bear League Facility in Tahoe on April 15. She was left outside in a dog crate.

“She was going out to get in her car and she …


Sac History Happenings
Big guns brought out to mark 1814 ‘Burning of Washington’

Big guns brought out to mark 1814 ‘Burning of Washington’

It was one of the dark hours in U.S. history. Two hundred years ago this summer, British soldiers overwhelmed American battalions, took the nation’s capital and burned the White House.


An engraving of "The Taking of the City of Washington... by the British Forces Under Major General Ross on August...

FOX40
3-year-old Dies in Highway 99 Crash

Apr 18, 2014
3-year-old Dies in Highway 99 Crash

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A three-year-old girl has died in a car crash along southbound lanes of Highway 99 near Stockton.

Around 1 p.m. Friday, a car carrying six people rolled near Hammer Lane.

California Highway Patrol officers say the young girl was …


HealthyCal.org
Study: Nursing Homes Must Prepare for Influx of Alzheimer’s Patients

Apr 18, 2014

By Fran Kritz

A new study on Alzheimer’s disease by researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health finds that a culture change is desperately needed for to help improve the quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients in nursing homes. Facilities also need help to prepare for the millions of patients expected to be...

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HealthyCal.org
What Else Do the Statistics From California’s Exchange Reveal?

Apr 18, 2014

By Hannah Guzik

Nearly 1.4 million people enrolled in a Covered California health plan, the state announced this week, after the open enrollment period ended Tuesday.

The big headline was that the enrollment total exceeded the state’s target. But included in the press release were statistics on who enrolled, how they enrolled and what health plan...

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The Sacramento Bee
Granite Bay Little League coach drops suit against player, pays court costs

Granite Bay Little League coach drops suit against player, pays court costs

The former Granite Bay Little League coach who sued one of his 14-year-old players has dropped the suit, court records filed this week show. Alan Beck