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Get a Free Tow Home Tonight

Get a Free Tow Home Tonight

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The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a decreased number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 7 DUI deployments since December 13, 2013 within Placer County. Auburn Det. Sgt Dale Hutchins has the numbers. Avoid the 7 NY 1 The DUI / Drivers…

First Snow Survey Jan 3

First Snow Survey Jan 3

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With water officials bracing for a possible third consecutive dry year in California, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) will conduct the season’s first snow survey on January 3. This survey’s results likely will be far different than last winter’s initial readings which showed water content in the snowpack at…

Signature-in-Lieu Petitions Now Available

Signature-in-Lieu Petitions Now Available

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So you think your cause needs to be put to voters. Lisa Cramer with the Placer County Clerk Recorders Office says the paperwork that potential candidates can use to reduce or eliminate their mandatory filing fee is available from the Placer County Office of Elections.             Elections fees This paperwork, the…

Gold Run Fatality Update

Gold Run Fatality Update

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Mechanical problems appear to be the cause of a crash involving a minivan with 7 occupants in the Gold Run area of Interstate 80 Sunday afternoon. On December 29, at 4:45 PM, a westbound Chevrolet Astro Van, was involved in a two vehicle traffic collision resulting in fatal injuries in…

Auburn Fundraiser Builds a Well in Haiti

Auburn Fundraiser Builds a Well in Haiti

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Brandon Vetter is a 2000 graduate of Placer High School who went on to become a documentary film producer in Los Angeles. Vetter came back to his home town to screen his documentary called La Source which chronicles the journey of a Janitor at Harvard University who wants to bring…

Van with 7 Bursts into Flame one Perishes in Gold Run Area

Van with 7 Bursts into Flame one Perishes in Gold Run Area

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A fatal injury accident has occurred off West bound Interstate 80 beginning at the Gold Run exit. Shortly after 4pm Sunday CHP dispatch began receiving calls from an elderly driver saying they were having car trouble possibly brake fade. 7 passengers were in the Ford Astro Van, all over the…

New DMV Laws in 2014

New DMV Laws in 2014

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With 2014 just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding motorists of some of the new laws that will become effective in the New Year. AB 1371 known as the Three Feet for Safety Act, will require a motor vehicle driver passing a bicycle that…

CHP I-80 Traffic Collision Update

CHP I-80 Traffic Collision Update

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A 5 car collision has turned even more tragic with the news of the death of  9 month old Raiden Steven Saechao (Sack-o)The CHP Auburn Area was contacted by UC Davis Medical Center and were advised that 9 month old Saechao succumbed to his injuries, December 22, due to injuries…

Gold Run Pursuit

Gold Run Pursuit

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A reckless driver is lucky he escaped with his life Christmas Eve not to mention everyone who was sharing the stretch of Interstate 80 with him from Auburn to the Gold Run area. On December 24, at around 8:20 AM, CHP Dispatch received numerous calls of a high speed reckless…

APD Arrests Accused ATM Vandal

APD Arrests Accused ATM Vandal

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An ATM machine located outside a business on Sacramento Street in Auburn was vandalized on December 17th around 4am.  Auburn Police investigators found surveillance video and identified a possible suspect. Auburn Police Officer Stan Hamlin located Bobby Joe Wright and questioned him. Wright admitted his involvement after being confronted with…