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Sacramento CA
Reporter — Fox 40 Sacramento

Northern California Native, University of Oregon alumnus, now reporting for FOX40 News in Sacramento, California, by way of Las Vegas, NV & Bend, OR.

Air Quality in Sacramento Region Poor Due to Numerous Wildfires

fox40.com — SACRAMENTO - As wildfires cover California, air quality around the Sacramento Valley is poor. "There's a smokiness in the air," said Dirk Thompson, who was playing tennis at McKinley Park on Thursday. "The air is like a lot more, it's like harder to breathe, you know," said Kavon King, who was celebrating his 15th birthday at McKinley Park on Thursday.

Four Firefighters Injured Battling Lowell Fire

fox40.com — NEVADA COUNTY - Four firefighters were hurt while battling the Lowell Fire in Nevada County Sunday afternoon. The 1,500 acre blaze is burning north of Colfax in the Steep Hollow drainage, west of the town of Alta. A CalFire spokesperson said preliminary reports indicate the position the four firefighters were holding was overrun and their engine burned.
Jul 27, 2015

Here's a look at the Lowell Fire's progress on Sunday, and more on how 4 firefighters were injuried while trying... fb.me/6Ca6U2YR2

Life Vests Program Enforced at Sacramento Rivers

fox40.com — SACRAMENTO - This program has been around for a couple of years now, and it works similar to how this does at Discovery Park. If you need a loaner vest you can take one and bring it back at your own convenience. And the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department believes that this will save lives.
Jul 26, 2015

Sacramento Metro Fire District is lending out life vests in an effort to reduce the number of drownings in the... fb.me/44dmlnhYw

Longtime Sacramento Strip Club Closing

fox40.com — SACRAMENTO- After more than 20 years in business, a gentleman's club on in Old Foothill Farms will be closing its doors at the end of the month. City Limits Showgirls is the last of three topless bars on Auburn Boulevard which were forced to close due to county re-zoning.
Jul 21, 2015

Tough assignment Monday, covered a long time Sacramento gentleman's club closing its doors. Do you feel removing... fb.me/3TRZyoffi

Fire Crews Searching for Body of Swimmer in American River

fox40.com — FOLSOM -- Sacramento Metro Fires are in recovery mode after a man swimming went under in the American River. Firefighters say four friends were swimming when a 22-year-old man disappeared. Divers a...
Jul 17, 2015

A 22-year-old male is believed to have drowned at Lake Natoma Thursday afternoon, kicking off an hours long... fb.me/8aJ33YjaU

Matthew Muller Attempted Similar Kidnapping in Dublin

fox40.com — VALLEJO - The FBI said it got a break in the Vallejo case when Matthew Muller allegedly tried a similar kidnapping attempt in Dublin, but failed to take anyone hostage. The Dublin Police Department said it originally got the call on June 5th of a home invasion in a hill community in the Northeastern part of town.
Jul 14, 2015

Here's more on the Dublin case which led police to Matthew Muller, now accused of multiple home invasions around... fb.me/7uGN5MY5r

Remembering Discovery Park Drowning Victim

fox40.com — SACRAMENTO - Friends and co-workers are remembering a mother who drowned in the Sacramento River on Monday. Twenty-seven-year-old Aasha Sharma Poudel was swimming near Discovery Park when strong currents swept her underwater. "There has to be some sort of closure for us, I don't even know if this will do it," one co-worker said of Poudel.
Jul 14, 2015

On Friday, dozens gathered to remember a woman who drown at Discovery Park last week. fb.me/7mql5Hi1K

Fans Packed Into Local Bars to Watch the World Cup

fox40.com — SACRAMENTO - Hundreds of soccer fans packed into Sacramento's Midtown to watch the Women's World Cup Final game at different bars. "We're here to support Julie Johnston," said Mary Werling, who came to deVere's on Sunday with the University of Santa Clara Sacramento alumni association.
Jul 06, 2015

With the Women's US Soccer Team victory, it was a big day for Soccer fans and Sacramento's Midtown Bars alike. fb.me/3QSbwTWkE

Fireworks Bring Up Bad Memories for Veterans

fox40.com — SACRAMENTO - For many veterans, the Fourth of July is a difficult time. Often, neighborhood fireworks will bring back painful memories, triggering post-traumatic stress disorder. However one group is trying to raise awareness by sending out free signs to combat veterans. Some veterans said it helps to know when the fireworks are coming, rather than being surprised by them.
Jul 05, 2015

While covering how fireworks bring up bad memories for veterans suffering from PTSD last night, we witnessed miss... fb.me/3gOXADeHx

Fire Destroys Wilton Home, Crews Trying to Control it

fox40.com — WILTON - A large house caught fire early this evening in Wilton, a town South East of Elk Grove. According to fire fighters, the fire started out as a barbeque fire. The homeowner's son tells FOX40 that this was a million dollar home and that hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of antiques were inside at the house.
Jul 04, 2015

Fire during the drought can be tough, this home is a complete loss because a nearby ground well had no pressure... fb.me/6HOzUNeVa

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Jul 27, 2015

Here's a look at the Lowell Fire's progress on Sunday, and more on how 4 firefighters were injuried while trying... fb.me/6Ca6U2YR2

Jul 27, 2015

The Browning Fire in Elverta destroyed at least one home and several vehicles. The Sacramento Metro Fire District... fb.me/1QrcPjbzA

Jul 27, 2015

Our TV camera may or may not have captured the #LowellFire 's glow at 10pm, but my iPhone certainly captured it! pic.twitter.com/qU9DoWsrrS

Jul 27, 2015

Cal Fire says it has activated one of its Serious Accident Review Teams to review how 4 firefighters were injured #LowellFire

Jul 27, 2015

But a CalFire spokesperson says the remaining U.S. Forest Service firefighter who was injured is staying in hospital w serious burn injuries

Jul 27, 2015

Good news! 2 CAL FIRE personnel and 1 of the U.S. Forest Service firefighters injuries today are likely to be treated & released tonight.

Jul 27, 2015

RT @IAmSteph_1: @DougJohnsonFX40 will have the very latest on the Lowell Fire from Placer County tonight at 10 on @FOX40

Jul 27, 2015

The Lowell Fire's glow can be seen for miles tonight. Aircraft are done for the day but ground crews continue battle pic.twitter.com/8gS3C5BV8B

Jul 26, 2015

Seeing a couple of planes drop retardant on Lowell Fire. pic.twitter.com/S2JgiVeiPg

Jul 26, 2015

The U.S. Nat'l Weather Service Sacramento says #LowellFire can be seen from space. pic.twitter.com/mlYgxWJJVJ

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