Noon Hour Update: New state park fee, crime and courts and shattering records

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 Tuesday edition.

What we're working on: Reporter Gus Thomson will find out what sentence a 22-year-old Auburn man is expected to receive today after he pleaded no contest to a string of armed robberies.
Gus will also check in with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office for any follow-up to the discovery of a baby’s body in a bag in Newcastle.
Reporter Sara Seyydin will cover tonight’s city council meeting. On the agenda is an item that could raise the park impact mitigation fee in Auburn by thousands of dollars.
Reporter Amber Marra is looking into a new fee that will be assessed on State Park users, including a $10 fee to park your car at the Confluence. Amber will also follow-up on the final results of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run. The ultra running event shattered records this weekend. Read more here.

What you're talking about: In addition to reading Western States coverage, readers are also interested in “Superintendent, board face questions on Placer Hills Union School District teacher” and “City sued for $34,000 in legal fees.”
In Opinion, our most read Letter to the Editor so far today has been “Who has the working poor’s back?”

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