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Placer, Nevada counties involved in Gov. Brown pardons

Two Nevada County residents are part of a roster of 104 people issued pardons by Gov. Jerry Brown. And Placer County’s court system played a roll in another, as Brown contin ...

Questions remain after Auburn shootout leaves suspect dead

The investigation continued Monday into a standoff and shootout at a North Auburn home that left the suspect dead from a gunshot inside the burning Kemper Oaks Court house. The s ...

Standoff, shootout at North Auburn house leaves suspect dead

A suspect who fired more than 100 rounds from his North Auburn residence over four hours was shot dead Sunday by a Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputy returning fire. A sh ...

State hospital ordered for Sheridan woman in murder case

A Sheridan woman’s mental-health state won’t allow her to stand trial in the near future on a murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of her mother. Instea ...

State hospital stay extended for woman who shot her mother

A woman involved in the shooting death of her mother at an Auburn church 14 years ago will remain in a state hospital, a Placer County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Tara L ...

Gold Run CHP arrest elusive Butte County shooting suspect

Gold Run California Highway Patrol officers are receiving praise for quick work in safely arresting a 17-year-old who had been sought for almost a month as a suspect in a Butte Cou ...

Auburn FedEx email scam averted but many more to be alert for

When Auburn resident Glen Cleveland checked his emails recently, one immediately stood out. The official-sounding “FedEx undeliverable parcel notification” stated Clev ...

Roseville murder suspect Beau Smith described as 'great kid'

A star receiver of prep and collegiate football, class of 2011 Roseville High graduate Beau Smith is suddenly in need of a great defense. Confined to a holding cell at the Marion ...

Ex-Placer County deputy pleads no contest to sex-with-a-minor charge

UPDATED: ROSEVILLE – Once lauded as a hero, an ex-Placer County sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest Wednesday to a single felony charge of having unlawful sex with a mi ...

Former Roseville High football star arrested for murder

Police detectives from Salem, Ore. announced yesterday that they have arrested Beau Smith on murder charges, stemming from the violent death of a 66-year-old. Smith was a well-know ...

Placer ex-deputy’s plea could lead to no jail in sex-with-minor case

ROSEVILLE – Once lauded as a hero, an ex-Placer County sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest today to a single felony charge of having unlawful sex with a minor. Kenneth ...

Placer High lockdown leads to drive for emergency kits

When a suspect in the shooting deaths of two peace officers led law enforcement on a manhunt Oct. 24 to a neighborhood near Placer High School, the campus was locked down for the s ...

Falcons, Hillmen fans can donate to assist Detective Mike Davis’s family

Attendees at the Colfax High School football game Friday against Placer High School will be able to donate to the fund set up to financially help the family of Detective Mike Davis ...

Placer County bids adieu to slain Detective Mike Davis

ROSEVILLE – Detective Michael David Davis Jr. was remembered Tuesday as a peace officer, brother, husband, father, son and hero during a moving, tear-filled memorial service ...

Auburn Police Department fields questions on detective's shooting death

When a shooting death of a sheriff’s detective occurs in a small, tight-knit community like Auburn, residents want answers. Auburn police tried to provide many of them and a ...