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Early Morning Big Rig Accident Blocks Lanes on Eastbound I-80

Early Morning Big Rig Accident Blocks Lanes on Eastbound I-80

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An early morning big rig accident caused a sig alert in Applegate. The California Highway Patrol got the call  5:55  this morning that a big rig traveling eastbound in the #1 lane for unknown reasons swerved towards the left, hitting the concrete center divider, causing it to lose control and crash.…

Truck Stolen in Foreshill Leads Police on Chase In Auburn

Truck Stolen in Foreshill Leads Police on Chase In Auburn

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A male suspect is under arrest and was taken Placer County Jail in Auburn after a vehicle pursuit took place. Michael David Johnson, 18, of Sacramento, reportedly stole a pickup from a residence off Todd Valley Road in Foresthill and drove it to Auburn. A Placer County Sheriff’s officer spotted…

Avoid The 7 Task Force Keeps Drunk Drivers Off Roadways

Avoid The 7 Task Force Keeps Drunk Drivers Off Roadways

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The Avoid the 7 Task Force ended the weekend resulting in several DUI arrests throughout the county. Auburn CHP reported that they made arrests on three drunk drivers during the Maximum Enforcement Period in Auburn.  The campaign ran from 6:00pm on Thursday thru midnight Sunday.  One of the drunk drivers…

Work To Begin On Highway 49 and Highway 193

Work To Begin On Highway 49 and Highway 193

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Caltrans is now targeting mid-July as a start date for projects on Highway 49 near Auburn and Highway 193 in Newcastle that are both expected to result in delays for motorists. A portion of Highway 49 heading down into the American River Canyon will be subject to one-way traffic controls…

Three Rocklin Teens Not Charged In Whitney High School Threat

Three Rocklin Teens Not Charged In Whitney High School Threat

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No charges were filed against Whitney High School students arrested in relation to alleged threats of campus violence. On Wednesday, Rocklin Police Department determined that no criminal charges will be filed against Justin Herrmann, 18, of Rocklin or against the two juveniles also arrested in the case. This decision is…

Keeping Your Pets Safe On The 4th

Keeping Your Pets Safe On The 4th

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Fourth of July celebrations may be fun for you, but the popping, crackling and booming of fireworks can be terrifying for you pets.  The best thing a pet owner can do is keep your animals inside and be sure to eliminate any escape route for them.  Even mellow animals may…

Early Morning Accident Leaves Bicyclist Dead On Foresthill Road

Early Morning Accident Leaves Bicyclist Dead On Foresthill Road

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An early morning fatal accident occurred today on west bound Foresthill Road when a Toyota pickup struck a bicyclist.  At 6:40 a.m. first responders were called out to the scene just west of the Foresthill Bridge. A female cyclist, identified as Barbara Crowell of Dutch Flat, was riding up the grade…

Play It Safe In Placer County This Independence Day

Play It Safe In Placer County This Independence Day

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  Placer County law enforcement wants you to be safe and smart. Auburn Police and Local Law Enforcement will be out in numbers this holiday weekend looking for drunk drivers and also keeping people safe on the road during the Placer County Avoid the 7 Task Force. The July 4th…

Fire In Colfax Destroys Home, Burns One Acre

Fire In Colfax Destroys Home, Burns One Acre

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Firefighters kept busy on Tuesday evening in Colfax with a structure fire off Sierra Canyon Lane.  The home backs up to the Colfax Cemetery. The fire spread from the fully engulfed home to some nearby vegetation that required an air attack by Cal Fire. Three air units were dispatched and…

Fire Guts Mobile Home in Newcastle

Fire Guts Mobile Home in Newcastle

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Fire broke-out on a single wide mobile home on Hillcrest Drive in Newcastle on Sunday at around 2:30 p.m.   According to residents living in Castle City Mobile Home Park, the initial 911 call to dispatch was placed and Newcastle Fire responded to a report of smoke coming from a…