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Stairway collapse at Folsom apartment complex could be due to dry rot

At the Legends at Willow Creek Complex, tenants say a stairway that collapsed on Friday was a tragedy that should have been prevented.

Chris Toy lives on the first floor of Building 8 where the stairway collapsed. A 27-year-old man who was visiting his friends in the same building on the third floor was killed.

"He hit the ground and stairs came down on top of him," said Toy.

"That's pretty scary. definitely scary to think about," said Anaise, another tenant.

Friday night, every tenant in the complex received a letter. It's raised some eyebrows.

"This letter is almost appalling," said Toy. "They say our safety and security is important, but yet, nothing has been done until now. But, in the mean time, (the letter says) "use handrails, only have one person on the stairs at the time. and don't carry anything heavy."

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Man killed in Folsom stair collapse, year after previous incident

FOLSOM – A 27 year old man is dead after an external stairway collapsed at a Folsom apartment complex on Friday.

Spokesman Larry Kamer for the Legends at Willow Creek Apartment Complex said the victim was visiting the apartment and didn't live there.

Folsom Police said the collapsed happened around 2:40 p.m. near South Lexington Drive.

Police said the 27 year old man was severely injured and died at the scene. His name has not been released.

The collapse occurred between the second and third floor.

Kamer confirmed a previous collapsed happened at a different building about a year ago. No one was injured during that collapse.

Many neighbors recalled the prior event.

External stairway collapses in Folsom, kills one person

A 27-year-old man was killed after an external stairway collapsed, according to Folsom police Sgt. Andrew Bates.

The stairway collapse, which happened between the second and third floors, happened at 2:41 p.m. on 180 South Lexington Drive in Folsom. W

hen police and firefighters arrived after hearing reports of a stairway collapse, emergency workers found the man. Despite treatment, he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Folsom police. The victim has not been identified yet.

This is a developing story. Check back for more information.

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Folsom Pro Rodeo July 2 - 4, 2015

Folsom Pro Rodeo July 2 - 4, 2015
The Folsom Pro Rodeo this weekend is full-packed with exciting events, including music and fireworks.  Below is the schedule.  Go to the Folsom Pro Rodeo website to see more details and buy tickets.



6 p.m. Gates open

7 p.m. Roping Events

8 p.m. American Flag arrives by parachute

8:15 p.m. Grand Entry & Riding Events

9:00 p.m. Mutton Busting/Motocross Act

9:30 p.m. Spectacular Fireworks Display

Cheer Sacramento to hold tryouts for 2015-2016 season

Sacramento’s “Charitable Cheerleaders” seek new members

Calling all cheerleaders, dancers and gymnasts!  Cheer Sacramento, Sacramento’s original “Charitable Cheerleaders,” is holding tryouts for the 2015-2016 season! 

Tryouts will be held from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Royals All-Stars gym (8382 Rovana Circle, Sacramento, CA 95828). 

Folsom's Wacky Dash

Folsom's Wacky Dash
Folsom's Wacky Dash
08-01-2015 - 08-01-2015
Folsom Parks and Recreation
Admission: Early (before 7/1): -Single $23 -Group of four $72 *Additional members $18 General (after 7/1): -Single $25 -Goup of four $80 *Additional members $20
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