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Judge sentences Fairfield woman for drowning young grandson

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield grandmother was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison for the drowning death of her young grandson more than three years ago. Dawn D. Raines-Hewes, 54, pleaded guilty in January to a charge of second-degree murder. She had previously pleaded not guilty and not guilty


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Police: Man Arrested After Stabbing Two Family Members at Elk Grove Home

ELK GROVE – Elk Grove Police have arrested a man after officers say he stabbed two family members Friday evening. Around 6:55 p.m., officers responded to the 9400 block of Dantley Court where they located a man and a woman suffering from several stab wounds.


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CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Girl hides from suspicious car in Vacaville neighborhood

VACAVILLE, Calif. (KCRA) — Officials are investigating after a suspicious car followed a girl walking in a Vacaville neighborhood, police said Friday. The girl was walking near Ulatis Drive and Leisure Town Road when she noticed a dark-colored Pontiac following her, Vacaville police said.


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Here’s what California marijuana smokers think about driving while high

Many cannabis-culture celebrations will take place on 4/20 (April 20), so here’s a look at some pot smokers’ opinions on driving and tips to self-assess if you are too high.


DUI Suspect Who Hit Pregnant Woman Turns Himself Into Deputies

RIO LINDA (CBS13) — The DUI suspect who hit a pregnant woman in Rio Linda last week has turned himself in, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Officials said Ronny Haines Ward turned himself in at 3 p.m., three days after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Ward has been charged wi


Vacaville Police Want Motive Behind Man Who Allegedly Followed Young Girl

VACAVILLE -- Police say a Vacaville teen did the right thing when she noticed she was in a situation she didn’t want any part of. So, she took cover behind a truck before running away from a car that was following her.


Standoff suspect also previously shut down Benicia Bridge with threats

BENICIA — A 54-year-old Benicia man remained in jail Friday after his arrest late Thursday at the close of an eight-hour standoff on 300 block of East H Street. Rodney Brinkerhoff was booked into Solano County Jail on a variety of misdemeanor and felony allegation that include false imprisonment of


‘We let the public down’: Outrage swirls after man convicted of 1985 Richmond murder freed from Death Row

MARTINEZ — A February plea deal that set a man free from Death Row 33 years after he was convicted of raping and beating an 84-year-old widow to death has led to harsh criticism from inside and outside the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office.


Parents who tortured children get life after hearing victims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of their children spoke publicly for the first time Friday, alternately condemning and forgiving their parents before a judge sentenced the pair to up to life in prison.


Memorial for children lost to violence is April 26 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — The annual Children’s Memorial Flag Day remembrance will take place from noon to 1 p.m. April 26 in front of the Solano County Health and Social Services building.


Traffic alert: All lanes of northbound I-680 blocked after fire at Benicia Bridge toll plaza

BENICIA — The Benicia Bridge toll booth plaza suffered damage Friday after a box truck became engulfed in flames that spread to at least one of the booths, the California Highway Patrol said.


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Prep baseball: Vacaville completes sweep of Vikings, takes control of MEL

FAIRFIELD — The Vacaville High baseball team moved a big step closer to its third straight Monticello Empire League title and its seventh in the last eight years by steamrolling Vanden, 10-1, Friday.


Martinez: Man killed in head-on collision on Alhambra Avenue

MARTINEZ — A man was killed in a head-on crash with another driver in Martinez on Friday afternoon, according to police. The collision was reported about 2:40 p.m. on Alhambra Avenue at Alhambra Valley Road.


More court dates set for several accused of felonies

Court dates continue for several defendants charged with felonies in Solano County Superior Court:. A 35-year-old Vacaville man who police say stole his roommate’s lottery ticket worth $10 million will face another court date next month in a case that made national headlines when he was arrested.


Napa Couple Arrested For Drug Possession, Child Endangerment

NAPA (CBS SF) – A Napa couple was arrested Wednesday for child endangerment when methamphetamine allegedly was found in a Napa residence where a three-month-old child was living, the Napa Special Investigations Bureau said Thursday.


Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects

Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to