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Woman fights off sexual attacker on Sacramento trail

Woman fights off sexual attacker on Sacramento trail


SACRAMENTO – Sacramento County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man suspected of attempting to sexually assault a woman while she was jogging Friday.

Sheriff's spokesperson Lisa Bowman said a woman in her 20s was jogging along the Arcade Creek Trail near Garfield Ave. when she was approached from behind by a man on a mountain bike. The man grabbed her, pushed her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her.

The woman fought off the man and ran from the area, Bowman said.

The man was described as black, in his 20s with his hair in cornrows. He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. He was riding a mountain bike with some pink color detail.

The Sheriff's Department urged anyone with

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales


SACRAMENTO - Big-box retailers are pinpointing spring as the perfect time for industry specific super sales. Similar to the big discounts available on Black Friday, bargains at stores like Home Depot, Lowe's and even Walmart are predicted to increase shopping, and in time, require additional help.

Home Depot, for example, is hiring 80,000 employees to help with the spring season.

Walmart's specials started on the first day of spring and will continue for nine days. Home Depot and Lowe's do it a little differently. They have deals going on now, but will continue various offers throughout the season.

Visit the store websites for specific details.


Pit bulls attack and kill neighbor's dog in Arden-Arcade


A dog attack on Rowena Way in Sacramento County has some neighbors on edge. A family's pet was attacked and killed by several pit bulls next door in the Arden Arcade area Wednesday.

Brittany Thigpen, 17, and her mother Debra Thigpen are deeply disturbed by what happened. Pebbles, their beloved pet Shitzu was killed while it was in the backyard.

They said the neighbor's dogs broke through the fence and got into their yard. According to Brittany Thigpen, Edward Keller's dogs have broken into her backyard three times.

"On the third time, my dog's life had to be taken away," Brittany Thigpen said. "These dogs continue to get out and terrorize our neighborhood."

Keller defended his dogs. He rescued the six animals, who are all pit bull mixes.

"They all have been licensed, they're all neutered, they've all been socialized," Keller said.

College student discovers the secret of Sacramento's 'mystery plane'


SACRAMENTO - A 19-year-old college student has discovered the secret behind a mysterious plane that has been been circling parts of Sacramento for weeks.

There were actually multiple aircraft and the flights had nothing to do with training or radar calibration as some had speculated.

"It's the FBI," the college student said, asking that News10 not identify him to avoid potential problems. "They're obviously watching something."

Local Russians and Ukranians react to Crimea crisis

Local Russians and Ukranians react to Crimea crisis


SACRAMENTO - Sacramento is home to a sizable number of Russian and Ukrainian residents. Some of them are split about what's happening a world away.

Svetlana is the owner of Firebird Russian Restaurant in Carmichael. She was born in Ukraine. Her mother is Ukrainian; her father was Russian.

"As half Russian, half Ukrainian, it feels a little confusing," Svetlana said. " t feels like each side has an independent and strong opinion."

As chicken Kiev and beef stroganov go out to her diners, Svetlana can only hope for the best for loved ones back home.

"I just hope peace will be established," she said.

At Grace Family Church where Slavic services are held in Russian, church members are all praying.

Toddler found wandering street twice in one week


SACRAMENTO – A toddler is home with his family after he was found wandering the street alone Thursday morning.

Good Samaritan, Chantelle Gordon, saw the boy and came to his rescue. She was in her car on El Monte Ave. and Arden Way around 9 a.m. when she spotted the toddler.

"Black t-shirt, pamper, no shoes," Gordon described. "Pretty grungy looking."

Gordon, a mother of two, immediately stopped once she realized he was alone.

"Anything could have happened," Gordon said. "He could have been hit by a car, a stranger could have picked him up."

She knocked on doors looking to take him home. She reached a neighbor who knew the child and called police.

It turns out that the toddler, named Amir, lives in a home on Arden Way. He'd wandered at least 100 feet before Gordon found him.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts District Office Open House

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts District Office Open House

On Saturday, April 5, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) will host his second annual open house at his district office in Rancho Cordova. During the open house, constituents will be able to talk with Assemblyman Cooley about a variety of state-related issues, hear about his 2013 and 2014 legislation, or just drop-by to say hello. The event will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 12:00 PM.

 

“In my 10 years as Mayor and Councilmember in Rancho Cordova, and now as a State Assemblyman, it has always been my priority to make myself accessible to my constituents to hear their issues at events throughout the district,” said Cooley. “This open house is an opportunity to meet with the community and explore how my district office can serve them.  In the past year, I have assisted over 400 constituents, local businesses and non-profits resolve their problems with state and local agencies.”