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Why Some Child Predators May Get Reduced Probation – And May Never Have To Complete TreatmentIt was intended to reduce the caseload for probation officers so they could focus on rehabilitating convicts, but some say the new law is letting child sex predators off early - in some cases before they complete rehabilitation.
Delayed Investigation Report, Denied Interview Requests Amid School False Positives & Quarantines Linked to CA COVID LabAfter months of denied requests for information and interviews from public health officials, CBS13 turned to the Governor for answers. His response indicated he may not be aware of what's been going on inside the state's $1.7 billion COVID testing lab.
Getting Answers: Who Can Penalize You For Not Getting Vaccinated?A recent CBS News Poll found four in ten Americans say they either don’t want the COVID-19 vaccine or aren’t sure if they're going to get it. But can they be required to get vaccinated?
Are False Positives or Sensitive Tests Responsible For School COVID Spikes? CBS13 Investigates - Troubled State LabAt least one school district has paused COVID testing after students got false-positive results from the state's troubled COVID-19 testing lab. Another says their positivity rate increased 1000% after switching to the state lab which has a 60% higher positivity rate than CA overall. Administrators are now calling for a state-wide moratorium on asymptomatic PCR testing for student athletes.
Delayed School COVID Results, Canceled Games and Contamination Concerns - More Trouble For CA COVID LabParents are demanding answers now a month after the state was supposed to release its investigation into its troubled COVID testing lab.
CBS13 Investigates: Should School Athletes Use Rapid COVID Tests Instead of State Lab PCR Test?Delayed COVID tests from the state lab forced some schools to cancel their football games Friday. Other teams decided to get rapid tests before the game and got to play. Now, two of those teams are quarantined because, when the state's results finally came in on Sunday, a player who had a negative rapid test Friday got a positive result from the state lab.
Abusive, Vindictive, Uncontrollable: Investigators Release Report On Allegations Against Retired Sacramento County CEO Nav GillAbusive, vindictive, retaliatory, uncontrollable – those are just a few of the words used to describe former Sacramento County CEO Navdeep Gill in a report released by investigators Friday.
Same COVID Test, Different Results: FDA Looking Into State Lab 'Test Result Concerns'Same COVID test, same measure of virus, several different results: Negative, Positive, Inconclusive. So, who is right? The FDA says it’s looking into “test result concerns” related to the PerkinElmer COVID test at the center of the state’s $1.7 billion dollar lab contract.
As Schools Work To Reopen, State Launches 'Safe Schools For All' HubLast month, the state published data that visually displayed the divide between schools that have returned to in-person learning and those that have not. 
Vaccine Line Jumpers Gaming System To Get Their ShotWith limited vaccine supplies, we're hearing more stories of people gaming the system and jumping the vaccine line.

Call Kurtis Investigations

Call Kurtis: AAA Leaves Woman Stranded Overnight In SierraAn Arnold woman who relies on AAA for roadside assistance, says they left her stranded in the sierra overnight. She called Kurtis to investigate.
'I’m Not Dead!' Sacramento Mom Denied Stimulus Money, Tax Returns, Because IRS Says She’s DeadA living mother of four hasn't been able to file her taxes in two years because the IRS thinks she's dead.
Unclaimed Property: $275,000 Vanishes From Retirees Account, Transferred To The State Of CaliforniaThe discovery was a shock. Eugene and Ann Breznock’s investments, worth $275,000 in their June Charles Schwab statement, gone, replaced with a column of zeros.
Call Kurtis: Modesto Man's Struggles To Get Love Of His Life CrematedA Modesto CBS13 viewer says he struggled to get the love of his life cremated, and called Kurtis to investigate.
Call Kurtis: Hanging Onto Gift Cards? Don'tViewers stuck with unspent Fry’s Electronics gift cared are trying to get their money back.
Sacramento Man Worries He Got Someone Else's Ashes After His Mother Was CrematedA Sacramento son was worried the crematorium returned someone else's ashes after his mother's death, so he called Kurtis to investigate. 
Disguised On DoorDash? Several Chain Restaurants Marketing Food Under Different NamesA Call Kurtis investigation uncovered several chain restaurants marketing their food under different names.
California’s Tax Agency Suspends Debt Collection Program Exposed In Call Kurtis InvestigationThe Franchise Tax Board has suspended the Intercept Program, which takes taxpayers' refunds to pay off debt, saying it will stop raiding taxpayer’s money to cover things like parking tickets, tolls, or other fines through August.
The State Stole My Money: Is Your Tax Refund Safe?If you take money that doesn’t belong to you, it’s theft, but somehow the Franchise Tax Board, the agency that collects your taxes, is getting away with it.
Careers On Hold: Thousands Of Graduates Not Allowed To Work After State Cancels Licensing ExamsShe’s got her diploma and her loans are due, but Sarah Stevenson, a cosmetology graduate from Shingle Springs, says the state is keeping her from getting her license.