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Sacramento police identify victim in Natomas Home Depot shooting

Walter Michael Gibson was pronounced dead at the scene with apparent gunshot wounds to his upper body. Sacramento police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in the parking lot of a Natomas Home Depot Monday night said Sacramento police spokesperson Justin Brown.

Brown said police don't know what led to the shooting, but could confirm that multiple shots were fired.


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.


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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.

Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly

Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly

The Sacramento Public Library is getting some attention for a great idea that makes it easier for teens to help themselves with problems like depression, abuse and eating disorders.

Justin Azevedo, a librarian at the Arcade branch put together a list with issues teenagers sometimes deal with but are difficult to talk about. Next to each topic is the code that leads you to a self-help book.

"Whether it's something as seemingly mild as acne or whether it's something more serious like being in an abusive relationship," Sacramento Public Library teen librarian Molly Milazzo said. "These are the kinds of topics, especially when you are young, that you want to be able to handle quietly."

Fast-moving fire north of Sacramento contained; person in custody for arson


A grass fire north of Sacramento, in the community of Elverta, spread quickly Monday afternoon, reaching 430 acres in just a few hours. The blaze threatened several homes and animals in the area as firefighters worked to contain the flames; by 7:40 p.m., the fire was 100 percent contained.

The fire started around 1 p.m. along Browning Street, about two miles north of Elverta Road, off Highway 99 and Baseline Road. Fire officials said the high winds helped push the fire quickly before firefighters got a hold on the flames.