Worker dies in accident at Port of Long Beach

A worker at the Port of Long Beach died in an accident on Saturday, Jan. 15, authorities said. Few details were available Saturday, including how he died or who he worked for. The accident was reported about 3:45 p.m. A man was pronounced dead at the scene, said Allison Gallagher, a spokesperson for the Long…

LA County posts 66 COVID deaths, highest daily toll since April

Los Angeles County reported 66 deaths associated with the coronavirus on Saturday, Jan. 15 — the most COVID-related fatalities reported in one day since April 2 of last year. The majority of deaths reported this week occurred in people who became infected after Dec. 20, when the omicron variant was circulating widely, according to the…

Hostages safe after standoff inside Texas synagogue, captor dead

COLLEYVILLE, Texas  — Hostages who had been held for hours inside a Texas synagogue were rescued Saturday night, according to Gov. Greg Abbott, bringing an end to a standoff that had lasted nearly 12 hours. “Prayers answered. All hostages are out alive and safe,” Abbott tweeted. Abbott’s tweet came not long after a loud bang…

Sacramento Expects Busy Holiday Weekend, Will COVID Surge Impact Business?

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It’s expected to be a busy holiday weekend in Sacramento. As events are planned throughout the area, CBS 13 wanted to know how people are feeling about the most recent COVID surge. The reactions are mixed entering year three of this pandemic. Surge or no surge, it’s no surprise people are tired…

Tsunami Advisory Canceled For San Francisco Bay Area, Remains Near Santa Cruz

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — An undersea volcano erupted near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending tsunami waves crashing across the shore and tsunami advisories for Hawaii, Alaska, and the U.S. Pacific coast. The National Tsunami Warning Center canceled a tsunami advisory for San Francisco on Saturday evening, but as of Saturday night remains in…

Grass Valley Veteran Gets Hero’s Welcome To A New, Custom Home

GRASS VALLEY (CBS13) — A Grass Valley Navy veteran wounded in Afghanistan received a custom-built home Saturday, thanks to a veteran’s charity called Homes for Our Troops. PO1 Ryan Sykes graduated from Bear River High School in 2000 and joined the Navy soon after. In 2008, he sustained a traumatic brain injury, among other life-threatening…

White House: Russia prepping pretext for Ukraine invasion

By AAMER MADHANI, NOMAAN MERCHANT and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials have determined a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, and Moscow has already prepositioned operatives to conduct “a false-flag operation” in eastern Ukraine, according to the White House. White House press secretary…

LAUSD adopts modified quarantine for students

The Los Angeles Unified School District has, in recent days, updated its COVID-19 safety protocols to allow for students and employees who were in close contact with an infected person to remain on campus under a “modified quarantine” as well as announced other changes impacting student athletics. Under a new quarantine protocol that aligns with…

Slain LAPD officer came home to protect his community

Off-duty Los Angeles police Officer Fernando Uriel Arroyos and his girlfriend were out shopping for a home in the unincorporated Florence-Firestone neighborhood of LA around 9 p.m. on Jan. 10, about 8 miles from where Arroyos attended school at Crenshaw High. Arroyos, 27, wanted a home big enough where his mother could join the couple…

YouTube Channel Catches Child Predators, Police Not Happy

ELK GROVE (CBS13) – A YouTube channel is catching alleged predators in the act. CC Unit YouTube has thousands of subscribers and has been successful here in our area but the local police departments aren’t happy about it. On January 6th the channel’s host caught 28-year-old Louis Jimenez Grigaitis in Elk Grove attempting to meet up…

Mom Killed In Two-Vehicle Crash While Walking At School Pickup Remembered By Community

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The pedestrian killed while walking during school pick up at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School in East Sacramento on Thursday was a Mother at the school, according to parents and friends that dropped flowers off at a memorial in front of the school. On Friday, the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the woman…

One Dies From Gunshot Wound On Stockton Blvd, Suspect At Large

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Thursday evening the Sacramento Police Department responded to gunshots on Stockton Boulevard. When they arrived on the scene, officers learned that the victim had already been transported to the hospital by someone already on the scene. However, after arriving at the hospital, the victim passed away. The name of the victim will…

Four people charged in killing of off-duty LAPD officer

Federal prosecutors on Thursday filed a criminal complaint charging three gang members and an associate in the killing earlier this week of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer, who authorities said was robbed and shot by his assailants while shopping for a home. On Monday, just after 9 p.m. Los Angeles Police Officer Fernando Arroyos…

Living conditions are better since Turpins complained to ABC’s Diane Sawyer, lawyer says

The living conditions of the adult Turpin children have improved since three of them went on national television in November to blame Riverside County for them having trouble finding adequate housing, life-skills training and food, their attorney said Thursday, Jan. 13. “I think it’s still a work in progress,” said Jack Osborn, of the law…

LA County will devise plan to stamp out fake COVID-19 testing sites

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wants to prevent phony COVID-19 testing sites from harvesting personal information from people or charging them for what should be a free service. That effort comes amid a surge in demand for COVID-19 screening, and in response to growing concerns from residents about suspicious, potentially illegitimate pop-up testing…

203 Sacramento County Inmates Being Released Due To COVID Outbreak At Jails

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office says it will be releasing some inmates early to help mitigate the effects of a COVID outbreak at its jails. On Thursday, Sacramento County officials announced they identified 76 positive COVID-19 cases at the Main Jail as well as 48 positive cases at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional…

With Rising Crime Rates In Sacramento, Some Say Old Criminal Justice Reforms Are To Blame

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — There has been fingerpointing and fallout from our state’s rising crime crisis, but are lax laws to blame? Many people say yes. Last year, Sacramento had its highest murder rate in 15 years, and organized retail crime is on the rise. Some people are now saying criminal justice reforms that were put in place years ago are…

Paraglider Rescued After Crashing Into Peak In Yolo County

CACHE CREEK (CBS13) — Authorities say a paraglider suffered major injuries after colliding with a peak in Yolo County on Wednesday. The fall knocked the victim unconscious, forcing the California Highway Patrol to send out a helicopter rescue team — and for first responders, it was a race against time. “We had about 10 to…

Sheriff says LASD stats show jumps in homicides, auto thefts from 2019

LOS ANGELES — Homicides and auto thefts spiked from 2019 to 2021 in areas policed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday  during a virtual town hall meeting. Villanueva presented year-end statistics for 2021 but said it was too early to draw any conclusions about trends in the first 12…

Dems switch strategy on voting bill as Biden pushes action

By BRIAN SLODYSKO WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are trying to force a public showdown over their sweeping elections legislation, aiming to launch debate on a key party priority even though there’s no assurance the bill will come to a vote. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer outlined the plan in a memo obtained Wednesday by The…

American GI’s letter delivered to his family – 76 years late

By Amanda Jackson | CNN Angelina Gonsalves received an unexpected, yet cherished, delivery from the US Postal Service last month — a letter her late husband wrote to his mother while deployed overseas in 1945. The letter was written by Sgt. John Gonsalves, a 22-year-old Army soldier stationed in Germany. He was writing to check…

Getting Answers: Should You Get Omicron On Purpose To ‘Get Over It?’

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Getting COVID on purpose? As omicron, the less severe but more contagious variant, continues to spread, some wonder if intentionally getting the virus could help with boosting immunity. Marc Cuevas, masked in blue, thinks that theory is flawed. “I think they are crazy,” explained Cuevas. “It makes me mad because those people…

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