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Building of new homes in Natomas picks up

Opportunity is knocking in this Natomas neighborhood. Now that the building moratorium has been lifted, nearly a dozen new homes are going up on Candela Circle.

It's been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the southeast coast and left thousands of people homeless. The country's levees came under intense federal scrutiny after ones in the New Orleans area failed, including the levee system in the Sacramento region.

A building moratorium was put into place in the Natomas area seven years ago because the levee system needed upgrades in order to federal regulations. Since then, they have been updated and in March FEMA lifted the moratorium.

Next door to Megan Frost’s home, construction on new houses is up and running.

Man charged in mother's killing

The Sacramento Bee reports 41-year-old Scott Dallas Boyer appeared in court Tuesday. He is facing a murder charge in the death of his mother, Rosanne Brown, 66, whose body was discovered by police Aug. 13.

Boyer was arrested Friday after a neighbor called police to report a violent confrontation that had broken out between family members at Boyer's home.

Officers arrived and eventually discovered Brown's body buried in the backyard.

The woman's cause of death hasn't yet been determined.

Boyer's next court date is Tuesday.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

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Man arrested for the murder of a woman found hidden behind Natomas home







Sacramento police arrested a man Friday night for the murder of a woman found hidden under dirt and debris in the backyard of a Natomas home.

Scott Boyer, 41, was arrested for the murder and booked into the county jail.

Sacramento police officers were called to the home along Trail End Way, near San Juan and Truxel roads, late Thursday night for reports of a fight. When police arrived, they found two family members involved in a fight. After the two were separated, the body of the woman was discovered. 

The victim has also not been identified, and no information about a possible cause of death has been released.

Deputy dies in Lake Tahoe trying to rescue friend

A Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department deputy has died while trying to save a friend in Lake Tahoe. He was identified as Carlos Francies by the department, and he lived in Natomas. 

Francies was off-duty, kayaking and paddleboarding with friends and family. One of his friends was swimming in the water after his kayak, and was dragging a paddle behind him. South Lake Tahoe Police said it may have appeared his friend was struggling to swim because of this paddle. 

Francies jumped in to help his friend, who he thought was struggling, but after a distance began having trouble himself. He called to his girlfriend to throw him a life jacket. She was forced to throw against the strong 40 mph winds, and when she was unable to get him the jacket she jumped in to swim over to him.

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