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2 arrested in Arden high-speed chase, crash


Two men were arrested after a high-speed chase with Sacramento County sheriff's deputies ended in a crash at an Arden-Arcade car dealership Thursday morning.

The sheriff's department said the driver, 34-year-old Jeremy Macarther Hensley, was booked into Sacramento County Jail for felony evading a peace officer, misdemeanor resisting officers and two outstanding misdemeanor warrants -- hours of use at a park and failure to appear in court.

Deputies detonate volatile chemicals discovered in Arden apartment

Residents of a Sacramento apartment complex were able to return to their homes early Friday morning after a suspicious chemical odor prompted an evacuation.

The Sacramento Sheriff's Department investigated the complex, located at 2226 Edison Avenue near Howe Avenue, Thursday afternoon after an employee contacted them about a strange chemical odor.

Authorities initially suspected the chemical odor's source could be a meth lab operating inside an apartment unit. Because its resident was out of town, deputies obtained a search warrant to enter the apartment .

Inside the apartment, deputies found two "volatile chemical compounds" in a container that they say needed to be destroyed. As a precaution, the apartment complex was evacuated and 1,700 nearby residents were notified to remain in their homes.

Deadly hit-and-run closes Marconi Avenue


California Highway Patrol is investigating two separate crashes Wednesday morning on Marconi Avenue in Arden Arcade.

One crash was a fatal hit-and-run involving 54-year-old Stephen Vuletich of Sacramento on Marconi Avenue near Calderwood Lane before 7 a.m. Police believe the suspect was in a red or maroon car.

The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene according to CHP.

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Sacramento is a top 10 destination city

Sacramento is a top 10 destination city

Sacramento is a destination city? It seems so, according to U-Haul.

Sacramento made this year's cut – rising three spots from last year to be named the 10th U.S. destination city.

The rankings reflect the top 10 destinations of U-Haul one-way rentals for the previous year. There are several reasons for the growth.

The survey credits the area's "green living" initiatives, as well as affordable regional home prices compared to coastal cities.

Another reason, Sacramento's growing entertainment hub with the new downtown arena well on its way.

"We're really stoked," said new Sacramento resident Whitney Dufresne, who moved to an east Sacramento home on Thursday. "Living near a great park within walking distance to a lot of neat restaurants and things to do is exciting for sure."