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Caught On Camera: Kayakers Surrounded By Pod Of Killer Whales While Fishing In Sonoma County

SONOMA COUNTY (CBS13) — Kayakers in Sonoma County found themselves inches away from a pod of killer whales over the weekend. Erik Martinez drove from Fairfield to Jenner over the Thanksgiving weekend with his buddy Tyler Jackson from Elk Grove. The two had plans to do some rock fishing from their kayaks when just 30 minutes in Jackson grabbed his GoPro and captured a video of the killer whales. “They were coming up just a few feet away and you could just look them in the eye. It was kind of a crazy experience,” Jackson said. The pod of killer whales had been feeding on a seal and before long, Jackson and Martinez found themselves surrounded. “A killer whale just has that first name, you know, and that kind of sits inside as you watch it go by. And you know what that thing can do,” Martinez said Wildlife experts at UC Davis say despite their intimidating names, killer whales are not really a threat to humans. They’re mostly interested in finding food. Joe Gaydos, a wildlife veterinarian at the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center,…

Unique Guns Stolen From Retired Law Enforcement Officer’s U-Haul

NATOMAS (CBS13) — The search is on for the thief that stole six unique guns from a retired law enforcement officer. “We had one night, that is it. One night. So many things could’ve changed the outcome of this,” said Paul Nigh. It’s a gun owner’s and law enforcement sergeant’s worst nightmare. “It’s not a weapon you can just walk in the store and buy,” he explained. Six of Nigh’s guns are now on the street after a thief stole them from his U-Haul trailer. The guns range in brand and size. Some are department grade and others have a badge with the words “California Department of Corrections” engraved on the gun. The arsenal of customized weapons was stolen from the U-Haul Nigh had parked at a Natomas Marriot where he was staying. “My biggest fear, obviously I’m a retired law enforcement officer, is that one of my weapons’ serial numbers shows up in a homicide,” he explained. The retired California Department of Corrections and Retired Reserve Kern County Sergeant has a total of 38 years of law enforcement experience. Nigh thought the guns would…

Republic FC Signs 15-Year-Old Sacramento Native Rafael Jauregui To Professional Contract

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento Republic FC signed 15-year-old midfielder Rafael Jauregui to a professional contract Monday. Rafael Jauregui – source: Republic FC The Sacramento native has been with the Republic as part of its youth development academy since 2017 and played with the team on a USL Academy contract last season. In a press release Monday, team leadership spoke highly of Jauregui. “It doesn’t really exist in any other sport or any other team sport is that you can grow up in Sacramento with your favorite team, work your tail off as a young member in the academy, and then do exactly what Rafa did – become a professional,” said Republic FC President Ben Gumpert in the release. The teen joined the SRFC Youth Academy from Sacramento’s San Juan Soccer Club. He has also represented the country at three international competitions, including on the U-15 Boys’ team for the Concacaf Championship where he started three games and scored two goals. Rafa Jauregui’s first pro contract is signed and sealed #Indomitable pic.twitter.com/v27wXQm2jV — Republic FC (@SacRepublicFC) November 30, 2020 “Rafa is a special player and a…

Officials Identify Mother, 2-Year-Old Son Found Shot To Death In Roseville Parking Lot

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — A mother and her young son were found dead in a vehicle over the weekend, both suffering from gunshot wounds. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as 34-year-old Shana Pringle from Lincoln and the son as 2-year-old Noah Vice from Sacramento. The two were reported missing out of Sacramento County and last seen in Roseville on November 23. “This just simply is the worst year that ever was, ever it’s the worst,” said Sarah Beilgard, a friend of Shana’s. Beilgard shared photos of Shana and Noah with CBS13. She had been working to find the mother and son after they were reported missing. She says Shana had been dealing with a lot of stress. “So I think she did suffer from depression, especially with COVID and not having her own place, boyfriend breaking up with her. I think any normal person would have difficulty with that,” Beilgard said. Roseville police discovered the mother and son’s bodies inside a van parked at a movie theater parking lot near Eureka Road. Officials say one gunshot wound appeared to be self-inflicted. CBS13 asked…

COVID-19 Crash Course: UC Davis Students Sign Up For Course Credit At Testing Kiosk

DAVIS (CBS13) – Call it a crash course on COVID: UC Davis students are signing up to help run the university’s testing site. Students like Linh Tra are getting course credit to be a part of the testing effort inside the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center on campus. “I’m kind of interested in helping with the kiosk,” Tra said. “And also, I’m really interested learning more about COVID-19 in general.” Sixty-five UC Davis students are enrolled in the class called COVID-19 (Mass) Testing, a two-credit course. Course manager Dr. David Coil said it’s a chance to give students hands-on experience that’s hard to find during the pandemic. “It’s a lot harder now to say shadow a doctor in a hospital or whatever. There’s a lot more restrictions,” Coil said. And there’s also a lot the course entails like crowd control, checking in clients and collecting salvia test samples to learn more about the testing process. The students will have to turn in an essay about the experience at the conclusion of the fall quarter for the course. “There’s a lot of research on campus…

Simone Missick On ‘All Rise’ Season 2: ‘It’s Coming Back Better Than It Was’

All Rise is back for an all-new episode tonight at 9:00PM ET/PT, only on CBS and streaming on CBS All Access. Simone Missick stars as Lola Carmichael in this court room drama now in it’s second season on America’s Most Watched Network. CBS‘ Matt Weiss spoke to Missick about the new season, filming in a pandemic and what fans can expect moving forward. MW: Simone, good morning! All Rise, new episode tonight at 9:00PM. First of all I wanted to say congratulations on season two and I want to know hat does it feel like to have new episodes coming out finally? SM: I was a little unsure about whether or not we would be able to say we were going to have a second season in light of everything that’s been going on this year globally. When we finished season one, it was very abrupt when we shut down and we were able to do a virtual episode which was amazing but to be able to come back for a full second season is beyond our wildest dreams. Then to also be able to…

Local Hospitals Brace For Post-Holiday COVID Surge

MARYSVILLE (CBS13) – Concerns over a post-Thanksgiving COVID spike are posing concerns for local hospitals, especially one in particular located in a county with the highest COVID-19 positivity rate in the state. Sutter County leads COVID-19 positivity rate in California, with nearby Yuba County coming in third. Both counties share a single hospital, which says it has no more ICU beds available. Doctors say they’re concerned about the influx of COVID-19 patients that will come during the weeks following Thanksgiving. “We are seeing a large number. For man, we are able to send home if they’re doing well. However, we’re seeing a significant increase in patients that require admission to the hospital. And so, we are really concerned over the next several weeks about these numbers going up,” said Dr. Kamara Graham, Adventist Health Rideout Medical Center spokesperson. The Yuba County public health spokesperson says the Rideout hospital is doubling COVID patients two to a room so they can free up an additional floor to prepare for the next surge of coronavirus hospitalizations. They’re doing this, they say, not only because of the surge that…

Police Arrest Alleged Gunman In Arden Fair Mall Black Friday Fatal Shooting

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Police have arrested the teen who allegedly shot and killed two other teens inside Arden Fair Mall on Friday. Damario Beck, 18, has been arrested for the shooting that killed Dewayne James Jr., 19, and Sa’Quan Reed-James, 17 during one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Police say that based on preliminary evidence, the shooting was caused by a verbal altercation between two groups of people who had previous run-ins, according to a Sacramento Police Department statement. Detectives are continuing their investigation and believe there are additional people involved in the incident and witnesses. They plan to release more information as the investigation progresses. Arden Fair Mall is being credited with helping identify the suspect. As a result of the shooting, Arden Fair mall had to close early. MORE FROM CBS13 COVID Tests Now Mandatory For Patients Admitted To California Acute-Care Hospitals Local Hospitals Brace For Post-Holiday COVID Surge Roseville Police Yet To Identify 2 Found Shot To Death In Parking Lot

Newsom: California Regions In ‘Purple Tier’ Could Be Placed Under Stay-At-Home Order To Slow COVID Hospitalizations

SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – Some regions in California hardest-hit by COVID-19 hospitalizations could be under a mandatory stay-at-home order if hospitalizations increase, the Governor said Monday. Governor Newsom pointed to a recent surge of COVID-19 in the state, where, over the last two weeks, COVID-19-related hospitalizations have increased by 67 percent. The 7-day average is 14,657 new cases. In July, the peak average was 9,881. “If these trends continue, California will need to take drastic action, including a potential stay-at-home order for regions with concerning hospitalizations and ICU capacity,” the Governor said. Regions that are projected by the state to exceed their ICU beds are as follows: Northern California – Early December San Joaquin Valley – Mid-December Southern California – Mid-to-late December Greater Sacramento – Late December Bay Area – Early January If they continue at the current hospitalization rate, the regions mentioned above will be at these capacity levels by Christmas eve: Northern California – 134% San Joaquin Valley – 120% Southern California – 107% Greater Sacramento 103% Bay Area – 91% As a whole, the state is projected to run out of ICU hospital…

Calfornia Counties Tighten Restrictions As COVID Cases Surge

LOS ANGELES (CBS13/AP) — As coronavirus cases surge in California, county officials enacted stricter COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, a day after the state broke a record with more than 7,400 coronavirus hospitalizations. Sutter County leads COVID-19 positivity rate in California, with nearby Yuba County coming in third. Both counties share a single hospital, which says it has no more ICU beds available. Doctors say they’re concerned about the influx of COVID-19 patients that will come during the weeks following Thanksgiving. Health officials are preparing for a wave of virus cases over the next two or three weeks that could be linked to Thanksgiving gatherings. Authorities had urged residents to stay home and limit their interactions with others, but millions nationwide defied the advice. California has had nearly 1.2 million confirmed cases since the pandemic began, with 19,121 virus-related deaths. The state reported 7,415 coronavirus hospitalizations on Sunday, citing the most recently available data from the previous day. More than 1,700 of those patients are in intensive care units. The number of hospitalizations broke the state’s previous record of 7,170 in July. More from CBS Sacramento:…

Truck Drives Off I-80 And Ends Up In Yuba River Near Kingvale

KINGVALE, NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) – A driver suffered major injuries Monday morning when their truck drove off I-80 and ended up in the river below. The crash happened on westbound Interstate 80 at Kingvale, according to CHP Gold Run. An enterprise rental truck left the roadway and traveled down the embankment into the Yuba River, just below the overpass. CAL FIRE Engine 2365 responded with Truckee Fire District resources to a vehicle accident involving a commercial box truck. The truck left an I-80 overpass and ended up in the Yuba River. Crews extricated a single occupant with major injuries. pic.twitter.com/iKy5NLyqgj — CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (@CALFIRENEU) November 30, 2020 The single occupant of the truck was extricated from the vehicle. That person suffered major injuries, according to Cal Fire. More from CBS Sacramento: 2 People Found Shot To Death In Parked Van In Roseville Driver Flees After Hitting, Killing Man, 35, Crossing Street In Antelope ‘Give Us Closure’: Family Of Two Teens Killed At Arden Fair Plead For Justice

1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured After Black Friday Shooting At Arden Fair Mall, Authorities Say

ARDEN-ARCADE (CBS13) – One person is dead and another was taken to the hospital after a shooting occurred at the Arden Fair mall on Friday evening, the Sacramento Fire Department said. According to Sacramento Fire Department personnel on the scene, the alive victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Authorities said the suspect has fled from the area. Police also said this was not an active shooter situation and that there is no active threat at the mall at this time. SPD officers are on scene of a shooting that occurred at Arden Fair Mall. Two shooting victims have been located and the suspect has fled the area. There is no active threat at this time. Police will remain in the area as the investigation continues. — Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) November 28, 2020 Friday’s shooting comes as shoppers gathered for Black Friday deals. Following the shooting, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg issued a statement on concerns about the increase of gun violence in the city. “A gun is never the answer,” Steinberg tweeted. We are awaiting more details on tonight’s incident…

Police Search For Assault Suspect After Chase In Modesto

MODESTO (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for a man who led officers on a chase and is accused of assaulting his girlfriend with a gun, the Modesto Police Department said. Police said they located Meliton Coronado Jr., 37, driving at around 7:30 a.m. on Friday in the area of Briggsmore and Rose avenues. Coronado sped away, initiating a pursuit with law enforcement. According to police, pursuing officers ended the chase due to Coronado driving recklessly at speeds of over 90 miles per hour. His unoccupied vehicle was eventually located a short distance away. Modesto police said Coronado is believed to be armed and dangerous. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is urged to contact the Modesto Police Department. More from CBS Sacramento: Fire Breaks Out In Attic Of 2-Story Folsom Home Search Warrant At Ceres Residence Yields 25 lbs Of Meth, 2 Arrests Overweight, Abandoned Turkey Bred For The Dinner Table Rescued In Placer County

Paintball Guns, Money Stolen During Burglary At Rocklin Paintball Business

ROCKLIN (CBS13) – A Rocklin business owner said thieves stole thousands of dollars and nearly 20 paintball guns from his store on Thursday night. The burglary at Predator Paintball Store, located on Granite Drive, happened at around 8:30 p.m., the owner said. Police responded to the scene within minutes but the suspects were already gone. The front door to the store was smashed and the wall where the guns were on display was cleared out. The owner said the store remained open on Friday and will be open on Saturday before closing as usual on Sunday and Monday. More from CBS Sacramento: Fire Breaks Out In Attic Of 2-Story Folsom Home Search Warrant At Ceres Residence Yields 25 lbs Of Meth, 2 Arrests Overweight, Abandoned Turkey Bred For The Dinner Table Rescued In Placer County

Cashing In On Nature: Some ‘Opt Outside’ Instead of Shop on Black Friday

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The inside of stores wasn’t the only place to find people on Black Friday. Many people chose to #OptOutside, but it’s more than a hashtag. The idea has significant mental health benefits. At Discovery Park, the sounds of the river were calming for the Grewal family. Kamal Grewal chose to cash in on nature instead of spending money at stores on the biggest shopping day of the year. “Everyone’s out shopping or staying inside, but because it’s so beautiful, I didn’t want to waste the day,” Grewal said. On Friday afternoon, her family nearly had the beach to themselves at Discovery Park. She said shopping in person on Black Friday isn’t her family’s thing. She prefers online sales. But this year, to her mother Majeed, it’s even more important they didn’t take part. “We don’t want to get sick, you know?” Grewal said. Across the region – many others opted outside, too. The trend turned movement is now several years strong and pushed by national and state parks across America. It’s one the Grewal family supports. “It’s very therapeutic,” Kamal said. “It’s…

Delivered Feasts, Empty Seats As Coronavirus Changes Thanksgiving

(AP/CBS13) — Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table. That was before anyone had heard of COVID-19 and before it claimed the retired seamstress. While recovering at a nursing home from a knee replacement, Ana Martinez died at 78 on April 1. The family is having their traditional meal of turkey, yams, green beans and rice and beans — but Zayas is removing a seat from the table at her home in Deer Park, New York, this year and putting her mother’s walker in its place as a reminder of the loss. “It’s a painful Thanksgiving. You don’t even know, should you celebrate?” asked Zayas. “It’s a lonely time.” Americans are marking the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday amid an unrelenting pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than a quarter of a million people in the United States. READ ALSO: Thanksgiving To-Go Meals On The Rise This Holiday Turkey and pies will still come…

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