• Water Chief: Oroville Emergency Spillway Worked

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The head of California’s water agency on Tuesday repeated his assertion that an emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam worked, drawing an incredulous response from a state lawmaker who represents tens of thousands of people ordered to evacuate when it was feared erosion at the spillway could lead to catastrophic flooding.
    Bill Croyle, acting director of the Department of Water Resources, faced lawmakers for the first time since the evacuations in February. A
  • Cal State Stanislaus Students Petition For University To Take Stronger Stand Against White Nationalist Seen Punching Woman

    TURLOCK (CBS13) – An online petition is growing, calling on California State University Stanislaus to take a stronger stand against a white nationalist on campus.
    The petition has 150 supporters and was created after Stan State student Nathan Damigo, a known alt-right, pro-white supporter, participated in a violent demonstration in Berkeley. Damigo was seen on video punching a woman in the face.
    Damigo found himself in hot water in October when he launched a campai
  • Suspect In 1978 Slayings Of British Tourists In Belize Dies Awaiting Trial

    SACRAMENTO (AP) – A California man has died while awaiting trial in the slayings of two British tourists on his boat during a sailing trip from Belize nearly four decades ago, prosecutors said Tuesday.
    Silas Duane Boston, 76, died Monday night while he was being treated at an outside hospital for what the Sacramento County sheriff’s department said were significant health problems.
    He had pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree maritime murder in the 1978 deaths of Christoph
  • Judge Blocks Trump Order On Withholding Money To Sanctuary Cities

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.
    U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling in a lawsuit against the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit works its way through court.
    The Trump
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  • California Water Chief: Oroville Dam’s Emergency Spillway Worked

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – The latest on a hearing about repairs to the Oroville Dam spillway:
    1:17 p.m.
    The head of California’s water agency says an emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam worked despite extreme erosion that led authorities to order nearly 200,000 people to flee.
    Department of Water Resources Acting Director Bill Croyle briefed a state legislative committee Tuesday on the state’s response to severe damage at the nation’s tallest dam.
    Croyle’s assertio
  • Correctional Officer Attacked By Inmate At California State Prison-Sacramento

    FOLSOM (CBS13) – A correctional officer is recovering after being attacked by an inmate at California State Prison-Sacramento.
    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the incident happened Friday afternoon. An officer was reportedly doing a security check when an inmate charged and attacked.
    The inmate, 37-year-old Pablo Melendez, was allegedly armed with a makeshift weapon.
    Two other officers jumped in to subdue Melendez.
    In the end, the officer attacked suffered
  • Black man punched by Sacramento officer files rights lawsuit (VIDEO)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento, claiming Monday he was targeted because of his race and abused in jail after his arrest.
    The lawsuit seeking unspecified monetary damages for Nandi Cain, who police said was jaywalking, also named the officer as a plaintiff and identified him as Anthony Figueroa, said Cain’s la
  • Detectives Investigating After Bodies Of Man, Woman Found In Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The latest on a death investigation in Sacramento County:
    11:35 a.m.
    Detectives say a 54-year-old woman had been found dead in her 1100 block of Bell Street apartment. Deputies say she was found after someone went to go check up on her after she didn’t show up to work that morning.
    The woman had suffered multiple stab wounds, detectives say.
    Detectives believe both the man and woman’s death could be connected.
    8:33 a.m.
    Authorities are investigati
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  • JaVale McGee Proves His Value To Warriors, Takes Pride In Family Name

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors reserve center JaVale McGee got a rude awakening by his mother Pam McGee one early morning while he was attending Detroit Country Day School in Michigan.
    McGee said he had a “bad game” as a sophomore on the junior varsity team and didn’t perform up to his potential, or for that matter, his family’s name. The game of basketball must be taken seriously in the McGees’ household, he would learn.
    Pam McGee, who was a bask
  • Sacramento State’s UNIQUE Programs host special screening and discussion of Horror Thriller “Get Out”

    SACRAMENTO – Sacramento State University’s UNIQUE Programs presents a special screening of the horror film, “Get Out” on Thursday, April 27. The screening is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the University Union Ballroom.
    The free screening will be followed by a panel discussion aimed at providing an understanding of the substance and content embedded in the film. Panelists include Dr. Davin Brown, the campus’ Director of Student Engagement and Outreach, communication
  • Body Of Man Found Near Pavilions Shopping Center

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Authorities are investigating after the body of a man was found near the Pavilions Shopping Center Tuesday morning.
    The scene is at a parking lot along the 2300 block of Fair Oaks Boulevard.
    A passerby spotted the body and reported it to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department around 4 a.m. Deputies say there appeared to be some trauma to the man’s upper body.
    Medics responded to the scene but soon pronounced the man dead.
    Authorities have only iden
  • Lawmakers To Get Update On Oroville Dam Spillway Repairs

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – State lawmakers are holding a hearing this morning to get an update on spillway repairs at the Oroville Dam.
    This comes after California’s Department of Water Resources finally released documents on the Oroville Dam’s spillway.
    The documents were initially withheld due to security concerns.
    The reports are written by an independent board of technical experts who are monitoring DWR’s repair plans and making written recommendations.
    “The reason yo
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  • Davis Police Officers Attacked By Crowd On Picnic Day

    DAVIS (CBS13) – Two officers with Davis Police Department were attacked by a crowd of people during a Picnic Day celebration on Saturday.
    Thousands of locals and students celebrated the annual UC Davis tradition. But now police are investigating how the celebration became violent.
    “One officer suffered multiple punches and kicks to the face, the head,” said Lt. Paul Doroshov, a spokesperson for Davis Police Department. “Another officer was punched and kicked and hit in th
  • Davis Police Officers Attacked By Crowd During Picnic Day

    DAVIS (CBS13) – Two officers with Davis Police Department were attacked by a crowd of people during a Picnic Day celebration on Saturday.
    Thousands of locals and students celebrated the annual UC Davis tradition. But now police are investigating how the celebration became violent.
    “One officer suffered multiple punches and kicks to the face, the head,” said Lt. Paul Doroshov, a spokesperson for Davis Police Department. “Another officer was punched and kicked and hit in th
  • Authorities Investigate Off-Campus Violence And Vandalism On Picnic Day

    DAVIS, Calif. (CBS 13) – Two officers with Davis Police Department were attacked by a crowd of people during a Picnic Day celebration on Saturday. Thousands of locals and students celebrated the annual UC Davis tradition.  But now police are investigating how the celebration became violent.
    “One officer suffered multiple punches and kicks to the face, the head,” said Lt. Paul Doroshov, a spokesperson for Davis Police Department.  “Another officer was punched and
  • Authorities Investigate Murder-Suicide At Rio Dell Caltrans Facility

    RIO DELL, Calif (CBS13) — We’re learning new details about a Caltrans supervisor murdered at work by an employee who then turned the gun on himself.  The CHP is investigating the deadly workplace shooting at a Caltrans facility in Rio Dell.  CHP investigators say Caltrans employee Terry Allen Hayse killed himself, after first killing his supervisor, Annette Brooks.
    Brooks was a 36 year veteran at Caltrans, and worked as a structural steel painter supervisor.  She was a
  • Sacramento County Supervisors To Vote On Banning Commercial Marijuana-Related Businesses

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County Supervisors will decide the fate of commercial marijuana businesses on Tuesday. The proposal they’ll vote on prohibits cultivation, manufacture of things like edibles and oils, lab testing, and the distribution or sale of anything related to marijuana.
    Although three of the five supervisors have voiced support for the ordinance, marijuana advocates say the county may be missing out.
    “There are patients in their own county that need cannabi
  • Sacramento County Supervisors To Vote On Banning Commercial Marijuana Businesses

    SACRAMENTO (CBS) Sacramento County Supervisors will decide the fate of commercial marijuana businesses on Tuesday. The proposal they’ll vote on prohibits cultivation, manufacture of things like edibles and oils, lab testing, and the distribution or sale of anything related to marijuana.
    Three of the five supervisors have voiced support for the ordinance.  Marijuana advocates say the county may be missing out.
    “There are patients in their own county that need cannabis medicine an
  • New Social Media Campaign Hopes To Clean Up Stockton’s Image

    STOCKTON (CBS13) –  Stockton city leaders are working on cleaning up the city’s image with a new project you won’t see on television or on any giant billboards.Jasmine Leek was born and raised in Stockton and is so proud of her community.
    “Stockton is a place that really is no different than other cities across the country that have experienced, kind of a lack of regard or disinvestment as resources become smaller and more scarce,” said Leek, who is a marketing
  • Man Beaten By Police During Alleged Jaywalking Incident Says He Was Also Mistreated In Custody

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento man is filing a lawsuit against law enforcement. And now he says he wants justice from the city and the county.
    We’ve seen the video of what happened. Accused jaywalker Nandi Cain was beaten down by Sacramento police. Now his attorneys are suing the city, claiming their client’s constitutional rights were violated. And they plan to sue the county, claiming there’s more video we haven’t seen that shows what deputies allegedly did to
  • Two Police Officers Assaulted During Picnic Day In Davis

    DAVIS (CBS13) – Two Davis police officers were injured during annual Picnic Day activities, the department reports.
    On Saturday around 3:30 p.m. three officers were traveling in an unmarked police vehicle along Russell Boulevard when they drove up to a large group of people blocking the roadway. There were several large parties in the area and the road was almost gridlocked, so the officers decided to stop and prepare to take action, according to a statement from the Davis Police Departmen
  • Increased Gas Taxes, Vehicle Fees To Fund California Road Repair Deal

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fuel taxes and vehicle fees are set to increase for California residents after state lawmakers passed a major transportation funding deal championed by the governor. The legislation, known as SB1, aims to raise $52.4 billion over 10 years to fix a massive backlog in road and bridge repairs. Only one Republican in the Legislature voted for the measure, with opponents saying the state already collects plenty of money but has diverted it to other uses.
    Here’s w
  • Court Docs: Teacher Planned To Take 15-Year-Old Girl To Mexico

    SACRAMENTO (AP) — A Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run, according to federal court documents filed Monday.
    Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find the girl Thursday and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins. She has returned home and is being treated by a team of therapists.
  • Man Punched Repeatedly By Sacramento Police Officer Files Lawsuit

    SACRAMENTO (AP) – A Sacramento man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento that alleges he was also abused in jail after his arrest, the man’s lawyer said in a statement Monday.
    The lawsuit asking for unspecified monetary damages also targets the officer and identified him as Anthony Figueroa, said the lawyer, John Burris.
    Police who had criticized the officer’
  • 2 Dead In Suspected Sacramento Home Invasion At Grow House, Arrest Made

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – An arrest has been made in the suspected home invasion robbery that left two people dead.
    Shots rang out about 4 a.m. Sunday in an apparent robbery at a home on 68th Street near 38th Avenue. Two people were found dead, Sacramento police say.
    Investigators could be seen coming and going from the house reported to be completely converted into a pot grow. Detectives were seen using metal detectors searching other areas.
    “That’s scary that someone g
  • Gas Pipe Ruptures In Rocklin, Crews Responding

    ROCKLIN (CBS13) – Crews are working to cap a ruptured gas pipe in Rocklin Monday morning.
    The scene is along Whitney Ranch Parkway.
    Rocklin firefighters responded to the scene a little before 9:30 a.m..@kcranews @FOX40 @CBSSacramento A shelter in place has been issued for Vicara and Montessa apartments in the Whitney Ranch University area.
    — Rocklin Firefighters (@RocklinFire) April 24, 2017
    A shelter in place is in effect for the Vicara and Montessa apartment complexes in the Whitne
  • 2 Dead In Suspected Sacramento Home Invasion At Grow House

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – The investigation continues into a deadly home invasion at a south Sacramento home growing marijuana.
    Shots rang out about 4 a.m. Sunday in an apparent robbery at a home on 68th Street near 38th Avenue. Two people were found dead, Sacramento police say.
    Investigators could be seen coming and going from the house reported to be completely converted into a pot grow. Detectives were seen using metal detectors searching other areas.
    “That’s scary th
  • Fresno Shooting Rampage Suspect, A Sacramento Native, Explains His Motives

    FRESNO (CBS13) – When asked if he killed four white men because of race, Kori Ali Muhammad responded: “Um, yeah!”
    Muhammad is now behind bars in for killing four white men in Fresno in two separate incidents over the past two weeks. Three men were killed in last week’s racially motivated shooting rampage in downtown Fresno last Tuesday. Another man, an unarmed white security guard Motel 6 in Fresno, was killed two weeks ago.
    But before the Fresno rampage, the 39-year-old
  • Reward For Info In Yuba College Student’s Disappearance Increases To $50K

    YUBA CITY (CBS13) –The reward for information on Alycia Yeoman’s whereabouts has increased, her family announced over the weekend.
    It’s been nearly a month since the 20-year-old Yuba College student went missing.  The Gridley resident was last seen leaving a home on Romero Street in Yuba City on March 30.
    Her truck and cell phone were found in an orchard in live oak several days after.
    On Sunday, her family announced via a Facebook post that the reward for information on f
  • Hit-And-Run Driver Leaves Behind Pinned Passenger

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run crash in south Sacramento Monday morning.
    Officers responded to a report of a car crashing into a pole on Bradshaw and Florin roads on Monday morning at 4:23 a.m.
    The driver fled the scene left a passenger pinned inside of the vehicle, according to the CHP.Firefighters began using the Jaws of Life and other tools to extricate the passenger who was subsequently taken to a hospital with non-life threatenin
  • Senate Confirms Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

    In this photo, President Donald Trump announces his nomination for U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch (second from right). (Official White House Photo)
    (NNPA) – With the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court, Senate Republicans won another victory in their partisan war of obstruction against the nation’s first Black president.
    Shortly after conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13, 2016, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announc
  • Black teens most active on social media apps

    (AP) – Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones — which could explain why they’re the biggest and most frequent users of mobile-friendly social media apps Snapchat and Instagram.
    A survey released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research explored teens’ social media use and its relationship to race and class. The poll found that nearly 9 in 10 black te
  • Fearing A Worker Shortage, Farmers Push Back On Immigration

    JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) – The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.
    From tending the plants to harvesting the grapes, it takes skill and a strong work ethic to produce the winery’s pinot noir and chardonnay, and native-born Americans just aren’t willing to work that hard, Patricia Dudley
  • Search For Missing Plane Continues In The Sierra

    TRUCKEE Calif. (CBS13) — Concerns are growing in the Sierra for a couple that took off in a plane from the Truckee airport Monday but never arrived at its intended destination in the Bay Area. Tonight a search party is in the area hoping to find more information on the incident and locate the couple.
  • Ailing Kerr Won’t Coach Warriors In Game Four

    ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer
     
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won’t be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
    Kerr stayed behind at the team hotel for Saturday night’s Game 3 at Portland’s Moda Center. Assistant Mike Brown took over and the Warriors overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to win 119-113 and go up 3-0 in the first-round series.
    Golden State can sweep with a victory M
  • Sacramento Police Investigating Double Homicide

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13)- Sacramento Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 5900 block of 68th Street on Sunday at 4:00 am.
    Upon arrival, police officers located two people dead.
    According to law enforcement officials, 38th to 40th street and 66th to 69th street will be closed to investigate the crime scene.
    We will update the story when more information become available.
  • California Moves Slowly Toward Resuming Executions

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has long been what one expert calls a “symbolic death penalty state,” one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more than a decade.
    Prodded by voters and lawsuits, the nation’s most populous state may now be easing back toward allowing executions, though observers are split on how quickly they will resume, if at all.
    Corrections officials expect to meet a Wednesday deadline to submit revised leth
  • March For Science

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday.
    From the Washington Monument to Germany’s Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific freedom without political interference, the need for adequate spending for future breakthroughs and just the general value of scientific pursuits.
    They came in numbers that were mammoth if not quite astro
  • Davis Police Picking Up Enforcement For Picnic Day

    DAVIS, Calif. (CBS13) — Davis police have created what they call “enhancement zones” to curb disruptive activity during UC Davis’ 103rd annual Picnic Day.
    Fines in some areas near campus are doubled for certain offenses including public intoxication and public urination.
    More than 50,000 are expected for the event, which is heald annually in April.
  • Kidnapping Suspect Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting

    YUBA CITY (CBS13)- Yuba City Police officer shot and killed a kidnapping suspect during a routine patrol on the 700 block of Palora Avenue on Saturday at 1:30 am.
    Officers entered the parking area of Econlodge and located an adult male outside of a vehicle leaning through the window. When officers contacted him, the suspect fled on foot.
    After a short chase, shots were fired and the suspects gun was recovered.
    A Yuba City police officer sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound. T
  • Trump Administration Threats On Sanctuary Cities Draw Backlash

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Trump Administration is taking a new step in the fight against illegal immigration. Friday, the U.S. Justice Department sent warning letters to several sanctuary cities and jurisdictions across California, including Sacramento, threatening to pull federal funding.
    A campaign promise turned into an executive order on Friday. President Trump’s proposed crackdown on illegal immigrants and so-called sanctuary cities took an even more ominous turn.
    “It&rsquo
  • Modesto Boy Pushing For All-Inclusive Awesome Spot Playground

    MODESTO (CBS13) – For Tommy Loredo, it’s no fun getting stuck.
    “This is what I have to deal with every day,” the 9-year-old said as he tried to get his wheelchair through the sand.
    Luckily, Tommy has some capabilities past the wheels.
    “Ugh!!” he said as mom helped him get from the chair to the jungle gym at Beyer Park.
    Tommy was born with club feet and has had a series of surgeries to correct severe scoliosis.
    “He has arthrogryposis which mostly affects
  • Unemployment May Be Declining, But Don’t Let The Numbers Fool You

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Economists are warning local leaders not to get comfortable with the declining unemployment numbers in the Sacramento region and across the country.
    The unemployment rate dropped in March to 4.9 percent, down nearly a full percentage point from a year ago. But for youth in the area, jobs may still be hard to come by.
    “There is a lot to look forward to when I graduate, you know,” said Regina Pacheco, a senior at Sacramento State University.
    “Start
  • Highway 50 Bridge Resurfacing Has To Be Fixed, Again

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Get ready for roadwork on a busy Sacramento bridge after Caltrans officials say resurfacing done just three years ago will have to be redone.
    Caltrans says a multimillion resurfacing job on the Highway 50 bridge over the Sacramento River between Sacramento and West Sacramento has to be completely redone.
    The cost of the project could be three times as much, because of the change in materials that have to be used.
    The Pioneer Bridge itself isn’t in dange
  • Lawmakers Want To Stop California Tobacco Tax Loophole

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It’s almost been a month since California’s tobacco tax went into effect, and one tobacco giant is trying to ease the blow on smokers.
    Philip-Morris, the maker of Marlboro, is offering coupons through June for its cigarettes. The tobacco giant’s move is under fire, and Sacramento Assemblyman Kevin McCarty proposed a bill calling for retailers to ban coupons and any kind of discount on tobacco products.
    “It’s breaking my bank, you know?&rdq
  • Suspects Arrested In Valentine’s Day Shootout At Golden Corral In Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Two men have been arrested in connection with a Valentine’s Day shooting at a Golden Corrall.
    Sacramento Police announced the arrests of Dan Martin, 21 of Sacramento and Allen Pina, 20 of Vallejo.
    The shooting happened inside the Golden Corral on the 7700 block of West Stockton Boulevard at before 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.  Police say a group was inside the party room at the restaurant. An argument broke out between two people who had guns a
  • Galt High School Program Helping Students Transition Into Adulthood

    GALT (CBS13) — Galt High School is getting high marks for a new program designed to dramatically lower the student drop-out rate and prepare students to become self-sufficient adults after they graduate.
    Students get hands-on training for careers they begin thinking about freshman year. First students develop a 10-year plan. It was a plan freshman Arelly Benavidez wasn’t too keen on at first.
    “I remember at the beginning of the year being put in the class and I was like why am
  • Morning-After Pill Now Available At UC Davis Vending Machine

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) —  In a quiet UC Davis study lounge, back in the corner just past the coffee cups, you’ll find contraception for sale in a vending machine.
    If you look closely, the machine isn’t just stocked with condoms, tampons and pregnancy tests. It’s selling the morning-after pill. The A row up top will dispense the Plan B pill for $30 a box.
    For students here, it’s an out of the box idea, known as the Wellness To Go machine, and it’s drawing more
  • Nearly Naked Woman Found Dead In Modesto

    MODESTO (CBS13) — Evergreen Avenue in Modesto is back open after police investigated a suspicious death.
    The body of a woman who was barely wearing any clothes was found near Evergreen Avenue and Carver Road.
    Detectives have not released the woman’s race, or age. Investigators are still trying to figure out how she died and how she ended up in the alleyway.
    She was found Friday morning just as neighbors say an abandoned home was being demolished.
    Some neighbors that are concerne
  • Motorcyclist, Car Passenger Identified In Deadly Power Inn Road Crash

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Two people killed in a crash on Power Inn Road have been identified by the coroner.
    Shyann Saelee, 18 of Sacramento, was riding in a vehicle when it collided with a motorcycle on Power Inn Road and 53rd Avenue. She was transported to the hospital where she died from her injuries.
    The coroner’s office identified the motorcyclist as Tony Martinez, 45 of Sacramento.
    The crash is under investigation.

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