A man was shot on the morning of Saturday June 24, 2017 during an altercation with a suspect outside a liquor store. Police are working to find the suspect. The victim is in serious condition at an area hospital, but expected to survive, police said.
Sacramento Fire Department crews rescued multiple cats and birds from a house fire Saturday on Norbert Way in South Natomas. Two adults were evacuated safely. There were no injuries reported, and cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Sacramento's high temperature reached 108 degrees Thursday, June 22, 2017, breaking the previous maximum for June 23 of 107 set in 1971. Along Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento around 2 p.m. a bank digital thermometer already registered 104 degrees, a recycling center was closed due to heat, and a bar was offering track and field fans a place to cool off. Today's projected high: 101 degrees.
Chris Traber was driving on Highway 14 in Santa Clarita when he witnessed a dramatic road rage incident involving a motorcyclist and the driver of a sedan. He started recording as the incident escalated. Police are investigating. “We need to get the motorcyclist’s side of the story to see what led up to this incident. We’re not sure what happened farther back,” a CHP officer told the LA Times.
Grass Valley police officers on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, encountered afternoon a young man contemplating ending his life by jumping off a Highway 49 overpass. Officers arrived and spoke with him for several minutes, trying to get him to reconsider. But the man suddenly tried to climb the fence and jump over to a busy highway below. On the Grass Valley Police Department's Facebook page, the agency commented on the video: "Only a portion of the video is shown here and the identity of the individual has been obscured. Please know that Grass Valley Police Department recognizes the sensitivity of these situations for the individuals, family, friends, and first responders involved."
Planned Parenthood and its supporters held a “Pink Out” on Wednesday night, June 21, 2017, to show their opposition to the new Republican health care bill. The rally at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium, one of the 50 events held in 20 states, was aimed at drawing attention to the federal measure’s impact on Planned Parenthood funding. The bill, released Thursday, would defund Planned Parenthood for one year. The organization's opponents say it is the nation's largest abortion provider.
Richard Malott recently won a settlement of more than $200,000 from the Sacramento and Placer sheriff's departments. He said officers searched his diary and spread untruths about him after he threatened to file a federal lawsuit over his treatment during a traffic stop.
Lamprey, an eel-like fish, have been visible through the windows at the Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville. Some 50 to 60 of the creatures were viewed in this video on June 22, 2017, wriggling and writhing in the hatchery fish ladder. According to Jana Frasier, tour guide at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center, the fish haven't been seen in the fish ladder for 20 to 30 years. But due to a "perfect storm" from this season's heavy rainfall and the recent snow melt, the elusive fish, which are native to the water system, have flooded into the area's waterways. They are currently spawning. River lampreys are believed to spend several months at sea during their life span where they grow rapidly by attaching to fish with their sucker-like mouths and feasting on body fluid and blood.