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Alleged DUI driver knocks out power in Citrus Heights

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA- An underage driver is under arrest after she crashed her car into a power pole in Citrus Heights. 

The 18-year-old driver was driving on Mariposa Avenue near Poppy Way around 5 a.m. Saturday morning when she crashed into a SMUD power pole. 

According to the SMUD website, it caused an outage to 126 customers. 

Citrus Heights Police Sergeant Rich Wheaton said the driver and her male passenger escaped uninjured.

Wheaton said the female driver will be booked on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The power in the area was back by 2:30 p.m.

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Pit bull attack sends 2-year-old Citrus Heights boy to hospital

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA - A 2-year-old boy was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center Friday evening after a pit bull attacked him inside a home on Denton Way, according to the dog's owner.

The owner, who did not want to be identified, said the boy is the son of his girlfriend. The 1-year-old pit bull, Rascal, had never been violent toward humans, he said, until the child was bitten near his ear.

The boy's mother went with him to the hospital. She could not be reached for comment Friday night.

Rascal was taken and quarantined by animal control.

Rascal's owner said the boy's injury did not appear to be life-threatening.

Written by Will Frampton, wframpton@news10.net

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Local high school students to experience "real world"

Local high school students to experience "real world"

SACRAMENTO - As part of National Groundhog Shadow Week, more than 50 Sacramento area high school students will learn what life is like beyond academia when they spend the day with AT&T employees on Thursday, Feb. 3.

High school students from Rio Linda, Shenandoah and Met Sacramento will team with AT&T employees to experience the world of work firsthand. Most of the shadowing will take place at AT&T’s 2700 Watt Avenue buildings. Students will team with volunteers from Human Resources, Network and Sales, among others. Some students will have the opportunity to sit in on a “telepresence” meeting with Dallas employees where a brand new technology will be showcased. Off-site visits are planned as well, including a trip to AT&T’s West Sacramento bill print center.

AT&T and Junior Achievement provide the largest job shadow program in the nation.

Citrus Heights residential garbage and recycling service customers get new services

Citrus Heights residential garbage and recycling service customers get new services

The City of Citrus Heights City Council approved a seven-year amended contract for residential garbage and recycling collection services in January. The amended contract, approved after six months of City review of prospective options for future services, extensive negotiations with Allied Waste and potential procurement options, resulted in immediate and long term savings to customers, along with convenient, new services. Curbside household battery collection on Mixed Recycling days, appointment-based door-to-door home-generated sharps collection, local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events and expanded customer education and outreach are now all part of the Citrus Heights residential service package.

Plus, one of the key outcomes of the amended contract is rate stabilization.

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Search underway for suspected Sacramento bank robber

SACRAMENTO, CA - Law enforcement officials are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a Bank of America on Watt Avenue Monday morning.

Sacramento County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Tim Curran said surveillance video shows the man entering the bank, located at 7465 Watt Avenue, around 10 a.m. and handing a note to the teller. The note demanded money and also indicated the suspect was armed with a gun, said Curran. After the teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled the bank on foot.

Curran said the suspect was described as a white adult in his early to mid-60s, between 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He has a thin build, about 130 to 150 pounds, with gray or salt and pepper colored hair that appeared to be combed straight back. Curran said the man was wearing a black leather zip-up jacket over a gray hooded-sweatshirt.

My Bridal Sale Event - February 12

Come to this one of a kind Bridal/Prom/Special Event Consignment  Sale and Vendor Fair. It's never been done before. It's called the My  Bridal Sale Event and Wedding Fair. People can shop or sell wedding,  prom, quinceanera, special event items. There will be savings of up to  75%.

There will also be a Wedding/Vendor fair that includes companies like  Bed Bath & Beyond, Safe Credit Union, Planners, Photographers, Dj's and  more. Other dresses and items for sale will be provided by several local  bridal shops such as House of Fashion, Dreamnette Bridal, and Enchanted  Bridal Shoppe.    

It's a great event with great savings on everything. Proceeds will  benefit the Sis. Carrie Sue Reading Scholarship Fund of the St. Paul  Baptist Church, Sacramento, which support early reading efforts for  children in the community.

Man in custody after stabbing aboard Greyhound bus

SACRAMENTO - Officials are investigating a stabbing that happened on a Greyhound bus Sunday afternoon.

Sacramento County sheriff's Lt. Rick Anglemoyer said the bus pulled over on westbound Interstate 80 near Madison Avenue because a woman was stabbed in the neck.

The bus pulled over and a man ran off the bus, but sheriff's deputies were able to take him in to custody in relation to the stabbing.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Anglemoyer said a few passengers had relatives pick them up, but most of the passengers stayed on the bus, which continued on to San Francisco.


Sunrise Festival Community Shopping Center continues to grow

Inter-Cal Real Estate’s Sunrise Festival community shopping center in Citrus Heights is growing again with the signing of a new lease for one of the hottest grocery retailers in the country, Sprouts Farmers Market. Sprouts expects to be open in early fall. This follows the recent opening of Panera Bread in the former Krispy Kreme store which has been very well received by the community. Along with the construction of the new Sprouts store, Sunrise Festival will begin façade renovations throughout the center.

Carmichael holds candlelight vigil for little Juliani's safe return; Juliani's mother attends

CARMICHAEL, CA - A community with no ties to the Juliani Cardenas case came together Friday night to show support for Juliani's mother Tabitha and to keep hope alive for Juliani's safe return.

"I am here to support Tabitha. She's been amazing through this whole thing," said Laura Collier.

Tabitha Cardenas -- who is 8 months pregnant -- has faith her son will return home safely.

They don't even know her personally, but dozens of people showed Juliani's mother an outpouring of love. Among those supporters---Laura Collier from Citrus Heights.

"I believe her instincts are right. we are going to find him and bring him home," said Collier.

Collier has been following this case from day one. "It's been touching me since he's been missing," she said.

Veronica Sukkawy organized the vigil... Miles from home and the search site.

Boys Hoops: Center 65, Foothill 57

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Center Cougars defeated Foothill 65-57 Thursday night to stretch their winning streak to 9-games and remain undefeated in the Pioneer Valley league.

The Cougars (15-6, 4-0) will host Bear River next Wednesday. The Mustangs (14-7, 2-2) will travel to Placer next week. The loss snaps a two game winning streak