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Elk Grove police officer helps deliver baby in parking lot


ELK GROVE, Calif. – Tuesday morning, Officer Dan Templeton was starting his shift with the Elk Grove Police Department when a couple pulled alongside his patrol car and honked frantically.

"They flagged me down, and right off the bat I knew something different was going on," Templeton said.

He told the couple to pull off of Elk Grove Boulevard, which put them in the parking lot of Les Schwab's Tire Center.

Dashcam video shows Templeton opening the couple's car doors – that's when he saw Vanessa Rios, giving birth.

"The head [was] already out and it was completely blue, he wasn't breathing. I couldn't wait for the fire department. I had to get the baby delivered somehow," he said.

6-year-old boy wanders away from after-school program


Two Elk Grove parents are outraged after their 6-year-old son wandered away from an after-school program. The boy was later found by his father.

By then 6-year-old Makhai Stewart had not only walked off school property, he had crossed a busy street. His parents believe he was trying to walk home because he was told to go find his dad.

When Gregory Stewart got to his son's after-school program at Union House Elementary School, a staff member called the boy's teacher on a walkie talkie to send him to the cafeteria. A few minutes later, the teacher and the class arrived without his son. Stewart said the teacher was as surprised as he was that Makhai wasn't there.

"I'm looking around. I couldn't find him," Stewart said. "I run out, and I call my wife, and I'm like, 'Soph, they lost my baby. They lost our son.'"

MyLife includes Elk Grove among 10 best midsize cities to raise kids.


Yet again, Elk Grove landed in another top 10 list. MyLife, an online identity manager site, included the northern California city in its top 10 list of the best midsize cities to raise children.

MyLife started with 189 midsized cities using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, then chopped their list down to 10 based on five categories: Crime rate, public school ranking, public parks in the area, average family salary and cost of living.

According to the site, one reason Elk Grove made it onto their list was Elk Grove Unified School District, which is the fifth largest school district in the state of California.

Fans head to Levi's Stadium on the train

Fans head to Levi's Stadium on the train


With the San Francisco 49ers' first game at their new Levi's Stadium set for Sunday, some in the Central Valley are seeing the Capitol Corridor Amtrak train as the best way to get there, while saving both time and money.

"I cannot wait. I cannot wait. I mean, the first train - I will probably be on it because I want to go to the 49er game. I do not like the drive," said Carrie Croteau, as she stood in line at the Sacramento Amtrak station ticket window.

Several Sunday trains can get you Levi's Stadium in time for 49ers games for $55.50 round trip, that includes a 25 percent discount Amtrak is providing through April 2015. The trip should take about 2 hours and 40 minutes, according to Amtrak.

The trains drop passengers within a short five minute walk of the stadium, eliminating the need to pay for parking.

Demolition of Burned House

Demolition of Burned House

Sacramento -- Demolition started this week on a South Sacramento house destroyed by an early morning fire on July 5 at 6100 Dias Avenue. Neighborhood rumors say an illegal bottle rocket landed on the roof igniting the blaze. All residents were away for the July 4th holiday when fire destroyed their home. Sacramento Firefighters responded at the scene about 3:15 a.m. preventing the inferno from spreading along Dias Avenue and into Travelodge Mobile Home Park containing 222 mobile homes, many with children in residence.

Wallet thief targets senior citizen while they shop


Modesto police want your help tracking down a thief who is preying on senior citizens while they shop.

Police released photos of a woman suspected of stealing wallets from customers in stores in Turlock, Ceres and Modesto. Now, a Sacramento woman says the same suspect stole her wallet at an Elk Grove store.

"I thought, 'oh my God, how could I have been so stupid?'"

That's what Wauneta Hatfield thought when she realized her wallet was gone after got home from the Michael's store on Laguna Boulevard in Elk Grove. She had kept it in her purse while she shopped. Then Hatfield remembered an encounter with a stranger inside the store.

Shoplifters pepper spray Elk Grove retail store employee

Shoplifters pepper spray Elk Grove retail store employee

An Elk Grove retail store employee was pepper sprayed by shoplifters... Read More