Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship following three days of failure and frustration caused by strong currents and bad visibility due to inclement weather.

Scores of firefighters responded to a blaze on the fourth floor of a downtown apartment building Saturday afternoon.

Two inmates who walked away from Mule Creek State Prison in Amador County were apprehended Saturday, authorities said.

Aaron Negrete’s mother, his teachers, and his mother’s vehicle mechanic are asking people to vote for him so that he can win a new van with a wheelchair lift.

Republicans used their weekly address Saturday to get philosophical: "Republicans are the enablers and Democrats are the mandators," said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

Josh Reddick isn't ready to declare himself out of an early season batting slump, not after the miserable start he got off to.

California wildlife regulators are proposing a ban on contests that reward hunters who kill coyotes and other predators.

Jon Pardi‘s “Up All Night,” in 2013 went to No. 10, and his debut album, “Write You a Song,” peaked at No. 3. His current single, “What I Can’t Put Down,” sits at No. 46 after three weeks on the country national airplay charts.

The parents of a 13-year-old girl with a peanut allergy who went into anaphylactic shock and died after eating a nighttime snack at Camp Sacramento have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Miami police do not believe 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was present when they responded to two 911 calls about an upset naked woman refusing to leave a downtown Miami hotel room.

Sacramento woodcarver Diana Kwan is no clock watcher when it comes to her work....Auburn’s Riskalyze will help find your risk number, something that will help you sleep a whole lot better amid today’s roller-coaster stock market.

Employers up and down the U.S. Highway 50 corridor say they are girding for the weeks of freeway work ahead, offering additional shuttles and free transit passes, vanpools and telecommuting, and information on alternate routes.

The water delivery forecast for California’s State Water Project customers increased slightly on Friday, and state officials canceled their plan to temporarily dam three Delta channels to control salinity.

Supporters say the Family Justice Center would meet the needs of victims – from filing the police report to obtaining counseling and shelter – all in one central location.

To honor their Christian friends at Easter – a celebration of renewal – Muslim leaders in Sacramento will deliver 300 gifts at noon today to the First Covenant Church in Rancho Cordova.

The job market continued to nudge forward in California and Sacramento last month, reducing the region’s unemployment rate slightly while leaving the statewide rate unchanged.

The former Granite Bay Little League coach who sued one of his 14-year-old players has dropped the suit, court records filed this week show.

Even as the University of California accepted a record number of freshman for fall 2014, admission rates at its most selective campuses reached new lows. Huge increases in the number of applicants, changing admissions processes and a growing emphasis on out-of-state and international students are driving them down.

The Sheriff’s Electronic Eye program is voluntary, according to the Sheriff’s Department, and could assist law enforcement in investigations.

The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are hampered by poor visibility and can venture only so deep.

Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully has promoted one her prosecutors to the position of assistant chief deputy district attorney.

Hundreds of interstate highway fatalities have been prevented in multiple states by relatively inexpensive safety devices that were not in place at the site of a fiery bus-truck collision last week in California that killed 10 people.

The Caltrans official overseeing the Fix50 freeway project is calling on Highway 50 and other commuters to use this weekend plot their strategies for next week’s lane closures.

In the courtroom, Ray Nutting, a four-term county supervisor, faces prosecution for alleged misconduct related to state grants he took for clearing brush on his family ranch. But it is the spectacle surrounding his case that envelops this county east of Sacramento.

Educating 4-year-olds is important to California voters – important enough that 57 percent say it’s worth spending $1.4 billion a year for the state to provide all of them with preschool.

Supporters of Anne Marie Schubert pushed back Thursday against her main rival in the Sacramento County district attorney’s race, saying Maggie Krell is wrongly asserting that Schubert accepted pay raises as a supervisor in the DA’s Office while line prosecutors were being cut.

City decides to examine plans for a new performing arts venue to replace the aging Community Center Theater

When the Legislature returns next week from spring break, it will pick up with the drudgery of its shortcomings right where it left off, with ethics training in the upper house.

Pointing to the catastrophic derailment in Quebec of a train transporting oil and similar accidents, Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, proposed legislation Thursday to get emergency responders more information about crude-carrying trains that roll through California.

Citing a large influx of customers in the final weeks, California officials announced Thursday that nearly 1.4 million people have enrolled in health coverage through its insurance exchange, capping an opening period that saw the state emerge as an example for the rest of the nation.

Rancho Cordova’s Rivergate Shopping Center, which saw the departure of a 36-year-old Kmart anchor late last year, is ramping up for a new look and identity. Center owner Ethan Conrad, head of Ethan Conrad Properties in Sacramento, said Rivergate, at Sunrise Boulevard and Coloma Road, “is being transformed from an old Kmart center which had very low customer “traffic” into a state of the art, modern, high traffic center, which would be a significant benefit to the city of Rancho Cordova.”

A man who complained about another person throwing trash on the ground was shot at when he followed the litterer’s car, Roseville police reported.

Banks serving the Sacramento region are reporting profitable first quarter financial results amid an improving loan environment, but some bank executives said that slow economic recovery still makes for some tough sledding.

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.

Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.

Third-grader Duncan Nakamoto of Elk Grove was surprised Friday morning upon learning he had won $100,000 toward his college fund in the “Big Dreams Start Small” national scholarship contest.

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