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Roseville newborn first baby of new year


A little boy was the first baby born in the Sacramento region in 2015.

Justin Casado made his entrance at 12:02 a.m. at Kaiser Roseville Medical Center.

He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 and 3/4 inches long.

He joins mom and dad Marissa and Jorge and big brother and sister Matthew and Mia.

All are doing well!

Police: Roseville man accused of stalking women

Roseville police arrested a local man for allegedly stalking women as they jogged.

Reports of a man slowly following, making u-turns and staring at the women while in an older model white car came in from neighborhoods near Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard and Baseline Road, and on Reserve Drive/Diamond Oaks Road, police spokesperson Dee Dee Gunther said. Some of the women were so unnerved by the man they hid or called a relative to pick them up, they told police.

Based on descriptions provided by the women, officers identified a suspect and picked up 22-year-old Logan Dale Fagre on Sunday morning after a woman jogging in a west Roseville neighborhood noticed a man following her and called police, Gunther said. Responding officers found Fagre in his car near Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Foothills Boulevard.

Roseville area high school students accused of hate crime

ROSEVILLE (AP) - A group of Roseville area high school students is suspected of a hate crime after they allegedly spread cotton balls on the front lawn of an African-American classmate's home.

The Sacramento Bee reported Friday that 13 students at Oakmont High School have been referred to juvenile court for last month's incident. The newspaper says cotton balls used this way evoke images of slavery, upsetting the student's family.

Roseville police spokesperson Dee Dee Gunther said the students each face a misdemeanor charge.

Brad Basham of the Roseville Joint Union High School District said the school is planning community meetings to discuss racial issues.

Oakmont junior Nicole Herrera, who wasn't among the 13 students, said it was a joke and not meant to be racist.

Family hopes to raise awareness during holiday about spice after son's death


On the 4th of July, 19-year-old Connor Eckhardt was at the beach with his parents and two sisters. Ten days later, Connor was brain dead and about to be taken off life support.

His sudden death was caused by one hit off a spice cigarette.

Spice and K2 are just different names for synthetic marijuana, which is made up of ground cannabis that is laced with chemicals -- those chemicals can be deadly. And the deadly drug is easily available at convenience stores and gas stations.

Placer County Courthouse in Roseville evacuated over bomb threat

Placer County Courthouse in Roseville was briefly evacuated Monday morning due to a bomb threat, Roseville police said.

At 8:25 a.m. Lincoln police advised Placer County Sheriff's Office that a man had called them and said there was a bomb at the Santucci Justice Center, according to Lieutenant Walsh from the court's security. The court was evacuated as a precaution.

Placer County Sheriff deputies cleared the court house for 45 minutes as they searched the building. They didn't find anything and allowed people to come back in, said Walsh. Placer County Sheriff's Office is investigating who made the call.

Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Sacramento and Roseville earn prestigious cancer care accreditation

Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Sacramento and Roseville earn prestigious cancer care accreditation

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted Three-Year Accreditation with commendation to the cancer programs at the Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Sacramento and Roseville.

The medical centers have been designated as Comprehensive Community Cancer Programs by The Commission on Cancer (CoC).

To earn voluntary (CoC) accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey. 

Pedestrian fatally struck by light rail in Roseville

A pedestrian was killed after they were struck by a freight train said Metro Fire spokeswoman Michelle Eidam.

The accident happened near I-80 and Watt Avenue said Eidam.

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