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Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle

Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle


Sacramento police need the public's help finding a suspect vehicle in an injury hit-and-run case.

A bicyclist, a woman in her 40s, was going south on the 6800 block of 24th Street around 4 a.m. on Sunday, July 15 when she was hit by a SUV. Police said she suffered serious injuries.

Through the investigation, detectives believe the SUV to be a 1996-2001 Ford Explorer or a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer. Police said it is a dark colored SUV and would have damage to the right front headlight area, with possible damage to the right front hood area.

Innovative Broadway art project enters beta phase

Innovative Broadway art project enters beta phase

Broadway Augmented, an art project that explores augmented reality, is now in the final testing phase. Public artworks have been created for the sophisticated, high-tech undertaking – but only in the virtual world.

The project is a partnership of Sacramento State, the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), the Greater Broadway Partnership District and the Urban Land Institute... Read More

Trial ordered for man in 13-year-old's killing at Rosemont


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A man has been ordered to stand trial for murder in the death of a 13-year-old girl who was found stabbed and beaten in a baseball dugout at a Sacramento County park two years ago.

The Sacramento Bee reports prosecutors said Thursday that DNA on smoked cigarettes found at the scene match the suspect, 24-year-old Ryan Douglas Roberts, and the young victim.

Prosecutors say the evidence suggests they were in the dugout together, smoking.

Roberts was arrested last year in the March 2012 death of Jessica Funk-Haslam. His DNA was collected after he was arrested months earlier on suspicion of domestic violence.

A woman walking her dog found Funk-Haslam's body in a baseball dugout in Rosemont Community Park after the teen left home following an argument with her mom.

Nursing professor awarded prestigious fellows honor

Nursing professor awarded prestigious fellows honor

Christine Vourakis, a Sacramento State professor of nursing and a nationally recognized expert on mental health and addictions, has been named to the 2014 Class of Fellows by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). She will be inducted during the organization’s October conference in Washington, D.C... Read More

Car takes out front of home


A car that crashed into a home on the 3000 block of Rosemont Drive early Tuesday evening caused heavy damage.

It wasn't clear if anyone was injured.

Witnesses said at least one man ran from the car.

Little else was known. Sacramento County sheriff's deputies were investigating.


Baby dies after arriving at Sacramento firehouse

Baby dies after arriving at Sacramento firehouse


SACRAMENTO - Sacramento police are investigating the death of a baby girl who was taken to a fire station with a traumatic injury.

The 14-month-old girl was in a state of medical distress when she was taken to Sacramento Fire Station No. 17 around 5:30 p.m. Friday. The baby was then transported to UC Davis Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Police said homicide detectives were called to the hospital to investigate because the baby had unexplained physical trauma. Investigators haven't determined a cause of death. Her identity will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office.

Detectives found that the mother's boyfriend was taking care of the toddler while she was at work. When the mother returned home, she saw that the girl needed medical help. She and her boyfriend then took the baby to the fire station.

Firefighters urge extreme caution when using fireworks

Firefighters urge extreme caution when using fireworks


SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento area has seen an average of one serious fire a day in recent weeks. And when fireworks go on sale at noon on Saturday, fire agencies start their busiest week of the fire season.

"We're seeing fires daily," Sacramento Metro Fire spokesperson Michelle Eidam said. "We all know that, so what we want people to hear clearly is, enjoy the fireworks but be really, really smart about them."

Eidam points out that safe and sane fireworks are illegal for anyone under 18 to use.

"Because of the fire danger. There's a million reasons, but that's a hard and fast rule," Eidam said. "Parents will be cited, parents can be cited."

Eidam said safe and sane fireworks should never be modified and or used more than one at a time. Fireworks that are not safe and sane are easily recognized, she said.