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Husband detained following stabbing death of his wife in Elk Grove


A man has been detained following the stabbing death of his wife in Elk Grove.

The woman was 77; her name has not been released. Police had Tweeted at about 1 p.m. that paramedics had arrived at the scene of the stabbing in the 4600 block of Laguna West Way.

Elk Grove basketball coach under investigation for misconduct


An Elk Grove High School boys' basketball coach is under investigation for an allegation of unprofessional conduct, according to the school district.

The district said the investigation into Mathew Bradley has been handed over to the school district's police department.

The school district did not elaborate on the allegations of unprofessional conduct.

Elk Grove Unified School District Director of Communications Xanthi Pinkerton released the following statement on Friday:

"The students of our District are our top priority, and the District continues to work hard to provide an education to our students in a safe environment.

3-alarm blaze causes heavy damage to Elk Grove community services building


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UPDATE:California Montessori Elementary School said it will operate as normal but Elk Grove parents need to bring their students to the Bradshaw campus.

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More than 80 firefighters were called to a three-alarm blaze early Friday at the Cosumnes Community Services District building in Elk Grove. A portion of Elk Grove Boulevard was shut down during the fire and CSD preschool is closed.

New Dutch Bros offers free coffee for 24 hours, causes traffic in Elk Grove


ID=23667023Elk Grove residents can expect heavy traffic along Elk Grove Boulevard due to the grand opening of a new Dutch Bros, which is offering free coffee for 24 hours until 5 a.m. Friday, according to their Facebook page.

The event in Elk Grove caused police to state in a news release that eastbound traffic on Elk Grove Boulevard heading toward northbound 99 ramp should expect heavier than normal traffic.

Elk Grove police also said commuters should expect possible delays at the intersection of Elk Grove and East Stockton Boulevard.

Tong Selected as New Elk Grove Planning Commissioner

Tong Selected as New Elk Grove Planning Commissioner

At Wednesday night's Elk Grove City Council meeting, a new member of the Elk Grove Planning Commission was selected and promptly sworn-in. 

The newest commissioner is Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis' original nominee, Amy Tong. The long time Elk Grove resident was appointed to the Commission following the resignation of Nancy Chaires, ... Read More

Gang member sought in murder of girlfriend in Elk Grove


Elk Grove police are looking for a gang member who they believe was responsible for the murder of his girlfriend in November.

Moses Valdez, 38, is wanted for the murder of 37-year-old Marissa Pineda De Almanza, police said Wednesday. De Almanza was found dead by her husband Nov. 5 in her apartment in the 9200 block of Franklin Boulevard.

Police said her body showed obvious signs of trauma. They did not release additional information, citing an ongoing investigation.

A police press release included this information for those who may want to contact investigators with information about Valdez:

Sheldon Road in Elk Grove closed for overturned tanker


An overturned tanker truck loaded with liquid nitrogen forced the closure of Sheldon Road at Highway 99 in Elk Grove Tuesday afternoon.

The driver wasn't injured in the incident which also closed the Sheldon southbound to Highway 99 exit.

Sacramento Fire Department spokesperson Robert Padilla said Sacramento Fire, Consumnes fire and HAZMAT crews responded.