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Former sheriff's lieutenant gets stiffer sentence than recommended

SACRAMENTO — A former Sacramento sheriff’s lieutenant was sentenced Tuesday to 52 months in federal prison. Mark Kessell, 51, of Sacramento, had previously pled guilty to one count of possessing child

Lassen Sacramento

Susanville man pleads guilty to producing sexually explicit images of niece

SACRAMENTO — A Susanville man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to two counts of the production and possession of child pornography. According to Assistant United States Attorney Laurel D. White,


Police hope sketch will lead to arrest in fatal shooting

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento police have released a sketch of one of the men believed responsible for the fatal shooting of a man inside his home Saturday night. Police responded to

Butte Sacramento

Magalia man accused of possessing child porn

SACRAMENTO — United States Attorney Lawrence G. Brown announced Thursday that a federal grand jury indicted Thomas Hart, 48, of Magalia, for possession of child pornography. According to Assistant United

Sacramento Sutter

Yuba City drug trafficker sentenced to 17.5 years in prison

SACRAMENTO — A methamphetamine and cocaine trafficker who plagued the Sutter County area for more than six months was sentenced Tuesday to more than 17 years in federal prison. Patrick

Sacramento San Joaquin

Stockton aid worker embezzled from own company

SACRAMENTO — A past employee of a Stockton aid organization serving parents on public assistance was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison for embezzling funds from her


Police investigating possible drug-related murder

SACRAMENTO — The Friday night killing of a 60-year-old Sacramento man inside his apartment may have been drug-related, police said Monday. Police responded to a disturbance call in the 2600


Police looking into South Sac homicide

SACRAMENTO — A south Sacramento business employee found what police believe to be the victim of a homicide upon arriving for work Wednesday morning. The 20-something male victim’s identity is


Molestation suspect may have had second victim

ELK GROVE — An Elk Grove man arrested last month for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old relative may have had at least one more underage victim, Elk Grove police announced today.


Man arrested in Elk Grove for child pornography

ELK GROVE — Elk Grove police arrested Bradley Dayley, 38 Wednesday for molesting a 12-year-old family member over a period of three years. Dayley was arrested at his residence in