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Hield Sets Franchise Season Record For 3s, Kings Beat Suns

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Buddy Hield wasn’t even supposed to be in Sacramento’s lineup at the beginning of the season. Now he’s one of the top 3-point shooters in the NBA, with a spot in the Kings’ record book, as well.

Hield had 25 points and set the franchise season record for 3-pointers, and Sacramento beat the Phoenix Suns 112-103 on Saturday night.

Hield made 7 of 14 from beyond the arc, giving him 245 3-pointers this season. That surpassed the mark of 240 set by Peja Stojakovic in 2003-04 — Stojakovic is now an assistant general manager with Sacramento.

“It feels good,” said Hield, whose 43-percent 3-point clip ranks eighth in the NBA. “My teammates found me in good spots. Some ones I had I wish I could get back but it’s a part of the game. It was fun, man. Peja’s been a big part of my success this year.”

Hield’s record-setting game came five nights after he went 0 for 8 from the perimeter. Hield came back with seven 3s against Dallas on Thursday and matched that against Phoenix.

“He’s having a terrific year,” Kings coach Dave Joerger said. “A large part of our success has been his ability at different points in games where we’re struggling to score, he can go create his own offense. Couldn’t be happier for him.”

The Kings made 17 3s overall. Harrison Barnes scored seven of his 25 points over the final three minutes, Nemanja Bjelica had 13 points and 17 rebounds, and De’Aaron Fox added 13 points and nine assists for Sacramento. Marvin Bagley III put up 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Devin Booker scored 32 points and Deandre Ayton had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Phoenix.

The Suns led early after a 19-0 run in the first quarter but couldn’t hold on.

“We’ve just got to sustain that lead and not get complacent,” Booker said. “When you have a 15-point lead, build on it. We didn’t do that tonight.”

The Kings (36-36) maintained their slim playoff hopes and pulled within 5 ½ games of eighth-place San Antonio in the West. Sacramento has won three of four against Phoenix this season.

The Suns (17-57) trailed most of the game but pulled within 96-95 following two free throws by Troy Daniels. The Kings answered with two free throws and pulled away behind Barnes.

Acquired from Dallas before the deadline, Barnes scored on a driving layup and later made a 3-pointer. After Hield scored on a layup, Phoenix scored twice before Barnes’ emphatic dunk made it 107-101.

Barnes later had an assist on Bagley’s three-point play as Sacramento closed on a 12-6 run.

Phoenix was without Kelly Oubre Jr. (left thumb sprain), Josh Jackson (right ankle sprain) and Tyler Johnson (sore right knee). T.J. Warren also missed his 25th straight game with right ankle soreness, leaving coach Igor Kokoskov with a depleted bench.

The short-handed Suns still got off to a fast start. Booker scored on a three-point play and a layup as part of a 19-0 run in the first quarter, flexing toward the crowd each time. Booker made back-to-back 3s then fed Ayton for a dunk.

Hield helped Sacramento get back into the game with his perimeter shooting. He made three 3s in the second quarter, including the record-setting shot.

TIP-INS

Suns: Ayton’s double-double is his 37th this season, tying Alvan Adams’ franchise rookie record set in 1975-76.

Kings: Harry Giles was held out because of a left thigh contusion.

BACK IN THE NBA

Jimmer Fredette played four minutes and was 0-for-1 shooting for Phoenix in his return to the NBA after spending the past three seasons playing in the Chinese Basketball Association. Fredette was the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft and played for four teams over five seasons.

“I was just excited to get back out there and try to help the team in any way that I can,” Fredette said. “It’s the end of the season, but it’s my job to come in and try to keep these guys positive. Be that veteran guy, be aggressive, and do what I do out on the floor.”

UP NEXT

Suns: Play at Utah on Monday.

Kings: Play the Lakers in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Officer Ted Is Quacking Oakdale Up

OAKDALE (CBS13) — A duck in Oakdale has become quite the celebrity after forming an unlikely bond with a family and then a police officer.

He showed up at an Oakdale family’s home in November and never left.

Lydia Fields is Ted’s mom, “We just made him comfortable and he just decided to stay. People said he needed a pool so I borrowed a pool from the neighbor.”

But what made ted a star isn’t that he’s become an unlikely pet.

“Ted approached me in my vehicle.  I was on scene for about 30-40 minutes,” says Officer Chelsie Stillwell of the Oakdale Police Department.

It’s that he escaped through this gate and took an interest in Officer Stillwell

“I noticed if I walked to a certain area, Ted would follow me,” she says.

Unsure what to do, Ted became an officer for the day.

Officer Stillwell says, “I picked him up and put him in the backseat of my patrol car and made a couple of phone calls. He went on two calls for service with me.”

Once he was reunited with his family, Officer Stillwell couldn’t just say goodbye. She now visits him frequently.

“I noticed every time I come over here I’m usually in my uniform and he remembers me.  He approaches me right away. Always acknowledges me,” notes Officer Stillwell.

He’s pretty smart and with hundreds of followers on his Instagram page, people are getting to follow along with Ted’s adventures. Just click here for his account.

Local Woman Tweets From Cruise Ship During Evacuation

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A scary scene onboard a cruise ship stuck in stormy seas.

Tonight, the evacuation of all on board is underway, including one local woman from Rio Vista.

That passenger onboard the Viking Sky off Norway is waiting to be evacuated. She tells CBS13 she is doing fine tonight, although the ship she is on is not.

Helicopters hovering overhead in an effort to lift people on the ship to safety. Inside everyone onboard is wearing life jackets.

One of the hundreds waiting to be rescued is a Rio Vista’s Alexus Sheppard.

Sheppard has been sharing videos from on board since the trouble started on her Twitter.

She shared videos showing furniture sliding, ceiling panels falling, as the ship is hit hard by monster waves.

Sheppard also posted photos as day turned to night, showing some passengers laying on floors, in stairwells, and hallways.

She texted CBS13’s Steve Large, “people sleeping everywhere they can. Evacuation is going very slow. About one person every two minutes.”

Sheppard also texted she is doing fine.

Since it first lost power, there are reports one of the cruise ship’s engines is now working and the ship has been able to get further away from the rocky coastline in the area.

We will stay on top of this developing story.

Saturday Night’s Winning Powerball Numbers

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing.

The numbers drawn Saturday night are 24, 25, 52, 60 and 66, with a Powerball of 5.

The next drawing for what would be the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history is Wednesday. The odds of winning are roughly 1 in 292.2 million.

No one has won the Powerball jackpot since the day after Christmas. Twenty-four drawings since then have failed to produce a winner.

The buyers of three tickets shared the country’s largest jackpot. It was a nearly $1.59 billion Powerball prize drawn on Jan. 13, 2016. A South Carolina purchaser won a $1.54 billion Mega Millions jackpot. That was the nation’s second-largest lottery prize ever.

Report: Davis Officer Natalie Corona Shooter Had Alcohol And Drugs In His System

DAVIS (CBS13) — Kevin Limbaugh, the man who shot and killed Officer Natalie Corona in Davis back in January, was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana on the night of the shooting, according to the Davis Enterprise.

The paper is reporting Limbaugh’s Yolo County coroner’s report, saying he had also been taking prescription medication for insomnia.

Limbaugh’s blood-alcohol level was .16, twice the legal limit.

ALSO: Bus Named After Slain Davis Officer Natalie Corona

Police say Kevin Limbaugh ambushed 22-year-old Officer Corona, killing her at the scene of a traffic accident the night of January 10.

Limbaugh reportedly took his own life a short time later at his home.

You can read the entire story here.

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K-9 Nabs Felony Suspect In Placer County

SHERIDAN (CBS13) — K-9 Drago took down a wanted mean in Sheridan, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say they had been looking for 32-year-old Wesley Bower for more than a week on a felony car theft warrant when they saw him walking.

When they approached him, they say he took off running through a field, jumping numerous barbwire fences.

That’s when K-9 Drago was deployed, apprehending Bower by biting him in the forearm.

Deputies arrested Bower. His bail is set at $55,000.

Police Looking For Clues In Stockton Shooting

STOCKTON (CBS13) — A man is recovering after being shot Friday night in Stockton.

It happened on the 900 block of South California Street.

ALSO: Man, Woman Found Shot to Death In Car In Stockton; Third Person Dies At Hospital

Police say two men robbed another man at gunpoint and during the robbery, one of the robbers shot the victim.

He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

If you know anything about the crime, click here to submit your tips.

Supercell Spotted In Colusa County

COLUSA (CBS13) — The tornado warning last been lifted for Colusa and Sutter Counties, but check out what someone caught on video!

This supercell was spotted in Colusa County this afternoon.

We’ll have complete weather coverage on CBS13 tonight at 7 p.m., 10 p.m., and 11 p.m.

 

Trees Lost To The Camp Fire Replaced

CONCOW (CBS13) — Volunteers worked today to plant trees, replacing those lost in the Camp Fire.

Nearly two-dozen volunteers worked today at a ridge in Concow.

The tree planting was a partnership between One Tree Planted and the Butte County Resource Center.

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Streisand Apologizes For Remarks On Michael Jackson Accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of sexual abuse, saying that she should have chosen her words more carefully and that she admires the accusers for “speaking their truth.”

Streisand had received bitter criticism online after she was quoted in The Times of London as saying that Jackson’s accusers were “thrilled to be there” during the alleged abuse, which “didn’t kill them.”

After an initial statement Saturday to The Associated Press in which she sought to clarify her remarks, the superstar of song, stage, and screen posted an apology online that went further.

“I am profoundly sorry for any pain or misunderstanding I caused by not choosing my words more carefully about Michael Jackson and his victims,” she wrote.

“I didn’t mean to dismiss the trauma these boys experienced in any way,” she wrote. “Like all survivors of sexual assault, they will have to carry this for the rest of their lives. I feel deep remorse and I hope that James and Wade know that I truly respect and admire them for speaking their truth.”

The apology went far beyond the earlier statement to the AP, in which she elaborated on her published remarks, saying she felt “nothing but sympathy” for the men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who accuse the late star of molesting them as children.

She wrote in that earlier statement: “To be crystal clear, there is no situation or circumstance where it is OK for the innocence of children to be taken advantage of by anyone.”

The remarks in question came deep into a wide-ranging interview with The Times. Asked about Jackson, Streisand was quoted as saying she “absolutely” believed Robson and Safechuck, who make their allegations in the recent HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland.”

Jackson’s estate has condemned the HBO documentary. Jackson, who died in 2009, was found not guilty in 2005 of charges he molested a 13-year-old boy.

Streisand was asked about the documentary, which she called “too painful.”

She then said that Jackson, when she met him, was “very sweet, very childlike.” Asked how she reconciled that man with the one portrayed in the documentary, she replied: “His sexual needs were his sexual needs, coming from whatever childhood he has or whatever DNA he has. You can say ‘molested,’ but those children, as you heard say, they were thrilled to be there. They both married and they both have children, so it didn’t kill them.”

Among those firing back on social media was the director of “Leaving Neverland,” Dan Reed, who wrote of that last quote: “Did you really say that?!”

Asked by The Times whether she was angry at Jackson, Streisand said: “It’s a combination of feelings. I feel bad for the children. I feel bad for him. I blame, I guess, the parents, who would allow their children to sleep with him.”

Also attracting attention Saturday for remarks about Jackson was his close friend and mentor, Diana Ross.

“This is what’s on my heart this morning,” Ross wrote on Twitter. “I believe and trust that Michael Jackson was and is A magnificent incredible force to me and to many others.”