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Defense: Client acted under ‘duress’ in torture case

ROSEVILLE - What would a reasonable person do if they were told they would be tortured if they didn’t follow commands? That is among the questions defense attorney Richard Corb ...

Where baseball burns bright

The sun had just started to set as Bret Lachemann left his hotel late Sunday night for a 1 a.m. flight back to Northern California. “It’s finally getting a little dark,” he ...

Trial begins in case of torture, murder and drugs

Guy Farmer’s death was about protecting secrets. Secrets about money, drugs and torture, according to prosecutor Dave Tellman. Tellman began a Placer County double-murder tri ...

Sheriff’s Association, county reach tentative agreement

Deputy Sheriff’s Association leaders walked away with a tentative two-year contract agreement with Placer County. Andrew Scott, association vice president, confirmed Monday afte ...

Back from the "dead," Del Oro grad survives drowning

A 23-year-old Del Oro High School graduate is lucky to be alive after nearly drowning in a Loomis pool. “I was dead. I think for at least two minutes,” said Josh Ryan, who is ...

"Cash for Clunkers" gets weekend reprieve

For those who thought they missed out on the chance to get rid of their high-mileage, inefficient vehicles, looks like you’re in luck. The federal “Cash for Clunkers” progr ...

Sheriff’s Association sends contract to county

County officials are expected to review over the weekend a contract submitted by the Placer Deputy Sheriff’s Association Friday. The submission comes a few days before supervis ...

Colfax city manager leaving position

Colfax City Council members and City Manager Joan Phillipe have reached a mutual agreement not to renew her contract. The decision was announced following a closed session of Tues ...