Noon Hour Update: Exiting the firehouse in Newcastle; Auburn’s ghost stories and local help during the Superstorm

What’s happening and what we’re working on
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Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’re working on for our Wednesday edition.

 What we’re working on: Access to Newcastle’s 90-year-old firehouse has now been restricted to the point where firefighters can enter once to gather equipment and supplies. Reporter Amber Marra is in Newcastle and will have a story on this development.

Tomorrow is Halloween, and to get you in the mood Reporter Gus Thomson is headed to the cemetery for spooky tales. Read his story of haunted tales and see the video.

The Superstorm that has battered the East Coast has left plenty of damage in its wake. Reporter Jon Schultz is reaching out to a local volunteer who’s there and hopes to have a story on what they’re seeing. 

What you’re talking about: Several of our stories have readers sharing their thoughts today. Our story on the Placer County Sheriff’s Office responding to the arrest of man on the field at the Colfax and Placer high football game has people commenting, as does our story on whether Sierra College used funds to bring a state senator to campus. Read these stories and more and share your thoughts.  

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