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Fatal Car Collision Yesterday On I-80 Near Newcastle

Fatal Car Collision Yesterday On I-80 Near Newcastle

Yesterday, at approximately 3:30 pm, a 2014 International truck and trailer were stopped, and out of service, on the right shoulder of westbound I-80 at the SR-193 off-ramp.  At this time, the driver of a red 1994 Toyota pickup truck (identified as Phillip Gordon, age 70 from Penryn, Ca.) was…

At-Risk Man Found Weak And Dehydrated After Missing For Five Days

At-Risk Man Found Weak And Dehydrated After Missing For Five Days

An at-risk 20-year-old man and his dog have been found safe Monday after they went missing for about five days in the Mount Knight area of Tuolumne County. Benaiah Tindell, of Twain Harte, was weak and dehydrated and was taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation, according to the Tuolumne County…

A Third Fatality In Folsom Lake Crossing Car Collision

A Third Fatality In Folsom Lake Crossing Car Collision

A third person died in a two-vehicle crash that shut down a busy roadway near Folsom Dam on Sunday evening, and all three people have been identified. Lorena Rico, 29, of Folsom, Casey Steven Marsullo, 35, of Sacramento, and Diane Violet Schut, 70, of El Dorado Hills were all killed…

Female Inmate Jumps In American River In Attempted Escape Near Foresthill

Female Inmate Jumps In American River In Attempted Escape Near Foresthill

  A female inmate was captured by Place County sheriff’s deputies after she escaped from a road crew, officials said in a Facebook post. Cortney Marie Halley, 21, of Pilot Hill, ran from the work crew about 1:30 p.m. Friday on Foresthill Road. Her helmet, safety vest and trash bag…

Man Arrested For Flying Drone Over Trailhead Fire, Causing Delays In Firefighting Efforts

Man Arrested For Flying Drone Over Trailhead Fire, Causing Delays In Firefighting Efforts

A man was arrested Friday in connection to flying a drone over a wildfire that ignited near Foresthill in late June. Eric Wamser, 57, was booked into Placer County Jail in Auburn for interfering with firefighting efforts. Authorities tracked down Wamser after he posted video from the drone to social media,…

Hundreds Attend Golden 1 Center Job Fair As Grand Opening Date Approaches

Hundreds Attend Golden 1 Center Job Fair As Grand Opening Date Approaches

A couple hundred people were lined up more than an hour early in triple-digit temperatures Thursday afternoon for a job fair highlighting hundreds of new positions at the Golden 1 Center. The job fair was open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sleep Train Arena. Around 600 part-time jobs…

Newcastle Home Destroyed In Fire Thursday

Newcastle Home Destroyed In Fire Thursday

A house burned in the Newcastle-Ophir area yesterday. The blaze, located off of Crater Hill Road, was fueled by tinder-dry bush and quickly spread to the single story home and caused major damage. CAL FIRE dropped fire retardant from the air, which helped contain the wind driven blaze to 3…

Cleanup Underway As Yellow Striping Paint Machine Malfunctions, Spraying Over 200 Yards On Interstate 80

Cleanup Underway As Yellow Striping Paint Machine Malfunctions, Spraying Over 200 Yards On Interstate 80

A one-mile closure of the right lane of westbound Interstate 80 (I-80) between Floriston and Boca was implemented at 5 p.m. July 13 the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today.  A Caltrans striping machine was striping the roadway when a malfunction occurred yesterday at 4:30 p.m. Yellow striping paint was…

Missing Elderly Couple Found In Auburn

Missing Elderly Couple Found In Auburn

An older man and woman were found Wednesday more than 24 hours after they were reported missing, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said. Beverly Cumley, 82, and Roger O’Dell, 71, were last seen at about 11 a.m. Tuesday when they checked out of the Quality Inn Motel in Auburn. They…

State, Federal Agencies Launch Integrated, Multi-Pronged Effort To Help Delta Smelt

State, Federal Agencies Launch Integrated, Multi-Pronged Effort To Help Delta Smelt

Under a comprehensive strategy released today, state and federal agencies will work to rapidly improve conditions for endangered Delta smelt, which are close to extinction after several extremely dry years.  The strategy represents a management shift for state and federal water and wildlife agencies, which are addressing multiple stressors on…