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Teen running across Roseville road hit by car

ROSEVILLE, CA - A teenage boy is in the hospital after he was hit by a car when he tried to run across a street in north Roseville Friday evening.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. on Washington Boulevard, between Industrial Avenue and Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville police Lt. Maria Richardson said.

Three teens were waiting to cross Washington Boulevard, when a 13-year-old boy decided to run across; the two others decided to stay back.

Richardson said a car heading east on Washington Boulevard hit the boy. The boy was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

The driver stopped after the crash; alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash, Richardson said.

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Granite Bay High heads to football championships

GRANITE BAY, CA - Cheerleaders, faculty and parents at Granite Bay High School got up early Thursday morning to see the football team off as they head to Southern California for the Division I State Bowl Championship.

Granite Bay has won back to back section titles, but this is their first time going to the State Bowl Championship game. The team beat Elk Grove in the section title game and Saint Ignatius out of San Francisco in the Northern California finals in order to get to the bowl game.

Granite Bay will take on Long Beach Poly at 8 p.m. on Friday in Carson, Calif.

Man sexually assaults woman on Antelope school campus

ANTELOPE, CA - A police drawing of a man who sexually assaulted a young woman on an Antelope school campus last month has been released by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department in the hope someone will recognize the individual and contact them.

The attack took place on Nov. 25 at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the campus of Olive Grove Elementary School on the 7900 block of Firestone Way. Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos said the 19-year-old woman was approached by the man, had a short conversation with him and then the two went their separate ways.

However, as the woman walked around the school campus, the same man came up to her again, grabbed her and raped her, Ramos said. The man then ran away.

The assailant was described as black, in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall with a medium build. He had a thin moustache and beard. At the time, he wore a gray sweatshirt with a hood.

Roseville photographer suspected of secretly videotaping underage girls

ROSEVILLE, CA - A Roseville photographer has been charged with possession of obscene matter involving a person under the age of 18, according to the Roseville Police Department.

Officer Dee Dee Gunther said detectives began investigating 30-year-old Ronald Roy Buchanan Jr. in late November when an underage girl and her parents contacted the police department about their suspicion Buchanan had secretly videotaped the girl while she was changing clothes in a bathroom during a photo shoot. They also accused Buchanan of making inappropriate comments, Gunther said.

Based on the police investigation, Buchanan's line of work and that he has been a local club volleyball coach, Gunther said detectives think there could be other girls the suspect took pictures of without their knowledge while they were undressing.

Buchanan was booked into Placer County Jail on $250,000 bail.

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Rum Raisin Shortbread Cookies

Rum Raisin Shortbread Cookies

By Janelle Maiocco with www.talkoftomatoes.com

My father used to eat, or rather devour, a rum raisin bread pudding that his mother made. When I came across this particular cookie, it spoke of his favorite flavors all folded together with a bit of butter. Who was I not to make it? I am not a hard sell when it comes to new recipes, and this one I adopted from the June 2007 Martha Stewart cookie of the month. The biggest difference? Mine has more rummy raisins and much larger pinches of orange zest. I am by no means a skimper.

So I made it. Actually, I made two ‘logs’ of cookies which for me is an inroads to another make-ahead treat. One log I sliced according to directions, and the other waited in the fridge a few days so I could slice and slide it onto a platter at just the right moment.

Even better? You can make a log to eat, and freeze one for later.

My Favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipe

My Favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Hi dessert lovers! Melissa with Best Friends For Frosting here. Today I am sharing my homemade pumpkin pie recipe.  You can access it from QVC's website here.

 

Holiday Appetizer: Parmesan Panko Potato Balls

Holiday Appetizer: Parmesan Panko Potato Balls

Elegant and savory, this potato appetizer was created just for the holidays… but you’ll want to serve it all year long. Parmesan-Panko Crusted Mini Potatoes are so simple to make, bake and serve! Happy Holidays!

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Parmesan Panko Potato Balls

Prep time:  30 minutes
Cook time: 35 to 40 minutes

2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs

2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon Italian Herb Seasoning

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt

1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/2 cup flour

2 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 lbs. very small yellow potatoes

Olive oil cooking spray

Warm marinara sauce or pesto

Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with foil. Stir together bread crumbs, cheese, herbs, salt and pepper in a small bowl.