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West Sacramento sexual predator given 3 life terms

WOODLAND, CA - A 21-year-old West Sacramento man convicted of sexual assaulting and kidnapping two women in May of last year received three consecutive life sentences in a Woodland courtroom Friday.

A Yolo County Superior Court jury last month found Theodore Wooten guilty of multiple violent felony charges. According to the Yolo County District Attorney's Office, Wooten pushed his way in a West Sacramento motel on May 1, 2010, and tried to rape a mentally ill woman who often lived on the streets. The victim was savagely beaten with her scalp partially torn from her skull, according to prosecutors.

In the second attack on May 27, 2010, West Sacramento Police Department officers testified to catching Wooten in the act of trying to sexually assault a woman he was accused of forcing off the street and behind a business.

Sacramento couple sentenced in 5-year-old's torture killing

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento mother and her boyfriend convicted of murdering her 5-year-old son were given long prison sentences Friday.

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael P. Kenny sentenced Eduardo Zamora Jr., 32, to 23 years to life in prison and a second life term in the first-degree murder and torture of Braeden James Gardner in June 2009.

Amber Ingram, 26, convicted of second-degree murder, received a 15 years to life sentence for child endangerment for leaving her son with Zamora while she went to work.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Zamora called 911 on June 17, 2009, from the couple's home to report the boy had stopped breathing. Paramedics took the child to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hospital officials said the boy had extensive bruising and injuries indicating he had been abused.

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Payroll tax cuts start Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House administration says Americans will start seeing the benefits of the payroll tax cut that President Obama signed into law in their paychecks starting Friday.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the 2 percent decrease in the payroll tax will benefit more than 150 million families. He said the average worker will see take-home pay increase by about $700 a year as a result.

The White House said the cuts will provide a boost to the economy and job growth this year.

The tax cut was included in a deal Obama struck with Republicans to extend Bush-era income tax cuts for all workers. An extension of unemployment benefits was also included in the deal.

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Victoria's Secret 2010 Fashion Show

 SLIDESHOW: Victoria's Secret 2010 fashion show

By Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY

NEW YORK - Call it the year of the hot mommy. Behind many of the biggest names on Victoria's Secret's supersized catwalk Wednesday night was a pint-sized tot, waiting at home.

"There are so many girls who have babies," said Alessandra Ambrosio, 29, backstage before the fashion show, not yet changed into the pink silk robe and flip-flops handed to all the models. Her daughter Anja, 2, is starting to recognize Mom's work. "If I show her a Victoria's Secret catalogue or a campaign, she will know which one is me," she said proudly. "And she poses already."

Santa Paws & 12 Days of Midtown

SACRAMENTO -- The Midtown Business Association's (MBA) commitment started in 1983 when businesses banded together and began working with city officials on issues such as parking, beautification, and other common business concerns.

During December, they put on the 12 Days of Midtown to highlight the Christmas spirit in Midtown shops and restaurants. The events include a Santa Paws photography session, art contests and a light contest.
SLIDESHOW: 12 Day of Midtown

Two Sacramento men charged with gun crimes

SACRAMENTO - Federal prosecutors Thursday filed weapons charges against two Sacramento men.

26-year-old Anthony William Hunt and 25-year-old Heber Naman Vasquez were indicted in separate cases for being felons in possesion of a firearm or ammunition.

Hunt was after police allegedly found a handgun in his home after responding to a domestic violence report on Christmas Day. 

Vasquez is accused of buying pistol ammunition at a Sacramento sporting goods store on New Year's Eve. Because of a Sacramento city ordinance involving ammunition sales inside the city limits, he had to show identification and fill out a form with him name, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California. That information is automatically compared with records of criminal convictions, and Vasquez was arrested after the sale was flagged because of him prior conviction, said the spokeswoman.

Report projects impact of huge storm in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A new report details the projected impact on California if a catastrophic winter storm causes extensive flooding and landslides.

The report released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey creates a realistic scenario to raise questions about the ability of authorities to handle such a disaster and is to be used for preparedness.

A team of 117 researchers considered a hypothetical winter storm similar to a 45-day storm that devastated California in 1861 and 1862.

They found that such a storm could cause hundreds of landslides, flooding stretching 300 miles long in the Central Valley and serious damage in the state's major population centers.

In all, researchers estimated the losses and damages could cost on the order of $725 billion.