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Prairie City Rd. in Folsom closed for oil spill cleanup

A stretch of Prairie City Road in Folsom is closed for removing an oil spill on the road and in a ditch.

The spill came from a 55-gallon barrel that fell off a truck.

Sacramento Metro Fire District's HAZMAT unit responded because the barrel had hazardous material and used oil materials warning labels on it, Capt. Chad Wilson with the Folsom Fire Department said.

HAZMAT determined the liquid was used motor oil, according to Wilson.

Prairie City Road between Highway 50 and White Rock was expected to be closed until approximately 1:30 p.m.

The situation was reported to authorities about 9:45 a.m.

Folsom school investigates after student ate possible pot brownie

FOLSOM – Folsom High School parents were notified on Wednesday that a student was sent to the hospital after eating a possible marijuana brownie.

"It has been reported that this student may have suffered adverse reactions after eating a brownie that contained illegal drugs," school Principal Kathryn Allaman said a letter to parents.

Allaman said in the statement the girl is expected to be okay.

Folsom-Cordova Unified School District spokesperson Daniel Thigpen said the school and police are now investigating the possibility that another student gave the brownie to the girl.

Thigpen said they believe this is an isolated incident, and no other students reported feeling ill. He added the district is committed to having a safe campus, and it will not tolerate any kind of illegal substances.

Teen arrested after making remarks to shoot up Orangevale middle school

A teen was arrested following reports of a potential threat of a school shooting at a middle school in Orangevale, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Lisa Bowman said.

On Wednesday afternoon, Sacramento sheriff safe schools officers, who worked in connection with the San Juan Unified School District, received information of a potential threat of a shooting at Louis Pasteur Middle School.

The comments were allegedly made from a male student, Bowman said.

After interviewing students who overheard the suspect make remarks of a shooting at the school and evading police, safe school officers and sheriff deputies identified the student and contacted him at his residence.

The teen was arrested and transported to Sacramento County Juvenile Detention Center for a felony charge of criminal threats, according to Bowman.

Man arrested in early Sunday morning shooting in Folsom

A man was arrested in connection to an early Sunday morning shooting that happened in Folsom, according to Folsom Police Department's spokesperson Andrew Bates.

Frank Vincent Sierras, 24, of El Doeado Hills was booked into the Sacramento County Jail for attempted murder. He is being held in lieu of a $1 million dollar bail according to Bates.

At 12:45 a.m. Folsom police received reports of a person shot in the 600 block of Sutter Street. When officers arrived they found a 30-year-old man who had been shot at the entrance to a business.

Witnesses told police that an argument between the man and the suspect had occurred before the victim was shot according to Bates. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and was listed in critical condition.

Throughout the day investigators served multiple search warrants until they found Sierras.

Folsom Lake is 102% of average

Folsom Lake is now 102 percent of the historical average for this time of year, according to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR).

I had some concerns this might be due in part to snow melt so I did some checking.

DWR Reservoir Coordinated Operations Section Chief Boone Lek told me the models they run to calculate snow melt and inflow are not showing a significant amount of water coming from snow melting.

Even with the record setting warmth in the Sierra, it appears the snow pack is staying in place. Lek said there are a couple of reasons the warm temperatures aren't quickly melting the snow. First, he said "the density of the current snowpack is not primed for snowmelt." Second, the sun angle at this time of year is still fairly low and doesn't create a suitable environment for melting.

Former Fox40 reporter Sabrina Rodriguez sentenced in theft case

Former Fox40 reporter Sabrina Rodriguez pleaded no contest Friday to a misdemeanor grand theft charge for her role in the March 2013 theft of ten wallets from the Coach outlet store in Folsom.

She entered the plea in Sacramento Superior Court to avoid a trial on three felony charges.

Rodriguez was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail but is expected to serve only half that time in home detention. She will also participate in three public speaking engagements as community service and pay $2,484 in restitution to the Coach store.

Shortly after the sentencing, Rodriguez proclaimed her innocence in an interview with News10. She said she only accepted the plea deal to avoid risking prison time if a jury refused to believe that she had nothing to do with the planning and execution of the crime.

Muslim prison guard sues state for religious harassment

A California Muslim man is suing his employer, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for workplace harassment because of his race and religion.

Elsiddig Elhindi is a legal California resident who fled the violence of Sudan when he was 19. He began working for CDRC in 2002. Just into his third shift at California State Prison in Sacramento, he claims his co-workers and supervisors began to bully him about his accent and skin color. When coworkers learned that Elhindi was a practicing Muslim and performed daily prayers, the reported harassment worsened. When Elhindi reported the harassment to his supervisors, they told him his coworkers were just blowing off steam and he should retire if he had a problem.