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Grittier North Auburn homeless presence raises concerns

A grittier version of Auburn is emerging in recent months, with a hardened brand of homelessness creating concerns for residents and businesses. That’s the scenario that ope ...

Ed Gilbert says Loomis is good for his business

Newcastle resident Ed Gilbert “found his calling” when he switched from working as a concrete contractor to owning a gun store. Gilbert opened EWG Guns Inc. in downto ...

Pilot Hill search connected to fleeing driver

A search that closed off roads Thursday in the Pilot Hill area of El Dorado County was connected to a fleeing motorist from a California Highway Patrol pursuit that started in Amad ...

Ex-Garden Valley fire chief facing new charge

  Former Garden Valley Fire Chief William Dekker’s legal woes are mounting. Already facing drunken driving charges from a December arrest that led to his resignation a ...

Roads closed in Pilot Hill area for manhunt

1:50 p.m. UPDATE Jan. 21 A search in the Pilot Hill area was unable to locate the man authorities were looking for today. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office was advising re ...

Man wounded in Loomis deputies’ shoot-out Monday in serious condition

The suspect in Monday’s shooting in a Loomis shopping center remains in serious condition at a Roseville hospital, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Rod ...

Shooting in Loomis Update from 10:22 a.m. Jan. 18, 2016

A 49-year-old Fresno man, Rodney Hance, was wounded in a shootout with sheriff’s deputies Monday morning in a Loomis shopping center, according to the Placer County Sheriff&r ...

Accused cop killer found mentally fit for trial

SACRAMENTO – The prosecution of accused double-cop killer Luis Bracamontes moved forward Friday after a Sacramento judge deemed the defendant mentally competent for court pro ...

Foresthill fire-setting spree leads to arson arrest

A Foresthill man was to be arraigned today in North Auburn court on arson charges connected to the outbreak of a string of fires over the weekend. Placer County Sheriff’s de ...

Suspect booked after North Auburn smash-and-grab

An Auburn man was arrested late Monday on suspicion of burglarizing a North Auburn optometry office. Terry Lee Hoffman, 33, was booked into the Placer County Jail in North Auburn ...

Auburn man indicted on federal firearms, pot charges

An Auburn man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on a charge of manufacturing and dealing illegal firearms. Craig Mason, 44, is alleged to have made two AR-15-style par ...

Nude intruder burgles Auburn home

The suspect in a bizarre Christmas-night burglary of an Auburn home will make his first Placer County court appearance today. The break-in and theft of a purse from a South Auburn ...

Embattled Garden Valley fire chief resigns

Facing drunken driving charges, embattled Garden Valley Fire Chief William Dekker has resigned. Ed Hawkins, Garden Valley Fire Protection District board chairman, said Wednesday t ...

Garden Valley fire chief booked on DUI allegation

Garden Valley Fire District Chief William Dekker has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. The arrest came Thursday, after deputies flagged Decker’s vehicle down as ...

Attorney General alerts seniors about the ‘Grandparent Scam’

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris urged older Californians Friday to be aware of the “Grandparent Scam” and other scams targeting seniors. During the holida ...