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Probation, alternative sentencing for ex-Cal Fire chief

A plea deal on a drug charge will result in former Cal Fire battalion chief Ronald Ray Wright Jr. serving no jail time. Instead, Wright will apply for a sentencing alternative tha ...

Not guilty plea in slaying of Newcastle olive ranch owner

ROSEVILLE – Accused of murder in the May 14 shooting death of his father in Newcastle, Robert Carlo Yandolino pleaded not guilty to the charge in a brief Placer County Superi ...

Placer DA files murder charges in Newcastle olive grower's shooting death

Robert Carlo Yandolino appeared in court for the first time Monday on a murder charge. The charges include a special allegation that signals prosecutors are considering seeking th ...

Newcastle slaying: Olive grower’s triumph turns to tragedy

Carlo Yandolino died just as his dream was coming true. Yandolino, 58, was shot to death Thursday as he sat in his car at his home on a rural foothills road. His death came durin ...

Shooting in Newcastle leaves one dead, rural community in shock

One man is dead and a 28-year-old Lincoln area man is under arrest after a shooting Thursday in the rural foothills west of Auburn. While the identity of the victim had not been r ...

Victim ID'd in rural Newcastle shooting death as suspect's father

A man shot and killed at a rural Newcastle residence Thursday was identified today by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office as Carlo Alexander Yandolino. Carlo Yandolino, 58, d ...

Manhunt for suspect in shooting death near Auburn

UPDATE 2:50 P.M. MAY 14: The suspect in the shooting death of a man in rural Newcastle today has been taken into custody in Rocklin, a Rocklin Police spokesman said. Whitney High ...

New eye in sky over Downtown Auburn

Brief: The California Highway Patrol’s new Airbus 350 B3 helicopter flies over Downtown Auburn at about 2 p.m. Wednesday during one of its first flights in the area. The ...

Shooting in Newcastle; one dead

A shooting took place near Oakhurst Way and Gold Hill Road in Newcastle. One gun shot victim was reported deceased. The suspect is driving a black four-door 2003 Lexus, license pla ...

FBI teaches Placer High students the real CSI

Students in Placer High School’s forensics class had two real-life FBI agents on Tuesday to learn from and bounce questions off. The two agents – who requested anonymi ...

Jumper cat-and-mouse at Foresthill Bridge catwalk

With a full moon lighting the way down into the American River canyon from the catwalk of the Foresthill Bridge near Auburn, 10 parachute-outfitted jumpers readied for a 730-foot t ...

Ex-Cal Fire chief pleads no contest on meth charge

Ex-Cal Fire battalion chief Ronald Ray Wright Jr. of Auburn is facing no jail time and three years probation after pleading no contest to an allegation of possession of methampheta ...

Cases tossed after racist text allegations emerge against ex-Placer deputy

Allegations of racist and homophobic texting against a Placer County Sheriff’s Office ex-deputy are roiling the county’s legal waters. The Placer County District Attor ...

Auburn senior comes close to losing thousands in grandparent scam

It’s often-used by scamsters, well-publicized by law enforcement wishing it would just go away, but the grandparent scam is still reeling in trusting seniors. An 86-year-old ...

Second death in Highway 49 crash near Lake of the Pines

A 90-year-old Grass Valley man seen driving erratically before a crash that killed an Auburn driver along Highway 49 has died in the hospital. Alford Dale Presser died Saturday ev ...