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Driver killed in Watt Ave. crash is identified

SACRAMENTO, CA - A wrong-way driver died in a two-car collision at Watt Avenue and Pope Avenue Thursday afternoon.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Lizz Dutton, 81-year-old Fred Schwarz was driving a gold Mercedes on northbound Watt and trying to turn into a shopping center near the intersection of the two avenues. It appeared he thought he was in a turning lane when he was actually in a lane of oncoming traffic on southbound Watt.

Dutton said Schwarz tried to correct himself by beginning to turn toward the left. At that point, a 25-year woman driving her car on southbound Watt broadsided Schwarz's car on the passenger side.

Emergency responders tried to resuscitate Schwarz but were unsuccessful.

The woman was transported to an area hospital for pain, treated a released, Dutton said.

Members of Sac State's baseball team honored

MESA, AZ - Three members of Sacramento State's basesall team were honored by the Western Athletic Conference on Tuesday night.

Andrew Ayers was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Rhys Hoskins earned freshman of the year honors and Sacramento State baseball head coach Reggie Christiansen was voted coach of the year as the Hornets took three of the WAC's four individual awards, the conference announced at its annual awards banquet.

SUV of man found dead in burned Arden apt. is missing

SACRAMENTO, CA - Authorities identified a man found in a burned apartment Sunday in the Arden-Arcade area as 60-year-old Stephen Allen Sieck.

Sacramento Metro Fire District crews were sent to the 200 block of Selby Ranch Road around 5 p.m. after a neighbor reported smelling smoke.

The fire was contained to the single apartment and flames were extinguished by the time crews arrived on scene, said Sacramento County sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos.

Firefighters then discovered the body of a man, Sieck, inside the apartment. How or when Sieck died was not yet known, nor how the fire started.

Investigators think the fire started earlier Sunday and burned out by the time firefighters arrived on scene.

Best viewing opportunities for Sunday solar eclipse

SACRAMENTO -- A solar eclipse occurs when the sun, the moon, and the Earth are in alignment. Sunday's event will be a "annular" solar eclipse because the moon will only cover 95 percent of the sun and therefore will leave a "ring of fire" around the edge of the moon.

The best viewing opportunities in Northern California will be from 5:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. along and northeast of a line from Yuba City to Pollock Pines. Locations such as Reno, Carson City, Truckee, Redding and Eureka will be prime viewing areas.

The Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto areas will see a partial eclipse in the western and northwestern sky.

The NEWS10 Weather Team says skies will be clear across the region allowing for a very clear view.

Sacramento to again host CIF NorCal Regional Basketball Championship

SACRAMENTO, CA - For the 13th straight year, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) NorCal Regional Basketball Championship Tournament will return to Sacramento's Power Balance Pavilion in 2013.

Maloof Sports and Entertainments announced that the NorCal Regionals will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2013 and they will continue to host the CIF State Basketball Championships through the 2015 season.

Since 1992, the venue, formally known as ARCO Arena has hosted thousands of athletes in search of a State title in both boys and girls basketball. Among them, current NBA players Jason Kidd, Jeremy Lin, Tayshaun Prince, Jrue Holiday and Chuck Hayes - the Modesto Christian product currently playing with the Kings - have all competed and showcased their talents.

The agreement extend's the venue's 26-year history as a host site for both regional and state basketball tournaments.

6 hurt in Capital City Freeway crashes

SACRAMENTO, CA - Two crashes sent six people to the hospital Monday afternoon, says a Sacramento Metro Fire District spokesman.

The crashes involved three or four vehicles on eastbound Capital City Freeway west of Fulton Avenue. One of the crashes was a a rollover, said Battalion Chief Walt White. He surmised the second crash was the result of the first one but that was not confirmed.

The condition of the motorists was not known.

The Fulton off-ramp was blocked for about an hour.

The crashes were first reported at 2:09 p.m.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® event

SACRAMENTO, CA - Hundreds gathered at Cal Expo Saturday morning to race for a cure for breast cancer.

The event was the Susan G Kormen Race for the Cure run. Breast cancer suvivors, relatives and supporters wore pink and took part in the fundraising race.

For some it's not just about finding a cure, it's about bringing awareness.

According to the foundation, one in eight women nationwide will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.