drowning

Auburn bathtub drowning ‘murder’ confession questioned by defense

AUBURN CA - Placer County Superior Court filings on behalf of Patricia Thomas are providing more information in a 42-year-old drowning case involving her 4-year-old daughter that a ...

Drowning takes life of former Auburn Police officer, Colfax grad

A police motorcade Friday in the southwestern Washington State community of Battle Ground will honor former Auburn Police officer Michael Molzahn, who drowned Sunday in the Columbi ...

Foresthill High plays tribute to Penryn family's son, Pliny

His classmates, teammates, coach and friends at Foresthill High School have not forgotten Pliny Oscar Murphy IV. The 20-year-old died July 25, 2010 after jumping off rocks into the ...

Deadly Auburn canal takes sixth victim in less than two years

Auburn’s Wise Canal has turned killer again. This time it was a 50-year-old homeless man just three days out of the Placer County Jail and caught in the icy death grip of the urb ...

Pliny Murphy had a zest for life

The Murphy family of Penryn is mourning the loss of their oldest child, Pliny, who died in a diving accident on July 25. Pliny Oscar Murphy V had just turned 20 in July. He was the ...

Auburn swimmer, 21, remains missing after American River plunge

There was still no trace Monday of a 21-year-old Auburn man who disappeared two days earlier while trying to swim across the frigid, raging American River. Ground searches were ha ...