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League of Cities Honors Assemblyman Ken Cooley as Legislator of the Year

League of Cities Honors Assemblyman Ken Cooley as Legislator of the Year

League of California Cities Honors Assemblyman Ken Cooley as  
Legislator of the Year

Assemblyman Recognized for His Leadership in Passing Regulatory Framework for Medical Marijuana that Protects Local Control, Public Safety and Patient Access

SAN JOSE – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) was honored as Legislator of the Year by the League of California Cities today during the organization’s 2015 Annual Conference and Expo in San Jose. The top honor was given to Assemblyman Cooley for his leadership in passing the League-supported Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.

Shooting suspects arrested in Rancho Cordova

Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies responded to a reports of a man with an AK-47 in Rancho Cordova Thursday, which prompted evacuations of a neighborhood and forced schools in the area to lock down their campuses. 

 The shooting happened on Nagrara Way, near Coloma Road. According to the department, 62-year-old Ben Ledford said he was firing shots out of the front window of his home. 

At least two people were taken into custody Thursday, but only Ledford has been arrested for the shooting. 

Deputies have charged Ledford with three felonies: assault with a machine gun, discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner, and cruelty to animals (the last charge is for a deceased dog found inside the victim's residence).

Why isn't he arrested?: Man wants suspect in custody.

A Carmichael man with video and identification of a man who allegedly broke into his apartment Wednesday wants to know why the suspect isn't under arrest.

"I got his face, got pictures of his tattoos, found his Facebook and everything, got his full name, phone number," said John Best, of the suspect who broke into his apartment Wednesday.

The male suspect smashed out a bedroom window before ransacking Best's place and stealing a Playstation Four and other items.

"Here's him trying to sell the Playstation Four he stole from me here for $350.00 or best offer," Best said, pointing to the suspect's Facebook page.

Best was able to recognize the suspect in his security camera video as a man who'd visited his apartment with a friend a week before the break-in. But he claims detectives seem less than eager to solve the case.

A woman and 4-year-old shot while inside a Rancho Cordova home

Two victims, including a 4-year-old, were shot while inside a Rancho Cordova home, in a neighborhood a family member described as the worst in the city.

Sgt. Jason Ramos with the Sacramento Sheriff's Department said police were called to the shooting on Croetto Way around 5 a.m. Thursday.

Rancho Cordova cop mistakenly shoots at another cop

A Rancho Cordova police officer accidentally shot at a fellow police officer early Tuesday morning as he wrapped up looking into a call. Police said neither officers were injured in the incident.

The officer, a 10-year veteran with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department currently working with Rancho Cordova, responded to an apartment building in the 11200 block of Point East Drive around 4:40 a.m. The resident called dispatch to report hearing voices taunting him from across the street. The officer talked to the man and determined he was intoxicated but able to take care of himself, creating no threat to himself and others.

As the officer was leaving the apartment, he stepped into the dimly lit and self-enclosed stairwell. At the bottom of the stairs, the officer encountered a “darkened figure” who he believed was holding a weapon.

The officer then fired a shot at the figure.

Man rescued from American River near Rancho Cordova

A man was rescued from the American River Sunday morning.

Metro fire crews were on scene to transport the man to Mercy San Juan according to Metro fire officials.

No information was given on how the person ended up requiring assistance from rescue crews, nor was his condition given.

This is a developing story. Check back for more information.

Rancho Cordova's Timmy Brown beat brain cancer at age 2

Cancer is tough, but Timmy Brown of Rancho Cordova is tougher.

In January 2012, his parents thought their 2-year-old son had a bad ear infection.