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Prop. 47 changes Rancho Cordova woman's criminal history


Almost 3,000 inmates have been released in California because of Proposition 47, a voter-approved law that reduced some non-violent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors.

State officials said it's helping solve California's prison overcrowding problem, while some are worried about the consequences it's having on public safety.

For one Rancho Cordova woman, Prop. 47 is a second chance at life.

"Now, that all my felonies are gone, it opens up a whole new door," Toni Hunter said.

On Friday, a judge reduced her felony convictions to misdemeanors under Prop. 47.

"I'm just elated," Hunter said.

Hunter said her criminal history started when she stole baby formula and diapers for a friend. After that, came more petty theft charges, prison time and probation. And then, she failed to report a change of address on time.

Man killed at Arden-Arcade apartment complex

Man killed at Arden-Arcade apartment complex


A man was shot and killed early Saturday morning at an apartment complex in the Arden-Arcade area of Sacramento County.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman said the man in his mid-20s was shot at least once in the torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No other information about the victim was available. Bowman said the man's identity will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office after next of kin is notified.

The shooting happened around midnight in the parking lot of the apartment complex on the 2200 block of Edison Avenue. Bowman said detectives are investigating the shooting. No other information about the homicide was available.

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Suspect arrested in Rancho Cordova murder


Sacramento Sheriff Homicide detectives arrested a man Wednesday for fatally stabbing a woman in Rancho Cordova Tuesday, according to Sacramento Sheriff's spokesperson Lisa Bowman.

Harold Russell Fulkerson, 28, was arrested for the murder of Teresa Ann Anderson, 58, according to Bowman. Fulkerson was booked into Sacramento County Jail.

Anderson was found in an apartment in the 3200 block of Laurelhurst Drive Tuesday evening. Detectives determined there was no particular relationship between Fulkerson and Anderson, both visitors to the apartment according to Bowman.

Woman fatally stabbed in Rancho Cordova


Sacramento County sheriff's detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman at a Rancho Cordova apartment complex Tuesday.

The victim, described by the sheriff's office as between 50 and 60 years old, was found in an apartment in the 3200 block of Laurelhurst Drive.

Several people at the apartment were detained for questioning.

Please check back for more information as it is released.


Local 'child genius' competes in reality TV show

Local 'child genius' competes in reality TV show


Tanishq Abraham, 10, of Sacramento, was one of the youngest people to graduate high school.

His intelligence was ranked in the top 10th of a percent in the nation. Now at 11, the child prodigy was vying for the title of "Child Genius" through America Mensa's TV competition.

The Lifetime reality show featured 20 of the brightest young minds in the country as they competed for a shot at a $100,000 scholarship. "I know it's a very big prize but it's just for fun as well," said Tanishq Abraham, whose goal is to get a PhD by the time he's eligible for his driver's license.

The full time college student, who attends American River College, admitted he was a bit nervous going into the eight-week competition, but took it all in stride.

"I wasn't scared. I was having fun, playing with the other kids," said Tanishq.

Sacramento deputies involved in early Tuesday morning chase


Sacramento sheriff deputies were involved in a high-speed vehicle chase Tuesday morning according to deputies.

The chase involved three suspects, who were all placed in custody at 4:30 a.m. after they crashed the vehicle while trying to exit Interstate 80 at Newcastle Road, deputies on the scene of the crash said.

Two bags were found inside the car containing what appeared to be prescription drugs, according to deputies.

The chase initially began in Rancho Cordova
after the suspects were spotted in a white sedan after a burglar alarm went off at a Walgreens in the 400 Block of Sunrise Boulevard just south of Fair Oaks.