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1 dead, 1 injured in Rancho Cordova car crash


A car collided with a power pole Saturday morning in Rancho Cordova, leaving the driver dead and his passenger with minor injuries according to the Sacramento Sheriff's Department. 

The sheriff's department said the accident happened at 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of White Rock Road and Luyung Drive. A preliminary investigation suggests the driver, 26-year-old Johnathon Long, was traveling eastbound White Rock Road when he lost control of the vehicle and ended up across the roadway onto the westbound side, according to the department.  

Long then struck a power pole just off the roadway, the department said, leaving him trapped inside the vehicle and his passenger, another male in his 20s, was left injured.

Sacramento Metro firefighters rescue kitten from storm drain


ID=31488907A tiny kitten was rescued from a storm drain thanks to the patience and creativity from Sacramento Metro firefighters.

According to their spokesperson, Michelle Eidam, firefighters were called to head to Rainsong Circle in Rancho Cordova to lure a kitten out of a storm drain.

Residents in the area saw the kitten run into the drain a few days ago, and it had been crying ever since, Eidam said.

One dog dies in Rancho Cordova house fire


Six people and two dogs were displaced after their house caught on fire Sunday morning, Sacramento Metro Fire said. The fire happened in the 2900 block of Calle Del Sol Way, right off Zinfandel Drive.

Firefighters responded to a single-alarm fire at a two-story house. Six people and three dogs were at home at the time of the fire. One dog died due to smoke inhalation, the department said.

Firefighters had difficulty accessing the house due to items outside and inside the house, but were able to quickly keep the fire to a single room on the second floor of the house.

Investigators are working to determine what caused the fire.


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