SACRAMENTO — A road rage incident shut down a busy Sacramento road as a man rammed a vehicle multiple times, CBS Sacramento reports. The man also jumped on the car and tore off parts during the incident Monday afternoon.
The driver can be seen on video ramming his SUV into another SUV and eventually pushing it into the roadway.
Police aren’t identifying the suspect yet, but say he appears to be a male Hispanic adult.
At the top of the ballot in California is the race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown, a term-limited Democrat. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a former mayor of San Francisco, placed first on Tuesday to secure a spot in the race. John Cox, a Republican businessman backed by President Trump, captured the other spot. Under California law, the top two primary finishers advance to the general election, regardless of party.
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A cop was shot and a woman was taken into custody after gunfire broke out near a California marathon Sunday, according to reports.
The woman, who is in her 50s but has not been identified, was allegedly firing an airsoft gun in the air and putting the weapon to her own head on the eighth floor of a parking garage at First Avenue and C Street, according to KSWB-TV.
Police fired several shots at her and missed, but one cop accidentally shot himself in the leg.
Pollsters are nervously awaiting California primary election results Tuesday after struggling with complications stemming fromthe state’s unique top-two primary system and the sheer size of the candidate fields this year.
With a 27-candidate governor’s race, a Senate contest featuring 32 names, and several crowded House primaries with national implications, California has been been hit by something close to a perfect polling storm — huge candidate fields in a highly diverse and hard-to-poll state that uses an unusual election format.
It’s been 50 years, but Juan Romero still hesitates before talking about that night in the narrow pantry of the Ambassador Hotel.
He was the immigrant busboy who was shaking Robert F. Kennedy’s hand when an assassin pumped three bullets into the dynastic politician shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968.
“I remember shaking his hand, and as soon as he let go, we heard those terrible popping sounds,” Romero told the Daily News as his easy conversation turned heavy and hushed.
“I turned to my left, and all I could see was a small group of people, maybe 10 feet away, just struggling, pushing, fighting, wrestling,” he said, describing the pandemonium after gunman Sirhan Sirhan opened fire in the Los Angeles hotel.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is not convinced that Sirhan Sirhan fired the shot that killed his father — and wants a new investigation.
Kennedy Jr., 64, made the shocking disclosure in a Washington Post interviewafter reviewing an autopsy and police reports, speaking with witnesses and spending three hours visiting the convicted assassin in the California prison where he’s serving a life sentence.
“I got to a place where I had to see Sirhan,’’ Kennedy Jr. said, refusing to disclose the specific matters the two men spoke about.
“I went [to the prison] because I was curious and disturbed by what I had seen in the evidence.
“I was disturbed that the wrong person might have been convicted of killing my father. My father was the chief law-enforcement officer in this country. I think it would have disturbed him if somebody was put in jail for a crime they didn’t commit.”
Woman killed in explosion is believed to be the owner of the business where the blast took place, according to authorities
LOS ANGELES — A deadly explosion at a Southern California office building is being investigated as a crime, and the woman killed is believed to be the owner of the business where the blast took place, according to authorities. The business operates as a day spa, said officials.
Speaking at a news conference Wednesday, FBI official Paul Delacourt said investigators do not believe the Tuesday afternoon blast in the city of Aliso Viejo was an accident.
“At this point, our working theory is that this explosion was caused by a device, and although the damage was extensive, there are some components that we have located at the scene that are inconsistent with what one might expect to find at this business,” said Delacourt, who joined officials with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in releasing new details on the investigation Wednesday.
(CNN) — A series of four temblors struck California in about 12 hours, two of them near the small town of Cabazon, according to the US Geological Survey.
Just before 5 a.m. (8 a.m. ET) Tuesday, two small earthquakes struck within minutes of each other, roughly 7 miles north of the Southern California city of 4,000. Cabazon is about 45 miles east of the Los Angeles suburb, Riverside.
The first quake was a 4.5 magnitude, while the second was a 3.2, the USGS reported.