highway 49

Storm soaks Auburn, more rain on way for parched Placer

AUBURN CA - A late-winter storm drenched Auburn, with almost three inches of rain soaking the foothills by early Wednesday. After several months of near-drought conditions, Auburn ...

Driver walks away after car crashes, burns in Highway 49 canyon mishap in Auburn

AUBURN CA - A car left the road Wednesday on Highway 49 near Auburn, plummeted over a cliff, crashed and burst into flames. But the driver and lone occupant told police he was abl ...

Billiard-ball burglar strikes Highway 49 store in Auburn

A thief used a billiard ball to smash a Highway 49 storefront window in Auburn and grab thousands of dollars in high-end clothing and accessories. And in a similar incident the sa ...

Placer admits deputy’s fault in North Auburn patrol car crash

More than two years after a sheriff’s office patrol car crashed into the side of an SUV at a busy North Auburn intersection, Placer County is admitting the deputy was at fault. ...

Sheriff’s North Auburn patrol-car crash lawsuit moving toward trial

A case involving a woman suing Placer County over injuries she claims to have suffered in a North Auburn crash with a sheriff’s patrol car is moving toward a trial in November. ...

Highway 49 pedestrian dies from collision injuries

In a coma for more than two weeks, a pedestrian injured in a June 15 collision with a car on Highway 49 has died. Claude “Danny Boy” Hiers, 47, was taken off life support Sun ...

Highway 49 crash victim remains in critical condition

A man critically injured after he reportedly stepped into Highway 49 and was struck by a car remained in hospital Tuesday. Claude Hiers, 47, of Auburn was in critical condition at ...

Highway 49 pedestrian in critical condition after collision with car

A man who California Highway Patrol investigators say apparently stepped out into the path of an oncoming car on Highway 49 remained in critical condition Friday in a Roseville hos ...