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EPA set to revoke California's ability to regulate fuel economy – The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. The move comes after the Justice Department recently opened an antitrust investigation into a deal between California and four automakers for tougher pollution and related mileage requirements than those sought by President Donald Trump. Trump also has sought to relax Obama-era federal mileage standards nationwide, weakening a key effort by his Democratic predecessor to slow climate change. Top California officials and environmental groups pledged legal action to stop the rollback. (Michael Biesecker, Associated Press)
Escalon High School football coach arrested for allegedly asking a student for nude photos – A high school football coach was arrested in Escalon on Monday after he allegedly requested inappropriate photos from a 15-year-old student, Escalon Police officials confirmed. Victor Perez Carillo, a 26-year-old assistant coach at Escalon High School, was arrested after police said a teenage girl's parents found inappropriate Snapchat messages on her phone. The messages allegedly reveal that Carillo was requesting the girl send him nude photos and for her to meet with him after school. Carillo was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of solicitation of child pornography and arranging to meet with a minor for lewd purposes. (Kris Hooks, ABC10)
Loomis neighborhood installs license plate cameras to deter crime – The cars that pass through the Sierra De Montserrat community don't go unnoticed because there are eyes on every license plate. The neighborhood installed Flock Safety license plate reader cameras in May in an attempt to deter crime and prevent suspicious people from coming and going through their neighborhood. Some may say this seems extreme, but Hans Geyer, the HOA President for Sierra De Montserrat, said that's the point. Flock Safety gives them extreme security to avoid and prevent crime. How does it work? The camera takes a picture of the car and license plate, uploads it to the cloud, then stores the image for up to 30 days. That image can be searched in case there is a crime, and police can have access if there is a crime to look into and neighbors can choose to opt out. (Madison Meyer, ABC10)
Lung doctor explains symptoms of vaping-related illnesses – The Tulare County Public Health Department announced Tuesday a 40-year-old man died from complications related to the use of e-cigarettes. His death is the second in California and the 7th in the country. Dr. Samjot Dhillon is a pulmonologist with Kaiser Permanente and has been treating patients with illnesses related to their use of vaping products. He says symptoms of the disease can vary widely. Dhillon said the number one symptom though is a shortness of breath. The group that worries health officials most though are children who are vaping. Yet, most parents don't even know what to look out for when it comes to warning signs. He said right now, no one should be vaping. (Mike Duffy, ABC10)
We've received multiple questions about this... If you don't know, ABC10's Walt Gray takes questions from views and answers them. It's a weekly series we call "Why Guy." This week, we received the same question a few times: Why are drivers allowed to have non-California license plates? Well, here's your answer.
Congrats to the Sacramento River Cats... Last night, the River Cats shut out the Columbus Clippers 4-0 to bring home the 2019 Triple-A National Championship, the third in the team's 20-year history. Congrats!