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Sacramento Police Determining Whether Security Guard Was Justified In Shooting

Former Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness says security guards to not share the same protections as police when using a weapon with deadly force. They can only fire in self-defense.


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Grand Jury: Sacramento County’s Mental Health Cuts Tax Law Enforcement, Hospitals

The cost of treating patients has weighed heavily on the county since the closure of its Crisis Stabilization Unit in 2009, the report states. What was supposed to save the county, the grand jury argues has instead overwhelmed both law enforcement and local hospitals.



Sacramento County CPS Recruiting Foster Parents For LGBTQ Children, Teens

The task force is recruiting foster parents specifically for those children. Candidates can be LGBTQ or not, but they must be supportive of kids who identify as LGBTQ.


File photo of a judge's gavel. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Former Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Convicted Of Dealing Illegal Firearms

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the 33-year-old former deputy from Elk Grove was selling guns that can be obtained by law enforcement officers but are not on California’s list of handguns approved for sale to the general public.


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Sacramento County Adds Cesar Chavez Holiday

The holiday is recognized statewide in honor of the late farm labor leader with a day off, but Sacramento County’s 11,500 employees didn’t fall under that.


Scene of the fire Sunday night. (Credit: Metro Fire)

Two Fires To Blame For Smoky Skies In Sacramento

Two small fires near Grant Line and Sloughhouse Roads look to be to blame for smoky skies in the Sacramento area Sunday night.


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Wife Of Fallen Sacramento County Deputy Pleads For Return Of Memorial Bench

The memorial along a rural road south of Jackson Highway is a place where she has found some peace. It’s also where her husband was gunned down more than eight years ago.


Photo of Jadianna provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff’s Department Looking For Missing Sacramento Girl, 6

Jadianna Larson, 6, was last seen at her home in the 3900 block of 47th Avenue at 11 a.m. Her caretaker had a medical emergency that wasn’t discovered until 8:30 p.m. by a visiting family member.



Fallen Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy’s Memorial Bench Stolen

The bench honoring deputy Jeff Mitchell went missing last week, but the department verified the bench had been stolen on Thursday and not simply removed for maintenance.


Sullivan's booking photo. (Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff's Department)

Man Arrested After Stabbing, Standoff Inside Sacramento County Home

A SWAT standoff unfolded inside a Sacramento County home Tuesday where a woman was reportedly stabbed.


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Retail Jobs Are In Abundance In Sacramento County

From the Sierra down, the drought has cost the region thousands of jobs.


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Watt Avenue Bus Lane Is Finished, So Why Isn’t It Being Used?

Mark Lonergan with Regional Transit says the lane is a first of its kind in the area. The two-mile stretch that travels over Highway 50 toward La Riviera Drive will allow two buses to travel on a single lane in opposite directions through one of the most congested areas of the county.