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Fire crews return to South Sacramento home for another fire


After extinguishing a South Sacramento house fire Sunday night, fire crews returned to the same home 14 hours later for a second fire Monday afternoon. 

The Sacramento Fire Department reported flames and smoke were coming from the roof of the home on 24th Street, near John Still Drive. According to crews on the scene, the fire smoldered and restarted.

There were no fatalities and three dogs, along with a basket of puppies, were saved rescued.

Suspicious device found in South Sacramento


 

A suspicious device was found on Saturday in a parking lot in South Sacramento.

Police said the device was reported at around 5:30 near the Bel Air hotel at 1301 Florin Road.

Police are setting up a perimeter to investigate further. 

Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

Proposed California budget bolsters reserves, increases education spending

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How the south Sacramento Grinch tried to steal Christmas


It's not uncommon for burglaries to spike around the holiday season.

The Sacramento County Sheriff Office received 12 reports of burglaries in the five days leading up to Christmas in South Sacramento neighborhoods, and that's just in the areas they patrol.

One community is coming together to save a south Sacramento family's Christmas after their home was burglarized.

On Tuesday evening, Kristen Gregory came home to everything ransacked and torn apart.

Gregory says all her doors and windows were locked but thieves got in by popping the screens off the windows.

While most people are spending Christmas opening presents, her family is picking up the pieces of a house that no longer feels like home.

South Sacramento homes evacuated Christmas morning after shots fired


Several homes in south Sacramento were evacuated Friday morning -- Christmas Day -- after an apparent domestic dispute lead to gunfire and a standoff with deputies. 

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office said at 4:30 a.m. they were called about shots being fired inside a home near Nina and Thurman Ways. 

Spencer Louis Sawyer, 35, and his girlfriend were in an argument when Sawyer fired rounds, according to sheriff's department spokesperson Tony Turnbull. 

 

Turnbull said Sawyer was not shooting at his girlfriend, he was just firing in general. 

Investigators finds new details about a fire that killed two children


SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Fire Department has released some new details about the South Sacramento fire that killed two children December 1st on Babette Way.

The investigation revealed fire crews were no stranger to the address, with two other fires breaking out there in 2012 and 2013.

Lanes reopen after fatal crash involving FedEx truck partially closed I-5


A fatal accident involving a FedEx big rig blocked all northbound lanes on Interstate 5 near Seamas Avenue in South Sacramento on Thursday morning until around 6:30 that night.

According to CHP officer Michael Bradley, the FedEx truck was driving on the southbound side of Interstate 5 around 6 a.m. in the rain. The driver lost control, hit the center median and crossed into the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, hitting a truck in the process, killing the male driver of the pick-up truck.

The victim was later identified as Elijah Jackson, 45, from Elk Grove. The driver of the FedEx truck was identified as a woman, but authorities have not given any more information about her.

Caltrans tweeted Thursday afternoon that two northbound lanes reopened, while one lane on both northbound and southbound lanes will remain closed for repairs.