A woman died after being struck by a car while crossing an Orangevale street.

The attack failed to draw blood.

Burglars often ring the doorbell first to see if anyone’s inside.

Controversy erupted in Davis this summer over its police department’s recent acquisition of a surplus armored vehicle from the Pentagon. But did you know Citrus Heights and South Lake Tahoe also received high-powered mine-resistant vehicles?

Its been almost 10 years now that Manuel Alexander was murdered Oct. 3, 2004. Has anyone been charged or is there any progress in the case?

A man sought by police in connection with a fatal July bank robbery in Stockton met with investigators Tuesday and was then released.

The man accused of battery and other charges on a former CalPERS board member who later died made a brief court appearance Tuesday and had a preliminary hearing set on his pending case.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s detectives have made an arrest of a man suspected of killing a man in his vehicle.

A car plowed into an Elk Grove preschool Tuesday morning.

Sacramento police announced the arrest of a third suspect in the May shooting at a Natomas park in which a man was killed and six other people, including a 7-year-old girl, were injured.

Folsom police say information provided by a citizen led to the recovery of church audio and visual equipment reported stolen last week, along with other stolen property, guns and drugs.

The King fire is burning near the south fork of the American River.

Fourteen law enforcement officers, including three from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department who were involved in a deadly shootout with cop killer Christopher Dorner last year, were honored by Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris on Monday.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified a man found dead on a Valley Hi sidewalk Sunday night as Joseph Lee Stanley, 20, of Sacramento.

A Contra Costa County man accused of defrauding homeowners in California and elsewhere has been convicted in federal court in Sacramento for his role in a multimillion-dollar foreclosure rescue scheme.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in the Volcanoville area in which one man was wounded.

Was anybody ever arrested for the killing of Glenda Lambson around 1992?

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and a 21-year-old man is sought in connection with the July robbery of a Bank of the West branch in Stockton that left three people dead, including a mother of two who was used as a human shield by the suspects.

A workshop to help people avoid falling victim to fraud and scams will be held Thursday in Citrus Heights.

A meet-up arranged on Facebook ended in a holdup when robbers made off with one man’s Nike Jordan athletic shoes.

Firefighters were working to stop the King fire near Pollock Pines and also protect homes as the wildland blaze grew nearly 1,000 acres overnight in El Dorado County.

A Christian Brothers High School volleyball coach in Sacramento, missing since Wednesday, has been found in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Sacramento police reported Sunday night.

Police on Sunday said they have no new leads on the whereabouts of a Florian Tria, a volleyball coach at Christian Brothers High School who was dropped off by a driver near her Curtis Park home Wednesday evening and has not been seen since.

Lodi police are investigating the shooting death Saturday night of a 20-year-old man who was reportedly gunned down by an assailant in a passing car.

Three Ponzi schemers who robbed and pillaged the savings and lives of dozens of Sacramento-area families were sent away Friday for long stretches in prison.

A macabre murder trial opens this week on the second floor of the white marble courthouse in Placerville. On its face, it involves a pair of scissors, a wrenching struggle and a mother of three young children getting stabbed to death.

Friends and family are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 51-year-old Sacramento woman.

Former UC Davis chemist David Snyder pleaded no contest Friday to 17 explosives and weapons charges connected to the January 2013 blast that tore through his Davis apartment.

A Sacramento jury awarded $3.2million Friday to a woman who got run over two years ago by a drunken driver, and now it’s the defendant who lost the civil case who is poised to sue – her own insurance company.

In two interviews spanning six hours in August, Daniel Marsh offered a state clinical psychologist a disturbing view into his deeply troubled mind.

Placer County sheriff’s detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the Friday morning robbery of a Granite Bay bank.

The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver license checkpoint Saturday night near Arden Fair mall.

Folsom police have announced a reward for information in the theft of audio and visual equipment from a storage container on the Folsom Middle School campus.

Sacramento County sheriff’s officials have announced the arrest of a fifth and final suspect in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Tyrell Hall in July at a hookah lounge on Fulton Avenue.

A family of four was displaced by a fire that destroyed an Elk Grove home early Friday morning.

A judge today sentenced Bryan David Denton to life in prison with no chance of parole for the May 19, 2012, robbery murder of Stephen Sieck.

A male pedestrian was seriously injured Friday when he was hit by a car at 10th and U streets in Sacramento.

Democratic state Sen. Rod Wright is heading to jail, where he faces up to three months after being convicted of perjury and voting fraud, a Los Angeles judge ruled Friday. Judge Kathleen Kennedy upheld a jury’s verdicts from January that found Wright guilty of eight felonies for lying about where he lived when he ran for office in 2008.

SANTA CLARA -- Investigators are still examining what happened at Ray McDonald’s home on Aug. 31 and have not handed the case to the district attorney’s office for review. That means it’s likely that McDonald’s court hearing on Monday will be delayed by two weeks.

The suspect, Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh of Palo Cedro, denied killing or cooking the victim’s missing Pomeranian. But he admitted placing dog paws on the victim’s doorstep, police said.

Support for the death penalty in California is at its lowest point in nearly 50 years, although more than half of the state’s registered voters still favor it, a new Field Poll has found.

A man who was shot and killed Tuesday night in his vehicle near the Arden Fair mall was a key witness in the recent “barbershop” murder trial in Sacramento.

On New Year’s Eve 2012, two people were shot and killed in an altercation in a bar in Old Sacramento. Two men and a woman were arrested. When is this case going to trial?

A Reno couple accused of passing a counterfeit $20 bill in Calaveras County have pleaded guilty in federal court in Sacramento to possessing counterfeit U.S. currency.

The Sacramento Air Quality Management District has declared Friday a Spare the Air day, citing anticipated ozone levels in the Sacramento region that are unhealthy for sensitive groups.

A man pleaded guilty to first-degree murder today in the rape and murder of a 17-year-old girl four years ago in Van Maren Park in Citrus Heights.

Folsom police report that two people with medical problems who were reported missing Thursday morning from a retirement home near Wales Drive and Natoma Street have been found.

What is the current status of retired Sacramento County deputy sheriff Donald Black, who was arraigned last November in Nevada County on charges of child molestation and possession of a variety of illegal drugs?

Butte County sheriff’s officials have identified the man whose body was found in a burned vehicle near Mountain House last week as 25-year-old Marc Anthony Cyril Thompson, a resident of the Chico-Oroville area.

A man from the island nation of Cape Verde, off the western coast of Africa, has pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a telemarketing scam that targeted senior citizens in Woodland and other California communities.

A man fatally shot Tuesday night in a vehicle on Alta Arden Expressway has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as Marquelle Jones, 24, of Sacramento.

Jean Hobler and Lee Bickley of Sacramento were among federal prosecutors from 44 of the nation’s judicial districts who were recognized Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice for outstanding achievement.

A man found dead in a damaged vehicle late Tuesday morning in south Sacramento has been identified by the Sacramento County coroner. The coroner’s website lists him Amando Gonzales, 44, of Sacramento.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department reports that a shooting victim has been found dead in a vehicle in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant.

What’s happening in the case against Michael Keatts and Lilliana Marquez? They are a couple who were arrested in December 2013 on suspicion of short-sale fraud.

Amador County sheriff’s officials report that a convicted felon is behind bars accused operating a large indoor and outdoor marijuana cultivation site on property south of Ione.

Sacramento County supervisors decided Tuesday to use $33 million in unexpected revenue to hire animal control officers and prosecutors and pay off debt, among other things.

Daniel Marsh told an emergency nurse in the months before the April 2013 stabbing deaths of an elderly Davis couple that he had tried to end his life on three separate occasions. The Davis teen's growing anger and ever-increasing thoughts of suicide, homicide and torture alarmed a school counselor enough to alert officials of a possible threat to fellow students and call police.

Citrus Heights police seek witnesses to a motorized scooter crash early Monday at Sunrise Boulevard and Antelope Road, injuring the scooter driver and a passenger.

A knife was no match for a flare gun in Redding.

The Sacramento Sheriff Department is investigating whether a body found in south Sacramento late Tuesday morning is related to an earlier nearby report of shots fired.

The man shot to death Friday night in Arden Arcade has been identified.

Elpidio DeJesus Tellez on Monday took the witness stand in his murder trial in Sacramento Superior Court and settled into his final story. He admitted to gunning down Jesse James Nunez on a Wednesday night in midtown Sacramento but insisted it was a matter of self-defense.

While the state Senate has yet to make public the results of an investigation of nepotism complaints, three Senate employees recently testified in Sacramento Superior Court that the son of the Senate’s personnel director routinely received special treatment during the years he worked there.

Judge Laurel White agreed Monday to delay proceedings against Twin Rivers Unified School District trustee Cortez Quinn “one more time” until Sept. 24.

State Sen. Ben Hueso was charged with one count of driving under the influence and another for driving with a blood-alcohol level of at least 0.08 percent, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said Monday.

All lanes have re-opened after motorists had been asked earlier Monday to avoid the intersection of Antelope Road and Sunrise Boulevard in Citrus Heights due to a motorcycle crash.

One person in a party of deer hunters from Dixon died when their Toyota Land Cruiser overturned on a steep bank in Solano County.

Butte County sheriff’s officials are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Saturday afternoon on train tracks in Gridley.

Citing a spike in fatalities among motorcycle riders, Stockton police launched an enforcement effort Sunday aimed at lowering injuries and deaths, and said officers also will be on the lookout for automobile drivers endangering motorcylists.

A 70-year-old retired firefighter was found dead Saturday of an apparent gunshot wound in a Lodi park, police said.

Lodi police on Saturday discovered the body of a 70-year-old man who had suffered a gunshot wound at Roget Park, the Lodi Sentinel reported.

A man was shot to death at an Arden-Arcade area apartment Friday night, authorities said.

A Sacramento couple who died Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide have been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as Ralph Walker, 62, and Len “Lenortine” Walker, 58.

A former Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy convicted of firearms-related charges has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Two students were arrested in Calaveras County after a gun was found on a bus.

A man was killed Thursday when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle while passing a big rig.

Another female jogger has been sexually attacked while running in Fairfield, according to police.

Sacramento Fire Department crews have put out a grass fire.

A cyclist is charged with felony assault after a confrontation with another rider on the American River parkway recreation trail in July.

Two more suspicious fires in East Sacramento were extinguished early Thursday morning.

The parents of a suicidal, mentally ill inmate who died at Mule Creek State Prison after being pepper-sprayed a year ago filed suit Thursday against dozens of defendants, including the guard who sprayed him and others they charge with trying to cover up the circumstances of his death.

You wrote an article on Victor Alvarado. Was he sentenced?

A 14-year-old Marysville boy suffered major injuries Thursday afternoon when the bicycle he was riding collided with the back of a pickup truck in Olivehurst.

A 24-year-old man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Jose Navarro following a fight at a North Sacramento apartment.

Park rangers at the Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County plan to continue searching Friday for a Sacramento-area man who was reported missing after he tried to swim across Drakes Estero on Labor Day.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office reports that it is investigating a suspicious death after a body was found in a burned vehicle near Mountain House on Wednesday night.

Attorney Hal Erwin Wright settled Steve Isaacson’s personal injury lawsuit for pennies on the dollar without his knowledge, then forged his client’s and wife’s signatures on release forms and settlement checks to pocket the cash. He charged Isaacson hundreds of dollars for lawsuits he never filed.

One man is dead and another person has been taken into custody after a shooting late Wednesday night.

Joining a nationwide call by union organizers seeking a $15-a-hour minimum wage, fast-food workers and their supporters in Sacramento took to the streets Thursday, staging a peaceful protest on Broadway that led to the arrests of 10.

Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives continued their search Wednesday for a man who kidnapped a Carmichael girl from her home in the middle of the night over the weekend.

Two people were found dead Wednesday of an apparent murder-suicide in southeastern Sacramento, according to police.

I would like to know what happened to a woman who was allegedly intoxicated and driving the wrong way on Highway 50 about three years ago. She collided head on with a car being driven by Bruce Bone, who was killed instantly. Was this woman ever charged with a crime? If so, what was the disposition of her case?

Prostitution enforcement operations carried out by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department resulted in 48 arrests in August.

Sacramento police are asking the public’s help in finding a rare camera that was among items stolen in a residential burglary in the Pocket area.

A former Southern California man, described as the ringleader of one of the largest foreclosure rescue scams in the nation, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Sacramento to 35 years in prison.

Daniel William Marsh described the April night that ended in the violent deaths of an elderly Davis couple to detectives in a voice at times clear, at other times a mumble, but all horrific.

A bicyclist suffered major injury when struck by a car Wednesday morning in West Sacramento.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department says there is no evidence of foul play in the death of a woman whose body was found near Highway 50 and Missouri Flat Road on Aug. 17.

An early morning crash into a light standard resulted into traffic congestion on Interstate 80.

Andres Martinez was killed in his apartment in Antelope about 15 to 20 years ago by, I believe, two men that were hiding in his apartment. Have they ever found the person/persons responsible?

A man from Washington state has pleaded guilty in federal court in Sacramento to his role in a telemarketing scheme that officials say defrauded senior citizens out of thousands of dollars.

Sacramento County sheriff’s officials say a teenager with Down syndrome who was reported missing Tuesday morning in the Arden Arcade area has been found and is safe.

Sacramento County sheriff’s detectives are looking for a suspect who reportedly kidnapped a girl from a Carmichael residence Sunday morning and later released her.

Roseville police converged on the Cresthaven neighborhood in Roseville on Tuesday morning in search of two burglars.

The California Highway Patrol is asking for help in finding the driver of a pickup truck that may have hit a pedestrian killed while crossing Madison Avenue.

Driving under the influence arrests were down in the Sacramento area during a long summer enforcement period that ended with Labor Day.

An 18-year-old Sacramento woman died today after she was struck by a vehicle while trying to run across Madison Avenue in heavy traffic, the California Highway Patrol reported.

At least two people were injured tonight when a car was driven into a house in the 8900 block of Bridalsmith Drive, causing a fire in the south Sacramento residence, a fire spokeswoman said.

Increased DUI patrol efforts from police departments across the county have led to 317 total arrests during the past two weeks - a period identified by officials as featuring elevated incidents of drunk driving.

The 20th anniversary re-issue of “The Bone Garden,” a book by former Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney William P. Wood, details what may be the most macabre murders in Sacramento’s history.

What happened to the missing college student, Cody Matthews?

Sutter County sheriff’s officials say a man shot and killed by deputies Wednesday when he threatened them with a handgun told the deputies that he was determined to end his life.

A man convicted of the shooting death of a Sacramento motorist who refused to give him money has been sentenced to 52 years in state prison.

A judge sentenced two men who robbed a Cal Expo food vendor of more than $200,000 during the California State Fair four years ago to prison terms Friday, though one walked free after the sentencing because he’d served his time in jail awaiting trial.

Four months after a federal judge in Sacramento declared that conditions for mentally ill inmates in the state’s prisons were “horrific,” California corrections officials unveiled sweeping new policies that will house them in specially designed units, provide greater time out of their cells and offer vastly increased treatment for the ill prisoners.

Somebody this month has stabbed two men in the neck on Southside Park neighborhood streets in Sacramento.

Two arson fires set close to each other are being investigated in Elk Grove.

A Corvette crashed and caught fire after hitting a deer in rural Sutter County on Thursday. The driver, a man from Meridian in Sutter County, died.

Sacramento County homicide detectives have arrested another man allegedly at the scene of a fatal July shooting on Fulton Avenue.

What happened to the DUI driver who killed William “Billy” Holston III in Rancho Cordova while he was riding his bike?

Six Sacramento-area residents were indicted Thursday in a case involving drug-trafficking in Sacramento, Yolo and El Dorado counties.

A Sacramento attorney whose web site extols his expertise in “championing the elderly and ensuring they are not taken advantage of” was arraigned Thursday on felony charges of financial elder abuse, grand theft and securities fraud.

A 54-year-old man armed with a pistol was shot and killed by Sutter County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon when he reportedly charged deputies responding to a call at a Live Oak residence.

As Sabrina Rodriguez walked out of Sacramento Superior Court on Thursday morning, a well-wisher sitting on a courtroom bench reached out to shake her hand and wish her luck.

Roseville police seek to identify a suspect in several vehicle burglaries that were reported Thursday morning.

A Roseville woman has died from injuries suffered when her vehicle rolled over her.

The Bait Bike Program has busted bike bandits and led to a break in bike thefts in midtown.

The Davis City Council voted Tuesday night to direct staff members to return within 60 days with options for the military surplus armored rescue vehicle the Police Department recently added to its fleet and to review guidelines for acquisition of such items.

Citrus Heights police are looking for a man who crashed a U-haul truck.

What ever happened in the case where a couple of youths tracked down and shot a couple, while walking on Land Park Drive, approximately 16 years ago?

A massage transaction that “went bad” provided the backdrop to the shooting death of a man in a midtown apartment last year, according to testimony in a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Sacramento Superior Court.

Two men who reportedly put a gun to a woman’s head as she held her infant during a May 2013 kidnapping and robbery have been convicted by a Sacramento County jury.

A 46-year-old man has been convicted by a Sacramento County jury of 17 crimes related to child pornography and a number of sexual assaults.

A wrong-way driver accused of causing a fatal crash on Interstate 5 near Arena Boulevard in Sacramento has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder.

A man was injured when he reportedly walked into the side of a light-rail train in downtown Sacramento late Wednesday afternoon.

Skeletal remains found near Donner Lake by hikers last month have been identified as Duane Colin, 60, of Truckee, who was reported missing in March.

Sacramento City Fire Department crews were able to safely drain the remaining fuel from a bus in a recycling yard near downtown where a propane tank exploded Wednesday morning.

After hours of discussion, the Davis City Council on Tuesday night voted to ask staff to return within 60 days with options for the military surplus armored rescue vehicle the police department recently added to their fleet.

Three of the 40 members of the California State Senate have been arrested this year, more than double the statewide arrest rate and higher than the rate in any of California's 25 largest cities.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal restricted use of the Napa County Hall of Justice and Jail Annex after a safety inspection Tuesday morning found that the exterior and interior walls of the building had sustained minor damage in Sunday’s earthquake, county officials reported.

After hours of discussion, the Davis City Council on Tuesday night voted to ask staff to return within 60 days with options for the military surplus armored rescue vehicle the police department recently added to their fleet.

The lawyer for Lynnsey Evakarla Braun argued at a preliminary hearing Tuesday that her client fired out of self-defense in the Jan. 23 killing of a man on a light-rail train in downtown Sacramento.

A federal judge on Tuesday threw out the death penalty of a transient who fatally stabbed a man 33 years ago on a bank of the American River in Sacramento, then fled in the victim’s car.

In his first public comments on his case, Nicholas Teausant said he is not dangerous but the victim, in part, of his own words and boasts to an informant and an undercover FBI agent.

Yolo County prosecutors preparing for a Davis teenager’s murder trial hurled misconduct accusations Friday against a public defender before a judge admonished lawyers on both sides to avoid personal attacks.

Roseville fire crews and hazardous materials specialists are assessing risks following a fire in a machine at a recycling facility Tuesday morning.

A man shot and wounded by a California Highway Patrol officer during a Yolo County traffic stop last week faces arrest on suspicion of possessing a weapon and driving under the influence, a CHP official said Monday.

Sacramento police have arrested a man after they said allegedly broke into a business and drove around on a forklift.

Smoke from an electrical outlet led to the temporary evacuation of a state building on Broadway early this morning.

Mike Wise’s life changed a little bit last week, when a Sacramento Superior Court jury found his client innocent of all charges in a high-profile murder case.

Second-degree murderer Christopher Dunaway, who stabbed a man 23 times when he killed him 20 years ago in southeast Sacramento, has cleared his first hurdle to get out of prison.

Can you give us an update on the status of Reena Ashlie Sanchez? She was the drunk driver who killed a man on El Camino Avenue in North Sacramento last year.

The Colusa County Coroner’s Office has released the names of the four people who died Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 20 near Colusa.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office said that man who died in the American River over the weekend was from the Bay area.

A former officer with the Placerville office of the California Highway Patrol suffered major head injury in a motorcycle crash on Saturday.

Jury selection is set to begin today in the murder trial of teenager Daniel William Marsh, who stands accused of fatally stabbing an elderly Davis couple more than a year ago in a crime that shocked the Davis community.

Police officers across the country are reporting an increase in encounters with mentally ill people who are deemed a threat to themselves or others. Following a rash of fatal police shootings of people having psychiatric episodes, California law enforcement agencies are training officers in techniques to help quell volatile situations without bloodshed.

Sacramento firefighters pulled a man out of the American River in the Gilligan’s Island area Saturday evening and took him to a local hospital.

Two people were injured during a shootout in a Fairfield neighborhood on Friday.

Sacramento County police agencies are beefing up their DUI enforcement in anticipation of the Labor Day holiday.

In an unprecedented trial, four persons charged with mortgage fraud were acquitted Friday by a jury in Sacramento federal court after defense attorneys argued the real culprits are the so-called “victim lenders.”

The program sparked controversy in Davis this week when it was revealed that city police recently obtained a mine-resistant armored vehicle, something that local political leaders sharply questioned.

A photo of lawmakers partying on a Capitol balcony Thursday night took on added significance Friday as news broke that one of them was arrested hours later on suspicion of drunken driving.

What sentence did Devonte Fields get for shooting a gun at a Sacramento police officer?

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office was served with a federal subpoena earlier this month, a department spokeswoman confirmed Friday.

Police have filed possession of marijuana charges against a woman from Elk Grove and two Pittsburgh Steelers running backs following a traffic stop.

The Sacramento County jail’s website registers a Benjamin Hueso being booked with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher at 3:27 a.m. The arrest was made at 2:39 a.m. at 15th and X streets, according to the sheriff’s office.

Police found evidence of methamphetamine sales and stolen identity information belonging to roughly 100 victims

Smoke apparently coming from a large alfalfa fire outside of Dixon could be smelled Thursday morning in Sacramento.

After more than two years of legal battles, The Sacramento Bee has prevailed in a court fight to force the release of the names of police officers involved in the November 2011 pepper spray incident on the University of California, Davis, campus.

In addition to the names of officers involved in the November 2011 pepper spray incident at UC Davis, The Sacramento Bee has obtained confidential interviews of the officers conducted as part of the internal affairs report that led to the dismissal of Lt. John Pike, the officer seen on video spraying the students.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District is investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman’s death in sheriff’s custody last week after she was medically cleared by Metro Fire personnel.

A 14-year-old Rocklin High School student was arrested Wednesday for reportedly bringing a gun onto campus.

Larry Dean Jones Jr., the defendant in the barbershop murder trial who was found innocent of all charges, has bailed out of the downtown jail.

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Placer County deputies say the arrests of three people could solve a series of baby formula thefts at grocery stores from the Bay area to Reno.

A telephone scam has surfaced in Sacramento County in which the caller threatens jail unless payment is made to clear a warrant.

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office on Thursday released the names of the couple found dead earlier this week in a Placerville area home.

Davis police have acquired a hulking tank-like vehicle from the military, the same type of surplus equipment that has drawn criticism from civil libertarians and others for possibly increasing tensions between officers and citizens.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury returned verdicts in the case of four men who shot it out with each other in the parking lot of a south Sacramento barbershop and killed a young mother as she protected her son from a storm of bullets.

Local law enforcement became the highlight of a community forum Wednesday night in Sacramento that tried to make sense of the shooting of a teenager and the subsequent clashes that have taken place in Missouri.

Attorneys agreed Wednesday to delay proceedings for Twin Rivers Unified trustee Cortez Quinn, who faces felony charges for allegedly falsifying his paternity test and accepting illegal gifts from a school district employee.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the woman who earlier this month died after becoming unresponsive in the back of a sheriff’s department patrol car.

Fairfield police released an image of a man they believe either made suggestive remarks or sexually assaulted two female joggers and a pedestrian earlier this month.

Remains determined to be those of a “prehistoric Native American,” according to the Yolo County Coroner.

A bat found by children in a Davis park has tested positive for rabies.

Jeffrey Towe lived with delusions and profound mental illness, family members say. On Monday, he became the ninth person in the Sacramento region to die of police gunfire this year.

The shooting left one man dead and six others, including a 7-year-old girl, injured

Nicholas Michael Teausant, an Acampo man arrested in March as he tried to cross into Canada aboard an Amtrak bus, made a brief appearance Tuesday in federal court in Sacramento, where prosecutors said the case involved classified information. Teausant was ordered to return to court in October after undergoing more mental testing.

A North Highlands woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts of bank fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft and two counts of possession of stolen mail, according to a statement released by United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.

An an at-risk adult last seen Monday morning in Arden Arcade has been found in an area hospital.

Murder proceedings have been suspended in the fatal beating case against a Citrus Heights man who has been found psychologically incompetent to stand trial in connection.

Demonstrators took to the street in a Woodland neighborhood Monday night after police there shot and killed a man. Police say the man, 53-year-old Jeffrey Towe, charged them with a knife when he was fatally wounded. The Bee’s Andrew Seng took video of the protest.

A man was shot to death at a Woodland apartment complex after allegedly running at an officer with a knife.

A motorist who allegedly reached for a gun was shot by a California Highway Patrol officer.

Searchers on Monday recovered the body of a Folsom man missing since Saturday in the south fork of the American River.

A San Jose man has been identified as the person killed in a plane crash over the weekend in El Dorado County.

The name of the young man shot and killed over the weekend in a Del Paso Heights neighborhood has been released by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office.

A 40-year-old Elk Grove man was struck by a vehicle and killed along Interstate 80 late Saturday night in Davis. California Highway Patrol officials identified the deceased as Larry Vidaurry.

El Dorado County Sheriff's officers are investigating a dead body found Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Highway 50 and Missouri Flat Road.

A 23-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed early Sunday morning at a residence on Lily Street in Sacramento, police said.

Twice a week, Roy Osborne puts on a light blue uniform and climbs into a large SUV to begin his patrol, looking for wrecked or abandoned vehicles.

Local activists are planning a demonstration today at Sacramento County Main Jail in response to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has released the names of the two motorcyclists killed Friday night in a collision with a vehicle.

Kurt Henke, chief of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, informed the district’s board of directors Thursday that he plans to retire in October after 33 years with the fire service.

Has anyone been arrested in the murder of Shalvin Singh, who was shot last year?

A man accused of orchestrating the sexual assault of a child to obtain pornographic photos while he was in prison has been convicted by a Sacramento County jury.

A 30-year-old man was arrested by Sacramento police Friday morning at an apartment in 2100 block of 10th Street after he allegedly fired a handgun.

All lanes of northbound I-5 near Arena Boulevard in Sacramento have been reopened after a closure due an overturned big rig.

A Homeland Security employee arrested last week in a sting involving a sordid Craigslist ad has been indicted in federal court in Sacramento.

Yolo County sheriff’s and coroner’s officials responded to a narrow beach along the Sacramento River after an individual walking in the area Friday morning discovered bones and teeth protruding from the mud.

Comic Katt Williams, in his new HBO stand-up special, alludes to his myriad legal troubles in 2012, including those stemming from two incidents in the Sacramento region.

A teen hopped a bus after he allegedly drew a gun during a confrontation with a Walmart security officer in South Sacramento, according to the sheriff’s department.

A man who was convicted a decade ago for the traffic death of a Folsom prison correctional officer was involved in another crash overnight that injured a driver.

Sacramento police took a man into custody who they say discharged a weapon outside a home at Tenth and U streets in the Southside Park neighborhood.

Barely half of all murders in California are solved and cleared by police.

Mild weather is predicted through the weekend in Sacramento, the Delta and the mountains.

Minor injuries were reported Thursday morning when a school bus collided head-on with a suspected drunken driver in El Dorado County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A Citrus Heights man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for credit card fraud and manufacturing marijuana.

A 35-year-old woman taken into custody after showing signs of intoxication died Thursday afternoon while being taken in a Sacramento County sheriff’s patrol vehicle.

In the latest twist in an increasingly bizarre case, admitted Ponzi scheme operator Deepal Wannakuwatte on Thursday swallowed a verbal beating from a federal judge, who accused him of lying in court and blamed him for delaying the case.

The prosecutor on Thursday belittled the self-defense arguments made for the four men accused of murder in the shooting death of a woman outside a south Sacramento barbershop four years ago. Afterward, the jury was sent to begin deliberations in the 2010 killing of Monique Roxanne Nelson.

Twenty abandoned watercraft are targeted for removal from Sacramento County waterways under a grant the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received from the state Division of Boating and Waterways.

A bicyclist has been struck by a light rail train in South Sacramento.

A Carmichael pastor caught in a prostitution sting has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor soliciting for prostitution, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.

Material believed to be potentially explosive at a Citrus Heights home was detonated overnight for safety.

Folsom police say a man who fatally stabbed his infant cousin and seriously injured his aunt last week arrived at the victims’ apartment armed with two knives.

The man who fired the bullet that killed Monique Nelson during the south Sacramento barbershop shootout was defending himself from gunmen who were shooting at him and should be acquitted of murder charges, his lawyer said in his closing argument Wednesday.

A man dubbed the “evil clown-masked robber” by law enforcement authorities was convicted Wednesday by a Sacramento County jury.

A grand jury report critical of Sheriff Ed Prieto left Yolo County supervisors with more questions than answers. Now they want a new panel to re-examine claims that he ran his department under a cloak of harassment and intimidation.

An inmate of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department’s Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility in Elk Grove is reported back in custody following an early morning escape.

A teenager outside the Galleria Mall loaned his cell phone to a driver who promptly drove away with it - but Roseville police were able to get it back in short order.

The Elk Grove Police Department is extending an offer to citizens who want to learn the ins-and-outs of policing.

A prosecutor said Tuesday that the four defendants in the barbershop murder trial launched “urban warfare” the day a mother was killed by a stray bullet while protecting her 2-year-old son.

Was anyone convicted in the June 1985 stabbing death of a teenager from gang violence in a housing project?

A Redding woman and three young children were rescued from a burning vehicle Tuesday morning following a collision on Highway 70 north of Marysville.

A Truckee man who had been missing since July 25 has been found dead.

A 22-year-old man who served as a leader at a youth camp in Tuolumne County is in El Dorado County Jail, accused of sending sexual text messages to a teenage boy.

The Sacramento Police Department is calling attention to some behind-the-scene crime fighters during National Forensic Science week.

The San Juan Unified School District’s insurance pool will cover losses tied to last week’s burglary of the metal shop at El Camino Fundamental High Schoool, district officials reported late Monday.

A motorist impatient with a vehicle ahead not moving along fast enough, rear-ended the car and then fired a shot during a dust-up in Oak Park Monday afternoon.

Auburn police say a suspected burglar foiled his own getaway when he crashed a stolen motorcycle vehicle while fleeing a home break-in.

The owner of four dogs that succumbed to heat after he allegedly left the animals in a hot car at a Fair Oaks Boulevard apartment complex has been cited for endangering their health.

More than three weeks after a violent bank robbery and chase left one victim dead and shook the Stockton region, police confirmed Monday that hostage Misty Holt-Singh was killed by police gunfire that struck her repeatedly while she was being used as a human shield.

How much time did Jeffery Gray get for killing his girlfriend Agnes Elias Ortiz at a cemetery on Stockton Boulevard?

A man in his 30s was shot Monday afternoon in a Land Park area apartment and taken to the UC Davis Medical Center in serious condition, Sacramento police officials said.

An Orangevale man has been sentenced to prison in federal court in a child pornography case.

Roseville police are investigating eight recent break-ins that have struck a variety of businesses in the same general area.

The defense rested today in the trial of four men accused of murder in the Dec. 14, 2010, death of an innocent woman who was killed by a stray bullet during a mid-day shootout in front of a south area barbershop.

A Sacramento man surrendered to authorities this morning after an hourslong negotiation at his south Sacramento apartment, according to police.

After a finding that a prosecutor dismissed a potential juror because she was African American, a federal judge in Sacramento has ordered the release of a man convicted of murder in 1998 unless the district attorney moves to retry him by Aug. 25

Several Sacramento-area residents, described by federal authorities as members and associates of an outlaw motorcycle gang, have been indicted on drug-trafficking charges.

Police fatally shot a man brandishing a knife outside a Folsom apartment building Thursday afternoon after a woman and her infant son were stabbed, authorities said.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted a career-criminal methamphetamine addict Friday in the robbery killing of a Vietnam War veteran two years ago at the Selby Ranch apartment complex.

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