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France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage sites as the centennial remembrance of the 1914-1918 war nears... Read More

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

3 injured in crash with K-9 officer's car

A police officer and his K-9 were part of a serious crash that injured three people along Highway 20 in Nevada City Monday morning. The officer had just made a traffic stop just after 6 a.m., and was in his patrol car checking the driver's license. A Chrysler sedan approached the patrol car and the driver, for unknown reasons, allowed the car to drift onto the shoulder and hit the back of the patrol car.

Witnesses told CHP investigators the sedan was going about 50 mph at the time of the crash, and allegedly did not try to slow down. The impact of the crash pushed the patrol car into the original car pulled over. The sedan spun around across the road, hit a light post and overturned.  

Three pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop

An Auburn man was arrested Saturday morning after police said they found approximately three pounds of marijuana in the truck he was driving.

Hilton Kuykendall, 32, was booked into the Placer County Jail on charges of transportation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and probation violation, Auburn police said. Bail was set at $65,000.

Police said Kuykendall was driving a Ford F-150 that was stopped for a vehicle code violation at 11:55 a.m. Saturday on Highway 49 at Fulweiler Avenue. A police press release did not include details about the code violation.

Officers found that Kuykendall was on probation and searched the truck. Police said that during the search, they found the marijuana packed in several different containers.


Police: Naked man steals purse, chased through neighborhood

A naked man gave one community in Auburn quite a scare on Christmas night. Around 8 p.m., the nude man reportedly entered a home near Lantern View Drive. He was being chased down the street by the homeowner's boyfriend, when another homeowner saw him standing near their back door.

William Jessup University Introduces First Online Degree Program

William Jessup University Introduces First Online Degree Program

ROCKLIN, CA. – William Jessup University, the Sacramento region’s only residential four-year private university, announced today it will be offering a new Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) program with a concentration in Christian Ministry.

The customizable program, the university's first graduate level degree program offered fully online, allows students to tailor their education curriculum to meet their specific career goals and areas of interest, while also balancing biblical, professional, and personal development objectives.

The Christian ministry concentration addresses the need for ministry-specific leadership training, equipping leaders with a unique spiritual formation curriculum, adaptable to church or society and applicable to real-life experiences.

The program requires 36 units of coursework and is attractive to faith leaders with busy schedules who seek an affordable and flexible program.

Police investigate burned body found in Auburn park

Police are investigating a homicide after the body of a man was found in an Auburn park.

At around 6 a.m. a parks service employee found the body of a man burned in the parking lot of Hidden Falls Regional Park.

Police are treating the incident as a homicide. No other information has been released at this time.

This is a developing story. Refresh for more details as they come in.