Noon Hour Update: Mega Millions fever and wet weather in the foothills

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 Gus Thomson is reporting on the Mega Millions lottery fever that's gripped the state thanks to the $500 million jackpot. Gus will be asking locals if they're buying tickets and finding out how brisk lottery business is in the foothills.
Gus will also be focusing on the wet weather that's been dampening the foothills this week and letting us know what to expect in the future.

What you're talking about: Our story regarding the court appearance of the alleged hit-and-run driver that caused the death of tow-truck driver David Robinson Jr. has garnered plenty of views and comments. Share you thoughts on that story here. In Opinion, the letter "Inaction has consequences" is our most read so far today. Also, the letter "'In God We Trust' sign doesn't belong" has several comments and is one of our most read letters. See these and more in Opinion and share your thoughts.

Tree cleared: Last night we reported that a large tree was downed due to a vehicle accident at Highway 193 and Skyview Drive in the Newcastle area. The tree was blocking the roadway in both directions. It has since been removed and the roadway is clear.

Have news?: If you see something where you're at, let us know. Have storm photos you want to share? Send it our way. Email us at or call us at (530) 885-5656.