Noon Hour Update: Man arrested on I-80; former coach has arraignment; history unlocked at Placer High and Western States women

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.

Man arrested on Interstate 80: At around 8:15 Wednesday morning, a man in his 30s was arrested after running through traffic on the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near the Foresthill exit. For more on this story, click here.

What we're working on: The former Colfax High School coach and teacher that has been accused of inappropriate acts with minors had his arraignment today and has pled not guilty to all charges against him. Reporter Sara Seyydin will have a report on his day in court.
The Measure A charter city topic continues as Sara updates us on the counter lawsuit against the city over expenditures in regard to the measure.
A pair of local residents love keeping Auburn beautiful, and Sara will let us know what drives these people to pick up trash around the area.

Reporter Gus Thomson is providing continuing coverage of the man who ran into traffic Wednesday morning on Interstate 80 near the Foresthill exit.
A little bit of mystery and intrigue has been unlocked at Placer High School as staff there have uncovered a storage area that is full of provisions, which they say could possibly be from the Cold War era. Gus will have a report on what really is inside.

With the Western States Endurance Run Saturday, Sports Editor Todd Mordhorst continues the pre-run coverage, this time profiling the tough women's field.

What you're talking about: Our front-page story on a mystery shopper scam has prompted a discussion by readers. Check out the story, "Secret shopper ruse hits close to home" and share your thoughts on the matter.
In Opinion, our most read Letter to the Editor so far today has been "Don't pooh-pooh 700,000 horses." A Walmart in Auburn and the dioxin levels of the building site continue to prompt debate, read the letter "Keep checking dioxin presence" and share your thoughts. Fire protection is another topic that has readers weighing in. The letter "Consolidate our fire protection" has generated responses - share yours.

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