SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It’s the second part of our look back at 2017, and it has its fair share of disturbing video—a jaywalking suspect tackled and punched repeatedly, an 8-year-old robbed by a group of older kids. Also, marijuana.
It’s an issue that’s been a focus of Caltrans after a series of deadly wrong-way crashes in the Sacramento area over a five-month period in the Sacramento area in 2016. In response to those crashes, Caltrans rolled out new technology this year, to alert the California Highway Patrol, anytime there’s a wrong-way driver.
In an impressive coincidence, the serial killer suspect actually looked like the serial killer suspect.
Fire crews recommended if you’re going to ward off evil spirits, make sure to keep a careful eye on those candles.
The symptoms seemed so serious paramedics first called for a helicopter ambulance, landing on the practice field during the school day. The student-turned-patient was eventually driven by ground ambulance to a nearby hospital.
He wasn’t alone. Suspects in the area hit five different victims within a 15-mile radius.
A higher rate combined with a colder winter gave customers a case of sticker shock. The fact it was only one degree cooler than the year before wasn’t enough to nearly quadruple one customer’s rate.
A precautionary evacuation following problems with the emergency spillway displaced nearly 200,000 people in February. The dam itself never failed. But after the hasty evacuation, it would be an uneasy time before people were allowed to return home.
Witnesses told California Highway Patrol that a Nissan was speeding on the right shoulder, passing several cars, and hit a guard rail and the exit sign for Lincoln Boulevard.
The California Department of Corrections says inmate Brian Jones, 28, walked up to an officer and said, “What’s up?” Jones then allegedly pulled out an inmate-made weapon and started stabbing the officer.
Police said the suspect, who may have been a transient, had a brief conversation with the father and then tried to grab the girl.
It’s a disturbing video that his father couldn’t bear to watch.
“The video, they are showing him, kicking him, they cussing him out, they are slapping my son, and the person in the video is saying ‘Your dad can’t do anything about it.’”
A tragic ending was made worse by the weather as conditions were too hazardous to recover a woman whose car plunged underwater.
After years of drought, agriculture in the state faced a new problem: too much rain for planting.
In the wake of the Oroville Dam spillway emergency, the rain didn’t seem to stop, creating a dangerous situation throughout the region.
The massive warehouse created job opportunities for many leading into the holiday season.
Life has been fulfilling for 78-year-old Gary Barnes of Grass Valley. The decorated Vietnam veteran has earned his rest and relaxation as he sits on his deck and watches the deer.
But a recent phone call from a total stranger just made his life even more full.
It turns out she was no stranger at all.
Family members say Summer Waltman was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and has suffered heart complications for years. After having a baby last year, against doctor recommendations, her heart condition worsened.
A homeless veteran who has received a windfall of donations after an act of kindness plans on passing on his good karma to others.
A motion-activated home security camera has captured the rodents crawling in her kitchen at night. The rats have left multiple holes in the walls all over her home and chewed through her carpet, her dog’s bed, and her boy’s soccer ball. They’ve also come close to her sons.
Many in the Citrus Heights community were disturbed after an incident involving a car that ran over a family of ducks as they crossed the road. The mother duck died shortly after.
The driver did not face charges.
The remains of Shadow McClaine touched down at the Sacramento International Airport greeted by dozens of local service men and women along with her grieving family.
Two fellow soldiers Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray, her ex-husband, and Specialist Charles Robinson were charged in November with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy.
It’s far from the first time last winter has appeared on this list, and it’s a sign of what kind of devastation splayed throughout the region.
The video was disturbing—a Sacramento Police officer took down a man suspected of jaywalking and repeatedly punched him.
The investigation is now over, but whether the officer’s actions violated department policy is sealed. Hahn says Figueroa will take dozens of hours of training over the next month before returning to his normal patrol.
She went in to a Stockton Walmart for some Black Friday shopping. She never came out.
It looked like a clothing store in Vacaville, but federal drug agents say cocaine and marijuana were being sold to local high school students inside. School crossing signs are posted at the intersection where federal prosecutors allege a retail store-owner targeted Vacaville’s Will C. Wood High School students for drug sales.