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Canine hero in need of life-saving surgery

Canine hero in need of life-saving surgery

ROCKLIN, CA- He may look like an ordinary dog, but Koa is much more than a fun- loving, furry companion. His keen senses give him the ability to sniff out medical emergencies and now he is in a race against time as he faces one of his own.

The 4-year old Airedale has brought joy to the Videll home. From trips to the lake, to long walks at the park, his spunky personality and warm nature have made him part of the family. “He’s like one of my kids, except he’s fuzzy,“ said Michelle Videll.

Recently, the Videll’s received devastating news. Koa is battling congestive heart failure and is in desperate need of a pacemaker. The family has poured over a thousand dollars into treatment, but due to tough economic times they are sadly running out of hope. “It’s a nightmare, it’s like not being able to care for one of my children, it’s heartbreaking,” said Bill Videll.

The news is especially difficult for Bill and Michelle’s son.

Contractor hopes Obama's job help reaches rural counties

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Contractors in rural California counties hope they can get some work if Congress approves President Obama's jobs plan.

Doug Veerkamp said the struggling economy has hurt the contracting company he opened almost 30 years ago.

"It's bad, really bad," Veerkamp complained. "The last four years are the worse I've seen. I don't think the federal government knows how bad it really is."

Five years ago, the 55-year-old owner of Doug Veerkamp General Engineering said he had 300 employees.  He's still one of El Dorado County's largest employers but only has about 150 people on his payroll today.

Veerkamp is aware that Obama wants to pour $100 billion into infrastructure projects and get unemployed construction workers back to work. But Veerkamp worries about whether he'll get a piece of the pie.

Fire claims Placerville 4 year old

PLEASANT VALLEY, CA - A small boy died in a residential fire in Placerville overnight.

Lt. Bryan Golmitz with the El Dorado County Sheriff's office says dispatchers took a call at 12:20 a.m. of a fire at a home with people screaming. Both sheriff's deputies and firefighters arrived at 4740 View Point Drive to be told by three residents that a 4-year-old boy was still inside the home.

Capt. Mike Pott with the EL Dorado County Fire Protection District said flames were pouring out of several windows and the roof. Crews went into the fire and heavy smoke to search for the child. His body was found in a bedroom, Pott said.

Neighbors said the victim's name was Sebastian and he would often wave to them as they drove by.

"So sad that this could happen," said one of the neighbors who preferred not to give a name.

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Enter the Yakult Think Outside the Lunchbox contest

Enter the Yakult Think Outside the Lunchbox contest

Kids are back in school and the quest for healthy lunches they'll actually want to eat has begun again! Share your creative lunch ideas with your fellow moms and you could get help with your grocery bill! 

The mom who wins will receive a $200 gift card from Raley's!

 

Submit a photo of your creative school lunch idea along with a detailed description of the items.

 You can enter until 5 p.m. September 12. Enter the contest ...

Family of slain Yale student from Placerville sues university

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The family of a Yale University graduate student killed in a research lab before her wedding day in 2009 is suing the school, claiming it had failed to adequately protect women on campus for years.

The wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the family of Annie Le  late Tuesday afternoon in New Haven Superior Court.

The strangled body of the 24-year-old Placerville, Calif. native was found at the Yale research lab on Sept. 13, 2009, the same day as her scheduled wedding and five days after she disappeared.

An animal research technician in the same building, Raymond Clark III, is serving 44 years in prison for the murder.

Yale officials say there's no basis for the lawsuit and no additional security measures could have prevented the killing.