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Robbers Fire containment rises to 80 percent

UPDATE: 6 P.M. JULY 19 - Containment efforts on the Robbers Fire moved closer Thursday. Cal Fire reported 80 percent containment – up from 70 percent Wednesday evening. Full ...

Cal Fire:Robbers Fire containment could come Saturday

UPDATE: 7:10 P.M. JULY 17 - Robbers Fire defense lines were holding through Tuesday and Cal Fire was reporting the stubborn blaze could be bottled up by the weekend. Cloudy sk ...

Wind direction shift could spell Robbers Fire trouble

UPDATE 8:40 A.M. July 17- A stubborn wildfire burning in the canyons between Foresthill and Colfax had grown to 2,650 acres by Tuesday and Cal Fire was digging in for a shift ...

Robbers Fire spreads to 1,157 acres between Colfax, Foresthill

UPDATE 7:40 A.M. JULY 13 - A small army of firefighters was working on the ground and in the air to rein in the wind-whipped Robbers Fire late Thursday in densely wooded canyo ...

Man sentenced to 20-year prison term for four Auburn-area armed hold-ups

AUBURN CA - Four gunpoint robberies ? three in the Auburn area and one in Weimar ? have cost their 22-year-old perpetrator his freedom for at least the next 16 years. Lukas Lambet ...

Incumbents Montgomery, Holmes, Uhler leading in Placer supes races

AUBURN CA - All three of Placer County?s standing supervisors up for election were on their way to victory Tuesday night, early vote totals indicated. Election returns posted by 1 ...

Placer DA: Weimar murder victim Sarah Burr shot in back

AUBURN CA - A single gunshot in the back from a hunting rifle killed murder victim Sarah Burr as she was walking toward the front door, prosecutors are contending in the case again ...

Dry conditions create tinderbox conditions in California

There have been over three times as many wildfires in California this year from January through the second week of April than there were last year, Cal Fire reports. With November ...

Placer County deputies arrest six in two Monday home burglaries

  Placer County Sheriff’s deputies had a busy Monday as they stopped two separate home burglaries in the Meadow Vista and Applegate areas that resulted in six arrests. ...

All AR 50 trails lead to Auburn

Scott Smith is using Saturday’s American River 50-mile Endurance Run to ramp up his preparation for his first attempt at Western States in June. West Bourgalt is looking to qual ...

Gold panning spikes in Auburn State Recreation Area rivers

AUBURN CA - Rivers in the Auburn State Recreation Area have been getting a workout from pans and hands. Supervising Ranger Scott Liske said that he’s witnessed a spike in pannin ...

Nevada County man dies after crashing into a tree

A 62-year-old Grass Valley man lost his life last week on a rural Placer County road. The single-car wreck occurred during a light snowstorm on Feb. 29. According to Sgt. Cu ...

Placer County ticks test positive for Lyme disease

Hikers enjoying the beauty of Stevens Trail should heed warnings about ticks from state and public health officials. On. Jan. 25, the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District a ...

Copper wire thieves caught red-handed

Three suspects were caught in the act of stealing copper wire Tuesday morning from a traffic advisory message sign on westbound Interstate 80 west of Cisco Grove. The collaborate ...

Local suspects animals were sacrificed

Tony Velasquez came home from work on Halloween to find two of his goats dead, one of which had its udders removed. The Applegate-area resident said the incident was disturbing a ...