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Silver Alert issued for missing 79-year-old man

A Silver Alert has been activated by the California Highway Patrol for an at-risk Amador County man who went missing sometime after leaving his son's home in Elk Grove Monday about 3 p.m.

The CHP said Warren Hagyard, 79, was supposedly headed for Sacramento.

Hagyard drives a 2006 blue Honda Civic, California license plate number 5UJM962.

Hagyard has a medical condition and may become disoriented, the CHP said.

The missing man was described as white, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes. Monday afternoon Hagyard was wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans.

If Hagyard or his blue Honda Civic is seen, you're urged to call the Amador County Sheriff's Department at (209) 223-6513.

What it's like to ride Sac RT train for the first time

What it's like to ride Sac RT train for the first time

SACRAMENTO - Because of the impact of the FIX 50 project, there is expected to be thousands of first-time riders on Sacramento's light-rail system. But first-timers may have some questions about riding the trains.

Whether you'll be using the green, gold, or blue line, you'll want to get your boarding pass, and make sure you have it on you at all times. Riding the train can be easy and stress-free, and a better alternative to waiting in gridlock.

First-time rider Kachet Jackson-Henderson will be choosing the train, instead of the traffic nightmare.

"I don't really know what to expect," she says. "I've taken public transit in San Francisco, and I feel like if I can do that I can do Sacramento RT."

Sacramento man killed in head-on collision near Courtland

SACRAMENTO – A head-on crash claimed the life of a 50-year-old Sacramento man Tuesday night.

A report from the California Highway Patrol stated Jose Romero was traveling on State Route 160 near Lambert Rd. when he and another driver collided head-on.

The crash was reported around 9:55 p.m.

The CHP did not release specific details on the cause of the crash.

Elk Grove student wins $100K for college savings

ELK GROVE, Calif. - An Elk Grove boy with big goals just won $100,000 to make his college dreams a reality. The 3rd grader from Joseph Sims Elementary School and his parents won a nationwide contest.

Duncan Nakamoto, 9, received a giant check Friday for a winning photograph he and his parents submitted to the "Big Dreams Start Small" College Fund Contest. The grand prize, a $100,000, will be deposited into little Duncan's college savings plan.

"It's awesome!!" said Duncan.

Duncan's winning entry is a photograph of him daydreaming.

"Right now, I'm thinking of what job I want to pick," Duncan said.

The caption reads: "Duncan dreams of the possibilities. Astronaut? Doctor? Paleontologist? With big dreams and hard work we believe he can make it a reality."

Missing Elk Grove boy found safe

An young Elk Grove boy missing since Tuesday was found safe Wednesday.

A tweet from the Elk Grove Police Department stated Jamari Nelson was was found by staff at Point Quest Elementary School on 44th St. in Sacramento. The tweet indicated Jamari was safe and unharmed.

He was reported missing by his family around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to Elk Grove Police Officer Chris Trim said.

Driver killed in fiery crash in Elk Grove

SACRAMENTO – A man died after crashing his SUV into a tree in Elk Grove Wednesday night.

Witnesses at the scene told police the 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling westbound on Elk Grove Blvd. just west of Waterfowl Dr. at a high rate of speed when the driver hit the tree, causing the vehicle to burst into flames, Elk Grove police spokesman Chris Trim detailed.

Officers arrived at the scene around 11:26 p.m. and determined the driver to be deceased at the scene.

The driver's identity will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office.

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales

SACRAMENTO - Big-box retailers are pinpointing spring as the perfect time for industry specific super sales. Similar to the big discounts available on Black Friday, bargains at stores like Home Depot, Lowe's and even Walmart are predicted to increase shopping, and in time, require additional help.

Home Depot, for example, is hiring 80,000 employees to help with the spring season.

Walmart's specials started on the first day of spring and will continue for nine days. Home Depot and Lowe's do it a little differently. They have deals going on now, but will continue various offers throughout the season.

Visit the store websites for specific details.