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Suspect arrested after CHP officer killed in Fairfield crash

CHP Officer Kirk Griess is seen in this undated image. (Solono County CHP/Facebook)FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KGO) --The California Highway Patrol will hold a press conference to announce the arrest of a suspect in a crash that killed a motorcycle officer near Fairfield last week.The officer was identified

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-08-15 23:04:35

Police Identify Suspect In Woman's Murder Last Week

FAIRFIELD (BCN)Fairfield police have identified 43-year-old Iyesia James of Woodland as a suspect in the murder of a Fairfield woman last week.James and the victim, Letha Bell Portis, 51, knew each other and had an altercation immediately before the slaying on Aug. 6.Portis was found bleeding in a p

SFGATE - 2018-08-16 19:28:01

Vacaville roads to close for CHP officer’s procession

• 9 to 10 a.m. (Route #2) The procession will proceed from Vaca Hills Chapel eastbound on Elmira Road to northbound Leisure Town Road. The procession will travel northbound on Leisure Town Road, east on Vaca Valley Parkway, south on East Ackerly Drive, and then south on Horse Creek Drive before arri

VACAVILLE REPORTER - 2018-08-17 02:02:04

Man accused in deadly I-80 accident in Fairfield posts bail

"The message needs to be sent, your actions have consequences when you make a call or answer a text, lives are at stake," said CHP Captain Mark Headrick.

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-08-16 17:25:03

Update: Man charged in deaths of CHP officer, Filipino man

Sean Walker, 36, of Rockland was charged Wednesday and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Solano County Superior Court in Fairfield.

NAPA VALLEY REGISTER - 2018-08-16 14:15:00

Suspect named in Fairfield slaying

Late Thursday, police announced that Iyesia James, 43, of Woodland, is wanted in connection with the killing of the Fairfield woman.

VACAVILLE REPORTER - 2018-08-17 02:02:27

CHP to honor fallen officer with memorial service

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KGO) --A memorial service is being held for fallen CHP Officer Kirk Griess on Friday. Griess was killed when an alleged reckless driver crashed on westbound I-80 in Fairfield.RELATED:Man accused in deadly I-80 crash in Fairfield posts bailMotorist Jaime Manuel was also killed in t

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-08-16 21:38:17

Firefighters quickly bring Putah Creek blaze under control

Firefighters worked quickly to bring a small grass fire under control after it erupted near the city border on Thursday.The fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. along the 5200 block of Putah Creek Road, according to information published on the PulsePoint smartphone app.Fire crews from Winters, Vacaville

WINTERSEXPRESS.COM - 2018-08-16 22:48:44

CHP: Rocklin man arrested in crash that killed officer, another driver

Sean Matthew Walker, 36, was arrested for his involvement in Friday’s crash that killedOfficer Kirk Griessand Jaime Bueza Manuel.

KCRA.COM - 2018-08-16 01:11:00

Rio Vista Bridge Closure Announced

RIO VISTA, CA — The Rio Vista Bridge, which connects Solano and Sacramento counties on state Highway 12, will be closed today at 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday as Caltrans crews continue to complete work on the drawbridge.

PATCH - 2018-08-16 16:38:04

Vacaville City Council votes to create six voting districts

Until this vote, Vacaville operated under an “at large” system, meaning no separate voting districts. The idea is to break up the city into various districts so as to better represent its constituents on the council. There will now be seven council members including the mayor, which remain an “at la

VACAVILLE REPORTER - 2018-08-16 02:40:56

Napa Sex Trafficking Arrest: Man Allegedly Tried To Recruit Girl

NAPA COUNTY, CA — The Napa Special Investigations Bureau arrested a San Bernardino man this month on suspicion of trying to recruit a 16-year-old girl into the commercial sex trade. Travonte Gasaway Jr., 21, allegedly contacted a social media profile of a fictitious 16-year-old Napa County girl. The

PATCH - 2018-08-16 00:19:56

50 Employers Hiring Right Now In Dixon, North Bay

DIXON, CA — From retail and management jobs to positions in hospitality and healthcare, the listings in this week's employment postings on our Dixon Patch Jobs Board are chock-full of opportunities for those on the hunt for the perfect job. We have curated some of the most recent job openings listed


Vacaville murder suspect faces more legal proceedings next week

A Vacaville man charged with the July 22 murder of his on-again, off-again girlfriend appeared Tuesday in Solano County Superior Court for more legal proceedings, which were postponed until next week.


News Flash: Fairfield grass fire along I-80 jumps to 2 alarms; causes evacuations

ByDaily Republic StaffFAIRFIELD — Firefighters responded during the Monday evening commute to a grass fire along Interstate 80 in Fairfield that initial reports show has a fast rate of spread and quickly led to the evacuation of residents of a nearby mobile home park.The fire was reported shortly af


Suspect charged in double fatal I-80 collision that killed CHP officer

A 36-year-old Rocklin man was charged Tuesday with two counts of felony gross vehicular manslaughter and one count of reckless driving causing fatal injuries in connection with last week’s Interstate 80 collision that killed a California Highway Patrol officer, authorities said.At a press conference

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-08-15 18:50:23

Vacaville Neighborhood Court seeks volunteers

VACAVILLE — Anyone who wishes to be a volunteer panelist or facilitator for the Vacaville Neighborhood Court program can apply now.Applications for the program – initiated by the Solano County District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Vacaville Police Department – are available at .The cour


Sonoma, Napa Receive Nearly $100M In Grants For Wildfire Recovery

More than $99 million in grants must go to Sonoma County, the 94558 zip code in the city of Napa and other areas that were most impacted by wildfires, according to Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Napa, and Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael.


Starving, abandoned baby murres washing ashore in Bay Area

At this age, they should be learning to fish with their fathers, their primary caretakers. So far, 100 chicks have become separated from their parents and washed ashore on the Northern California coast between Marin and Monterey.

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-08-15 22:05:36

Broken Rio Vista Bridge causes problems for shipping industry

After problems on the Rio Vista Bridge left drivers stranded for hours, now the bridge is stuck in the down position, preventing large ships from entering and exiting the Port of West Sacramento.