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Folsom prostitute pleads guilty in Google exec's overdose death


SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) - A California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and administering drugs.

A Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge sentenced defendant Alix Tichelman to six years in prison on Tuesday.

Authorities say Tichelman injected Forrest Timothy Hayes with heroin in November 2013 then left without seeking help when he passed out on the yacht.

Authorities said Hayes hired Tichelman several times before and they were doing drugs and having sex the night he died.

Folsom offers cash to conserve water


The city of Folsom is giving out cash to encourage residents to conserve. A new rebate program kicked off Wednesday -- financial incentives to get rid of lawns or trade up to more energy efficient appliances.

"We had a completely overwhelming response to this," Folsom Water Conservation Coordinator Don Smith said and added his office was inundated with calls all day.

"People in Folsom are looking for ways to save water and they are really excited about getting this opportunity for a little financial support to do that," he said.

Lou Nall and her husband are making improvements to their yard. They removed a tree and the shrubs that lined their home.

"I want the drip system, because it will save on the water, I'm sure," Nall explained.

12-year-old Folsom boy found


A 12-year-old boy with autism was found safe after being reported missing for more than two hours.

Folsom police said the boy was located and taken to the California Highway Patrol office in Newcastle.

The boy, whose name was not released, was reported missing around 6:45 p.m. from the Briggs Ranch area of Folsom. He was last seen riding a kick scooter.

Details of how he was found were unknown to Folsom police.


folsom water program


The City of Folsom will unveil its plan this week to give homeowners money for making more water-efficient choices around their home. Folsom needs to reduce its water use by 32 percent.

"We have a higher per capita use of water that's simply because we're in a hotter area. The density of housing is not what it is in the big communities on the coast, so we just end up with a larger per capita number," Don Smith the Folsom Water Conservation Coordinator, said.

The most popular program is expected to be their "cash for grass" option. This will provide homeowners 50-cents-per-square-foot if they remove their grass, with a limit of $1,000.

Other rebate options include cash for installing water-efficient sprinklers or a recirculating water heating system.

Prairie City Rd. in Folsom closed for oil spill cleanup


A stretch of Prairie City Road in Folsom is closed for removing an oil spill on the road and in a ditch.

The spill came from a 55-gallon barrel that fell off a truck.

Sacramento Metro Fire District's HAZMAT unit responded because the barrel had hazardous material and used oil materials warning labels on it, Capt. Chad Wilson with the Folsom Fire Department said.

HAZMAT determined the liquid was used motor oil, according to Wilson.

Prairie City Road between Highway 50 and White Rock was expected to be closed until approximately 1:30 p.m.

The situation was reported to authorities about 9:45 a.m.


Folsom school investigates after student ate possible pot brownie


FOLSOM – Folsom High School parents were notified on Wednesday that a student was sent to the hospital after eating a possible marijuana brownie.

"It has been reported that this student may have suffered adverse reactions after eating a brownie that contained illegal drugs," school Principal Kathryn Allaman said a letter to parents.

Allaman said in the statement the girl is expected to be okay.

Folsom-Cordova Unified School District spokesperson Daniel Thigpen said the school and police are now investigating the possibility that another student gave the brownie to the girl.

Thigpen said they believe this is an isolated incident, and no other students reported feeling ill. He added the district is committed to having a safe campus, and it will not tolerate any kind of illegal substances.

Teen arrested after making remarks to shoot up Orangevale middle school


A teen was arrested following reports of a potential threat of a school shooting at a middle school in Orangevale, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Lisa Bowman said.

On Wednesday afternoon, Sacramento sheriff safe schools officers, who worked in connection with the San Juan Unified School District, received information of a potential threat of a shooting at Louis Pasteur Middle School.

The comments were allegedly made from a male student, Bowman said.

After interviewing students who overheard the suspect make remarks of a shooting at the school and evading police, safe school officers and sheriff deputies identified the student and contacted him at his residence.

The teen was arrested and transported to Sacramento County Juvenile Detention Center for a felony charge of criminal threats, according to Bowman.