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Noon Hour Update: 2-year-old killed, FOX40 back on the air and CASE Act moves forward

What's happening and what we're working on
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Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Friday edition.

2-year-old murdered: A mother in Roseville was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of killing her 2-year-old daughter, McKinley Wilder. Police are still investigating, but the toddler's death seemed suspicious Wednesday night. For more on this story, click here.

FOX40 is back: At around 6 p.m. Wednesday night DirecTV customers were connected again to their favorite FOX programming as local affiliate FOX40 was back on the air after the satellite provider reached a 5-year agreement with Tribune Broadcasting. Local DirecTV viewers were without the channel since Sunday after the previous contract had expired. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed. The blackout of Tribune Broadcasting stations affected 19 U.S. markets.

What we're working on: Reporter Sara Seyydin will be providing an update on the CASE Act's (Californians Against Sexual Exploitation) efforts to raise more awareness about sex trafficking and putting an initiative on the ballot.
With Easter on Sunday, local churches have been using this time of year to reach out to the community and have people return to or join their congregations. Sara will have a story on what churches are doing.

What you're talking about: In Opinion, the topic of a Walmart in Auburn has sparked conversation with the letter "Did Wal-Mart charm supes?" Another debate continues with the letter "Sign doesn't belong in city chamber," referring to the In God We Trust sign hung in the Auburn City Council chambers. Trayvon Martin continues to draw reader response and comments, read the letter "Shooter in the wrong" and share your thoughts on the matter. Read these letters and more stories and share your thoughts.

Take our poll: "Do you think the $150 fire protection fee for rural residents should be repealed?" click here and find the poll next to our sports section on the lower portion of the Web page and vote.

What's happening in your area?: Have news going on where you are? Let us know, email us photos or information at ajournal@goldcountrymedia.com.