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Tests show alcohol, drugs present in two Auburn-area road deaths

Two Placer County motorists who lost their lives within days of each other in single-vehicle crashes had something else in common. Toxicology tests taken after Newcastle’s Sandr ...

Sheriff: Crime in Loomis is down

Despite two homicides, violent crime and property crime in Loomis and Penryn decreased in 2009, according to Placer County Sheriff’s Department officials. Crimes such as forcible ...

More police are after speeders

Speedy drivers beware: For the next year local cops will saturate the area for motorists driving faster than the limit. With the help of a $587,280 grant from the state Office of ...

Two injured in Penryn crash

The drivers of two vehicles that crashed into each other in Penryn Friday morning, Aug. 21, were taken to the hospital. The accident occurred about 8:50 a.m. on Taylor Road, at the ...

I-80 accident sends driver to hospital with major injuries

A pickup driver was reportedly pinned under their dashboard in a major injury accident on Interstate 80 in Loomis Thursday morning. According to an online report from the Californ ...

Fish & Game Commission to recommend against deer hunt

The California Department of Fish and Game won’t recommend any special, Loomis-area deer hunt, according to biologist Craig Stowers. Stowers, a senior wildlife biologist with st ...

Victims identified in fatal Loomis crash

Three victims of a solo car crash on Auburn Folsom Road and Dick Cook Roads in Loomis have been identified, according to the California Highway Patrol. Twenty-five-year-old Chris ...

DUI driver arrested in Loomis fatality crash

An early morning solo car crash claimed the life of a 23-year-old Carmichael man and injured two others near Auburn Folsom and Dick Cook Roads in Loomis, according to a California ...

Lives change every 15 minutes

Every 15 minutes someone, somewhere is involved in a drunk-driving accident. Simple actions like deciding to drive under the influence can forever change someone’s life. In Mar ...

Expect to get caught if you drink and drive

In an effort to keep California’s roads safe, every available California Highway Patrol officer will be out on the road during the upcoming Christmas maximum enforcement period t ...

Have your car seat inspected by the CHP

Free car seat inspections are conducted from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Auburn Area CHP facility in Newcastle. To schedule an appointment, call 663-3344. According to Cali ...

DUI taskforce reports 130 arrests

The Labor Day Week DUI crackdown on impaired drivers, which started Monday, Aug. 25, ended this Monday. The enforcement effort resulted in a large number of DUI arrests from the in ...

Cell phone 9-1-1- calls are now going to Sheriff's Department

Emergency 9-1-1 calls made from cell phones will now be directly diverted to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. Cell phone users who previously dialed 9-1-1 were connected t ...

Traffic is top complaint of Loomis residents

The Placer County Sheriff's Department is once again preparing for the upcoming school year. One of our primary concerns in Loomis is the high volume of traffic and its related pro ...

Police patrol for drivers ignoring cell phone law

California Highway Patrol officers and local law enforcement are helping motorists adjust to the new cell phone law that took effecty July 1. The law requires drivers 18 and over ...