Officials Confirm First Case Of Coronavirus In Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Sacramento County Public Health officials have announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Sacramento County. Sacramento County Public Health said the confirmed case is travel-related. Officials said the individual returned from China to the United States on Feb. 2 and has since self-quarantined and taken precautionary measures upon their return home. The individual began displaying mild symptoms during the self-quarantine. Sacramento County Public Health said a clinical specimen was collected from the individual and sent to the CDC for testing, where the infection was confirmed. “Currently, the individual is asymptomatic, but will remain home for mandatory isolation until cleared by Sacramento County Public Health,” the office said in a press release. “Sacramento County Public Health’s investigation determined that currently, the public’s risk of exposure is extremely low.” The Sacramento County Public Health Department said they have coordinated a system with healthcare providers to identify potential other cases of the virus for infection control. Officials said they want to remind residents that all confirmed cases in the US have been travel-related and that they believe the public risk is…

Intensive Therapy From Dietitians Can Help Older Adults Lose Weight, Study Finds

(CNN) — Older adults may have better success at losing weight if they do it with the help of intensive behavioral therapy from dietitians, a new study suggests. Intensive behavioral therapy for obesity, or IBTO, is a customized treatment that helps people change their eating and exercise behaviors through a series of one-on-one counseling sessions. It’s also a treatment that can be difficult for primary care doctors to do on top of other responsibilities, so a research team from East Carolina University set out to discover IBTO’s effectiveness if a dietitian is added to the team. RDNs, or registered dietitian nutritionists, are trained for both weight loss and nutrition therapy, and can help support physicians in addressing underlying diet and lifestyle risk factors for chronic diseases, said Dr. Lauren Sastre, an author of the study and assistant nutrition science professor at East Carolina University. And, the study notes, IBTO is already provided and reimbursed for Medicare B recipients, who would be age 65 or older. As the prevalence of obesity in the US has increased to include nearly 40% of the adult population, Sastre and her team found that IBTO with a…

Woman’s Attempted Escape From Jail Caught On Video

OHIO (CBS Local) – An Ohio woman tried to escape from jail by climbing into the ceiling, but fell well short of her desired freedom, police say. Montgomery County Jail in Ohio released a surveillance video of her attempt. In it, you see suspect Jessica Boomershine standing on the seat attached to this kiosk for several minutes, staring at the ceiling, then steps down. She then drags a chair over, waits for a while, with no one paying attention, climbs up on top of the monitor and up out of sight. The bid for freedom ends fast when debris falls and corrections officers come into sight. One walks past just seconds before the ceiling tiles give way and Boomershine drops back through. More Officers run over to grab her legs and she loses her grip, luckily landing partially on a trash can. The ill-fated escape leaves Bomershine dazed, CO’s amazed and ductwork and wires exposed and hanging from the ceiling. Boomershine had been arrested a few days before this incident on suspicion of breaking into a home, kidnapping and assaulting an 85-year-old man then forcing…

Police: Pickaxe-Wielding Suspect Struck Security After Robbing Jeweler In Stockton

STOCKTON (CBS13) — A search is underway for a suspect accused of hitting a security guard with a pickaxe during an armed robbery at a jeweler in Stockton, the Stockton Police Department said. Authorities said the robbery happened just after 4:10 a.m. on Friday at Kevin Schimke Jewelers on the 2300 block of Pacific Avenue. Police said a suspect forced entry into an adjacent building and used a large pickaxe to break through a wall to gain access to the jeweler. Stockton PD said the suspect took property from the business and attempted to get away. A security guard on duty at the business attempted to stop the suspect, prompting the suspect to swing the pickaxe at the security guard, which caused minor injuries. Police said the victim then unsuccessfully attempted to pepper spray and deploy a taser. The suspect was seen leaving in a red four-door sedan. They were described as a Hispanic male adult wearing light-colored clothing. No further information has been released at this time.

Pigeons with MAGA Hats Glued to their Heads Released in Las Vegas

One group protested Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas in an unusual way, with pigeons donning “Make America Great Again” hats. An underground group called P.U.T.I.N, short for Pigeons United To Interfere Now, is taking credit for the stunt, The flock was released in downtown Las Vegas, the found says, as a way to show loyalty to the President. The owner of a pigeon rescue says there’s no law that prohibits a person from doing something like this because the city considers them pest. Mariah Hillman says it’s not about politics, but protecting the pigeons. “Glue a hat to your head. Glue a hat to your kid’s head. It’s the same thing. We all have a right to live free from harm, it doesn’t matter what kind of animal you’re considered to be. Our language is what causes these animals to be treated like this.” The founder of P.U.T.I.N says the idea was months in the making. In a release, the group said it was inspired by a cold-war era CIA operation that fitted pigeons with tiny cameras to spy on the Soviet Union sites.

Decision Set for Sealing Transcripts in Ex-Palm Springs Mayor Bribery Case

Attorneys for ex-Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet and two Coachella Valley developers accused of buying his vote will argue in an Indio courtroom Friday that grand jury transcripts that led to indictments against the trio remain sealed until the end of the trial because it could jeopardize their ability to receive a fair trial. Pougnet, 56, and developers Richard Hugh Meaney, 54, and John Elroy Wessman, 81, were indicted Aug. 15, 2019 after the case was presented to a grand jury by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Pougnet was indicted on 21 counts, including perjury, public corruption and conflict of interest, while Meaney and Wessman were each indicted on multiple counts of bribery of a public official and conspiracy. The developers are accused of paying Pougnet around $375,000 between 2012 and 2014 to vote favorably when their development projects came up before the Palm Springs City Council. Projects specified in court documents were The Dakota, the Desert Fashion Plaza, The Morrison and Vivante. Payments to Pougnet were allegedly drawn directly from accounts maintained by Meaney’s Union Abbey Co. and Wessman Development Inc. If convicted…

Adelanto City Planners Approve Expansion of Detention Center

Activists against and in favor of the expansion of the detention center in the city of Adelanto made their voices heard outside city hall, minutes before the planning commission voted in favor of the modification. The facility is largest detention center in the country. The GEO group claims it’s all about jobs. Danielle Noicky who is the spokesperson for the GEO group said,“We bring jobs to this community, jobs bring economic development. So basically we’re not here to debate immigration policy.” Community supporters believe the undocumented inmates shouldn’t even be in this country in the first place. Mike Macoy, a resident who was present at the planning commission hearing said, “These criminals need to go out first. We want them out of here.” Activists  criticize the facility’s record of human rights violations and deaths over staff negligence.  Shannon Camacho who was part of a vigil that was being held for undocumented inmates and is part of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, said “It’s horrible that this detention is going to expand, but it’s even worse, knowing that this is a private…

The New Catillacs perform live!

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The New Catillacs stopped by Good Morning San Diego to perform live! The band has three upcoming shows. The “Broken Yolks for Car Show Folks” fundraiser at the Broken Yolk on Jamacha Rd. in Rancho San Diego Sunday 2/23 from 9am to 1pm The Downtown Cafe in El Cajon Friday 2/28 from 7pm to 10pm The Galley at the Marina in Chula Vista Saturday 2/29 from 6pm to 10pm To learn more, visit NewCatillacs.wordpress.com. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

Live Healthy Haven Show promotes reaching optimal health in the most natural way possible

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The fourth Live Healthy Haven Show is back at the Encinitas Library this Sunday, February 23rd! Natural Healthy Haven is hosting a live show all about autoimmune disorders. The show and organization’s motto is cancer, diabetes, shingles, skin rash etc. are merely just the symptoms as your body is screaming for you to make a major life style change. The goal is get to the root! This show is intended to save many lives from invasive harsh treatments and help them to heal their own bodies with a variety of different modalities. For more information, visit www.naturalhealthyhaven.com. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

Ghosting: Why people ghost and what it does to the victim

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Ghosting is when someone terminates a relationship by ending all communication abruptly without an explanation. Margena Carter, from Carter Care Therapeutic Services said there are many reasons why people ghost from not feeling safe in the relationship. “Ghosting can also depend on how the person views the relationships. If they like this is someone that I can remain friends with after we breakup than they’re more likely to handle the breakup delicately and not ghost. Ultimately, someone who ghost struggles with communicating their disinterest,” said Carter. For more information about Carter Care Therapeutic Services click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests

Who is 53rd Congressional District candidate Chris Stoddard

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – There are 16 candidates running for the top-two primary election for California’s 53rd Congressional District and one of them is Chris Stoddard. Stoddard on Good Morning San Diego said his top issues are securing the border, federally legalizing marijuana, removing strict California regulations on weapons, allowing for a nationwide concealed carry permit and removing suppressors from the class 3 list. A San Diego Union-Tribune/10News poll released February 4th showed Stoddard at 10% support, behind Sara Jacobs with 23% and Famela Ramos and Georgette Gomez are behind at 5%, with a 5.7% margin of error. Incumbent Rep. Susan Davis announced she would not seek election in 2020, leaving the race open for one of the top two vote-getters in the March primary who will advance to the November. 3rd, general election.   Categories: Good Morning San Diego, In Studio Guests, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2020

Bear Tranquilized, Removed After Morning Stroll Through Monrovia Neighborhood

A bear that prompted a massive media response during its hourslong stroll through a Monrovia neighborhood was eventually tranquilized and safely removed from a backyard Friday morning. The large bear first appeared about 2:30 a.m. in the 300 block of North Mayflower Avenue. Video showed it walking in circles and laying on a front lawn. About three hours later, the bear was seen again, this time as it wandered next to a KTLA news van in the 500 block of North Mayflower Avenue. #BREAKING: Massive bear in front of our live truck in Monrovia… @LynetteRomero reporting live now on @KTLAMorningNews. #KTLA #Bear pic.twitter.com/S75uuHWPv7 — Marcus Smith (@MarcusSmithKTLA) February 21, 2020 The bear was casually walking down the street and checking out the local trashcans. California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Tim Daily spoke to KTLA about the options officials would have to get the bear out of the neighborhood. Crews might first try to haze the bear, essentially scaring it back to where it came from, Daily said. If hazing doesn’t work, the bear would likely be tranquilized and then transported back to its…

Burbank Police Arrest 4 Men After Pursuit on Suspicion of Burglary

Four men were arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of residential burglary, after leading police on a pursuit on the northbound 5 Freeway across the San Fernando Valley, police said. At about 7 p.m., officers and the Burbank Police Joint Air Support Unit responded to the 800 block of Stephen Road about a possible burglary and suspicious circumstances. A man was spotted running from a nearby home and jumping into an awaiting vehicle, the Burbank Police Department said in a news release. The black, Ford Fusion was carrying the four suspects, according to police, and fled when officers tried to stop it. Sky5 arrived on scene around 7:50 p.m., and it continued north across the San Fernando Valley. The driver appeared to travel at high speeds as they weaved across lanes to pass other vehicles. By 8 p.m., the car had passed the 210 Freeway interchange in Sylmar and was headed into the Santa Clarita Valley. As officers chased the car, the suspects were seen throwing items out of the car’s windows. Police later said the items had been stolen from the burglarized home in Burbank.…

Tennessee Executes Convicted Killer Who Saved the Lives of 3 Corrections Officers

Nicholas Sutton, a multiple murderer who was sentenced to death for fatally stabbing a fellow inmate, was executed Thursday night by electric chair at a Tennessee prison. Sutton was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. (8:26 p.m. ET), according to a news release from the Tennessee Department of Correction. Sutton was convicted in 1981 of killing three people and sentenced to life in prison, where he killed another prisoner. But, according to his lawyer, Sutton at three different times had saved the lives of corrections officers. Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday denied Sutton’s clemency bid and the US Supreme Court on Thursday denied Sutton’s attorney’s application for a stay of execution. Sutton, 58, had been on death row since 1985. He was the fifth person to die by electric chair in Tennessee since November 2018. In his final statement, Sutton thanked his wife and God. “I hope I do a much better job in the next life than I did in this one,” he said. “If I could leave one thing with all of you, it is, don’t ever give up on the ability of Jesus…

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