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Cell phone app lights way to Auburn canyon rescue

In what is being considered a first for an Auburn State Recreation Area rescue, a cell phone’s flashlight app was used to help stranded hikers guide searchers. The app-aided ...

Stolen-auto driver flees in North Auburn

A passenger was held at gunpoint by a deputy while a driver of a stolen car fled into the night Sunday in North Auburn. The incident took place Sunday evening along Shale Ridge Ro ...

Colfax man with Auburn work connections reported missing

A Colfax man has been reported missing by concerned friends and family members after he failed to return from a search to retrieve a wallet he had lost in the snow. Eric Garcia, 3 ...

Placer Union OKs timeline for superintendent search

The search is on for a new superintendent at Placer Union High School District. With current superintendent Dave Horsey set to retire in June, the district’s board of truste ...

Missing Clipper Gap man's body found near home

AUBURN CA - Placer County Sheriff's Office searchers located the body Tuesday of a Clipper Gap man missing since Sunday evening. Gary Howe, 71, was last seen around 5 p.m. Sunday, ...

Colfax family uses Facebook to find teen runaway

AUBURN CA - A Colfax family’s attempt to reunite with their runaway daughter has gone viral on the Internet. Jason Russell said that his daughter packed a suitcase and left thei ...

Escapee captured after citizens tackle him

A Placer County Jail inmate’s escape came to an end when a few alert citizens tackled him to the ground Wednesday afternoon. David Lee Todd, 49, thwarted two deputies who were ...