• Tracy Woman’s Dying Words Lead Deputies To Her Suspected Killers

    MODESTO (CBS13) — Two people are behind bars after a Tracy woman was brutally beaten and stabbed in Alameda County, thanks to her deathbed confession.
    A driver found the 19-year-old victim early this morning on Tesla Road near Livermore.
    “This victim really tried to survive,” said Sgt. Ray Kelly, a spokesman for Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. “She fought, and she fought. The last thing we believe she was able to do was to point us in the direction of the peopl
  • Vote Centers Start Opening Saturday In Sacramento County

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Some Vote Centers open Saturday in Sacramento County as part of the county’s participation in the Voter’s Choice Act.
    Voters in the county can turn in their ballots at the Vote Centers starting May 26 through Primary Day June 5, 2018.
    18 Vote Centers will open May 26. An additional 70 open June 2.
    LIST OF SACRAMENTO COUNTY VOTE CENTERS
    All registered voters in Sacramento County were sent a mail-in ballot as part of the Voter’s Choice Act. Those wantin
  • What Is The Voter’s Choice Act?

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) California passed the Voter’s Choice Act in 2016 and five counties adopted the Act for the 2018 Primary Election- Sacramento, Nevada, Napa, Madera, and San Mateo.
    Every registered voter in those counties will get a mail-in ballot 28 days before the election. Voters will have the option to drop those mail-in ballots off in drop boxes county-wide, or use them at Vote Centers.
    The drop boxes open 28 days before Election Day and there must be one for every 15,000 registered
  • Traffic Congestion Leading To Major Construction Project On I-80

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Caltrans plans to do major construction on I-80 from Davis to Sacramento in order to deal with the major traffic congestion along that stretch.
    The project will cover Interstate 80 from Kidwell Road just west of Davis to West El Camino in Sacramento, including Business 80 (Highway 50) to the I-5 Interchange in Sacramento.
    Caltrans is doing this project due to an increase in the amount of cars using that part of 80- which leads to major traffic congestion.
    Construction
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  • New Sketch Released Of 2001 Sacramento Cold Case Homicide Victim

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Using new technology, police are trying to solve a cold case homicide from 2001.
    The Sacramento Police Department says the remains of a woman were found after a dumpster fire near 18th Avenue and Power Inn Road back on June 29, 2001. Initial autopsy results revealed that the remains were likely that of a woman in her late teens to mid-twenties.
    Investigators have not been able to identify her. But, in late 2017, investigators sought out Parabon NanoLabs with help in DN
  • Majority of California Voters Support Gas Tax Repeal

    LOS ANGELES (CBS13) – A majority of California voters say they would support a gas tax repeal, according to a new USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll.
    51% of registered voters said they would vote to repeal SB 1; 38% said they are in favor of keeping the law.
    The Legislature passed SB 1 in 2017 and Governor Jerry Brown signed it into law. It raised the gas tax in California by 12 cents per gallon and increased vehicle registration fees starting January 1. SB 1 is expected to add more than $5 billio
  • Police: Body Of Man Found On Sacramento River Trail

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Detectives are investigating after the body of a man was found along a river trail Friday morning.
    The scene is near Riverside Boulevard and 35th Avenue. Sacramento police say officers responded to the scene a little after 8 a.m. after a body was reportedly found.
    At the scene, officers found the body of a man on the river trail.
    The man has not been identified at this point. Authorities have not identified a cause of death, and it’s unclear how long the man&rsqu
  • Memorial Auditorium Construction Project Starts In June

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium is being renovated and construction starts in late June.
    The construction work is expected to be done in the Summer of 2019- just before Broadway on Tour temporarily moves its production to the historic building while the Community Center Theater is renovated.
    According to the City of Sacramento timeline, construction lasts from late June 2018 until May 2019. Restoration work will happen starting in August 2020 until November 2020
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  • Placer County Faces Nearly $10 Million Shortfall In Fire Coverage Costs

    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – The Placer County Board of Supervisors wants to reorganize the local fire service in the county in order to save money. It has set up an ad hoc committee to explore how to cover a budget gap of nearly $10 million.
    Placer County is split into two types of fire coverage: 17 independent districts and 10 CAL FIRE-controlled zones of benefit (geographic areas). The Board of Supervisors is asking county staff to look into consolidating 10 of the so-called “zones of
  • Woodland Considering Relocating Fire Station To Old School Site

    WOODLAND (CBS13) – Woodland may relocate one of its fire stations to an old school.
    The City of Woodland may purchase the old Willow Springs School site on East Gibson Road from the Woodland Join Unified School District and relocate Fire Station #3. It is currently located on Spring Lake Court.
    Fire Station #3 is one of three stations in Woodland and is used by the fire department as a training site.
    Woodland still needs to look at several roadway improvement projects, including modifying
  • Jibboom Street Bridge To Reopen Ahead Of Schedule

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Jibboom Street Bridge is scheduled to reopen several days ahead of schedule, city officials say.
    According to the City of Sacramento, the bridge will be reopening on Saturday. It was originally scheduled to reopen after Memorial Day weekend.
    The bridge has been closed since the beginning of January so that workers could rehabilitate the structure, which was originally built in 1931. Workers have been busy replacing the metal decking and repainting the whole bridge.
  • Folsom Lake Just 2 Feet Below Capacity As Memorial Day Weekend Arrives

    FOLSOM (CBS13) – Heading into Memorial Day weekend, Folsom Lake is nearly at capacity.
    At last check, the lake level is at just under 464 feet – a mere two feet below the reservoir’s max.
    That puts Folsom Lake at 97 percent capacity.
    High lake levels have prompted the North Granite Bay to be closed during weekends and major holidays, officials say, so don’t expect to use it this Memorial Day weekend.
    Officials are warning boaters to watch out for debris in the lake from s
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  • Oakdale Mobile Home Catches Fire After Lightning Strikes Tree Nearby

    OAKDALE (CBS13) – An Oakdale mobile home caught fire after a tree near it was struck by lightning.
    Lightning strikes in #Oakdale; igniting some trees and damaging a some nearby mobile homes. The owner tells me it "rattled windows and shook the whole house." The damage displaced he and his roommate. The Red Cross is now stepping in to help. #cawx #lightning #wildweather #ca pic.twitter.com/IAY78tnfap
    — Linda Mumma (@LindaBMumma) May 25, 2018The scene is in the River Paradise mobile ho
  • Don’t Get Caught On The Water Breaking This New Boating Rule

    FOLSOM LAKE (CBS13) — This weekend marks the traditional start of the boating season in Northern California, but a new state law may prevent some people from getting behind the wheel on the water.
    Justin Horning is among the people getting ready to hit the water this weekend.
    “I’m taking the boat out this year for the first time,” he said.
    Longtime mariners have seen plenty of mistakes being made on the water by boaters, including drinking, partying and not paying attenti
  • What Are Those Black Barrels Around The Sacramento Railyards?

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It’s catching the eyes of many drivers in downtown Sacramento. Just east of Jiboom Street, dozens of large black barrels are scattered throughout the Sacramento Railyards.
    “Oh my goodness, they’re all over!” said Mike Otis, who works in Sacramento.
    If you’ve taken a drive through the railyards lately, you might have noticed the barrels. LDK Ventures is the real estate company developing the area. They say they’ve gotten several calls
  • MLS Disappoints Sacramento Again With Cincinnati Selection

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Major League Soccer is set to announce its next expansion franchise next week, and the announcement won’t be made in Sacramento.
    FC Cincinnati confirmed it is in line to become the league’s 26th team.
    The news had fans in Sacramento feeling a bit bummed out.
    “It would be great to have an MLS team in the area,” said Carter Giroux a Republic FC fan, “it would make a lot of sense in my opinion.”
    The city of Sacramento and Republic FC ha
  • Babysitter Gets 180 Days After Child Found Dead In Koi Pond

    MARYSVILLE (CBS13) — An Olivehurst babysitter was sentenced to 180 days in county jail in the death of an infant nearly 2 years after he was found unresponsive in a koi pond.
    “He was a beautiful child. He was always smiling,” said his grandmother Geena Day.
    At only 10 months old, Steven Ryker Gerrtt Smith’s life was cut short in a tragic accident Day believes should have been avoided.
    “There was a door that was left open and he somehow got outside into the pond,&rdq
  • Police: Man Broke Into Motel Room, Groped Woman In Cameron Park

    CAMERON PARK (CBS13) – Deputies in El Dorado County are searching for a man they say entered a woman’s hotel room and groped her while she was sleeping.
    It happened Wednesday night at the Motel 6 near Cameron Park Drive just after 11. Investigators believe the man entered through a window on the ground floor. A woman was sleeping when she said she awoke to a man groping her and immediately fought back. He quickly ran off through the motel room door and drove off in a white vehicle, w
  • Major Earthquake Could Send Bay Area Population To Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — FEMA and the Red Cross have teamed up for a drill over the past three days preparing for mass evacuations of Californians to Arizona in the event of a massive California earthquake.
    They have 1,000 volunteers posing as refugees and going to Phoenix to be processed. The plan is to see what works and what doesn’t.
    If the event were to happen in the bay area, we could have hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to host areas for days. Two of these areas include the
  • Child Struck By Vehicle In Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A child was struck by a vehicle on Thursday.
    Sacramento Police say the child was struck by a vehicle on the 2800 block of Rio Linda Boulevard. The road was closed between Alamor and Eleanor.
    The child was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to survive.
    The driver remained at the scene.
     
  • California Insurance Exchange Wants To Curb C-Sections

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California’s health insurance exchange is looking to curb what it says are costly and risky births in the state.
    Covered California has new rules for hospitals who don’t curb Cesarean section procedure rates.
    Doctors say C-sections can be life-saving for mom and baby. But insurers say the procedure can also be costly, and carries high and sometimes unnecessary risks.
    Emily Moyers was at the park, happily playing with her new baby, and she can’t help b
  • Rescue Teams At Yosemite National Park Brace For Large Crowds

    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (CBS13) — Search and rescue teams at Yosemite National Park are on standby as they expect thousands of visitors over the Memorial Day weekend.
    Park rangers call it the most dangerous time of the year because the snowmelt is causing higher river levels.
    More than a dozen members of the Yosemite Search and Rescue Team are getting ready for a busy summer season.
    “Most people who end up taking a swim, are not people who intend to go swimming,” said Jamie Rich
  • Trump’s Family Planning Rollback Draws Backlash From California

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — President Donald Trump’s plan to roll back family planning protections is drawing opposition California’s attorney general.
    Title X is the only federal program dedicated to giving patients comprehensive family planning services.
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent a letter to the federal government, requesting a formal meeting with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Office of Management and Budget.
    “We are standing here u
  • Ring Doorbell Shows Woman Allegedly Stealing Packages In Modesto

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A woman was caught on camera allegedly stealing packages from a Modesto porch.
    Ring doorbell recorded the suspect, a blonde woman, ride up on a purple bike and steal two packages before riding away.
    A police report has been filed with Modesto PD.
    A 2017 report done by Package Guard shows 11 million homeowners report having a package stolen in the past year. The majority (74%) of those thefts happen during the day- when homeowners are at work.
  • Deputies: Man Got Into Woman’s Cameron Park Hotel Room, Groped Her

    CAMERON PARK (CBS13) – Deputies in El Dorado County are searching for a man they say entered a woman’s hotel room and groped her while she was sleeping.
    The reported incident happened late Wednesday night in Cameron Park.
    Surveillance pictures of the suspect and his car have been released by the sheriff’s department.
    Officers say the woman woke up with the man touched her and fought him off.
    If you know who the suspect may be, please call the El Dorado County Sheriff&rsquo
  • Facebook Walking Users Through Privacy Settings

    (CNN Money) — Facebook’s latest push to educate users about privacy will be unavoidable.
    Over the next few weeks, Facebook users outside of Europe will see a notice that walks them through privacy settings and explains how the company collects data. It’s a slightly altered version of what Facebook had to do for all users in the European Union, where a major privacy law is going into effect on Friday.
    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a complex
  • Father In Fairfield Child Abuse Case Now Being Charged For Committing Lewd Acts On Kids

    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – The Fairfield couple facing charges after their 10 children were found living in a filthy home are facing more charges.
    The Solano County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday that they have added four counts of lewd acts on a child against Jonathan Allen.
    RELATED: Fairfield Children Tortured By Father For ‘Sadistic Purposes,’ Prosecutors Say
    Allen and Ina Rogers, the father and mother of the children, were arrested earlier in May. Ten
  • Sprouts Hiring 140 Full And Part-Time Positions For New Lodi Store

    LODI (CBS13) – More than 100 jobs are up for grabs at a new grocery store set to open soon in Lodi.
    Sprouts Farmers Market will be opening up a new 30,000 square-foot store at 250 East Harney Lane. The store, which is slated to open Aug. 22, aims to hire 140 full and part-time positions in the coming months.
    The store has a wide variety of jobs it’s looking to fill, including managers, specialty counter clerks, cashiers, courtesy clerks, and other positions.
    People interested in appl
  • HomeGoods Opening Rocklin Location In Early June

    ROCKLIN (CBS13) – HomeGoods will open its new Rocklin location on June 3.
    The 21,000 square-foot store is located in Rocklin Crossings and is the 8th HomeGoods in the Sacramento area.
    HomeGoods is hiring 65 full and part-time positions. You can apply on homegoods.com.
    The Rocklin store will be open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 am-9:30 pm; Sunday 11 am-8 pm.
  • Tower Bridge Construction Delayed; Was Supposed To Start Monday

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) Construction on the Tower Bridge is delayed until mid-July.
    Work was supposed to start Monday to inspect and replace parts of the lifting mechanisms. However, Caltrans delayed the project. A spokesperson for West Sacramento did not give a new project timeline, nor provide a reason for the delay.
    When work eventually does begin it will involve both one-lane and full bridge closures.
    The Tower Bridge opened in 1935. It connects Old Sacramento to West Sacramento.

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