uSACRAMENTO (AP) — The body of a female passenger has been recovered from a tow truck that fell into the Sacramento River.
The Sacramento Bee reports that a private company recovered the vehicle that went through railings on the Pioneer Bridge March 26.
Police did not identify the female victim, but relatives believe it is Roselyn Sharma.
Authorities say the body of Sharma’s husband, Shalvinesh Sharma, was found Thursday about 5 miles downstream by fire department personnel.
Relatives say the couple owned a towing company and were on their way to a call the night of the accident.
Authorities say rescue efforts over nearly two and a half weeks were repeatedly cancelled due to the unsafe speed of the river.
u1 DEAD, 7 ILL AFTER CARBON MONOXIDE EXPOSURE IN BAKERSFIELD: BAKERSFIELD (AP) — Authorities say a man died and seven other people were hospitalized after they were exposed to carbon monoxide at a Southern California home.
Kern County officials say crews were initially sent to the house in Bakersfield on Saturday following reports of a fire.
Firefighters found no flames but they did find what they determined was a medical emergency, with multiple people suffering from carbon monoxide exposure.
KBAK-TV reports one man was pronounced dead. Seven others were hospitalized in unknown condition.
The incident is under investigation.
uFACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, WHATSAPP BACK UP AFTER MASSIVE OUTAGE: MENLO PARK (AP) — Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday.
All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were affected by the outage.
Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook had been down since 6:30 a.m. EST in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in the northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines.
It appeared to be back up and running for most users by 9 a.m. EST.
A Facebook spokesman declined to give a reason for the outage, but said the issue has since been resolved and the company apologized for any inconvenience.
#FacebookDown, #instagramdown and #whatsappdown were all trending on Twitter globally.
Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014.
There are more than 1.52 billion daily active Facebook users, according to the social media network’s website.
uWOMAN, 6-YEAR-OLD SON KILLED IN OAKLAND HIT-AND-RUN: OAKLAND (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her 6-year-old son were killed and a man was seriously injured when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver in Oakland.
Police say all three pedestrians were walking in a marked crosswalk when they were hit by a two-door Mercedes around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
KPIX-TV reports Sunday that police located the car in another part of the city, but have not found the driver.
Officials say the 30-year-old woman and her son died at the scene. The other victim, a 20-year-old man, was hospitalized in critical condition.
u1 TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER SMALL PLANE CRASH NEAR DAVIS: DAVIS (AP) — Northern California officials are investigating a small plane crash in the college town of Davis.
The Yolo County Sheriff’s office said they responded to a plane crash a little after 11 a.m. Saturday. The sole occupant was taken to a hospital.
KCRA-TV reports the plane took off from the Yolo County Airport and landed upside down in a farm field.
Davis is home to the University of California, Davis and 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Sacramento.
No other details were available.
u1 KILLED, 3 HURT IN FIGHT, SHOOTING AT CALIFORNIA PARTY: UPLAND (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and three others were hurt when a fight broke out and shots were fired at a house party in Southern California.
Police say a man pulled out a gun and opened fire when an argument turned violent early Sunday at the home in Upland, east of Los Angeles.
Officials are searching for the gunman but didn’t immediately release a description.
One person died at the scene. The three surviving victims are hospitalized in unknown condition.
uFRESNO WOMAN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM HOUSE HUNTERS: FRESNO (AP) — A California woman has been arrested on suspicion of stealing from people by falsely promising to negotiate home purchases.
The Fresno Bee reports that 39-year-old Maria Teresa Flores-Morales was arrested Friday on suspicion of grand theft and theft by false pretenses.
Authorities say the Fresno woman stole more than $110,000 by showing people the outside of homes that were in pre-foreclosure but still occupied and telling victims she would buy the properties for them if they provided her with down payments.
Police say Flores-Morales would cease contact after taking money from the victims, primarily people who were living in the country without legal permission.
Police say she has posted bail and is awaiting a court hearing later this month
uPART OF GIANT HAMMER ARTWORK STOLEN IN SANTA ROSA RETURNED: SANTA ROSA (AP) — Northern California authorities say that part of a giant hammer stolen last year has been returned.
The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa reports that a local attorney told Healdsburg police Thursday that someone had left the hammerhead portion on Sonoma County property owned by a client.
Santa Rosa attorney Izaak Schwaiger said his client wished to remain anonymous but asked him to “mediate the artwork’s return.”
The hammerhead weighs more than 200 pounds (90 kilograms) and is 6 feet (2 meters) tall. It disappeared in October.
Artist Doug Unkrey says the head needs refurbishing. He also needs the return of the 21-foot (6-meter) long redwood handle, or make a new one. The entire piece weighed about 800 pounds (363 kilograms).
The art is valued at $15,000.