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Maria Medina

Maria Medina has been delivering the news since she was in middle school. Her first job was delivering newspapers in her neighborhood!

Email: mmedina@kovr.com
Twitter: @mariacbs13
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Before coming to CBS13, she worked for KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she extensively covered the unsolved murders of 11 women, the high-profile murder trial of man who killed a deputy and she uncovered problems at the Department of Labor.

Before moving to Albuquerque, Maria worked at KIMA in Yakima, Washington for two years.

During her off-time, she likes to surf or snowboard with her two sons.

Her goal is to travel around the world, including surfing in Australia.

Recent Stories By Maria


Placerville Women Were Shot To Death Before Home Burned Down

Firefighters discovered the bodies of Carolyn Hague and her girlfriend Crystal Ann Ward after putting out the flames that engulfed their Placerville home on Friday.


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Copper Thieves Leave Watt Avenue Light Rail Station Walk Dark For Months

A stretch of lights went out in December forcing commuters to walk in the dark. He says he’s talked to light-rail workers since then.



Suspect Who Tried To Turn Himself In Leaves After Waiting At Jail

He’s suspected in more than 100 break-ins in the last two months. After some time on the run, he apparently decided he’d had enough and tried to turn himself in.



Friends, Family Remember Woman Killed By Citrus Heights Police

Citrus Heights Police say the tried to pull her over on Sunday morning, but she refused. Instead, she rammed a patrol car with her car and lead officers on a high-speed chase.


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Carmichael Homeowners Will Vote On Property Tax Increase For Parks

Park rangers could be watching over more than a dozen parks in the area if homeowners are OK with paying $4 more a month in property taxes.


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Illegal Pot Grows Adding To California’s Water Woes

Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman has a new mission: catching illegal marijuana growers for stealing water.


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Foresthill Teen Lucky To Be Alive After 250-Foot Fall Down Steep Cliff

Placer County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Borden says Tyler Grady fell 250 feet down a vertical cliff and onto a ledge after trying to move a picnic table with a friend.



Professional Cuddling Service Opens Its Arms To Customers In Roseville

Cuddle Connection will open on Wednesday and has five different cuddle zones. Owner Kelly Peterson says she wants her clients to feel like they’ve spent a day at the spa.



Medical Miracle: H1N1 Victim Returns Home After Being On Her Deathbed

Fernanda Floren was by all means healthy at 51 years old. But more than three weeks ago, she was rushed to the hospital with flu-like symptoms and put on life support the next day.


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Turlock Man Fends Off Burglars With Help From Neighbors

The victim was in for the fight of his life as his daughter watched. Luckily a neighbor heard his cries for help.



Oakdale Youth Minister’s Child Pornography Arrest Has Police Looking For Victims

Tyler Bliss, 27, is the youth minister of Bethel Assembly of God in Oakdale, and a man trusted by many families to watch their kids.


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Sacramento Superhero Seeks Others To Fight Crime On City Streets

Silvershield is his name, and he agreed to step out of the shadows of the night to talk briefly about his agenda.