California Highway Patrol

Snowy conditions close freeway at Applegate

Snowy conditions and a roadway accident forced traffic to turn around at the Applegate exit on Interstate 80 Wednesday afternoon. According to California Highway Patrol’s onlin ...

Speed limits going up

Speed limits on three local roads may be raised later this spring. The Weimar/Applegate/Colfax Municipal Advisory Council gave a nod of approval on Feb. 17 to a proposal to raise ...

Charge filed in death of Grass Valley bicyclist

The woman who allegedly hit and killed a well-known Grass Valley bicyclist was charged with vehicular manslaughter Wednesday. The Placer County District Attorney’s Office said t ...

Fallen cyclist remembered as avid racer

A well-known Grass Valley cyclist died while biking on a Placer County highway Sunday. James “Jim” Rogers, 53, was cycling southbound near Colfax on the right-hand edge of Hig ...

Distraught driver gets CHP help

An elderly Stanislaus County resident was found parked on Interstate 80 just above Colfax shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday,. When Gold Run California Highway Patrol Officer Art G ...

Man fatally hit after running into traffic

A Colfax man who reportedly ran out into Highway 49 traffic in Auburn died Wednesday night. Michael B. Johnston, 53, was standing on the west roadway edge of the highway south of ...

Officers wrangle horses

A tragedy was averted Tuesday morning when CHP officers managed to round up two horses walking on westbound Interstate 80. Several motorists called 9-1-1 around 7:40 a.m. to repor ...

Tanker runs off Interstate 80

Early Monday morning, a commercial tanker truck carrying 6,000 gallons of an oil mixture used to seal asphalt roads ran off eastbound Interstate 80 about five miles above Colfax. ...

AT&T tech saves woman’s life

Some may call it a fluke, others a miracle that Dave Erickson was working where he was one fateful Friday. The AT&T splicing technician decided it was a good day to finish some wi ...

Accident sends two teens to hospital, knocks phone pole

An accident that left two teens in “serious” condition also closed a Placer County road overnight. A portion of Placer Hills Road remained closed Friday morning after a vehic ...