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Fiancee of slain Rancho Cordova man speaks out


RANCHO CORDOVA - Two young men are under arrest on suspicion of killing a 25-year-old man in Rancho Cordova Saturday night. Family has identified the victim as Marquail Hayes.

The deadly shooting was in a playground at Riverview Elementary School on Ambassador Drive at about 10:45 p.m.

Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired. When they arrived, they found the victim shot. Hayes died from his injuries.

About 50 of the victim's closest friends and relatives gathered at the playground Sunday night for a candlelight vigil to remember the slain father. His fiancée spoke out at the vigil.

"We definitely want justice. I want to know who did this. I want them to pay for this. They destroyed my family," said Ashlee McManus, the mother of Hayes' three children.

She was going to marry Hayes next year.

UPDATE: 2 arrested for man's murder in Rancho Cordova


Two young men have been arrested on suspicion of killing a 25-year-old man in Rancho Cordova Saturday night.

The deadly shooting was in a playground at a school on 10700 block of Ambassador Drive at about 10:45 p.m.

Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired. When they arrived, they found the victim shot. The man, whose name has not been officially released, later died from his injuries.

Sunday evening, Sacramento County sheriff's spokesperson Lisa Bowman said Kavon William Cry, 18, and Omar Lee Talley, 19, were apprehended for murder and booked into Sacramento County Jail.

Detectives believe the victim, who was with a friend, did not know the suspects. The friend was not hurt.

Did the wrong patient die after confusion over a medical order?


ID=17493063RANCHO CORDOVA - Was a Do Not Resuscitate order incorrectly placed on a patient at the Sacramento V.A. Medical Center, leading to that patient's death?

Doctors and nurses are being interviewed as part of an investigation into a patient's death, and an anonymous email sent to News10 alleged that the patient had died as a result of an incorrect Do Not Resuscitate order. Acting Medical Center Chief of Staff Dr. Anthony Albanese said the hospital hasn't confirmed that there was confusion over a Do Not Resuscitate order.

Rancho Cordova school cancels classes due to gas odor


RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - Williamson Elementary School in Rancho Cordova cancelled classes Friday due to a strong odor of gas in the area, according to Pacific Gas and Electric spokesperson Brandi Ehlers.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District and PG&E responded to the school around 11:02 a.m. Staff had already evacuated students when responders arrived.

School officials are contacting parents to inform them where to pick up their children.


Caltrans equips fleet with high-tech devices

Caltrans equips fleet with high-tech devices


SACRAMENTO (AP) - California's transportation agency is spending $2.5 million to update its fleet of vehicles with high-tech gear.

The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday that Caltrans is installing GPS tracking devices on its 7,500 sedans, snow plows, trucks and other vehicles. The devices will report where vehicles are traveling, how long they idle and their speed among other things.

The devices will also track which employee is driving.

In July, the California Highway Patrol found a stolen Caltrans vehicle and arrested a thief within an hour of it going missing because of a GPS tracking device.

The devices cost $2.5 million and Caltrans will spend another $1.5 million on a reporting system annually.


School principal busted with drugs, young woman in Rancho Cordova motel room


A 54-year-old Marin County high school principal was arrested with a 21-year-old woman and illegal drugs in a Rancho Cordova motel room last Friday.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department was alerted by a man who said he was the boyfriend of the woman in a room at the Hyatt Place, according to sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos. The boyfriend claimed Brittany Hall was being given drugs by the older man.

Ramos said deputies went to the motel for a welfare check. Thomas Woodrow Price took a minute to open the door and when he did, officers saw Hall lying unresponsive on a bed. Deputies also noted methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine in the room as well as prescription drugs, Ramos said.

Officers revived Hall and arrested Price and her on suspicion of possession of controlled narcotics for sale due to the amount of drugs.

Rancho Cordova won't reprint botched voter guide


Rancho Cordova officials said they won't reprint the city's voter information guide even though it includes an error in a section on a sales tax measure.

The literature was meant to inform voters on a half-cent sales tax known as Measure H. The rebuttal to the argument in support of the measure was not printed. In its place - under the headline "REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE H" - is the exact opposite argument. It gives voters reasons to support the tax hike.

"The county is the agency responsible for printing ballots, so we don't have control over that," said Mindy Cuppy, the Rancho Cordova city clerk.

But the county elections office told News 10 they printed out exactly what was sent to them and the city chose not to do anything about it once notified of the error.

The city clerk said that's not true.