Melanie Wingo, kcranews

Melanie Wingo


Sacramento, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Melanie:

Auburn nonprofit asks for support on Giving Tuesday

Acres of Hope, a nonprofit organization, provides the safety of a small community and shelter, all while helping women address the mental health issues, trauma and addiction they might have experienced in their lives. → Read More

'This is our tradition.' Bars see big business Thanksgiving Eve as friends reunite for revelry

If Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family, for many, the eve of the holiday has become all about reconnecting with old friends. → Read More

'You name it, we’re seeing it': Doctors treating 'a lot of respiratory illness' in children

An unwelcome visitor could be at your family's holiday gathering. Viruses, that lead to respiratory illness, are surging among children across the country. → Read More

'I was devastated': 87-year-old West Sac restaurant Club Pheasant to close its doors for good

City of West Sacramento purchases land and landmark 'Club Pheasant' building for $3.4 million. Development plans TBD. → Read More

California Republicans, Democrats weigh in on Trump 2024 bid

Both Republicans and Democrats are weighing in on another presidential candidacy for Donald Trump, who formally announced his bid for president in 2024. → Read More

Vacaville oral surgeon accused of sexual assault flees to Idaho, court proceedings reveal

Doctor hasn't followed pretrial release order to turn self in for booking, release in Solano County according to judge → Read More

Illegal video taken in Sacramento State bathroom; Suspect photo shared with campus community

Sacramento State University police are investigating a report of an illegal video recording incident inside the women's restroom at the University Union building. → Read More

Truck stolen from Sacramento airport parking lot serves as security reminder for holiday travelers

Tiller told KCRA 3 that an officer who came to take the report of his stolen truck said there aren't any cameras surveilling that particular lot. → Read More

Video: Out-of-control SUV plows into East Sacramento bridal gown business, takes off

"I was furious," Santiago explained. "We had just [finished setting] up that area. I felt like it was finally complete. Like a home. And now we have to redo it all over again." → Read More

Water tower rescue call takes firefighters 72 feet above ground looking for possible victim

'Just a couple of owls' found inside tank. No person found in need of rescue → Read More

East Sacramento residents talk safety with city leaders

Following killing of Charles Starzynski, community holds public safety meeting → Read More

Northern California school reports 'active' tuberculosis case

Contact tracers identified about 230 people who were possibly exposed on campus, the district said. → Read More

Fair Oaks home invasion suspect's long criminal history outlined

Man accused of breaking into Fair Oaks couple's home, causing one of victims to jump from 2nd story window to safety, has lengthy history of run-ins with the law → Read More

Football players apologize for roles in racist video showing mock slave auction

NAACP calls for continued action, investigation into TikTok video of Yuba City student athletes acting out a 'prank slave auction' → Read More

Yuba County parents arrested for attacking Lindhurst High School principal

Parents upset over their child being beaten up near campus went to the Yuba County school armed with a 'ghost gun' and physically assaulted the principal, deputies said → Read More

Better COVID-related outcomes when older adults get flu shot, study shows

Doctor recommends flu vaccine for older adults and children → Read More

Boulder border, high-pitched sounds used to deter encampments around downtown business

After months of safety issues, Sacramento property owners get permit from city to deploy so-called defensive landscaping → Read More

Community packs Carmichael public safety meeting, pleads for action

County leaders address public safety concerns after 74-year-old man dies following alleged beating by an unhoused person → Read More

Stockton public safety town hall focuses on uptick in homicides

The investigation into six recent serial killings and a shooting connected to them that Stockton police announced last week was addressed briefly throughout the course of a two-and-a-half-hour public safety town hall session at Stockton’s Victory in Praise Church on Wednesday evening. → Read More

When serial cases get lots of attention, it makes a difference, history shows

Law enforcement experts point to importance of many eyes being on serial crimes cases → Read More