Q: A friend of mine, Kevin Burks, was found shot in the head, dead in the middle of the street inside the cab of his red compact pickup in the early morning hours. Has anyone been arrested for his murder?
Sacramento officials reported another animal mutilation case Monday, saying that a bowl full of pigeon heads and a rooster head with a bloody machete set atop the bowl was discovered in the Pocket area.
Three friends on an afternoon hike to Yosemite Falls became anxious as daylight began to dwindle. They took what they thought was a shortcut down the mountain, but only one made it to the valley floor. The other two were left stranded.
Sacramento County is paying $475,000 to settle claims that staffers at county juvenile detention centers abused young wards. The alleged abuse took place between 1998 and 2010. The 23 claimants will receive about $10,250 each.
State corrections officials say they will loosen some restrictions on where sex offenders may live. The decision follows a March 2 court decision involving restrictions in San Diego that prompted the statewide review. Officials say all 6,000 sex-offender parolees will be reviewed to see if they qualify.
Denise Huskins, the Vallejo woman who police said faked her own abduction for ransom, met with detectives Thursday after nearly 24 hours of silence in an effort to “clear her name,” her attorney told The Sacramento Bee.