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Runners show support for Boston Marathon victims with 3-mile run


More than 200 runners pounded the pavement in downtown Sacramento to support the victims of the Boston Marathon, one year after the deadly bombing.

"We wanted to show our support," runner Anthony Zeto said.

The run was organized by the Sacramento Running Association. The 3-mile run started and ended at the Blue Prynt Restaurant, on 815 11th Street. The free event accepted donations for One Fund Boston, an organization that helps those affected most by the Boston bombing.

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Family hires high-profile attorney to sue Sacramento County


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The family of a man killed by sheriff's deputies is suing Sacramento County, and they just received some high-profile legal help.

Attorney Mark Geragos, famous for representing Michael Jackson, singer Chris Brown and Scott Peterson, is now representing the family of Dennis Dean. Dean was killed by sheriff's deputies after he was taken into custody in April 2012.

"Some days I don't even feel like leaving the house or anything," Dennis Dean, Sr. said. "I just get so depressed about the situation."

Two years after his son was killed during an arrest by Sacramento County sheriff's deputies, the father wants answers and justice.

"I just want it known that he was basically murdered in my opinion," Dennis Dean, Sr. said.

Sacramento man charged after jet diversion


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A man removed from a California-bound Southwest Airlines flight is facing federal charges because he tried to open a door.

Prosecutors charged 23-year-old Joshua Carl Lee Suggs Monday with interfering with the crew of the Chicago-to-Sacramento flight.

The plane diverted to Omaha, Neb., Sunday, so Suggs could be removed.

The complaint against the Sacramento man says he refused to return to his seat, as instructed, before trying to open a door. The incident happened about an hour into the flight.

The passengers who helped subdue Suggs told officers his pupils were dilated and his speech was incoherent.

Suggs is expected to appear in court Wednesday. Court records did not show an attorney for him Monday.

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.

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Sacramento-area post offices closing earlier on tax deadline day

Sacramento-area post offices closing earlier on tax deadline day


SACRAMENTO - For all of you tax deadline day procrastinators, the West Sacramento processing and distribution center is the location that will be open the latest of all for Tuesday's tax deadline. It was much different in years past, when post offices would stay open until midnight on tax D-day, but the demand for that need has dropped significantly with more people opting to file electronically online.

Post office officials said over 90 percent of tax returns have been filed electronically. That leaves just 10 percent of the population across the country filing their taxes using the mail-in process, which leaves an even smaller percentage needing additional time.

Most post offices throughout Sacramento will be open until 5 p.m., with the exception of the West Sacramento branch remaining open until 9 p.m., and the Royal Oaks post office at 2000 Royal Oaks Drive, which will be open until 6 p.m.

Local runners prepare for Boston Marathon

Local runners prepare for Boston Marathon


SACRAMENTO - Runners with the Sacramento Running Association are preparing to head to Massachusetts for the Boston Marathon, one year after the deadly bombing.

"I heard the first explosion and it was really really loud," said runner Michelle La Sala.

La Sala finished last year's Boston Marathon an hour before the explosion.

She says she was in her hotel room 21 floors up on the street where the explosion occurred.

"I just saw people running away, running away from Boylston St., and that was one of the scariest things I have ever seen," La Sala remembered.

Despite the horror, La Sala and 40,000 other runners are not allowing fear to prevent them from participating in this year's race.

VIDEO: Sacramento Has Talent contestants show their stuff

VIDEO: Sacramento Has Talent contestants show their stuff

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 was a huge day for many people in Downtown Sacramento. Sacramento Has Talent left the crowd charmed and mesmerized as contestants demonstrated their skills and talents through salsa dancing, mind-blowing yoga and more. ... Read More