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Sacramento County traveler may be state's 1st monkeypox case

May. 24, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento County resident who recently traveled to Europe may have the first confirmed case of the monkeypox virus in California, officials said Tuesday. Confirmation for the monkeypox virus is pending with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Northern California interior to see high fire danger, heat

May. 24, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A large swath of the interior of California was warned of wildfire danger and high heat on Tuesday. Red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions were in effect in the Sacramento Valley and foothills of the coastal range and the Sierra Nevada due...

California parents could soon sue for social media addiction

May. 23, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $25,000 per violation under a bill that passed the state Assembly on...

Man pleads guilty to setting fires in California forest

May. 23, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who set nearly a dozen wildfires in a Northern California national forest pleaded guilty Monday to being a serial arsonist. Eric Michael Smith, 41, of Redding, entered guilty pleas to four counts of arson in a federal court in Sacramento but...

Woman dies at Sacramento jail after medical emergency

May. 22, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 64-year-old woman found dead in a cell at Sacramento County Main Jail had experienced an unspecified medical emergency, sheriff's officials said. Guards discovered the dead inmate during a cell check early Tuesday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s...

Small forest blaze burns in gusty, dry Northern California

May. 20, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

CAMPTONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battled small blazes near Sacramento and in the Sierra Nevada on Friday as forecasters warned of critical fire weather conditions in the interior of Northern California due to gusty winds and low humidity levels. Red flag warnings were in...

Sacramento goes dark in power outage, Legislature delayed

May. 19, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A power outage in Sacramento on Thursday that left much of the city’s downtown area in the dark delayed the start of California’s Legislature. Utility crews worked to replace a transformer and the outage delayed legislators from starting work for...

California woman says dog defended her from mountain lion

May. 18, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BIG BAR, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was attacked by a mountain lion in Northern California says her dog jumped to her defense and was badly wounded in protecting her. “I don’t think I will ever be able to live up to how amazing and loyal she is to me,” Erin Wilson told the...

California tree trimmer guilty in deadly throat-slashings

May. 18, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A tree trimmer in rural Northern California was found guilty in a series of throat-slashing attacks that left three people dead, prosecutors announced Wednesday. A jury in Butte County on Tuesday found Ryan Scott Blinston, 37, guilty of murder, attempted...

Winds, dryness raise fire concerns in Northern California

May. 18, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gusty winds, low humidity and drying vegetation will bring fire danger to a large swath of the Northern California interior this week, forecasters said Wednesday. A fire weather watch will be in effect from Thursday morning through Friday evening, the...