Crime

Placer, Sacramento DAs move on potential death-penalty case

SACRAMENTO – A Utah husband and wife were arraigned Tuesday on murder charges and a string of other criminal allegations revealing a crime spree that ended Friday in Auburn w ...

Placer, Sacramento counties team for “unique” murder prosecution

SACRAMENTO – Placer and Sacramento County’s legal machinery is gearing up for team prosecution of a Utah couple formally charged Tuesday with murder in the deaths of tw ...

Auburn, Placer County start to heal, deal with PTSD symptoms

Saying goodbye is only the beginning. Following the shooting deaths of Placer County sheriff’s detective Mike Davis and Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy Danny Oliver ...

Shock gives way to mourning after deputy deaths

Shock is giving way to grief after the shooting deaths of two deputies – one in Auburn, the other in Sacramento – touched off a massive manhunt for their killer. The s ...

Arrest in Auburn, Sacramento shootings that leave two peace officers dead

Saturday Update: A procession of public safety vehicles is escorting the body of Placer County Sheriff's Office Detecitve Mchael David Davis Jr. from the Sacramento County ...

Cal Fire investigators continue probe into Applegate Fire cause

  The investigation into the cause of the Applegate Fire is continuing, a Cal Fire official said. The 459-acre fire broke out Oct. 8 in seven separate location along Interst ...

South Placer Jail situation costs cops time on streets

With six incorporated cities and towns, and 21 additional communities, Placer County’s law enforcement agencies face geographical challenges in making arrests and booking sus ...

UPDATE: Six of 14 Oakmont football players suspended for drug connections will play again this season

Sources at Oakmont High School in Roseville have confirmed that an Oct. 10 drug citation of an 18-year-old student has sparked an extensive investigation by school officials and th ...

Foresthill Road DUI manslaughter case goes to court

ROSEVILLE – The man authorities allege was driving under the influence the morning his pickup drifted into oncoming traffic and killed a 58-year-old Foresthill woman made his ...

Mental health of Sheridan stabbing-murder suspect remains in question

Questions surrounding the mental health of a Sheridan stabbing-murder suspect may be resolved in December. Criminal proceedings against 34-year-old Ana Maria Bejenariu were again ...

New Auburn pastor goes behind bars to help prison inmates

Pastor Gary McAnally is used to it now. And no, it’s not the echoing slam of prison doors that  close loudly and ominously in countless prison-based movies. The electro ...

Street smarts and book smarts

One of Placer County’s top officials is newly armed with a deep knowledge of homeland security. Devon Bell, 47, undersheriff of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, com ...

Saturday is targeted for 100 percent King Fire containment

With firefighters gaining the upper hand on the King Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties, containment could come as early as Saturday. The Interagency Incident Management Team c ...

The broken cure – Part III: Far-reaching strategy for 'scripts' lags behind

Editor's note: This is the third in a three-part series.  Aaron Fechter is an ‘ideas guy.’  He’s an engineer, an entrepreneur. He’s an invent ...

The broken cure – Part II: State cops, overseers hobbled against pharm abuse

Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part investigative series.  2011 just wasn’t Robert Rothman’s year. His pharmacy popped up on the radar of the Bu ...