• NWS Sacramento Says It’s Odd To See Back-To-Back Weekends Of Red Flag Warnings In Early May

    NWS Sacramento Says It’s Odd To See Back-To-Back Weekends Of Red Flag Warnings In Early May
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento Fire Department crews had another busy day in the thick of yet another Red Flag Warning.
    This one was extended all the way into Tuesday afternoon as critical fire weather conditions are expected until then.
    Flames ripped through a field near a busy intersection and businesses in Arden-Arcade on Sunday afternoon.
    The glowing orange streaks torched three acres of dry grass into ash at the intersection of Fair Oaks Boulevard and Cadillac Drive.
    Sacramento Fire
  • Events Around Sacramento Celebrate First Nationally Recognized Juneteenth

    Events Around Sacramento Celebrate First Nationally Recognized Juneteenth
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Several events celebrating Juneteenth happened across Sacramento on Saturday.
    There were calls for not only action, but reflection, bringing both joy and determination in the fight for progress.
    Events varied from soul music and dancing in Oak Park to art and vendors all highlighting black beauty and business at one of the longest-running Juneteenth festivals in Sacramento on June 19, 2021, which was taking on new meaning.
    “I’m so glad it finally happened,
  • Saturday Night Fever: Enjoying A Night On The Town After California COVID Restrictions Lifted

    Saturday Night Fever: Enjoying A Night On The Town After California COVID Restrictions Lifted
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The first Saturday night out since California lifted capacity limits and COVID restrictions, and the heat had many taking the party inside.
    “I feel great,” said Nikko Gallanosa.
    He and Bruce Mercado were in high spirits as they caught a break from the heat by enjoying dinner and drinks at DOCO.
    “I’m really excited just to be outside,” said Mercado.
    The excitement was felt by may, as businesses were eager to hit full capacity once again.
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  • Nearly 400 Pounds Of Illegal Fireworks Seized From Stockton Home

    Nearly 400 Pounds Of Illegal Fireworks Seized From Stockton Home
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – One man was arrested in Stockton this week after nearly 400 pounds of illegal fireworks and drugs were found inside of a home, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said on Friday.
    David Torres, 37 (credit: San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office)
    David Torres, 37, faces a dozen charges including four counts of child endangerment, drugs and weapons charges.
    More than a pound of methamphetamine, one-eight of an ounce of cocaine, and two loaded guns were seized b
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  • West Nile Virus Detected In 3 Mosquito Samples In Stockton

    West Nile Virus Detected In 3 Mosquito Samples In Stockton
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – West Nile Virus was detected in three samples of mosquitoes collected in Stockton, the San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District said on Friday.
    The district said the samples were collected in zip codes 95207 and 95209.
    According to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 5 people who are infected with WNV experience a fever and other symptoms. About 1 out of 150 develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness. There is no vaccine or med
  • Witnesses Sought After Patterson Man Killed In Crash

    Witnesses Sought After Patterson Man Killed In Crash
    PATTERSON (CBS13) – Investigators in Stanislaus County are looking for potential witnesses to a crash that left a 70-year-old pedestrian dead earlier in the week, Patterson Police Services said on Saturday.
    According to Patterson Police, the collision happened at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Las Palmas Avenue and 1st Street.
    The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the 70-year-old was trying to cross the street in a construction zone, outside of a crosswalk
  • Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say

    Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say
    MOSCOW (AP/CBS13) — Russian news reports said searchers on Saturday found the body of a UC Davis graduate who went missing several days earlier and that a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
    The body of Catherine Serou, 34, was found in a wooded area in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, approximately 250 miles east of Moscow, the reports said.
    Serou reportedly went missing Tuesday after getting into a car with a stranger, NPR reported on Saturday.
    The newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda sa
  • Record-Breaking Temperatures Posted Around Sacramento Region Friday

    Record-Breaking Temperatures Posted Around Sacramento Region Friday
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Multiple areas around the Sacramento region posted record-high temperatures on Friday.
    Sacramento reached a high of 110 degrees, surpassing the previous 2017 record of 106 degrees for the day of June 18. Vacaville also broke records for the day by recording a high of 109 degrees Friday.
    Over in Modesto, a high of 107 also marked a new record. The city, like Sacramento, posted a record of 106 for June 18 back in 2017.
    According to the National Weather Service Sacramento
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  • Sacramento Mayor Joins Group Pushing For Reparations For Black Communities As Country Celebrates Juneteenth As Federal Holiday

    Sacramento Mayor Joins Group Pushing For Reparations For Black Communities As Country Celebrates Juneteenth As Federal Holiday
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The nation is heading into a historic weekend. For the first time ever, Juneteenth will be recognized not by a few, but across cultures. It’s now officially stamped on the calendar as a federal holiday.
    “With our President making it a national holiday, that feels different. It feels like we’re not just doing it by ourselves,” Sacramento NAACP President Betty Williams told CBS13.
    Williams applauds the move by President Biden this week, setting th
  • ‘The Heat Is Unbearable’: Friday Night Out Brings Sacramento Crowds Inside To Beat The Heat

    ‘The Heat Is Unbearable’: Friday Night Out Brings Sacramento Crowds Inside To Beat The Heat
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A steamy start to the weekend came on California’s first Friday since fully reopening the economy.
    The heat wasn’t stopping people from hitting the town. Instead, scorching sun and heavy heat were drawing people to the water.
    “You got to do what you got to do to stay cool. At least we are under the shade here, otherwise, I would have to jump in the river,” said Jeremy Miller.
    Friday marks the third day of triple-digit temperatures in the valley.
  • Vineyard-Area Fire Dames 3 Homes, Multiple Vehicles

    Vineyard-Area Fire Dames 3 Homes, Multiple Vehicles
    VINEYARD (CBS13) – Three homes and multiple vehicles were damaged in a fire that broke out in the Vineyard area Friday night, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said.
    The damaged homes were in the area of Elder Creek Road and Hedge Avenue.
    Metro Fire said the fire started in one home then spread to the roof of a second home.
    No one was injured and the cause remains under investigation.3 homes have been damaged by this incident in addition to some vehicles.Final Damage Inspection (DI
  • Creepy Crawler: Police Search For Prowler Caught On Home Surveillance In Vacaville

    Creepy Crawler: Police Search For Prowler Caught On Home Surveillance In Vacaville
    VACAVILLE (CBS13) – A prowler in Vacaville was caught on a surveillance camera Monday morning and now neighbors are on high alert.
    (credit: Vacaville Police Department)
    A neighbor named Monica said her home Ring camera caught the suspect lurking in her front yard on Monday, peering through her window, slumping to the ground, and then crawling away.
    “I’m absolutely not happy he walked up and I feel violated. I haven’t been sleeping at all,” she said.
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  • ‘First Of Their Kind’: Swift Water Lifeguards Now Stationed At Auburn State Recreation Area

    ‘First Of Their Kind’: Swift Water Lifeguards Now Stationed At Auburn State Recreation Area
    AUBURN (CBS13) — The rushing waters flowing through the Auburn State Recreation Area attract a lot of visitors who may not know just how risky swimming can be.
    For the first time in California State Park history, two swift water lifeguards are keeping a watchful eye on the dangerous waters. They are highly trained and stationed at the Auburn State Recreation Area. They are the only lifeguards of this kind in the entire California State Parks system.
    “It’s a lot of foot patrol o
  • Pet Owners Warned To Avoid Walking Dogs In High Heat

    Pet Owners Warned To Avoid Walking Dogs In High Heat
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Record-breaking temperatures can be tough on humans, but they can also put your pooch in some serious peril.
    Pet owners are being warned that going for a walk in the high heat could cause serious injuries to their dogs.
    Nine-month-old Kona is learning how to beat the Sacramento summer heat. Her owner Mark Wemple says he’s changing his dog walking habits due to the triple-digit temperatures.
    “I don’t take her out in the afternoon because it’s jus
  • Man Arrested After Portola Fire Destroys 3 Homes, Plumas Sheriff Says

    Man Arrested After Portola Fire Destroys 3 Homes, Plumas Sheriff Says
    PORTOLA (CBS13) – A man is in custody after a fire in Portola destroyed three homes on Friday, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office said.
    Eric Armstrong, 29, was booked into the Plumas County Correctional Facility on a charge of unlawfully causing a fire that burned an inhabited structure.
    (credit: Rebecca Guerra)
    No injuries were reported in the fire, which started at a home on North Fourth Street and spread to nearby vegetation and two other residences.
    The sheriff’s office sai
  • Fire Temporarily Closes Part Of I-680 Near Fairfield

    Fire Temporarily Closes Part Of I-680 Near Fairfield
    9:00 p.m.
    Officials said forward progress of the fire was stopped.
    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – A fire burning in Solano County closed down part of Interstate 680 near Fairfield on Friday evening.
    According to the California Highway Patrol, all southbound lanes of I-680 were closed at Marshview Road and the Marshview on-ramp to the interstate was also closed. The fire was burning in that area.
    A Caltrans camera captured smoke blanketing part of the freeway.
    The CHP said it is unknown when the lanes
  • Fire Closes Part Of I-680 Near Fairfield

    Fire Closes Part Of I-680 Near Fairfield
    FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – A fire burning in Solano County closed down part of Interstate 680 near Fairfield on Friday evening.
    According to the California Highway Patrol, all southbound lanes of I-680 were closed at Marshview Road and the Marshview on-ramp to the interstate was also closed. The fire was burning in that area.
    A Caltrans camera captured smoke blanketing part of the freeway.
    The CHP said it is unknown when the lanes will reopen. Further details on the fire have not yet been release
  • Man Accused Of Yolo County Bed And Breakfast Attempted Murder

    Man Accused Of Yolo County Bed And Breakfast Attempted Murder
    CAPAY (CBS13) – A parolee is facing an attempted murder charge for a shooting that happened at a bed and breakfast in Yolo County last week, authorities said on Friday.
    On the evening of June 10, a man was shot in the thigh at the Capay Bed and Breakfast along Highway 16 between Brooks and Esparto, west of Woodland, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting victim was released from the hospital the next day.
    Brian McDonald, 35, was identified as the suspected shooter and a
  • Folsom Cafe Owners Dip Into Savings, Sell Everything To Keep Business Alive

    Folsom Cafe Owners Dip Into Savings, Sell Everything To Keep Business Alive
    FOLSOM (CBS13) – The sweet smell of coffee brews at Reset Café in Folsom. The last year and a half have been a grind for owner John Voelz.
    Voelz and his wife Tahni opened the café in March 2020.
    Money wasn’t pouring in during the pandemic after closing, reopening, limiting orders to-go and outdoor dining, and missing out on PPP and grants.
    “We were able to pay our employees and keep this place going on our very limited saving,” Voelz said. “We had to d
  • Sacramento Homeowner Says Former Troubled Tenant Turned Into A Squatter And Destroyed Her Property

    Sacramento Homeowner Says Former Troubled Tenant Turned Into A Squatter And Destroyed Her Property
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento landlord says a tenant was running a motel and meth lab out of one of her properties – but she couldn’t evict him for months.
    Sacramento Code Enforcement confirms the house saw fire damage and had no power when the tenant finally saw an eviction notice. Now, the homeowner is hoping a restraining order will keep the troubled tenant out for good.
    Neighbor Corey Gamble says he’s had a front-row seat to the troubled tenant across the street f
  • ‘I Need To Work On Mending Fences’: Sacramento City Hall New Hire At Center Of Political Fight Now Takes Legal Action

    ‘I Need To Work On Mending Fences’: Sacramento City Hall New Hire At Center Of Political Fight Now Takes Legal Action
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A political fight continues to ramp up at Sacramento City Hall as a councilmember’s new hire is taking legal action against the city after it filed a restraining order.
    This political fight has been brewing all week, and now, for the first time, we’re hearing from the person at the center of the controversy – Skyler Henry, a new hire in Councilwoman Katie Valenzuela’s office.
    This all started with comments Henry made in a podcast, seeming to con
  • Beating The Heat: People Try To Stay Cool On Third Day Of Triple Digits

    Beating The Heat: People Try To Stay Cool On Third Day Of Triple Digits
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Day three of a dangerous heat wave and most people outdoors were turning to the water to keep cool.
    At Nimbus Flat, it was a serene but scorching day as Lynne Scheeler tried to get through another day of heat with her kids.
    “Later in the day, it definitely gets a little miserable,” Scheeler said. “As long as you can find water, it makes it more survivable.”
    Her family wasn’t the only group looking to soak up the summer sun.
    “We neede
  • Steinberg, 10 Other U.S. Mayors Commit To Develop Reparations Pilot Projects

    Steinberg, 10 Other U.S. Mayors Commit To Develop Reparations Pilot Projects
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Eleven U.S. mayors, including Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program could work.
    The mayors had no details on how much it would cost, who would pay for it or how people would be chosen. All of those details would be worked out with the help of local commissions comprised of
  • Firefighters Stop Forward Progress Of 27-Acre Fire In Vineyard Area Near Bradshaw Road

    Firefighters Stop Forward Progress Of 27-Acre Fire In Vineyard Area Near Bradshaw Road
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the fire burning in the Vineyard area of Sacramento County:
    3:30 p.m.
    Metro Fire said forward progress of the now 27-acre blaze has been stopped. Firefighters will remain on the scene to mop up hotspots.
    2:54 p.m.
    Firefighters say they are getting a handle on the flames.
    Initially, the fire potentially threatened two homes.
    There have been no reports of any injuries.
    2:45 p.m.
    Firefighters are battling a 15-acre fire in the Vineyard area of Sacrame
  • Firefighters Battling 15-Acre Fire In Vineyard Area Near Bradshaw Road

    Firefighters Battling 15-Acre Fire In Vineyard Area Near Bradshaw Road
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Firefighters are battling a 15-acre fire in the Vineyard area of Sacramento County.
    The fire is burning near Bradshaw Road and Vintage Park Drive.#MetroFire is o/s of a 15 acre #vegetation fire on #BradshawRd at Vintage Park Dr in #vineyard.Bradshaw Rd is closed in the area and containment on the fire is progressing. pic.twitter.com/O91Hu3WBne
    — Metro Fire of Sacramento (@metrofirepio) June 18, 2021Sacramento Metro Fire says their crews are at the scene. A
  • Several Dogs Rescued In Raid Of Alleged Fighting Dog Breeder In El Dorado County

    Several Dogs Rescued In Raid Of Alleged Fighting Dog Breeder In El Dorado County
    EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — A suspect is in custody and several animals have been rescued from an apparent breeding operation that was selling fighting dogs.The property was served a search warrant on Thursday, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says.
    With the help of the animal services, the Department of Agriculture and the US Marshals Service, several dogs were rescued from the property. One suspect was also arrested.
    Exactly how detectives zeroed in on the operation was not dis
  • Victor Ponce, Fugitive Accused Of Lewd Acts With Child In Sacramento, Arrested In Mexico

    Victor Ponce, Fugitive Accused Of Lewd Acts With Child In Sacramento, Arrested In Mexico
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Mexican citizen wanted in Sacramento County on suspicion of lewd acts with a child has been arrested after years on the run.
    The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office says their detectives originally investigated Victor Ponce back in 2014, but he fled to Mexico before charges were brought.
    However, on Thursday, the sheriff’s office announced that Ponce had been arrested in Mexico.
    With the help of the FBI, Ponce has been extradited from Mexico and has been b
  • Person Found Dead At Nevada City Property; Man, 57, Arrested On Suspicion Of Homicide

    Person Found Dead At Nevada City Property; Man, 57, Arrested On Suspicion Of Homicide
    NEVADA CITY (CBS13) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of homicide after someone was found dead at a Nevada City property on Thursday.
    The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the property along the 26000 block of North Bloomfield Road after they got information about a possible homicide.
    On the premises, a person’s body was found. No details about the person, including their name and age, have been released at this point.
    After interviewing some witnes
  • Sedan Crashes Under Big Rig On I-5 In Stockton, No Injuries Reported

    Sedan Crashes Under Big Rig On I-5 In Stockton, No Injuries Reported
    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Authorities say a scary crash along Interstate 5 in Stockton should serve as a reminder to always be cautious when driving near big rigs.
    California Highway Patrol says, Friday morning, a big rig and a sedan were involved in a crash along the northbound side of I-5 near Benjamin Holt Drive.
    Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but the front half of the sedan ended up crunched under the big rig’s trailer.Miraculously, officers say no injuries were reported.
  • 2nd Suspect Arrested In Keyes Shooting That Left Innocent Teen Bystander Dead

    2nd Suspect Arrested In Keyes Shooting That Left Innocent Teen Bystander Dead
    KEYES (CBS13) — A second suspect has been arrested in the shooting that left a 16-year-old innocent bystander dead in Keyes last month.
    Investigators had already arrested 19-year-old Keyes resident Ruben Perez in connection to Evan Robinson’s May 2 killing. Detectives say some sort of fight happened just before gunshots rang out near some taco trucks.
    Robinson, who detectives say was an innocent bystander, was then struck by the gunfire and later died.
    Perez was identified as a suspe

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