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Sacramento cop caught on video doing the 'Nae Nae'


Silento's "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" song is this summer's latest dance craze and it has everyone moving – including a Sacramento police officer who was caught on video that has gone viral.

"I learned it from my kids. I loved embarrassing them, which I did a pretty good job of this time," Sacramento Police Lt. Roman Murrietta said.

It was last week when Murrietta danced the night away with south Sacramento neighborhood kids during Summer Night Lights -- a community event that offers free food, music and activities to under-served areas.

At a time of tense community police relations nationwide, watching a cop bust a move is a nice change of setting.

Sacramento fast-food workers rally for $15 min. wage


Fast-food workers and activists came together Thursday in south Sacramento to rally for a $15 minimum wage.

The rally was sparked by the New York Wage Board's vote to increase the minimum wage for New York City fast-food workers to $15 by 2018. Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment organizer Estuardo David Mazariegos said the decision had inspired a "day of action" for workers across the country.

While Mazariegos and others at the rally chanted for a $15 wage, he acknowledged that the cost of living in Sacramento was much lower than in New York City – or in Seattle or Los Angeles, which have also approved $15 minimum wages.

"It's about making sure we find that sweet spot in Sacramento," Mazariegos explained. "Obviously, the economy is a bit different. So, it's about making sure we have protections for small businesses, meaning that we implement the $15 an hour slowly."

Girl, 10, injured in south Sacramento shooting


A 10-year-old girl was shot and wounded in a south Sacramento neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

Sacramento Police Officer Justin Brown said the girl was shot in the leg by the suspect. She was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. at a home in the 6100 block of Bamford Drive. Brown said the suspect fired up to five round into the garage where the victim was hanging out with family and friends.

At first, those inside thought the sound came from fire crackers but soon realized it was gunfire. As people tried taking cover, one of the bullets hit 10-year-old Sharelle Walter.

Opponents take a swing at Trump-inspired piñata


The Donald Trump piñata has not yet hit store shelves in Sacramento, so one man decided to make his own.

"It took some hours, it took some time. It was a collaborative effort but it was worth it," social justice activist Estevan Hernandez said.

He used the home-made piñata at an anti-Trump rally Friday outside a south Sacramento Hispanic grocery store. The piñata was a hit by dozens of kids who each waited their turn to take a swing.

"It felt great," Yuba City resident Andy Escobar said.

Many have taken issue with Trump's controversial remarks on Mexican undocumented immigrants, calling them rapists and drug traffickers. The republican presidential candidate has even taken heat from both Democrats and Republicans.

However, Trump has not backed away from his statements, claiming he's not a racist. The Hispanic community doesn't see it that way.

Carnival trailers destroyed, 13K lose power in South Sacramento fire


A 2 acre fire that burned south of Jackson Road on Saturday destroyed five carnival trailers and damaged a power line – shutting off power to 13,000 SMUD customers, according to the utility company.

Sacramento Metro Fire Battalion Chief Charles Jenkins said it's unclear whether a grass fire caused the damage or whether it was a trailer fire that spread to nearby vegetation.

Grass fire that threatened homes in south Sacramento now under control


A grass fire in south Sacramento is threatening homes near Stutz Court and Vintage Park Drive.

The fire started Wednesday evening. Sacramento Metro Fire said that the fire was originally called in as a tree and fence fire Wednesday evening.

The fire moved quickly, and threatened structures, but was easily put under control.


Amateur video shows huge flames caused by a firework thrown into a tree


The stunning 15 minute video of a residential fire engulfing a tree and damaging two South Sacramento homes on Simcoe Court was posted on a YouTube page Friday evening.

Sacramento City Fire Department investigators said a preliminary investigation determined someone threw a firework into the air and it landed in a dry juniper tree. Department spokesperson Roberto Padilla said almost instantly the juniper tree exploded into flames and quickly spread to a fence and two nearby homes.

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