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Grass fire knocked down near I-5 and Richards Boulevard


A grass fire burned near Interstate 5 and Richards Boulevard Monday afternoon according to California Highway Patrol.

The grass fire was quickly knocked down by Sacramento firefighters. A total of 30 firefighters were called in to fight the fire according to Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Roberto Padillo.

Padillo said in a tweet that a person of interest was taken into custody.

Sacramento-area residents observe Memorial Day


DIXON, Calif. -- Hundreds gathered at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Monday to honor America's heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice. One veteran's daughter made sure none of them left empty handed.

"Families hurt too, just like the soldiers who are out there fighting," Nicola Parker said. "It's heart wrenching."

Parker's pain from losing her father, Staff Sgt. James Frank Whitmore was still fresh.

"It was a traumatic injury," she said. "It was a shock."

Multiple people detained as police investigate shots fired in south Sacramento

Sacramento police were investigating a report of gun shots that were heard in south Sacramento Monday afternoon, Sacramento police officer Doug Morse said.

Morse said that police received a report of shots fired at 1:08 p.m. in the area of 16th Avenue and 34th Street. There were no victims, but a car was struck by gunfire, Morse mentioned.

Officers on scene said that shots were fired at a truck while someone was inside and driving it.

Police have detained multiple people out of a nearby house for questioning

"Reading of the Names" at Capitol Park memorial honors fallen California soldier killed in Vietnam

SACRAMENTO- This Memorial Day weekend, there was a special tribute to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War. The Sacramento Valley Chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America held the annual "reading of the names" at our state's Vietnam Memorial in Capitol Park.

The event started at 7 a.m. Saturday and took hours to read nearly the 6,000 names of the Californian soldiers killed in combat in Vietnam.

Martin Snezek was president of Sacramento's Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 500.

"It's a very somber event. We have a lot of people who get very emotional during this time," said Snezek.

Christopher Pritchett had a special place in his heart for Vietnam veterans. His grandfather and father-in-law served in Vietnam.

CHP investigating sideshow that caused traffic near Cal Expo

ID=27897419California Highway Patrol was investigating a sideshow car event that happened near The California Exposition and State Fair Sunday afternoon. The sideshow caused traffic to stop around 3 p.m.

A witness told News10 that he witnessed smoke from Business 80 on his way home from the county fair. He pulled over and recorded video of the smoke and sideshow.

CHP said they cited one of the drivers and impounded his car.

According to officers, sideshows are becoming a trend in Sacramento.

Mobile home completely destroyed by fire in south Sacramento

A mobile home caught fire in south Sacramento Sunday night, Sacramento fire officials said.

The fire happened on Bentley Avenue near Florin Road and Highway 99. There were no reports of people injured, and the cause of the fire was under investigation.

Milk truck crash closes 99 off ramp

A big rig carrying 25,000 pounds of milk cartons overturned Monday morning on a State Route 99 off ramp in Sacramento, spilling milk onto the road, the California Highway Patrol said.

The 47th Avenue off-ramp from northbound State Route 99 and eastbound 47th Avenue were expected to be closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the spill. CHP said the big rig driver was traveling at an unsafe speed on the off ramp before the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.