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Sacramento homicide suspect arrested in Mexico, returned to U.S.

A homicide suspect wanted for the murder of John Silver in 2008 was arrested by Mexican authorities and extradited to the United States on Monday.

Police said 51-year-old Pablo Gonzalez was arrested in 2013 in Michoacan, Mexico and has remained in Mexican custody until he was extradited with the help of the FBI and other federal agencies.

Silver was killed on September 6, 2008 on the 500 block of Calvados Avenue. Police said they located the then 20-year-old victim with several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Gonzalez was taken into custody by detectives and booked into jail.

Sacramento police commission holds first hearing

The group that will watch over the Sacramento Police Department met for the first time Monday night. The community police commission is tasked with helping improve relations between law enforcement and people across the city.

Among the 11, there are members of civil rights organizations, churches and groups who work with the homeless. Pastor Les Simmons of South Sacramento was elected chair tonight.

"Seeing what young African American male and female goes through in South Sacramento, in Oak Park, in Del Paso Heights… caused me to be really committed to this work," Simmons said.

Sacramento County inmate found unresponsive in her cell, later dies

An inmate at the Sacramento County Main Jail was found unconscious and unresponsive inside her cell Sunday morning.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Spokesperson Tony Turnbull said in a press release the 48-year-old woman was found unresponsive in her cell shortly after 8 a.m.

Deputies immediately began to attempt lifesaving measures until emergency medical personnel arrived at the jail. She was then transported to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. 

The victim, whose identity will be released upon notification of her next of kin, had been held in custody since May 22, 2014. She was in custody for attempted murder, aggravated mayhem and elder abuse charges. 

The sheriff's department said the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will determine a cause of death, and the sheriff's office will complete a thorough inmate death investigation in accordance with department procedure and state laws.

American Music Awards feature Sacramento dancers

Three friends originally from Sacramento all danced together for the first time last night on the American Music Awards' stage during Justin Bieber's closing act. Aside from being Sacramento natives, they all have something else in common: it took a leap of faith and a lot of struggling to get there.

Sacramento airport braces for surge of Thanksgiving travelers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Passengers described airports as controlled chaos, as more and more people try to make it to their Thanksgiving destinations.

The Sacramento International Airport braced for 7.1 percent increase in travelers this year, compared to last. Because of that increase, they're allowing additional grounds transportation. They also said parking lots are filling up faster than normal.

"The TSA is saying this is the busiest Thanksgiving they will handle in their history," said Laurie Slothower with Sacramento International Airport. "We want customers to have a lot of options for getting here."

Slothower said they're also focused on helping travelers leave the airport. In addition to cabs and shuttles, they are now allowing on-demand transportation companies like Uber. Lyft, and Wingz.

Customers like Dusty Mundrick said they're grateful for more options.

Reward increased to find killer of Grant Union High School football player

Eight days after the Grant High Pacers' J.J. Clavo was gunned down the community is increasing the reward to find the killer.

Churches and community groups in Del Paso Heights are offering $15,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

“Someone knows, a lot of people know, who these killers are and they need to come forward,” Nicole Clavo, J.J.’s mom, said.

J.J. was killed on November 13th when he was driving to Grant Union High School with 4 friends and teammates.

Popular Christmas display leads Coast Guard plane to report laser strike


An emergency response Wednesday night after a Coast Guard plane reported a green laser light being shined at them. The perpetrator? A popular Christmas lights display device.