• Kill It And Grill It? Roadkill Could Become Legal To Eat

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Get ready to break out your recipes for roadkill. Eating wild animals killed by a car could soon become legal in California.State Senator Bob Archuleta introduced a so-called “you kill it, you grill it” bill at the Capitol this week.
    The bill reads, “each year it is estimated that over 20,000 deer alone are hit by motor vehicles on California roadways. This translates into hundreds of thousands of pounds of healthy meat that could be utilized to feed
  • Specialized Wheelchair Stolen From Paralyzed 10-Year-Old Girl

    MODESTO (CBS13) – It was a devastating day for a paralyzed girl in Modesto. Her customized wheelchair was stolen from outside of her home and her mother is worried she may not be able to replace it.
    “She needs it for everything,” said Gloria Torres. “She needs it for school, anytime we leave the house. Her only means of mobility is her wheelchair.”
    Her daughter, 10-year-old Eliana Gomez, could hardly find the words to explain just how important this wheelchair is in
  • Curry Scores 36 As Warriors Hold Off Kings 125-123

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 36 points, hitting 10 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors survived a hectic finish to beat the Sacramento Kings 125-123 on Thursday night.
    Kevin Durant added 28 points, nine rebounds and tied his career-high with seven blocks. DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 10 rebounds in his first game against his former team since signing with the Warriors this past offseason.
    The Warriors led most of the fourth quarter behind Curry’s 11 points.
  • How One Family’s Tragedy Spawned A Life-Saving Rescue Squad

    TRUCKEE (CBS13) — Over the past four decades, volunteers with Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue have rescued hundreds of people lost in the Sierra backcountry, and it all began with the search for a 12-year-old boy who wasn’t discovered in time.
    Lance Sevison became lost in a blizzard on the back side of Northstar-at-Tahoe in 1974 at a time when there was no organized search and rescue team available to try to find him.
    “We really didn’t have a clear picture on how to search
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  • Storms Bring Dock & Debris Piling Up Under Iconic Tower Bridge

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Tower Bridge is being battered by debris, a dramatic example of just how powerful these winter storms have been. A floating wood and metal dock broke free somewhere upstream and slammed into the concrete support structure of the bridge.
    “It could just jam up some equipment that’s being used on the bridge,” said Dennis Keaton with Caltrans.
    Caltrans bridge inspectors say there doesn’t appear to be any structural damage.
    “They’ll k
  • Police Looking For Fake Security Officer In Fairfield Attempted Kidnapping

    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — Police are looking to the public to identify a man wanted in a kidnapping attempt from Feb. 3.
    According to the Fairfield police, a man approached a female victim in the driveway of her apartment complex in the 200 block of E. Alaska Avenue. The man claimed to be a security officer from a local business and told the woman she was accused of a crime.
    (credit: Fairfield Police)
    The man reportedly demanded the victim return to the business with him. When she refused, polic
  • Search On For 2 Suspects In Violent Purse Theft

    MODESTO (CBS13) — The search is on for two suspects believed to be involved in a purse theft Sunday.
    According to police, a woman in her early 20s was walking to her vehicle in the area of 10th and L Streets in downtown Modesto when the two individuals attacked her from behind as she unlocked her car.
    (credit: Modesto Police Department)
    The victim was talking on her phone as the suspects struck her in the face. Police said the suspects then took the victim’s backpack off her back and
  • Heavy Snow Means Big Business In Truckee

    SIERRA (CBS13) — When winter hits In the Sierra it’s time for businesses to cash in on activities such as skiing and snowboarding, but getting there can be tough. Interstate 80 was closed down for a bit Thursday morning near the Nevada state line.
    When that happens local businesses benefit. The Wagon Train Cafe has been around since 1947 serving a little taste of Truckee. The owner, Siobhan Smart, says she’s never seen snow like this and she’s lived there 25 years.
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  • Worst Roadkill Areas In Sacramento Region

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Looking to avoid roadkill in the Sacramento area? Data collected by the UC Davis California Roadkill Observation System can help with just that.
    (credit: California Roadkill Observation System)
    According to their website, the system is designed to track roadkill in California and share information including what type of animal was found, where it was located, how long it has been dead, and details about road traffic. You can report roadkill to the system here.
    Some of
  • Placer County K9 Eros On The Mend, Visits CBS13 Studio

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — After getting struck by a bullet during a shooting spree last month and breaking his hip bone, Placer County Sheriff’s K9 Eros is on the mend.
    Wagging his tail and happily giving kisses, Eros is on the mend five weeks after being shot. His handler, Deputy Kevin Thompson says Eros jumps in the patrol car every morning when it’s time for work, even though he’s not quite ready to get back in the field.
    “He’s still getting some of his strength
  • Former Stockton Vice Mayor Arraigned On DUI, Manslaughter Charges

    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) — Stockton Port Commissioner Victor Mow was in court Thursday on DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges from a deadly crash last November.
    Mow, 77, was arraigned on a complaint alleging charges of manslaughter while intoxicated as well as causing great bodily injury while driving under the influence.
    READ ALSO: Former Stockton Vice Mayor Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI After Deadly Crash
    The victim in the crash was identified as Mohammad Butt, 82, of Stock
  • Back From The Break, Kings Take On Warriors At Oracle

    OAKLAND (CBS13) — The Sacramento Kings traveled to Oakland Thursday for a divisional matchup against the Golden State Warriors.
    Coming off the All-Star break, the Kings are looking for a win in their fourth meeting with the Warriors this season. The Kings lost their first three games against the Bay area team this season.
    They’ll also be facing their former teammate Demarcus Cousins, who is currently on a 25-minute restriction coming off of his Achilles surgery.
    The game tips off at
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  • Overturned Tractor Trailer Blocked Westbound Lanes Of I-80 In Vacaville

    5:22 UPDATE: CHP Solano said three lanes are now open on westbound I-80.
    Interstate 80 westbound now has 3 lanes open for traffic. Please drive safe. pic.twitter.com/qNtlZAMBgy
    — CHP SOLANO (@ChpSolano) February 22, 2019VACAVILLE (CBS SF/CBS13) — An overturned tractor-trailer has blocked all westbound lanes of I-80 in Vacaville Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.
    Shortly after 3 p.m., CHP reported that the tractor-trailer had overturned onto its side east of Cherry Glen Roa
  • Lawmakers Considering Installing Video Cameras Inside and Outside of School Buses

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The California Legislature will decide whether to equip every bus and child care car or van with a video system in an effort to cut down on bullying on school buses and the number of drivers who do not stop for school buses.
    Under Assembly Bill 934, all school buses, school pupil activity buses, youth buses, and child care motor vehicles would need to have internal video systems. Several states have cameras on-board buses and have found them an effective way to stop bu
  • Will Californians Eat Roadkill For Dinner?

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A proposed California state law would make it easier, and legal, for residents to eat roadkill.
    Senate Bill 395, proposed by Senator Bob Archuleta of the 32nd District, would require the Department of Fish and Wildlife to make free permits available to people who accidentally kill deer, elk, antelope, or wild pigs on California roads.
    ALSO: DMV May Start Letting People Pay With Credit Cards
    The bill’s text states:
    The bill, notwithstanding any other law, wou
  • Detectives: Tahoe City Murder Suspect Found Dead In Church Bathroom After Apparently Shooting Himself

    TAHOE CITY (CBS13) – Detectives say the suspect in the shooting at the Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City has been found dead after apparently committing suicide.
    Thursday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced Salvador Murillo-Cabrera, a 52-year-old Reno resident, was dead. Murillo-Cabrera’s body was found in a bathroom at the S. Peter Canisius Catholic Church in Sun Valley, Nevada a day after the shooting. It appears he shot and killed himself during a church service.
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  • Sexual Battery At San Joaquin Delta College

    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Police are searching for a man who approached a woman at San Joaquin Delta College and grabbed her buttocks.
    It happened Thursday morning in the Bud 4 parking lot.
    ALSO: 3 Boys Cited After Series Of Sexual Assaults At Cosumnes River College
    Police say the man bicycled up to the woman, grabbed her, and rode away.
    The man was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, a black backpack, and was on a black mountain bike.
    If you saw anyone Thursday morning in the area that mat
  • DMV May Start Letting People Pay With Credit Cards

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The California Department of Motor Vehicles currently does not allow drivers to use credit cards to pay fees, but that could change starting next July.
    Assembly Bill 867 would require the DMV to accept credit cards starting July 1, 2020. The bill introduction comes after Governor Gavin Newsom called out the DMV for some of its practices, including its inability to allow people to pay with plastic.
    READ ALSO: Selling Appointments At the DMV May Soon Be Illegal
    AB 867 wo
  • Wiper-Activated Headlights May Become Standard For New California Cars

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California already has a “Wipers On, Lights On” campaign and now all new vehicles sold in California may need to have the technology to make sure it happens.
    Assembly Bill 808 would require all new cars, other than motorcycles, that are manufactured or first sold in California to have headlamps that are wired to automatically activate when the windshield wipers are in operation. If passed and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom the law would go into effect Janu
  • Woman Goes Out For Short Hike, Ends Up Lost In The Cold For Nearly 24 Hours

    GOLD RUN (CBS13) – A woman who went out for a short hike found herself lost for nearly a day in freezing cold weather before being rescued.
    The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says the woman, who is in her 60s, went out for a hike in the Gold Run area last week but lost the path as weather conditions deteriorated. She went on to spend nearly 24 hours out in the elements.Search and rescue volunteers were able to find the woman thanks to a spot device she had. Volunteers say she was soa
  • 7 People Displaced After Early Morning House Fire In Vacaville

    VACAVILLE (CBS13) – Seven people are without a home after their house in Vacaville went up in flames early Thursday morning.
    The two-alarm fire broke out just before 2:45 a.m. on Callen Street, off East Monte Vista Avenue.
    Crews on scene say the house was well-involved when they showed up. Power lines had fallen in the backyard, and there was a threat of more lines falling onto the front yard.
    Everyone inside the home was able to get out safely. No injuries were reported, Vacaville Fi
  • Icy Roads, Snow Have Several Foothill And Sierra Schools On Delayed Starts Or Closed

    PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – Several foothills and high country schools are either closed or on delayed starts on Thursday.
    Icy roads and snow are prompting the disruption.
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  • Weekend Traffic Slams Small Town, Thanks To App

    MEYERS (CBS13) — In the small, snow-covered Tahoe Basin community of Meyers, there is a traffic outrage caused by apps.
    Kenny Cutzwiler has picture proof of the problem: cars backed up on the street, blocking driveways, and in some cases, keeping residents from leaving their homes.
    “It’s the same problems over and over and over again,” Cutzwiler said. “It is just a continuous horror story up here.”
    Curtzwiler says the problem started a few years ago when vario
  • Small Town Backed Up With Weekend Traffic Thanks To A Traffic App ‘Shortcut’

    MEYERS (CBS13) — In the small, snow-covered Tahoe Basin community of Meyers, there is a traffic outrage caused by apps.
    Kenny Cutzwiler has picture proof of the problem: cars backed up on the street, blocking driveways and in some cases, keeping residents from leaving their homes.
    “It’s the same problems over and over and over again,” Cutzwiler said. “It is just a continuous horror story up here.”
    Curtzwiler says the problem started a few years ago when variou
  • Female Deputy Reacts To Chilling Shootout Video From Napa Deputy

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Reaction to how a female Napa deputy “stood her ground” is pouring in from law enforcement from all over and adding insight into what it takes to be a female on the force.
    “Every call is different, there’s no call that’s the same and we need to keep that in the back of our head,” said Deputy Ali Le.
    She’s a six-year veteran with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. She says any call can turn deadly.
    “You have
  • Female Deputy Reacts To Chilling Shootout Video From Napa

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Reaction to how a female Napa deputy “stood her ground” is pouring in from law enforcement from all over and adding insight into what it takes to be a female on the force.
    “Every call is different, there’s no call that’s the same and we need to keep that in the back of our head,” said Deputy Ali Le.
    Le is a six-year veteran with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. She says any call can turn deadly.
    “You have to th
  • Sheriff: Missing El Dorado County Woman Found Dead In Church Parking Lot

    EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — Missing El Dorado County woman Brooke Harris was found dead in a church parking lot Wednesday, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
    Harris, 49, went missing on Feb. 14 in El Dorado Hills. Less than a week later the Sheriff’s office said they were dispatched to a report of an unresponsive female in a vehicle at a local church.
    First responders declared the woman dead upon arrival and deputies recognized the vehicle as belonging to Harris
  • Avalanche Of Kindness: Deputy Rescues Snowed-In Elderly Woman

    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — From snowed under to snowed in, an elderly woman in Amador County was stuck in her house over the weekend until a neighbor called the sheriff’s office to check on her.
    When Deputy Casey Wilson walked through knee-high snow to help the woman in need, he said it was simply doing what he could, where he was, with what he had. As mother nature battered the tiny town of Pioneer, a small ripple created a tidal wave of kindness.
    “We had gotten a call from an el
  • Avalanche Of Kindness: Deputy Rescues Snowed-In Amador County Senior

    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — From snowed under to snowed in, an elderly woman in Amador County was stuck in her house over the weekend until a neighbor called the sheriff’s office to check on her.
    When Deputy Casey Wilson walked through knee-high snow to help the woman in need, he said it was simply doing what he could, where he was, with what he had. As mother nature battered the tiny town of Pioneer, a small ripple created a tidal wave of kindness.
    “We had gotten a call from an el
  • An Avalanche Of Kindness: Deputy Rescues Snowed In Elderly Woman

    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — From snowed under to snowed in, an elderly woman in Amador County was stuck in her house over the weekend until a neighbor called the sheriff’s office to check on her.
    When Deputy Casey Wilson walked through knee-high snow to help the woman in need, he said it was simply doing what he could, where he was, with what he had. As mother nature battered the tiny town of Pioneer, a small ripple created a tidal wave of kindness.
    “We had gotten a call from an el
  • More Than 600 Immigrants Became Citizens In Sacramento Wednesday

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It was an important moment for more than 600 immigrants crossing the finish line on the path to citizenship Wednesday.
    The ceremony took place Wednesday in Sacramento where our newest U.S. citizens took the oath of allegiance.
    From 67 different countries, the immigrants shared one dream come true in the ceremony.
    Pawanpreet Kaur is from India, and like everyone there Wednesday, she worked hard to achieve this milestone.
    “America is the land of dreams and I’
  • All California Public Schools May Need To Have School Resource Officers

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — School shootings across the county have sparked one California lawmaker to make a change.  Assemblymember Phillip Chen (R- Orange County) has introduced new legislation that would require every public school in California to have a police officer on campus.
    “I think it might be just a little unnecessary,” said Bobbie Fox, who lives in West Sacramento. “But I mean you never know.”
    It’s the same scary scene every time.  A shooter a
  • Police Departments Strained By Law Requiring More Transparency

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Law enforcement agencies are now forced to reveal more details of internal investigations after a new state law, SB 1421, passed last fall.
    There are new time constraints associated with their response. The idea is to improve transparency and improve the public’s trust, but it has already financially-strapped departments struggling to keep up.
    CBS13 spoke with more than a half dozen law enforcement agencies who said they are complying with the new law. It means a
  • New ‘Erik’s Law’ Would Repeal Legislation Giving Second Chance To Juvenile Offenders

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The fight to keep convicted killers behind bars is the motivation behind a new bill that would repeal legislation giving juvenile offenders a second chance.
    Erik’s Law, named after a murdered Colusa County teen, would revoke parts of a law passed two years ago that allows parole hearings for minors sentenced to life without parole.
    Erik’s law is in honor of Erik Ingebretsen who was brutally murdered in 1997 by someone he thought was his best friend. Both we
  • Sacramento State Police Arrest Suspected Bike Thief On Campus

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento State Police arrested Zachary Thompson for bike theft Monday.
    Around 5 a.m. Monday, police saw the subject in Lot 8 matching the description of a previous suspect from a stolen bicycle report. Thompson was reportedly standing near two bikes when cops saw him.
    He was found to be in possession of burglary tools, drug paraphernalia, and an imitation gun.
    Thompson was also found to have an outstanding misdemeanor and felony warrant and he was on probation.
    He wa
  • Buster Posey Likely Won’t Catch In Early Spring Games

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Buster Posey most likely will not catch in any spring training games until early March, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday.
    Posey, who had surgery in August to address a hip impingement and repair a torn labrum, has been catching pitchers’ side sessions in camp so far.
    “I’m very encouraged and he is, too,” Bochy said. “He’s not feeling any effects from the surgery or the hip so he’s doing really well. I
  • Whole SUV Found Buried In Snow Near Truckee

    TRUCKEE (CBS13) – Anyone happen to be missing their SUV?
    While digging out some snow up in the Sierra, a Caltrans plow made a discovery that highlights just how much fresh powder has fallen recently.
    As you can see in the first photo, the snow bank is piled higher than the plow’s tires.
    The snow bank is pretty high in the Sierra after the recent storms. (Credit: CHP Truckee)
    Of course, the second photo drives home the fact – with a whole Toyota 4Runner found buried under the sn
  • California Trying To Get Health Insurance To Cover In Vitro Fertilization

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – In vitro fertilization may be covered by health insurance in California soon.
    Currently, the Knox-Keen Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 requires health care service plans and health insurers to offer coverage for infertility treatment, except in vitro fertilization. The law also exempts any employer, health care service plan, or health insurer that is a religious organization from offering infertility coverage.
    AB 767 would do away with those exemptions and require
  • Bye, Bye Big Gulp; California Tries To Ban Cups That Hold More Than 16 Fluid Ounces

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The days of the Big Gulp and other large soda cups may be done soon in California.
    A new bill would ban retailers from selling or giving away cups with removable lids that can hold more than 16 fluid ounces. Many times these cups are used for fountain soda or frozen sugary drinks. Stores caught selling the big cups would be fined $200 for the first violation, $500 for the second violation, and $1,000 for each subsequent violation.
    The average American drinks nearly 50
  • Sugary Drinks May Be Banned From Checkout Aisles

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The checkout line at stores may look a lot different if an Assemblymember gets her way.
    Asm. Buffy Wicks drafted legislation to create the California Healthy Checkout Aisles for Healthy Families Act. It would require stores to get rid of sugary, high calorie drinks from checkout aisles. Instead, only milk, coffee or tea (with no added caloric sweeteners), 100% natural fruit juice, and 100% vegetable juice would be allowed to be sold. Stores that don’t comply woul
  • Rescue Crews Pull Out Horse That Was Stuck In Mud In Elverta

    ELVERTA (CBS13) – Sacramento Metro Fire crews helped get a horse out of some mud.
    The incident is happening at a ranch home along Lowell Street in the Sacramento County community of Elverta.
    A rescue crew and a Loomis Basin veterinarian responded to the scene.The recent rain has left thick mud in the area.
    Unfortunately, the 22-year-old horse had to be euthanized.
  • ‘Firefall’ Is Back And Glowing At Yosemite National Park

    (CNN) — The natural phenomenon that makes it appear that lava is flowing over a cliff at Yosemite National Park is back, but only for a few days.
    “Firefall” is the name for the natural magic trick that creates the illusion at the park in California. It comes to life when the setting sun causes light to hit the waterfall at just the right angle.
    You can only see “Firefall” for a short time in February, and it draws hundreds of visitors each night. How it looks varies
  • Walmart Offering Deals For New Parents On ‘Baby Savings Day’ This Weekend

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Walmart is holding a special sales day this coming weekend to help new parents.
    Calling it “Baby Savings Day,” special lower prices on baby items will be offered on Feb. 23.
    The sales will be happening from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Most stores around Northern California will be participating in the event, including all five Walmart stores in Sacramento.
    Other area stores participating including the Walmarts in Ceres, Citrus Heights, Dixon, Elk Grove, Fairfie
  • Bicycle Laws In California May Change

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Bicycle laws in California may be changing.
    Assembly Bill 697 would now require bicyclists to ride in the right-hand lane or bicycle lane. If the cyclist is in a traffic lane that is wide enough for cars and bicycles to travel side-by-side, he or she would need to stay to the far right and allow a car to safely pass, unless the conditions are too hazardous. Cyclists could also move into the lane in order to pass another car or bike going in the same direction, or to ma
  • Roseville Man Gets A Package He Didn’t Order. Then Someone Shows Up And Knocks On His Door

    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – A search is on for a person of interest in an identity theft case in Roseville.
    The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, early Tuesday afternoon, a Roseville resident got a package at their door. Inside was two iPhones from AT&T – however, the resident never ordered them.
    Detectives say the resident called AT&T and found out he had his identity stolen.
    The person of interest and the car he left in. (Credit: Placer County Sheriff’s Office)
    While
  • Stephon Clark Shooting Is Focus Of Mayor’s State Of The City Address

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg delivered his annual State of the City address at the Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center Tuesday and it was clear that the Stephon Clark case was why he held the event in the neighborhood of Meadowview.Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg delivers his State of the City address at the Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center in the neighborhood of Meadowview on Feb. 19, 2019.(OBSERVER photo by Antonio R. Harvey)Mayor Steinberg spent a majori
  • California Lawmakers Pushing Ban On Extra-Large Sodas, Other New Regulations On Sugary Drinks

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – “Big Gulp”-style sodas may be a thing of the past, if California lawmakers get their way.
    Democratic lawmakers are pushing bills that include a ban on extra-large sodas, warning label requirements and a prohibition that would keep sugary drinks from being displayed in the grocery checkout aisle.
    The push is coming just months after the state voted to ban cities from passing new soda taxes.
    Lawmakers argue that laws regulating sugary drinks are a one way to
  • South Lake Tahoe Logs 13-Below Zero Low, Shattering Record

    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) — Record-cold weather followed the latest snowstorm into the Sierra, where the overnight low dropped to minus 13 degrees (minus 25 degrees Celsius) at South Lake Tahoe.
    The National Weather Service says the new record low set early Tuesday along the Nevada-California line smashed the previous record of minus 8 degrees (minus 22 C) for the date set in 1990.
    A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for elevations 4,000 feet and above across the Sierra and southern Casc
  • House Fire Prompts Large Response In Auburn

    AUBURN (CBS13) – A house fire in Auburn has prompted a road closure early Wednesday morning.
    The scene is along Nation Drive and Auburn Ravine Road.
    Auburn police say all people got out of the house safely. No other structures were threatened and it’s unclear what started the fire.
    Auburn Ravine Road between the railroad tracks and Ashford Park was closed through the early morning. It was reopened around 7 a.m.
  • Tow Truck Operator Helps Stabbed CHP Officer

    WILLIAMS (CBS13) — He is a tow truck driver being hailed a hero on the highway for helping a CHP officer injured in a knife attack.
    Christian Melendrez is a tow truck operator for Selover’s Tow in Williams. Friday night he was driving near Williams on Interstate 5 when he saw two bodies wrestling off the side of the interstate near a CHP patrol car. He pulled over to see if he could help.
    “So I got out of the tow truck, I started, once I got down, I was like, okay they’re

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