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Accidental shooting at Sacramento federal courthouse

A court officer accidentally shot himself in the hand at the Sacramento federal courthouse Friday afternoon.

The incident took place in the sub-floor of the courthouse in the 500 block of I street while the officer was conducting during security training, according to U.S. Marshal Service spokesperson Frank Newsom.

Court was not impacted and the incident could not be heard by anyone in upper levels of the court building, Newsom said

The officer was transported to an area hospital. Newsom said the officer's injury was not life-threatening.

Julia & the BIG Day of Giving!

Julia & the BIG Day of Giving!

As you walk through the Zoo and look at the animals, you may chuckle at the quirky Wolf’s Guenons or be in awe of the actual size of a giraffe. But did you know that of the 136 species currently at housed at the Sacramento Zoo, over half are endangered or threatened with endangerment? Part of the Sacramento Zoological Society’s mission is to inspire a connection with wildlife so that future generations will continue to be stewards of the earth and make efforts to protect these animals in their natural habitats.
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Sacramento Kings Announce First Visit to Mexico to Play in NBA Global Games 2015

Sacramento Kings Announce First Visit to Mexico to Play in NBA Global Games 2015
Sacramento Kings Announce First Visit to Mexico to Play in NBA Global Games 2015... Read More

Elderly mother and son escape N. Highlands house fire

An elderly mother and her adult son, both confined to wheelchairs, escaped their home that caught on fire early Friday morning.

Metro firefighters responded to a call around 6 a.m. on Thomas Drive in North Highlands. The mother said her son, who heard a fire alarm go off, was yelling at her to get out of the house before emergency responders arrived. They were able to get out by calling to their caretakers.

The two escaped without injury, but lost their cat in the fire.

Firefighters believe the fire was caused by an electrical issue inside the home, but are investigating.

According to Metro Fire, a majority of the damage was confined to the back of the building. Mother and son hope to return to their home soon.

Tribute to Linda Ronstadt- The Early Years

Tribute to Linda Ronstadt- The Early Years

The Center for the Arts presents

Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18, 8:00PM

$24 members, $26 non-member

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

DANCE CONCERT – Limited Theater Seating

Lorraine Gervais will present a dance concert tribute; “Linda Ronstadt – The Early Years”, on April 17th & 18th, as she continues with her long running concert series co-produced with the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. “Linda Ronstadt was influential to me when I was a young singer because she was the first woman who sang whatever she wanted. As she evolved with her voice and her talents she was really eclectic, like I was then and continue to be now. I’ve wanted to produce a loving tribute to her and the timing of it now seems right,” says Gervais. It was recently announced that Linda Ronstadt is unable to sing due to the effect that Parkinson’s disease has had on her vocal chords.

Arrests made in Sacramento murder and burglary

Sacramento police detectives said they have arrested 35-year-old Kyle Fletcher on suspicion of murder, robbery and burglary in connection to the discovery of a man found dead early Wednesday morning.

A neighbor's calls about loud noises and crashes at a home business in the area of 13th and X streets led police to the victim, who was described as in his 40s, in a residence. His name has not been released and police said an autopsy was pending.

Arriving officers also found a man, identified as Fletcher, and a woman loading items into a vehicle parked in front of a home. They were taken in for questioning.

The woman, identified as 39-year-old Sabrina Ahrens-Gravelle, is accused of burglary, detectives said.

Investigators said Wednesday they believed the crimes were not random. They also said nothing about how the man died.

Tower Records Project to Present Sacramento Premiere Party for Documentary Film - 4/25!

Tower Records Project to Present Sacramento Premiere Party for Documentary Film - 4/25!


The Tower Records Project, an effort by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH), will present a hometown party following the premiere of the documentary film All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records on Saturday evening, April 25, 2015, at 9 p.m.   The event will take place at Verge Center for the Arts located at 625 S Street.  Sacramento natives, film director Colin Hanks and producer Sean Stuart, along with Tower founder Russ Solomon will be in attendance. Advance tickets for the fundraiser are $30 each and only available online at www.centerforsacramentohistory.org.  With limited capacity, tickets are expected to sell out quickly; 21 and over only please.