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Orangevale man invents 'coolest' wheelchair


Taking risks and living life to the extreme hasn't changed for Trevor Snowden. The only difference - he's doing it in a wheelchair.

"In a lot of aspects, the life I led as an able bodied person, being fast, wild, obnoxious -- I became humbled," Snowden explained.

Snowden was a hot-shot snowboarder until he got injured during a competition in 1997.

"I overshot my landing and I broke my T12 vertebrae," Snowden said.

He suddenly found himself paralyzed from the waist down. As someone who lived without limits, he wasn't happy with any wheelchairs on the market.

"There's no freedom in it, most of the products that exist," Snowden said.

So he invented Trevair, a lightweight manual wheelchair with suspension. For the more daring, he also made an add-on electric scooter with a throttle.

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Craft beer lovers to tap Folsom Friday night


FOLSOM, Calif. - About 2,000 people are expected to drink Historic Folsom dry Friday night when the inaugural Tap Folsom craft beer festival takes place.

Twenty five craft breweries will be pouring samples during the four-hour event. Nationally renowned brewers, such as Ballast Point, Dogfish Head, Anchor, New Belgium, Ommegang, Avery and Bear Republic will be joined by local favorites Mraz Brewing Company, Knee Deep Brewing Company and Lockdown Brewing Company.

Several live bands will be playing throughout the night and a variety of food options will be available from mobile vendors and food trucks, in addition to Sutter Street's resident eateries.

FolsompPolice say suspect who fatally stabbed baby had knives


ID=13763565FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Northern California man suspected of fatally stabbing his infant cousin and critically wounding his aunt before being shot and killed went to the victims' apartment armed with two knives.

Police: Mom in critical condition after nephew stabs her, kills her baby


Folsom police released new details Friday about the attack that killed a 5-month-old boy and left his mother in critical condition.

Investigators said the suspect, 20-year-old Jose Reyes Torres, stabbed his infant cousin Roberto Varela and aunt Arela Aguilar Thursday afternoon. When police arrived at the scene, Torres was shot and later died.

On Friday, people stopped by to leave candles and stuffed animals outside the victims' apartment building.

"Hopefully at least it lifts the family's spirit in some way or another to know there's good people out there 20 that are thinking about them 22 even if they don't know them," neighbor Chris Herrera said.

Herrera never knew his neighbors, but when he learned about the attack, he wanted to add something to the small memorial outside their home to honor the little boy's memory.

Folsom police kill man suspected of fatally stabbing baby


A 5-month-old baby who was stabbed in Folsom Thursday afternoon died of his injuries later that night, police said.

A second victim, a woman, was also stabbed by the suspect. She taken to the hospital and was in critical condition, Folsom police Officer Andrew Bates said.

The suspect was shot by a police officer who responded to the scene. Bates said the suspect died on his way to the hospital.

Bates confirmed on Friday the suspect was 20-year-old Jose M. Reyes Torres.

"The first officer to arrive confronted a single suspect who was armed with a large knife. That officer shot the suspect," Bates said. "He was pronounced [dead] on the way [to the hospital] after being shot. He did struggle and fight with officers until they were able to get him into custody."

Man who coached swimming in Folsom sentenced for child sex crime


A 23-year-old former Folsom swim coach was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 20 years of probation following his release for attempted enticement of a 13-year-old.

In his plea agreement, Eric Johnston attested to arranging to meet who he thought was the young teen at a hotel. However, upon arriving there, Johnston was arrested by law enforcement. He agreed to let officers assume his identity in communicating a message to Nicholas Perry that he was at the hotel. Perry arrived to also be arrested.

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