Christie Wilson

Our View: Let’s hear more from new DA

As the county says goodbye to its longtime district attorney, residents welcome a new man to the post. Scott Owens is stepping into the lead role for Placer County for the first t ...

Charges dropped against convicted murderer's wife

Federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering have been dropped against convicted murderer Mario Garcia’s ex-wife Jean Garcia. Now that she is free from her ex-husband and l ...

DNA evidence vital in investigations

DNA evidence has been a large part of many high-profile Placer criminal convictions, but the process of gathering evidence and using it to solve a case is nothing like you see on t ...

Dugard story reopens wounds for local crime victims’ families

The re-emergence of Jaycee Dugard, missing since 1991, and the horrific details surfacing of what she endured the past 18 years, has brought up strong emotions for local victims of ...