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Embattled Garden Valley fire chief resigns

Facing drunken driving charges, embattled Garden Valley Fire Chief William Dekker has resigned. Ed Hawkins, Garden Valley Fire Protection District board chairman, said Wednesday t ...

Garden Valley fire chief booked on DUI allegation

Garden Valley Fire District Chief William Dekker has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. The arrest came Thursday, after deputies flagged Decker’s vehicle down as ...

Attorney General alerts seniors about the ‘Grandparent Scam’

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris urged older Californians Friday to be aware of the “Grandparent Scam” and other scams targeting seniors. During the holida ...

Placer County supes hear heated debate on cannabis rules

From emotional to legal to financial, arguments spurred heated debate Tuesday before the Placer County Board of Supervisors over potential new medicinal marijuana growing and selli ...

Doctor: Accused cop killer shows no remorse

SACRAMENTO – Charming and showing no remorse, accused double cop-killer Luis Bracamontes held a Bible in his hand as he told a court-appointed psychiatrist that he is willing ...

Auburn city councilmember fights drugged-driving allegation

UPDATE 10:30 A.M. DEC. 3: Auburn City Councilman Bill Kirby is facing a driving-under-the-influence of drugs charge in Monterey County. But Kirby, 67, said Wednesday that the alle ...

Robbers Fire arson case back on in Placer County

An appeals court has affirmed a grand jury indictment of a Sacramento man on arson allegations related to starting the 2012 Robbers Fire. But the decision by the Third District Ap ...

Home invasion robbery suspects arrested

Two home-invasion robbery suspects are in custody after a search that started with a pot heist from a Greenwood home. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office reported that Jer ...

Final guilty plea in $17M construction fraud targeting Auburn tribe

Darrell Hinz was the trusted construction manager hired by the United Auburn Indian Community to complete its Indian Hills Road office project. Instead, Hinz became enmeshed in a ...

Gunpoint home invasion robbery nets marijuana

Investigators Monday continued their search for robbers who made off with a sizable haul of processed pot in a home invasion at an isolated property in Greenwood on the El Dorado C ...

Doctor: Accused cop killer believes God will foil any execution

SUNDAY UPDATE: SACRAMENTO – Accused double cop-killer Luis Bracamontes says God has made him invulnerable and will not allow him to be executed if he is sentenced to death, a ...

Writer, former addict brings Placer’s heroin epidemic into view

In every translation, the journey into Dante’s “Inferno” begins in a shadowed forest where “lost is the path that does not stray,” and for Jason Smith ...

Five-figure losses in hit-and-run Loomis burglaries

High-end burglaries have hit Loomis in November, with tens of thousands of dollars pilfered in two break-ins, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported. Investigations are ...

Getaway car drags Auburn supermarket employee

The crime escalated quickly from shoplifting to robbery when a woman tried to escape from an Auburn supermarket parking lot in a car dragging a terrified Raley’s employee. A ...

Preventing Parisian terror in Placer County

Placer County law enforcement leaders say the threat of terror, as underlined by the attacks in Paris, has dramatically changed their operations. There is stepped-up training and ...