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Rice Exports Drop with Lower Acres Harvested: Mixed News on Nuts

Rice Exports Drop with Lower Acres Harvested: Mixed News on Nuts

In the Sacramento Bee over the weekend, there are new numbers to report as harvest season gears up. Some commodities are showing signs of decline, and exports are beginning to suffer. The rice crop is likely to run at least 30 percent less than normal because of water shortages. As a result, Northern…

Dog Owners Beware of Toxic Algae in Rivers

Dog Owners Beware of Toxic Algae in Rivers

Authorities are urging people to keep their pets out of the Eel River in Northern California after a dog died from toxic algae. It is the second confirmed canine fatality in two months linked to toxic algae and swimming in a North Coast stream. The first case involved a dog…

Grass Valley Organization Rescues Abused Horse From Mexico

Grass Valley Organization Rescues Abused Horse From Mexico

A brutally beaten work horse escaped the streets of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, and made it to Grass Valley over the weekend.  Yesterday, a crowd welcomed Rafael, a mistreated and malnourished quarter horse.  His 1,200 mile trip to the Sierra foothills was made possible by the folks at CAPE, the…

Roseville Police Shoot Suspect in Foot

Roseville Police Shoot Suspect in Foot

Early this morning, a Roseville Police officer was chasing a local man on probation near Frances Drive on Sunrise Avenue.  Police knew the man from previous contacts with the department and probation officials. The officer chased the man, got into a confrontation and ended up shooting him in the foot.  The…

Lincoln Heroes Recognized

Lincoln Heroes Recognized

It was a nightmare scene on the train tracks in Lincoln early this month.  When 56-year-old Robert Calhoun was overcome by flames as he was belted into the seat of a pickup truck, four citizens and off-duty officer with the Lincoln Police Department rescued him from the blaze. Those quick…

False Imprisonment and Assault Charges Filed in Lincoln

False Imprisonment and Assault Charges Filed in Lincoln

The Lincoln Police Department has announced the arrest of 3 people after an early morning shooting of Shaun Sterner on August 17th. Early on August 17th at about 4:35am, Lincoln police responded to a call involving an assault with a deadly weapon and found 29-year-old Shaun Sterner with a gunshot wound…

Butte Fire Closer to Containment: Feds To Help Victims

Butte Fire Closer to Containment: Feds To Help Victims

Cal Fire has increased containment on the Butte Fire a couple of points to 93 percent, as of Friday morning, having burned nearly 71,000 acres. President Obama added Calaveras County to a federal order that sends money to help those affected by the massive Butte Fire, officials said Thursday. The federal…

AMBER ALERT CANCELLED: 3-year-old FOUND SAFE!

AMBER ALERT CANCELLED: 3-year-old FOUND SAFE!

An Amber Alert that was issued today for a 3-year-old girl taken from Salinas in Monterey County is cancelled.  Jacky Valenzuela was found safe and unharmed just before 8:30 a.m. according to the California Highway Patrol. Jacky Valenzuela was abducted from a running, unattended vehicle before 6 a.m. officials said.  The toddler was sitting in the…

Fish and Wildlife Officials Focus on Encounters and Preservation

Fish and Wildlife Officials Focus on Encounters and Preservation

It’s the first official day of Autumn, and fish are swimming upstream as other animals are migrating.  California Department of Fish and Wildlife Program Manager for Anadromous Management and Conservation, Kevin Shaffer spoke with Sarah McCormick today with an update. Shaffer discussed salmon numbers, lower this year than last.  He said…

Amber Alert Cancelled: Father Charged with Attempted Murder

Amber Alert Cancelled:  Father Charged with Attempted Murder

An Amber Alert was canceled Wednesday after a 5-year-old boy who was abducted in San Mateo was found safe in Sacramento County, officials said. According to SFGate, the father accused of kidnapping his 5-year-old son from San Mateo early Wednesday had severely beaten two people during the abduction before fleeing with the…