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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.


DEVELOPMENTS: Franklin HS student alleged gang rape


SACRAMENTO - Elk Grove police say they have seen a cellphone video that a Franklin High School student and her mother say shows the girl sexually attacked by a group of boys.

Det. Josh Magdellano said the owner of the cellphone gave consent for investigators to look at the contents of the phone. Magdellano said they watched the video in question, but due to ongoing investigation, he could not discuss its subject matter except to say the phone and what was on it would be part of the case.

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Franklin High girl allegedly drugged, sexually assaulted

The alleged rape was at Morse Park, Sunday around 3 a.m.

Alleged gang rape victim gets backlash from classmates


A Franklin High school student who claims she was gang-raped is facing backlash from some of her classmates.

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Franklin High girl allegedly drugged, sexually assaulted

The 15 year old says she was given alcohol and then sexually assaulted at an Elk Grove park over the weekend.