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Sacramento is a top 10 destination city

Sacramento is a top 10 destination city


Sacramento is a destination city? It seems so, according to U-Haul.

Sacramento made this year's cut – rising three spots from last year to be named the 10th U.S. destination city.

The rankings reflect the top 10 destinations of U-Haul one-way rentals for the previous year. There are several reasons for the growth.

The survey credits the area's "green living" initiatives, as well as affordable regional home prices compared to coastal cities.

Another reason, Sacramento's growing entertainment hub with the new downtown arena well on its way.

"We're really stoked," said new Sacramento resident Whitney Dufresne, who moved to an east Sacramento home on Thursday. "Living near a great park within walking distance to a lot of neat restaurants and things to do is exciting for sure."

Photos released of car possibly tied to Rancho Cordova murder


Detectives investigating a murder in Rancho Cordova last Saturday have released surveillance camera photos of a vehicle that may be connected to the case.

The shooting was in the 9800 block of Lincoln Village Drive.

Moments before, the light gray or silver 2015 Hyundai Sonata sedan shown in the accompanying photos was seen. The license plate can't be be made out but the car has a shark-fin antenna attached to the center of the read window.

investigators were told by witnesses the gunmen were two black men armed with a handgun. Why the victim was killed is not known.

Man identified in fatal shooting outside Rancho Cordova apartment complex


A 19-year-old man, who died Saturday afternoon after he was shot in the street in front of a Rancho Cordova apartment complex, was identified as Albert Alexander by the Sacramento County coroner.

Alexander was taken to the hospital with a life-threatening injury; he later died at the hospital, Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman said.

The shooting happened around 2:40 p.m. in the 9800 block of Lincoln Village Drive. Initial reports said Alexander was talking to someone, or people, in a car before he was shot. Bowman said the suspect(s) then drove away from the scene.

There was no suspect description available.

Detectives do not believe this is a drive-by shooting.

No other information about the shooting was available. Return to this post for updates.


Standoff ends outside Rosemont home; stabbing suspect in custody


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A stabbing suspect was taken into custody after a standoff with Sacramento County sheriff's deputies Tuesday afternoon.

Stefan Franz Sullivan, 52, was suspected of stabbing a female relative during a domestic dispute. He was booked into jail for assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats, according to Sacramento sheriff's spokesperson Lisa Bowman.

The sheriff's department said several people escaped from inside of the home after the stabbing. The victim was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Bicyclist killed at Rosemont light rail station identified


Sacramento police said a bicyclist was killed after being hit by a Regional Transit light rail train. The crash happened at Folsom Boulevard and Florin Perkins Road just before 9 a.m. Thursday.

Police said the man tried to cross the tracks while the crossing arms were down.

Friday, the man's name was released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office. He was 36-year-old Brock Brumfield of Sacramento.

RT Chief Operating Officer Mark Lonergan said five people have died in the last year along the Gold Line, where Thursday's incident took place.

"Of the five, we think three are likely intentional acts of suicides, the other two are tragic accidents where people are not paying attention," Lonergan said. "There's nothing that ties them all together, unique about that corridor, other than there are a lot of people there."

Rancho Cordova approves digital billboard on Highway 50


RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) - After five public hearings, the Rancho Cordova City Council has approved a plan to erect a digital billboard along Highway 50 that will bring $1.4 million to the city.

The Sacramento Bee reports that council members approved a billboard proposal from Sierra Outdoor/Outfront Media over a competing proposal from Clear Channel Outdoor.

The sign can be 60 feet tall and have two faces with 672 square feet of display each. They will have rotating advertisements, including city public service announcements.

The agreement gives companies the right to the location for 25 years with the ability to renew.

Sierra Outdoor/Outfront Media has agreed to remove four traditional billboards in exchange for being allowed to put up the electronic one.


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.