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CPS removes 5 kids from Sacramento home

SACRAMENTO - Child Protective Services were called to the 2100 block of Meadowview Road in Sacramento on Sunday, following a welfare check by Sacramento police officers.

Police were initially called to the home around 2:57 p.m. in regards to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers entered the home and encountered mouse droppings, cigarettes and food on the floor, and a foul odor permeating throughout the home, said Sacramento Police spokeswoman Michelle Gigante.

Officers contacted CPS who arrived and took the five children living at the property into custody, said Gigante.

The ages and genders of the children were not released.

Sac Shakespeare Fest to finish season after burglary

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival may not be able to come back next season after tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment was stolen Tuesday night.

During its 27-year run in Sacramento, this is the first time the festival was burglarized, Festival Board Member Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin said. The thieves stole technical lighting and sound equipment that is used to produce the performances and could hinder producing next year's festival.

"This unfortunate event may affect our ability to continue bringing Shakespeare to Sacramento," DeLappe-Grondin said. "We will continue to produce the remainder of our season with some changes."

The equipment also belonged to the Sac City College, who operates the festival, and will also suffer because of the theft.

CASE CLOSED: 1980 Miller Park homicide

SACRAMENTO, CA - It took 32 years but Sacramento County prosecutors now have a guilty plea in the fatal stabbing of a man found at Miller Park in Sacramento.

Robert Blockton pleaded guilty to manslaughter and use of a knife in the 1980 killing of Charles Redmond. Blockton was arrested in Redmond's death in 1981 but released due to a lack of evidence, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.

The homicide remained unsolved until 2007 when cold case detectives reopened it. D.A. Ssokeswoman Shelly Orio said detectives sent a semen sample found on the victim to the D.A. crime lab for DNA analysis. Blockton refused to provide a DNA sample. However, when he was arrested in 2010 for illegal possession of ammunition because of a 1992 felony conviction, his DNA was obtained and showed a match to the semen on Redmond's body, Orio said.

Illegal fireworks confiscated in Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO, CA - With the Fourth of July around the corner, fireworks are flying off the shelves. Firefighters remind people to celebrate with safe and sane fireworks, not illegal ones.

Playing with illegal fireworks will put you at risk of injury and of unintentionally setting off fires according to fire fighters.

"Anything that leaves the ground, flies or explodes is an illegal firework," Sacramento Metro Fire Assist. Chief Walt White said.

White said two arrests were made in two days last week for illegal fireworks.

"One was in Citrus Heights; the other one was in North Highlands. One had 45 pounds of illegal fireworks, which is a significant amount. It included M80s, which are ones that explode and include bodily harm," White said.









Police: 2 caught vandalizing McClatchy High School

SACRAMENTO - Two individuals were caught vandalizing McClatchy High School in the Land Park area of Sacramento at around 1:31 a.m. on Tuesday.

Sacramento Police spokeswoman Michelle Gigante said officers responded to a report of suspicious people at the school. Upon arrival, the officers spotted an unspecified number of individuals who fled on foot. The officers pursued and caught two of the subjects.

An ensuing search of the area found multiple sites freshly spray painted with graffiti about students not graduating.

McClatchy High School was in the news a week ago for barring students from graduating over an excessive senior prank.

VIDEO: McClatchy students forced to watch graduation

Police K-9 shooter had criminal history

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Chico man accused of shooting a Sacramento police K-9 before the dog's partner/handler fatally shot him had several criminal convictions.

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According to Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey, Lucus Webb, 33, was first convicted in April 1996, for robbery. In October 2004, Webb was found guilty of second-degree burglary and unlawful possession of a knife or dirk. Those crimes earned Webb a five-year sentence.

In December 2007, Webb was accused of trying to run over someone with a car. He was convicted of assault, likely to cause great bodily injury, and given a three-year sentence.

Female suspect identified from Friday's K9 officer shooting

SACRAMENTO, CA - The female suspect involved in the car theft and ultimate shooting of K9 Bodie and shooting death of her associate has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Police Sgt. Andrew Pettit, 28-year-old Leslie McCulley was booked for possession of a stolen car, possession of a handgun and negligent discharge of a firearm.

Apparently she accidentally fired off a round from the gun prior to police making contact.

The identity of the other suspect, who shot K9 Bodie and then was shot and killed by Bodie's partner, has not be released at the time of this post.

Check our video for an update on K9 officer Bodie's medical condition.

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