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Man killed in West Sacramento Amtrak train accident


A man died in West Sacramento after they were hit by an Amtrak train on Saturday morning.

Police said that a westbound Amtrak train had just left the Sacramento station when it hit the victim around 11 a.m. on the tracks in the 2700 block of Rice Avenue.

The Amtrak conductor honked the train's horn several times and attempted to stop, but police said the conductor did not get a response from the victim who was struck and killed.

All train traffic in the area has been stopped while police and the Union Pacific Railroad investigate the incident.


West Sacramento homeowner fights off burglar


A West Sacramento homeowner was treated for minor injuries after fighting off an alleged burglar early Tuesday morning.

Police said the owner confronted a 19-year-old man in his backyard around 3:30 a.m. on Alder Way. The suspect hit the owner over the head with a pipe, but the homeowner was able to fight off the suspect until the police arrived.

The suspect was taken to the U.C. Davis Medical Center to be treated for injuries that resulted from the fight with the homeowner and was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.


Fallen officers honored by Donate Life California


Families of fallen California law enforcement officers were honored Friday at the Donate Life Rose Dedication Ceremony.

Donate Like California CEO Charlene Zettel said, "All officers who have dedicated their lives to ensure our safety are heroes for their service and sacrifice. Many also become donor heroes when they become organ, eye and tissue donors."

One of the officers remembered today was CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, He died in the line of duty in September 12, but as an organ donor, Donate Life says he saved four lives and helped dozens more as a tissue donor.

"When he died, I knew he wanted to be an organ and tissue donor. He was a servant and felt that if his body could be of use to others when it was no longer useful to him, then he would be happy to serve," said Karen Youngstrom Simmons, Officer Youngstrom's widow.

Police recover human remains in West Sacramento


The West Sacramento Police Department has found two human skulls and bones a construction site near Bayside Road and Blue Rock Street.

Sgt. Roger Kinney of the department said they received a tip Tuesday night but at the time it was too dark to find anything. This morning Kinney said they resumed the search and found the remains, officers are on the scene at this time

According to the Yolo County Coroner's Department, the remains are older, possibly Native American Indian. Kinney said that the construction has been halted for the time being. 

This story is developing. Please return to this page for the latest information.


15 treated for hazardous materials exposure in Galt


UPDATE 7:30 a.m.: The facility is located in Galt. Original reports stated that it was in West Sacramento.

Original story:

Fifteen people were being treated Friday morning for minor health issues in what was described as a hazardous materials situation in Galt, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said.

The people are experiencing scratchy throats and coughing, fire officials said. They were in a facility at Enterprise and Industrial boulevards in Galt. The nature of the facility was not immediately available.

This is a developing story. Reload this post on ABC10.com today for the latest.


Music and art take over West Sacramento


Music, art and food have taken over the banks of the Sacramento River for the TBD Fest.

The music festival is in its second year at the location next to Raley Field and a spokesman said they've had an uptick in sales.

"We're a little larger in our scope of size, so I think the response has been really positive and it's so great to see local acts like the Sacramento ballet and these premiere local chefs coming out who are participating," said Patrick Harbison, a festival spokesman.

A new feature this year is the interactive art scattered around the lot.