kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Sacramento

Jarvell Smart falsely confessed to being an accomplice in a gang-related shooting when he was 15. Smart, now 24, remains in prison. (Sacramento County District Attorney / CBS)

NorCal Experts Say Juveniles More Likely To Falsely Confess To Crimes

A video obtained by KPIX 5 shows a Northern California teenager who was interrogated by authorities admitting to a crime he didn’t commit. Experts said teen suspects are more likely to give false confessions.

11/09/2013

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Bribery, Corruption And Political Etiquette In Sacramento

State capitol watchers think the allegations of bribery and corruption against State Senator Ron Calderon could be problematic for other Democrats in the Legislature in next year’s elections.

11/01/2013

Authorities surround a neighborhood in Roseville after three officers, including an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent, were shot on October 25, 2013. (CBS)

Immigration Agent Shot, 3 Officers Wounded Near Sacramento

A federal immigration officer was shot and three local police officers were wounded Friday during a violent confrontation with a suspect in a Sacramento suburb.

10/25/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Vetoes Sex Abuse Bill

California’s governor has vetoed a bill that would have allowed some sex abuse victims who are now barred by the statute of limitations to file lawsuits against private institutions who employed their abuser.

10/12/2013

School Bus

Sacramento Area School Buses To Use GPS Devices To Track Kids

School buses in two Sacramento area districts are going high-tech.

10/07/2013

brauer_tweet

California Democratic Party Official Resigns Over Offensive Tweet

CA Dem. party communications chair Allan Brauer tweeted Amanda Carpenter, a speechwriter for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, “May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.”

09/21/2013

murder generic crime, mystery, magnifying glass, chalk body

Sacramento Serial Killer’s Home Becomes Tourist Destination

The former home of Sacramento serial killer Dorothea Puente has become a tourist destination, with visitors touring the dining room where she drugged her victims and the yard where she buried them.

09/16/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments to appeal a federal court's ruling last year that the California state prison system would have to release 40,000 prisoners to cope with overcrowding so severe that it violated their human rights. More than 144,000 inmates are currently incarcerated in prisons that were designed to hold about 80,000. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: 3-Strikes Law And California’s Costly Prison System

Supporters of a California ballot measure that softened the nation’s toughest three-strikes law say some 1,000 prisoners have had their life terms significantly reduced and are out of prison.

09/10/2013

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Political Watchdog Group Warns Against ‘Gut & Amend’ Practice On Pending Bills

State lawmakers will take their annual recess in less than two weeks, at the end of the work day Sept. 13. And, with that date looming, the push was on in Sacramento to deal with hundreds of pending bills.

09/03/2013

Taylor Swift (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift Brings Tegan And Sara On Stage

Taylor Swift brings Tegan And Sara on stage to perform their hit song “Closer” in front of a sold out crowd…

08/21/2013

more

previous