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Voluntary manslaughter plea in Loomis bat-beating death

One of two men charged with murder in the bludgeoning death of a Loomis man two years ago lodged a no-contest plea Thursday in Placer County Superior Court that could result in a 2 ...

Businesses reopen, residents return home

Downtown Lincoln appeared to be back to normal Thursday afternoon after evacuees from a tanker fire returned to their homes and businesses reopened. An estimated 10,000 residents ...

Evacuees sleep in cars, make friends at shelters

Although remaining concerned, evacuees seemed to be OK on Wednesday at the Lincoln Community Center, one of three evacuation shelters set up in Lincoln. Police evacuated 4,800 resi ...

Evacuation order to be lifted at midnight on Thursday

The train tanker car that has been on fire since noon on Tuesday has burned through the last of the propane it was carrying. Lincoln Fire Chief David Whitt announc ...

Hazardous tanker-car fire threat not just in Lincoln?

The blaring sound of a freight-train horn is a familiar one for Auburn residents. According to Union Pacific, an average of 25 trains a day travel on the two tracks that run throug ...

Texas firefighting team jets in to battle Lincoln rail-tanker blaze

Outside help – including a hotshot crew of tanker fire experts from Texas – was helping Lincoln deal Wednesday with a potentially catastrophic propane fire in a railway tank ca ...

Chief: Expect black clouds of smoke this evening

Fire officials say residents could be back in their homes as soon as this morning. A mandatory evacuation of 4,800 downtown homes and businesses took place following a tanker fir ...

Placer court considers limited service days

The Superior Court of Placer County is considering closing most of its courtrooms for 12 days this year in an effort to save money. The ongoing state fiscal crisis has resulted ...

Legislature changes only thing to help with ADA lawsuits, business owner says

Local business owners and a Sacramento-based grassroots organization are hoping to stop lawsuit abuse. The California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, or CALA, held a meeting on th ...