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Car crashes 6 feet into Elk Grove preschool


Cosumnes Fire Department had to extract a driver who drove their car 6 feet into an Elk Grove preschool Tuesday morning.

The accident happened at 7:30 a.m. at a Phoenix School at 3050 Babson Drive. A parent who dropped off their kids hit the gas instead of the brakes and the car went into the child-care facility with kids inside according to Elk Grove police spokesman Chris Trim.

Two kids were transported with minor injuries.

Elk Grove police are investigating the cause of the accident. This story will be updated once more information is available.


West Nile virus poses special September threat

West Nile virus poses special September threat


SACRAMENTO - The West Nile virus continues to be a problem throughout California with more than twice the number of human cases compared to same time last year.

All month, public health officials have focused on preventive spraying across the region to combat the West Nile virus. One recent target was Oki Park, near Rosemont. That was good news for those gathered at the park Saturday afternoon, especially for Lyn Piegaro who was diagnosed with West Nile virus several years ago.

"It's debilitating. It's very hard, and I'm guessing for the kids and older people it's even worse, which is why I'm very happy that they spray," Piegaro said.

The website FIGHTtheBITE.net shows recently sprayed areas like the section of the American River just north of Oki Park.

Elk Grove home destroyed by fire


ELK GROVE - An early morning fire destroyed a home in Elk Grove Friday.

The Cosumnes Fire Department reported the fire on the 8700 block of Crucero Dr. around 3:15 a.m.

Upon arrival, crews found the home fully engulfed, and all occupants out of the property.

Firefighters had the blaze contained by 3:28 a.m. but not before the home was damaged beyond repair.


Southern California Family's Three Year Search For Two Missing Dogs Ends For One in Elk Grove

Southern California Family's Three Year Search For Two Missing Dogs Ends For One in Elk Grove

A Southern California family's search for one of two dogs that went missing three years ago, recently ended when one of them was located in Elk Grove.

Locating River, a male purebred Shi Tzu, turned out to be bittersweet though, as the family learned of his discovery from an Elk Grove veterinarian who was treating the almost five-year old dog for a traumatic head injury.

The story of River and Libby, a female Shi Tzu Maltese mix who is currently 7-years old, starts in November of 2011 when the Tomlinson family of Azusa, California went on vacation. During the course of their cruise, the Tomlinson's heard from a family member caregiver that both pets had escaped the yard... Read More

Former Sacramento sheriff's deputy gets jail in illegal weapons case


A former deputy with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department was sentenced to jail and probation for possession of an illegal weapon and providing illegal ammunition.

Ryan McGowan of Elk Grove was convicted in August on one count of possession of an assault weapon and one count of providing a large-capacity magazine to an undercover federal agent, both felonies, stated the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.

McGowan previously entered a no-contest plea to possession of testosterone, a misdemeanor. The testosterone and high-powered rifle were found during a search of his residence during an investigation conducted in 2011 by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the D.A.'s office reported.

McGowan served in the sheriff's department at the time.

EGUSD teacher earns national recognition

EGUSD teacher earns national recognition

Mike Jones, an Elk Grove Unified School District resource teacher, has been selected by U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein to receive the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption award.  He will be recognized on Wednesday, September 17 at CCAI in Washington, D.C.

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.