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CHP Grass Valley Officer Injured, Vehicle Struck By Intoxicated Driver

CHP Grass Valley Officer Injured, Vehicle Struck By Intoxicated Driver

At approximately 2:30pm Monday, an on-duty patrol vehicle was struck from behind on SR-49 at La Barr Meadows Rd. The CHP officer was injured and was flown to the regional trauma center in Roseville, CA. The other driver is also injured and is currently being evaluated for possible DUI at…

PG&E Natural Gas Pipeline Will Vent Natural Gas Along Auburn’s Nevada Street

PG&E Natural Gas Pipeline Will Vent Natural Gas Along Auburn’s Nevada Street

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is continuing to work to modernize 1,900 feet of natural gas distribution pipes in Auburn. PG&E crews are scheduled to work through May, weather permitting. The pipeline upgrade will take place along Nevada Street near Regal Cinemas and extend south to the intersection of…

Caltrans Warns Of Delays On Local Roads This Week

Caltrans Warns Of Delays On Local Roads This Week

Interstate 80 (Placer County) from Brace Road to Magra Road: Work continues on a $36 million project to increase the vertical clearance of nine bridge structures in south Placer County to 16 feet, 6 inches. The vertical clearance will be increased on seven structures by lifting the existing bridge deck and the…

Cinco De Mayo: Fiesta Time Or Jail Time?

Cinco De Mayo: Fiesta Time Or Jail Time?

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous with festive fiestas and salty margaritas. Historically, the fifth of May commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, but present-day celebrations often lead to drunk driving—and there’s no victory in that. If…

Ceremony To Be Held For Two Wildlife Undercrossings On Highway 89

Ceremony To Be Held For Two Wildlife Undercrossings On Highway 89

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be joined on May 2, 2016 by local officials and members of the Highway 89 Stewardship Team in celebrating the groundbreaking of two wildlife undercrossings, built as a pair, on Highway 89 between Sierraville and Truckee. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m.…

CAL FIRE Seeking $90 Million From PG&E For Butte Fire

CAL FIRE Seeking $90 Million From PG&E For Butte Fire

Investigators were dispatched as part of the initial response to the Butte Fire and immediately began working to determine the origin and cause of the fire.  The ensuing investigation uncovered evidence that contact between a tree and a PG&E powerline near Butte Mountain Road in Amador County sparked the fire…

Multiple Theft Charges Brought Upon Auburn Man

Multiple Theft Charges Brought Upon Auburn Man

At approximately 4:38 A.M. on Monday, City of Auburn police officers were conducting routine patrol in the area of Dana Court in the City of Auburn. Officers noticed a vehicle occupied by a male, later identified as Chris Mullins, seated in a car using a laptop computer. Circumstances surrounding the…

Caltrans To Complete “Raise80” Project Next Month

Caltrans To Complete “Raise80” Project Next Month

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists, commuters and community residents to anticipate delays on westbound Interstate 80 (I-80) in Newcastle for freeway excavation under the Newcastle Union Pacific Railroad bridge as part of the $36 million vertical clearance project.  Motorists should anticipate delays of 30 minutes during…

Intel’s Folsom Campus Set To Layoff 269 Employees

Intel’s Folsom Campus Set To Layoff 269 Employees

Intel Corp. is planning to lay off more than 500 workers in Folsom and Santa Clara, according to the California Employment Development Department. It is part of a plan to slash 12,000 jobs worldwide, or 11 percent of its workforce. The company says it will save them about $750 million.…

Grass Valley Man Booked On Attempted Murder Charge, Woman In Critical Condition

Grass Valley Man Booked On Attempted Murder Charge, Woman In Critical Condition

A Grass Valley man is in Placer County Jail, accused of shooting a woman Saturday in the North Auburn area. Craig Joseph Mcilhenny, 36, was arrested by Placer County sheriff’s detectives Sunday evening and was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a firearm and shooting at an inhabited…