Noon Hour Update: Sinkhole in Downtown Auburn; stabbing update; teen summer jobs and the 1960 winter Olympics

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 Sunday edition and Monday online.

Auburn wakes up to sinkhole: An underground waterline on High Street between Pleasant Avenue and Auburn Folsom Road ruptured early this morning reducing traffic to one lane. See photos here.

Classic metal rolls into Downtown: Don't forget, Friday night is the first night of the Auburn Cruise Nite car show season. Head out to Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn from 5 to 9 p.m. and see all the classic cars and trucks -- for free. Read our story on the event here

What we're working on: Reporter Gus Thomson will have an update on a stabbing that occurred in January at the Foothills Motel in Auburn.
Gus will also let readers in on an historic artifact that's returning to the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge. And he'll also have an update to Friday morning's sinkhole on High Street.

Reporter Sara Seyydin is looking into the summer job market for local teens and seeing if prospects are better this time around than in recent years.
With the summer vacation season almost here, Sara will be looking into rules of the road to follow and what vacationers who plan to drive this summer will face when it comes to road safety and gas prices. What's your roadway pet peeve? Comment below.

Reporter Justin A. Lawson is in Foresthill today profiling the Foresthill High softball team, which is on its way to the playoffs. Justin will look into the hot-hitting Wildfires, who have several players hitting over .400.

In Lifestyle Sunday Features Editor Krissi Khokhobashvili will have a preview on the Auburn Library's presentation about the 1960 Olympic Games in Squaw Valley.

In case you missed it, Krissi also had a great feature in today's Journal about a local teen raising money for a life-saving dog. Read that story here

What you're talking about: In Opinion several letters have received reader comments and plenty of views. Our most read letter to the editor so far today is "Obama investigation raises questions." Another well-read letter so far today is "Not much get past Auburnites." Read these letters and more and share your opinions.

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