Police, responding to an unusual call, say they were forced to trap and kill a young deer that was running loose through a Modesto furniture store. The deer had broken a leg while panicking.

Friends, a pool, a hoop and a ring of fire - best or dumbest dunk ever?

A British woman has shelled out more than $30,000 to look like reality star Kim Kardashian. The woman, 24-year-old Claire Leeson, says her transformation was motivated because she was bullied in school. So far, she's undergone breast augmentation, teeth whitening and other procedures to transform into the famous Kardashian.

YouTube sensation devinsupertramp teams up with Bare Naked Granola to turn a giant San Francisco downhill street into one epic Slip n' Slide.

Why Johnson & Johnson, known for many iconic brands, continues to tinker with the formula of Listerine, which has been around for 125 years. Bloomberg’s Carol Massar reports from the so-called “stink room” oral-care lab in New Jersey, where J&J has never allowed cameras before.

Michael Jordan's Nike brand offers a tip of the hat to retiring Yankee Derek Jeter from teammates, famous friends, firefighters and policemen, brave Mets and Red Sox fans (which might be our favorite part).

Fox40 has clips of NBA legend Michael Jordan’s visit to Sacramento and his on-stage conversation with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. MJ jokes about the mayor’s playing days, ARCO arena and coming to play the Kings back in the day. He also praises Johnson for keeping the Kings in town.

A valet at a posh hotel in India wrecked a guest’s $500,000 Lamborghini Gallardo Spider. Buzz60 shows us the cringe-worthy video.

KTVU Oakland has obtained cell phone video of an assault outside AT&T Park that knocked an Oakland woman unconscious and led to the arrest of a man in Sacramento.

Reporter Ryan Lillis, who covers Sacramento city government for The Bee, received an unusual - and anonymous - gift the other day. Now that unsolicited offering sits above a capital city street, providing a place for the town’s birds to kick back and enjoy life. Read about it in Ryan’s City Beat column on Monday.

Buzz60 has the details of the Belgian soccer fan, Axelle Despiegelaere, who landed a modeling contract with L'Oreal Professionnel after getting noticed cheering for her team while watching the World Cup.

Finally there’s evidence that LeBron is headed to Cleveland. Or is he?

Celebs Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are reportedly expecting.

Purrmanently Sad Cat looks adorably sad and now she’s an Internet celebrity. Buzz60 shares the photos.

While training a dispatcher for the Marysville Police Department, Britney Melchor got a 911 call she'll never forget: her 14-month-old baby was choking.

The world’s tallest water slide is set to open on Thursday. Some people tested out the 17-story, 168-foot slide in Kansas City on Tuesday.

“Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is reportedly getting cozy with “True Blood” star Joe Manganiello.

A passenger jetliner preparing to leave Barcelona’s El Prat airport taxied across a runway where another was about to land, forcing the arriving plane to abort its landing and climb sharply to avoid a possible disaster.

Spectators enjoying an air show had a very close encounter with an F-16.

A swimmer attacked by a shark Saturday opens up about what exactly happened off the Manhattan Beach pier. Steven Robles knew instantly he was bit and managed to grab the shark’s nose with hand to try to pry it off his body. He was staring at the shark face-to-face.

Jeremy Meeks, the felon from Stockton whose booking mug lit up the Internet because of his looks, has scored Hollywood talent manager Gina Rodriguez to help him launch a modeling career.

A Redding man shot video of a city police officer confronting him and posted it on YouTube, where it’s gotten more than 57,000 views as of Tuesday morning. The man, Nicholas Hyatt, 25, recorded the officer while he was on duty and detaining another man, who appears to be sitting on a curb in handcuffs.

The City of Manteca is weighing its options after arsenic was found in a school's water supply.

Robert Downey Jr.’s son was arrested for cocaine possession following a traffic stop in West Hollywood, authorities confirmed Monday.

Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams is getting rave reviews for her subtle act of kindness, giving up her first-class airline seat to a United States soldier traveling on the same plane. Adams completed the flight sitting in the soldier’s original seat in coach. A couple of selfies ensued.

Here are some smartphone apps that will help you celebrate the Fourth of July.

Even after Michael Jackson's death five years ago, the king of pop lives on with televised performances and new albums. His estate has made about $700 million through his music and likeness.

Some researchers believe this summer will see an increase in shark attacks. Here’s why, and how to lessen the chances.

An officer with the Richmond Police Department outside of Houston pulls a woman away from a set of train tracks seconds before impact.

A pair of tourists from the UK claim to have proof that Alcatraz is haunted.

After 30-year-old Jeremy Meeks was arrested Wednesday on gun charges, the Stockton Police Department’s Facebook post of his arrest mug shot went viral with commenters likening him to a Calvin Klein model. Meeks appears in court and talks about his situation in this video.

“Peanut,” a shelter rescue dog of unknown heritage, was named the new World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair Friday evening.

With the Charlotte Bobcats’ rebranding as the Charlotte Hornets, here is an interactive look at NBA franchises through the years built by Charlotte Observer online producer Sergio Tovar.

The Toyota/Save Mart 350 is Sunday.

Sonoma Raceway comes alive with Saturday’s K&N Pro Series 200 and Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350. Here’s what to know:

Many of your favorite stars climbed their way to the top as extras before catching their big break. ET Online is breaks down the first on-screen roles of five of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Lucy Li made two double bogeys, a triple bogey and finished her historic round at the U.S. Women's Open just like any other 11-year-old girl. She went straight for an ice cream.

Jeremy Meeks, a 30-year-old convicted felon, was arrested on felony weapons charges as part of Weston Ranch Operation Ceasefire, which targeted an increase in shootings and robberies in the area. While such alleged behavior cannot be condoned, there’s a funny story behind the mugshot that has more than 33,000 “likes” since Stockton police put it on their website.

Here’s the skinny on the Amazon Fire phone, unveiled Wednesday, courtesy Time Magazine.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” movie releases the first picture of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey. The film is scheduled for Valentine’s Day weekend 2015.

Under enormous security, the U.S. government - although it’s against federal law to grow marijuana - cultivates some of the purest pot in the country. Uncle Sam spends almost a million dollars a year on a contract with the University of Mississippi to grow cannabis and manufacture marijuana cigarettes. The UMiss farm is currently the only source in the US for legal marijuana for researchers, and the government currently gives it away to researchers who get all the right approvals.

Tempers flared during the second day of the Seattle Seahawks' minicamp, with cornerback Richard Sherman and wide receiver Phil Bates in the middle of a heated scuffle.

To celebrate the World Cup, Buzz60 asks people on the street whether famous quotes come from World Cup players and coaches or famous cartoon characters.

Former “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino gets into a fight in a tanning salon he co-owns with his brother and is charged with simple assault.

Find out what went wrong on stage and what happened behind the scenes of Pitbull and J.Lo World Cup event.

After a man suffers physical distress and becomes unconscious, his car slams into a fuel pump at a gas station in New York state, causing a fire and explosion. In the meantime, an off-duty New York state police investigator rescues the car’s driver before the conflagration spreads.

Soccer fans in Sacramento got behind Mexico in its first game in 2014 World Cup competition, a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in Natal, Brazil. This video by The Bee’s Hector Amezcua features the spirited capital support for Mexico.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie helped Jimmy Fallon demonstrate “the evolution of dad dancing” during a segment of The Tonight Show. He later joked his dancing was more humiliating to his family than the bridge scandal.

Heisman Trophy winner and Florida State outfielder Jameis Winston matches the A’s Yoenis Cespedes’ incredible throws.

President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by doing a tandem parachute jump from a helicopter. The jump, descent and landing were all satisfactory with an on-the-mark touch down.

About Video Break Blog

David Caraccio is a Sacramento native and online news editor with over 23 years of journalism experience. A graduate of San Diego State University, he enjoys finding and viewing videos worth watching. Email: dcaraccio@sacbee.com. On Twitter: @DavidCaraccio. Phone: (916) 321-1125.

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