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POLLOCK PINES (CBS13) — The King Fire in El Dorado County spent most of Tuesday evening threatening to jump across Highway 50, closing a stretch of the road. Hundreds in the path of the 12,780-acre blaze are under mandatory evacuation orders, as Highway 50 closed in both directions between Sly Park Road to Riverton Sand Shed. Cal Fire said on Monday that the fire jumping Highway 50 and heading toward Pollock Pines and Sly Park
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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The ravenous King fire, burning in the Eldorado National Forest, has forced the evacuation of the remote Swansboro Country community in El Dorado County. Firefighters hose down hot spots of the King Fire near Pollack Pines, Calif., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The fire, which started Sunday has consumed more than 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes. People in a Pollock Pines gas station parking lot watch as a large smoke plume billows from
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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The California Highway Patrol reports the closure of Highway 50 in both directions between Sly Park Road and Fresh Pond in El Dorado County due to the King fire, and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has issued mandatory evacuations for neighborhoods in the eastern portion of Pollock Pines. People in a Pollock Pines gas station parking lot watch as a large smoke plume billows from the King fire in El Dorado County as it continues
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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Highway 50 is closed in both directions between Sly Park Road and Fresh Pond in El Dorado County on Tuesday night due to the massive fire that started several days ago near Pollock Pines.
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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Elk Grove Unified School District’s board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to hire a local resident and Valley High School graduate as its new superintendent. Christopher R. Hoffman
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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When the blaze broke out in a Siskiyou County pasture Monday afternoon, the thing that struck residents was the speed at which it blew into an inferno that swept over 100 homes and other structures. The bell that just hours before was a prominent feature of Holy Family Catholic Church in Weed rests on some of the bricks that remain after fire destroyed the structure. The Roseburg forest products shop burned, but the adjoining mill survived the
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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The King fire is burning near the south fork of the American River. People in a Pollock Pines gas station parking lot watch as a large smoke plume billows from the King fire in El Dorado County as it continues to spread and burn through dry conditions on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. People in a Pollock Pines gas station parking lot watch as a large smoke plume billows from the King fire in El Dorado County as
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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The man accused of battery and other charges on a former CalPERS board member who later died made a brief court appearance Tuesday and had a preliminary hearing set on his pending case. Charles Valdes
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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Federal officials have changed their minds about the Valley elderberry longhorn beetle: It will remain protected by the Endangered Species Act. The decision is a disappointment to developers and flood-control agencies, which had hoped to avoid the expense of dealing with the bug. Federal wildlife officials have decided there is insufficient evidence of a rebound to take the Valley elderberry longhorn beetle off the endangered species list.
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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Despite national acclaim, Mayor Kevin Johnson faces his most formidable foe of all right now – one with the power to pour cold water on him and his political legacy. Marcos Breton
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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Aided by calmer winds and another day of fire-retardant bomber sorties, firefighters mopped up Tuesday around the smoldering remains of 150 structures, most of them homes, after a wind-driven wildfire raced through a hillside neighborhood and forced more than 1,000 people to flee this small town near the Oregon border.
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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ELK GROVE (CBS13) — An Elk Grove High School student will head across the pond to take on other athletes in an unusual sport. Meranda Detlefsen has been figure roller skating since she was in the second grade. Now, she’s been invited to Europe to compete against athletes from around the world. She’s been waiting 15 years to be on this world stage, But there are still 1,500 obstacles standing in her way “I’m so excited,” she said. It’s
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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When Major League Soccer executives visit Sacramento on Thursday to discuss a potential expansion team, they’ll get high-level briefings with the corporate community – and a chance to party with fans. Fans react after Republic FC scores on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Sacramento Calif. Sacramento has moved into contention for a Major League Soccer team on the strength of Republic FC, the minor league franchise that began play this year and has drawn huge crowds, including
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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A man named as a person of interest in July's deadly Stockton bank robbery turned himself in, authorities said.
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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Ed Popejoy, an early Sacramento TV news cameraman who later filmed public works projects for the state, died Sept. 7 with emphysema and pneumonia, his son, Greg, said. He was 84. Ed Popejoy, a former TV cameraman and motion picture specialist for the state. Ed Popejoy, a former TV cameraman and motion picture specialist for the state.
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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Protesters disrupted a board meeting of the California Housing Finance Agency on Tuesday and demanded that the agency’s Keep Your Home California program move faster to aid homeowners with $2 billion it received from the federal Hardest Hit Fund.
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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evacs King Fire Update: Blaze Encroaching On Highway 50 As Crews Fight To Keep It From Jumping
8:30 p.m. UPDATE: The battle line right now is Highway 50. The blaze has burned right up to the four-lane highway, meaning road closures in the area are possible. There is a significant risk of embers crossing the highway and heading toward homes across the way. Crews are currently trying to stop the spread at the highway. You can see embers floating up and across 50. That's why firefighters have been soaking trees on the EB
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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A man sought by police in connection with a fatal July bank robbery in Stockton met with investigators Tuesday and was then released. A security guard sits in front of the Bank of the West branch on Thornton Rd. in Stockton that was robbed Wednesday by three men who took three hostages. Two suspects and a hostage were killed after a shootout with police.
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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A car plowed into an Elk Grove preschool Tuesday morning. Car crashes into Elk Grove preschool
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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A 22-year-old man has been arrested on homicide and attempted homicide charges in connection with a May 10 shooting at Peregrine Park in Sacramento.
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Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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