Tehama County District Attorney deems officer-involved shooting at Walmart Distribution Center lawful

RED BLUFF — The Tehama County District Attorney’s Office released a statement Tuesday announcing it has found the officer-involved shooting at the Walmart Distribution Center in June to be justified. A former employee of the company took a gun to the Walmart Distribution Center in June and shot multiple people before being gunned down by police officers. In July, Tehama County District Attorney Matt Rogers made a preliminary determination and deemed the force used by Officer Jike Dever and Sergeant Ruben Murgia justified. The video released Tuesday by the department affirmed this decision and finalized it. Tehama County District Attorney Matt Rogers speaks on the June 2020 Walmart Distribution Center shooting Tuesday as well as the findings from the related investigation. (Tehama County District Attorney’s Office — Contributed) “This conclusion would seem obvious based on the facts and circumstances of this incident but regardless of how clear cut this incident may be, the duty of the DA is to review officer-involved shootings in order to determine the lawfulness of the use of lethal force by law enforcement,” Rogers said. Rogers gave a summary of his…

Lowrie, A’s stay hot, rally past Diamondbacks to complete sweep

PHOENIX, Ariz. — His shirt simply read “The Kid” in the upper left-hand corner, an homage to Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.  But when Oakland A’s second baseman Jed Lowrie’s shirt was pointed out during the A’s postgame Zoom call on Monday night, the 36-year-old took the opportunity to joke that it had a deeper meaning. “I’m trying to trick them,” he said with an ear-to-ear smile. “They might think I’m younger than I am.” On Tuesday afternoon, Lowrie was a force to be reckoned with as the A’s extended their winning streak to four games with a 7-5 win over the Diamondbacks. In the top of the seventh, Lowrie blasted an opposite-field, three-run home run to tie the score at five. Oakland took the lead an inning later on Seth Brown’s solo home run, and never looked back to improve to 5-7 after opening the season with six straight losses. Now in the infancy stages of his 13th Major League season, Lowrie will turn 37 on April 17. He and A’s manager Bob Melvin have said on multiple occasions that Lowrie may not…

Clinics Adapt As Pause Put On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Distribution

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been shelved due to reported side effects. Counties are now rushing to open up second-dose clinics down the road. The side effects are being called “extremely rare”, but is it enough to put fear in those who are already vaccine-hesitant? Johnson & Johnson shots made up fewer than four percent of this week’s vaccine allocation for California. But what happens beyond this week? The pause comes just days before California is set to open up vaccine eligibility to anyone 16 and up. Pharmacies are scrambling to rework their vaccine programs after learning the vaccine would be pulled. “I’m happy that I’m here but still nervous, nonetheless,” said Joshua Del Morral who showed up for his second shot at Pucci’s in East Sacramento. The news is putting those already hesitant, like Del Morral, on edge. Thankfully, he brought along moral support through his daughter Jaelyn. “I was trying to make him feel comfortable. I’m just like, “don’t worry about it, and forget about the pain,” Jaelyn said. Pharmacy owner Clint Hopkins said his team only had…

New Evidence Leads To Arrests In Kristin Smart’s Murder Case

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY (CBS13) – Nearly 25 years after Stockton’s Kristin Smart disappeared, authorities announced not one, but two arrests in the case. Paul Flores is reportedly the last person to see the 19-year-old Cal Poly student alive. He’s now facing murder charges and his father was also arrested today as an accessory to murder. “It’s my hope that we’re able to take the first step toward justice for the smart family, and most especially for Kristin,” said San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson at a press conference. Authorities say they still have not found Smart’s body, but new evidence and witnesses link Flores to her murder. They also credit a podcast for spurring the investigation. Related: A Timeline In The Disappearance of Kristin Smart CBS13’s Renee Santos talked to Margarita, one of Kristin’s friends, who was there the night Kristin was last seen and says all that matters right now is that Paul was arrested. “It’s been 24 years without a resolution, until today,” said Sheriff Parkinson. On the Cal Poly campus, where Kristen Smart was a student before she vanished 25…

California Focusing On Urgent Projects As Wildfire Season Looms

OROVILLE, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — California is in such an urgent race with another devastating wildfire season that officials began soliciting local project ideas even before they had money to pay for them. It faces such a threat of drought that the governor said Tuesday that he has executive orders drafted and ready to sign as needed. In normal years, the worst of the fires don’t start until late summer or fall, leaving a window through about May to thin forests, clear buffer zones designed to slow the spread of fires near communities, and beef up the state’s seasonal fire crews. Not this year, officials said. Right now, crews are monitoring the amount of water in vegetation and being more aggressive with fuel reduction. There have also been upgrades to detection systems helping crews identify fires when they start early. Cal Fire is now preparing for the worst after the state’s last wildfire season stretched resources thin. “Fire seasons are getting longer, the winters are getting shorter and it’s getting drier and hotter,” said Batallion Chief Jon Heggie. “All the miles I drove over the summer,…

Q&A: Dr. Blumberg answers viewer questions about COVID-19 vaccine safety

With COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expanding this week and the news that federal health officials have recommended a “pause” in vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson’s shots, UC Davis Health pediatric infectious disease expert Dr. Dean Blumberg joined KCRA 3 Tuesday to answer viewer questions about the vaccines.

California Dolphin