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'Don’t be a coward' | Mother demands justice after hit-and-run puts two teens in hospital – One of two teen girls remains in critical condition following a Wednesday night hit-and-run in South Sacramento, according to Sacramento Police Department. Premilla Hudson is the mother of the 16-year-old girl in stable condition. She said her daughter, Rita, and a friend, 17-year-old Lavonia Ellison, were on their way back from basketball practice when they were hit by the car just a few blocks from John H. Still Middle School in Meadowview. It was Hudson who found them after the crash. Now, she's demanding that the driver who hit them come forward and face what they did. "All I know is that one girl is fighting for her life and my daughter made it out OK, but she’s still in the hospital," Hudson said Thursday. "They just left her for dead in the gutter.” (Marie Estrada, ABC10)
Sacramento man, 74, faces displacement as city seeks to turn his home into a homeless shelter – At 74 years old, David Nelson plays a mean game of pool. He fed a crinkled dollar into the table at Henry’s Lounge in downtown Sacramento Thursday afternoon and proceeded to rack the billiard balls. Henry’s shares a building with the Capitol Park Hotel, where Nelson has lived for 25 years. The Capitol Park Hotel provides low-income housing in the heart of downtown, and Nelson is on a fixed income. But now, he’s worried he’ll get kicked out. The City of Sacramento is teaming up with the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and Mercy Housing California on a plan to purchase the Capitol Park Hotel and turn it into a 180-bed homeless shelter. Half of the rooms are currently empty, the city says, but the 90 people who call the hotel home now face displacement. SHRA executive director La Shelle Dozier said current Capitol Park Hotel residents will be taken care of. (Becca Habegger, ABC10)
Ripon Police inundated with calls for teens playing a mock execution game – The Ripon Police Department says it has been inundated with calls about high school students playing a mock execution game with water guns. They're playing a game called "Water Wars" where students will buy in to play and they're given a name of another student to target. Many times, they'll hide outside of houses, schools, businesses and even in the dark, behind bushes or trees, to take down that person with water. The last person standing gets the pot of money. The game has caused a strain on the police department's resources, with neighbors calling in reporting suspicious activity or erratic driving at night. Police say, since Monday of this week up to Thursday morning, they've already responded to 17 incidents involving these "Water Wars." Now, they're asking parents to get involved and talk to their kids about this game. (Lena Howland, ABC10)
All of you BMW drivers... There's a pretty big recall right now on a dozen 3 Series, 5 Series and Z4 models from 2006 over potential fire risks because of heater issues. The car company added 185,000 cars to the recall list, bringing the total to 925,000 vehicles recalled.
Clean up the streets and make friends... That's what one new Sacramento man did. Namu Williams recently moved to the area and wanted to meet some new people, while helping the environment. So he went to Reddit to organize a cleanup of the Sacramento River, and people actually came out. Imagine that!