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Applegate Fire spurs evacuations

Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...

Nevada County man charged in June shootout with BLM, CHP

A federal complaint was filed Friday against a Nevada County man jailed since June on allegations that he wounded a Bureau of Land Management ranger and California Highway Patrol o ...

Cow carnage on I-80 east

At least four cows were killed Thursday morning on Interstate 80 after a pickup truck hauling a cattle trailer struck a guardrail, spilling its bovine passengers onto the freeway. ...

Placer Probation gains funds to monitor high-risk DUI offenders

  With the knowledge that felony and repeat misdemeanor DUI offenders are over-represented in traffic crashes involving alcohol or other drugs, the Placer County Probation Of ...

CHP accepting cadet applications

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is accepting applications in September from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer.  The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a ...

Vehicle collides with parked big rig

A three-vehicle accident involving a small sedan, a van and a semi truck held up eastbound traffic for close to an hour on Interstate 80 Thursday morning, causing no fatalities but ...

Law enforcement on the hunt for drunk drivers on St. Patrick’s Day weekend

With St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, the Avoid the 7 Placer County DUI task force is urging the public to get a ride home and not get behind the wheel after drinking. During ...

Truck flips over on Interstate 80 near Penryn

A red Ford truck rolled over onto its top on the side of westbound Interstate 80 near Penryn at around 4:17 Thursday afternoon. According to California Highway Patrol reports and c ...

I-80 rollover crash victim in serious condition

One victim involved in a rollover crash Wednesday near Newcastle remains in serious condition at Sutter Roseville Medical Center, according to Robin Montgomery, spokesperson for Su ...