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FOLSOM (CBS13) – A mountain lion that was spotted in Folsom on Sunday has been captured. The animal was captured around 10:20 p.m. Sunday by officials from California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Folsom police officers. The first reported sighting of the mountain lion happened on Sunday morning, and was made by a resident on Fargo Way, according to a statement from Andrew Bates, a spokesperson for the Folsom Police Department. Another sighting happened at 7
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
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TURLOCK (CBS13) – Police are asking the public to help identify a man found dead near the Union Pacific railroad tracks. On Saturday morning, just after 8 a.m., police responded to a report of a body on Golden State Boulevard north of Fulkerth Road. The cause of death is still being investigated. The man is believed to be between 16 and 21 years old. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department.
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
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LODI (CBS13) – A little dog is inspiring a lot of love in Lodi. Snoopy, a miniature pinscher, who gets around with only his hind legs, was left recently at an animal shelter and now a community is rallying to get him some help. “He basically pulls himself with his front feet,” said Patricia Sherman, co-founder of Animal Friends Connection Humane Society. Almost a month ago, Snoopy was dropped off at Animal Friends Connection Humane Society
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
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A team of Air National Guard pilots and crew members flew firefighting aircraft throughout the day Sunday as they worked to stop the spread of the Rocky Fire in Lake County.
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
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LOWER LAKE, Calif. (CBS/AP) – Fire officials say a massive fire in the Lower Lake area north of San Francisco has destroyed dozens of homes and buildings and is threatening thousands more. As of Sunday night, the fast-moving Rocky Fire has charred 54,000 acres — a nearly 15 percent increase from Sunday morning, and is five percent contained, according to Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant. As of Sunday morning, the fire had destroyed 24 homes and
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
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Interstate 80 near Donner Lake was bogged down Sunday due to a big rig crash on the eastbound side.
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
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LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a firefighter found dead during the initial attack against a fire in the Modoc National Forest will be conducted this week. The service says that as part of the autopsy to determine Engine Capt. David Ruhl's cause of death, lab tests will be conducted and that it may take up to five weeks to know the results. Ruhl
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
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A dead humpback whale has washed up at a beach in the city of Pacifica, the latest of a series of dead whales found along Northern California's coast since April.
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
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LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) – Fire officials say a massive blaze raging in the Lower Lake area north of San Francisco spread overnight covering more drought-stricken ground. Cal Fire says the fast-moving has charred 71 square miles by Sunday morning and is threatening 5,000 homes. It is only 5 percent contained. RELATED: Fire Near Clearlake Grows To 27,000 Acres; 24 Homes Destroyed The fire has destroyed 24 homes and 26 outbuildings. The wildfire has been raging in an area
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
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The sister of a Modesto doctor who was killed, along with her children, spoke about the deaths for the first time Saturday, just before a memorial service.
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
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AUBURN (CBS13) – An Auburn man says he killed a bear to protect his life and his chickens, but neighbors are crying foul. State wildlife officials say bear sightings are becoming more common because of the drought. Bears are known to get into people's trash, in search of food and water. But a 300-pound female bear lay dead in Earlene Olson's yard Saturday morning after it attacked her neighbor's free-roaming chickens – and she says it wasn't
Sat, Aug 01, 2015
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MODESTO (CBS13) – Heavy hearts unite a community in comfort and prayer as friends, family and former patients remember Dr. Amanda Crews. “We know she's in a better place with her children. God will take care of the rest of it,” said friend Isabel Booker. The 38-year-old – along with her two daughters Elizabeth Ripley, 6, and 6-month-old Rachael Martinez –were among the five killed in their Modesto home two weeks ago. “She was an amazing woman,” said
Sat, Aug 01, 2015
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Vacaville police arrested a Pleasanton couple Friday night in connection with a carjacking during a test drive.
Sat, Aug 01, 2015
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VACAVILLE (CBS13) – Police say a pair from Pleasanton led officers on a high-speed chase after stealing a car from a Vacaville dealership Friday evening. The incident started around 6:30 p.m., when 37-year-old Shane Woodcook and 33-year-old Shawna McLemore are said to have shown up at the dealership allegedly looking to buy a car. Police say the pair took a white Chevy Camaro SS on a test drive with a salesman. Shane and Shawna drove the Camaro
Sat, Aug 01, 2015
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase. Four women have killed themselves at California Institution for Women in San Bernardino County in the last 18 months, according to state records. The suicide rate at the facility is more than eight times the national rate for female inmates and
Sat, Aug 01, 2015
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A 55-year-old man died after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on Interstate 80 Saturday.
Sat, Aug 01, 2015
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LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) – Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground. Twenty-three large fires, many sparked by lightning strikes, were burning across Northern California on Saturday, said state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant. Some 8,000 firefighters were attempting to
Sat, Aug 01, 2015
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STOCKTON (CBS13) — A year after jumping from a speeding car to save her life from three armed robbers and police gunfire, a hostage is telling her story exclusively to CBS13. Stephanie Koussaya was the bank teller taken hostage in a wild police pursuit around Stockton in July 2014. She still has flashbacks to when she sat in silence next to an armed robber. “They were kind of focusing on just getting out. Getting away from the police.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015
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NORTH MORADA (CBS13) — San Joaquin County is threatening to cut all outdoor watering for homes in a wealthy enclave north of Stockton as the water district is out of money. North Morada residents pay a flat rate to use as much water as they want. Sprinklers keep the grass green at a plush estate while an unpopular rate increase looms. Without that increase, the neighborhood that uses seven times more water than the state average faces
Fri, Jul 31, 2015
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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — City leaders will consider breaking their pledge to encourage eating healthy snacks, because they say the healthy options aren't profitable. Evan McCutcheon encourages her three teenage kids to eat healthy snacks, and she likes what she sees in Sacramento's vending machines. Four years ago, the city made a pledge to encourage nutritious eating by requiring at least half of all food and drinks to be healthy in vending machines at city buildings, parks and
Fri, Jul 31, 2015
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