Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded to 992 calls about possible illegal marijuana grows last year, almost double the number of calls in 2014. Three areas in the county were the most visited by deputies, all in the southern part of the county, data show.
Robert Hodges will face trial in the murders of his three children and the attempted killing of his wife, a Yolo Superior Court Judge ruled Friday after nearly an hour of harrowing testimony in the deaths. His arraignment is set for Nov. 3.
An Amador County jury awarded a 6-year-old boy an $8.4 million verdict against Sutter Sacramento Sierra Region, its physician group and four members of his biological family after determining that his medical team failed to report evidence of child abuse.
The reconstruction of Oroville Dam’s flood control spillway is likely to cost as much as $500 million, state officials said Thursday, as design changes and unexpected additional work has inflated the cost of the project.