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Families Take to Fairytale Town for Annual Special Kids’ Picnic

Jun 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO — It’s a decades-long tradition for area children with special needs and their families. The Special Kids’ Family Picnic gives those families a chance to spend the day playing at Fairytale Town in Sacramento. The idea is to give the kids, and their parents, a break from the stresses of dealing with their...

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Women’s Soccer Stars Chastain, Sissi Take the Pitch at Bonney Field

Jun 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO — It’s the first women’s match on Bonney Field, but Sacramento is no stranger to women’s soccer. Nor is it any stranger to women’s soccer legend Brandi Chastain, who’s played here on-and-off, through much of her career. “I had to drive four to five hours to play in a 90 minute game,” Chastain...

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Lavender District Bars, Nightclubs Boosting Security Following Pulse Shooting

Jun 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO — It’s now been one week since the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, in which a man targeted a gay club in Orlando, killing 49 people. This weekend, the nightlife in Sacramento looks a little different as a result. “I feel real confident with the security here,” said Ron Heinrich, a floor...

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Family of Varity Baptist Church Pastor ‘Ashamed’ of His Anti-LGBT Comments

Jun 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO — Nearly one week after a Sacramento pastor celebrated the violent murders of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub in his Sunday service, a member of his family is speaking out to condemn his message of hate and spread love. Pastor Roger Jimenez of Varity Baptist Church shared his strong views against homosexuality...

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Family of Teen Believed Drowned: ‘We Just Want to Bring Him Home’

Jun 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO — Grace Joo says her brother, 15-year-old Joshua Joo, was so excited to take a hike along the Cosumnes River off of Bucks Bar Road that he scouted it out the day before. Joshua stopped on the hike to take in the view from this rock, leaving behind the last photo ever taken...

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Victim Seriously Injured Following Del Paso Heights Shooting

Jun 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Police Department have around six blocks in a Del Paso Heights neighborhood blocked off as officers investigate a shooting that sent one victim to the hospital, officials said. At 6 p.m. in Del Paso Heights two very different scenes were playing out on each side of North Avenue. On Dewitt...

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Former Vanderbilt Football Player Again Convicted of Rape

Jun 18, 2016
Former Vanderbilt Football Player Again Convicted of Rape

(CNN) — A Tennessee jury found former Vanderbilt University football player Brandon Vandenburg guilty Saturday in the sexual assault of an unconscious female student, said Stephanie Mosley, a court officer with presiding Judge Monte D. Watkins. Vandenburg was accused of taking the woman, whom he was dating, into a dorm room on the Nashville...

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TV Anchor Shares Heartbreaking Story of His Dog Who Passed Away After ‘Bucket List’ Weekend

Jun 18, 2016
TV Anchor Shares Heartbreaking Story of His Dog Who Passed Away After ‘Bucket List’ Weekend

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Chad Tucker, a local TV anchor and reporter at WGHP, recently shared the story of Otis, his dog who passed away after a weekend filled with “bucket list” activities. Otis, a Bichon Frise and Jack Russell mix, was rescued by Chad 10 years ago. “As the sun started setting Sunday, my wife Meredith and I...

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Trump: Sanders ‘Waiting For The FBI Convention’ to Nab Nomination From Clinton

Jun 18, 2016
Trump: Sanders ‘Waiting For The FBI Convention’ to Nab Nomination From Clinton

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Donald Trump on Saturday suggested Bernie Sanders is staying in the Democratic race because of an “FBI convention” that would lead to prosecution of Hillary Clinton over her private email server while secretary of state. At a Las Vegas rally, Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, implied that Sanders is waiting for...

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President Obama Tours Yosemite, Says Climate Change Happening Now

Jun 18, 2016

(CNN) — President Barack Obama spoke in front of one of Yosemite National Park’s picturesque waterfalls on a sun-splashed Saturday touting the importance of America’s parks, but cautioning the threat of climate change is real and affecting the planet now. The President and first family are visiting Yosemite to mark the 100th anniversary of...

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