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Police make arrest in Vacaville High School student's murder


Vacaville police arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a Vacaville High School student Thursday.

Alijondro Edward Jones, 20, was taken into custody during his scheduled visit at the Solano County Probation Office in Fairfield, Lt. Matt Lydon said.

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At-risk woman from Fairfield missing 3 days


A Fairfield woman police described as having mental health issues has been missing since Saturday night.

Nicole Armour, 29, was last seen at her home on the 200 block of Concord Avenue, according to police. It's thought she is not getting medication for her illnesses.

Armour was described as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 166 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

When Armour was last seen, she had on a black and purple shirt, blue jeans and pink over black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about Armour was urged to contact the Fairfield Police Department at (707) 428-7300.


Mom of Dixon teen killed by train says she was bullied


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The mother of a teenager who was struck by an AMTRAK train in Dixon said her daughter took her own life as a result of depression and bullying.

Evalina Hernandez was 16 years old and her mom said she had tried to harm herself in the past.

"I'm so sad that nothing worked out for us," Evalina's mother, Gina Hernandez said. "That no medication, no doctors could help her. Not all of our prayers and love."

Hernandez said she called police right away when her daughter left her house Saturday. As she was talking to an officer, he had to leave to respond to a call.

Train strikes pedestrian south of Davis


An Amtrak train struck a person on railroad tracks Saturday night in Solano County, Amtrak said.

The victim's identity was not immediately available. Amtrak said the victim was struck at 9:19 p.m. about eight miles south of Davis.

None of the 33 passengers on the train nor the train's crew were injured, Amtrak said. Three trains were delayed.

The victim's death remains under investigation.


Released Broncos practice player arrested


KUSA - Police arrested a former member of the Broncos practice squad for beating up a cab driver.

John Boyett was arrested Tuesday night in Greenwood Village on suspicion of third-degree assault, theft and harassment. The Denver Broncos released Boyett Thursday.

According to an arrest affidavit, police were called to the Sports Back bar after a drunk Boyett threatened to "punch the bartender in the face." He was ordered to leave and put into a cab.

Thirty minutes later, the cab driver called police to the 9700 block of East Arapahoe Road. The driver told police that Boyett grabbed him while the car was moving and punched him in the face.

When the cab driver pulled over, Boyett took off, but he later returned and threw a shovel at the driver, according to the affidavit. The shovel did not hit the driver.

New grant aims to build global food security through produce research

New grant aims to build global food security through produce research

A new $18.75 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development will boost international fruit and vegetable research led by the University of California, Davis.

The award extends for five more years a research program established at UC Davis in 2009 as the Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program. Recently, the program was renamed the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Horticulture... Read More

Fairfield boy credited with coming to aid of dog attack victim


An 11-year-old Fairfield boy who kept his wits about him when he a woman screaming over and over for help is being commended by police.

Jonathan Garcia was home on Sept. 20 when he heard the frantic pleas and a dog barking, according to Fairfield police Watch Commander Rob Lenke. The boy called 911 and calmly gave the dispatcher his address and described what he was hearing and where.

Dispatch Supervisor Wendy Reynoso sent fire emergency responders and police to the location Jonathan gave. They found an elderly woman nearby who had been severely bitten on the arm by a dog. Lenke said officers determined the dog had broken through a neighbor's fence and attacked the woman in her yard.