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Last three of four fugitives arrested in Foresthill Friday evening after three-day search

10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5 -- Three men who had been on the run from law enforcement in the rugged terrain four miles east of Foresthill since Wednesday afternoon, were captured ...

One in custody, three still at large: Foresthill manhunt re-focused

One man was arrested Thursday morning and three others remained at large after the men apparently fled while being questioned east of Foresthill. The arrest of Pedro Madrigal Orti ...

Grittier North Auburn homeless presence raises concerns

A grittier version of Auburn is emerging in recent months, with a hardened brand of homelessness creating concerns for residents and businesses. That’s the scenario that ope ...

Transient faces charges in neighborhood scare incident

For some Auburn residents, Saturday morning began with a knock on the door by an intoxicated and incoherent man. Auburn Police Department received several calls from the Live Oak ...

Pilot Hill search connected to fleeing driver

A search that closed off roads Thursday in the Pilot Hill area of El Dorado County was connected to a fleeing motorist from a California Highway Patrol pursuit that started in Amad ...

Ex-Garden Valley fire chief facing new charge

  Former Garden Valley Fire Chief William Dekker’s legal woes are mounting. Already facing drunken driving charges from a December arrest that led to his resignation a ...

Roads closed in Pilot Hill area for manhunt

1:50 p.m. UPDATE Jan. 21 A search in the Pilot Hill area was unable to locate the man authorities were looking for today. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office was advising re ...

Man wounded in Loomis deputies’ shoot-out Monday in serious condition

The suspect in Monday’s shooting in a Loomis shopping center remains in serious condition at a Roseville hospital, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Rod ...

Shooting in Loomis Update from 10:22 a.m. Jan. 18, 2016

A 49-year-old Fresno man, Rodney Hance, was wounded in a shootout with sheriff’s deputies Monday morning in a Loomis shopping center, according to the Placer County Sheriff&r ...

Accused cop killer found mentally fit for trial

SACRAMENTO – The prosecution of accused double-cop killer Luis Bracamontes moved forward Friday after a Sacramento judge deemed the defendant mentally competent for court pro ...

Foresthill fire-setting spree leads to arson arrest

A Foresthill man was to be arraigned today in North Auburn court on arson charges connected to the outbreak of a string of fires over the weekend. Placer County Sheriff’s de ...

Suspect booked after North Auburn smash-and-grab

An Auburn man was arrested late Monday on suspicion of burglarizing a North Auburn optometry office. Terry Lee Hoffman, 33, was booked into the Placer County Jail in North Auburn ...

Auburn man indicted on federal firearms, pot charges

An Auburn man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on a charge of manufacturing and dealing illegal firearms. Craig Mason, 44, is alleged to have made two AR-15-style par ...

Downtown Auburn bar brawl leads to two arrests

An eight-person brawl that took place close to 2 a.m., Sunday morning on the 100 block of Cleveland Avenue, near a well-known drinking establishment, led to two arrests and six cit ...

Nude intruder burgles Auburn home

The suspect in a bizarre Christmas-night burglary of an Auburn home will make his first Placer County court appearance today. The break-in and theft of a purse from a South Auburn ...