Jan 072014

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 7, 2013 j– By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor   A man apparently walking on the freeway in West Sacramento early this morning was struck and killed. The accident caused extended lane closures and traffic delays.   According to the California Highway Patrol incident log, a witness reported at 6:02 a.m. that there […]

Jul 192012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 18, 2012 — By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor After the report of automatic weapons fire nearby, local police asked for, but didn’t get, temporary closure of the Yolo Bypass over the weekend, said a CHP spokesperson. At about 3:23 p.m. Saturday, dispatchers received a report of a “possibly active shooter […]

May 052012

NEWS-LEDGER EDITORIAL, published April 25, 2012 Friday’s (April 20) crime drama caught the region’s attention. Apparently, a lone gunman shot at West Sacramento citizens and police, rammed a patrol car, caused at least one other car crash. He carjacked several vehicles, beat up a birdwatcher, and eventually was cornered in a Sacramento apartment, where he […]

Apr 202012

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE UPDATE: 12:35 P.M.:  Authorities are reopening the Yolo Causeway at this time, although it isn’t known how quickly traffic will return to normal as thousands of trapped motorists begin filtering through in both directions. The second vehicle hijacked by the gunman was found in the Arden Arcade area of Sacramento, and he was […]