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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.


From the old comes something new

A Placerville native who left its golden past behind as she explored big-city life has returned with her own way of mining for riches — Molly Carter is offering her home decorating expertise amid quality merchandise at a location not far from where prospectors once dug for nuggets.


Emotional Statements from Parents, Kids in Torture Case

RIVERSIDE (AP) — A Southern California couple who pleaded guilty to locking up and abusing 12 of their 13 children for years, as well as some of the victims, made their first public comments Friday during an emotion-charged hearing where the parents were sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office crime log: April 6-11

The following is from El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office logs:. A 35-year-old woman reported her vehicle was set on fire on 3rd Street in Camino, with the suspect listed as another 35-year-old woman. The investigation is ongoing.


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


Officials: Suspect arrested after stealing SMUD truck

ELK GROVE, Calif. (KCRA) — A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after stealing a SMUD line truck and leading officers on a chase, officials said. The SMUD truck driver was carjacked by the suspect, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said. He suffered minor injuries during the theft, SMUD


Abandoned house burns off Missouri Flat Road

An abandoned house was consumed by flames Wednesday afternoon on Perks Court near the eastbound Missouri Flat/Highway 50 onramp in Placerville. At 1:47 p.m., Diamond Springs Fire, Cal Fire and El Dorado County Fire personnel responded to a dispatch report of a structure fire and extinguished the bla


Chase, shots fired after SMUD vehicle carjacked near Elk Grove

ELK GROVE, Calif — A Sacramento Municipal Utility Vehicle (SMUD) was carjacked in Elk Grove, Friday afternoon. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle, a full-size SMUD pickup with a boom lift, was taken near Waterman Road and Grant Line Road after the carjacker assaulted a


Call Kurtis Investigates: 96-Year-Old WWII Hero Never Received Medals

PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – Robert Anthony Nunn was just 20-years-old when two Japanese torpedoes sunk his warship, the USS Northampton, in the Battle of Guadalcanal. He recalls having to jump off that ship as it sank into the Pacific off the Solomon Islands.


Man who fell in Folsom Lake ID'd; search suspended

EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) — Authorities said Thursday they had called off the search for a man who fell in Folsom Lake over the weekend. Alexander Ham, 29, was reported missing Sunday evening after his jet ski capsized. He had been at the lake with a friend, but the two became separated at som


You’ll never guess the most expensive and affordable theme parks in California

A new survey by a vacation planning website has found that Universal Studios Hollywood is the most expensive theme park in California and Knott’s Berry Farm is the most affordable — but not for the reasons you might expect.


Convicted killer granted new trial

Ricky Leo Davis, the man convicted of the vicious 1985 stabbing murder of a woman at a home in El Dorado Hills has had the jury verdict thrown out and could be getting a new trial.


Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat's den in den


Man identified in possible drowning at Folsom Lake

EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. — Authorities have identified a man who's been missing on Folsom Lake since Sunday as 29-year-old Alexander Ham of Vineyard, California. According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Ham was reported missing around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.


Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes off the coast from Eureka, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 31 miles from Capetown, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:17 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.1 miles.


Court Rules Against Trump’s Attempt to Block California Law Limiting Law Enforcement’s Cooperation With Immigration Authorities

A federal appeals court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to block a California law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.


California man sets self on fire in Target parking lot: officials

A California man on Wednesday suffered third-degree burns to the front half of his body after he used a lighter to melt a gasoline-filled jug, fire officials said. The unintended immolation took place in a Target parking lot in Modesto, about 100 miles east of San Francisco. The man, who was not ide


Soldier Pushing To Get Stray Dog He Met While Deployed In Afghanistan Back To Sacramento County

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – A soldier from Sacramento County is working to get a dog he formed a special bond with in Afghanistan back to the US. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says the soldier, named Joe, is a close friend of one of their deputies.


Fire in Paradise, California, poisoned the water with 'toxic cocktail'

PARADISE, Calif. — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said.