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Noon Hour Update: Youth sports costs; embezzlement case; I-80 rollover update and athletes compete at state

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 Friday edition.

I-80 rollover crash victim in serious condition: Reporter Sara Seyydin has an update on the crash on eastbound Interstate 80 Wednesday night where a van caught fire. Read that update here and see coverage and photos from last night's scene here

What we're working on: A group of judges have put out a report stating that the administrative offices of the state court system are costing the taxpayers too much money. Reporter Sara Seyydin is looking into this claim and is getting local reaction. What is it costing you to have your little ones in sports? Too much? Sara is looking into this topic as well and will have a report on the costs. If you would like to share your experiences about this, email Sara at saras@goldcountrymedia.com. Sara is also continuing to follow up on the Wednesday evening car fire on eastbound Interstate 80.

Reporter Gus Thomson is looking into the case of a Placer County worker that has been charged with embezzlement and he'll profile a local resident who is working on a horror film in this week's Media Life.

High school sports are now at their highest level - state championships, and we have local athletes competing. Reporter Justin Lawson will have a feature on a pair of runners on Del Oro's 4x400 relay team heading to the state track meet and a piece on Golden Eagles golfer Justin Raskin, who is competing in the state golf tournament.

What you're talking about: In Opinion, several Letters to the Editor are getting views and readers talking. Measure A continues to be a hot topic and today's letter, "Measure A shortchanges" has prompted plenty of debate. Charter schools also have readers commenting. Read the letter, "Publicly funded schools must help all" and share your opinions.

Who's the best?: The Auburn Journal Sports Department is picking its male and female athletes of the year, but first it wants to hear from you. This week we are asking fans who they think should be the female athlete of the year in our online poll. Click here and go to the lower half of our homepage and take the poll next to our sports section and let us know who your pick is.

What's happening in your area?: Have news going on where you are? Let us know, email us photos or information at ajournal@goldcountrymedia.com.