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CHP: Three people injured after vehicle drifts and rolls over off Highway 50


Three people were injured when a SUV crashed into a fence off Highway 50 and Hazel Avenue near Naturwood Furniture.

Officer Tommy Riggins with CHP said that alcohol was a contributing factor. Pete Talley, 54, was driving eastbound on Highway 50 when he drifted off the roadway and rolled his vehicle. The two passengers inside the vehicle managed to get out but Talley had to be cut out of the car by firefighters, Riggins said.

All three were hospitalized, with Talley being the most seriously injured, Riggins said. Riggins clarified that while the vehicle did not damage the furniture store, it did cause damage to the fence.

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

 

Sacramento — Today the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions on a bipartisan 13-0 vote passed Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 266, taking action to help provide California with a long-overdue business standards for medical marijuana. California is the only state with medical marijuana access for patients that lacks a robust regulatory process. AB 266 aims to improve the current status quo by helping the exercise of Proposition 215 rights within local community norms.

 

Bank of America closes Rancho Cordova facility


Bank of America is shutting down a Rancho Cordova loan center in late 2015. Employees learned of the closure Wednesday.

The building on White Rock and Zinfadel processes home equity loans. A company spokesperson said it has contracted out those services to Accenture. This new agreement will go in effect Aug. 1 and Bank of America will vacate the building.

The facility employed 800 people. About 80 percent of those employees will be transferred to positions at Accenture at a yet to be determined location in the area. The other employees will either lose their jobs or find other opportunities within Bank of America.

Sacramento Fire Department uses new live streaming app to keep public informed

Sacramento Fire Department uses new live streaming app to keep public informed


The Sacramento Fire Department has been serving the community since 1872, making it the oldest paid fire department west of the Mississippi, according to the department's spokesman Roberto Padilla. Now, the department is among the first few fire departments in California to utilize a new app to further inform the public in the case of an emergency.

'Periscope' is a new social media app that allows users to broadcast live pictures from their cell phone camera to a potentially global audience. The app runs through Twitter, and users can connect with an audience in real time through their cellphones. It operates similarly to a live chat room with a video stream.

According to Periscope's website, the creators wanted to "build the closest thing to teleportation."

Rancho Cordova teen arrested for gas station robbery


Detectives for the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department arrested 19-year-old Jovante Taylor for robbery and gun charges.

Investigators said Taylor, of Rancho Cordova, robbed the Valero gas station in the 10600 block of Coloma Road on April 2.

Police said surveillance video shows the robber enter the gas station in the evening with a gun and steal some merchandise. Rancho Cordova police said they used physical evidence at the scene to identify Taylor.

Taylor is being held in the Sacramento County Jail on $100,000 bail.


Man wielding knife shot by Rancho Cordova police


A man was shot by Rancho Cordova police after he threw a knife at officers early Saturday morning.

Rancho Cordova Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Lisa Bowman said the suspect was taken to a nearby hospital to get treatment for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. One officer was hit in the leg with the knife; the extent of the officer's injury was not available.

Officers responded just after midnight to a home in the 9900 block of Zion Way after getting a call from family members, who reported a drunk man at the house was trying to fight people inside.

Bowman said the man, who is in his late 40s, was holding a folding knife in each hand when he met officers in the front of the house. Officers ordered the man to drop the weapons but he refused. Bowman said the man then threw a knife at the officers, hitting one in the leg.

Rancho Cordova homicide victim identified


Sacramento County Coroner's Office identified a man who was shot and killed in Friday as 49-year-old Michael Elder.

Detectives are investigating Elder's death as a homicide. They currently have no witnesses, and no motive has been identified.

A local business called police after finding Elder unconscious on Egmont Way and Viking Drive around 7 a.m. in Rancho Cordova. Police said Elder was unresponsive and declared dead at the scene.

Elder is survived by his two sisters, Joanne Young and Diane Smith.