A Cameron Park man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for receiving child pornography.

Nearly 39 years after former Manson “family” member Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme leveled a Colt .45-caliber pistol at President Gerald R. Ford in Sacramento, one of the more intriguing pieces of evidence from the case has been made available to the public.

An apparent arson attempt briefly closed Yolo County’s main Woodland courthouse Wednesday morning as investigators sought leads into the overnight incident.

Sacramento homicide detectives and CSI personnel were called Tuesday night to investigate the death of a woman who suffered blunt force trauma, allegedly at the hands of a friend.

The former treasurer of a Rocklin school parent association has been arrested, accused of embezzlement.

An El Dorado County jury has rendered a guilty verdict in the 1980 slaying of a 16-year-old gas station attendant in South Lake Tahoe.

A woman reported missing from her Foothill Farms home since Friday has been found safe.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted Lionel Doria and Cleo Martinez-Costa of first-degree murder Tuesday in the Nov. 5, 2011, shooting death of James Hiter in the 700 block of Bell Avenue.

The former owner of the defunct Sacramento Capitals professional tennis team plans to plead guilty after being charged with fraud in a massive Ponzi scheme, his lawyer said Tuesday.

What happened to Keith Williams, convicted of killing Paul Ray Cousins in May 2009? Was he the only party involved? What was his reason for killing the young man?

Johnny E. “Jay” Grivette Jr., the man who went from Paradise to prison, was sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento federal court to 4 1/2 years behind bars for his role as a main player in the biggest financial scam in regional history.

The disappearance of Danielle Pruden, 29, who was last seen leaving her Demuth Circle home Friday, is not characteristic of her typical behavior, officials said.

Auburn police arrested two women Monday night after a man reported that his credit card company had informed him that his credit card was being used to fraudulently purchase merchandise in Auburn.

Roseville senior citizens with disabilities or who are housebound can sign up for “You Are Not Alone,” a telephone reassurance program, to receive calls from Police Department volunteers to check on their well-being.

A pedestrian was killed when hit by a passenger train Tuesday morning in Davis.

On the afternoon of March 4, 2011, Sikh grandfathers Surinder Singh and his friend Gurmej Atwal were taking a break from their daily walk along East Stockton Boulevard when they were shot. Singh, 67, died at the scene, while Atwal, 78, succumbed to his wounds six weeks later.

What was the result of the accident that caused a woman’s death in January 2014 at the new Watt Avenue off ramp on Highway 50 east? Was there one death? Did others have injuries?

Police say that the owner of a stolen electronic tablet tracked the device to an Auburn shopping center area where the suspected thief was confronted.

Citrus Heights police officers will act as “celebrity servers” at the Elephant Bar restaurant Tuesday, April 22, with all tips going to support Special Olympics of Northern California.

Todd Leras is running a long-shot campaign to head the office he ultimately felt compelled to leave.

A trio of police officers on Easter morning succeeded in pulling a woman to safety who had been hanging off the top of an Old Sacramento garage.

U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller will inherit the bitter, 24-year-old litigation over the quality of care for mentally ill inmates in California’s prisons when U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton retires later this year.

Rocklin police are looking for two suspects who allegedly shot one teenager, and robbed another in front of a home Friday night.

A distracted driver was arrested in Manteca early Saturday, after she ran into a group of teens walking along a road, killing one and injuring three.

A fire Saturday afternoon caused massive damage to a home in Roseville.

Eleven anti-drone protesters were arrested Friday and cited as trespassers on Beale Air Force Base, the most people detained at one time since arrests of the demonstrators began 18 months ago.

Supporters say the Family Justice Center would meet the needs of victims – from filing the police report to obtaining counseling and shelter – all in one central location.

Scores of firefighters responded to a blaze on the fourth floor of a downtown apartment building Saturday afternoon.

Two people were seriously injured and a pet dog perished in a fire early Saturday in Orangevale.

Two inmates who walked away from Mule Creek State Prison in Amador County were apprehended Saturday, authorities said.

The Sheriff’s Electronic Eye program is voluntary, according to the Sheriff’s Department, and could assist law enforcement in investigations.

In 1995 or 1996, a friend of mine was killed in a crash on Kiefer and South Watt. Two men were arrested for chasing them and causing the accident. What ever happened to them? Are they still in prison?

Elk Grove police are asking the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect who reportedly posed as a Sacramento Municipal Utility District worker to gain entry to a residence.

Yolo County animal services officials seek the public’s help in finding a dog that bit a child in a park in Dunnigan.

Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully has promoted one her prosecutors to the position of assistant chief deputy district attorney.

A man who complained about another person throwing trash on the ground was shot at when he followed the litterer’s car, Roseville police reported.

A woman and a small boy who died Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 80 near Madison Avenue were from Southern California.

A Truckee man was arrested Wednesday after his alleged hash-oil manufacturing attempts went awry, causing his house to explode.

A Yolo County jury has convicted a caregiver of second-degree murder in the death of a 66-year-old man who had developmental disabilities.

A woman and child died this afternoon and another child was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 80 near Madison Avenue.

In the late ’90s or early 2000s, a guy was racing down Franklin Boulevard in Elk Grove and killed two brothers when they were making a left turn, splitting their car in half. Last I heard, he was sentenced to prison. Is he still there?

Maggy Krell directed a sharp-edged blast at Anne Marie Schubert in the final moments of Wednesday’s Sacramento County district attorney candidates forum when she criticized her opponent for accepting pay raises in recent years while the office was laying off line prosecutors and shutting down its police review unit.

In a totally unexpected outcome that may not have pleased either side, a Sacramento federal judge on Wednesday acquitted an anti-drone protester charged with penetrating the boundary of Beale Air Force Base.

Two inmates were reported missing this morning from Mule Creek State Prison’s minimum security facility in Ione.

A man with a previous conviction for sex offenses has been sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court to 10 years in prison for persuading a minor to engage in a commercial sex act.

Called “ReImagine Mack Road,” the April 26 day of service will tackle more than two dozen projects along the thoroughfare, benefiting local residents and businesses.

A homicide victim whose body was discovered at his Nevada City residence Monday night has been identified as Brian Spalding.

A man who passed a car on Highway 160 outside of Courtland died Tuesday night when his vehicle collided with an oncoming car, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Shots were fired at two women sitting in a car near Elk Grove’s Lewis Park early Wednesday morning, according to police.

An auto body shop owner in Ceres, south of Modesto, was arrested Tuesday after a man’s body was found stuffed into a freezer at the business.

A Sacramento County deputy district attorney who was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Dec. 19 has pleaded no contest.

A 16-year-old boy will be tried as an adult for the shooting deaths of a man and woman in an Arden Arcade apartment complex parking lot.

Sacramento County Animal Care officers are monitoring a herd of horses in Rio Linda after the needs of the animals were brought to the attention of animal control officers this month.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is looking for people who are willing to drop what they are doing at the sound of a pager and respond to fire, medical and other emergencies in their community.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced that it is partnering with Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods, to help create stronger and safer communities.

An El Dorado Hills resident and chief executive officer for a software development company was arrested today on suspicion of state income tax evasion.

A man’s death in Nevada City on Monday night is being investigated as a probable homicide, Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal said in a news release Tuesday.

Fire crews knocked down a fire inside a mobile home in south Sacramento County Tuesday morning, stopping it from spreading to another residential structure and a chicken coop.

The number of arrests and citations issued in conjunction with UC Davis’ Picnic Day festivities this year appear to be down slightly from last year, Davis police said Monday.

What happened with the case of the store clerk that was shot and killed at MC Liquor on 47th Avenue?

Here’s one rather unusual reason for stealing a car: Needing to get to your court appearance in another county. That’s what authorities say a couple did, stealing a 2001 Mitsubishi from an auto dealership in Redding.

One man is dead and another arrested in a fatal stabbing Sunday night in Isleton.

A man was arrested for cutting two people, including an employee of a market, according to Sacramento police.

Two women were arrested in Auburn on suspicion of shooting heroin in a restaurant restroom.

A 49ers team already entangled in several police blotter items added another embarrassing incident to the list Sunday when troubled linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for allegedly saying he had a bomb.

An 18-year-old Sacramento man was shot and killed early Saturday at party near Fruitridge Road and Stockton Boulevard.

Anahi Corona-Tovar, who lost her husband and teenage daughter in a car crash April 2, appealed for financial help and justice Friday at the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento.

Investigators for the California Highway Patrol and other agencies cautioned today that discovering the cause of Thursday’s horrific bus crash will be a lengthy process, possibly taking between three to six months. Bit by bit, the names and backgrounds of the 10 people killed in the crash began leaking out Friday.

Helicopter crews with the California Highway Patrol’s Valley Division were kept busy Friday, rescuing a man who had fallen from a cliff in El Dorado County in the morning and helping recover the body of a drowning victim in Nevada County in the afternoon.

A class promoting safety for older drivers as they adapt to changes that come with age will be held April 29 in Yuba City.

Part of Red Corral Road near the Amador County community of Pioneer will be temporarily closed beginning Saturday while crews work to extinguish a fire inside a mine.

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials say two days of searches by divers and helicopter crews have turned up no evidence of a body that a hiker reported seeing in Cascade Lake near South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday.

A Sacramento man has been sentenced in Yolo County Superior Court to six years and four months for insurance fraud.

Eric Pogue died Feb. 15, days after the assault on Fell Street, police said.

The trip started in Los Angeles on Thursday morning with a minor fender bender, something the students gave little thought to as they headed off to visit Humboldt State University with dreams of being among the first in their families to go to college.

There was a double homicide in September 2013 in the 2000 block of West La Loma in Rancho Cordova that involved an 11-year-old witness. I was wondering who the victims were and if there was ever an arrest?

A Truckee woman was struck and killed by a Union Pacific freight train Wednesday as she was walking or running on the tracks wearing headphones.

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner this week spoke out for the first time about a tragic high-speed chase that killed an Antelope man and his daughter, offering condolences for the victims and promising to conduct a thorough investigation into the episode.

A 63-year-old Las Vegas man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Sacramento for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with a 16-year-old girl during a trip through five states.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who died Sunday night trying to cross Interstate 80 on foot as 47-year-old William Orion Goodpasture.

A Sacramento County jury today convicted a 28-year-old man of pimping, pandering and human trafficking of two girls, ages 14 and 15.

A woman died early this morning when she was possibly struck by a train near California State University, Sacramento.

The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver license checkpoint Friday night near California State University, Sacramento.

Roman and Ruslan Glukhoy, both 19, allegedly crashed a stolen white pickup into the car driven by José Luis Tovar Barriga after leading Placer County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase.

A man and a woman are dead after a shooting late Wednesday at an apartment complex in Arden Arcade.

A Roseville animal control officer was confronted with an unusual stray Wednesday morning when a 4-foot crocodile was found wandering around a Douglas Boulevard shopping center.

I am still haunted to this day about taking the call and waking my friend’s roommate. Her younger brother was murdered during the summer of 1990. His name was Shawn Cassinelli. Did they ever catch the people that killed him?

A 9-year-old boy is being credited with ensuring his father’s rescue after a snowmobile accident in the backcountry south of South Lake Tahoe on Sunday .

A panel of three federal judges on Wednesday appointed Elwood Lui, a former associate justice of the California Court of Appeal, as the “compliance officer” empowered to begin releasing state prison inmates if California fails to meet court ordered deadlines to reduce its prisoner population.

A Rio Linda man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the April 2013 shooting death of his roommate.

Elk Grove police said Wednesday that a 12-year-old boy who was previously reported missing has been found.

A chase ensued just after a Sacramento police officer said he spied a gun underneath the leg of a man seated in a car.

Pedro Ortiz, above left, and Melissa Garibay of Stockton comfort each other near a photo of Garibay’s slain brother, Sergio Garibay, during the 25th annual Victims Rights Rally on the west steps of the State Capitol Tuesday.

One defendant was sent home to care for his ailing wife, despite prosecutors insisting he deserved prison; the other was sentenced to a three-year prison term over the objections of the same prosecutors, who said he deserved less.

Can you find the newspaper article on my father, Mark Contreraz? He was murdered in a drive-by shooting in March 1994.

Elk Grove police are asking the public’s help in locating 12-year-old boy who was reported missing Tuesday afternoon.

Suspended State Sen. Leland Yee and several of his alleged co-conspirators on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to federal corruption and illegal firearms charges.

A Sacramento man has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison for drug trafficking.

Sacramento police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of accosting a woman near an Arden Fair parking lot and attempting to steal her car.

Law enforcement officials are asking for help in finding a man who deputies believe attempted to rob a Raley’s supermarket in Auburn.

Jeffrey Caylor, 44, said he never told a Butte Superior courtroom that he is guilty of charges against him, contrary to what prosecutors and a defense attorney recalled hearing.

What happened in the murder case of Damon Hasick, who was killed behind the Press Tribune building in Roseville?

The name of a young man killed by intruders at an apartment a week ago has been released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Department.

A Sacramento federal judge Monday approved a settlement that calls for the family of a man who was shot and killed by a police officer nearly three years ago to collect $2.2 million from the city of Manteca.

Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, and the California Contractors State License Board will host a seminar aimed at helping senior citizens avoid becoming victims of fraud.

Two teenagers were issued citations in connection with a fire that caused minor damage at the sight of a former elementary school in Sacramento’s Del Paso Heights neighborhood Sunday evening.

Placer County officials may have to wait up to 90 days to gain custody of one of three people suspected in the 2013 homicide of a transient train rider.

Rocklin police urge residents to be vigilant after several reports that a possible mountain lion was seen in city neighborhoods.

Sacramento police investigators are trying to locate a possible witness to a Feb. 13 collision on Riverside Boulevard in which a woman was killed and her husband seriously injured.

A man was chased at knifepoint in Sacramento for looking at another man's female companion, according to Sacramento police.

California police officers and firefighters typically earn far more than most Californians.

Placerville police said that the cleanup of homeless camps has included the collection of guns, syringes and garbage.

A Southern California man was killed in a skiing accident around 11 a.m. Sunday at Northstar California ski resort, the Placer County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Jeffrey Caylor, accused of murdering an Iraqi immigrant in a Home Depot parking lot, has an extensive criminal record.

They came to Sacramento in search of the American dream. Andrey and Natalya Glukhoy had high hopes for their twin sons Roman and Ruslan, who excelled as high school wrestlers and dreamed of one day becoming professional mixed martial arts fighters.

Please tell me and the Slavic community, what is the status of the Vera Kuzmenko trial? Will it start April 7?

Sacramento fire officials say two of four structure fires that broke out within a seven-hour span Thursday in the East Sacramento and Mansion Flats neighborhoods were suspicious, based on evidence investigators have found at the scenes.

Sergio Alvarez’s estranged wife likened him to a firestorm that destroyed everything in his path. His family. His home. His marriage. His law enforcement career. The lives of the women he kidnapped and raped. “Sergio did not choose to stop raping women,” read Rachael Alvarez’s letter, recited by a court advocate at the former West Sacramento police officer’s sentencing Friday in Yolo Superior Court. “He was stopped.”

The suspects in the police pursuit and car crash that killed a father and his teen daughter Wednesday have a history of petty theft and breaking into cars, the same crimes that authorities say started the tragic 100-mph chase, court records show.

Marking the next step in a sweeping FBI operation that has implicated state Sen. Leland Yee, a federal grand jury indicted Yee and 28 others Friday.

A federal grand jury in Sacramento returned a 28-count indictment Friday against two El Dorado Hills women, accusing them of preparing bogus tax returns and receiving illegitimate refunds.

A break-in occurred early Friday morning at the Nordstrom department store in the Arden Fair Mall.

The Truckee Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a missing 60-year-old Truckee man who was last seen by his family on March 28.

The promoter of last summer’s hydroplane racing on Folsom Lake called “Big Wake Weekend” was arrested for defrauding the event vendors.

A Southern California attorney has been sentenced to prison for her role in helping a Gold River businessman conceal assets from his ex-wife.

The Sacramento Fire Department is investigating as suspicious three residential fires that broke out within less than two hours Thursday in east Sacramento.

Surrounded by candles, wedding photos and grieving relatives, Anahi Corona-Tovar sobbed in her Antelope apartment Thursday and described how she learned her world had been upended.

Sacramento attorney Mark Merin filed a federal civil-rights complaint against the city of Lodi, its police department and two officers for the January shooting death of Parminder Singh Shergill, an Army veteran who suffered from PTSD.

Lodi-area terror suspect Nicholas Michael Teausant was returned to California this week, more than two weeks after his arrest, and pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge that he tried to aid a foreign terror group.

Yolo County officials have scheduled four community meetings next week to discuss ways to enhance public safety in the wake of the state’s prison realignment.

Citrus Heights police announced arrests Thursday in the fatal gang-related shooting of a man and woman on Birdcage Street in May, as well as several other shootings in the Citrus Heights and North Highlands areas in the past year.

The California Supreme Court today ruled a juvenile must have the consent of the defense lawyer to plead no contest to criminal charges.

A man was killed Wednesday night when his speeding SUV left the roadway and struck a tree along Elk Grove Boulevard.

A Sacramento man made his first court appearance today in Sacramento after being indicted by a federal grand jury for credit card fraud.

Parents of a 15-month-old Rancho Cordova toddler who died last year have been arrested.

Twin 19-year-old brothers who are suspected of killing two people when they crashed while fleeing deputies on Wednesday morning will be charged with homicide.

The convergence of federal and local law enforcement at the Roseville Galleria early Thursday morning was part of a training drill to prepare for the possibility of an attack at the shopping mall, according to the FBI.

In the mid-1980s or ’90s, there was a bizarre story in The Bee about a suicide hotline worker who showed up at the home of a frequent caller to the hotline prepared to kill the caller, allegedly to put him out of his misery. I was wondering if you had any information on what became of the hotline worker.

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency reports that a team effort with the District Attorney’s Office to combat welfare fraud resulted in the referral of more than 200 cases and recovery of more than $340,000 last year.

The Sacramento Police Department is accepting sign-ups for an April 10 driver safety class for teenagers and their parents or guardians.

A Southern California attorney has been sentenced to prison for her role in helping a Gold River businessman conceal assets from his ex-wife.

Three Placerville teen-agers were arrested Tuesday and booked into the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe on suspicion of auto theft, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for two intruders who killed a man during a home invasion robbery Tuesday night.

Missing runner Robert Root, who disappeared on a Sierra trail on Sunday, has been found, according the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.

A snowboarder who went missing Monday night during a snowstorm near Castle Peak was alive and well Tuesday after walking his way out of the backcountry, according to Nevada County Sheriff’s Department officials.

The Rocklin Police and Fire departments are seeking volunteers to assist in serving the public through a variety of positions.

Fallout from the arrest last week of Sen. Leland Yee on charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic weapons continued to rattle the Capitol Tuesday, as the FBI returned to search another office and Senate Democrats canceled their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Auburn police are warning of a scam targeting local residents and businesses, who are told by a caller that they must make a payment on their utility bill or their power will be turned off.

An early morning fire first spotted by a police officer caused significant damage to a Citrus Heights home.

A half-dozen law enforcement personnel huddled under the canopy of their search and rescue vehicle during a driving rain Monday as dozens more combed the rugged low mountains of Placer County in search of a missing Modesto trail runner.

What happened to the Roaming Rapist? Has he gone to trial yet?

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee appeared in federal court Monday in San Francisco but did not enter a plea in the case that charges him with conspiring to illegally traffic weapons and taking bribes from undercover FBI agents seeking official action in the Capitol.

A Sacramento County jury has convicted a man and woman of multiple robbery charges, including a 2013 robbery at an Antelope Walmart store.

A 24-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of assaulting a Sacramento parking control officer.

Kenneth Anderson is accused in the Tuesday attack on Auburn Boulevard, but his DNA did not match evidence pulled from three other sex assaults, authorities said.

Sacramento police is investigating a shooting in north Sacramento Sunday afternoon in which at least one person was hurt.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has identified Travis Chapman, 25, of Elverta, as the driver who was killed Saturday when his car ran into a fallen tree in Citrus Heights.

In more than a decade of campaigns for the California Legislature, San Francisco mayor and secretary of state, state Sen. Leland Yee raised in excess of $5 million. Yet it was a campaign debt only a fraction of that amount that federal officials allege pulled the veteran politician into a sprawling sting operation.

A five-hour police operation Saturday in downtown Sacramento ended shortly before 10 p.m. with the Sacramento Police determining a suspected carjacker was not in a targeted apartment.

The Sacramento Police Department has arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a non-lethal shooting Friday.

Three freight-train hoppers were arrested Friday, one in New Mexico and two in Nebraska, in connection with the killing a year ago in Roseville of a Los Angeles County man who was taking a break from college to ride the rails.

A man arrested in the sexual assault of a co-worker at a Subway sandwich shop this week may be connected to other assaults near the restaurant, authorities said.

A van plowed into a McDonald’s restaurant in South Sacramento Friday morning, injuring an employee.

Authorities had seized Robert Lee Brian’s pit bull terrier from his home after discovering the animal with a fractured skull and snout, a severely damaged right eye and possible chemical burns on his face.

California lawmakers took the unprecedented step Friday of suspending three state senators who have been accused of crimes including corruption, perjury and conspiracy to traffic weapons – a move that takes away their power but maintains their pay.

The latest criminal charges may be the biggest challenge yet for Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, who despite his criminal history had managed to reshape himself into a community leader in Chinatown and courted some of San Francisco’s most prominent political leaders.

Woodland police have arrested a suspect in the March 18 stabbing death of a 33-year-old man.

The second of two men convicted of conspiring in the attempted murder of a man ambushed on a rural Yolo County Road in 2012 has been sentenced to prison.

A woman in her 20s suffered injuries that are not life-threatening this afternoon in a shooting in Sacramento’s Alkali Flat neighborhood.

Significant mystery still surrounds the former Fresno gang leader whose compelling testimony helped secure the conviction of the man accused of killing Chandra Levy.

California Highway Patrol officers shot a man who they said pointed an assault weapon at them Thursday night in Arden Arcade.

An Amador County man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly firing on deputies and his neighbors after shooting a dog.

The California Highway Patrol is seeking information on a driver who crossed over into an oncoming lane on a country road near Winters and killed a bicyclist engaged in a time trial.

Sacramento police say tensions between the gangs have been escalating in recent months, as rappers from both neighborhoods have been posting videos on YouTube designed not only to boost their profile, but disrespect or provoke their rivals.

Hassan Alawsi fled murders and kidnappings in his native Iraq, only to be shot to death March 16 in the Home Depot parking lot on Florin Road after a mundane shopping trip. His family said the artist who had taught special-needs youths in Elk Grove loved his adoptive country and planned to return to Baghdad to find a wife and start his own family in Sacramento.

If the charges are true, those who know the Democratic senator from San Francisco say it represents a shocking instance of political hypocrisy: Yee has been a staunch advocate for tighter California gun laws.

Whatever happened to the case of Troy Stratos, who allegedly stole millions from a Granite Bay woman? Last reported, he was in jail in Sacramento.

A Sacramento County jury has found a man guilty of assaulting his roommate and abusing his dogs.

Sacramento police are warning residents of a telephone scam in which the caller claims to be a law enforcement officer with a warrant for the potential victim’s arrest.

A Southern California man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that involved residential properties in Rocklin and Roseville.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in two armed robberies that occurred in Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills earlier this month.

Sacramento police searched the school after a third grader reported seeing an armed subject walk onto campus.

A fire in a ventilator duct work for a pizza oven at a Downtown Plaza restaurant on Thursday activated indoor sprinklers, temporarily closing the business around lunchtime.

An operation by UC Davis veterinarians to partially reconstruct the gunshot-damaged jaw of a Kentucky collie will be delayed.

Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a suspect in connection with the March 16 death of Hassan Alawsi.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly setting fires in restrooms at Elk Grove High School.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has identified Dupri Tang as the motorist who died when the car he was driving was struck by a train in south Sacramento County.

The San Joaquin County man arrested near the Canadian border earlier this month was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Sacramento on a charge of attempting to support a foreign terrorist organization.

State Sen. Leland Yee was arraigned on seven charges of corruption and firearms trafficking Wednesday, swept up in a broad FBI sting involving more than two dozen people across the Bay Area suspected of selling drugs, smuggling guns and arranging murder for hire.

A 28-year-old man wanted on a felony warrant was shot by law enforcement officers after he reportedly tried to hit officers with his car.

A small dog died in a Wednesday morning fire that caused major damage to a mobile home in Rancho Cordova.

A man convicted of the 2012 stabbing death of a homeless man in Rancho Cordova has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Zebaria Dolan, 28, of Alturas, appeared in Modoc County Superior Court on Tuesday on felony charges of first-degree murder and assault on a child causing death.

Authorities seek the public’s assistance in identifying a man who attacked a woman who was running on the Arcade Creek Trail on Friday.

Placerville police say that a suspect in a 1992 homicide has been arrested in the Bay area and booked into El Dorado County Jail.

Nobody was injured when a light rail train was hit by gunfire Tuesday night as it made its way downtown.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office identified the bicyclist who died after a collision with a car in south Sacramento on Monday as Tauvaga Tui.

One dog perished, but another was rescued from a duplex fire at McClellan Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Any news on the $1.2 million Caltrans fraud case, USA v. Poursartip et al?

Placer County sheriff’s deputies’ pursuit of a reportedly suicidal man ended with a crash at a recreational vehicle center in Colfax.

Citrus Heights police are warning residents of a scam targeting senior citizens in which the suspects approach people in local strip malls and try to persuade them to withdraw money from their bank accounts.

A homeless man was booked into the Placer County Jail after he was spotted riding a stolen dirt bike and led sheriff’s deputies on a chase in the Auburn area.

A man reported missing a week ago from a south Sacramento County assisted living facility has been found.

A mistrial was declared Tuesday in the case of Brandon Biagioni, who was accused of murder in the bludgeoning death of an Orangevale man in June.

The woman was beaten, tied up and sexually assaulted after she arrived to work at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Police are warning residents to be on the watch for a scam that is occurring throughout the country involving pre-loaded Green Dot MoneyPak cards.

The case could highlight the tension that sometimes exists between law enforcement and community members, even when no one is wrong, authorities say.

The name of the teen killed when struck by a train while walking to a school dance with his girlfriend in Marysville has been released by the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department.

Five people are in Sacramento County Jail, charged in the shooting death of 54-year-old Michael Sanderson on July 29, 2011.

A Sacramento-area real estate broker has been convicted of 49 felony counts of grand theft for operating a “rent-to-own” program that prosecutors described as a Ponzi scheme.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Davon Brown, 21, of Sacramento.

Westbound Mack Road is closed to traffic at Center Parkway. Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible, police said.

The name of the driver who was killed early Sunday morning when his car went off Interstate 80 and plowed into a tree was released Monday.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has released the name of a man killed Sunday when his pickup hit a tree, a street sign and a house in the Fair Oaks.

Sacramento Police arrested a suspect in a homicide Sunday night after a two-hour standoff at an apartment complex near the Garden Highway.

Two men were killed early Sunday morning when their vehicles went off the roadway at two separate locations north of Sacramento and ran into trees, with one also going into the side of a house.

A bicyclist is behind bars, after he allegedly bit a police officer’s hand during a traffic stop, authorities said.

A 21-year-old man was shot to death Saturday during an early morning house party in Sacramento, police said.

Three youths were taken into custody with the aid of police dogs after an alert tipster saw them casing a South Natomas home.

Jose Guadalupe Salazar, 21, is the latest suspect to be accused in the death of Shannon Gregg and the stabbings of two other victims.

A man convicted in the stabbing of a loss prevention officer at a midtown Sacramento Safeway store has been sentenced to 27 years in state prison.

Eight Sacramento-area residents were arrested this week in what federal authorities described as a wide-ranging drug and gun trafficking investigation.

A second member of the California National Guard has been sentenced to prison for his role in the theft and sale of machine guns.

Detectives believe the victim, Hassan Alawsi, was a random target.

The man, in his late 20s, suffered wounds to his legs but is expected to survive, according to police.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the March 11 shooting of a teenager in Foothill Farms.

Three youths were taken into custody with the aid of police dogs after an alert tipster saw them casing a Natomas home.

Sacramento police are looking for two men who held up a pharmacy in east Sacramento earlier this month.

The officers involved in the July 17 and Aug. 2 shootings were justifiable, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office.

A CHP pickup truck with lights and siren activated collided with a car Wednesday at an off-ramp between Esparto and Woodland, causing minor injuries.

A former Elk Grove resident pleaded guilty Thursday in Sacramento federal court to wire and bankruptcy fraud in connection with a multimillion-dollar rip-off of fellow Fiji islanders.

Tougher laws and more money would help California law enforcement combat international organized crime, according to a report released Thursday by state Attorney General Kamala Harris.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has identified the 19-year-old woman fatally shot in the Pocket area early Saturday as Nicole Duarte.

Deepal Wannakuwatte, Sacramento businessman and erstwhile owner of the Sacramento Capitals professional tennis team, has pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges.

Woodland police are looking for two men in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred Tuesday night.

Woodland police are asking the public’s help in identifying a witness to a strong-arm robbery that occurred last year outside a local convenience store.

A Nevada man is in El Dorado County jail, accused of attempted murder after he allegedly held a gun to a teenager’s head and threatened to kill him.

The name of the young man shot and killed in Arden Arcade on Sunday has been released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office.

A Yolo County Jail inmate has died after being found hanging from a light fixture in his cell.

A man wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing earlier this month at a south Sacramento County apartment complex has been arrested in San Diego County.

The 19-year-old woman died Monday night, becoming the fourth homicide victim among 18 people shot in 11 incidents between Friday and Sunday nights.

At least five years ago or more, a wife of a well-known attorney was killed by a male teenager. She was alone on their property near Danville. The house was under construction. What was the outcome of the trial, or was there a plea bargain?

Woodland police are investigating the stabbing death of a person Tuesday night.

UC Davis police announced the arrest of a man suspected of using a stolen residence hall access card to enter a dormitory, then enter a room occupied by three women early Monday.

The man, who has not been identified, is likely to face charges of car theft or possession of stolen property, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Jurors needed just a little more than two days to come back with verdicts Tuesday that convicted two men of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 7-month-old baby and his father seven years ago.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted a reputed white supremacist of first-degree murder today in the shooting death of an African American motorist two years ago on a Foothill Farms street.

Was anybody ever arrested for the killing of Marcus Robinson? I believe his body was found on Bruceville Road.

An Elverta home sustained significant damage in a Tuesday morning fire.

El Dorado County Animal Services officials are looking for a dog that bit a South Lake Tahoe man Sunday.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department seeks the public’s help in finding a 70-year-old man reported missing from his board and care facility in south Sacramento County.

Freeway crash barrels did the trick on Highway 99 when a motorist said her car would not slow even when she stepped on the brake.

The FBI secretly kept tabs on Nicholas Michael Teausant for six months, having a confidential informant meet with him repeatedly in Stockton at breakfast joints, a park and a flea market as the 20-year-old student allegedly spun his vision of jihad against the United States.

Law enforcement officers say they’ve seen no connections between any of the 11 shootings.

Before he died, James Marlow told the 911 operator, “I was attacked by a guy” and “I think he smashed me upside the head” with a baseball bat.

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