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Manhunt for suspect in shooting death near Auburn

UPDATE 2:50 P.M. MAY 14: The suspect in the shooting death of a man in rural Newcastle today has been taken into custody in Rocklin, a Rocklin Police spokesman said. Whitney High ...

Burglars hit Del Oro High School Ag department

Burglars stole $1,500 worth of key equipment for a special project from the Del Oro High School agriculture department greenhouse last week, according to school and sheriff offi ...

Ex-Cal Fire chief pleads no contest on meth charge

Ex-Cal Fire battalion chief Ronald Ray Wright Jr. of Auburn is facing no jail time and three years probation after pleading no contest to an allegation of possession of methampheta ...

Cases tossed after racist text allegations emerge against ex-Placer deputy

Allegations of racist and homophobic texting against a Placer County Sheriff’s Office ex-deputy are roiling the county’s legal waters. The Placer County District Attor ...

Auburn senior comes close to losing thousands in grandparent scam

It’s often-used by scamsters, well-publicized by law enforcement wishing it would just go away, but the grandparent scam is still reeling in trusting seniors. An 86-year-old ...

Second death in Highway 49 crash near Lake of the Pines

A 90-year-old Grass Valley man seen driving erratically before a crash that killed an Auburn driver along Highway 49 has died in the hospital. Alford Dale Presser died Saturday ev ...

Highway 49 crash leads to death, manslaughter charge

The driver of one vehicle involved in a horrific crash on Highway 49 is dead, the driver of another is critically injured and the California Highway Patrol is sorting out why the L ...

Law enforcement asks residents to lock their doors

An 89-year-old Loomis resident, who wants to remain anonymous for safety concerns, wants his neighbors to know how easy it is to be a victim of theft. The resident who lives off ...

PCSO arrests drug dealer during alcohol "shoulder tap" operation

A Penryn man was arrested Friday night in Roseville after selling hallucinogenic mushrooms to an under-aged decoy who was working an alcohol operation with the Placer County She ...

Crime Victims United prepares for annual Capitol bill flurry

A leading advocate for crime victims in California, Harriet Salarno and the non-profit Crime Victims United are ready to do battle in the state Legislature again this year on behal ...

100-mph-plus I-80 pursuit leads to Dutch Flat arrest

A Citrus Heights man is behind bars in Sacramento County after a high-speed pursuit with police along Interstate 80 through Placer County into the Sierra. The chase started at abo ...

Appeal on Robbers Fire indictment keeps case on ice

With Placer County proceedings stayed indefinitely, both sides in the case of Robbers Fire arson suspect Bryon Mason are awaiting a state appeals court ruling. Mason’s case ...

Sheridan murder suspect moved to state hospital

A Placer County woman charged with murder in the stabbing death of her mother has been moved to a state hospital from North Auburn’s jail. The placement of 36-year-old Ana B ...

Residents continue to be hit by phone scams

Loomis resident Lenard Florance wants to prevent other community members from falling victim to a phone scam. Florance heard about scams in which someone pretending to be the ...

Loomis not immune to heroin, opiate trends in region

Official arrest records from the Placer County Sheriff’s Department indicate that some of the county’s wealthier jurisdictions have exceeded others in arrests involv ...