Caltrans Offers $25K Prize For Best Solution To California’s Traffic Woes

Worsening traffic for California commuters has prompted Caltrans to offer a cash prize to anyone who can find the best solution.

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Anthony Sadler lands at Sacramento International Airport on August 25, 2015. Sadler is among a group of Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a train to Paris. (CBS)

Sacramento State Creates Scholarship Fund For Student Who Thwarted France Train Attack

The fund will benefit 23-year-old Anthony Sadler, a senior who is studying kinesiology. Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen said it is in response to numerous requests from people who want to recognize Sadler’s courage.


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Mystery Behind Creepy ‘Free Candy’ Van Driving Around Sacramento Solved

The neighborhood kids were thrilled and curious. But their parents? Not so much.


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$10M Of California Tax Donations Lost In Bureaucracy; Left Unspent On Education, Seniors & Cancer Research

Every year when they do their taxes, Californians donate millions for charitable causes, but nearly $10 million of that money sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year and some of the funding never reaches its intended target, according to a review by The Associated Press.


FOLSOM, CA - JANUARY 28:  The Rainbow Bridge crosses the American River in the downtown Historic District as viewed on January 28, 2015 in Folsom, California. Located just east of Sacramento, this city of 78,000 people is home to Folsom Prison, Intel, and Folsom Lake State Recreational Park. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Drought May Be Responsible For Rise In Sacramento, American River Deaths

More people are drowning in two of Sacramento’s rivers, and the drought may be partially responsible.


Anthony Sadler lands at Sacramento International Airport on August 25, 2015. Sadler is among a group of Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a train to Paris. (CBS)

Sacramento Man Who Helped Stop France Terror Attack Returns To US

A relaxed Anthony Sadler, 23, walked off a commercial plane at Sacramento International Airport accompanied by his parents.


US-France Ambassador, Jane Hartley (3L) and honorees attend a reception at Elysee Palace on August 24, 2015 in Paris, France. Spencer Stone (2R), Anthony Sadler (C) and Alek Skarlatos (2L) were being awarded the Legion d'Honneur after overpowering a gunman on board a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)

Heroes Who Foiled France Terror Attack Ponder Life After Instant Fame

So what do you do when a trip on a high-speed train in Europe suddenly turns you and your buddies into international heroes?


A potential hybrid car buyer test drives a Toyota Prius in San Francisco. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

California Rebates For Hybrid, Electric Cars Restricted After Plan Criticized As Taxpayer Handout To The Wealthy

State lawmakers and air quality officials are restricting rebates on hybrid and electric cars because they have been claimed by hundreds of Californians who make $500,000 or more.


Police arive to inspect the crime scene inside a Thalys train of French national railway operator SNCF at the main train station in Arras, northern France, on August 21, 2015. A gunman opened fire on a train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, injuring three people before being overpowered by passengers, French state rail company SNCF and rescue services said. Two of the victims were seriously injured and at least one suffered gunshot wounds, an SNCF spokesman said, adding that the assailant was armed with guns and knives. The motives behind the attack were not immediately known. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Sacramento Men Among 3 Americans Who Took Down Gunman On Paris-Bound Train

One serves in the Air Force, another recently served in Afghanistan in the National Guard, another is studying physical therapy in Sacramento — and all three Americans are being hailed as heroes for tackling and disarming a gunman they happened to encounter on a high-speed Amsterdam-Paris train.


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Sacramento Residents Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Buy Car With Dead Person’s ID At Vacaville Dealership

Police arrested two Sacramento residents at a car dealership in Vacaville Saturday when they allegedly tried to purchase a car using a dead person’s identification.