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One dead, 12 displaced in apartment fire

An elderly man died and 12 people were displaced after a fire broke out in a four-plex in the Arden-Arcade area early Saturday morning, according to the Metro Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to the scene after reports came in of smoke coming out of a four-plex unit on the 800 block of Cathedral Court . When they arrived, firefighters were able to get inside and extinguish a fire in a downstairs unit.

Officials estimate the damage to be around $25,000. The Red Cross is assisting those who were displaced.

How the fire started is under investigation.

Fire officials urge residents to make sure they have working smoke alarms in their homes, to keep space heaters at least three feet away from anything that may catch flame and to use flame-less candles whenever possible. 

Man shoots wife, self, in Arden Arcade

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department are investigating a murder-suicide that happened in Arden Arcade Saturday night.

The shooting happened at 10:20 p.m. in the 4200 block of Annette Street. Deputies received a call from a man saying that he shot his wife after an argument and that he was going to kill himself, according to sheriff deputy Tony Turnbull.

Turnbull said when deputies arrived they heard a single gunshot inside the house. When they entered, they located a 55-year-old woman with a gunshot wound, and a 58-year-old man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Deputies began life-saving measured on both people and both were transported to local hospitals. The woman was pronounced deceased at the hospital and the man was pronounced dead Sunday morning, Turnbull said.

The names of the victim and suspect were not released. The investigation on the incident is ongoing.

League of Cities Honors Assemblyman Ken Cooley as Legislator of the Year

League of Cities Honors Assemblyman Ken Cooley as Legislator of the Year

League of California Cities Honors Assemblyman Ken Cooley as  
Legislator of the Year

Assemblyman Recognized for His Leadership in Passing Regulatory Framework for Medical Marijuana that Protects Local Control, Public Safety and Patient Access

SAN JOSE – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) was honored as Legislator of the Year by the League of California Cities today during the organization’s 2015 Annual Conference and Expo in San Jose. The top honor was given to Assemblyman Cooley for his leadership in passing the League-supported Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.

Arson investigation continues at Del Campo Park

Dining News: Sacramento Chef to Appear on Man Vs. Child: Chef Showdown

Dining News: Sacramento Chef to Appear on Man Vs. Child: Chef Showdown

Chef Keith Breedlove, a chef about town who was recently the official State Fair Chef, will appear on FYI TV's Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown show on Thursday at 6 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. (depending on your cable..... Read More

One person killed, multiple people injured in Alta Arden crash

One person was killed and seven people were injured Sunday afternoon after a driver failed to stop at a stop sign and slammed her car into van carrying seven people, according to California Highway Patrol.

The accident happened at 12:31 p.m. when a driver driving a silver Hyundai Santa Fe was heading southbound on Wyda Way when she failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Alta Arden.

The Santa Fe smashed into a silver Chrysler Town and Country mini van that was traveling westbound on Alta Arden, CHP officer Jenna Berry said. The crash caused the Chrysler van to strike a gold Toyota Sienna van that was heading eastbound on Alta Arden.

The driver of the Santa Fe was taken to UC Davis for treatment. One man in the van was pronounced dead at the scene. A child in the van suffered major injuries and was taken to UC Davis. Her injuries were considered critical, according to Berry.

Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

Hispanics urged to increase political involvement

With a population of 14.99 million, Hispanics are now the largest ethnic group in California, making up about 38 percent of the population... Read More