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Mass Shooting Suspect Found Dead in Cell

Lawyer says Smiley Martin 'passed away, fighting to defend his innocence'

(Newser) - One of three people charged in a mass shooting that killed six people and injured a dozen others in Sacramento died in his jail cell early Saturday, authorities say. The inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the Sacramento County Main Jail, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office said...

For Several Years, Oakland A's Will Play in Minor League Park

Team rejects Oakland extension, will wait in West Sacramento for Las Vegas stadium to be built

(Newser) - The Athletics will leave Oakland after this season and play at a minor league park near Sacramento until their planned new stadium in Las Vegas is built. The A's announced the decision to play at the home of the Sacramento River Cats from 2025 through 2027 with an option...

Player Takes One for the Team, Seven Times

Matt Masciangelo doesn't think Loyola Marymount pitchers were throwing at him in doubleheader

(Newser) - Matt Masciangelo's season is off to a painful start. The Sacramento State outfielder was hit by a pitch in seven of his plate appearances during a doubleheader Friday, USA Today reports. Just once did he escape Loyola Marymount's pitches. The 23-year-old took his lumps in good humor. "...

Teen Rescued From California's Tallest Bridge

He was cited for trespassing after he was rescued from rope 700 feet above river

(Newser) - Rescuers say a 19-year-old was "pretty shaken up" when he was brought to safety from California's tallest bridge, and it's easy to see why. The teen was stuck for more than an hour dangling from a rope around 700 feet above the North Fork of the American...

DA Sues Sacramento Over 'Collapse Into Chaos'

He says city has failed to take action to get homeless people off the streets

(Newser) - A Sacramento prosecutor is suing California's capital city over its failure to clean up homeless encampments. Sacramento District Attorney Thien Ho says his office asked the city to enforce laws around sidewalk obstruction and to create additional professionally operated camping sites. He announced the suit Tuesday during a news...

Restaurant's Fake Priest Just Cost It $140K
Fake Priest Just
Cost It $140K

Restaurant's Fake Priest Just Cost It $140K

California eatery had workers confess their 'sins' in 'most shameless' plot to intimidate them, per DOL

(Newser) - It may have seemed a bit unconventional for a priest to show up at their place of employment to offer confession, but workers at the Taqueria Garibaldi restaurant in Sacramento took the holy man up on the chance to admit their "sins." Now, the owners of the Northern...

Newsom Threatens DeSantis After 'Immoral' Migrant Move

More migrants allegedly sent by Sunshine State dropped off in Sacramento

(Newser) - After 16 South American migrants were allegedly sent from Florida to California on Friday, California officials say Florida did the same thing with a group of 20 migrants Monday. In response, California Gov. Gavin Newsom appeared to threaten DeSantis, whom he called a "small, pathetic man," with kidnapping...

Homage to Meat-Packing Magnate Is Beheaded

Charles Swanston was an early Sacramento pioneer and settler

(Newser) - The statue of a 19th-century Northern California rancher and meat-packing magnate was decapitated earlier this week, leaving investigators in the state's capital city scratching their heads to find a motive behind the vandalism. Tipsters could receive a $1,000 reward for information about what befell the nearly century-old granite...

What Happens When 150K Tomatoes Spill on a Highway?

'A gooey concoction of watery tomato juice, oil, and dirt'

(Newser) - A major tomato spill caused a colossal mess and spoiled the Monday morning commute on I-80 near Vacaville, California. According to the New York Times, it’s not unusual to see a few spilled tomatoes along the winding roads in Solano County, but to have approximately 150,000 of them...

Tesla 'Spontaneously Caught Fire,' Kept Igniting

Electric vehicle had been damaged in a crash weeks before

(Newser) - A Tesla Model S had been sitting in a scrapyard for three weeks following a collision when it spontaneously burst into flames this month, then kept re-igniting, transforming into "a heap of melted and burned metal," per the Washington Post . The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District described how the...

Cops: At Least 5 Gunmen Involved in Sacramento Shooting

Police say gunfight involved rival gangs

(Newser) - The mass shooting that left six people dead and 12 wounded outside bars just a block from California’s Capitol last weekend was a gunfight involving at least five shooters from rival gangs, Sacramento police said Wednesday. Police said they identified at least five gunmen but there may have been...

Man Injured in Sacramento Mass Shooting Arrested

Smiley Martin is the brother of the suspect arrested Monday, police say

(Newser) - A second suspect arrested Tuesday in connection with the mass shooting that killed six people in Sacramento had posted a live Facebook video of himself brandishing a handgun hours before gunfire erupted, a law enforcement official tells the AP . Smiley Martin, 27, who is the brother of the first suspect...

Suspect Arrested in Sacramento Mass Shooting

Coroner releases names of 6 victims

(Newser) - Police in Sacramento say a "related suspect" has been arrested in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in the California city's history. Police said Monday that Dandre Martin, 26, was arrested and faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon and illegal firearms possession, the Sacramento Bee reports....

There Were Multiple Shooters in Sacramento Mass Killing

6 dead in California capital city's worst mass shooting

(Newser) - At least two shooters were involved in the shooting that left six dead and 12 wounded early Sunday in Sacramento, police say, but no suspects were yet in custody as of Sunday afternoon. The tragedy is the California capital city's worst-ever mass shooting. It took place in a part...

Mass Shooting in Sacramento a 'Very Complicated Scene'

6 people died, 12 others were injured

(Newser) - Police in California are searching for at least one suspect in connection with a mass shooting early Sunday in downtown Sacramento that claimed six lives and left 12 other people injured. Sacramento Police Chief Kathy Lester said at a news conference that police were patrolling the area at about 2am...

Man Who Killed His 3 Daughters Had Been Arrested Days Before

David Mora was released on bail after assaulting CHP officer

(Newser) - The father who fatally shot his three daughters , their chaperone, and himself during a supervised visit at a Sacramento church Monday had been arrested on charges involving violence just days before the tragedy. David Mora, also identified as David Fidel Mora-Rojas, was pulled over for driving drunk Feb. 23 and...

$150K Reward Offered in Lake Tahoe Killing

Shooter hid in home for 4 hours, police say

(Newser) - The daughter of a Lake Tahoe, Calif., man shot to death in a June home invasion is offering 150,000 reasons for someone to come forward about the crime, FOX 40 reports. A man shown on surveillance video sneaked into the home of Robert Spohr and Wendy Wood, hid until...

California District Works to Get 27 Students Out of Afghanistan

Families were visiting relatives during summer break

(Newser) - A California school district is still waiting for the return of about 27 students who went to Afghanistan on summer break with their families. The Sacramento County students were there to visit relatives and for other personal reasons, USA Today reports. "We believe that some of these families may...

Student Athlete Dies After Collapsing During Game

Emmanuel Antwi was 18

(Newser) - A high school football player who collapsed during a game on Friday has died, SFGate reports. Emmanuel “Manny” Antwi, 18, a senior at Kennedy High, fell to the ground during the fourth quarter of the game against Hiram Johnson High, per the Sacramento Bee . He was given medical attention,...

Serial Killer Slain in Cell
 I-5 Strangler Slain in Prison

I-5 Strangler Slain in Prison

Roger Kibbe would look for women having car trouble along the road

(Newser) - Roger Kibbe, who was convicted in the deaths of at least seven women over two decades in the Sacramento area, was killed Sunday in his cell, California prison officials said. The serial killer, who became known as the "I-5 Strangler" because he seized most of his victims along the...

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