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Second drug test crucial in deadly bike crash outcome

While a plea deal meant David Lee Correa would not stand trial on charges connected to the death of cyclist Barbara Crowell, new information released after his sentencing sheds mor ...

Ex-E.V. Cain tutor convicted of illegal relationship with 14-year-old student

Weimar resident Gerald Keith Heisler will be sentenced Sept. 9 after being found guilty of charges connected to an illegal relationship with a 14-year-old student that included sex ...

Media Life: Folsom walks the line for Johnny Cash

Big things are happening at the other end of Auburn Folsom Road. Folsom, Auburn’s prisoncentric neighbor to the south, is moving ahead with more artful components of what is ...

Four-year prison sentence in Foresthill Road bike-death case

The driver of a pickup that struck and killed a cyclist on Foresthill Road July 3, 2014, has been sentenced to four years in prison. David Lee Correa, 39, of Foresthill, was sente ...

$44 million Roseville jail proposal locks down supes support

Placer County is hoping to dip into state coffers to fund most of the construction costs for a new 168-bed medium-security jail in Roseville. And its opening would signal a drop ...

Georgetown man jailed after fatal crash

A Georgetown man was behind bars Monday after a weekend crash that resulted in the death of a passenger and his arrest on what the California Highway Patrol is saying are alcohol-r ...

Judge orders mental evaluation in deputy murder case

A judge has ordered a temporarily halt to murder proceedings in the slaying of Sacramento and Placer County deputies to allow a psychiatric evaluation of the defendant. In a heari ...

Placer Sheriff: Suicidal woman fatally shot by deputy

A woman reported to be suicidal pulled out a handgun and was shot and killed at a Meadow Vista house by a deputy early Thursday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. The ...

Auburn dedication remembers Placer deputy’s 1978 slaying

An effort to ensure the memory of slain Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy James Machado will not be forgotten culminated Thursday in the dedication of an intersection in his nam ...

Sheriff on foot patrol discovers pot grow near Target

A Placer County Sheriff’s deputy on foot patrol discovered a marijuana grow in a field near Target in North Auburn Monday and arrested a suspect. The deputy was on private ...

Both victims in Roseville shooting, burning crime had criminal histories

As Placer County Sheriff’s detectives attempt to determine who shot two men in the head and left them burning alive in Roseville Thursday, court records in various counties a ...

Brazen Americana theft hits Placer County garage shrine

A 10-foot tall monument to the early days of the automobile has been unbolted and stolen from a Loomis front yard in a brazen case of Americana theft. Made public this week by the ...

Shooting, burning crime in Roseville turns into double-homicide

The Placer County Sheriff's Office announced late this morning that two men who were found shot in the head and lying on fire in Roseville have died - making the incident one o ...

Two Placer deputies injured restraining out-of-control drug suspect

A man believed to be under the influence of drugs became violent during an ambulance ride Monday to Auburn from Foresthill and allegedly injured two deputies trying to restrain him ...

Auburn monument dedicated to slain Placer County detective

It was a time Wednesday for law enforcement and Auburn-area residents to come together on a quiet, oak-shaded street to remember the sacrifice of Placer County Sheriff’s Dete ...