• Stanislaus County DA: Officer-Involved Shooting Of Eloy Gonzalez Was Justified

    Stanislaus County DA: Officer-Involved Shooting Of Eloy Gonzalez Was Justified
    MODESTO (CBS13) – The officer-involved shooting death of Eloy Gonzalez last year was ruled as justified.
    Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager made the announcement Tuesday.
    Gonzales was shot by deputies on September 27, 2020 after he resisted arrest and attacked deputies with a hatchet, according to deputies.
    The incident started just before 5 a.m. after authorities received reports of a silent burglary alarm in the 800 block of Business Park Drive.
    Gonzalez, a Hispanic man
  • Recycling A Profit: El Dorado Hills Students Turn 3D Printing Passion Into Small Business

    Recycling A Profit: El Dorado Hills Students Turn 3D Printing Passion Into Small Business
    EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) – Two high school students in El Dorado Hills got creative during the pandemic. They turned their passion for 3D printing into their own small business by inventing a product they hope will help the environment.
    Oak Ridge High juniors Cole Johnson and John Enders admit they were bored during the pandemic.
    “Everybody had trouble finding things to do,” Johnson said.
    “I’m looking at these guys and they’re bored out of their minds,” s
  • ‘It Looks Like a Horror Film’: Dixie Fire Evacuee Shares Firsthand Perspective As Firefighters Battle Blaze

    ‘It Looks Like a Horror Film’: Dixie Fire Evacuee Shares Firsthand Perspective As Firefighters Battle Blaze
    PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) — California’s largest wildfire so far this year continues to burn through Butte, Plumas and Lassen counties. The Dixie Fire merged with the Fly Fire overnight on Saturday and forced more people out of their homes, and burned parts of tiny towns to the ground.
    The Dixie Fire has scorched hundreds of thousands of acres, already. Video shows crackling flames shooting into the sky and towering over trees. The windy, dry and hot conditions continue to fuel the flame
  • Dixie Fire Grows To 192,849 Acres; 21% Contained

    Dixie Fire Grows To 192,849 Acres; 21% Contained
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the Dixie Fire impacting Butte and Plumas counties.
    9:00 p.m.
    In addition to the 16 structures that have been destroyed, at least one other has been damaged. According to Cal Fire, the Dixie Fire slightly grew into the night to burn 192,849 acres while it remained 21% contained.
    Evacuation orders for several areas remain in place. That information can be found below.
    4:30 p.m.
    According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, mandatory evacuations
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  • Auburn Wildlife Rescue Receives First Wildfire Burn Victim Of Year

    Auburn Wildlife Rescue Receives First Wildfire Burn Victim Of Year
    NORTH AUBURN (CBS13) – A wildlife rescue in North Auburn on Sunday said it received its first wildfire victim of the year—a bobcat that suffered burns in the Dixie Fire in Plumas County.
    (credit: Gold Country Wildlife Rescue)
    The Gold Country Wildlife Rescue said the male bobcat arrived with burns on all four feet and appearing weak, but was resting comfortably after initial treatments. The bobcat was also said to be eating just fine and was alert and responsive.
    As of 7 p.m. Sunday,
  • Inmate Walks Away From Conservation Camp In El Dorado County, CDCR Says

    Inmate Walks Away From Conservation Camp In El Dorado County, CDCR Says
    GEORGETOWN (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from a firefighting camp in El Dorado County, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said on Sunday.
    Edgar Benitez (credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
    Edgar L. Benitez, 25, was last seen in his dorm just after 10 p.m. Saturday at the Growlersburg Camp near the community of Georgetown. According to the CDCR, he was not present for a camp count, which happened soon
  • Big Rig Crash Causes Major Backups On I-80 In Colfax

    Big Rig Crash Causes Major Backups On I-80 In Colfax
    COLFAX (CBS13) – A big rig crash has caused major delays along I-80 in Colfax on Sunday.
    According to Caltrans, the crash happened along westbound I-80 near Placer Hills Road. Both lanes of westbound I-80 were blocked as a result of the crash.
    As of 5 p.m., cameras in the area still showed major backups. Passing traffic was being let through in the center median.
    What caused the crash is unknown at this time. There is no estimated time for the full reopening of the roadway.
    CBS13 will brin
  • Homicide Detectives Investigate After Man Found Dead At Stockton Intersection

    Homicide Detectives Investigate After Man Found Dead At Stockton Intersection
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – Officers are searching for a suspect after a man was found dead at a Stockton intersection late Saturday night.
    The Stockton Police Department on Sunday said officers received reports at around 11:13 p.m. of a person down in the roadway near El Dorado and Church streets in the Seaport District.
    The victim, 33, was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. Their identity remains unknown at this time.
    Details regarding what killed the man were not released, but Stockt
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  • Man Found Guilty Of 2018 First-Degree Murder Of Lodi Podiatrist Thomas Shock

    Man Found Guilty Of 2018 First-Degree Murder Of Lodi Podiatrist Thomas Shock
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – A man was found guilty of first-degree murder for the shooting death of a beloved Lodi podiatrist back in 2018, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office announced on Sunday.
    Christopher Costello, 29, is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 18.
    San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar said Costello was found guilty for his role in the murder of Dr. Thomas Shock, who was retired, in his home on August 1, 2018.
    Numerous others await sentenci
  • Arrest Made After Woman Found Dead In South Land Park Apartment

    Arrest Made After Woman Found Dead In South Land Park Apartment
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on homicide charges after a woman was found dead inside a South Land Park residence late Friday.
    On Sunday, Sacramento Police arrested the unidentified male and booked him into juvenile hall.
    They say he was known to the victim. The motive for the homicide remains unclear and detectives believe that there are no other suspects, according to police.
    At approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the 7400 block of South Land
  • Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit By Alleged DUI Driver On American River Parkway In Sacramento Last Month

    Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit By Alleged DUI Driver On American River Parkway In Sacramento Last Month
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A man hit after an alleged drunk driver plowed into a group of cyclists on the American River Parkway last month has died.
    He has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner as 76-year-old Michael Dodson, of Sacramento.
    Following the incident on June 29, Sacramento Police said the driver somehow managed to get around the trail gates and onto the path.
    Members of the cycling community are shocked something like this could happen. Police said the driver entered the
  • West Sacramento Police Arrest Woman Found With Drugs

    West Sacramento Police Arrest Woman Found With Drugs
    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A 35-year-old woman from Temple City was arrested overnight on a number of charges, including driving under the influence.
    West Sacramento Police responded to a welfare check of a woman in the 600 block of Harbor Boulevard, when they say she was found passed out and displaying symptoms of being under the influence.
    Following standard field sobriety tests, the woman, whose name has not bee released, was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into the Y
  • Tamarack Fire Grows To 66,744 Acres; Containment Improves to 27%

    Tamarack Fire Grows To 66,744 Acres; Containment Improves to 27%
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – Containment has improved to 27 percent in the Tamarack Fire which has burned 66,744 acres since its July 4th start.
    Many evacuation orders have been lifted, and today deputies from the Alpine and El Dorado county sheriff’s offices are providing escorts for residents within the evacuation areas to secure pets, papers and emergency items.
    The fire is burning in timber and head-high chaparral of mostly national forest land, according to fire officials.
    The fire,
  • Dixie Fire Grows To 190,625 Acres; 21% Contained

    Dixie Fire Grows To 190,625 Acres; 21% Contained
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — Overnight, the Dixie and Fly fires burning in Butte and Plumas counties burned together, making up an estimated 195,000 acres combined.
    Cal Fire said more than 10,700 structures were threatened by flames and at least 16 structures have been destroyed. The agency said the fire remains highly active with long-range spotting and extreme rates of spread in a remote area with limited access and steep terrain.
    See a time lapse of #FlyFire in Plumas County here: youtu.be/ub
  • California’s Largest Fire Torches Homes As Blazes Lash West

    California’s Largest Fire Torches Homes As Blazes Lash West
    INDIAN FALLS, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire raging in rugged terrain in Northern California has destroyed multiple homes as the state’s largest fire intensifies and numerous other blazes batter the U.S. West.
    The Dixie fire had already destroyed over a dozen homes and other structures when it tore through the tiny community of Indian Falls, in Plumas County, on Saturday night.
    An updated damage estimate wasn’t immediately available. But fire officials say the blaze has charred more
  • San Juan Unified Offers Signing Bonus To Get Teachers In Classrooms

    San Juan Unified Offers Signing Bonus To Get Teachers In Classrooms
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Back to school is just weeks away and some districts like San Juan Unified still need staff.
    Now, San Juan Unified is offering up $2,000 in a signing bonus to get teachers in the classroom.
    “I got hired on the spot,” said Yadiri Ortega.
    Ortega walked out of the district office with a new job and a little more cash in her wallet. She got hired at her alma mater and snagged that signing bonus to go along with it. It’s a moment she calls “full circ
  • Dixie Fire Grows To 181,289 Acres; 20% Contained

    Dixie Fire Grows To 181,289 Acres; 20% Contained
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest on the Dixie Fire burning in Butte and Plumas counties:
    10:30 p.m.
    Containment for the Dixie Fire slightly improved to 20% Saturday night, according to Cal Fire. Acreage burned remained at 181,289.
    Cal Fire said more than 10,700 structures were threatened by flames and at least 16 structures have been destroyed. The agency said the fire remains highly active with long-range spotting and extreme rates of spread.
    Sacramento Metro Fire on Saturday said four f
  • ‘Makes You Pause And Makes You Think’: South Land Park Neighbors Alarmed By Homicide

    ‘Makes You Pause And Makes You Think’: South Land Park Neighbors Alarmed By Homicide
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found inside a South Land Park apartment.
    Investigators aren’t saying how she died but say the woman had serious injuries to her body.
    “I wish I would’ve reached out for her,” a neighbor said.
    A woman who asked CBS13 not to identify her cried over the death of her neighbor she often saw outside.
    “Every day, every day on her patio,” she said.
    She says the deceased
  • Newman Man Found With Meth, Unrestrained Toddler During Traffic Stop

    Newman Man Found With Meth, Unrestrained Toddler During Traffic Stop
    NEWMAN (CBS13) – A driver was arrested during a traffic stop after being found with methamphetamine and an unrestrained toddler as a passenger, the Newman Police Department said on Saturday.
    Ronny Soares, 48, of Newman, was pulled over at around 1:11 p.m. along the 26000 block of Highway 33.
    Newman police said Soares admitted to having the drugs inside of the vehicle. More than 80 grams of meth were found in a baggy.methMethamphetamine (credit: Newman Police Department)ronny-soaresRonny So
  • Man Convicted Of 21 Counts Of Child Sex Abuse In Sacramento County

    Man Convicted Of 21 Counts Of Child Sex Abuse In Sacramento County
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A jury convicted a man of possession of child pornography and 21 counts of committing lewd acts on a minor, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office announced.
    Ismael Gonzalez-Rivas is scheduled to be sentenced on the morning of September 10 and faces multiple life sentences.
    Prosecutors said Gonzalez-Rivas had multiple victims. Eighteen of the lewd acts counts were with children under 14, while the remaining three involved a child aged 14 or 15.
    Gonzalez
  • Modesto Hells Angels Vice President Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking Charges

    Modesto Hells Angels Vice President Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking Charges
    MODESTO (CBS13) — The vice president of the Modesto Hells Angels Motorcycle Club pleaded guilty this week to drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
    Michael Shafer, 33, of Modesto, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert.
    The DOJ said Shafer was the vice president for the club in 2019 and investigators were able to obtain a court-authorized
  • West Sacramento Pair Indicted For Mail Fraud, Identity Theft Scheme

    West Sacramento Pair Indicted For Mail Fraud, Identity Theft Scheme
    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Two West Sacramento residents were indicted this week for a mail fraud and identity theft scheme, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
    Kimberly Acevedo, 50, and Philip Rich, 49, received a 12-count indictment, including charges of unlawful possession of 15 or more unauthorized access devices, possession of stolen mail, aggravated identity theft and mail theft.
    Prosecutors said the mail fraud scheme was conducted between March 2019–March 2020.
    Acevedo an
  • Imprisoned ‘Dating Game Killer’ Alcala Dies In California

    Imprisoned ‘Dating Game Killer’ Alcala Dies In California
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — A prolific serial torture-slayer dubbed “The Dating Game Killer” has died while awaiting execution in California. Rodney James Alcala was 77.
    California prison officials said he died of natural causes at a hospital.
    Alcala was sentenced to death in 2010 for five slayings in Southern California between 1977 and 1979, though authorities estimate he may have killed up to 130 people across the country.
    Prosecutors say Alcala stalked women like prey and took earrin
  • Firefighters Contain Two Barn Fires In Galt

    Firefighters Contain Two Barn Fires In Galt
    GALT (CBS13) — Two barns were destroyed in a Saturday morning fire along Orr Road in Galt.
    An additional quarter acres of dry grass also caught fire and was extinguished, according to firefighters from the Cosumnes Fire Department.
    The fire was reported around 11:15 a.m.
    No residences were damaged, and there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.
    The cause of the fire is under investigation.
  • Woman Found Dead In South Land Park Apartment

    Woman Found Dead In South Land Park Apartment
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A woman was found dead inside a South Land Park residence late Friday.
    At approximately 9:30 p.m., Sacramento police responded to the 7400 block of South Land Park Drive where they found an adult female who had sustained serious injuries.
    She was pronounced dead at the scene.
    The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation, though, Sacramento police said they are calling it a homicide.
    No suspect information was available and the woman has not bee
  • Woman Found Dead In South Land Park Residence

    Woman Found Dead In South Land Park Residence
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A woman was found dead inside a South Land Park residence late Friday.
    At approximately 9:30 p.m., Sacramento Police responded to the 7400 block of South Land Park Drive where they found an adult female who had sustained serious injuries. She was pronounced dead on scene.
    Police say there is no suspect information, and the circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.
    The woman has not been identified.
  • Dixie Fire Grows To 181,289 Acres; 19% Contained

    Dixie Fire Grows To 181,289 Acres; 19% Contained
    BUTTE COUNTY (CBS13) — The Dixie Fire has grown to 181,289 acres and is 19% contained. Ten structures have been destroyed and 7,010 structures are threatened.
    There are currently more than 4,200 personnel assigned to the fire, including many from the Sacramento area.
    The Dixie Fire is now the 19th largest fire in recorded California history.
    It started on July 13 at 5:15 p.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
    On Friday, Cal Fire issued an update detailing all of the regions und
  • Man Arrested In Galt For Homicide

    Man Arrested In Galt For Homicide
    GALT (CBS13) — A Galt man has been arrested after he reportedly shot and killed his wife following an argument late Friday.
    Just after 11 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 10000 block of Walnut Avenue, according to the Galt Police Department.
    When officers arrived, they say they found a 65-year-old woman with a gunshot wound inside a residence. She was pronounced dead on scene.
    During the preliminary investigation, officers determined that the woman and her husband,
  • Man Arrested In Galt For Alleged Homicide

    Man Arrested In Galt For Alleged Homicide
    GALT (CBS13) — A Galt man has been arrested after he reportedly shot and killed his wife following an argument late Friday.
    Just after 11 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 10000 block of Walnut Avenue, according to the Galt Police Department.
    When officers arrived, they say they found a 65-year-old woman with a gunshot wound inside a residence. She was pronounced dead on scene.
    During the preliminary investigation, officers determined that the woman and her husband,
  • Galt Man In Custody Accused Of Killing Wife

    Galt Man In Custody Accused Of Killing Wife
    GALT (CBS13) — A Galt man has been arrested after he reportedly shot and killed his wife following an argument late Friday.
    Just after 11 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 10000 block of Walnut Avenue, according to the Galt Police Department.
    When officers arrived, they say they found a 65-year-old woman with a gunshot wound inside a residence. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Augustin Granados Camacho, 56 (credit: Galt Police Department)
    During the preliminary

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