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Suspect arrested in of shooting death of witness in high-profile murder trial


Sacramento County sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect in connection to the shooting death of a witness in a high-profile murder case.

Sheriff's investigators said 23-year-old Joe Miles is responsible for the death of Marquelle Jones. Jones was a key witness in the trial of three men charged with killing Monique Nelson, a mother trying to protect her son during a 2010 barbershop shootout. Then, last Tuesday Jones was killed in a drive-by shooting in Arden-Arcade.

Detectives have not released Miles' mugshot because the investigation is ongoing. They said there are witnesses that still need to be interviewed, and they don't want the witnesses to be bias because of media reports with Miles' photo.

News10 interviewed Miles at the Sacramento County Jail. He said the arrest came as a complete surprise.

Arrest made in slaying of barbershop murder witness


SACRAMENTO – Sacramento County sheriff's deputies arrested a man in connection with the deadly shooting of a man driving a vehicle in the Arden Arcade area.

A release from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said Joe Miles, 23, was booked into the Sacramento County Jail Monday night as a suspect in the fatal shooting of Marquelle Jones, 25, on Sept. 9.

Jones was shot while driving his vehicle near an In-N-Out burger restaurant in the Arden Arcade area on Sept. 9.

STORY: Key witness in barbershop murder trial killed in drive-by shooting

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.

Family of chefs cooks up healthy meals with new food truck


SACRAMENTO – It's a true culinary family affair for the two chefs behind the new healthy Fork Lifter Food Truck.

"We were tired of making money for other people," Richard Joseph said. "We wanted to have something for our families, to take care of our families."

Chefs Richard and Adam Sakakihara are entrepreneurial brothers-in-law. They also like to workout. So, when they decided to start their own food truck, cooking up healthy food was a no brainer.

But the Fork Lifter Food Truck ended up taking on a life of its own.

"That was never a thought in our minds, Sakakihara said. "Doing prepared meals."

Victim's close friend arrested in fatal hookah lounge shooting


Sheriff's detectives have arrested a close friend of the victim in a July 13 shooting at a Arden Arcade hookah lounge that killed 20-year-old Tyrell Hall.

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Hall's friend, 19-year-old Salvador Ramon Martinez, was taken into custody because he stood near the victim and initiated the gun battle resulting in Hall's shooting, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.