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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Cal Fire Asks Homeowners to Prepare 'Defensible Space' Months Earlier Than Normal

Cal Fire Asks Homeowners to Prepare 'Defensible Space' Months Earlier Than Normal

The state's drought conditions have led to an early need of defensible space around homes, according to the firefighting agency.
CHP Investigating Deadly Bradshaw Road Crash

CHP Investigating Deadly Bradshaw Road Crash

A motorcyclist died after colliding into a truck near Rosemont, according to the CHP.
Wanted by the Sacramento FBI: High School Juniors

Wanted by the Sacramento FBI: High School Juniors

Spring 2014 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy Applications Online Now
Man, 4 Dogs Displaced in Carmichael Fire

Man, 4 Dogs Displaced in Carmichael Fire

No one was injured in the Wednesday fire.
Local CHP Looks to 'Empower' Senior Drivers Through Targeted Course

Local CHP Looks to 'Empower' Senior Drivers Through Targeted Course

The course is called "age well, drive smart."
Vacaville Pastor Posts Bail, Says He Didn't Do It

Vacaville Pastor Posts Bail, Says He Didn't Do It

A Vacaville pastor arrested on arson charges Friday, after a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a home occupied by six sleeping people on Thursday, was back in church on Sunday.
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
Police: Man Shoots, Kills Auto Store Clerk in Botched Robbery; Suspect Arrested

Police: Man Shoots, Kills Auto Store Clerk in Botched Robbery; Suspect Arrested

The incident happened Thursday night in the North Highlands area.
Vallejo Murder Suspect Arrested in Sacramento

Vallejo Murder Suspect Arrested in Sacramento

Anthony Dodson, 33, was arrested in the 3000 block of Florin Perkins Road in Sacramento by Vallejo and Sacramento police, according to Vallejo police.
Local CHP Office Hosting Free Teen Driving Courses

Local CHP Office Hosting Free Teen Driving Courses

The "Start Smart" program focuses on collision avoidance techniques, driver responsibility, collision trends, distracted driving laws, alcohol related driving laws and the provisional licens
UPDATE: Elk Grove Police Locate 'At Risk' Elderly Woman

UPDATE: Elk Grove Police Locate 'At Risk' Elderly Woman

82-year-old Georgia Reese suffers from Alzheimer's, dementia and is a dialysis patient, according to the Elk Grove Police Department.
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CHP on "Maximum" Alert Through New Year's Day; Agency Urges Responsible Celebration

“In an effort to promote safety on California’s roadways we will have every available officer on patrol throughout the holiday travel period,” said Commissioner Joe Farrow.
NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations Following Death of Fair Oaks BART Worker

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations Following Death of Fair Oaks BART Worker

A Fair Oaks man was one of two people killed on Oct. 19 while inspecting a dip in the tracks between the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill BART stations in Contra Costa County.
Possible 40 Million Target Customers' Credit Card Info Stolen

Possible 40 Million Target Customers' Credit Card Info Stolen

The Secret Service is investigating a "massive data breach" at the national retail chain, spanning Black Friday until Dec. 15, according to reports.
100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

We looked at stories from across America in the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook School to try to illustrate the scale of the problem.