• VIDEO: Severe Dust Storm In Plumas County Throttles Visibility

    VIDEO: Severe Dust Storm In Plumas County Throttles Visibility
    QUINCY (CBS13) — Authorities are warning people to avoid driving on Highway 395 in Plumas County due to a severe dust storm that has reduced visibility to zero.Videos taken by California Highway Patrol at the Ag Station near Quincy show dust blowing fast and almost no visibility beyond a few feet.
    Several accidents have occurred on the highway, CHP says.
    It appears that the dust is coming from the recent wildfire burn areas in Plumas County.
    More from CBS Sacramento:Storm Headed To NorCal:
  • Turlock Man, 39, Shot And Killed In Auto Parts Store Parking Lot

    Turlock Man, 39, Shot And Killed In Auto Parts Store Parking Lot
    TURLOCK (CBS13) — Detectives are looking for the suspect who shot and killed a Turlock man in the parking lot of an auto parts store on Monday.
    Turlock police say, around 3:40 p.m., 39-year-old Joel Lopez Guzman was standing near his SUV in the parking lot of the O’Reilly Auto Parts store on Lander Avenue when someone pulled up in a gray, newer-model sedan and opened fire.
    Guzman was shot several times, officers say. He was rushed to the hospital, but was later pronounced dead.
    Offic
  • Man, 45, Suspected Of Shooting At Ceres Home Depot Loss Prevention Agent

    Man, 45, Suspected Of Shooting At Ceres Home Depot Loss Prevention Agent
    CERES (CBS13) — Authorities have arrested the alleged shoplifter suspected of shooting at a Home Depot loss prevention worker in Ceres over the weekend.
    Ceres police said, early Sunday afternoon, loss prevention spotted two men who were suspected of previously stealing from the store. Again, loss prevention spotted the men loading up a tote bag with more merchandise.
    The men were soon trying to run out of a fire exit. This time, a loss prevention agent was waiting outside. When the suspect
  • Pressure on Gov Increases to Appoint Rep. Bass or Rep. Lee to Replace Sen. Harris

    (CBM) – A loudening chorus of voices from across California and around the country are putting pressure on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37) or Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) to fill the state’s soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.A coalition of community groups and organizers from Southern California have created a petition at Change.org titled “Let’s Keep the Seat.” It asks for s
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  • Will Communities Hardest Hit Get COVID 19 Vaccines?

    Clockwise from top left: Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Dean, Brown University School of Public Health; Dr. William Schaffner, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Department of Health Policy and Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Dr. Tung Nguyen, Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Dr. Nirav R. Shah, Senior Scholar, Stanford University Clinical Excellence
  • First Significant Round Of Rain Heads Into Northern California On Tuesday

    First Significant Round Of Rain Heads Into Northern California On Tuesday
    SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – A new storm that’s expected to bring rain and snow is headed into Northern California on Tuesday.
    Day-long flash flood watches were issued by the National Weather Service for portions of the North Complex burn scar in Butte and Plumas counties, where the storm had the potential to bring periods of heavy rainfall.The strongest weather system so far this season will affect interior #NorCal thru Wednesday. Heavy snow will develop over the mountains during the aft
  • Registered Sex Offender, Felon Arrested On Weapon And Drug Charges After Traffic Stop On I-80 Near Auburn

    Registered Sex Offender, Felon Arrested On Weapon And Drug Charges After Traffic Stop On I-80 Near Auburn
    AUBURN (CBS13) — Two men – including a registered sex offender – from Stockton have been arrested after deputies found them in Auburn with weapons and drugs.
    The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, just before midnight back on Nov. 10, deputies pulled over a vehicle along Interstate 80 at Bowman Road in the Auburn area. Two men were in the car: 31-year-old Nicholas Belding and 53-year-old Robert Parent.
    Deputies quickly discovered that Belding was a convicted felon and P
  • Here’s How Joe Biden can Have Black America’s Back: Select an Education Secretary who will challenge the status quo.

    OPINION – “American educators, this is a great day for you. You will have one of your own in the White House,” said Joe Biden in a victory speech that hit all the right notes. Black America cheered along as President-elect Biden acknowledged that we stood up for him and he promised he would have our back. We celebrate the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President-elect and Vice President-elect, period. But you don’t have to be Ice Cube to temper your enthusiasm
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  • Suspect In Stolen Car Arrested After Chase, Crash In Antelope

    Suspect In Stolen Car Arrested After Chase, Crash In Antelope
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Deputies say a suspect led them on a chase near Antelope before crashing into another driver Tuesday morning.
    The chase started a little after 6 a.m. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was in a car that had been reported stolen.
    Eventually, the suspect side-swiped another vehicle near Watt Avenue and Antelope Road.
    The suspect got out and ran, deputies say. A perimeter was set up in the area and the suspect was soon found hidi
  • Car Split Into 4 Pieces, Driver Killed In Early Morning Crash On Elkhorn Boulevard

    Car Split Into 4 Pieces, Driver Killed In Early Morning Crash On Elkhorn Boulevard
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating what led to a deadly crash near North Highlands early Tuesday morning.
    California Highway Patrol says, just after 1 a.m., a driver crashed into a tree near Don Julio and Elkhorn boulevards.Where car impacted tree in fatal crash on Elkhorn near Don Julio Blvd. @CBSSacramento @GoodDaySac @CHPNSac pic.twitter.com/rmfCwqqVV0
    — Rachel Wulff (@rachelwulff) November 17, 2020The impact split the car into at least four large pieces &nd
  • Suspect Wanted By FBI Attempts Underwater Escape On Sea Scooter

    Suspect Wanted By FBI Attempts Underwater Escape On Sea Scooter
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A suspect in a $35 million Ponzi scheme is in custody after trying to escape arrest by using a sea scooter to hide from FBI agents in Lake Shasta.
    The U.S. Attorney’s office filed court documents that said 44-year-old Matthew Piercey used a Yamaha submersible device to stay under the surface of Lake Shasta after initially leading agents on a chase through neighborhoods and highways in the Redding area. A helicopter monitoring Piercey watched him swim into the lak
  • Specialized Security System Marks Pharmacy Burglary Suspect

    Specialized Security System Marks Pharmacy Burglary Suspect
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Pucci’s Pharmacy in Sacramento was burglarized Monday morning by a suspect who attempted to break the drug store’s window two mornings in a row.
    The suspect used a small boulder Sunday morning to smash the window but was unsuccessful, coming back with a crowbar on Monday to finish the job.
    Officials are working to identify the subject caught on security cameras.
    The suspect didn’t make off with anything of significant value. Pucci pharmacy owners say
  • Some Local Lawmakers Urge Businesses To Stay Open Despite Mass Reversal Into Purple Tier

    Some Local Lawmakers Urge Businesses To Stay Open Despite Mass Reversal Into Purple Tier
    YUBA COUNTY (CBS13) — It’s back to square one across most of the Sacramento region as businesses once again face the toughest restrictions in the tier system.
    The rules are flipping for several counties including  El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba. And by now, many expect it.
    “The rules are always changing so we are always on our toes. The owner always comes in and says ‘oh this is what’s new’,” said Zyl
  • Newsom: Masks Must Be Worn When Outside The Home

    Newsom: Masks Must Be Worn When Outside The Home
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is tightening the mask rules, saying you must wear a face covering when leaving the house. 
    There are only a few exceptions, including driving alone, working alone in an office, and when you’re outdoors and stay at least six feet from others. 
    The new restrictions were released Monday as Newsom announced that he is pulling that state’s “emergency brake,” and leaders are looking at a possible curfew to try and get cont
  • 46 Arrested, 1 Juvenile Recovered In Sacramento-Area Human Trafficking Sting Operation

    46 Arrested, 1 Juvenile Recovered In Sacramento-Area Human Trafficking Sting Operation
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Nearly 50 arrests have been made in a Sacramento-area human trafficking sting.
    According to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, multiple agencies worked on street and hotel sting operations between September and mid-November.
    Officials arrested 46 individuals for soliciting prostitution and human trafficking. If convicted, those individuals could face a maximum penalty of 180 days in county jail and could be ordered to stay away from known “st
  • Ceres Fire Department To Continue COVID-19 Testing After Six Firefighters Test Positive

    Ceres Fire Department To Continue COVID-19 Testing After Six Firefighters Test Positive
    CERES (CBS13) – A small fire department takes a big hit. Ceres Fire Chief Kevin Wise said at least six of his firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19 since last Thursday.
    “We knew it was going to be inevitable; somebody would finally test positive,” Wise said.
    The first case came to light Thursday morning with two more positive cases happening that afternoon. After having the whole department tested on Friday, another positive test came back with two more over the w
  • 22 Coronavirus Cases Reported In Yolo County Nursing Center Outbreak

    22 Coronavirus Cases Reported In Yolo County Nursing Center Outbreak
    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Yolo County nursing center reported a coronavirus outbreak as the county rolled back into the most-restrictive “purple” tier Monday.
    The county says the Riverbend Nursing Center in West Sacramento has reported 22 coronavirus cases — nine residents and 13 staff — as of Monday. No deaths have been reported. Previously, the facility had five COVID-19 cases in July.
    Officials say the facility has restricted visitors inside the center and will
  • Beloved Lodi Clerk Killed In Shooting Had Been Robbed At Gunpoint Several Times

    Beloved Lodi Clerk Killed In Shooting Had Been Robbed At Gunpoint Several Times
    LODI (CBS13) — A Lodi store clerk was shot and left to die inside his store over the weekend. 
    The clerk, Gurminder Parmar, was known to customers as Gary. Prayers and kind messages are leaving a mark outside the Lodi liquor store whose owner left a mark in the community. Messages read “goodbye my friend” and “God bless your wife and family.”
    Mudar Haddad was at the store just one hour before Parmar was shot in the chest, left to die.
    “He’s a respec
  • Fairfield Police Arrest 2 Men In Connection To October Shooting Into Occupied Building

    Fairfield Police Arrest 2 Men In Connection To October Shooting Into Occupied Building
    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — Fairfield police have arrested two men they say are responsible for shooting into an occupied building last month.
    No one was hit in that shooting along Travis Boulevard on October 10. Police say they found bullet casings in the parking lot and a business and a vehicle that was hit by the suspects.
    Witnesses were able to give investigators a lot of information, including a description of the suspect’s vehicle.
    Police pulled over the suspect vehicle on Friday and s
  • Learning Curve: Foster Families In Need Of Distance Learning Support

    Learning Curve: Foster Families In Need Of Distance Learning Support
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Every family could use some extra help with distance learning but there’s a special call for support right now.
    Foster families are struggling more than ever because of the pandemic. Now there’s an urgent call for volunteers to help children in foster care.
    There’s never a dull moment for Sandra Morales, a mom, foster mom and now a teacher for all of her children. Morales has her own set of 17-year-old twins and five foster children ages two, three, f
  • First Wave Of Storm System To Arrive In Sacramento Area Tuesday Afternoon

    First Wave Of Storm System To Arrive In Sacramento Area Tuesday Afternoon
    There’s a storm moving into northern California that’s expected to be over Sacramento just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. Here’s what you can expect.
    Late tonight and early tomorrow, we’ll see an increase in winds. It won’t get very windy in the Sacramento area, but in the mountains, we could see gusts topping 55-60 mph.
    Around Tuesday at noon, we’ll see signs the storm is on its way. The winds will pick up ahead of it.
    TIMING
    At 9 a.m., we’ll see the storm movi
  • Race For West Sacramento Mayor Still Too Close To Call

    Race For West Sacramento Mayor Still Too Close To Call
    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Some local races are still undecided and it could be weeks before a winner is called. That includes the razor-tight race for Mayor in West Sacramento.
    The polls have closed but there are still more than 4,200 ballots to be counted. Only 137 votes separate seven-term West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and challenger Martha Guerrero.
    Cabaldon is declining comment until the counting is complete, while Guerrero is excited with each Friday elections update.
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  • Placer County Falls Back Two Tiers, Joining 40 Other Counties Across The State

    Placer County Falls Back Two Tiers, Joining 40 Other Counties Across The State
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — Coronavirus cases are doubling in California, and now Gov. Gavin Newsom is pulling what he calls an “emergency brake.”
    This means most of the state is sliding back to the most restrictive “purple” tier, with a big impact in Placer County, which slid back two tiers. One week ago they were in orange, now they’re in purple.
    The coffee is still being curated inside at The Fig Tree Cafe in Roseville, but the owners are frustrated at yet another

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