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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…

DWR/Local Groundwater Monitoring Partnership Expands And Improves

DWR/Local Groundwater Monitoring Partnership Expands And Improves

The latest update on California’s efforts to track groundwater shows that 94 percent of the state’s 127 high- and medium-priority groundwater basins are fully monitored and more than 1.5 million groundwater elevation measurements from across the state have been entered into the online system that the California Department of Water…

Inmate Escapes Jamestown Minimum Security Facility

Inmate Escapes Jamestown Minimum Security Facility

Authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from a minimum-security facility on Sunday and has not been seen since. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials are looking for 34-year-old Daniel Perez, who left the Baseline Conservation Camp, located near the community of Jamestown in Tuolumne County about…

County Homeless Issues Need Solutions Sooner Rather Than Later

County Homeless Issues Need Solutions Sooner Rather Than Later

Placer County homelessness has become a hot topic issue over the last few years. In particular the need for a permanent shelter and the issues related to establishing a permanent site has gained as much public interest as any other local topic. The Placer County Grand Jury (PCGJ) addressed this…

Murder In Auburn Leads to Officer Involved Shooting in Newcastle

Murder In Auburn Leads to Officer Involved Shooting in Newcastle

Taylor Road was closed in Newcastle on Sunday morning due to an officer-involved shooting investigation. From Placer County Sheriff’s Facebook post: The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide and subsequent officer-involved shooting that started in Auburn early this morning. Around 12:45 Sunday morning, residents on Garnet Way in…