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Breaking News: Student arrested at CRC for weapon violation

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)

Jennah Booth

October 25, 2018

The Los Rios Police Department arrested a student near the parking structure at Cosumnes River College on Wednesday for an on-campus weapon violation. The incident prompted the LRPD to send out a district-wide Rave Alert at 5:46 p.m. warning students and staff to avoid the parking structure area, a...

ARC President warns students of ‘outside group’ planning protest at ARC

John Edgar, a member of the anti-abortion activist group Project Truth, stands in front of one of the group's signs posted by its set up near the Student Center. Project Truth visits college campuses among other venues across the country to spread its message. (File Photo)

Luis Gael

March 2, 2018

According to a campus-wide email sent out by American River College President Thomas Greene, an “outside group” calling itself Project Truth will be on school grounds as part of an anti-abortion demonstration March 5 and 6. According to the group’s event page on All Events: “Project Truth will be ch...

Breaking News: Reports of a man with a gun on campus prompt school-wide lockdown

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)

Luis Gael

February 14, 2018

American River College was placed on lockdown by the Los Rios Police Department after reports of a man on campus with a gun at approximately 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening. According to Sergeant J. Lampano of the LRPD, there were reported sightings of a man riding a bicycle displaying a firearm near...

Breaking News: LRPD Officer calls for backup after altercation with student

(Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Luis Gael

February 6, 2018

Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for backup from a Los Rios Police Department Officer Tuesday afternoon after an apparent altercation with an American River College student inside the Disabled Student Programs and Services Offices. According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, there is...

ARC student arrested for allegedly flying drone over NFL game

(Left) Tracy Mapes' staff photo from his time on the AR Current in the spring of 2016. (File photo)

(Right) Tracy Mapes' mugshot at the Santa Clara Police Department on Nov. 26 after being arrested for allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets over Levi Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Santa Clara Police Department)

Luis Gael

November 28, 2017

[UPDATED] An American River College student was arrested on Sunday after allegedly dropping anti-media leaflets from a drone over Levi’s Stadium and Oakland-Alameda Stadium during two different NFL games.  Tracy Mapes, 55, attended ARC and served on the Current in the spring of 2016 before leaving the...

Breaking News: Man allegedly threatens to assault two female students in library

Los Rios Police Department patrol car. (Photo by John Ennis)

Luis Gael

September 28, 2017

According to an email sent out by the Los Rios Police Department, officers were dispatched to the ARC library after receiving reports that a suspicious subject allegedly made threatening statements to two female students in a third floor study room at 6:40 p.m. today. No physical contact was made...

Regional Transit agreement passes

Students walk toward the entrance of the No. 1 Bus on the corner of College Oak Drive and Orange Grove Avenue on Aug. 31, 2015. Measure A, which renewed the universal transit pass, has passed after a vote by Los Rios students on eServices. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

September 25, 2015

The measure extending the universal transit pass (UTP) agreement between Sacramento Regional Transit and the Los Rios district passed, according to Scott Crow, American River College’s public information officer. All Los Rios students taking more than three units at a particular college were eligible...

Breaking News: Longest serving active faculty member dies due to cancer complications

Breaking News: Longest serving active faculty member dies due to cancer complications

Cheyenne Drury and Cheyenne Drury

May 5, 2015

Update, May 5, 3:42 p.m.: This story has been updated to include an interview with Greg Warzecka, ARC's athletic director, and more information about Towers' education and career. The longest serving active faculty member at American River College died late Friday due to complications from cancer. ...

Carmichael man arrested after shooting and police standoff

Carmichael man arrested after shooting and police standoff

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

April 27, 2015

Update April 27, 2015, 8:59 p.m.: The name of the main suspect is Jeremiah Hankins, 35. Hankins has been booked on five felony charges including attempted murder, according to a press release by Sgt. Lisa Bowman, the spokesperson for the Sacramento Sheriff's Department.   A Carmichael man was take...

Man arrested by campus police

Officer Frank Smith arrests a man outside of Business 123 around 1 pm on Monday Nov. 25.

Jeff Gonzales and Jeff Gonzales

November 25, 2013

Reporters for The Current observed campus police arresting a man outside of Business 123 early this afternoon. Officer F. Smith walked the handcuffed man to a patrol car after police looked through the four bags that were pulled out of the classroom along with the detainee. Police referred reporters...

Local legend relieved of coaching duties by The Reds

Local legend relieved of coaching duties by The Reds

Ed Gebing and Ed Gebing

October 4, 2013

Former American River College baseball player, Major League Baseball coach Dusty Baker was released from his managerial duties by the Cincinnati Reds after losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League wild-card game. Baker had coached the Reds since the 2008 season. During his time with...

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