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Chipmunks and Squirrels Can Carry Plague

Chipmunks and Squirrels Can Carry Plague

In a joint press release from the Environmental management Division/Public Health Division and El Dorado County, officials are asking residents to be wary of disease-carrying rodents. Health officials in El Dorado County are reminding residents and visitors that chipmunks, squirrels and other wild rodents can carry plague, and that a…

State of Jefferson Reaches Out to Placer County Residents

State of Jefferson Reaches Out to Placer County Residents

Mark Baird, Committee Spokesman for the State of Jefferson initiative, joined Sarah McCormick in studio today with the latest in the movement to make a 51st state.  Baird discussed the disproportionate amount of representation in Northern California and determined that, without the statehood action plan, the economy will continue to crash…

Gas Prices Drop

Gas Prices Drop

A couple of gas stations in Roseville are fighting for the lowest price per gallon in the area today.  Costco and Sam’s in Roseville each have $2.78 prices at the pump today, according to GasBuddy.com.  The Arco Station on Foothills Blvd. comes in at 3rd place in Roseville, with a price…

Deputy Dies In Lake Tahoe Rescue

Deputy Dies In Lake Tahoe Rescue

A Contra Costa County Sheriff’s deputy drowned in Lake Tahoe after he jumped into the water to save another person, officials said Thursday night. Deputy Carlos Francies died when he jumped into deep lake water during the rescue. Sheriff David Livingston said “Deputy Carlos Francies died doing what he was sworn…

Heritage Trail to Spotlight Area’s History

Heritage Trail to Spotlight Area’s History

This weekend, Placer County museums help visitors take a step back in time, with free admission for the county’s eighth annual Heritage Trail Museum Tour. “All 20 museums are committed to showcasing history in a fun and entertaining way,” said Placer County Museums Director Ralph Gibson. “For many ‘Trail Travelers,’…

“Godzilla” El Nino is Strengthening

“Godzilla” El Nino is Strengthening

The strengthening El Niño in the Pacific Ocean has the potential to become one of the most powerful on record, as warming ocean waters surge toward the Americas, setting up a pattern that could bring once-in-a-generation storms this winter to drought-parched California, according to a report in the LA Times…

Over a Dozen Inmates Injured in Folsom Prison Riot

Over a Dozen Inmates Injured in Folsom Prison Riot

Eleven injured inmates were injured in a riot yesterday, and taken to an outside hospital for treatment.  Several others were treated at the prison’s on-site medical unit, Folsom prison officials said. Officials have identified the infamous inmate who was killed by a fellow inmate during a riot at the California State Prison Sacramento…

Placer County Police Arrest Pharmacy Robbery Suspect

Placer County Police Arrest Pharmacy Robbery Suspect

Placer County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a suspected serial pharmacy robber yesterday, after he robbed a Kings Beach pharmacy for the third time. Information provided by citizens led to his arrest. On Tuesday, August 11, after noon, sheriff’s dispatchers received a 911 call, saying that a robbery had just occurred at the Rite Aid…

Placer County Independent Fire Districts Struggle Financially

Placer County Independent Fire Districts Struggle Financially

A decades-old system and falling property tax revenues have all contributed to the fiscal struggles of Placer County’s independent fire protection districts, including the Ophir, and most recently, the Foresthill Fire Protection Districts.  These and other factors, according to the county’s Program Manager for Emergency Services, John McEldowney, are prompting…

Foresthill Fire Protection District Fights for Funds

Foresthill Fire Protection District Fights for Funds

Placer County and the Foresthill Fire Protection District are negotiating funding options to keep the fire station running as usual, in a contentious funding debate. The four-person FFPD responds to about 1,000 emergency calls per year, but doesn’t get paid for about 30 of those calls that typically fall on…