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Email chain shows homeowners pressured city staff to block Sacramento River access

Email chain shows homeowners pressured city staff to block Sacramento River access

SACRAMENTO - Homeowners on two riverfront cul-de-sacs pressured city staff to block public access from their neighborhood to the Sacramento River for at least five years before the residents erected fences on their own.

That information is contained in scores of email exchanges dating back a decade provided by the city of Sacramento in response to a Public Records Act request from News10.

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UPDATE: Sacramento man found a month after reported missing

A Sacramento man who has been missing for a month was found Tuesday in the Bay Area, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

Kyle Fallon, 23, told others he was going to cycle along the American River on June 28, Sgt. Lisa Bowman said. He left from his home on the 9100 block or Rosewood Drive (south of Folsom Boulevard) about noon that Saturday. Fallon did not have his wallet or money or a cellphone with him.

Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Bowman released a statement saying Fallon was found in the Bay Area "and is alive and well."

Man hit, killed by freight train in East Sacramento

SACRAMENTO - A man walking along the tracks in east Sacramento Friday morning was hit and killed by a train.

Union Pacific spokesperson Aaron Hunt said the approaching train sounded the horn but the man did not move from the tracks.

Hunt issued the following written statement:

"All of us at Union Pacific work hard to raise awareness that railroad property is never a safe place to be. Entering railroad property outside of a designated railroad crossing is trespassing. Union Pacific Police and local law enforcement have the ability to issue citations to anyone trespassing on railroad property. The fee to clear the citation is determined by the court with jurisdiction and can run up to $300 or more. The only time a pedestrian should ever be near the tracks is when she/he is crossing at a designated railroad crossing. "

Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle

Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle

Sacramento police need the public's help finding a suspect vehicle in an injury hit-and-run case.

A bicyclist, a woman in her 40s, was going south on the 6800 block of 24th Street around 4 a.m. on Sunday, July 15 when she was hit by a SUV. Police said she suffered serious injuries.

Through the investigation, detectives believe the SUV to be a 1996-2001 Ford Explorer or a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer. Police said it is a dark colored SUV and would have damage to the right front headlight area, with possible damage to the right front hood area.

Innovative Broadway art project enters beta phase

Innovative Broadway art project enters beta phase

Broadway Augmented, an art project that explores augmented reality, is now in the final testing phase. Public artworks have been created for the sophisticated, high-tech undertaking – but only in the virtual world.

The project is a partnership of Sacramento State, the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), the Greater Broadway Partnership District and the Urban Land Institute.

Trial ordered for man in 13-year-old's killing at Rosemont

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A man has been ordered to stand trial for murder in the death of a 13-year-old girl who was found stabbed and beaten in a baseball dugout at a Sacramento County park two years ago.

The Sacramento Bee reports prosecutors said Thursday that DNA on smoked cigarettes found at the scene match the suspect, 24-year-old Ryan Douglas Roberts, and the young victim.

Prosecutors say the evidence suggests they were in the dugout together, smoking.

Roberts was arrested last year in the March 2012 death of Jessica Funk-Haslam. His DNA was collected after he was arrested months earlier on suspicion of domestic violence.

A woman walking her dog found Funk-Haslam's body in a baseball dugout in Rosemont Community Park after the teen left home following an argument with her mom.

Nursing professor awarded prestigious fellows honor

Nursing professor awarded prestigious fellows honor

Christine Vourakis, a Sacramento State professor of nursing and a nationally recognized expert on mental health and addictions, has been named to the 2014 Class of Fellows by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). She will be inducted during the organization’s October conference in Washington, D.C.