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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.

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."