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Ebola tests negative for Kaiser South patient


A patient being evaluated for Ebola at Kaiser South Sacramento Medical Center does not have the virus, Kaiser Permanente confirmed Friday afternoon.

The patient is in good condition and was being discharged, Kaiser Permanente said in a news release.

The individual was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday evening.

Kaiser South Sacramento is one of two designated Ebola treatment centers in Sacramento. The other one is UC Davis Medical Center whether tests on another patient suspected of Ebola were negative this week.

Do you recognize this suspected bank robber?


The Sacramento Police Department posted bank security camera photos of a man they're saying robbed a Pocket-area bank on Dec. 30.

The robbery was at Citibank in the 7200 block of Greenhaven Drive at approximately 12:36 p.m. that Tuesday, the police news release stated. A man displayed a handgun while going from teller to teller demanding money. Once he was given cash, he escaped in a waiting vehicle.

No one was hurt during the crime.

The armed man was described as black, in his late teens or early 20s with a thin build. He was about 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 4 inches tall. He wore a gray or tan "Polo" hoodie sweatshirt with the hood pulled up on his head and a black scarf masking the lower half of his face.

Suspect taken into custody after car chase, standoff


A man was taken into custody after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a car chase Thursday night.

CHP Officer Michael Bradley said officers tried to pull the suspect over near Florin and Power Inn roads for a minor traffic violation when he drove away from police around 9 p.m.

The suspect eventually pulled over at Fruitridge Road and Nona Way about 20 minutes later, but refused to get out of the car.

The suspect looked to be armed and was seen brandishing a gun while in a standoff CHP. The area was closed to traffic as officers tried to get the suspect to get out of the car.

Bradley said around 11:20 p.m., the suspect placed the gun on top of the car and turned himself in to CHP.

It is unknown if the suspect was under the influence of drugs, but Bradley said the suspect was drinking beers.

South Sacramento man killed by teenage driver


A man was hit and killed by a vehicle driving northbound on Freeport Boulevard Tuesday Evening

Officer Justin Brown with the Sacramento Police Department said the collision was just north of the Freeport/Meadowview Boulevard intersection and the victim was walking in the roadway. The time was just after 6 p.m.

A teenage driver was behind the wheel of the vehicle and cooperating with investigating officers, Brown said.

Investigators determined fog and alcohol were not factors. It wasn't clear yet if speed played a part.

Northbound Freeport in the area was expected to be closed for the investigation until about 9:30 p.m., Brown said.


Three firefighters injured battling house fire in south Sacramento


Three firefighters were injured while responding to a house fire in south Sacramento Monday morning, Sacramento Fire Department's spokesman Roberto Padilla said.

Local 'child genius' competes in reality TV show

Local 'child genius' competes in reality TV show


Tanishq Abraham, 10, of Sacramento, was one of the youngest people to graduate high school.

His intelligence was ranked in the top 10th of a percent in the nation. Now at 11, the child prodigy was vying for the title of "Child Genius" through America Mensa's TV competition.

The Lifetime reality show featured 20 of the brightest young minds in the country as they competed for a shot at a $100,000 scholarship. "I know it's a very big prize but it's just for fun as well," said Tanishq Abraham, whose goal is to get a PhD by the time he's eligible for his driver's license.

The full time college student, who attends American River College, admitted he was a bit nervous going into the eight-week competition, but took it all in stride.

"I wasn't scared. I was having fun, playing with the other kids," said Tanishq.

Sacramento detectives investigate man's fatal shooting in parking lot


A man was found fatally shot in a parking lot at a south Sacramento apartment complex late Monday afternoon.

The discovery was in the 4700 block of 50th Avenue just before 5 p.m., according to Sacramento County sheriff's spokesperson Sgt. Lisa Bowman.

The victim was described as white and in his late 50s. He was shot at least once. The country coroner will release the man's man after his relatives have been informed, Bowman said.

Information on the shooter and a motive was not available Monday night.