Noon Hour Update: The life of Gary Howe, reaction to parent teacher club arrest; big-rig spills fuel

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 Thursday edition.

What we’re working on: Reporter Amber Marra and photographer Kim Palaferri have headed out to the Lake Clementine area where a big-rig truck was leaking fuel all over the roadway. Amber will have a story on what caused the leakage and what impact it had on traffic in the area.

Reporter Gus Thomson continues to the follow the story of an ex-president of a local parent teacher club who has been arrested on embezzlement charges. Gus talks to those in the community to get their reaction.

Gus will also tell the story of Gary Howe, the 71-year-old man from Clipper Gap who was reported missing Sunday evening and was found dead Tuesday morning.

Polling your Labor Day plans: What are you doing this upcoming holiday weekend? Take our poll and let us know on the lower half of our homepage next to sports.

What you’re talking about: Our stories on the Placer County Grand Jury seeking grievance reports from juvenile hall and the arrest of an ex-president of a parent teacher club have readers sharing their comments. Read these stories and more and give us your opinions. 

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