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How Fleming hid from law enforcement for 16 days

How Fleming hid from law enforcement for 16 days


ELK GROVE - When investigators revealed Friday that murder suspect Orville "Moe" Fleming had essentially been hiding under a bush for two weeks -- close to where law enforcement began its manhunt -- it was hard for many to believe.

However, a tour of the dense vegetation in the field next to an Elk Grove neighborhood, near Apricot Woods Way and Black Kite Drive, showed plenty of potential hiding places for 55-year-old Fleming.

The grassy, weeded fields used to be 14-year-old Logan Black's playground, but after Elk Grove police found Fleming's Cal Fire truck abandoned nearby on May 1, Logan's parents kept the boy clear of the area.

"We stayed away for a little. I was kind of scared to go down here," Logan said.

Puppy taken from parked car returned to owner

Puppy taken from parked car returned to owner


A 10-week-old Beagle named Charlie was returned to its owner after he was taken from a parked car at a Roseville Costco on Thursday afternoon.

Owner David Gulzadah said a young couple brought Charlie to an Auburn animal shelter Saturday morning.

Charlie was taken from Gulzadah's while he went inside into the Costco. Roseville police reported on Thursday that Charlie was left inside the car that was parked in a shaded area with the windows down a few inches. That day temperatures approached triple digits.

MORE: Was this puppy stolen, or rescued?

JMG Tennis Academy Director Joseph Gilbert Honored With “Coach of the Year" Award

JMG Tennis Academy Director Joseph Gilbert Honored With “Coach of the Year" Award

Joseph Morris Gilbert, Director of the JMG Tennis Academy at Arden Hills in Sacramento, was recently recognized during the Team USA Coaching Awards reception with a prestigious “2013 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year” award.  Each year, the U.S. Olympic Committee honors the best in sport coaching as part of an annual recognition program and the “Developmental Coach of the Year” award is presented to a dedicated coach at the youth club, high school or junior level, or a coach who is directly responsible for training athletes to reach the junior and/or elite level. 

Sheriff: Fleming 'admitted culpability' in stabbing of girlfriend after arrest

Sheriff: Fleming 'admitted culpability' in stabbing of girlfriend after arrest


A former Cal Fire battalion chief who eluded capture for more than two weeks was arrested Friday for the murder of his girlfriend.

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said at a news conference early Friday evening Orville "Moe" Fleming, "admitted culpability in the stabbing of Ms. (Sarah June) Douglas on May 1st." Fleming, 55, was interviewed by homicide detectives for a couple of hours about Douglas' death and where he had been hiding, Jones said.

Fleming was taken into custody earlier in the day only a few miles from where his Cal Fire pickup truck was found abandoned in an Elk Grove neighborhood, near Apricot Woods Way and Black Kite Drive, on May 1. Det. Brian Meux said Fleming had been living in heavy brush along a small canal near that location.

Sacramento finalizes agreement for Kings arena

Sacramento finalizes agreement for Kings arena


SACRAMENTO (AP) - The city of Sacramento has completed an agreement for a downtown arena for the NBA's Sacramento Kings.

The city released the 35-year lease agreement for public review on Friday night. The Sacramento City Council is scheduled to vote on the deal May 20, when it could end years of uncertainty surrounding the home of the Kings.

MORE: Review the term sheet at http://bit.ly/1uM19e2

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2 more selected from local NFL Draft crop

2 more selected from local NFL Draft crop


Northern California was a hot bed for talent in this weekend's NFL Draft.

Six local athletes were selected by NFL teams, two of them on Saturday, joining three others that went in the first round on Thursday.

Oklahoma wide receiver Jalen Saunders, born in Stockton, but now from Elk Grove, where he attended Pleasant Grove High School, was selected with the 104th overall selection by the New York Jets, in the fourth round.

Eric Pinkins of Sacramento, a defensive back who played at Inderkum high school in Natomas, was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round, No. 208 overall. He recorded 75 tackles last fall and is primed to play cornerback with the defending Super Bowl champions.