• Community Pays Respects After Teen Killed By Car In Elk Grove

    Community Pays Respects After Teen Killed By Car In Elk Grove
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – A 14-year-old boy was killed Saturday after he was hit by a car while crossing a heavily traveled road in Elk Grove.
    Neighbors in the area spoke to CBS13 after the tragic accident and what they have to say about the safety of that roadway.
    “To be honest with you, I teach in this area. So, immediately, I was like praying that it wasn’t a student that I knew,” said Matthew Bauer, a teacher in the area who frequents the roadway on walks and bike rides.
    Pe
  • San Joaquin County Sees Its 1st Human Case Of St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Since 1973

    San Joaquin County Sees Its 1st Human Case Of St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Since 1973
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — For the first time in nearly a half-century, San Joaquin County health officials say they have confirmed a human case of St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV).
    Back in August, county public health officials say they found SLEV in mosquitoes collected near Lodi. It was the first time since 1973 that officials had detected the virus in the county.
    Then, on Thursday, public health officials announced that a Stockton resident had a confirmed case of SLEV. That person becomes t
  • Crash Knocks Down Power Pole, Starts Fire Off I-80 Near Newcastle

    Crash Knocks Down Power Pole, Starts Fire Off I-80 Near Newcastle
    NEWCASTLE (CBS13) — The latest on a crash that started a grass fire near Newcastle on Thursday morning:
    11:01 a.m.
    Caltrans says both directions of I-80 have now reopened.
    PG&E was also working to restore power to around 2,065 customers. Crews believe the extent of the damage caused by the crash and fire may take all day to repair, though.Interstate 80 is now open in both directions following this morning‘s traffic collision that downed power lines crossing interstate 80 closing
  • Man, 21, Killed In Suspected DUI Crash Off Highway 99 Near Live Oak

    Man, 21, Killed In Suspected DUI Crash Off Highway 99 Near Live Oak
    LIVE OAK (CBS13) — A 21-year-old man has died after the car he was in crashed into a tree off of Highway 99 near Live Oak early Thursday morning.
    California Highway Patrol says, around 5 a.m., a sedan was heading south down the freeway when, north of Paseo Road, it drove onto the shoulder and crashed into a tree.
    The impact overturned the car, eventually leaving it on its roof.
    Three people were inside the car at the time. Officers say one passenger, a 21-year-old Oroville resident, was pr
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  • Body Matching Missing Man Khamsouk Soulignan Found Along American River

    Body Matching Missing Man Khamsouk Soulignan Found Along American River
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Officials have found a body while searching for 65-year-old Khamsouk Soulignan, who went missing after fishing with his son along the American River Wednesday afternoon.
    According to a Sacramento County Park Ranger, Soulignan was fishing with his son Wednesday morning in the American River near Rio Americano High School. Around 3 p.m., the son reportedly took their gear back to the car and when he returned to the river, he could not find his father.Search continues for
  • Park Rangers Searching For Missing Man Khamsouk Soulignan Along American River

    Park Rangers Searching For Missing Man Khamsouk Soulignan Along American River
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Officials are searching for 65-year-old Khamsouk Soulignan, who went missing after fishing with his son along the American River Wednesday afternoon.
    According to a Sacramento County Park Ranger, Soulignan was fishing with his son Wednesday morning in the American River near Rio Americano High School. Around 3 p.m., the son reportedly took their gear back to the car and when he returned to the river, he could not find his father.Search continues for 65 year old man who
  • I-80 Blocked Near Newcastle After Crash Knocks Down Power Lines, Starts Fire

    I-80 Blocked Near Newcastle After Crash Knocks Down Power Lines, Starts Fire
    NEWCASTLE (CBS13) — A crash and vegetation fire has both directions of Interstate 80 closed near Newcastle on Thursday morning.
    The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle struck a power pole along the westbound side of I-80, near Highway 193. The crash, which happened a little after 7 a.m., knocked down some power lines and sparked some flames.#TrafficAlert: I-80 is CLOSED in both directions between SR-49 at Auburn and SR-193 at Newcastle due to a down power line and vegetatio
  • 2 Shootings Within 5 Minutes Leave 2 People Hurt In Stockton; Police Investigating If Related

    2 Shootings Within 5 Minutes Leave 2 People Hurt In Stockton; Police Investigating If Related
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Officers are investigating if two shootings that happened within five minutes of each other in Stockton late Wednesday night are related.
    Stockton police say the first shooting happened around 11:38 p.m. along the 600 block of Searchlight Avenue. A 26-year-old man was hurt in the shooting and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
    About five minutes later, along the 800 block of Shasta Avenue, another shooting occurred that left a 27-year-old woman hurt. She wa
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  • DA Drops Felony Charges Against Auburn Hometown Hero Dalton Dyer

    DA Drops Felony Charges Against Auburn Hometown Hero Dalton Dyer
    AUBURN (CBS13) — He’s an Auburn hometown hero, a former foster child and high school football star who was taken in by his coach — and now Dalton Dyer is no longer facing three felony charges for something he says he didn’t do.
    Dalton Dyer and his sisters at a protest.
    For years Dyer has proclaimed his innocence following a 2018 arrest, and so have many in the largely white community of Auburn.
    READ ALSO: Auburn Hometown Hero Dalton Dyer Fights For Body Camera Video
    His s
  • Sacramento Haunted Houses Finding New Ways To Stay Open

    Sacramento Haunted Houses Finding New Ways To Stay Open
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Haunted Houses may not seem socially-distant friendly in the age of COVID-19, but at least one local venue is finding a new way to bring the thrills.
    Screams, thrills and chills are taking a different tone for thrill-seekers this Halloween season.
    “Every year I go to about 30-40 haunts. This year I’m down to about twelve,” said Susan Shinkai.
    In Rancho Cordova, Heartstoppers is ditching haunted house scenes and hosting a drive-thru zombie laser
  • El Dorado Hills Family Receives Anonymous Noise Complaint About Autistic Child: ‘It’s Very Hurtful’

    El Dorado Hills Family Receives Anonymous Noise Complaint About Autistic Child: ‘It’s Very Hurtful’
    EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) — An El Dorado Hills family received an anonymous noise complaint about their autistic daughter. They’re now hoping to turn this hurtful moment into a teaching opportunity.
    The noise complaint was signed by “neighbors” that had no names or return address.
    The target was 6-year-old Kayla Newton. Kayla is a lover of the outdoors and lollipops but has trouble speaking about it. She lives with non-verbal autism, communicating through noises and gesture
  • Mom Of Elk Grove Boy, 14, Killed In Bike Crash Calls Death Preventable

    Mom Of Elk Grove Boy, 14, Killed In Bike Crash Calls Death Preventable
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) — Elk Grove neighbors are remembering Burke Madden, a 14-year-old who was killed Saturday in a crash while crossing a heavily-traveled road in Elk Grove.
    14-year-old Burke Madden
    His mom calls his tragic death preventable and wants drivers to slow down and look for kids like Burke at crosswalks.
    “He had so much more to do, and give, and this could have all been prevented,” said Rachelle Fochetti.
    She calls the way he died “unbearable” and says it&r
  • Folsom Finds Possible Source Of Pinhole Leaks In Copper Pipes Plaguing Hundreds Of Homes

    Folsom Finds Possible Source Of Pinhole Leaks In Copper Pipes Plaguing Hundreds Of Homes
    FOLSOM (CBS13) — It’s the million-dollar question flooding the minds of people in Folsom since July. What’s causing the pinhole leaks in copper pipes?
    “I kind of vaguely read about the pinhole leaks in Folsom,” Maya Majid, who had pinholes in her copper pipes, said.
    “We were wondering what’s happening and where else it can happen,” Jagat Shah, who also had pinholes, said.
    People like Shah and Majid are dealing with the fallout after paying thousand
  • In A Leap Of Faith, Davis Dance Studio Turns To Distance Learning

    In A Leap Of Faith, Davis Dance Studio Turns To Distance Learning
    DAVIS (CBS13)— The pandemic has definitely forced businesses to change the way they do things. Marlaina Spivey leads her dance class in a way she never thought she would and from a space she never thought she’d have to, the parking lot of her dance company.
    “We’ve all been pivoting thanks to COVID so our new pivot this time was to use our indoor space for something positive,” said Spivey.
    Mirror Image Dance Company in Davis moved the dance lessons outside during the
  • Counties Setting Up Alternative Ways To Assist Maskless Voters

    Counties Setting Up Alternative Ways To Assist Maskless Voters
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Counties across the region are setting up alternative ways to assist voters who choose to forego a mask.
    In Sacramento County, voters are encouraged to wear a face covering. Masks and face shields will be available but if someone refuses to wear either, they’ll be offered a ballot to go that can be filled out at home and mailed back or dropped at a dropbox.
    If that voter wants to vote in person, Janna Haynes with Sacramento County says a designated voting area wi
  • PSPS Update: PG&E To Turn Off Power To Nearly 37K Customers Wednesday Night

    PSPS Update: PG&E To Turn Off Power To Nearly 37K Customers Wednesday Night
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Approximately 37,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers will lose power Wednesday evening due to increased fire danger and strong winds.
    Fewer customers will be impacted by the shutoff than originally forecasted. Earlier this week, PG&E estimated that 54,000 customers would lose power in the shutoff. Solano and Yuba counties were removed from the list of impacted counties Wednesday.
    The outages will happen in waves, starting around 8 p.m. through the overnight hour
  • California GOP Claims Victory Over AG Becerra On Divulging Info From Unofficial Ballot Boxes

    California GOP Claims Victory Over AG Becerra On Divulging Info From Unofficial Ballot Boxes
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California’s Republican Party is claiming victory against Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s push against their unofficial ballot drop boxes.
    On Wednesday, the California GOP announced that they had prevailed in a hearing brought by Becerra about handing over the names and contact information of people who used the unofficial ballot drop boxes.
    RELATED: California GOP To Defy Secretary Of State’s ‘Cease And Desist’ Order Against Ballot Harv
  • CHP Warning Sacramento-Area Residents Of Dangerous ‘Freeway Pawn’ Scam

    CHP Warning Sacramento-Area Residents Of Dangerous ‘Freeway Pawn’ Scam
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The CHP is warning drivers about a scam that happens all too often in the Sacramento area. Aside from being a threat to your wallet, it’s also a threat to your life.
    Officers are warning of what’s called “freeway pawn.” It’s described like this: The driver of a vehicle, usually a rental SUV or van with an out-of-state license plate, pulls over to the shoulder of the freeway or a busy road and pretends that his vehicle is disabled. The driv
  • Man, 62, Arrested After Stabbing In South Lake Tahoe

    Man, 62, Arrested After Stabbing In South Lake Tahoe
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — A man has been arrested after a stabbing in South Lake Tahoe on Monday.
    South Lake Tahoe Police say officers responded to Herbert Avenue to investigate a stabbing that had reportedly left several people hurt. At the scene, officers found two people with stab wounds and immediately started first aid.
    Both people were taken to the hospital and both have since been released.
    Police have also since arrested one of those people, 62-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident C
  • Man, 60, Dies After Stabbing In Stockton; Suspect Arrested

    Man, 60, Dies After Stabbing In Stockton; Suspect Arrested
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating after a man was found fatally stabbed inside a Stockton residence on Tuesday.
    Stockton police say officers responded to the 4400 block of Calandria Street just before 7 p.m. to investigate a reported stabbing. Inside a residence, a 60-year-old man who had been stabbed was found.
    The man was rushed to the hospital, but he was later pronounced dead.
    On Wednesday, Stockton police announced that 40-year-old Josue Verdugo-Lopez had been arrested
  • Norteno Gang Member, 2 Teens Arrested In Winters After Alleged Gun Brandishing In Davis

    Norteno Gang Member, 2 Teens Arrested In Winters After Alleged Gun Brandishing In Davis
    WINTERS (CBS13) — Three people, including two teenagers, were arrested in Winters after an alleged brandishing of a gun incident in Davis on Tuesday night.
    Winters police say, around 7:30 p.m., they were alerted about the incident by Davis police. A car linked to the suspects was found to be registered to a Winters resident living along the 600 block of Snapdragon Street, so officers soon swarmed that neighborhood.
    A high-risk vehicle stop was soon done, police say, and three people inside
  • Gang Member, 2 Teens Arrested In Winters After Alleged Gun Brandishing In Davis

    Gang Member, 2 Teens Arrested In Winters After Alleged Gun Brandishing In Davis
    WINTERS (CBS13) — Three people, including two teenagers, were arrested in Winters after an alleged brandishing of a gun incident in Davis on Tuesday night.
    Winters police say, around 7:30 p.m., they were alerted about the incident by Davis police. A car linked to the suspects was found to be registered to a Winters resident living along the 600 block of Snapdragon Street, so officers soon swarmed that neighborhood.
    A high-risk vehicle stop was soon done, police say, and three people inside
  • Man, 60, Dies After Stabbing In Stockton

    Man, 60, Dies After Stabbing In Stockton
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating after a man was found fatally stabbed inside a Stockton residence on Tuesday.
    Stockton police say officers responded to the 4400 block of Calandria Street just before 7 p.m. to investigate a reported stabbing. Inside a residence, a 60-year-old man who had been stabbed was found.
    The man was rushed to the hospital, but he was later pronounced dead.
    Homicide detectives have now taken over the investigation.
    No suspect information has been rele
  • Large Tree Falls, Misses Sacramento Home By Inches

    Large Tree Falls, Misses Sacramento Home By Inches
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A massive tree came toppling down early Wednesday morning, narrowly missing a house right next to it.
    The scene was near Castro Way and Freeport Boulevard.
    Exactly why the tree toppled over is unclear at this point, but it appears to have missed hitting a home by just inches.
    The family who lives at the home was on vacation and no injuries were reported, authorities say.
    City crews are now working on removing the tree.
  • Pickup Towing Trailer Leads High-Speed Chase From El Dorado Hills To Oakland

    Pickup Towing Trailer Leads High-Speed Chase From El Dorado Hills To Oakland
    OAKLAND (CBS13) — Authorities say a pickup truck towing a trailer led officers on a high-speed chase all the way from El Dorado Hills to near the entrance of the Bay Bridge.
    California Highway Patrol says, around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, officers tried to pull over the driver for allegedly speeding along westbound Highway 50 near Silva Valley Parkway.
    The driver kept on going, however. Officers say the pickup hit speeds over 100 mph at times.
    Eventually, officers were able to hit the pickup wi
  • Affirmative action has tons of endorsements — so why is Prop. 16 trailing?

    Demonstrators participate in a protest against prop. 16, a state ballot initiative that would reinstate affirmative action, in Walnut Creek on Oct. 16, 2020. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMatters(CALMATTERS) – Ling Kong supports universal healthcare and more spending on public schools in poorer areas. She laments how far California and the U.S. have fallen behind other countries in providing early education to children under five. “That’s the reason why I’m in the Democr
  • AG Becerra takes ballot box fight to court

    (CALMATTERS) – California’s top lawyer escalated a ballot box battle with the state Republican party today, asking the courts to force the GOP to hand over subpoenaed information.A voter drops off her ballot at Emeryville City Hall on Oct. 15, 2020. Photo by Anne Wernikoff for CalMattersAttorney General Xavier Becerra petitioned the Sacramento Superior Court to order the party to provide details about the location of private ballot boxes it set up, and the voters who left ballots in
  • Sacramento County Coronavirus Summary: October 21, 2020

    In an effort to keep our community informed about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Observer has launched a daily update and information guide to help our audience see the impact the coronavirus is having on Sacramento County. Please note that graphs, maps and stories are updated on a daily basis.
    CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 Related Stories*Mobile devices may need to be turned horizontally to fully view infographics & maps.
  • From Detroit to Oakland, pandemic threatens urban renewal

    DETROIT (AP) — Downtown Detroit was returning to its roots as a vibrant city center, motoring away from its past as the model of urban ruin.Then the pandemic showed up, emptying once-bustling streets and forcing many office workers to flee to their suburban homes.Anthony Frank, who manages Dessert Oasis and Coffee Roasters on Griswold Street, said everyone loves Detroit’s comeback story, but a 20% drop in business has been difficult to handle.“We definitely had to do a lot of s
  • Supporters and Opponents of Prop 24 Make Last-Minute Pitches to Voters Before Election

    (CBM) – Two years after California lawmakers passed the first consumer data privacy act in the country, voters have a chance to expand the law or leave it as it is.Proposition 24 on the November ballot would update the California Consumer Privacy Act to add new provisions and create an agency to enforce the laws.California’s consumer data privacy laws were established by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), which requires that large tech companies disclose the kind of

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