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Beyonce joins UN's global humanitarian campaign

Beyonce joins UN's global humanitarian campaign

NEW YORK (AP) - Beyonce is teaming with the United Nations and humanitarian aid organizations on a global campaign to encourage people around the world to get involved.

The international pop star and songwriter Diane Warren will donate a video of "I Was Here" that will be filmed in the UN General Assembly Hall in New York in front of a live audience. The video will premiere Aug. 19 on World Humanitarian Day and the UN hopes it will help the campaign reach 1 billion people.

A news release says the campaign website launched Thursday and allows people to share individual acts of good.

Beyonce says in the statement that World Humanitarian Day is a chance to work together and "this is our time to leave our mark on the world."

2012-13 Sacramento Kings schedule released

SACRAMENTO, CA - The NBA announced their 82-game regular season schedule for the 2012-13 season, which will begin October 30.

For the eighth time in the last nine seasons, the Sacramento Kings will once again open their season on the road, with a three-game trip beginning in Chicago on Halloween - Wednesday, Oct. 31.

They will visit Minnesota on Friday, Nov. 2 in Minneapolis and Saturday, Nov. 3 in Indianapolis, before returning to Sacramento for their home opener on Monday, Nov. 5 against the Golden State Warriors at Power Balance Pavilion.

The Kings will be featured on national television four times with two in Sacramento, both against the Utah Jazz. All four games will be broadcast on NBA-TV.

The schedule features 17 back-to-back games and three sets of four games played in five nights.

Here is a look at the entire schedule for the Sacramento Kings.


Plea renewed for UC Davis student missing 1 month

PLACERVILLE, CA - Authorities believe a young woman who vanished exactly one month ago is alive.

Linnea Noel Lomax, 19, was last seen June 26 on the 800 block of Howe Avenue in Sacramento when she left an outpatient therapy center.

At a Thursday news conference, El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini, whose department has taken over the Lomax investigation, said an investigator assigned to high-tech crimes was looking into the missing woman's cellphone records and Facebook, social media and bank accounts to uncover any leads.

Nothing so far has provided a clue as to her whereabouts, D'Agostini said.

"Somebody out there knows where Linnea is," D'Agostini said. "We just want to make sure she's OK."

"I know she would have called us to tell us she's OK," said Lomax' mother, Marianne Lomax, who also was at the press conference. "It's a nightmare not to know where your daughter is at." 

Roseville woman's record ride broken next day

ROSEVILLE, CA - A Roseville woman broke the Guinness world record for longest consecutive time riding a Ferris wheel last week, but unfortunately for her, she held the honor for less time than she spent on the ride.

Christina Lochmiller, 32, of Roseville, rode the Eagle Ferris wheel at the California State Fair from Monday morning to Tuesday morning, logging a total of 26 hours, 43 minutes, and 46 seconds spinning around and around without sleeping.

When Lochmiller stepped off the ride Tuesday morning as the new world-record holder, she was understandably exhausted and went home to sleep.

But while Lochmiller was snoozing, a radio disc jockey in Edmonton was riding his way towards her recently established record.

30 hours and 35 seconds after sitting down on the ride, Robbie Gibson walked off as the new record holder.

Arden security: Pit bulls left in hot truck

SACRAMENTO, CA - For the second time this summer, someone left their dogs in a vehicle at Arden Fair Mall.

Two pit bulls were rescued from inside a locked, hot pickup truck Tuesday afternoon mall security found them.

According to Arden Fair Mall security Chief Steve Reed, the dogs were in for more than an hour with a backseat window left partially down. Reed said the dogs were aggressive.

The truck was parked beneath a tree and there was water inside. When animal control arrived at the scene to get the dogs out, the temperature in the car was 109 degrees.

The dogs' owner, retired correctional officer John Mondy said he ran in to pay a phone bill.

"I did not think it would be this hot out here," Mondy said. "I'm glad they're okay. They are my babies. I won't do this again."

Mondy faces at least a $500 fine. He was able to take his dogs home with him.

Man rescued from American River

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man was rescued from the American River after being pinned against a bridge pillar Monday afternoon.

Sacramento Metro crews responded to 8661 La Riviera Drive around 4:40 p.m. to find the victim finding to keep his head above water, Capt. Forrest Rowell said.

Two to three inner tubes were tied together as they floated down the river. The victim got off one of the inner tubes, but his leg got wrapped in a rope and he was stuck. The strong current pushed him against a pillar on a bridge. Powell said the man kept fighting to keep his head above water until rescue crews arrived.

Crews were able to get the man in a stable position, cut the rope and take him to shore. Powell said he was transported to a hospital by an ambulance with unknown injuries.

Friends of the victim said the man is doing ok, he was conscious when he was being taken to the hospital.

Security concerns for movie goers after Colo. shooting

SACRAMENTO, CA - What's typically a place where families go to escape reality may be changed forever.  The safety and security of movie theaters has come under question in light of the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado.

In Sacramento, loyal Batman movie buffs lined up for early morning showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Esquire theater in downtown Sacramento. Some movie-goers heard of the Colorado tragedy through social media.

"We were watching the Twitter feeds before the movie and it was so surreal,"said one woman.

At the Arden Fair Mall, outside it was business as usual , but inside the United Artists theater, parents picking up show tickets had questions about security.

"You never know. You wanna keep your eyes open and be aware of your surroundings," said Jerome Pate.

"You wanna see it, but I hope there's good security," said Jada Grove.