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Today in History May 23: Bonnie and Clyde killed during police ambush

KCRA Channel 3 News - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 18:41

There’s a lot to look back on in history for May 23, here are a few notable moments.

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11 of the weirdest mascots in sports

KCRA Channel 3 News - Wed, 09/25/2019 - 18:45

Welcome to the club, Gritty!

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VIDEO: Illegal fireworks light up Sacramento sky

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 14:28

Long after the professional fireworks shows ended in the Sacramento area, the sky was lit up by illegal fireworks.

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Person walking on I-80 hit by several cars in West Sacramento, CHP says

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 14:18

A pedestrian died Friday morning after being hit by multiple vehicles on Interstate 80 near Harbor Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol said.

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Civil lawsuit against Kevin Spacey dropped by accuser in Massachusetts case

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 14:13

Spacey is still facing criminal charges in the alleged assault and is due back in court on Monday.

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Apple may have found a fix for the MacBook keyboards everyone hates

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 14:01

Apple may soon give up on one of its design changes.

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5.4 Magnitude Aftershock Rattles Southern California

CBS Channel 13 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:47

 (CNN) – Aftershocks kept rolling across Southern California on Friday morning, with one measuring 5.4 reported northeast of Ridgecrest, the US Geological Survey said.

That temblor, recorded at 4:07 a.m. (7:07 a.m. ET) Friday, was the strongest of more than 170 aftershocks that followed Thursday’s powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake, the USGS said.

Thursday’s earthquake — centered near Ridgecrest, 150 miles north of Los Angeles — was the strongest to hit Southern California in nearly 20 years, prompting one city’s mayor and later the governor to declare a state of emergency for the area.

Thursday’s quake was like being in a movie, Ridgecrest resident Sara Baird said.

“Everything shakes. The whole ground shakes beneath you, the whole house. Everything fell in my kitchen, it’s still on the floor,” Baird told CNN affiliateKABC.

The US Geological Survey said there’s a 20% chance of an earthquake of magnitude 6 or higher occurring in the next week and an 80% chance of a magnitude 5 or higher quake hitting the state.

But a larger quake isn’t as likely, the agency said.

“While it is always possible for large quakes to trigger an even larger quake, most do not,” the agency said. “It’s generally not possible to determine whether a given quake will turn out to be a ‘foreshock’ of a larger one.”

The chance of another earthquake equally as or more powerful hitting in the next week is only 9%, the USGS said.

An earthquake as powerful as this week’s will produce an aftershock as large as a 5.4 magnitude, the agency said, and 10 aftershocks with magnitude 4.4 or higher.

Over the next few days, smaller earthquakes are likely, with up to 700 aftershocks of magnitude 3 or higher, according to the USGS.

Gas leaks, fires, cracked roads in earthquake’s epicenter

PAGER — the USGS’s system for estimating fatality and economic loss impact after earthquakes — estimates there will be between $10 million to $100 million in losses following Thursday’s quake.

The rattle was felt from Las Vegas to Orange County and cities throughout California saw varying degrees of damage.

Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breeden declared a state of emergency, saying there were five fires and broken gas lines across the city of 28,000. Ridgecrest Regional Hospital was evacuated and about 15 patients from the emergency room were taken to other hospitals.

One resident, Kimberly Washburn, was directing a children’s July 4th program when the building began to shake, startling the 65 children on stage, who began screaming.

“It was terrifying,” she said.

One boy was injured when something fell on his foot, but Washburn said they were blessed that more weren’t hurt. After they evacuated, a wall fell behind where the children had been performing, she said.

In Kern County, the earthquake’s epicenter, the fire department responded to more than 20 incidents relating to the earthquake and aftershocks, including fires and medical emergencies, the department said.

Over 160 emergency calls in the area caused an “extreme backlog” after the quake, Kern County Fire Chief David Witt said Thursday.

“We have more calls than we have people,” Witt told reporters.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom approved an emergency proclamation for the county to address the earthquake and aftershocks.

Multiple areas felt the shake

In Los Angeles, where many felt the ground rolling, Disneyland officials temporarily shut down rides.

In San Bernardino, east of Los Angeles, the fire department reported buildings sustained minor cracks, water mains broke and several power lines were down.

A 4-inch crack opened up in Highway 178, according to San Bernardino County Fire spokesman Jeremy Kern.

Trona, an unincorporated community, “sustained varying degrees of damage” but no injuries were reported, according to San Bernardino County Fire’s verified Twitter account.

The strongest quakes in Southern California

The last time Southern California saw such a forceful quake was nearly 20 years ago, when the 7.1 Hector Mine quake shook the Mojave Desert.

That quake struck in the early morning hours of October 16, 1999 and people from Southern California to Arizona and Nevada felt the tremor. But because the quake was centered in a remote region, it caused “relatively negligible damage,” the Southern California Earthquake Data Center said.

In 1994, Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley was struck by a deadly 6.7 magnitude earthquake that killed at least 57 people and injured more than 7,000, according to the USGS.

“The earthquake had immense impact on people and structures because it was centered directly beneath a heavily populated and built-up urban region,” the USGS said.

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Mad Magazine will vanish from newsstands after 67 years

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:45

The revered satirical publication was founded in 1952 as a comic book.

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Aftershocks rattle California after state's strongest earthquake in 2 decades

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:32

Aftershocks kept rolling across Southern California Friday, one day after the strongest earthquake to hit the area in nearly 20 years.

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5.4 magnitude aftershock rattles Southern California

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:29

A 5.4 magnitude aftershock rattled Searles Valley in Southern California Friday morning less than a day after the strongest earthquake in 20 years shook the area, according to the US Geological Survey.

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Fires Damage Homes In Elk Grove, Sacramento, And Rancho Cordova

CBS Channel 13 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:24

ELK GROVE (CBS13) – A family in Elk Grove has been displaced after a fire caused major damage to their home overnight.

The fire started around 11:30 p.m. Thursday on Palazzo Court and Bovill Drive. Firefighters say the fire was threatening a nearby home.

The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.

Smoke detectors helped the family safely get out of the home, firefighters say.


Another fire broke out at around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

The fire was on the 1700 block of Irongate Way in Sacramento. Firefighters say the fire was contained to just the garage of the home, but the family was not immediately able to return home.


Firefighters battled a house fire Friday morning in Rancho Cordova.

The fire was reported around 5 a.m. off of Zinfandel Drive on Envero Way.

A Sacramento Metro Fire Department battalion chief says there were people at the time firefighters arrived but were able to safely escape.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of that fire is under investigation.


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President Trump calls America's story 'the greatest political journey'

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:16

President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as “the greatest political journey in human history” in a Fourth of July commemoration on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial.

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Strongest earthquake in 20 years rattles Southern California

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:19

The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on the July 4th holiday, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks.

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Families sue after a case of mistaken identity allowed a man to be taken off life support

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:57

A family in Chicago made the decision to pull life support for a man they thought was their brother - only to find out the man was a stranger.

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Police: Man goes on stabbing rampage at Virginia plasma center, wounding several people

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:23

A 20-year-old man walked into a plasma center in Virginia and asked to use a restroom. Then he went on a stabbing rampage with a weapon similar to a machete, police said.

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Warmer weather before a cooler breeze returns

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 11:10

KCRA 3 Weather meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn looks at when temperatures will peak this weekend and what will bring back the cooling Delta Breeze.

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An armed man tried to rob a fireworks stand before being shot with his own gun by an employee

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 10:48

A 19-year-old who tried to rob a fireworks stand ended up getting shot in the face with his own gun.

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One killed, as many as 12 injured in South Carolina lightning strike

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 08:46

Authorities say the victim is believed to be in his 40s, but his identity has not been released.

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CHP cracks down on speeders for July 4th holiday

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 06:36

On a ride-along Thursday with the California Highway Patrol, KCRA 3 found officer Amy Walker busy looking for speeders.

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Thousands celebrate Fourth of July at Folsom Pro Rodeo

KCRA Channel 3 News - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 06:35

Thousands of people celebrated the Fourth of July at the Folsom Pro Rodeo.

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