Sacramento Police said suspect Michael Lee Williams is believed to still be in the south Sacramento area

Whatever happened to the Tower Bridge operator whose negligence resulted in a car driving off the bridge and killing, I believe, three people?

The Cal Expo Police Department has stepped up its surveillance of the venue’s parking lots following reports of several catalytic converter thefts during this year’s California State Fair.

A federal jury has convicted a Sacramento man of possessing cocaine for sale.

A San Jose man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in a copyright infringement conspiracy that involved selling counterfeit music and video CDs and DVDs at flea markets in Glenn and Yuba counties.

A Northern California man is accused of stealing a gold nugget valued at $1,900 from an Alaska mine where he was working, according to a story posted online Wednesday by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

This week’s Most Wanted List has been released by Sacramento’s Crime Alert Reward Program. The new names on the list (see the entire list and details in a photo gallery here) are:

A toddler was badly injured in Yuba County.

Whatever happened to the man who killed Sacramento school teacher Greg Beach at his vacation home in Volcano in the early 1990s?

A 21-year-old man is in jail, accused of burglary and using forged credit cards, following an investigation by the Cal Expo Police Department.

Woodland police announced the arrest of a suspect in a series of robberies that have occurred in the city since July 7.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and robbery in a weekend shooting in Fair Oaks.

Sacramento and West Sacramento firefighters joined the U.S. Coast Guard for today’s training exercise.

Placer County sheriff’s detectives are looking for a man who attacked a woman at her north Auburn home early Tuesday.

A Davis teen has died of injuries suffered in a fall from the back of a car. Christopher Argumedo, 18, was injured July 11. A police spokesman said charges against the car’s driver are unlikely.

A body was recovered on Monday in bushes near the Sacramento River.

A man was found dead near Garden Highway and Interstate 5 Monday night.

One person died Monday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash west of Woodland.

Citrus Heights police report that six people were arrested Sunday during an operation to locate and arrest individuals with active warrants for offenses related to driving under the influence.

Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man Sunday night in Fair Oaks.

The body of a man in his 40s or 50s was recovered along the Sacramento River Monday morning.

An outbuilding in South Sacramento suffered considerable damage during a grass fire Saturday afternoon.

Driver whose car hit tree pronounced dead at scene.

A fight left two men unconscious and in critical condition early Sunday, Redding police said.

A man is in critical condition at Mercy Medical Center after he stopped breathing while being restrained by police officers Saturday, Redding police said.

In a dramatic rescue operation involving ropes, pulleys and 30 firefighters, an injured accident victim who fell 60 feet down a cliff in Fair Oaks was pulled to safety and taken by ambulance to a hospital.

The American River Parkway, crown jewel of Sacramento with 23 miles of forests, beaches, bike paths and hiking trails, is bone dry this year and causing unprecedented headaches for area firefighters.

Flanked by his two children, Paul Singh Sr. tried to put into words what he and his family had endured in the last 48 hours. “What happened to Misty is a nightmare,” Singh said. “It’s something that I would never want to happen to anybody.”

The Sacramento Police Department is seeking help to find the suspect in a June 15 hit-and-run of a bicyclist.

Rose Brau began with a reading from John 8:44, telling the woman who murdered her sister, “You are of your father, the devil.”

A fire along the American River Parkway this evening was small compared with other fires that have occurred along the parkway in recent weeks, but it was of particular concern because people were reported to be in its path.

A Sacramento County jury has convicted a man and woman of charges related to large-scale marijuana growing operations.

A man accused of sexually assaulting an adult on the campus of an Antelope-area school in 2012 has been found guilty by a Sacramento County jury.

A woman with a history of drunken driving is looking at three decades in prison for her conviction in a crash two years ago on Jackson Highway that killed her husband.

Cosumnes Fire Department personnel and Elk Grove police responded to a vehicle accident at a car wash that sent five people to the hospital, one in critical condition.

Fourteen undercover stings conducted around the state this week resulted in 94 people facing misdemeanor charges for contracting without a license, including one Elk Grove woman known as the “Sweetheart Swindler.”

An auto-related businesses in East Sacramento went up in flames Friday morning but quick work by firefighters kept the blaze from spreading to adjacent businesses and an electrical substation.

The names of the two women killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in Auburn have been released by the Placer County Sheriff’s Coroner.

The Stockton community has begun to mourn the hostage killed in the shootout, identified on social media as local resident Misty Holt-Singh.

Last December, a theater community colleague of mine, Whitney High School teacher Richard Eldredge, was arrested for allegedly sexting a student of his for unlawful purposes. What are the latest developments in the case?

Nine cigarette butts and a couple of apparent lies to the cops led a judge Thursday to order a murder trial for Ryan Roberts in the killing of Jessica Funk-Haslam in Rosemont two years ago.

A California prisons program meant to expedite the reunification of inmates with their families – but which excludes male prisoners – is being challenged in federal court as discriminatory and short-sighted.

Two women were killed and a third was injured in a single-vehicle crash Thursday on Interstate 80 in Auburn.

The city of Elk Grove announced that it has become the first Northern California city to implement the national safety database Smart911 in an effort to improve emergency services for residents.

One person died and another was critically injured when their vehicle was rear-ended Thursday afternoon on Highway 50 in El Dorado Hills.

A Sacramento auto body shop owner has been sentenced to 180 days in county jail and five years probation after pleading no contest to insurance fraud.

Three Sacramento men are in jail, accused of breaking into cash registers at a Galt Walmart store during business hours.

A third man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing three custom Tillamook vehicles that were being used on a cheese tour, according to the Manteca Police Department.

Just two weeks after the release of a critical grand jury report, the Herald Fire Protection District’s board of directors voted Wednesday night to place Chief Chris McGranahan on paid administrative leave, said board member Lance Newhall said.

Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, was arrested July 4 and faces charges that she injected a Google executive with a lethal heroin overdose on his luxury yacht. Below is a timeline of the case that is moving through the court system.

Stockton Police have identified the surviving bank robbery suspect on multiple charges, including homicide, after a prolonged chase and shootout on Wednesday in which a hostage and two suspects died.

For the 30 or 40 Mexican laborers looking for work, the pitch seemed too good to be true.

Hercules Johnson has watched the same cycle over and over again for the 26 years he’s lived in North Sacramento.

News photographers packed the courtroom and spectators snapped photos with their cellphones Wednesday as Alix Catherine Tichelman of Folsom faced charges that she injected a Google executive with a lethal heroin overdose on his luxury yacht and then left without summoning help.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department arrested a third suspect Wednesday in the shooting that killed a 20-year-old Sacramento man and wounded four others in the parking lot of a strip mall on Fulton Avenue.

What happened to the Rocklin Junior Thunder youth football president who was accused of embezzlement?

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office in accepting reservations for its Community Awareness Academy, a program that offers residents an inside look at the law enforcement agency.

In an effort to promote driver safety among teenage motorists, the Elk Grove Police Department will offer a July 29 presentation of the program “Moment of Impact.”

A Sacramento County jury has convicted a 40-year-old man of 14 counts of child molestation in a case involving multiple victims.

Sacramento’s Crime Alert reward program released four names to its Most Wanted list.

The Nevada County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday morning that a 69-year-old man reported missing earlier this week in the Jackson Meadows area has been found alive.

Placerville police say that a formerly missing at-risk teen has been found.

Solano County sheriff’s detectives hope that the tattoo of a smoking dog will be the clue that identifies a body found outside Vacaville last week.

What ever happened to the Stephen Stowers murder case?

A former defendant in the south Sacramento barbershop shootout that claimed the life of Monique Nelson as she shielded her 2-year-old son from a wild exchange of bullets nearly four years ago took the witness stand Monday in Sacramento Superior Court.

A fight erupted Tuesday afternoon outside the Sacramento County Main Jail following arraignments in two homicide cases.

Placerville police are asking the community’s help in finding an 18-year-old man who is believed to be suicidal.

Sacramento fire crews on Tuesday evening knocked down a fire that burned an area along the American River bike trail, prompting closure of the Capital City Freeway for about 20 minutes.

Placer County sheriff’s officials warn that telephone scammers are using new tactics in an effort to extract money from local residents.

Two Sacramento men were arrested Tuesday in Rocklin on suspicion of stealing five custom Tillamook vehicles that being used on a cheese tour, according to the Manteca Police Department.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a 69-year-old man reported missing in the Jackson Meadows area.

The Franklin Field airport in Elk Grove reopened Tuesday afternoon after firefighters extinguished a 120-acre grass fire nearby, according to the Cosumnes fire department’s Twitter.

Robbery detectives believe there might be a strong connection between three Antelope home invasion robberies that have occurred in about the past two weeks.

Prosecutors swallowed a bitter pill last week when the former owner of a Lincoln-based aerospace firm received a much more lenient prison term than they believe he deserved.

What happened with the home invasion of George Edward Haynie Jr.? Did they ever find the people that did this?

The crowd grew large early Sunday when two separate fights broke out and dozens of shots were fired outside the Hookah Lounge Smoke Shop.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has released the name of the 14-month-old girl who suffered multiple injuries and died Friday.

A Sacramento Fire Department hazardous materials determined peculiar odor a commercial building in the 8800 block of Fruitridge Road was caused by leaking refrigerant.

Two young boys killed in a vehicle crash Friday morning near Clarksburg have been identified by the Yolo County Coroner’s Office as 2-year-old Angel Guzman and 5-year-old Alexander Guzman.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials arrested a Sacramento man late Friday for allegedly sparking a Shasta County wildfire that has burned 2,930 acres and destroyed six buildings.

A predawn shootout in the parking lot of a hookah bar and a liquor store on Fulton Avenue north of Alta Arden Expressway early Sunday killed one and wounded as many as four others, Sacramento sheriff’s deputies reported.

Sacramento police have arrested a 19-year-old in connection to the death of a 14-month-old girl brought to a local fire station Friday evening.

Who is Alix Catherine Tichelman? Police say she's a high-priced call girl from Folsom, arrested and accused of injecting a client, a 51-year-old Google executive, with a fatal dose of heroin before leaving him to die on a boat moored in the Santa Cruz harbor last fall.

A Sacramento man is in custody and another is sought in connection with an assault Thursday near San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

Prosecutors allege veteran Placer County sheriff’s deputy Ken Skogen, who has been recognized for heroism on duty, had a sexual relationship with a Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

There was a gang shootout between two sides in Del Paso Heights in the ’80s or ’90s. I think it was over gang-related territory. What was the outcome and who was involved?

A man convicted of torture and domestic violence for pouring boiling water over a woman’s head has been sentenced to seven years to life in prison.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in rural Yolo County near the town of Clarksburg.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury found a woman guilty Friday of first degree murder in the stabbing death of 27-year-old Foothills resident.

A security guard was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography after deputies said he left a computer thumb drive with incriminating evidence at his job.

Roseville police are investigating the death of a man who died from injuries suffered Thursday night when he was hit by a pickup truck while crossing Harding Boulevard.

A three-alarm fire hit the Happy Harbor Bar & Grill in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Friday morning.

A Roseville woman was knocked out by a burglar who entered her home late Monday night.

Last September, Alix Catherine Tichelman called 911 to report that her boyfriend had collapsed and fallen unconscious as she showered in the Georgia home the couple shared.

A Foresthill man has received a one-year prison sentence for destroying United States mail boxes in several Placer County communities.

A federal grand jury in Sacramento on Thursday returned a one-count indictment against a Seattle man who reportedly escaped while serving a prison sentence in the Federal Correctional institution Herlong in Lassen County.

The owners of two massage businesses have been arrested on suspicion of pimping in Placer County.

A Sacramento man accused of pursuing sexual encounters with teenage boys has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

A man wanted in connection with the June 28 slaying of a woman at a midtown Sacramento apartment was booked into Sacramento County Jail early Thursday.

A police standoff in El Dorado Hills Wednesday night resulted in the surrender of a man who was then jailed on child molestation-related charges.

Two homes were damaged Wednesday afternoon in south Sacramento after a two-alarm shed fire spread to the houses, according to the Sacramento Fire Department.

Recordings of a rampage that left four people dead at a Paiute Indian tribe council meeting in February were played in a Modoc County courtroom Wednesday.

A Folsom woman described by police as a high-priced prostitute has been arrested for allegedly providing a fatal drug overdose to a client and then stepping over his body to finish off a glass of wine before fleeing.

A man fatally stabbed in Amador County early Monday has been identified by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office as 26-year-old Jacob Corey Stover of Pioneer.

The former owner of a Lincoln company that repairs airplane parts was sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento federal court to 2 1/2 years in prison for returning parts to customers that had not been properly fixed.

Family members have identified a woman fatally stabbed in the Meadowview area Tuesday at Tanganyika Williams, 48, and say they believe she was there to see her estranged husband.

A man caught up in a sting to catch adults attempting online hook-ups with underage girls, was arrested outside the Placer County Jail.

What was the outcome of the boys that killed one of their buddies on the river with a sword or something over a girlfriend?

One by one, almost all of the defendants have pleaded out to lesser charges in the shooting death of Aliyah Smith four years ago in a neighborhood they call “The Trap.”

Sierra College officials issued a notice Tuesday urging students and staff members at the Rocklin campus to use caution after a mountain lion reportedly was sighted in the nature trail area.

A former employee of the Sierra Army Depot in Lassen County was arrested Monday, accused of stealing military equipment.

Six people have pleaded not contest to felony charges of insurance fraud and personal identity theft in a case involving automobile windshield chip repairs.

Cal Fire investigators are asking the public’s help as they work to determine the cause of the Monticello fire, which as of Tuesday had burned 6,488 acres, primarily in Yolo County.

The Nevada County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a man who was found fatally shot Monday in Penn Valley.

Sacramento police are investigating the death of a woman who was found stabbed on a Meadowview sidewalk Tuesday.

A big rig has overturned on Interstate 80 in the Sierra.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of boating under the influence after his personal watercraft allegedly hit another personal watercraft on the river near Discovery Park.

Firefighters will work under arduous conditions Monday to stop the advance of a wildland fire that so far has burned nearly 6,500 acres in rural Yolo County.

A 34-year-old man wanted in the June 28 slaying of Kelsey Snyder, 33, at her midtown apartment was taken into custody Monday by the U.S. Border Patrol.

Two people have been arrested in the slaying of a man who was found stabbed early this morning at a home in Amador County.

The Davis woman convicted of drowning her daughter in a bathtub last fall was sentenced Monday in Yolo Superior Court and could spend the rest of her life in prison for the girl’s killing.

Did they ever arrest the person in the 1997 botched robbery attempt in which Arthur Chavez lost his life on Dry Creek Road in Del Paso Heights?

Monday was another hectic day for wildland firefighters. Although evacuations were lifted for residential areas and campgrounds that had been threatened by the Monticello fire in Yolo County, crews continued to battle the fire in more remote areas.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible homicide after a man was found fatally shot this morning in Penn Valley.

The man killed Sunday on Highway 99 when his car left the roadway and struck a tree has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office.

Sacramento County law enforcement officers arrested 43 people on suspicion of driving under the influence from Wednesday night through Friday night, three more arrests than during the same 48-hour period last year, according to a press release from Andrew Bates, a Folsom Police Department officer.

A man was killed on Highway 99, just north of Florin Road, at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday after his car hit a tree on the side of the roadway.

The Sacramento County grand jury says the county Probation Department is spending about $2 million a year to maintain closed juvenile facilities while failing to offer the long-term residential treatment programs those facilities once housed.

The fire was 15 percent contained Saturday afternoon, officials said, down from 25 percent containment earlier in the day. Several hundred firefighters are taming the flames, and 50 rural homes in Yolo County have been evacuated.

One man, who is reported to have sustained a life-threatening wound to the head, was taken to hospital by family members.

Authorities believe an arsonist started a late afternoon grass fire that spread quickly and engulfed four buildings in the Sabre City Mobile Home Park near Roseville, said Daniel Berlant, public information officer with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Sacramento police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a woman early Monday in midtown.

Any update to the fatal 2012 Foothill Farms shooting? The suspect’s name was Tiffany Henry, I believe.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury Thursday acquitted Brandon Biagioni of murder charges in the baseball bat beating death of a 62-year-old man last year in an Orangevale garage, court officials said.

A bicyclist died on Foresthill Road near Auburn after she was hit by a truck Thursday.

Elk Grove Police arrested eight people for buying alcohol for minors in the past several weeks as part of the Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation.

Carl Murphy, 34, was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years plus life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2012 murder of Roderick Alexander, 35.

Elk Grove SWAT officers have taken a 32-year-old man into custody after finding him in the trunk of a car at a home where he had holed up Wednesday afternoon.

The latest evidence erupted Tuesday in Napa County with the Butts fire, a 3,800-acre blaze that by Wednesday had forced the evacuation of nearly 200 homes and threatened as many as 380 structures.

A Rocklin woman and a man from Mountain View entered pleas of not guilty Wednesday in San Francisco to federal charges of money laundering and using the Internet to promote prostitution.

Placer County law enforcement agencies are ramping up their drunk driving enforcement for the coming holiday weekend with an “Avoid the 7” DUI task force.

A Sacramento woman accused of defrauding a bail bond company and passing checks stolen from the mail has pleaded guilty in federal court.

One thousand firefighters battled a 3,200-acre fire that threatens hundreds of homes in Napa County all afternoon Tuesday and into the night, and they’re not done yet.

A family of five was displaced by a fire that destroyed their Pocket area home this afternoon.

Sacramento police have identified 34-year-old Mohammad Joseph Khan as a suspect in the death of Kelsey Snyder, whose body was found in a midtown apartment Saturday.

A Fair Oaks man was arrested today after he went Auburn allegedly expecting a sexual rendezvous with a 13-year-old girl but was met instead by Placer County sheriff’s detectives.

Some years ago, while the California State Fair was open in Sacramento, there was a robbery of the fair operating funds collected from vendors, admission, parking and other revenue. What happened, and were there any arrests or charges?

Sacramento County’s new Veterans Treatment Court will hold its first hearing on July 3, giving veterans with mental health problems or substance addictions an avenue for sentencing designed to help them seek treatment.

Bargain covers two felony counts of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana as part of a corporate venture.

The chief of the Herald Fire Protection District said Tuesday his office will issue a response within the next few weeks to a scathing Sacramento County grand jury report issued over the weekend.

A convenience store on Freeport Boulevard near William Land Park can no longer carry alcohol after the owner was charged with selling to underage customers.

Roseville police today announced the arrest of a fourth suspect in the 2013 slaying of 19-year-old John Paul Alpert, a college student from Palmdale who is believed to have traveled to Roseville by hopping freight trains.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department responded to two home invasions in Antelope in a span of 30 minutes Monday night.

Local law enforcement will be out in force over the July 4th weekend to patrol for drunk driving.

A woman found dead in a midtown apartment Saturday morning grew up in Stockton and had been living in Sacramento for about two years, according to a family member.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury today convicted two men of first-degree murder charges in a Jan. 17, 2013, shooting death in the Rosemont area.

Chief viewed photos of ‘nude and scantily-clad women on his work computer,’ the report says.

An estimated 5,000 boaters gathered on the American River Sunday, creating a “small town” of partiers and a headache for law enforcement.

The prohibition applies to rural areas that are not within the boundaries of an incorporated city or town. It also applies to unincorporated communities such as Penryn, Newcastle, North Auburn, Granite Bay, Meadow Vista, Foresthill, Tahoe City and Kings Beach.

A Reno woman died and her husband sustained major injuries when their SUV ran off Highway 20 in Nevada County.

Sierra County Sheriff John Evans reopened a missing person’s case that has produced no leads in 15 years.

Citrus Heights police officers arrested a man for shooting his roommate last night. The victim is expected to survive.

Nearly a dozen suspected unlicensed contractors were cited in an undercover sting operation conducted in Folsom last week by the Contractors State License Board.

Calling his behavior “a crime and a sin,” local Catholic Church officials will ask the Vatican to defrock a disgraced Davis priest after he pleaded guilty to statutory rape of a teenage parishioner.

For much of the last two years, Gemily West has been largely silent about what she has endured as the sole survivor of a hit-and-run crash that killed her boyfriend and four dogs. Now that the driver is on his way to prison, she felt ready to tell her story.

Sacramento Metro fire crews responded to reports of a fire inside a unit at the CubeSmart storage facility at 4950 Watt Avenue in North Highlands just after 12:30 p.m. yesterday.

The Sacramento County coroner’s office has identified the victim of a homicide at a midtown apartment as 31-year-old Kelsey Snyder of Sacramento.

Sacramento police arrested 18-year-old David Romero on Saturday on suspicion of murdering a 49-year-old woman Friday morning, according to a press release from the police department.

Sacramento police are investigating a homicide at a midtown apartment that occurred sometime between Friday evening and Saturday morning.

Suspect Pangagiotis Eliopoulos was shot five times but survived, and remains in custody on charges related to the incident.

A man stopped Thursday on Interstate 80 near Truckee for a traffic violation was arrested and jailed on suspicion of drug trafficking after a police dog located 38 pounds of marijuana.

A fugitive wanted in the shooting death of a man in Arden Arcade was arrested Friday by Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman found shot to death in a south Sacramento business Friday morning as Lan Tran.

A Courtland man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from the trapping of dozens of bobcats and gray foxes in a 900-square-mile area of Lassen and Modoc counties.

Did they ever find the shooter of the man at McDonald’s on Linden Drive in Citrus Heights?

Seven people have been sentenced to 210 days each in jail for filing false academic credentials to obtain registered nursing licenses.

Weekend boaters take note: Local law enforcement agencies will ramp up patrols for intoxicated watercraft operators today through Sunday as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

Two people were charged Wednesday in the 2013 death of a 2-month-old baby.

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman found in a south Sacramento business Friday morning.

Sacramento police arrested a 16-year-old male this morning in connection with the March death of Nicole Duarte, 19.

Sacramento Police Chief Sam Somers Jr. says a private social media site is making his department more effective.

Has the man been identified who was shot by the police on Marysville Boulevard and Harris Avenue in Sacramento last week?

A three-alarm fire in south Sacramento this evening burned two houses, a detached garage and numerous vehicles on the lot of an auto repair shop.

A Rocklin woman has been arrested in connection with the closure by federal authorities of an adult website known as

Citrus Heights Police arrested three men after a two-hour manhunt in a residential neighborhood on Thursday.

A Grass Valley teenager was arrested early this morning following a pursuit that ended when the stolen vehicle he was driving crashed into a telephone pole, which then struck a sheriff’s patrol vehicle.

The Sacramento Police Department will set up a sobriety and drivers license checkpoint Friday on 21st Street near Capital Avenue.

A Galt elementary school was placed on temporary lockdown Thursday after a report of shots fired in a nearby neighborhood, a school official said.

Agents searched 19 Stockton homes on Wednesday, arresting more than a dozen men and women on drug charges and confiscating thousands of marijuana plants.

The Redding Police Department released the names of three officers involved in Friday’s fatal shooting of Ray Dakota Scholfield.

Three Sacramento men have been sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for their roles in a large-scale drug trafficking and money laundering conspiracy operating between Alaska and California.

As imports of illegal fireworks into California increase, fire officials urged Sacramento-area residents Wednesday to only use those certified as “safe and sane” and report “dangerous” fireworks.

A group of juveniles detained at the 13th Street light-rail station for fare evasion assaulted a police officer Monday night.

Was there a conviction in connection with the May 2013 robbery of a sculpture and other art works from Barton Art Gallery in midtown Sacramento? Internet news reports say Gregory Knecht was arrested, but I found no further information.

Check your equipment, wear your life jacket and stay sober, police say.

Two people died in separate incidents that occurred on March 2 and May 23.

Jacob Wilcoxen, 16, has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Bill Stidman, 54.

Deputy Ryan Zender was selected as the new problem-oriented policing deputy. His work will include dealing with homeless and related issues in the area, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

From June 19 through June 22, FBI task forces and local authorities in Fairfield, Fresno and Sacramento recovered nine underage girls working as prostitutes and arrested seven suspected pimps as part of an FBI initiative called Operation Cross Country VIII that recovered 168 children nationwide.

In their opening statements Monday, the four defense lawyers also took on the role of prosecutors in the murder trial of their clients who are charged in the fatal south side barbershop shootout where a young mother died protecting her 2-year-old son from stray bullets.

The driver of a pickup truck died Monday evening when his vehicle ran off a roadway in south El Dorado County and struck a tree.

Did anybody ever get caught for the murder of Joshua Salvant who was killed on Dry Creek Road in 1996?

A man killed Sunday morning in Roseville when his vehicle struck a tree has been identified by the Placer County coroner as William Martin Wood, 63, of Citrus Heights.

A firefighting veteran has been selected as the new fire chief for the City of Sacamento.

Mabel Furr had no idea that anything was amiss until a Sacramento police officer knocked on her door.

Crews from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District extinguished a grass fire that also burned two outbuildings and a reservoir covering at a de-commissioned water treatment plant on Sunday night.

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is requesting help in finding a woman who has been missing for two weeks.

A march from Los Angeles to Sacramento to protest big money in politics ended with arrests late Sunday night outside the Capitol.

Twenty crews from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District fought a 10-acre fire that threatened three structures, including a water treatment facility, on Mather Boulevard and Femoyer Street in Rancho Cordova Sunday night.

A police chase Sunday evening in Arden-Arcade ended with a suspect’s escape and frustration for Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies.

A car crashed into a tree along Industrial Avenue early Sunday, resulting in the death of the driver, a man in his 60s, Roseville police reported.

Much of the ideology espoused by sovereign citizens relates to bureaucratic issues, including property rights, state and federal taxes, and license and registration requirements. But some of their tenets have raised concerns among law enforcement agencies.

A mountain lion was spotted early Saturday by multiple east Sacramento residents.

A man died at a hospital Saturday night after an officer-involved shooting near Dry Creek Road and Bell Avenue in the Robla area, Sacramento police said.

A man was stabbed to death shortly after midnight Saturday in Rancho Cordova, authorities said.

A motorcyclist who was killed Friday morning on Highway 160 when a wrong-way driver slammed into him has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

The dead woman pulled from the Sacramento River Friday afternoon has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office as 27-year-old Mary Norman.

Brian Keith Jones Jr., a one-time member of a white supremacist prison gang, received a 58-years-to-life prison term Friday for murdering a black man in the streets of Foothill Farms in 2012.

U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner and others announced this week that an ongoing investigation has resulted in a new grand jury indictment charging four people with participating in the disability and employment claims case.

Is there an update on the alleged murder in Antelope where the son called 911?

A woman was found dead in smoke-filled townhouse in Orangevale this afternoon.

A federal grand jury has returned a four-count indictment charging a Sutter County woman with making and subscribing false tax returns.

All southbound lanes of Highway 160 in Sacramento were closed due to an investigation into a crash involving a wrong-way driver that killed a motorcyclist.

The body could be that of a 27-year-old woman who went missing in the water Tuesday night, according to authorities.

South Lake Tahoe police seek to find a 28-year-old woman who has been missing from her residence for two weeks.

A judge Friday took under submission lawyers’ arguments in McClatchy High School teacher Jerald Glaviano’s attempt to get his job back and the Sacramento City Unified School District’s effort to fire him.

Placer County sheriff’s detectives have arrested three people suspected of possessing and passing counterfeit money.

A Sacramento man known by the name of “Dr. Death” was arrested Friday on gun-making charges by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents.

A Woodland man convicted of a 1990 murder near Knights Landing has been denied parole.

Investigators on Friday announced they have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a popular demolition derby driver and police volunteer earlier this year.

What happened in the case of the massage therapist Jeremiah Acevedo? Was he found guilty?

A Yolo County jury has convicted two Sacramento men of poaching sturgeon.

More than one-quarter of inmate sterilizations performed in California from mid-2005 to mid-2013 followed deficient consent procedures, including 18 cases in which the waiting period between consent and surgery was potentially violated, the state auditor said Thursday.

A Rocklin man missing since Wednesday night has been found.

After calling for further action to address claims of mismanagement by Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner Ed Prieto, the Yolo Board of Supervisors said Thursday in a joint announcement with the sheriff that it has agreed to launch an “independent working group” to investigate concerns.

An officer was forced to shoot and kill a man who drew a knife on him Thursday morning in Del Paso Heights, according to a Sacramento police spokesman.

A judge’s tentative ruling Thursday upheld an administrative decision that barred the Sacramento City Unified School District from firing a teacher who was beaten last year in an on-campus fight with a McClatchy High School student.

A Davis man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for the October 2012 murder of a developmentally disabled man for whom he served as caregiver.

A man accused in a gang killing that resulted in two mistrials in the murder charges filed against him Thursday pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to the three years he has already served in jail.

A caretaker working at an Auburn residential recovery center has been arrested after allegedly using a resident’s bank card to make purchases at local stores.

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto and the Board of Supervisors have created an “independent working group” to address concerns raised by the grand jury in a report released earlier this month.

The California Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert regarding three children reportedly abducted in Oroville this morning.

A 22-year-old woman was arrested by Sacramento police Tuesday night after she allegedly left two children, ages 1 and 2 years old, home alone.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew hoisted a Citrus Heights mountain biker to safety Wednesday morning after he was injured on a Placer County trail.

A man with a lengthy criminal history is headed back to prison for robbing an Elk Grove doughnut shop.

Police and fire personnel are searching the Sacramento River for Mary Norman, 27, who went into the water from a boat Tuesday night

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has identified the man killed late Monday night in Sacramento as Donta M. Henderson.

A Sacramento man has been arrested on suspicion of hit and run in the death of a pedestrian in Carmichael over the weekend.

Auburn police say security cameras caught a man using credit cards from the misplaced wallet of a shopper.

Bill Stidman, 54, was shot after an argument with a guest of one of his foster children, according to authorities.

Fifteen years after three Sacramento synagogues were firebombed, Sacramento's multi-faith community comes together to continue the healing.

After FBI and IRS agents raided his Turlock home in August 2006 looking for evidence that he embezzled money from a former employer, Anthony Ray Manuel decided to steer them in another direction and gamble that the move would eventually earn him leniency.

Accused gunman Jake Clark’s jury found him guilty of murder in the killing Afghan émigré Ghulam Ayobi, whose wife, Shajia Ayobi, claimed he abused her and admitted to putting out a $10,000 contract to have her husband killed.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury Tuesday convicted Linda Gabaldon of first-degree murder in the April 23, 2013, shooting death of her roommate Rebecca Brau in the south area home they shared.

Arraignment was continued Tuesday for a West Sacramento teacher accused of hitting three bicyclists in midtown Sacramento on Saturday night in a road-rage incident.

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