California Highway Patrol

Loomis native graduates from CHP academy

Although it might not be a tradition, Loomis native Jacob Bews has followed a similar career path as at least three family members by joining the California Highway Patrol (CHP). ...

Auburn’s CHP copter has three rescues in one day

Based out of the Auburn Airport, California Highway Patrol’s helicopter crews were kept hopping on an Easter weekend with three rescue calls on Saturday. The initial call of ...

CHP Officer Nathan Taylor saluted from Reno to Roseville

A woman left her work at a dental office. Law enforcement vehicles lined the freeway. Firefighters stood on trucks, flags flown from ladders. Overpasses of Interstate 80 ...

Cold weather warnings as winter moves into Placer County, Auburn

With cold weather and storm activity looming, safety warnings are being issued to Auburnites to be prepared on the roads and in the home. The temperature in Auburn was forecast by ...

Auburn home's scary message: 'Fright of the Texting Dead'

Going all out with front lawn decorations is a tradition for Auburn couple Robin and Tony Gallego. The overriding message is all about the fun of the season and they expect from 1 ...

Two trapped gold seekers rescued by CHP copter near Alta

Two San Francisco Bay Area gold panners missing overnight in rugged canyon lands east of Alta were rescued Wednesday by helicopter. According to the California Highway Patrol, Den ...

Rural Lincoln pond tragedy claims young ATV riders

Two boys, 3 and 5, have lost their lives in a tragic pond accident in rural Lincoln and their deaths have sent a community reeling. The boys were riding alone Sunday on a smaller ...

Supes approve contract to install pavement markers on Horseshoe Bar Road

Placer County is laying the groundwork for a new project set to reduce the frequency and severity of traffic collisions on county roads. The Placer County Board of Supervisors vot ...

I-80, Meadow Vista crashes slow traffic, injure biker

A motorcycle rider was injured Monday in a crash with a truck on Placer Hills Road in Meadow Vista. Injured in the crash was motorcycle rider Scott Trauman, 24, of Colfax. Accord ...

Newcastle crash injures driver on Highway 193

The California Highway Patrol was investigating a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 193 in Newcastle that sent the driver to hospital and slowed traffic. The cra ...

CHP puts emphasis on traffic safety through citations

Jaywalkers last week had another reason to look both ways before crossing the street – especially if they found themselves caught up in the latest traffic safety operation. ...

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 ...