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Now online: digitized Sacramento Police mug books from 1860s-1940s

Now online: digitized Sacramento Police mug books from 1860s-1940s

The Center for Sacramento History (CSH) is excited to share a recently completed project: they have digitized 126 Sacramento Police Department (SPD) and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office mug books and uploaded them to the Internet Archive. 


CSI: Old City Cemetery

CSI: Old City Cemetery

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dig into the sordid underbelly of Sacramento's past and learn how dogged investigators were able to solve some of the worst crimes this city has seen. Step into the boots of those Sherlock Holmes' of the graveyard shift and uncover the secrets of early crime detection.

The tour convenes at the10th Street gate. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person (cash only) and will be collected at the gate on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

AUBURN, Calif. - Cal Fire is warning of what may be a very long and very difficult fire season ahead.

"Over the next couple of months almost all of Northern California's gonna be at an above average potential for large and damaging wildfires," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

The state has already seen 950 fires, triple the number in an average year. And the state is in the grip of the worst drought in recorded history.

"A lot of the green hillsides up and down the state are really just masking the dead grass that's been sitting there all winter long," Berlant points out.

At the Cal Fire station in Auburn, seasonal firefighters have been in place since the end of January, nearly three months earlier than usual.

One dead after shooting outside gas station

SACRAMENTO - A deadly shooting prompts a search for an armed person on a bicycle Saturday night.

The Sacramento Sheriff's Department received reports of a shooting a little before 11:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of El Camino Ave, in front of a gas station.

When deputies arrived on scene they found a man, who has been identified as 33-year-old Jesus Antonio Macias, lying on the ground outside.

The victim had sustained a gunshot wound to his upper body and was later pronounce deceased by the Fire Department that arrived on scene.

The person believed to be responsible for the shooting left the area on a bicycle. Deputies set up a perimeter but were unable to locate him.

Police: Shooting inside of a home leaves 1 dead

SACRAMENTO - Police are investigating the death of a man after he was shot inside of a north Sacramento home Saturday evening.

Sacramento police received reports of a shooting in the 3300 block of Nareb Street around 6:40 p.m.

When officers arrived at the home, they located one man with a single gunshot wound to his upper body.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Officer Doug Morse said that the victim arrived at the home when an altercation began and multiple shots were fired. It appears, at this time, that the victim and shooter know one another.

Shots are also said to have been fired outside of the home. It's not clear who fired those shots, but they are believed to be connected to the original incident.

Police have made no arrests and continue to question witnesses to gather futher information on the person or persons responsible.

Police: Dad arrested for running across I-5 with son

SACRAMENTO-Sacramento Police arrested the father of a 7-year-old boy after he allegedly ran across the freeway with his son.

Sacramento Police officers responded at 8:48 a.m. Saturday to a call of a man running across Interstate 5 with a small child near downtown Sacramento.

Officers found 43-year-old Jeffrey Kuykendall was with his 7-year-old son and had ran across I-5 to the center divider, waited for a break in traffic and then they both ran across to the other side, said Sacramento Police Officer Michele Gigante.

After investigating the incident officers arrested Kuykendall for felony child endangerment and he was booked into Sacramento County Jail.

Gigante said the boy was taken into protective custody.





CASH For a Cause Evening Benefit This Thursday!

CASH For a Cause Evening Benefit This Thursday!

Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH) will be holding an evening benefit this Thursday, May 16, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Sierra 2 Center, Curtis Halll, 2791 24th Street in Sacramento.  “An Evening in May, A Cause For CASH” is sponsored by Sutter Health, Sierra Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and UC Davis. The event will feature raffle prizes and silent auction items from companies such as Paragary’s, Track 7, Crocker Art Museum, Skalet Family Jewelers, River Cats, Fitness Rangers, New Helvetia Brewery and more!