A Cameron Park man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for receiving child pornography.

Cal Bollwinkel, a popular broadcaster who was widely recognized as “the face of Channel 40” for his signature on-air editorials at KTXL, died April 17, his family said. He was 88.

Sacramento Kings officials held a training and outreach session Wednesday morning with community and faith-based groups to begin recruiting workers from “high-need backgrounds and neighborhoods” for the construction of the new arena.

A major drug trafficking investigation announced by Citrus Heights police Wednesday has so far netted $2.5 million in marijuana, seven firearms and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, according to authorities.

Residents near the Fix50 project site are complaining they feel like they are living in a war zone, but it’s not swarming car traffic that’s bothering them. It’s news helicopters.

With freeways mainly congestion-free, Day Two of the Fix50 project on Highway 50 downtown provided little drama for commuters. It was a different matter, however, inside the work zone where three workers were injured Wednesday morning in what Caltrans officials called an unusual incident.

Nearly 39 years after former Manson “family” member Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme leveled a Colt .45-caliber pistol at President Gerald R. Ford in Sacramento, one of the more intriguing pieces of evidence from the case has been made available to the public.

An El Dorado County jury has rendered a guilty verdict in the 1980 slaying of a 16-year-old gas station attendant in South Lake Tahoe.

A woman reported missing from her Foothill Farms home since Friday has been found safe.

To cope with drought, the East Bay Municipal Utility District will begin diverting water from the Sacramento River at Freeport this month for the first time ever.

Sacramento County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to ban outdoor marijuana crops, joining a growing number of California cities and counties that have prohibited cultivation in response to safety and nuisance complaints.

Tesla Motors Inc. is opening a factory in the San Joaquin Valley, but it’s almost certainly not the 6,500-job battery plant that’s being coveted by governors and community leaders in California and other states.

An apparent arson attempt briefly closed Yolo County’s main Woodland courthouse Wednesday morning as investigators sought leads into the overnight incident.

The expedition to climb Mt. Everest that included Sacramento area resident Jim Geiger was cancelled Wednesday due to conditions resulting from the icefall avalanche that killed 16 people.

The morning commute into Sacramento from Yolo County was light on Wednesday, with no serious back-ups reported, other than a congested area on Highway 50 just before that freeway's downtown lane closures.

Three workers at the Fix50 construction site were struck by a large piece of lumber at about 11 a.m. today, and have been transported to a hospital, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Johnny E. “Jay” Grivette Jr., the man who went from Paradise to prison, was sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento federal court to 4 1/2 years behind bars for his role as a main player in the biggest financial scam in regional history.

Rob Lynch, president and CEO of VSP Global in Rancho Cordova, has been named “Humanitarian of the Year” by UCP of Sacramento and Northern California.

A Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted Lionel Doria and Cleo Martinez-Costa of first-degree murder Tuesday in the Nov. 5, 2011, shooting death of James Hiter in the 700 block of Bell Avenue.

Sacramento homicide detectives and CSI personnel were called Tuesday night to investigate the death of a woman who suffered blunt force trauma, allegedly at the hands of a friend.

Sacramento television station Channel 3 (KCRA) has won four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Two more days of sunny skies are forecast before another chance for rain is expected in Sacramento.

The former owner of the defunct Sacramento Capitals professional tennis team plans to plead guilty after being charged with fraud in a massive Ponzi scheme, his lawyer said Tuesday.

The McClatchy Co. reported a wider first-quarter loss amid a continuing decline in revenue, but the company said it continues to make considerable progress with its digital strategies.

For many, the commute was a breeze on uncongested freeways. Others, though, found themselves squeezed in gridlock that spanned a river and crossed county lines.

What happened to Keith Williams, convicted of killing Paul Ray Cousins in May 2009? Was he the only party involved? What was his reason for killing the young man?

The disappearance of Danielle Pruden, 29, who was last seen leaving her Demuth Circle home Friday, is not characteristic of her typical behavior, officials said.

Placer Superior Court is looking for citizen volunteers to serve on the 2014-15 Grand Jury.

Roseville senior citizens with disabilities or who are housebound can sign up for “You Are Not Alone,” a telephone reassurance program, to receive calls from Police Department volunteers to check on their well-being.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has resumed trucking salmon from its hatchery near Red Bluff to San Pablo Bay near Vallejo, after a brief hiatus triggered by storm runoff.

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