• Who Is Mark Lavea, Suspect Killed In San Andreas Hostage Situation?

    Who Is Mark Lavea, Suspect Killed In San Andreas Hostage Situation?
    SAN ANDREAS (CBS13) – On Monday, we got our first look at the man investigators say is responsible for a deadly hostage situation and shootout in Calaveras County.
    Mark Lavea, 47 (credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
    Investigators say 47-year-old Mark Lavea, of Modesto, had been in and out of prison for a host of crimes. His most recent was in 2019 – a domestic violence incident where he was sentenced to six years in prison. So the big question now is why
  • Drugged Drinks Leaves Multiple People Hospitalized In South Lake Tahoe, Police Say

    Drugged Drinks Leaves Multiple People Hospitalized In South Lake Tahoe, Police Say
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) – The search is on for whoever is drugging people’s drinks in South Lake Tahoe.
    The South Lake Tahoe Police Department said multiple people have been hospitalized this week after consuming tainted beverages.
    It’s unclear at this point exactly where this is happening and investigators aren’t naming any specific bars or restaurants.
    Until they catch a suspect, police are urging people not to leave their drinks unattended.
    No further information was
  • Sacramento County Resident Says Neighbor’s ‘Exotic’ Backyard Bird Cries Incessantly

    Sacramento County Resident Says Neighbor’s ‘Exotic’ Backyard Bird Cries Incessantly
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A backyard battle is unfolding over strange animal noises.
    A Sacramento County man says he’s fed up with his neighbor’s bird that won’t stop crying, but county Animal Control said the situation is not abuse, so what happens next?
    “This is unbearable when it starts,” said David Imre, who said his peace of mind has been greatly altered.
    He said he hears the bird cry every day for hours.
    “Your nerves literally just get stiff,” Imr
  • High School Graduate Helps Put Out House Fire On Commencement Night In Sacramento County

    High School Graduate Helps Put Out House Fire On Commencement Night In Sacramento County
    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – A high school graduate-turned-hero on commencement night helped to put out a fire at a home in Sacramento County.
    “It was probably the craziest night of my life,” said Jacob Peters.
    Just hours after his high school commencement, he traded in his diploma for a hose, rake and shovel.
    “The fire started sparking and blowing up,” he said.
    Peters was driving home from grad night when he noticed flames nearby.
    “It looked pretty big from th
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  • Illegal Fireworks Task Force Begins Patrolling Sacramento Neighborhoods Ahead Of Fourth Of July

    Illegal Fireworks Task Force Begins Patrolling Sacramento Neighborhoods Ahead Of Fourth Of July
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento’s new illegal fireworks task force is now patrolling neighborhoods looking to seize dangerous items on city streets.
    Already this year, Sacramento investigators have confiscated 1,500-pounds of prohibited contraband.
    “We had a busy bust operation,” said Jason Lee, Sacramento City Fire Marshal.
    The so-called Social Host Ordinance targets property owners. It comes as public complaints about illegal fireworks grow each night.
    “We’v
  • Man Arrested In Placerville Dog Fighting Bust Identified

    Man Arrested In Placerville Dog Fighting Bust Identified
    PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – A Placerville man faces dozens of charges for allegedly having 27 pit bulls on his property that were used for dog fighting, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said on Thursday
    Carlos Villasenor, 38, was indicted on 27 counts of possession of dogs for use in an animal fighting venture.
    The dogs were seized during a search warrant that was served on June 17, the DOJ said. Many of the dogs had untreated health conditions and one had injuries to its face consistent with in
  • Texas-Based Photographer Captures Sacramento Couple’s Proposal, Calls On Twitter To Track Them Down

    Texas-Based Photographer Captures Sacramento Couple’s Proposal, Calls On Twitter To Track Them Down
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – From Texas to Sacramento with love. A Texas-based photographer made it her mission to track down a Sacramento couple after capturing their engagement in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    “I just remember him saying, ‘I love you so much, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you,’ ” Jazmine Winn said.
    She says she’s still on cloud nine, days after her now fiancé, Ricky Johnson Jr., popped the question. Johnson had been planning the
  • Yuba City Man Accused Of Threatening, Kidnapping Mother Of His Children

    Yuba City Man Accused Of Threatening, Kidnapping Mother Of His Children
    YUBA CITY (CBS13) – A Yuba City man is in custody accused of kidnapping and threatening the mother of his children, the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday.
    Kyle Williams, 42, was arrested in Sacramento Wednesday on a pre-existing felony warrant and later booked into the Sutter County Jail where he is being held on $100,00 bail.
    According to the sheriff’s office, Yuba City police received a report of the alleged kidnapping on June 18. The victim had a restraining or
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  • Concern From Community After Bullets Fly Through West Sacramento Apartment

    Concern From Community After Bullets Fly Through West Sacramento Apartment
    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Bullets blazed through a West Sacramento family’s apartment on Wednesday night, and it left the community on edge.
    West Sacramento Police investigated the incident and found bullet casings left behind.
    Adam Ghimenti, who lives in the home with his mom and step-dad, streamed the aftermath live on Facebook moments after it happened. He said it started shortly after he remembers noticing an unfamiliar car parked out front.
    “I realized something wasn&rsquo
  • EB I-80 Near Donner Summit Reopens After Jackknifed Big Rig Cleared From Scene

    EB I-80 Near Donner Summit Reopens After Jackknifed Big Rig Cleared From Scene
    TRUCKEE (CBS13) — Eastbound Interstate 80 in the high Sierra has reopened after a jackknifed big rig forced a brief closure on Thursday afternoon.
    The crash happened just before 2 p.m. near the Donner Rest Area.I-80 Eastbound over Donner Pass is now open. Use caution through the area.
    — CHP-Truckee (@CHP_Truckee) June 24, 2021Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but a Walmart big rig was involved and ended up jackknifed.
    Thunderstorms were expected to roll through the high co
  • Fairly Excited: Placer County Fair’s Return Brings Joy And Enthusiasm

    Fairly Excited: Placer County Fair’s Return Brings Joy And Enthusiasm
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – Rides, food vendors and livestock: There are checks across the board for the Placer County Fair, which is finally making its return after a pandemic pause.
    “It’s so exciting for the kids to show their animals and to participate in the auction. Plus, to get back and have rides, and have corn dogs and have the circus. And have all of the kids and families come out and enjoy it,” said David Attaway, CEO of Placer Valley Tourism and The Grounds.
    One of tho
  • Davis Police Seek Public’s Help In Identifying Woman With Amnesia

    Davis Police Seek Public’s Help In Identifying Woman With Amnesia
    DAVIS (CBS13) – Davis police on Thursday were asking the public for help in identifying a woman suffering from amnesia who is unable to tell them who she is.
    The woman is safe and is in the care of medical professionals, the Davis Police Department said.
    (credit: Davis Police Department)
    She reportedly wandered into the backyard of a Davis resident’s home on May 30 and appeared confused. She was taken to the hospital and admitted for treatment. Davis police said she appeared to be in
  • Man Accused Of Kidnapping Mother Of His 3 Kids In Patterson

    Man Accused Of Kidnapping Mother Of His 3 Kids In Patterson
    MODESTO (CBS13) – A Patterson woman who was reported missing this week was reunited with her family, and the father of her three children is in custody accused of kidnapping her, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday.
    Jose Munoz (credit: Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office)
    Jose Munoz, 34, of Newman, also faces charges of domestic violence and was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center, where he is being held on $150,000 bail.
    Coworkers, friends
  • Child Care Providers March In Sacramento Pushing Gov. Newsom For Higher Pay

    Child Care Providers March In Sacramento Pushing Gov. Newsom For Higher Pay
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Hundreds of child care providers in Sacramento marched Thursday outside the California State Capitol demanding higher wages, a topic that appears to be the final sticking point in budget negotiations between lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.
    “We are essential workers and it’s about time that we’re treated like it,” Miren Algorri, a child care provider in San Diego, declared to the crowd. She said Newsom is treating such work
  • EB I-80 Near Donner Summit Blocked Due To Jackknifed Big Rig

    EB I-80 Near Donner Summit Blocked Due To Jackknifed Big Rig
    TRUCKEE (CBS13) — Eastbound Interstate 80 in the high Sierra is blocked due to a jackknifed big rig, authorities say.
    The crash happened just before 2 p.m. Thursday near the Donner Rest Area.UPDATE: ETO is 7 p.m. @CHP_Truckee https://t.co/XaFJ3c5CAk
    — Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) June 24, 2021Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but a Walmart big rig was involved and ended up jackknifed.
    Thunderstorms were expected to roll through the high country on Thursday, bringin
  • Marysville Store’s Liquor License Revoked After Alleged Sales To Minors

    Marysville Store’s Liquor License Revoked After Alleged Sales To Minors
    MARYSVILLE (CBS13) — A Marysville store has had its liquor license revoked by California’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
    On Thursday, ABC announced that it had posted a notice of indefinite suspension at Super Star Market along East 12th Street. Agents with the department say they found several violations at the store – including the alleged sales of illegal drug paraphernalia.
    Agents also alleged that the store had sold alcohol to minors several times. Further, the
  • Roseville Boy, 12, With Severe Epilepsy Gets His Wish Of A Backyard Car Wash

    Roseville Boy, 12, With Severe Epilepsy Gets His Wish Of A Backyard Car Wash
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — It’s a Make-a-Wish request that the whole family could enjoy. A group of businesses delivered for a special needs boy in Roseville who loves car washes.
    Twelve-year-old Elias Mirador got his very own backyard Quick Quack Car Wash.
    “It’s just so amazing to have all this support … Everybody who put a hand in this, we’re so thankful,” said Elias’ mother Jonah Mirador.
    Elias suffers from a severe form of epilepsy.
    “He was dia
  • Driver In Deadly Modesto Crash Suspected Of DUI

    Driver In Deadly Modesto Crash Suspected Of DUI
    MODESTO (CBS13) — Officers are investigating a deadly DUI crash in Modesto on Thursday morning that killed one person.
    Modesto police say two vehicles — a truck and a car — were involved in a violent crash around 2:30 a.m. Modesto police tell CBS13 the car was speeding northbound on Oakdale Road, just north of Scenic Drive, when the driver lost control and crossed into the southbound lanes, hitting a truck.
    One passenger in the sedan, a female, died at the scene. The driver, a
  • 76-Year-Old DUI Suspect Arrested After Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Sacramento

    76-Year-Old DUI Suspect Arrested After Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A 76-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in Sacramento on Wednesday.
    Sacramento police say, just after 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the intersection of Stockton Boulevard and Lawrence Drive. Officers found that two vehicles had been involved in a crash – and a pedestrian had been struck.
    Medics rushed the pedestrian to the hospital, but he was later pronounced dead.
    Investigators believe a sedan
  • 2 People Rescued After Rollover Crash On WB I-80 In North Sacramento

    2 People Rescued After Rollover Crash On WB I-80 In North Sacramento
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Fire crews had to rescue two people from a rollover crash off Interstate 80 in North Sacramento late Thursday morning.
    The crash happened a little before 10:30 a.m. along the westbound side of the freeway, near Marysville Boulevard.
    Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but it appears a sedan and a box truck were involved.UPDATE, Westbound I-80 at Marysville Blvd: Two patients extricated from vehicle, transported to area hospitals. Injuries unknown. Fire crews w
  • Deputies: Man Accused Of Shooting ‘Many’ Rounds At Ex At Sonora Mobile Home Park

    Deputies: Man Accused Of Shooting ‘Many’ Rounds At Ex At Sonora Mobile Home Park
    SONORA (CBS13) — Authorities say a man shot “many” rounds at his ex and an acquaintance as they pulled up to a Sonora-area mobile home park on Wednesday.
    Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the Cascade Mobile Home Park just before 8 a.m. to investigate a reported shooting.
    Deputies were pointed to the suspect, 62-year-old Sonora resident James Christopher, as soon as they got to the scene. Two victims were also found in a car parked near the scene.
  • Ceres Man, 66, Suspected Of Stabbing His Brother To Death

    Ceres Man, 66, Suspected Of Stabbing His Brother To Death
    CERES (CBS13) — A Ceres man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing his own brother to death, police say.
    Ceres police say, Wednesday night, officers responded to a home along 2300 block of Sixth Street to investigate a reported stabbing. Officers found the 60-year-old stabbing victim lying in front of the house.
    The man had a puncture wound to his torso, officers say; he was unresponsive and not breathing by the time first responders arrived. He was soon pronounced dead at the scene.
    O
  • Deceased Not Disabled: DMV Keeps Sending Parking Placards To Dead Woman

    Deceased Not Disabled: DMV Keeps Sending Parking Placards To Dead Woman
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) — Virginia Irons died three years ago, but the California DMV keeps sending her disabled parking placards.
    Her daughter-in-law Liz Irons sent us pictures of two placards the DMV sent after Virginia died in 2018.
    Liz says she has gone into the DMV twice to return three other parking placards.
    “Because if she’s deceased, she no longer needs them,” Liz said.
    The DMV says you are required to return placards within 60-days of a death. They also say she should
  • Deadly 2-Vehicle Crash Under Investigation On Oakdale Road In Modesto

    Deadly 2-Vehicle Crash Under Investigation On Oakdale Road In Modesto
    MODESTO (CBS13) — Officers are investigating a deadly crash in Modesto on Thursday morning.
    The scene is along Oakdale Road, north of Scenic Drive.
    Modesto police say two vehicles – a truck and a car – were involved in a crash around 2:30 a.m. Officers confirm that at least one person has died.
    Traffic is expected to be heavily impacted through the morning as officers continue to investigate the scene.
    Drivers are being urged to avoid the area for the time being.
  • Placer County Fair Opens On Thursday, One Of The First To Return After Pandemic

    Placer County Fair Opens On Thursday, One Of The First To Return After Pandemic
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — From baby pigs to carnival rides and fried food, the Placer County Fair returns to Roseville on Thursday.
    The 83rd annual fair runs through Sunday at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville – and is one of the first to return in California after the pandemic.
    Fairgoers can expect all the usual delights, but organizers say this year’s event is also creating jobs and generating some much-needed revenue to fair vendors and businesses in the region.
    It will b
  • South Sacramento Home Being Remodeled Damaged In Early Morning Fire

    South Sacramento Home Being Remodeled Damaged In Early Morning Fire
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Investigators are looking into what caused a house fire in south Sacramento early Thursday morning.
    The fire happened just before 1:30 a.m. on Center Parkway, north of Mack Road.
    Fire crews on scene said the house was in the process of being remodeled. No other homes in the area were threatened in the incident.
    No injuries were reported. 
  • New Pandemic Pet Owners And Return To In-Person Work, Summer Trips Lead To Doggy Daycare Dilemma

    New Pandemic Pet Owners And Return To In-Person Work, Summer Trips Lead To Doggy Daycare Dilemma
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A doggy daycare dilemma is forming: As pet owners find themselves out of luck with more people taking trips and more people adopting dogs during the pandemic – it’s turned into the not-so-perfect puppy storm.
    Business is barkin’ into big bucks at Cha Cha’s Doggie Daycare in Sacramento. A whole bunch of people got new pets during the pandemic and as more of us go back to work in-person – and plan summer vacations – pet sitting appoint
  • Home In Manteca Neighborhood Sells For Nearly $1 Million

    Home In Manteca Neighborhood Sells For Nearly $1 Million
    MANTECA (CBS13) – Million-dollar homes are flying off the market in Manteca.
    A four-bedroom, three-bathroom tract home in Manteca’s Fox Chase neighborhood just sold for $920,000. Local realtors think the property on Veteran Street is not an outlier and believe nearby big homes could sell for the same price.
    Experts said it’s part of the ongoing real estate boom that’s seeing more buyers willing to pay luxury prices.
    “We were done. We were just burned out and done,&r
  • ‘Why Don’t You Shut Up’: Tense Moments At Modesto City Hall Over Police Reform

    ‘Why Don’t You Shut Up’: Tense Moments At Modesto City Hall Over Police Reform
    MODESTO (CBS13) –  A tense exchange unfolded at Modesto City Hall with shouting, name-calling and one group even telling another to “shut up” and leave. The heated argument all centered around police reform.
    “It creates a very stressful, chaotic environment and it’s quite disruptive,” Modesto Mayor Sue Zwahlen told CBS13.
    At this week’s city council meeting, members of the Proud Boys accused the city council of forming a committee on police ref
  • ‘It’s Crazy, It’s Unconscionable’: Sacramento Attorney Says Britney Spears’ Request To End Conservatorship Should Be Easy To Grant

    ‘It’s Crazy, It’s Unconscionable’: Sacramento Attorney Says Britney Spears’ Request To End Conservatorship Should Be Easy To Grant
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Pop icon Britney Spears is in the spotlight again, asking a Los Angeles judge to end the conservatorship that has controlled her life for more than a decade. It’s a request Sacramento attorney Daniel Hunt says should be easy to grant.
    Los Angeles, CA – June 23: Supporters of Britney Spears rally as hearing on the Britney Spears conservatorship case takes place Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles

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