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Documentary Leads to 100-pound Weightloss in 1 year

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After one year, Kurtz was 100 pounds lighter and could fit into one pant leg of his former jeans. His health insurance rates also went down three times as he got healthier.
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Having to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight was one of Benji Kurtz’s biggest life humiliations.

He also couldn’t shop at popular clothing stores — the clothing wasn’t large enough. When he…

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Firefighters Gain Ground on Sand Fire, Some Evacuations Lifted

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Evacuees wake up at Ponderosa High School after spending a night away from home because of the Sand Fire.

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Firefighters are gaining ground fighting the Sand Fire in Amador County. It is now 65% contained, and forward progress has slowed.

The fire forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes over the weekend, late Monday morning some of them were allowed back in to their…

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Parents Charged in 3-month-old’s Death

Parents Charged in 3-month-old’s Death

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A man and woman are booked at the Sacramento County Jail, charged with felony child endangerment and abuse after their infant died from significant injuries.

A coroner’s report indicates Tyrese Smith was 3 months and 1 day old when he died Saturday at UC Davis Medical Center.

Sacramento Police were called out to the Florin Meadows Apartments Thursday after paramedics found the boy at…

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Friends, Family, Others Gather to Remember Stockton Police Chase Victim, Misty Holt-Singh

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Misty Holt-Singh died July 16 after being taken hostage during a robbery and police chase.
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Friends and family of Misty Holt-Singh will be joined Monday by former coworkers, officers and members of the public as they remember a woman whose life was cut short during a police chase.

Holt-Singh’s funeral is being held at Bear Creek Community Church in Lodi.

Watch the…

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Experts: Stockton is a Contender for Tesla Factory

Lawmaker Lobbying Tesla to Build Battery Factory in California

Electric car manufacturer Tesla’s Fremont facility.

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Experts say California’s Central Valley, and Stockton specifically, is shaping up as a top candidate for Tesla’s new factory.

The Los Angeles Times says economists and business development experts point to Stockton’s industrial-zoned property, a port that handles ocean-going vessels, major freeway access and nearby rail and…

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Marijuana Bill Introduced in Congress Monday

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Janea Cox and her daughter, Haleigh, fly to Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months.

That was the middle of March, when Haleigh’s brain was being short-circuited by hundreds of seizures a day, overrunning the array of five potent drugs meant to control…

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Sand Fire Destroys 2 Structures, Threatens 250 in El Dorado County

#SandFire Destroys 2 Structures, Threatens 250 in El Dorado County

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A vegetation fire is continuing to burn more than 1,300 acres of dry brush near Sand Ridge Road and Fresh Water Road in El Dorado County.

“If we don’t stop this thing now, it’s gonna continue up the canyon and we’ll be doing a lot of evacuations and losing a lot of country tonight,” Jim Bynes, with El Dorado County Sheriff’s Emergency Services, told FOX40.

Firefighters gave…

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Elk Grove Trail Victim Identified, Person of Interest in Custody

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A person of interest is being questioned by investigators in connection with the stabbing of an elderly man along an Elk Grove walking trail.

Police were called to the trail near Whitelock Parkway and Bellaterra Drive Thursday afternoon after someone reported seeing the man not breathing.

The man, identified as 75-year-old Xihao Huang, had been stabbed several times, according to…

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Burglary Victim Shot a Woman who Claimed She was Pregnant, DA to Decide Charges

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Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his home. When he got his gun and fired at them, they ran.

The 80-year-old homeowner says one of the fleeing burglars, a woman, shouted, “I’m pregnant!” He shot her twice, killing her.

The district attorney will decide Friday whether Greer will face criminal charges.

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Gus Adams, 28 and Andrea Miller, 26,…

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Area Hospitals Embrace Online Appointments for Emergency Room

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Trim wait times at emergency rooms? There’s an app for that.

Dignity Health and its hospitals are giving their emergency room patients the opportunity to cut down on their time in the waiting room.

Through a program called “InQuicker”, Dignity hospitals, like Mercy Hospital in Folsom, allow patients to go online and make an appointment to see a doctor. They can…

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Shot Put at the California State Capitol

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This summer day, politics are not the center of attention at the California State Capitol. Instead, athletes competing in the US Track and Field Championships are doing the shot put event.

“Hopefully, we’ll get a lot of people to come out and there will be a lot of energy and people will really get to know what we do and watch us throw and really get into it,” Michelle Carter, the…

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Tipster Helps Catch Woman Dumping Garbage, Now Eligible for Reward

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Oksana Lyamin was arrested for illegal dumping

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The City of Sacramento’s recent crackdown on illegal dumping leads to its first arrest, thanks to a tip.

Police say Oksana Lyamin dumped garbage on the side of Dry Creek Road, near I-80 back in February.

A witness called 311 to report it at the time. After four months of investigating, the city identified Lyamin and arrested her this week.

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Heartwarming Video: Dog Nearly Passes Out from Overwhelming Joy

Warning: You may want to turn down the volume before clicking play.

Many of us treat our pets like a member of the family, and we get emotional about them like family. But do they feel the same way?

A video posted online seems to say yes.

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A schnauzer has an emotional reaction, then passes out when a family member returns home.
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Gas Line Punctured by Oak Park Construction Crew

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Construction near Old Soul Coffee along Broadway had to be stopped Friday morning after crews hit a 2-inch gas line.

Crews working outside the coffee shop near 3rd Avenue punctured the line before 7 a.m. Friday.

A couple dozen people had to be evacuated for a short time.

Construction crews told FOX40, PG&E was out at the site before work began to mark where gas pipes are located.…

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Elk Grove Walking Trail Death Called “Suspicious”

Elk Grove Walking Trail Death Called “Suspicious”

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Police are investigating the suspicious death of an older man along an Elk Grove walking trail.

Elk Grove Police say the 75-year-old man was found dead near Whitelock Parkway and Bellaterra Drive. The Toby Johnson Trail follows Whitelock Parkway in that area.

Officers have not released any other information about the death, other than to say it appears to be suspicious.

FOX40 will have…

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