Wind Brings Another Blow To Struggling Businesses

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Strong winds Wednesday dealt another blow to already struggling businesses. Tents were barely hanging on in midtown Sacramento at some restaurants welcoming outdoor dining. “It’s crazy, I thought it was going to be 76. So, I wasn’t prepared for this,” explained customer Raeselle Lao. Kent Souza spent time cleaning up after mother nature served another blow to his wine bar, 58 Degrees & Holding, that just reopened two months ago. “It makes it really hard to operate. One minute it is sunny, and everything is good, everyone is having a good time and the next thing we got 25 mph winds,” said General Manager, Kent Souza. The aggressive winds pushed away Souza’s hope for customers. “We have had one table and the tent almost blew over on them,” he said. Mulvaney’s B&L wasn’t as lucky keeping their tent grounded. “Our other chef, a pretty good-sized boy, was trying to hold the tent down and it just took off straight across the street and unfortunately hit that chef’s car,” explained owner Bobbin Mulvaney. The damaged tent also took out their outdoor seating for…

Librarian Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The man accused of killing Natomas librarian Amber Clark in 2018 has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Ronald Seay appeared in court Wednesday. Police say he shot and killed Clark in an ambush-style attack as she sat in her car outside the North Natomas Library. Clark had banned Seay from the library months earlier for harassing people. Last June, Clark’s husband sued the Sacramento police and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office over the release of tracing results from the weapon allegedly used in her killing. The DA’s office says federal law prohibits sharing that information about the weapon. Her husband Kelly Clark said he was suing to force prosecutors to release it. He hoped to use the records to push for stricter gun control laws. The weapon allegedly used was a gun legally purchased in Missouri.

Delta Winds Damage Banners Honoring Vacaville Service Members; City Considers Suspending Program

VACAVILLE (CBS13) — A popular program that honors local service members may soon be suspended. Many cities have hung banners along busy streets to recognizing local military members but Vacaville officials want to take theirs down. In 2019, Vacaville launched a new program on Veteran’s Day honoring its hometown heroes who serve in the armed forces. The city hung 18 banners featuring the names and photos of local military members both retired and active duty. “It’s an important thing, it makes me feel good like there’s who respect this country and want to serve and protect us,” Vacaville resident Joshua Newton said. The banners hang from city light poles along Peabody Road, which leads to Travis Air Force Base. “We have the ultimate respect for them and wanted this to be a very nice tribute,” Vacaville fire chief Kris Concepcion said. The city soon learned that the flags were no match for mother nature. In less than a year, many of the banners have been badly damaged by the weather. “They sustained wind damage and so the banners would get torn, some of them blew…

Sacramento County Inmates Move To Front Of COVID Vaccine Line

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento County jail inmates may now move to the front of the COVID vaccine line. The Sacramento County Jail system currently houses 3,300 inmates. The decision to vaccinate them comes after inmate activists called for safer COVID conditions in the jails following several outbreaks. The move comes as many people living in Sacramento County are still not able to receive a vaccine. Craig Allen is 62-years-old and fighting several medical conditions, a plight that’s put him in Sacramento County’s phase 1-C. He’s still unable to get a vaccine. “You know people like me, we are super vigilant,” Allen said, “You know, we’re not going out to bars, we’re not going out to house parties, you know, we stay away from people.” As eligible residents lined up for the elusive shot at a booked McClellan vaccine site Wednesday, the county is now putting inmates ahead of Allen. “I understand what they’re trying to do,” Allen said, “but I think I should come before a prisoner.” Sacramento County inmate activists have championed safer jails for those incarcerated during the coronavirus pandemic. In January, the Sacramento…

Former Sacramento Republican Leader Charged In Capitol Riot Released From DC Jail

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A former Sacramento Republican leader charged in the capitol riots has been released from a Washington D.C. jail. Jorge Riley was released despite prosecutors arguing he’s a flight risk and a danger to the community. The 41-year-old was arrested after he was caught on video admitting his involvement in the riot. “We pushed our way to Nancy Pelosi’s office and went further and further,” he said in the video. Riley talked in detail about the violence. “I got pepper-sprayed three times,” he said. Riley has resigned from his position in the California Republican Assembly. He is facing multiple charges related to the siege. Two other Sacrament-area people are facing charges in connection to the riot on Jan. 6. Colusa County woman Valerie Elaine Ehrke faced a federal judge in Sacramento last month on charges of entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct, and demonstrating inside the U.S. Capitol,  and Rocklin man Tommy Allan is accused of stealing documents from Mitch McConnell’s desk and a flag from Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Capitol riot.

Identity Theft Suspect Arrested After Traffic Stop In Roseville

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — Deputies say they have arrested a woman suspected of identity theft after a traffic stop in Roseville last week. Back on Feb. 19, a deputy pulled over a vehicle near Sierra College Boulevard and Eureka Road near Roseville. After contacting the driver, 43-year-old Jody Corbella, the deputy discovered she was a parolee out of Citrus Heights. A search was then done of Corbella’s purse. The deputy soon discovered someone else’s driver’s license inside. Deputies say that person had reported that their wallet had been stolen. Further, there had also been fraudulent charges made to their bank accounts. Pictures of credit cards and other identification cards were also soon discovered on Corbella’s phone. Corbella has since been arrested and is now facing charges of identity theft, possession of stolen property, and violating parole.

4 Arrested In Connection To Manteca, Modesto Organized Retail Thefts

MANTECA (CBS13) — Detectives have linked a group of four people to a series of alleged organized store thefts across the San Joaquin Valley. Last week, Manteca police say a Target loss prevention worker contacted them about two women who were recognized as suspects in a previous theft at the store. In that previous late January incident, the woman stole around $1,400 in merchandise. Further, detectives identified the woman as suspects in a Modesto Target theft that resulted in a large number of over-the-counter medications being stolen. With the help of the loss prevention worker closely watching the suspects leave and get into a waiting car, officers were able to stop the group – which included the two women and two men. A total of around $7,000 in medication stolen from that Modesto incident were found in the group’s car, police say. The group has been identified as 37-year-old Kurtis Chappell, 30-year-old Devante Ayers, 24-year-old Mishenna Bowman and 23-year-old Keoni Wyrick. All four of the suspects are Fresno residents, police say. Detectives say the group has been linked to thefts in several cities along with…

Man Suspected Of Prowling Roseville Neighborhood Arrested After Home Burglary

ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — A man suspected of prowling a Roseville neighborhood has been arrested, police say. Roseville police say, over the past few weeks, a man has been seen walking around the Diamond Oaks neighborhood. People have been reporting the man’s odd behavior, including him allegedly looking over fences or into homes. Further, over the weekend, that same man – 23-year-old Lincoln resident Carlos G. Felipe – is suspected of breaking into and burglarizing an occupied home along the 100 block of Glenwood Circle. On Tuesday, officers arrested Felipe in connection to the home burglary. Police say Felipe had been staying with family at a residence along the 400 block of Diamond Oaks Road. Felipe had been out on probation out of Sacramento for charges of assault with a deadly weapon. He has since been booked into the South Placer Jail and is being held on $1 million bail. Police say the constant tips from the neighborhood helped them make the arrest.

No Touching: It’s Seal Pupping Season

The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, which rescues animals along the coastlines of Humboldt and Del Norte counties, is reminding folks that it’s seal pupping season. That means encounters with a young one alone on the beach are possible — most likely because the mother is out foraging for food in the water — and it’s important to keep a distance and keep dogs away so she will return to her pup. And absolutely no touching. If worried, the center has a stranding line that can be reached at (707) 951-4722 or click the “call now” feature on the nonprofit’s Facebook page, which can be found here. The center had its first rescue of the year this week — a harbor seal pup dubbed “Kai” that was found on Centerville Beach in McKinleyville and taken in being under observation by the center. “He was put on watch for a couple of days on Centerville Beach in Humboldt County before determining that his mother was not returning,” a Facebook post states. “We brought him to the hospital here in Crescent City (on Monday) where he had a…

Humboldt Returns to Red Tier

For the first time since January, Humboldt returned to the red or “substantial” COVID-19 risk zone, meaning some businesses can reopen for indoor service, including restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and places of worship, at reduced capacity. The state data show the county with a test positive rate of 2.7 percent and a daily case rate of 6.3 per 100,000 compared to California overall, which has a 4.8 positivity rate and 15.2 cases per 100,000. County Health Officer Ian Hoffman told the board of supervisors this morning that he was optimistic about where the county was headed and that the move to the red tier “is likely to stick.” “We feel this is a much better position than we were in January when we made it into the red tier,” he said, noting that at the time case counts were very high overall and county just made it into the less restrictive tier by the smallest of margins. Now, Hoffman said, those data sets are trending in a positive direction although hospitalizations rates are high overall, which may be because Humboldt is “still seeing the tail…

Mother And Son Found Safe After Bloody Crime Spree

DISCOVERY BAY (CBS13) – The latest on the search for a mother and son who went missing after a violent crime spree over the weekend: 9:50 a.m. Authorities say Kimberly Meeks and her son have been found safe. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office said they were found Tuesday morning. No other information, including where Meeks and her son were found, has been released at this point. Police had said that Meeks and her son may be in danger. Regarding the Discovery Bay homicide on Saturday, Kimberly Meeks and her son were located this morning and they are safe. — CoCo Sheriff PIO (@cocosopio) February 23, 2021 Previous story below:  Officials are searching for a missing mother and son after police say a Stockton man went on a crime spree involving a drive-by shooting and homicide over the weekend. Police say 33-year-old Kimberly Meeks and her son may be in danger. Kimberly Meeks, 31 (credit: Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office) Officers say they were led to a Discovery Bay home on Saturday where they found the body of 64-year-old Michael Iliff. “He tried to help…

SacRT Offering Free Rides To COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Starting March 1

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — People needing to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment will soon be able to take SacRT for free. Starting March 1, the Sacramento Regional Transit District is offering rides to all Sacramento County vaccination sites within their service area. These include sites like hospitals and pharmacies, among other locations. To get on for free, all riders will need to do is show their COVID-19 vaccine appointment confirmation. All people waiting and riding on public transportation need to wear a mask for face covering. Vaccinations are only open for people 65 and older in Sacramento County at the moment. Vaccines have been in short supply due to logistics issues caused by severe weather across the US, prompting some sites to reschedule or cancel appointments. More from CBS Sacramento: Doctors Call For Mask Wearing, Social Distancing Even After Second Vaccine Dose Sacramento Mom Says Catholic School Expelled Her 3 Kids Over Her Only Fans Account California’s Tax Agency Suspends Debt Collection Program Exposed In Call Kurtis Investigation

Vanessa Bryant Slams Rapper Meek Mill Over ‘Insensitive’ Lyrics About Her Late Husband, Kobe Bryant

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, is calling out Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill after lyrics to his new song were released online. The controversy over the lyrics in Meek’s new song, “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe),” surround a verse that mentions the late Kobe Bryant. “Yeah, and if I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.” Vanessa posted a message to Meek on her Instagram story, calling the lyrics “insensitive and disrespectful.” “Dear @MeekMill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period. I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this. If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband. This lacks respect and tact,” Vanessa’s Instagram story read. Credit: Vanessa Bryant via Instagram Meek says he privately apologized to Vanessa but he also posted a public apology on Twitter early Tuesday morning. “I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public…Nothing I say on my page directed to a internet viral moment or…

No One Seriously Hurt After 3-Car Crash Along Howe Avenue

ARDEN ARCADE (CBS13) — Debris was strewn about the road after a crash involving three cars along Howe Avenue on Tuesday morning. The crash happened just after 6 a.m. along the busy street, near El Camino Avenue. Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear, but three cars were involved. Several of the cars suffered significant damage in the crash. However, it appears no one was transported from the scene and only minor injuries were reported. More from CBS Sacramento: Doctors Call For Mask Wearing, Social Distancing Even After Second Vaccine Dose Sacramento Mom Says Catholic School Expelled Her 3 Kids Over Her Only Fans Account California’s Tax Agency Suspends Debt Collection Program Exposed In Call Kurtis Investigation Howe Avenue remains open, but drivers going through the area are urged to used caution as cleanup efforts continue.

3 COVID-19 Isolation Trailers At Cal Expo Damaged In Fire

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating after three trailers were damaged in a fire at Cal Expo on Monday night. The fire was first reported a little after 8 p.m., according to the Sacramento Fire Department. Crews arrived and found that a total of three trailers were damaged. No injuries were reported, firefighters say. It appears the trailers that were damaged were ones being used as COVID-19 isolation units. It’s unclear how many people were inside the trailers and how many people have now been displaced. More from CBS Sacramento: Doctors Call For Mask Wearing, Social Distancing Even After Second Vaccine Dose Sacramento Mom Says Catholic School Expelled Her 3 Kids Over Her Only Fans Account California’s Tax Agency Suspends Debt Collection Program Exposed In Call Kurtis Investigation Exactly what started the fire is now under investigation. Due to the area being state property, Cal Fire will be the agency handling the investigation.

Loyal Customer Remembers South Land Park Store Clerk Killed On The Job

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A 7-Eleven convenience store clerk is dead after an attack on the job in Sacramento’s South Land Park. A customer found Gurpreet Singh, 31, was lying on the floor at 3 a.m. Monday. He was alive. Paramedics took him to a hospital where he died. CBS13 was there as Francis Saso left a candle and flowers outside the store to remember Singh, who always greeted her with kindness. “And I come over here all the time, and it’s just sad because we see him all the time,” Saso said, “always telling me have a good night, be safe, and that right there is just like one of the main reasons why we came and put flowers because he wasn’t safe.” Coworkers outside the store together all day.  The owner says he was keeping to store closed for the day to honor Singh, who leaves behind a wife and 5-year-old daughter living in India. Sacramento police won’t say how Singh was attacked in the store overnight. Mike Bartholomew manages the gas station convenience store next door. “I do this for a living but…

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