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Power Line Snaps, Cutting Power To More Than 13,000 In Citrus Heights/North Highlands

A snapped power line knocked out power to more than 13,000 in the North Highlands and Citrus Heights areas Friday morning.


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Power Outage Leaves Hundreds In The Dark

A power outage in one Sacramento neighborhood left hundreds in the dark on Tuesday. There were 400 people left without power in the area of Bailey Way just prior to 5 a.m.



City Council Honors Man For Heroism In SMUD Shooting

In February, John Bigwood came face-to-face with an armed gunman after a confrontation between two men led to a shooting at the SMUD building.


Jerome Votaw (left), Robert Gully (right)Police say Gully shot and killed Votaw before turning the gun on himself.

UPDATE: Murder-Suicide Stemmed From Love Triangle

Sacramento Police are confirming that a murder-suicide outside of SMUD headquarters on Tuesday night stemmed from love triangle.


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Vandals Knock Out Power To Thousands In North Highlands

Vandals knocked out power to about 30,000 customers in North Highlands overnight, according to SMUD officials.



Call Kurtis: Power Bill Confusion

A $9.30 monthly energy bill? As the weather warmed and the sun began to shine in his Sacramento neighborhood last February, the solar panels Edward Robinson had purchased for about $30,000 were finally paying off, saving him about $150 a month.

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Power Restored To Arden-Arcade Area

Thousands of Arden-Arcade residents were without electricity for a few hours after a power line came down Sunday afternoon.


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Copper Thieves Hit Hardware Store In Sacramento

Sacramento County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to track down the thief or thieves who stole copper from an electrical box behind a hardware store in Sacramento overnight.


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Blown Transformer Knocks Out Power To Thousands In Sacramento

Thousands of people in North Sacramento were without power this morning after a large power line fell possibly due to a transformer explosion.


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Two Arrested For Copper Wire Theft At SMUD Building

Two people are in police custody for allegedly stealing copper in east Sacramento.


Terry Allen has a large collection of bugs he has gathered himself, many of which were caught in his own flower bed.

Man Tussles With SMUD Over Flower Bed ‘Laboratory’

A local entomologist may have discovered the cause of one of the most puzzling environmental mysteries scientists are trying to solve, but a fight with SMUD almost put his front-yard laboratory at risk.


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Underground Wiring Problem Knocks Out Power In Folsom

An underground wiring problem knocked out power to about 3,000 customers in Folsom early Friday, according to SMUD.