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'I thought he was going to rape me' | Kings coach Luke Walton accuser details alleged sex assault – New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter. Kelli Tennant alleges that Walton attacked her when he was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, which was from 2014 to 2016. Tennant said Walton, whom she considered to be a longtime friend and mentor, had written the foreword to a 2014 book she had written. She went to give him a copy while he stayed at a hotel in Santa Monica during a Warriors road trip to Los Angeles. Tennant said Walton met her in the lobby and invited her back to his room. After discussing the book, Tennant said Walton suddenly grabbed her. The Los Angeles Lakers said the allegation was never reported to the team before or during Walton's employment, and Kings officials say they were unaware of it before hiring Walton earlier this month. (Associated Press)
St. HOPE Public Schools nervous about proposed homeless shelter site – Leaders with St. HOPE Public Schools say they worry that a homeless shelter the city wants to build near their schools will impact student safety. They voiced their concerns before Sacramento City Council members Tuesday afternoon, at a special meeting where members ultimately voted to move forward with exploring the site. The city wants to build a 100-bed homeless shelter at a Caltrans-owned site under Business 80, at the intersection of Alhambra and the W/X Streets Corridor. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said Council Member Jay Schenirer, in whose district the proposed site sits, will work with St. HOPE and the surrounding community. "The more sites we take off the table because of neighborhood concerns, the fewer sites we have to then try to deal with the problem," Steinberg said. (Becca Habegger, ABC10)
2 cases of measles confirmed in Sacramento County – Two cases of measles have been confirmed in Sacramento County, according to Sacramento County Public Health. Both diagnosed cases were found in the same family who recently traveled internationally, officials said. There is minimum risk of exposure to the public. All people who are believed to have been exposed have been notified, the public health department said. Health Department Spokesperson Brenda Bongiorno tells ABC10, before 2019, the last measles case reported in Sacramento County happened back in 2012. It was the only case reported that year. As of last Friday, there have been 626 confirmed cases of measles in the country, the highest number since 2014 when 667 people were diagnosed. (Matthew Nuttle, ABC10)
Sometimes we just want to know why... That's where ABC10 Morning Blend's Walt Gray steps in. The self-proclaimed and station-imposed Why Guy, Walt looked into probably the most important question in all of Lake Tahoe history: Why is it called Lake Tahoe? Mark Twain kind of, sort of, but not really had a hand in the naming believe it or not.
Finally, the nationwide hunt comes to us... That's right, i'm talking about the "Great American Coin Hunt," which is actually something you've probably never heard about. But you should. Because if you find some of the roughly 1,000 pieces of old coins spread throughout Sacramento, you could make a few bucks. So keep your eye peeled out.