• Firefighters Busy Across The Region As Red Flag Warning Conditions Fuel Fires

    Firefighters Busy Across The Region As Red Flag Warning Conditions Fuel Fires
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – Saturday was a busy day for firefighters, especially in the Elk Grove area. The Cosumnes Fire Department battled multiple fires in a matter of hours. The weekend’s weather helped stretch their resources thin.
    In an Elk Grove neighborhood, neighbors captured tense moments of two house fires in their tight-knit community.
    “It’s a good neighborhood,” said Joe Young, emotional in the moment, as he recalled the scene he saw unfold near his home. &ldqu
  • Counties Around Sacramento Region Could See Rolling Blackouts Thursday Evening

    Counties Around Sacramento Region Could See Rolling Blackouts Thursday Evening
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Multiple counties across the Sacramento region could experience rolling blackouts Thursday evening as high heat puts strain on the state’s power grid.
    Megan McFarland, a spokesperson for Pacific Gas and Electric, said the potentially impacted counties are Kern, Calaveras, Alameda, San Joaquin, Merced, Madera, Kings, El Dorado, Yolo, Yuba, San Luis Obispo, Marin, San Mateo, Sutter, Sonoma, San Francisco, Monterey, Solano, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Tuolumne, Contra
  • Technician Working On Bank ATM Hospitalized After Being Hit By Stolen Work Truck In South Sacramento

    Technician Working On Bank ATM Hospitalized After Being Hit By Stolen Work Truck In South Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A technician working on a bank ATM machine needed surgery after an unknown suspect stole their work truck and hit them with it, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday.
    The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. in the area of Stockton Boulevard and Lindale Drive, just east of the Florin Road exit off of Highway 99.
    Investigators said it is unclear why the suspect took the truck and if the collision was intentional.
    The technician’s injurie
  • Patterson Woman, 46, Killed In Crash West Of Modesto

    Patterson Woman, 46, Killed In Crash West Of Modesto
    STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — A 46-year-old Patterson woman was killed in a rural Stanislaus County crash Wednesday afternoon.
    California Highway Patrol says, just before 4 p.m., an SUV and sedan were involved in a crash along Gates Road near Highway 132 west of Modesto. First responders found that both cars had suffered major collision damage.
    The driver of the SUV, the Patterson woman, was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead. She was not wearing a seatbelt, CHP says.
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  • More Tree Limbs Drop In Summer — And Drought Isn’t Helping, Experts Say

    More Tree Limbs Drop In Summer — And Drought Isn’t Helping, Experts Say
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A large tree limb that fell Thursday morning didn’t just knock out power to dozens of people in Midtown Sacramento.
    “That’s my baby, she’s not doing so great. She’s had better days,” said Jenna Von Esmarch.
    Von Esmarch had a rude awakening Thursday morning.
    “I heard a big crash and the power went out,” she said.
    Jenna then walked outside her Midtown apartment and saw her Mercedes crushed by a large tree limb.
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  • Suspect Arrested In Keyes Shooting That Killed 16-Year-Old Innocent Bystander

    Suspect Arrested In Keyes Shooting That Killed 16-Year-Old Innocent Bystander
    KEYES (CBS13) — Detectives say a suspect has been arrested in the shooting that left a 16-year-old innocent bystander dead in Keyes.
    The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office says, back on May 2, 16-year-old Modesto resident Evan Robinson was killed in a shooting near Martha Avenue and 7th Street. Detectives say their investigation found some sort of fight had happened just before gunshots rang out.
    Robinson, who was an innocent bystander, was struck by the gunfire and later died from h
  • Judge Denies Restraining Order Against New Sacramento City Council Employee

    Judge Denies Restraining Order Against New Sacramento City Council Employee
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A judge has denied the petition for a restraining order that would have kept a newly hired Sacramento city council staff member off city hall property.
    The city had field a petition for a workplace violence restraining order against Councilmember Katie Valenzuela’s new communications aide Skyler Henry. The order aimed to keep Henry at least 100 feet away from city hall.
    Henry’s hiring shined a light on previous comments he made on a political podcast condon
  • Low River Levels To Blame For ‘Earthy’ Taste To Sacramento Tap Water, City Says

    Low River Levels To Blame For ‘Earthy’ Taste To Sacramento Tap Water, City Says
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Does your tap water taste a little off right now? Sacramento city leaders say the drought is probably to blame.
    The city says they have been recently getting some calls with people reporting an “earthy” taste to their tap water. Some people have also been reporting an off smell as well.
    Utility staff say, however, the earthy notes are common during the summer months – and are harmless.
    With river levels lower than normal, officials say they are not su
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  • James Duncan Harrell, 24, Identified As Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash Near Truckee

    James Duncan Harrell, 24, Identified As Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash Near Truckee
    TRUCKEE (CBS13) — The pilot killed in a small crash near Truckee earlier this week has been identified.
    Placer County deputies and Cal Fire responded to the crash in the Martis Valley a little before 11 a.m. Tuesday.
    At the scene along Snowshoe Thompson Circle, deputies found that a Cirrus SR20 with two people had crashed shortly after taking off from Truckee-Tahoe Airport. The plane’s emergency parachute deployed in the incident.
    Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear.
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  • Midtown Sacramento Power Outage Caused By Tree Limb Fall

    Midtown Sacramento Power Outage Caused By Tree Limb Fall
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Crews are working to restore power in part of Midtown Sacramento after a large tree limb fell Thursday morning.Power out to about 200 people after tree limb falls near 29th & I crashing on top of this car. @CBSSacramento @GoodDaySac pic.twitter.com/bzy6tjGdDo
    — Rachel Wulff (@rachelwulff) June 17, 2021The power outage was first reported just after 7 a.m.
    It appears a tree fall near 29th and I streets is to blame. The tree came crashing down right on top of a
  • ‘Major Puzzle Piece To The Future Of Our City’: New Medical School And Trauma Center To Be Built At Sleep Train Arena Site

    ‘Major Puzzle Piece To The Future Of Our City’: New Medical School And Trauma Center To Be Built At Sleep Train Arena Site
    NATOMAS (CBS13) — A medical school’s battle to build is bringing new jobs to Sacramento.
    City leaders just announced plans for Sleep Train Arena after seven years of sitting empty. California Northstate University will build a medical training facility. It’s a plan that was rejected by another city just months ago.
    The former home for the Sacramento Kings that was converted into a field hospital during the pandemic will be completely demolished, said CNU leaders. They will turn
  • Sacramento City Leaders Seek Restraining Order Against New City Council Employee

    Sacramento City Leaders Seek Restraining Order Against New City Council Employee
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento city leaders are asking a judge to keep a newly hired city council staff member off city hall property for safety reasons.The city filed a petition for a workplace violence restraining order with the Sacramento County Superior Court Wednesday, in an effort to keep Councilmember Katie Valenzuela’s new communications aide Skyler Henry 100 feet away from city hall.The 91-page court filing comes following Henry’s hiring and has shined a harsh light o
  • Heatwave Causes Concern Over California’s Power Supply

    Heatwave Causes Concern Over California’s Power Supply
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – There’s growing concern that this week’s heatwave could disrupt California’s power supply.
    Managers of the state power grid have issued a Flex Alert beginning Thursday at 5 p.m. Many wonder if we will see rolling blackouts like last summer.
    It’s an urgent call for conservation as California faces uncertain energy supplies in the coming days.
    “We’re in a very extreme heat situation right now,” a spokesperson for the California I
  • Cooling Centers Open In Sacramento Region This Week

    Cooling Centers Open In Sacramento Region This Week
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — With triple-digit temperatures expected to hit the valley through Saturday, various cities in our region will be opening cooling centers.
    The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Warning that began at 2 p.m. Wednesday and will last until Saturday.
    Valley and foothill highs are expected to reach between 100-113 degrees. Overnight lows could only reach the 80s in some places as well, forecasters say.
    RELATED: CBS13 Weather Center
    Here are cooling centers, by
  • Sacramento Police Officer Accused Of Domestic Violence No Longer Facing Charges

    Sacramento Police Officer Accused Of Domestic Violence No Longer Facing Charges
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento police officer accused of domestic violence is no longer facing charges.
    The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office says there wasn’t enough evidence against Officer Justin Shepard to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
    Shepard was arrested in early May but his arraignment was postponed twice. He was placed on administrative leave by the department.
    It’s not clear whether he will be re-instated.
    The announcement of Shepard’
  • Sacramento Zoo Enforces Early Closures As Heatwave Hits Valley

    Sacramento Zoo Enforces Early Closures As Heatwave Hits Valley
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A heatwave hitting the valley has forced the Sacramento Zoo to implement early closures through the end of the week.
    “We normally come mid-morning,” said Sarah Sanford.
    Sanford and her family were in the front doors early Wednesday trying to beat the heat like others looking for summer fun when it’s sizzling outside.
    “We haven’t been to the zoo in a long time. I looked yesterday and they said they were closing early so we came now,”
  • Sacramentans Brace For Excessive Heat With Triple Digit Temps Expected This Week

    Sacramentans Brace For Excessive Heat With Triple Digit Temps Expected This Week
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – As the region is hit by another heatwave, people were hitting Sacramento area pools to stay cool, but health officials are warning of the dangers of high heat.
    Staying cool and hydrated is vital during extreme heat, as Northern California is expected to be well into triple-digit temperatures through the end of the week. Thursday and Friday are expected to be the hottest.
    “I already have a sun hat on,” Laura Lee said.
    Lee said she has learned from her past,
  • Sacramento Police Investigate Explosion, Homemade Fireworks In North Sacramento

    Sacramento Police Investigate Explosion, Homemade Fireworks In North Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – People returned home after being evacuated from one North Sacramento neighborhood where police say illegal fireworks set off an explosion Wednesday.
    It happened near Marysville and Del Paso boulevards just after 6 a.m.
    One man is in the hospital with a serious hand injury, and police say he may have been making homemade fireworks inside his home.
    Neighbors say that almost every night, loud explosions are heard in this area.
    “It’s been for the last three mon
  • Man Drowns While Trying To Help Brother Struggling To Swim In New Melones Lake

    Man Drowns While Trying To Help Brother Struggling To Swim In New Melones Lake
    CALAVERAS COUNTY (CBS13) – A man drowned while trying to help his brother who was having trouble swimming in New Melones Lake on Tuesday, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office said.
    At around 4 p.m., the victim, a 35-year-old man from Georgia, and his younger brother, a 33-year-old man from Merced, were in the water near the dam at the lake.
    The younger brother had jumped into the water from a boat and had trouble staying afloat. The sheriff’s office said the older brother jump
  • Grass Fire Threatens Structures, Forces Evacuations In Elk Grove

    Grass Fire Threatens Structures, Forces Evacuations In Elk Grove
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – Crews on Wednesday were battling a grass fire in Elk Grove that forced evacuations and was threatening structures, the Cosumnes Fire Department said.
    The fire was along Sheldon Road between Waterman Road and Bradshaw Road. The fire has burned about 40 acres and was threatening around 20 structures, officials said.
    Cosumnes Fire said it was coordinating evacuations with Elk Grove police for the area.
    A photo from the fire department shows a large plume of smoke in the sk
  • Forward Progress Stopped Of Grass Fire That Threatened Structures, Forced Evacuations In Elk Grove

    Forward Progress Stopped Of Grass Fire That Threatened Structures, Forced Evacuations In Elk Grove
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – Crews on Wednesday stopped forward progress of a grass fire in Elk Grove that forced evacuations and and threatened structures, the Cosumnes Fire Department said.
    (credit: Cosumnes Fire Department)
    The fire was along Sheldon Road between Waterman Road and Bradshaw Road. The fire burned about 73 acres and was threatening around 20 structures, officials said.
    The department said at around 5 p.m. that forward progress of the fire was stopped.
    Cosumnes Fire said evacuations
  • California’s Power Grid Operator Urges Residents To Conserve Energy Amid Heat Wave

    California’s Power Grid Operator Urges Residents To Conserve Energy Amid Heat Wave
    LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California’s power grid operator is asking residents to conserve power for a few hours Thursday evening as record-breaking heat blankets the West this week.
    The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) on Wednesday issued a Flex Alert for Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to help relieve stress on the state’s power grid. It asks Californians to set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, turn off unnecessary lights and avoid use of major appliances.
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  • Man Arrested After Road Rage Incident Involves Gunshots, Illegal Fireworks in Modesto

    Man Arrested After Road Rage Incident Involves Gunshots, Illegal Fireworks in Modesto
    MODESTO (CBS13) – A man is in custody after a road rage incident involving illegal fireworks in Modesto resulted in multiple gunshots fired Tuesday night, police said.
    Adam Iniguez, 27 (credit: Modesto Police Department)
    Adam Ismael Iniguez, 27, was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on two counts of child endangerment, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, willfully and maliciously discharging a firearm and carrying a loaded firearm while not the registered owner. His is being held on
  • ‘Booby Trap-Type’ Explosives Found In Stockton Home During Eviction; Neighborhood Evacuated

    ‘Booby Trap-Type’ Explosives Found In Stockton Home During Eviction; Neighborhood Evacuated
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating after several explosives were found during an eviction in Stockton on Wednesday.
    The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were serving a restraining order along with an eviction along the 2100 block of E. Stewart Street when several explosives were found.
    Deputies say several booby trap-type explosives were found in the house; various weapons were also found.Deputies with Civil Division were at 2100 blk of Stewart St to se
  • Sleep Train Arena To Be Demolished For New Teaching Hospital, Medical School

    Sleep Train Arena To Be Demolished For New Teaching Hospital, Medical School
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — After years of wondering what will fill the old Sleep Train Arena in Natomas, city leaders and the Sacramento Kings have a plan.
    On Wednesday, officials revealed that California Northstate University plans to redevelop the site into a medical school and state-of-the-art teaching hospital.
    “With a medical school campus and teaching hospital, this project will serve as a hub of innovation and an economic driver for the entire region,” Kings Owner Vivek Ranadi
  • Sleep Train Arena To Be Demolished For New Teaching Hospital And Medical School

    Sleep Train Arena To Be Demolished For New Teaching Hospital And Medical School
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — After years of wondering what will fill the old Sleep Train Arena in Natomas, city leaders and the Sacramento Kings have a plan.
    On Wednesday, officials revealed that California Northstate University plans to redevelop the site into a medical school and state-of-the-art teaching hospital.
    “With a medical school campus and teaching hospital, this project will serve as a hub of innovation and an economic driver for the entire region,” Kings Owner Vivek Ranadi
  • Sacramento Kings, City Leaders To Talk About Development Of Old Sleep Train Arena Site

    Sacramento Kings, City Leaders To Talk About Development Of Old Sleep Train Arena Site
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — City leaders and the Sacramento Kings are set to talk about the development plan for the old Sleep Train Arena site.
    Formerly known as ARCO Arena (and also Power Balance Pavilion), it was the Kings’ home court from 1988 to 2016 before they moved to the new Golden 1 Center in Downtown Sacramento.
    The old arena has seen some sporadic use since being closed, with it most recently being converted into a surge hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    With the Kings stil
  • Woman Dies After Being Struck By Car In Modesto Early Monday Morning

    Woman Dies After Being Struck By Car In Modesto Early Monday Morning
    MODESTO (CBS13) — A woman has died from her injuries after she was struck by a car in Modesto early Monday morning.
    Modesto police say, just after 3 a.m., a pedestrian was struck by a Cadillac heading northbound along McHenry Avenue, near Standiford Avenue.
    Officers say the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigating.
    The woman that was struck was rushed to the hospital. Police say she died from her injuries the next day; her name and age have not been released at
  • Deputies Find Explosives During Eviction In Stockton; Neighborhood Evacuated

    Deputies Find Explosives During Eviction In Stockton; Neighborhood Evacuated
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating after several explosives were found during an eviction in Stockton on Wednesday.EXPLOSIVES LOCATED!While doing an eviction at a house in the 2100 block of E Stewart St in Stockton, deputies found several explosives.Explosive Ordnance Detonation team is enroute.Several blocks are being evacuated. Please avoid the area marked in the map below. pic.twitter.com/0A5gWDy1Or
    — San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office (@SJSheriff) June 16, 20
  • Sheriff: Plane Wreckage Found In Folsom Lake Was From 1986 Incident, Not 1965 Deadly Crash

    Sheriff: Plane Wreckage Found In Folsom Lake Was From 1986 Incident, Not 1965 Deadly Crash
    FOLSOM (CBS13) — Authorities say the wreckage found in Folsom Lake last week was from a 1986 incident, not the 1965 crash that left four people dead.
    A group testing sonar technology found the fully intact plane submerged in 160 feet of water.Last week, @seafloorsystems was at Folsom Lake using their sonar equipment when they found a #plane underwater. At the time, they believed the plane was from a 1965 crash. #PCSO & @ElDoradoSheriff went out w/technicians yesterday & discovered:

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