• Chilling Video Shows Moments Leading Up To Death Of Stockton Officer And His Killer

    Chilling Video Shows Moments Leading Up To Death Of Stockton Officer And His Killer
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – It’s a day many will not forget: A Stockton police officer was gunned down while responding to a domestic violence call.
    Bodycam video shows the full view of the harrowing moments from that fateful day. It was released as part of the Stockton Police Department’s investigation into the May 11 shooting.
    “I think the man is going crazy over there, he’s been acting strangely the last few days,” said one 9-1-1 caller.
    Stockton Police officer Jimm
  • Delivery Vehicle Reverses Over Sleeping Man Near Loading Docks In Turlock

    Delivery Vehicle Reverses Over Sleeping Man Near Loading Docks In Turlock
    TURLOCK (CBS13) – A man sleeping near the loading docks of a Turlock business died after being run over by a reversing delivery vehicle, police said on Thursday.
    According to the Turlock Police Department, the incident happened just after 10:30 a.m. along the 3000 block of Geer Road.
    The vehicle was reportedly backing up into the loading dock when the man was run over.
    Turlock police said he was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been released and it is unc
  • ‘Putting Their Feet To The Fire’: Placerville Group Looks To Recall Nearly Entire City Council

    ‘Putting Their Feet To The Fire’: Placerville Group Looks To Recall Nearly Entire City Council
    PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — A group of locals in Placerville, the city known for its historic charm, is now making history of its own calling for nearly the entire city council to be removed.
    “It seems like it is just this cronyism and they just work in lockstep with each other,” explained Mandi Rodriguez. “It’s a failure to follow a process that really frustrates us locals.”
    Rodriguez, the recall organizer, believes the council is acting without listening to commun
  • Tracking Summer Camp Sex Abuse: How To Better Protect Your Kids

    Tracking Summer Camp Sex Abuse: How To Better Protect Your Kids
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – With summer camp in full swing after a year at home, there are new questions about how sexual abuse at summer camps is tracked and reported.
    There is surprisingly little regulation or oversight of camps. CBS13 has reviewed hundreds of reports of camp abuse and is getting answers for parents about what they can do to help keep kids safe this summer and beyond.
    In 2018, CBS news identified reports of more than 500 alleged camp abuse victims dating back to the 60s. Just t
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  • Sacramento, Yolo County Restaurants Prepare To Enforce Mask Mandates For All Again

    Sacramento, Yolo County Restaurants Prepare To Enforce Mask Mandates For All Again
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Beginning midnight Thursday, masks go back to mandatory for everyone in Sacramento and Yolo counties.
    This is the latest response to a surge in COVID-19 cases connected to the Delta variant. Some Sacramento business owners said the mandate is a relief. For others, it hit a little harder than previous mandates had.
    “We’re all vaccinated, everyone we know is vaccinated. So we were feeling like hooray were going to be back to normal,” said John Blunck, t
  • Teen, 18, Goes Missing In Sacramento River While Trying To Rescue Younger Brother

    Teen, 18, Goes Missing In Sacramento River While Trying To Rescue Younger Brother
    KNIGHTS LANDING (CBS13) – A family is looking for closure after an 18-year-old went missing in the Sacramento River while attempting to help his younger brother who was having trouble swimming.
    Wednesday afternoon, the teen, Ahmir Watson, was reportedly swimming on the Sutter County side of the river near Knights Landing and 3rd Beach, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said. A caller reported last seeing Watson when he jumped in to help the younger swimmer in distress get to safety.
    J
  • ‘Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare’: Teen Goes Missing In Sacramento River While Trying To Rescue Younger Brother

    ‘Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare’: Teen Goes Missing In Sacramento River While Trying To Rescue Younger Brother
    KNIGHTS LANDING (CBS13) – A family is pleading for the public’s help in finding a teen who jumped into the Sacramento River to save his little brother.
    Wednesday afternoon, the teen, Ahmir Watson, was reportedly swimming on the Sutter County side of the river near Knights Landing and 3rd Beach, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said. A caller reported last seeing Watson when he jumped in to help the younger swimmer in distress get to safety.
    Jaques Watson, Ahmir’s father,
  • PG&E Criminally Liable For Deadly Zogg Fire In Shasta County, Prosecutors Say

    PG&E Criminally Liable For Deadly Zogg Fire In Shasta County, Prosecutors Say
    SHASTA COUNTY (CBS13) – Prosecutors said they have determined Pacific Gas and Electric criminally liable for causing the Zogg Fire, which killed four people and destroyed several homes in Shasta County in 2020.
    Shasta County District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett said charges would be filed before the anniversary of the Zogg Fire–which started on September 27—but the nature and grade of the charges have not yet been officially decided on.
    “I hope this information brings awa
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  • 42 Structures Now Destroyed As Dixie Fire Grows To 226,421 Acres

    42 Structures Now Destroyed As Dixie Fire Grows To 226,421 Acres
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the Dixie Fire impacting Butte and Plumas counties. Smoke from the fire is creating unhealthy air conditions in the Sacramento area.
    7:15 p.m.
    Cal Fire said the Dixie Fire has grown to burn 226,421 acres as of Thursday evening. At least 42 structures have been destroyed, while more than 10,600 more remained threatened by flames.
    The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office said this afternoon that the following areas were no longer under evacuation warnings
  • Call Kurtis: Grandfather Pays $59,000 For Unfinished Pool, Contractor’s License Suspended

    Call Kurtis: Grandfather Pays $59,000 For Unfinished Pool, Contractor’s License Suspended
    MODESTO (CBS13) – A retired police officer said more than a year after hiring a pool contractor, all he has is a hole in the ground.
    “We always had a dream to put a pool in our backyard,” said Tom Messier, the retired officer and grandpa.
    He says the hole in the ground where he expected a pool by now cost him $59,000.
    “We saved for 15 years to put a pool in our backyard,“ he said. “This is financial elder abuse.”
    Melonie and Victor Schultz in Jackson wer
  • Sacramento County Adds Indoor Mask Mandate: Are More Restrictions Looming?

    Sacramento County Adds Indoor Mask Mandate: Are More Restrictions Looming?
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County is the latest county to issue an indoor mask mandate, joining Yolo County only days later. Some people feel new restrictions may be on the way.
    The deja vu feeling comes as the Delta variant runs rampant, and vaccinations stay stagnant.
    “It’s kind of inevitable. If you don’t get a certain amount of people vaccinated – this is how it works,” said Tanner Mixon, who spent the afternoon at the park with his kids and enjoying
  • ‘A Tragedy’: Neighbors Mourn Man Found Shot Dead In Rocklin Home

    ‘A Tragedy’: Neighbors Mourn Man Found Shot Dead In Rocklin Home
    ROCKLIN (CBS13) – Investigators are looking for any information that may lead them to the person who broke into a Rocklin home and killed a man living there.
    A friend for 20 years of Cameron Gabriel, 48, and roommate spoke with us off-camera saying he returned that afternoon to find Gabriel shot dead in the home along East Midas Avenue on Tuesday. He believes someone broke in and murdered Gabriel sometime late Saturday or early Sunday when his roommates were out of town.
    “For this to
  • 2 Big Rig Crashes Shut Down Eastbound I-80 Near Donner Lake

    2 Big Rig Crashes Shut Down Eastbound I-80 Near Donner Lake
    DONNER LAKE (CBS13) – Two big rig crashes near Donner Lake have forced a closure of eastbound Interstate 80 Thursday evening, the California Highway Patrol said.
    Photos from the scene show both trucks blocking significant portions of the roadway. One of the big rigs was jackknifed while the other was on its side.crash-2(credit: CHP Truckee)crash-1(credit: CHP Truckee)The CHP Truckee said the eastbound lanes of the freeway are closed from the summit to Donner Lake. It is unknown how long it
  • Sanctions Imposed On Local High Schools That Played Football While Competition Was Prohibited

    Sanctions Imposed On Local High Schools That Played Football While Competition Was Prohibited
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sanctions have been imposed on some local schools for participating in high school football competitions when it was prohibited by the California Interscholastic Federation during February and March of this year, the organization announced on Thursday.
    Four CIF Sac-Joaquin Section schools were found to have played in games despite state orders, regulation and guidance, the CIF said in a news release.
    Those Sac-Joaquin Section schools were Capital Christian High School
  • 2 Suffer Serious Injuries In South Sacramento Crash

    2 Suffer Serious Injuries In South Sacramento Crash
    SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – At least two people were injured in a crash in South Sacramento Thursday afternoon.
    According to the Sacramento Police Department, the crash happened at around 1:45 p.m. in the area of Center Parkway and Valley Hi Drive. Authorities advise avoiding the intersection as roadways in the area are impacted by the closures.
    Sacramento police said two people suffered serious injuries and were taken to the hospital, and it was unclear if there were any others injured or
  • Crash Causes Road Closures In South Sacramento

    Crash Causes Road Closures In South Sacramento
    SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Multiple roadways in South Sacramento were closed due to a crash Thursday afternoon.
    According to the Sacramento Police Department, the crash happened at around 1:45 p.m. in the area of Center Parkway and Valley Hi Drive. Authorities advise avoiding the intersection as roadways in the area are impacted by the closures.
    Sacramento police said two people suffered serious injuries and were taken to the hospital. The cause of the crash also remains unknown at this ti
  • Teen, 18, Goes Missing In Sacramento River While Trying To Help Young Swimmer

    Teen, 18, Goes Missing In Sacramento River While Trying To Help Young Swimmer
    KNIGHTS LANDING (CBS13) – An 18-year-old went missing in the Sacramento River while attempting to help a young swimmer in distress, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday.
    Wednesday afternoon, the teen, Ahmir Watson, was reportedly swimming on the Sutter County side of the river near Knights Landing and 3rd Beach, the sheriff’s office said. A caller reported last seeing Watson when he jumped in to help the younger swimmer get to safety.
    As of Thursday afternoon, auth
  • Coroner Identifies Rocklin Homicide Victim Found Dead In His Residence

    Coroner Identifies Rocklin Homicide Victim Found Dead In His Residence
    ROCKLIN (CBS13) — Authorities have identified a man who was found dead inside of a Rocklin residence earlier this week.
    On Tuesday morning just before 9 a.m., a resident walked inside his home in the 3900 block of East Midas Avenue and found his roommate dead, say Rocklin police. Then on Thursday morning, the Placer County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 47-year-old Cameron Gabriel.
    Detectives are investigating his death as a homicide. No further details about Gabriel&rsquo
  • Families Of Stockton Sailor And 8 Marines Who Died When Amphibious Vehicle Sank Suing Manufacturer

    Families Of Stockton Sailor And 8 Marines Who Died When Amphibious Vehicle Sank Suing Manufacturer
    OCEANSIDE, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — The families of eight Marines and one sailor who died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the Southern California coast last summer plan to sue the manufacturer of the vehicle that resembles an armored seafaring tank, their lawyers announced Thursday.
    BAE Systems knew for a decade or more about a design defect that makes it nearly impossible for troops to open the cargo hatches and escape the 26-ton amphibious vehicles when they sink, attorney Eric
  • No Working Smoke Detectors In South Sacramento Home Destroyed By Fire

    No Working Smoke Detectors In South Sacramento Home Destroyed By Fire
    SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Flames engulfed a home in South Sacramento Thursday.
    Unfortunately, there’s not much left of the home. Flames burned through the home, up to the second story. The fire started around 5:30 a.m. along Burns Way near 47th Avenue. Firefighters arrived at the home shortly after the fire broke out.
    A column of smoke from the fire was large enough to see from nearby Highway 99.Heavy involved structure fire along Burns Way in South Sac! According to neighbor everyo
  • Sacramento Implements Mask Requirement For Indoor Public Gatherings As COVID-19 Infections Rise

    Sacramento Implements Mask Requirement For Indoor Public Gatherings As COVID-19 Infections Rise
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Wearing masks is once again required for indoor public gatherings, regardless of the vaccination status, the Sacramento County Department of Health has announced.
    The county issued a statement that reads, in part:“All residents must wear masks in all indoor public settings, venues, gatherings, and workplaces, such as, but not limited to: offices, retail stores, restaurants and bars, theaters, family entertainment centers, conference centers, and State and local
  • Sacramento County Brings Back Mask Requirement For Indoor Public Gatherings As COVID-19 Infections Rise

    Sacramento County Brings Back Mask Requirement For Indoor Public Gatherings As COVID-19 Infections Rise
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Masks are once again required for indoor public gatherings, regardless of the vaccination status, the Sacramento County Department of Health has announced.
    The county issued a statement that reads, in part:“All residents must wear masks in all indoor public settings, venues, gatherings, and workplaces, such as, but not limited to: offices, retail stores, restaurants and bars, theaters, family entertainment centers, conference centers, and State and local governm
  • Trees Planned For Removal At Sutter Davis Hospital To Make Way For Solar Panels

    Trees Planned For Removal At Sutter Davis Hospital To Make Way For Solar Panels
    DAVIS (CBS13) – A local hospital says it’s trying to help save the environment by cutting down hundreds of trees. In place of the trees, the hospital wants to install solar panels. But that plan is causing controversy.
    “Those are oak trees over there and these are zelkova trees over there,” said Alan Hirsch, a Davis resident.
    Hirsch is trying to save the trees from being cut down.
    “It makes me cry to think about the loss of these trees. Trees take years and decades
  • UC Davis Conducting Trial Of Third COVID-19 Vaccine Shot

    UC Davis Conducting Trial Of Third COVID-19 Vaccine Shot
    DAVIS (CBS13) – As COVID-19 cases increase, local researchers are digging into the impact of a vaccine booster shot. UC Davis Health doctors are putting a third shot to the test.
    Some of the first to roll up their sleeves are now ready to do it again as UC Davis Health researches the impact of a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
    “It is a wiley beast that is not going to go away by just wishing it. We did not get herd immunity despite our best efforts,” said Dr. Timothy Albert
  • South Sacramento Home Destroyed By Fire

    South Sacramento Home Destroyed By Fire
    SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Flames engulfed a home in South Sacramento Thursday.
    Unfortunately, there’s not much left of the home. Flames burned through the home, up to the second story. The fire started around 5:30 a.m. along Burns Way near 47th Avenue. Firefighters arrived at the home shortly after the fire broke out.
    A column of smoke from the fire was large enough to see from nearby Highway 99.Heavy involved structure fire along Burns Way in South Sac! According to neighbor everyo
  • Animal Shelters At Capacity As People Return To Work And Can’t Care For Pets

    Animal Shelters At Capacity As People Return To Work And Can’t Care For Pets
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Local animal shelters are being overwhelmed by the number of animals they’re taking in.
    The Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento turned to Facebook to say they’re full and to ask for help in housing the animals — especially larger dogs.It’s a similar situation in other cities throughout the Sacramento region. The number of animals in local shelters declined during the pandemic, but that number is going back up as people head back to work an
  • UC Davis Doctor Counseled Simone Biles Before She Withdrew From Olympic Events

    UC Davis Doctor Counseled Simone Biles Before She Withdrew From Olympic Events
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The co-head team doctor for the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team is now at the center of the biggest story to come out of the Tokyo Olympics.
    World champion gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the games because of mental health issues, and a UC Davis doctor helped her to make that brave decision.
    Simone Biles of Team USA (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)
    “I was shaking…could barely nap. I never felt like this going into a competition before,” said Bi
  • UC Davis Doctor Counseled Biles Before She Withdrew From Olympic Events

    UC Davis Doctor Counseled Biles Before She Withdrew From Olympic Events
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The co-head team doctor for the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team is now at the center of the biggest story to come out of the Tokyo Olympics.
    World champion gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the games because of mental health issues, and a UC Davis doctor helped her to make that brave decision.
    Simone Biles of Team USA (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)
    “I was shaking…could barely nap. I never felt like this going into a competition before,” said Bi
  • Outdoor Activities Canceled Due To Unhealthy Air In Sacramento Region

    Outdoor Activities Canceled Due To Unhealthy Air In Sacramento Region
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Smoky skies filled the Sacramento region Wednesday — a sign of summer wildfire season. This time it was the Dixie Fire bringing the haze.
    “It’s just remarkable how far that smoke can blow in,” explained Kelly Garcia in Rancho Cordova.
    Air quality spanned from unhealthy in Fair Oaks and Sacramento — canceling Sacramento Police Department’s boot camp — to very unhealthy in Rancho Cordova, stopping softball and swimming practices.
  • District Attorneys Voice Support For Tougher Robbery Laws After Attack On Former Sen. Boxer

    District Attorneys Voice Support For Tougher Robbery Laws After Attack On Former Sen. Boxer
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A brazen assault and robbery involving former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer sparked anger and frustration from district attorneys all over California who want tougher laws.
    Former Senator Boxer had her phone stolen while walking in Oakland’s Jack London District. She spoke to the media off-camera, remembering her traumatic experience.
    “I’m really saddened by this experience because there is a grandma alone on her phone and two young people attack,”

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