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New Auburn pastor goes behind bars to help prison inmates

Pastor Gary McAnally is used to it now. And no, it’s not the echoing slam of prison doors that  close loudly and ominously in countless prison-based movies. The electro ...

Street smarts and book smarts

One of Placer County’s top officials is newly armed with a deep knowledge of homeland security. Devon Bell, 47, undersheriff of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, com ...

Saturday is targeted for 100 percent King Fire containment

With firefighters gaining the upper hand on the King Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties, containment could come as early as Saturday. The Interagency Incident Management Team c ...

Nevada County man charged in June shootout with BLM, CHP

A federal complaint was filed Friday against a Nevada County man jailed since June on allegations that he wounded a Bureau of Land Management ranger and California Highway Patrol o ...

Man charged with setting King Fire

Officials announced Thursday that they have made an arrest in the King Fire, which so far has charred 71,000 acres and is only 5 percent contained while threatening 2,000 homes.&nb ...

Mental health questions in Sheridan murder case

A request by murder suspect Ana Maria Bejenariu to be transferred to a state mental hospital punctuated a brief session before a Placer County Superior Court judge on Wednesday. B ...

Bitcoin cyber blackmailers strike Colfax pizzeria

A Colfax pizza eatery has weathered a cyber blackmail attempt that froze its files and demanded payment in bitcoins. Pizzaiolo Wood-Fired Pizza owner Pete Lostritto said he decide ...

Report details pros, cons of Placer County justice system

Placer County supervisors were told Tuesday that the justice system is already working on a blueprint for changes in the wake of Assembly Bill 109. The blueprint is being sparked ...

Auburn hair salon employees pull suicidal man from locked, smoking car

Workers at an Auburn salon broke a window to pull a suicidal man, partly bound in plastic wrap, from a smoking car on Friday. The man, who authorities said was attempting to kill ...

Laura’s Law now part of Placer County mental health tool chest

Laura’s Law has arrived in Placer County. The Placer County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution Tuesday authorizing implementation of assisted out-patient treatment fo ...