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Suspects from Sacramento area arrested in major Idaho drug bust


SACRAMENTO - As many as nine people from the Sacramento region have been named in a federal indictment connected to a massive prescription drug bust in Idaho.

Federal agents arrested Coral Wilson of Sacramento and Ajellon Dedaux of Rancho Cordova. The other seven people named in the were not arrested when this story posted.

Agents believe Wilson, Dedaux and the seven others were supplying prescription pain killer oxycodone to a gang in Idaho as well as heroin and cocaine.

Agents searched a Sacramento home in the 8900 block of Rosetta Circle and then an apartment complex in Rancho Cordova for documents, phone records and paraphernalia to connect the suspects to the Idaho drug ring.

In one instance, a stuffed teddy bear sent to Boise, Idaho was "cut open and inside the bear were 200 oxycodone 30 mg pills," the indictment said.

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Thieves target cars at the State Fair


Several vehicles parked in the Cal Expo parking lot have been targeted by thieves during the California State Fair.

Since the fair started on July 11, there have been several catalytic converters stolen from parked cars, some even stolen Tuesday night.

"We do have surveillance cameras, we do have staff from a lot of different agencies out here collaborating together, investigating and thoroughly working at how we can prevent this," State Fair Media Director Lara Popyack said.

Officials are not releasing many details of the investigation, but say no arrests have been made.

The converters are part of the exhaust system that reduce car pollution. Thieves target the converters for their metallic value. The recyclable metal can net around $120, but tt costs $1,500 to replace one.

City Cemetery Tour - "Cemetery Families - Loving or Lethal?"

City Cemetery Tour - "Cemetery Families - Loving or Lethal?"

Families – Do you really have to love ‘em?  Join us on Saturday, August 2nd at 10:00 am. in exploring the dynamics of some families from yesteryear and see how they answered that question.

 The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. Free parking is available in the lot at 10th & Broadway, across the street from the 10th Street entrance. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811 or 916-264-7839.

 

Togo’s Giving Away 10,000 Free Sandwiches

Togo’s Giving Away 10,000 Free Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Especially free food? July 24th might seem like just another day, but think again! Togo’s Sandwiches is giving away 10,000 of its best-selling sandwich, the #24 Turkey & Avocado, this Thursday, July 24.

For over 40 years, the California-based sandwich chain has been whipping up hearty and delicious sandwiches and this giveaway will help to commemorate over 24 million #24s being sold. Here’s how you can score a free #24:

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I-80 'Across the Top' construction causes delays


SACRAMENTO - It may not be "Carmageddon," but confusion over the "Across the Top" construction along eastbound Interstate 80 has created significant delays for commuters, and this is only the second weekday of the new work.

Drivers are doing the best they can, but just east of El Camino Avenue is a critical point where they can take advantage of the express lanes. If they make it to the lane at its first entrance, it will make all the difference in the drivers' commute.

The catch is, once you commit to the express lanes, you won't be able to exit the freeway until Watt Avenue. So if you need to use any of the exits in between, you'll have to deal with delays that could add an extra 15 to 20 minutes to your trip.

Caltrans said if you need to get to those exits, you may be better off avoiding this section of I-80 and taking surface streets, especially during rush hour.

Caltrans hopes to give Tower Bridge to Sacramento, West Sacramento


SACRAMENTO - The Tower Bridge is one of the Sacramento region's most iconic landmarks, so why does Caltrans want to give it away?

Currently, Sacramento owns the portion of Capitol Mall that leads to the bridge on the east, and West Sacramento owns the portion of the Tower Bridge Gateway that leads to the bridge on the west. The state only owns the 737-foot bridge.

The cities combined have applied for 46 permits over the past six years for events like the Farm to Fork dinner, where diners enjoy their food on the bridge roadway. Other events include the Amgen Tour and New Year's Eve fireworks.

"(It's) very bureaucratic, very complex and it's not free," Sacramento's Public Works director Jerry Way said. "This will allow us to control that bridge and not go through all of those hoops and obstacles."

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Sacramento-area garage theft


Two lessons here:

You can't leave your garage door open - even just half a foot because that doesn't deter burglars.

And - security cameras are all over the place: street corners, businesses and homes. Criminals should remember this.

The story: the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department posted this YouTube video on Tuesday of a man stealing items from a home's garage at 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, according to the time stamp. The garage door had been left open 6 to 8 inches at the bottom.