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Police: Drunk driver kills mother walking with child, flees scene

SACRAMENTO – A woman walking with her 2-year-old child in south Sacramento was struck and killed by a drunk driver who fled the scene Thursday evening, according to authorities.

California Highway Patrol officer Michael Bradley said Tocoh Fidel, 27, was driving a Toyota westbound on 47th Ave. near Kiessig Ave. around 5:50 p.m. At the same time, a woman was walking eastbound on the sidewalk with her child. Due to Fidel's intoxication, he allowed his vehicle to drift onto the sidewalk where he hit the woman.

The force of the impact propelled the woman into the roadway.

Fidel then lost control of the car and crossed into the eastbound lanes where he collided with a vehicle and hit an electrical pole. A third vehicle traveling eastbound could not stop and rear-ended the car hit by Fidel, Bradley said.

Reduced lanes and ramp closures through Monday morning on Highway 50

Reduced lanes and ramp closures through Monday morning on Highway 50

Crews will be performing work on Highway 50 this weekend between 15th Street in Sacramento and Jefferson Boulevard in West Sacramento. Expect delays while crews are working and take alternate routes when possible.

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West Nile virus poses special September threat

West Nile virus poses special September threat

SACRAMENTO - The West Nile virus continues to be a problem throughout California with more than twice the number of human cases compared to same time last year.

All month, public health officials have focused on preventive spraying across the region to combat the West Nile virus. One recent target was Oki Park, near Rosemont. That was good news for those gathered at the park Saturday afternoon, especially for Lyn Piegaro who was diagnosed with West Nile virus several years ago.

"It's debilitating. It's very hard, and I'm guessing for the kids and older people it's even worse, which is why I'm very happy that they spray," Piegaro said.

The website FIGHTtheBITE.net shows recently sprayed areas like the section of the American River just north of Oki Park.

Construction on Hwy. 50 caused traffic delays Saturday

Construction on Hwy. 50 caused traffic delays Saturday

For more than three hours, construction on westbound Highway 50 in Sacramento caused a major traffic back up Saturday afternoon.

Caltrans tweeted
Pioneer Bridge was open around 5:30 p.m. It also said road work would resume at 10 p.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday.

At it's peak, traffic was backed up on Hwy. 50 from 39th Street to Westacre Road. Drivers were also seeing a backup on northbound Interstate 5 and Highway 99.

The traffic was due to the "Sac Decked Out" construction project, which started in the spring and is expected to last 17 months.

Deputies in standoff outside south Sacramento home

Deputies set up a perimeter outside a south Sacramento home Tuesday after getting reports of shots fired.

Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman said deputies responded to the home on the 5000 block of Mendocino Boulevard after 7 p.m. Reports said a man was firing rounds inside of the residence. It was unclear if anyone was injured.

When deputies arrived at the scene, the shooter refused to come out of the home. Deputies believe at least one person was in the home with the shooter.

After hours of attempting to contact the shooter and getting no response, SWAT entered the home just after 11 p.m. but no arrests were made.

Garbage collector finds body inside car in south Sacramento

SACRAMENTO - A body was found on the 7900 block of Springarden Way in south Sacramento Monday.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department received a call of shots fired in the area of Stevenson Avenue and Golden Meadow Drive around 10:55 a.m. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found several cars with fresh bullet holes but no victims were found, Sgt. Lisa Bowman said.

The sheriff's department received a second call at 11:46 a.m. from a waste management worker who found a man slumped over inside a vehicle in the same area as the earlier call, Bowman said.

Deputies arrived and the man was confirmed dead at the scene. The man's identity will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office after next of kin is notified. No other information about the victim was available.

Police investigate murder-suicide at So. Sac home

SACRAMENTO - Two people were found dead inside a south Sacramento home Wednesday after police responded to a call of shots fired on Glenhills Way.

Officers were dispatched to the home on the 6300 block of Glenhills Way after a man called 911 and police dispatch heard fighting in the background.

A neighbor said he heard three gunshots, followed by one more shot about two minutes later.

Police arrived at the scene around 11:20 a.m., surrounded the home and tried to make contact with individuals inside the house, Sacramento Police Officer Rob Morris said.

Nearby Camellia Basic Elementary School was placed on temporary lockdown as a precautionary measure for about 30 minutes.