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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.

Webber encouraged by his youthful, former Kings team

LAS VEGAS, NV - Chris Webber openly admits he's biased when covering his former Sacramento Kings team as an NBA analyst, even during Summer League in Las Vegas, where he called a game with his former Los Angeles Lakers nemesis Rick Fox for NBA-TV.

"Rick knows I still hate the Lakers," Webber told News10 following Sacramento's 84-72 victory over the Lakers. "I'm just happy that I'm apart of the Kings family in some way."

The39-year-old, former five-time All-Star played 15 years in the NBA and more than six seasons with the Kings. His No. 4 jersey hangs among the franchise's greatest players in the rafters of Power Balance Pavilion, formerly ARCO Arena in Sacramento.

Webber raved about Kings rookie power forward Thomas Robinson, who was selected by Sacramento with the fifth overall pick, and how he would pair with budding star DeMarcus Cousins.

PHOTOS: State Fair media celebrity rib-eating contest

News10's Kate Larsen emceed while Ryan Yamamoto and other Sacramento media celebrities did their best at the opening day Big Beef Rib Eat-Off contest.

PHOTOS: Fair rib-eating contest

 

Save Mart, union workers reach tentative contract

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Save Mart Supermarkets and its union workers have reached a tentative deal on a new contract.

The United Food and Commercial Workers union says the agreement will give the Modesto-based grocery chain "temporary labor cost reductions" to help the company confront its financial challenges.

The Sacramento Bee reports the tentative contract was announced late Tuesday night after a marathon bargaining session overseen by a federal mediator.

Union officials say details won't be available until the agreement is released to union members for ratification, which should happen within days.

UFCW leaderd say the contract meets the union's goals of securing more funding for its health benefits and providing more full-time job opportunities.

Save Mart had been pushing for concessions on health care and other issues to lower labor costs.

Finger and thumb damage most common 4th of July injury

 SACRAMENTO, CA. - Injuries to the hands and fingers are the most common 4th of July injury, accounting for 32 percent of all injuries reported, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

One report of seven states revealed that the cost of stay for those hospitalized due to a fireworks-related amputation of a finger, thumb or lower arm, was $15,600.

Total costs for all fireworks-related injuries in this study was estimated at $1.4 million. Also prevalent are head and eye injuries, which account for 19 and 18 percent of total reported injuries respectively. "Fireworks are basically explosives and all are capable of causing severe injuries, but even minor injuries can cause significant functional disability when it comes to hand and eye function," said Thomas Esposito, a member of the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council. "Fireworks are not toys."