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Driver dies in I-80 tanker truck crash

A driver of a tanker truck carrying 8,000 gallons of fuel was killed after going off Interstate 80 near Dutch Flat and crashing down an embankment. The driver — a 64-year-ol ...

One victim killed Tuesday by South Placer shooter

UPDATED AT 1:30 P.M. ON THURSDAY Stanley Stepanski III, of Florence, Montana was the shooter in Tuesday’s deadly shooting spree that left one victim dead, another victim in ...

DUI bike rider; Felon with shotgun; More

Dec. 31 Marques Nicole Hawley, 25, of Concord, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The turnover for arrest to the California Highway Patr ...

District: Inappropriate behavior, not hazing

A Placer Union High School District investigation found no evidence of hazing involving the Placer High School junior varsity boys basketball team. Instead, what the district desc ...

Placer CEO gets a $10K raise

Hired last January, Placer County’s top executive is getting a raise. Without comment at the tail end of Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to boost ...

Mayor’s 4 top issues for this year

Editor’s note: Mayor Cheryl Maki submitted four points to watch for in Auburn this year. 1: Of course all of us are hyper-sensitive to the problem with wildfires, particular ...

Rural Placer drug lab arrestees ID'd

Two Foresthill men were identified today as suspects arrested after a butane honey oil lab explosion on a rural Placer County property. Kenneth Dodson and James Dale Jacques, both ...

Team remains on 'hiatus' during investigation

The Placer Union High School District's investigation is continuing into hazing allegations at Placer High School involving the boys junior varsity basketball team. The team w ...

Arrest after search yields stolen jeans

More than $1,000 in stolen jeans were recovered after an SUV that turned out to also be stolen was pulled over in North Auburn by a deputy, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office ...

It took 168 years for this to happen in Placer County

New Placer County Supervisor Bonnie Gore made it two women on the Board of Supervisors when she was sworn in Tuesday. Joining Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery, Gore’s oath of ...

Arrests in widespread check-fraud scheme

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says it has shut down a widespread fraudulent check-cashing operation, made two arrests and expects to take more suspects into custody. Th ...

New-home sales outlook hopeful

Home builders are expressing hope as the new year turns in the Placer County region. November new-home  sales totals in the North State Building Industry Association’s ...

Governor’s Placer visit spotlights wildfire threat

COLFAX - Newly minted Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled from Sacramento to Colfax today to outline new executive actions to address wildfire safety. Twelve hours after being sworn in as ...

New governor to talk wildfire measures in Placer

Newly minted Gov. Gavin Newsom travels from Sacramento to Colfax today to announce new executive actions to address wildfire safety and other emergencies. Sworn in Monday, Newsom ...

Fire erupts in rural Placer County house

Flames erupted at a Foresthill house today, causing heavy fire and smoke damage. The fire was reported shortly after 4 p.m. inside a house on Red Rock Drive, about 12 miles east o ...