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Police: Altercation between possible roommates leads to fatal stabbing in Natomas


SACRAMENTO -- Detectives are searching for a man suspected of stabbing and killing his roommate at a Natomas apartment complex Monday night, Sacramento police said.

During a preliminary investigation, detectives identified Aaron Ramzy, 24, as a suspect in the homicide, police said.

4 shot, injured during fight at north Sacramento home


Four people were shot and wounded in a large fight late Sunday night in north Sacramento.

Police said two men and two women suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital. Later, a person who was assaulted was found and given medical treatment. No other information about the victims was released.

UPDATE: North Sacramento-area shooting turns fatal; 3 suspects at large

One person died after being shot at a recycling center in the parking lot of a north Sacramento-area market late Friday morning.

The shooting was in the 2800 block of Norwood Avenue at 10:50 a.m., according to Sacramento police

Two recycling center employees were approached by three young men who attempted to rob them, an officer on scene said. There was a fight and one of the recycling center employees was shot. He died on the way to the hospital. The other employee was not hurt.

Police were looking for the shooter and the other two with him. Descriptions were not immediately available.

Nearby Noralto Elementary School, Martin Luther King Jr. Tech Academy and Johnson Harmon Elementary School were placed on lockdown for a short time as a precaution. The lockdowns have been lifted.

Local 'child genius' competes in reality TV show

Local 'child genius' competes in reality TV show

Tanishq Abraham, 10, of Sacramento, was one of the youngest people to graduate high school.

His intelligence was ranked in the top 10th of a percent in the nation. Now at 11, the child prodigy was vying for the title of "Child Genius" through America Mensa's TV competition.

The Lifetime reality show featured 20 of the brightest young minds in the country as they competed for a shot at a $100,000 scholarship. "I know it's a very big prize but it's just for fun as well," said Tanishq Abraham, whose goal is to get a PhD by the time he's eligible for his driver's license.

The full time college student, who attends American River College, admitted he was a bit nervous going into the eight-week competition, but took it all in stride.

"I wasn't scared. I was having fun, playing with the other kids," said Tanishq.

Natomas building moratorium could be history this year

Natomas could finally see building resume in a matter of months-- the federal government is preparing a letter that would lift a nearly 7-year building moratorium in the area.

Since then, commercial and residential developments have been placed on hold, leaving parcels of land empty. The bareness has been an eyesore for many residents.

"It's a bit depressing," John Cranshaw said.

He has lived in a Natomas neighborhood for almost four years and longs for the day construction will start up again.

"It's desolate," Cranshaw said. "When we moved out here, I couldn't understand why they put all this infrastructure and didn't build any houses."

In 2008, the federal government placed a building moratorium because the area did not meet flood protection requirements.

But city officials expect that to change this year.

How kids in Del Paso Heights struggle with fatherlessness

Del Paso Heights, Sacramento, 95838 is a hardscrabble, ethnic neighborhood.

Hanging out is what many do. Statistics are cold.

According to the family services group Shoulder to Shoulder, income for a family of four is about $13,000 a year and 70 percent of the youth in Del Paso Heights are fatherless.

Bill Coibion founded Shoulder to Shoulder in 1996. It's a program that provides a role model for urban youth with no father figure.

"It's part of the culture that's raised here. No one chooses where to be born or who you're born, to," Coibion said.

Coibion is the father figure to some of the kids who don't have one.

New regulations to ridesharing services introduced

New regulations to ridesharing services introduced

There was talks of adding new regulations to ridesharing services including Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar.Taxi cab drivers, who feel those services create an unfair market, called on state lawmakers to do something to help their cause.

Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian introduced legislation this week that will address that. The exact details of his bill won't be released until the early part of the new year, but Nazarian's chief of staff told the Sacramento Business Journal that the legislation will add new regulations.