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49ers legend to host viewing party in Rocklin

49ers legend to host viewing party in Rocklin

SACRAMENTO, CA - Four-time Super Bowl Champion Jesse Sapolu, who spent all 15 seasons of his illustrious NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers, hopes to bring his former team some luck by watching Sunday's NFC Championship at his old stomping grounds in nearby Rocklin.

The former resident of Rocklin will host a viewing party of the NFC Championship along with former Niners teammate Eric Wright at Strikes Unlimited in Rocklin on Sunday.

The Atlanta Falcons host the 49ers beginning at noon and the party will be held inside the Halftime Bar and Grill.

"I'm here to watch the game and entertain the Niner Empire," Sapolu told News10 after arriving from Los Angeles at the Sacramento International Airport. "These are great days to be a 49er fan again and it brings back old memories, and it's about time to go for our sixth (championship). "

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Galt police officer funeral plans announced

ROSEVILLE, CA - Services for Galt police Officer Kevin Tonn, who was killed on the job last Tuesday, will be held Monday, Jan. 21.

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The funeral at Adventure Christian Church, 6401 Stanford Ranch Road, Roseville, begins at 11 a.m. The public is invited.

A large turn-out is expected as Tonn not only was a police officer but had been a firefighter and served in the military. He went to Roseville High School.

Follwing the service, Tonn will be buried at East Lawn Memorial Park on Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights. There will be a reception at the Citrus Heights Community Center. 

Planners say traffic on Stanford Ranch Road and Greenback Lane will likely be heavily impacted.

Man gets life sentences for murders of ex-girlfriend's parents

SUTTER COUNTY, CA - A young man was sentenced Friday to two consecutive life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to killing the parents of his former girlfriend in 2010.

Joseph Simlick also waived his right to appeal the sentence, according to the Sutter County District Attorney's Office.

Simlick killed Jack and Sue Martin, both 46, at their home in the community of Sutter on July 30, 2010. He then set their home on fire.

At the time, relatives of the victims told investigators Simlick and the Martins' daughter, his girlfriend, had broken up and there were tensions with her parents.

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Ex-Rocklin Jr. Thunder president accused of embezzlement

ROCKLIN, CA - A woman who ran a Rocklin youth sports organization was arrested Thursday on allegations she stole more than $20,000 from the group.

Stephanie Ann Abercrombie, 41, was booked into Placer County Jail on suspicion of embezzlement, burglary and forgery, said Rocklin police. Lt. Lon Milka.

Abercrombie was president of the Rocklin Junior Thunder Football and Cheer Association. Milka said police were tipped off to Abercrombie's alleged theft of funds on Dec. 5 and they investigated.

The funds were allegedly stolen from the Rocklin Junior Thunder football program.

Abercrombie's bail was set at $10,000.

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Teacher from Granite Bay facing student sex allegations

GRANITE BAY, CA - A teacher from Granite Bay has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a former student who is underage.

Jennifer Lynn Woods, 35, was arrested and booked into custody Thursday, Jan. 10, for underage sex and oral copulation with a minor, said Placer County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Dena Erwin.

The sheriff's department made the arrest following information received from the Placer County Department of Education that Woods was alleged to have been seeing the 17-year-old boy for a year when he was 16 and 17 years old. He was one of her students two years ago.

Woods posted $100,000 bail and was released.

Erwin said the student transferred to another school.

Kiwanis Key Club Members Work To Protect Peers

Kiwanis Key Club Members Work To Protect Peers

 

 

Youth Groups Help Produce National Child Abuse Prevention Month Program

“It’s such a special experience to come together as a club and be making things happen for kids who are not as fortunate as we are”explains 17 year old Austen Alsey, a senior at Bella Vista High School who is hard at work on National Child Abuse Prevention Month activities along with many other Kiwanis International Key Club members.

Mobalizing America Quilt Unveiled During Opening Ceremonies

Mobalizing America Quilt Unveiled During Opening Ceremonies

Artful Tribute to Young Crime Victims Set To Travel Cross Country

Guests attending the 50 state National Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign Opening ceremonies in Sacramento, CA. will be amongst the first to lay eyes on the Army of Angels Mobilizing America Quilt Project, an artful tribute to young crime victims and their family members. The 9 plus panel captivating collage of children who have suffered at the hands of abusers has been created to help compel more Americans to become involved in protecting our youngest and most vulnerable citizens.