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14 house boats destroyed in Walnut Grove fire

A fire destroyed 14 house boats at the Walnut Grove Marina Monday morning.

The Sacramento Metro Fire Department said at least two boats sunk.

The fire, which started around 3:30 a.m. at 14525 Old Walnut Grove-Thornton Road, appears to be a chain reaction, the fire department said.

No injuries have been reported and everyone seems to be accounted for, according to the fire department.

The cause of the fire is unclear.

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

Pay raise, better retirement part of nurses’ contract

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) announced Saturday they had reached a tentative nurses’ contract with Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics that will cover their 18,000 California RNs. The deal will give the RNs increased pay, a stronger voice on patient care and improve workplace protections according to the union.

The agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the RNs, also provides significant raises and adds to their retirement package... Read More

Car knocks down pole in Elk Grove - speed, fog and inattention a factor


Due to fog, speed and inattention to the road, a driver rammed their car into a pole on Point Pleasant Road in Elk Grove Thursday morning, according to California Highway Patrol officer Michael Bradley.

The driver was not injured but the pole was knocked down.

Earlier Thursday morning a truck and big rig collided due to fog, killing the driver of the truck.

Suspect in real estate agent's kidnapping arraigned

A man accused of holding an Elk Grove real estate agent against her will last week was in Sacramento Superior Court Tuesday.

David Burnhart, 47, who was arrested in Modesto, was charged with six felonies: kidnapping to commit another crime, assault with intent to commit rape, false imprisonment, terrorist threats, robbery and having a concealed firearm with a prior conviction of a violent offense, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.

Burnhart allegedly made an appointment to meet the agent at a new housing development on the 8500 block of Ria Formosa Way on Jan. 8. When he arrived, investigators accuse him of threatening the woman with a handgun, and threatening and handcuffing her. The agent was able to lock the suspect out of the model home when he left for a moment. She then flagged down a patrolling security guard for help. The agent was unharmed.

Vandals destroy mailboxes, steal mail

ID=21682899Residents in Elk Grove were on the lookout for mailbox vandals in the Laguna Riviera neighborhood.

Not only were they worried about the mailboxes being vandalized but suspect mail may have been stolen.

A cluster box on Little Rapids Way in Elk Grove was one of latest mailboxes to be targeted by thieves.

"When I came out to try to check my mail, I read this note that it was vandalized and people stole all the mail," said Oksana Atkinson.

It was last week when Atkinson realized her mail was missing. Identity theft was the first thing on her mind.

Elk Grove suspect in Caifornia, Florida murders arrested

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) - A suspect wanted on murder warrants in California and Florida has been arrested after a traffic stop on U.S. Interstate 80 north of Lake Tahoe.

Truckee police say 33-year-old McKinley Calvin Williams of Elk Grove and 23-year-old Karion Jennae Bickham of Kennesaw, Georgia, currently are being held on fraud-related charges.

Police and the California Highway Patrol searched their vehicle after a K-9 alerted to the possible presence of drugs during the stop near Donner Lake about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police recovered a small amount of marijuana along with more than 100 credit cards, altered debit cards and pre-paid cash cards.

Williams is wanted on a $1 million warrant in connection with the 2012 shooting old 28-year-old Johnnie Massey of Fresno. Police say he's also a suspect in a murder in Florida.

Police: Arrest made in Elk Grove real estate agent's kidnapping

Elk Grove police arrested a man accused of kidnapping of a real estate agent Thursday afternoon.

David Timothy Burnhart, 47, was arrested Friday outside of a home in the 2300 block of Oakdale Road in Modesto. He is expected to be charged with robbery, burglary, terrorist threats, illegal possession of a firearm, false imprisonment and kidnapping to commit robbery. A loaded handgun was found in a vehicle associated with Burnhart, police said.