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Backhoe ruptures gas line in Sacramento construction zone

SACRAMENTO - A gas leak impacted traffic in the area of Center Parkway and Cosumnes River Boulevard Wednesday.

Sacramento firefighters and Pacific Gas and Electric workers were called to the scene around 10:10 a.m. after a worker operating a backhoe struck and ruptured a four-inch gas line inside the Light Rail construction zone.

Sacramento Fire Department Captain Martin Cordeiro praised the quick thinking of the worker for preventing any further disruptions or danger in the area.

"The operator of the backhoe did the right thing. Once they accidentally hit that line, they shut the backhoe off, they got off, they called 911 and here we are."

The area was quickly zoned off and police provided traffic control in the area.

Sheriff asks for help regarding man missing 1 week

An employee who left his workplace upset a week ago is missing, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department says.

Sukhvir Gill, 29, works at a business on the 7700 block of Stockton Boulevard. He left work in an emotional state July 22 and is considered at-risk because that is not his normal behavior, the sheriff's report says.

Gill was described as East Indian, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He is believed to be driving a green, 2001 Nissan sedan with California license plate number 4SGF812.

Calls to the missing man's cellphone do not go through and calls from family and friends are not being answered, according to the report.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Gill or the car was urged to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115.

Arrest made in Sacramento woman's fatal stabbing

Sacramento police arrested a man in the fatal stabbing of a woman in south Sacramento July 8.

Michael Lee Williams, 51, was taken into custody Tuesday morning in the area of Darla Way and Hemingway Drive, according to Sacramento police Officer Michele Gigante.

The victim, identified as Tanganyika Williams, 48, was found bleeding on 24th Street. She was transported to an area hospital but died from her stabbing injury, police said.

The victim was the aunt of NBA forward Matt Barnes who put out a plea on social media for help finding Williams.

Gigante said a tip from a citizen led law enforcement to the area where Williams was located.

The motive for the slaying was not yet known.

No Sale Today?

No Sale Today?

Sacramento -- A broken key at a local "Superstore" on Monday prevented access into a locked glass case containing firearms, ammunition and knives preventing sales to customers. Pictured here are two "Daisy" rifles, similar to the one coveted by "Ralphie" in the hilarious movie, "A Christmas Story," set in Hammond, Indiana (where I was born). Thanks to a broken key, neither of these rifles "shot out an eye" -- at least not on Monday! I looked unsuccessfully for a lamp made from a mannequin leg, but it's a "Special Order" item. 

Sacramento police investigating fatal crash on Meadowview Road

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento police are investigating a fatal accident after a 90-year-old male pedestrian was struck and killed by a car at 10:17 p.m. Wednesday

The accident happened in the area of Meadowview Road and Coral Gables Court. According to police, the driver apparently did not realize he had hit a pedestrian and dragged the victim down the road.

The victim has been identified as Russell Victor Johnson, 90, of Sacramento.

When police arrived at the scene, they found that the male victim, who was still trapped under the vehicle, was hit by at least two cars in the area of 21st St. and Meadowview Road.

The victim was declared dead at the scene.

The accident temporarily forced the closure of Meadowview road between 21st and 29th streets early Thursday morning.

Man helped police arrest trespassers

A Sacramento man jumped in to help police catch a trespassing suspect in his neighborhood Tuesday evening.

A police chopper hovered over the 2800 block of 23rd Avenue in south Sacramento looking for at least one suspect. That's when Danny Silva took matters into his own hands.

Silva spotted a man trying to climb over his neighbor's fence. Instead of waiting for police, he chased after the suspect.

"He tried to take off running. I chased him down the street, then around the corner," Silva recalled. "He ends up tripping. So I end up standing over him and tell him to put his hands behind his back, 'you're going to jail.'"

Police then handcuffed the suspect, but the neighborhood wasn't in the all clear.

One of Silva's neighbor's saw another stranger hiding in his backyard.

Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle

Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle

Sacramento police need the public's help finding a suspect vehicle in an injury hit-and-run case.

A bicyclist, a woman in her 40s, was going south on the 6800 block of 24th Street around 4 a.m. on Sunday, July 15 when she was hit by a SUV. Police said she suffered serious injuries.

Through the investigation, detectives believe the SUV to be a 1996-2001 Ford Explorer or a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer. Police said it is a dark colored SUV and would have damage to the right front headlight area, with possible damage to the right front hood area.