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Big rig carrying potatoes crashes on I-80 near Penryn

A tractor-trailer rig carrying 40,000 pounds of potatoes left Interstate 80 and crashed near Penryn late Monday. The crash took place at 11:45 p.m. Monday on westbound I-80, near R ...

Placer admits deputy’s fault in North Auburn patrol car crash

More than two years after a sheriff’s office patrol car crashed into the side of an SUV at a busy North Auburn intersection, Placer County is admitting the deputy was at fault. ...

CHP report on Foresthill Road double-fatal crash nearly done

A California Highway Patrol investigation is nearing completion into a crash on Foresthill Road two months ago that left two people dead and the driver of the other car seriously i ...

Easy riders take a lunch break

California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers continue on their way Thursday. According to officer Dave Ricks, the unit, from the North Sacramento office, takes a training ride eve ...

New CHP driving-while-distracted crackdown strikes home in Auburn area

The California Highway Patrol investigation of a March 17 double-fatal crash on Foresthill Road comes as law-enforcement agencies around California start a crackdown on distracted ...

Love, two deaths and now crash investigation surrounding driver "inattention"

“Inattention” is the word the California Highway Patrol is now using to describe a possible contributing factor in a March 17 crash on Foresthill Road that killed two people. ...

Big rig drives off Interstate 80

The driver of a semi-truck pulling a 53-foot trailer is lucky to be alive after he lost control of his vehicle Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, on westbound Interstate 80, just past Newca ...

Car 'flies' off Auburn-Folsom Road

A vehicle that missed a curve on Auburn-Folsom Road Sunday morning left behind a wide swath of damage and sent the driver to the hospital. Bonanza Way resident Matt Konar said he h ...

Nathan Taylor completes CHP training

Nathan Taylor of Loomis has completed California Highway Patrol cadet training. Taylor was assigned to duty at the CHP’s San Jose Area office. Taylor is a 1996 Del Oro High Schoo ...

Del Oro grad makes mom's birthday despite rollover

A former Loomis Basin resident has a seatbelt to thank for saving his life. Greg Connolly, a 2001 Del Oro High School graduate, was recently driving northbound on Interstate 5 in C ...

Boroja completes CHP training

Brieanne Borojo of Loomis has completed California Highway Patrol cadet training. Boroja was assigned to duty at the CHP?s San Francisco Area office. Boroja is a 2001 Del Oro High ...

CHP putting on zero tolerance sweep on cell phone, text use

The first annual Sacramento region zero tolerance campaign, aimed at citing drivers who are distracted by cell phone chat or text, is being conducted throughout Sacramento region t ...

Two suspects arrested for Loomis home burglary

Jon Roman is a very grateful man who has nothing but praise for the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. Within hours of reporting a burglary at his rural Loomis home yesterday, t ...

Don't risk biking without a helmet

Wearing a bike helmet is mandatory for kids, but look around – how many youth are really doing it? Liza Berry, 17, of Loomis, doesn’t ride bikes that often any more, but when ...

CHP to have maximum enforcement Memorial Day weekend

Before heading out on a road trip, barbecue or picnic during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the California Highway urges all motorists to drive safely, and buckle up. Memori ...