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Former El Camino High coach sentenced to prison

SACRAMENTO, CA - A former Sacramento high basketball coach has been sentenced to four years, four months in prison after pleading no contest to involving youths in making sexually explicit videos and photos.

Melvin Flemings, who coached freshman hoops at El Camino High School until he was relieved of duties earlier this year, must also register as a sex offender per the plea agreement with the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.

Flemings was charged with six felonies involving six different victims he knew through various coaching activities.

Unsolved Sacramento bank robbery stumps investigators

SACRAMENTO, CA - FBI investigators have very clear surveillance camera photos of a bank robber but after nearly a year's time, still haven't been able to identify him.

Special Agent Steve Dupre says the man hit a Bank of America at 7465 Watt Avenue on Jan. 31. The robber went up to a teller, handed over a demand note, was given cash and then fled. No one was hurt.

The robber was described as white, 55 to 60 years old, about 5 feet 5 or 6 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was skinny, said witnesses, and they had the impression he knew banking procedures. He wore a dark jacket over a gray sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact the FBI in Sacramento at (916) 481-9110, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Person stabbed outside Arden Fair Mall

SACRAMENTO, CA - A person was stabbed in the chest outside a Goodyear Tire store at Arden Fair Mall around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

According to mall security chief Steve Reed, the stabbing happened after an argument broke out between two groups standing outside the store. Reed said somebody made a comment to a girl in one of the groups which led to the stabbing.

The stabbing victim was said to be in stable condition by Sacramento police.

Police reports indicated a couple of people were detained, but did not confirm whether anyone was actually arrested.

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Detectives seek witnesses to Howe Ave. fatal assault

SACRAMENTO, CA - An attack on a 24-year-old man late Saturday night has become a homicide investigation.

Christopher Salomonson died late Sunday evening of injuries he suffered in the assault. Sacramento County sheriff's deputies found Salomonson hurt on the ground at the Fairlake Apartments on the 1100 block of Howe Avenue at 12:08 Sunday morning, said Deputy Jason Ramos.

Salomonson was transported to an area hospital but did not survive.

Ramos did not say how Salomonson was mortally injured and detectives don't yet know why he was attacked and who is responsible.

Anyone who witnessed what happened was asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115, Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP, or send a text message tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.

UPDATE: I-5 car chase ends in crashes and shooting

WOODLAND, CA - Three people were detained and questioned after a 20-mile car chase that ended in three crashes and shots fired, but investigators with the California Highway Patrol don't believe it was road rage.

"Something happened down there that lead to the cars traveling together up here,"  said Officer Ken Walters.

According to Walters, the two cars involved were a white Ford Focus and a red Nissan SUV.

During the investigation, officers learned shots were fired from the Nissan.

"We don't know how many rounds were fired. No one was hit. We recovered a handgun. It appears to be a nine-millimeter," Walters said.

The incident started in Sacramento on Interstate 80 and West El Camino Avenue. The cars traveled northbound on I-5 into Woodland. The drivers exited County Road 102 and headed onto southbound I-5.

Ex- El Camino hoops coach pleads in child porn case

SACRAMENTO, CA - A former high school basketball coach entered a no contest plea to using youths for making videos and photos of a sexual nature.

Melvin Flemings, who coached freshman hoops at El Camino High School in Sacramento until his dismissal earlier this year, was charged with six counts involving six different victims he knew through various coaching activities, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.

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Under a plea agreement, Flemings will be sentenced to four years, four months in prison and must register as a sex offender, said D.A. spokeswomann Shelly Orio.

Flemings will be sentenced Nov. 29 in Sacramento County Superior Court.