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Officials: 24 arrested after weeklong operation in San Joaquin County

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) — Twenty-four people were arrested Friday on charges of solicitation of a minor and contacting a minor for sex, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said.


People of San Joaquin County: A love story for the ages

Staying married for 70 years was the easy part for Anna and Aloyse Gacs. The journey they took to marry was the improbably difficult part. Theirs is a story of love, faith and hope.


Man killed in shooting near Sacramento's Strawberry Manor Park

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon near Strawberry Manor Park in Sacramento, according to Sacramento police. Police responded at about 3 p.m. to the 200 block of Danville Way, Sacramento Police Sgt. Vance Chandler said.


PD: 1 dead in North Sacramento shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a shooting outside a home in North Sacramento. Officials said that a man was shot at around 2:57 p.m. in the 200 block of Danville Way.


Officers, Neighbors Happy with Upgrades at San Joaquin County Honor Farm

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY -- New razor wires, lights and fences at San Joaquin County’s Honor Farm have just been installed. Deputies say the heightened security measures will make the minimum security jail safer for inmates, correctional officers and nearby families.


Attempted Murder Suspect Behind Bars In Elk Grove

ELK GROVE (CBS13) — A man behind bars, accused of stabbing two people in Elk Grove. It happened just before 7 p.m. Friday. Police say they found both victims with stab wounds on Dantley Court near Rossport Way.


A reporter’s role in bringing a killer to justice

I received an email message, via LinkedIn, a few days ago from former Tracy Press reporter Jennifer Wadsworth. I hadn’t heard from her for a while. She told me she was still in journalism as news editor of Metro Silicon Valley, a well-established alternative weekly in San Jose.


Video caught woman dumping 7 puppies behind California store

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are trying to identify a woman captured by security cameras tossing seven newborn puppies into a dumpster in Southern California. The Riverside County Department of Animal Services released surveillance video of the woman pulling up to a dumpster behind an auto p


North Sacramento Homicide Investigation Underway

NORTH SACRAMENTO -- Sacramento police are investigating a death after a shooting that took place near the 200 block of Danville Way in the Strawberry Manor neighborhood. Police say they received a call about one adult male with gunshot wounds just before 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.


Slide Show: 24 Central Valley Men Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Minors Online

LATHROP (CBS13) — Police, deputies, and parole officers from Lathrop, Manteca, and San Joaquin County conducted a week-long sex sting that landed 24 people behind bars. Detectives posed as decoys on social media, pretending to be under the age of 14. They say the men pictured in the slideshow below


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.


DNA from old razor helps solve California cold case from 40 years ago

ATASCADERO (CNN) - Police have cracked a cold case with DNA found on the razor of the man they say raped and killed two women more than four decades ago in California. DNA from a razor used by Arthur Rudy Martinez matches that left by the attacker at both crime scenes in the late 1970s, the San Luis


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.


Discovery Bay: Female Dies After Crashing Through Brick Wall

A young woman is killed Easter morning when her car crashed through a brick wall at the dead end of Winchester loop in the Town Discovery Bay. CHP is investigating this overnight fatal accident that happened in the private upscale gated community called The Lakes around 11:45 pm Saturday.


Tow Truck Drivers Pay Respect To A Couple That Crashed And Died In Sacramento River

WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Tow trucks drivers from across the region gathered to remember the couple whose truck plunged into the Sacramento River last month. “The towing industry comes together to show respect for fallen drivers,” says “tow truck driver Rob Firster.


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


California probation chiefs brace for changes to the juvenile justice system

When Lee Seale became Sacramento County’s chief probation officer in 2013, officials at his juvenile hall were grappling with how to prevent probation officers from using force against young detainees after multiple lawsuits, the resignation of a prior leader and a judge’s decree.


Walters: Why is California’s achievement gap so stubborn?

California has poured tens of billions of additional dollars into its public schools this decade on the assumption – or hope – that they would close the state’s stubborn academic “achievement gap.”


Man charged with murder in killing connected to model

LAS VEGAS — A 27-year-old ex-convict was charged Friday with murder and conspiracy in the killing of a California doctor whose bludgeoned corpse was found last month in the trunk of an abandoned car in the desert outside Las Vegas. The killing has also been linked to an ex-Playboy Italia model who w


Success and failure of protected species in California

The 2019 theme for Earth Day is ‘protect our species’ so today we look at some that are threatened or near extinction in California. The California flag features a grizzly bear that roamed the state, stood 8 feet and weighed more than a ton. The bear was considered a threat to livestock and people a