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Two House Fires Within Two Days In Downtown Auburn

Two House Fires Within Two Days In Downtown Auburn

A fire broke out on the 1100 block of high street Sunday morning. Firefighters put out the blaze that had erupted on a two story house just two days after another downtown fire had taken place on the 300 block of Chamberlain Avenue. That home sustained minimal damage as fire…

Officer Fataly Backed Over Bus Driver Directing Traffic At Crash Site

Officer Fataly Backed Over Bus Driver Directing Traffic At Crash Site

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly accident near the Nevada state line that involved a CHP officer. The officer was responding to a crash along Interstate 80 east of Hirschdale Road Saturday night when he backed into the driver of a charter bus who had stopped to help…

Cargo Fire Alarm On Sacramento Departed Airliner Has Forced Emergerncy Landing

Cargo Fire Alarm On Sacramento Departed Airliner Has Forced Emergerncy Landing

An Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing Sunday morning at the Modesto City-County Airport after a warning signal indicated there was a fire in the plane’s cargo area, the Modesto Fire Department said. SkyWest Flight 3391, operating as an Alaska Airlines flight, landed safely at 6:50 a.m. No injuries…

Transient Man Manages To Damage Two Police Vehicles With One Hit

Transient Man Manages To Damage Two Police Vehicles With One Hit

John Retzlaff was arrested for evading the police and damaging two police vehicles. Just after midnight on April 4th, 2017, two Placerville Police Officers were checking on an occupied vehicle in the parking lot of the Regal Cinema located at 337 Placerville Drive. Inside the vehicle they observed one male…

Caltrans Warns Of Winter Storm Like Driving Conditions

Caltrans Warns Of Winter Storm Like Driving Conditions

Caltrans is alerting motorists to be prepared for a return to winter driving conditions in the Sierra Mountain areas, including the foothills. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8 for the west slope of…

Foresthill Man Arrested Following Shots Fired At Sheriff’s Helicopter And Armored Vehicle

Foresthill Man Arrested Following Shots Fired At Sheriff’s Helicopter And Armored Vehicle

A man was arrested Wednesday night after an hours-long standoff with deputies at a Foresthill home, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. Rance Shepherd, 34, was taken into custody peacefully after shooting at law enforcement vehicles and refusing to leave his home for nearly 8-and-a-half hours, the sheriff’s office said.…

Safety Tips For This Week’s Spring Storm

Safety Tips For This Week’s Spring Storm

While Spring may have sprung throughout much of Northern and Central California, Mother Nature has at least one more winter storm in store for our communities. PG&E is urging its customers and their families to stay safe this week as a significant weather system works its way across the region…

Placer Supes Pass A Front Of Costs For Warwick University Project

Placer Supes Pass A Front Of Costs For Warwick University Project

Plans to bring a University of Warwick campus to Placer County moved forward yesterday with the board of supervisors voting to front some county staff costs of planning and permitting for the project. Placer County is partnering with the University Development Foundation to bring a comprehensive undergraduate campus of the…

Placer County In Top 5 Ranking For Healthiest CA Counties

Placer County In Top 5 Ranking For Healthiest CA Counties

Placer County released the 2017 Community Health Status Assessment [1], a comprehensive look at the health and well-being of Placer residents that identifies health trends and disparities. While the county is ranked among the top five healthiest in the state, this report will help individuals and groups – from elected…

Cannabis Ordinance Meeting Thursday In Auburn

Cannabis Ordinance Meeting Thursday In Auburn

With Placer County’s new cannabis ordinance now in effect, county staff will host a town hall meeting in Auburn April 6 to answer questions about the new rules for cannabis cultivation and the county’s complaint and enforcement process. The meeting will be held from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at…