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France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears... Read More

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Honored by Citrus Heights City Council

RANCHO CORDOVA – Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced today that he is being honored by the city of Citrus Heights for his work on behalf of the City to resolve its dispute with the State of California over redevelopment agency funds. The city’s work on this issue, aided by Assemblyman Cooley, ultimately saved the city and its taxpayers almost $8 million dollars.

In 2008, Citrus Heights made the prudent decision to fund its redevelopment agency via a loan of monies from its general fund, instead of funding through a bond which would have cost Citrus Heights taxpayers nearly $500,000 more in associated costs. In June of 2011, legislation was passed and signed by Governor Brown effectively ending redevelopment agencies and phasing out their activities into other local successor agencies over a period of years.

Year Two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes

Year Two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes

In year two of Cooley bill to protect young athletes,

Concussion and U.S. Soccer bring spotlight back to adolescent brain injury       

Rancho Cordova – On July 21, 2014, Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2127 was signed into law to address high school football brain injury concerns, but importantly also strengthened the rules by which concussions experienced by all high school athletes are handled, regardless of sport.

Car slams into Carmichael apartment, kids' bedroom

Cars don’t typically belong in bedrooms, but such was the case for a Carmichael apartment complex, when an errant car slammed into it Wednesday morning.

Carmichael man killed in apartment complex shooting

A 25-year-old man was shot and killed Saturday night after an alleged fight.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department was contacted just after 11 p.m. about a fight at the Walnut Wood Apartments in Carmichael.

Department spokesperson Tony Turnbull said witnesses "heard a scuffle" coming from the victim's apartment, followed by gunshots.  

Officials found the victim inside an apartment and he was pronounced dead at the scene by Sacramento Metro Fire personnel. 

Witnesses reported seeing two men run from the area of the shooting, according to Turnbull.

The identity of the victim will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office after his next of kin are notified. 

Man wanted in death of girlfriend arrested in Carmichael

A 25-year-old Sacramento man was taken into custody Friday after a multiple-day manhunt. Jonnyrae Witt is wanted in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Leslie Cramblit, in Yuba County earlier this week. 

According to Yuba County Sheriff's deputies, Witt was involved in a domestic violence situation with Cramblit on Sunday when he shot her one time, killing her. 

Family members say Cramblit and her boyfriend had an abusive relationship. 

"It was so unhealthy. It was the ugliest relationship ever," the victim's sister, Beverly Cramblit, told ABC10. "She was pretty scared of him."