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2 crop dusters from same company crash in same day in Sutter Co.


SUTTER COUNTY, Calif. - Two crop dusters belonging to the same company crashed just hours apart within a half mile of each other Monday.

Both planes experienced problems with their engines, according to Steve Anderson, owner of Anderson's Flying Service of Yuba City.

The first plane crashed south of Riego Road and west of Highway 99 around 7:30 a.m. The pilot was unhurt. He said his engine seized, so he dumped his load of chemicals and set the plane down. During the emergency landing, the plane's wheel caught an edge and tipped the plane forward. A crane was brought in to remove the plane by mid-morning.

Here kitty, kitty … oh, that's a mountain lion

Here kitty, kitty … oh, that's a mountain lion


SACRAMENTO - Law enforcement and animal control were called to East Sacramento after a mountain lion was spotted early Saturday morning.

Sacramento Police Officer Doug Morse said A resident called 911 at 1:35 a.m. to report seeing a mountain lion in the area of 58th and M streets. Then around 3 a.m., another resident called to report seeing the mountain lion near 36th Street and Folsom Boulevard.

A lieutenant responded to the area around 4 p.m. and saw what appeared to be a mountain lion at 36th and R streets, near the light rail tracks, Morse said. The animal jumped over a chain link fence and moved toward Highway 50.

Around 10:21 p.m., an officer located the mountain lion inside the yard of a home in the area of 32nd and X St.

California Department of fish and wildlife officials were called to the scene and sedated the animal without incident.

Crop duster makes emergency landing alongside Hwy. 99 in Sacramento Co.


SACRAMENTO – A pilot was forced to land his plane by the side Highway 99 in Sacramento County Monday morning.

According to officials at the scene, the crop duster went down off the northbound side of Highway 99, north of Elverta Rd.

The pilot said the engine seized while he was spraying. Once he dumped the load of material, he found a dirt road and set the plane down. Just prior to coming to a stop, the plane caught part of a ditch and tipped forward, according to the pilot.

The pilot was not injured in the crash, according to authorities.

The plane was lifted by a crane and removed from the scene.

Missing woman pulled from river, family suspects foul play

Missing woman pulled from river, family suspects foul play


SACRAMENTO – Loved ones said the body pulled from the river at Discovery Park Friday afternoon is that of missing woman Mary Norman.

According to family, authorities identified her through her tattoos. The Sacramento County Coroner's Office officially identified the body as Norman on Saturday.

Although Norman's body has been recovered, her death is a mystery.

"We want to know what happened. We want to know. We want that comfort for us," friend Michelle Smith said. "We have to explain to her children why mommy's not there, why mommy's not coming home no more."

The 27-year-old mother of two disappeared Tuesday night. She was on a boat near Sand Cove Beach with a group of people, including her boyfriend, when she somehow ended up in the water.

Thousands celebrate at Sacramento Pride Festival

Thousands celebrate at Sacramento Pride Festival


Downtown Sacramento was full of color for the 30th Annual Pride Festival Saturday.

An estimated 10,000 people flooded the Capitol Mall between 3rd and 7th streets to celebrate the day and enjoy a parade along N Street.

Sacramento LGBT Community Center Executive Director David Heitstumann said the event is much more than a big festival.

"It's our largest community engagement program of the year for the center and it brings a lot of connections between community organizations and people from throughout the region, not just here in the central city," Heitstumann said. "It provides support as you said, financial support for our programs that we operate year-round."

The LGBT community continued the movement to bring "lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans out of the shadows and into everyday society," the festival's website said.


At-risk Sacramento man missing since Wednesday


A man described as in the early stages of dementia is missing and authorities hope anyone who sees Bobby Turner will contact them.

Turner, who is 67, was last seen on foot near the 2400 block of Northrop Avenue Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Sgt. Lisa Bowman with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

Turner was described as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds. He has short black hair, brown eyes and a goatee.

Turner was wearing a white jacket with red and black stripes, black shirt, dark blue jeans and black Oakland Raiders cap on Wednesday.

Bowman said Turner recently moved from Fresno to Sacramento and is not familiar with the area. He was described a very forgetful and having a number of serious medical conditions.

Sightings of Turner should be reported to the sheriff's department at (916) 874-5115.


Natomas grass fire destroys mobile home, burns cars


A grass fire erupted in a remote section of North Natomas just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.

At least 15 rigs responded to the area of West Elkhorn Road near East Levy Road to battle a blaze that burned as many as eight vehicles, several outbuildings and a mobile home.

The flames and the lights from the fire engines could be seen as far as Interstate 5.

The property owner was not home at the time of the fire. No one was hurt.

Windy conditions and dry grass fueled the flames. Several small propane tanks on the property ended up venting because of the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown.