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

CHP Looking for Answers in Hit-and-Run Crash in Tuolumne County That Killed Three — SONORA -- The California Highway Patrol is asking for help in solving a hit-and-run that killed three people in rural Tuolumne County. Officers believe the suspect vehicle may have been spotted by other drivers or surveillance in the area.

Fresenius Medical Care to provide renal care for Collaborative Health Systems ACOs - Nephrology News & Issues — Fresenius Medical Care will provide integrated health care management for patients with renal disease who are enrolled in seven Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (MSSP ACOs) operated by Collaborative Health Systems and physician partners, the dialysis provider announced October 26.

Cheers, Jeers, Laughter: Locals React to Final Presidential Debate — SACRAMENTO -- Millions across the country watched Wednesday night's debate, including many in Northern California. At Mango's in midtown Sacramento, Hillary Clinton supporters played a game while watching. "I got BINGO twice," said Victoria Scarvrough, a Clinton supporter who went out to Mango's Wednesday, getting Bingo spaces earned when one of the two candidates say words such as "Rigged."

CMS releases final rule on MACRA payment system - Nephrology News & Issues — After reviewing more than 4,000 comments, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final rule Oct. 14 for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, the Medicare payment system that replaces the sustainable growth rate formula for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists.

Brothers, Grandmother Killed in Triple Homicide Identified — SACRAMENTO -- Friends of the victims in a triple homicide, which happened near 8th and Broadway in Sacramento over the weekend, are sharing their stories. Two brothers and their grandmother were found dead inside their downtown Sacramento home. In classrooms at the Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps, classmates of 23-year-old Marquise Brown are remembering their friend.

Popular Rowing Event Canceled Due to Windy Conditions — WEST SACRAMENTO -- This weekend's storm has caused organizers to cancel the River City Rowing Club's 'Head of the Port Regatta.' The West Sacramento rowboat race was supposed to attract hundreds to compete from all over the state, but late Friday night, the decision was made to call it off.

Factors secreted by gut bacteria may help combat kidney stones - Nephrology News & Issues — Researchers have discovered that factors secreted by gut bacteria might help prevent or treat kidney stones, according to a study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Outreach program increases transplant referral rate in dialysis clinics - Nephrology News & Issues — An educational and outreach initiative boosted kidney transplant referrals and reduced racial disparities in such referrals An educational and outreach initiative boosted kidney transplant referrals and reduced racial disparities in such referrals in Georgia, the state with the lowest kidney transplantation rate and the highest proportion of African Americans with kidney failure, according to study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Medicare update causing rejected claims from dialysis providers - Nephrology News & Issues — An update to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) has led to an error code that rejects claims to dialysis providers. In a note to members earlier this week, the National Renal Administrators Association said CMS' effort to implement an Oct.

Verizon Closing Rancho Cordova Call Center in January — RANCHO CORDOVA -- Verizon Wireless has announced it will shut down its Rancho Cordova call center in January. With it, the region will lose a thousand local jobs. Rancho Cordova's City Council got the call Wednesday. "We were told that they would be relocating a thousand employees at that location," said Maria Kniestedt, a spokesperson for the City of Rancho Cordova.
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Oct 26, 2016

RT @RinaNakanoTV: Fire in #Westsac vacant home. Neighbors say they heard a boom, some transients. @WestSacFire says there was a fire…

Oct 26, 2016

After a mother kidnaps her baby in Sonoma Co., a grocery store clerk spots her in Sierra Co. The Amber Alert... 

Oct 25, 2016

RT @SonomaCAPatch: Possible Sighting Of Abducted Infant, Missing Mom Reported In Sierra County: Sheriff's Office 

Oct 22, 2016

RT @FOX40: Suspect Wanted in Sacramento Triple Homicide May Be in Reno 

Oct 22, 2016

Wednesday's report: what Sacramento Trump & Clinton supporters thought about the 3rd & final Presidential Debate. 

Oct 22, 2016

My ducks had a heartbreaking 2nd overtime loss tonight, but at least my father, a Cal Law Alumnus, was happy. #GoDucks #GoBears

Oct 19, 2016

Dozens of Clinton supporters have gathered at Mango's in midtown Sacramento to watch the debate, applauding her often. @FOX40

Oct 19, 2016

Those at a Hillary Clinton debate watch party given bingo cards with phrases said by the candidates.

Oct 19, 2016

I love this Sacramento area man's Halloween decorations! Probably how many Americans will be feeling during 3rd debate.

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