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Sacramento Good Samaritan allegedly killed by family he helped

Sacramento Good Samaritan allegedly killed by family he helped


A family a 77-year-old south Sacramento man police say took in and helped has been arrested for his murder.

The body of Leo Curry Jr. was found by Sacramento police inside of his home on the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive on Nov. 17. Officers were checking on Curry's welfare after being contacted by the victim's own family who hadn't been able to reach him. Curry had sustained trauma to his body.

As detectives took over the case, they learned Curry had been helping a family and invited them into his home. The police investigation alleged the family, identified as Michael Moreno, 37; Sandy George, 35, and Kevin Moreno, 19, began stealing money and belongings from Curry.

Sacramento shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 under arrest

Sacramento shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 under arrest


A Citrus Heights man was arrested Thursday morning in connection to a shooting death on the 7900 block of Blackfoot Way in Antelope.

The dead man was described by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department as white and in his late 30s. He was found with a gunshot wound in a home by deputies shortly after 12:45 a.m. Thursday, according to Sgt. Lisa Bowman. The man was transported to an area hospital but died soon after, she said.

The victim's name is not being released until his relatives were notified.

The suspect in the shooting, Sean Gregory Sandlin, 25, is an acquaintance of a resident of the home. Bowman said he was booked into Sacramento County Main Jail on a charge of murder.

Detectives have not disclosed a motive for the shooting.


Senate layoffs resulted from $4 million budget gap

Senate layoffs resulted from $4 million budget gap


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Senate faces a budget shortfall of up to $4 million this fiscal year, helping explain why it laid off 39 of its roughly 1,000 staff members last month.

Senate officers had previously said that fiscal problems were to blame for the cutbacks.

Dan Reeves, chief of staff in the Senate president pro tem's office, tells The Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/15QTIdl ) that the deficit resulted from slow budget growth during the recession, higher health care costs and having too many employees.

He says the constitutional formula that the sets the Legislature's budget provided a smaller than expected increase this year.

Rain causes travel problems in Sacramento area

Rain causes travel problems in Sacramento area


The much-needed rain storm throughout the Sacramento area on Tuesday did not go off without a hitch.

The wet and slippery roads caused major travel problems for commuters during the evening rush hour. The heavy congestion was a headache for drivers who were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.

Dozens of vehicle accidents were reported, including a solo-vehicle roll over crash on Exposition Boulevard. The driver walked away without injuries.

"There's a lot of traffic and accidents so it kind of helped me," said Lea Johnson, who found herself stuck in traffic, trying to make her flight out of Sacramento International Airport.

Luckily for Johnson, her flight, as well as dozens of others, were delayed because of the inclement weather.

"First, they told me 35 minutes [delay] and now, it's almost an hour," she said.

Bird strikes Southwest jet inbound for Sacramento


SACRAMENTO - A Southwest Airlines jet inbound for Sacramento from Phoenix struck a bird just prior to landing Saturday night.

Flight 1923 landed safely at 9:20 p.m.

It was the second reported bird strike Saturday, following an incident involving an inbound Volaris Airlines flight from Guadalajara that was greeted by several fire trucks upon landing.

Obama's immigration plan brings relief to local families

Obama's immigration plan brings relief to local families


President Obama will announce executive action on immigration in a primetime address on Thursday. His remarks are eagerly anticipated by millions across the country, including families here in Sacramento.

Gloria Casillas came to the United States 10 years ago where she met her husband and had a 6-year-old son who is an American citizen. While waiting for immigration reform, her biggest fear was getting deported and separated from her son.

The president's impending executive action brought relief because it meant she would be able to drive and work legally in the country. But she felt for
those who may not qualify for the protection.

Gunman shoots 2 men in Sacramento

Gunman shoots 2 men in Sacramento


Two men were shot in a confrontation Monday afternoon.

Emergency responders said their injuries were non-life-threatening.

The incident was on the 3800 block of Pinell Street in Sacramento at approximately 1:40 p.m.

Sacramento police Officer Michele Gigante said an Hispanic man came up to the two victims who were working on a concrete job and demanded money. The workers refused and that is when the man pulled a long-barreled gun and shot them.

The shooter then fled in a waiting car.