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Highway 49 crash leads to death, manslaughter charge

The driver of one vehicle involved in a horrific crash on Highway 49 is dead, the driver of another is critically injured and the California Highway Patrol is sorting out why the L ...

Roseville's 'Skim X' murder case headed for trial

A Placer County Superior Court judge upheld charges Wednesday against Christopher Northam, Jr. and his ex-wife Averill Easley, who stands accused of being an accomplice after the f ...

Crime Victims United prepares for annual Capitol bill flurry

A leading advocate for crime victims in California, Harriet Salarno and the non-profit Crime Victims United are ready to do battle in the state Legislature again this year on behal ...

100-mph-plus I-80 pursuit leads to Dutch Flat arrest

A Citrus Heights man is behind bars in Sacramento County after a high-speed pursuit with police along Interstate 80 through Placer County into the Sierra. The chase started at abo ...

Appeal on Robbers Fire indictment keeps case on ice

With Placer County proceedings stayed indefinitely, both sides in the case of Robbers Fire arson suspect Bryon Mason are awaiting a state appeals court ruling. Mason’s case ...

Sheridan murder suspect moved to state hospital

A Placer County woman charged with murder in the stabbing death of her mother has been moved to a state hospital from North Auburn’s jail. The placement of 36-year-old Ana B ...

New $1.3 million Placer program to aid inmates

  Placer County committed Tuesday to a new program intended to reduce returns to its jails. The Board of Supervisors voted to approve a contract with the Sacramento County O ...

UPDATE: West Roseville murder suspect, victim had heated exchange

A quiet, upscale neighborhood west of Roseville was jolted by a convoy of patrol cars and CSI vehicles last weekend, after a 21-year-old Sacramento man was allegedly stabbed to dea ...

Foresthill Bridge buttoned down to keep ‘catwalkers’ at bay

Placer County moved Thursday to make it even harder for social media-fueled thrill seekers to trespass on the catwalk of the Foresthill Bridge. The span, the fourth highest in the ...

Brake-light outage leads to three mail-theft arrests in Penryn

A late-night traffic stop in rural Placer County uncovered a mail-theft crime spree by a trio of Sacramento women, authorities allege. Three women in a car pulled over in Penryn f ...

Crackdown on thrill-seekers under Auburn's Foresthill Bridge

Off-limits to the public, the Foresthill Bridge’s catwalk has become a magnet for trespassers and daredevils. Close behind this weekend, however, are Placer County Sheriff&r ...

Auburn’s Foresthill Bridge catwalk lures trespassers, daredevils

Off-limits to the public, the Foresthill Bridge’s catwalk has become a magnet for trespassers and daredevils. Close behind, however, are Placer County Sheriff’s Office ...

Stolen-auto driver flees in North Auburn

A passenger was held at gunpoint by a deputy while a driver of a stolen car fled into the night Sunday in North Auburn. The incident took place Sunday evening along Shale Ridge Ro ...

Judge: Plea deal not tough enough

ROSEVILLE – After days of deliberation, a Placer County Superior Court judge said he would not approve the plea deal in the Colored Pencils daycare sex abuse case as it stand ...

Sheridan murder suspect’s state hospital placement still on hold

A Placer County judge is asking state hospital officials to admit accused murderer Ana Bejenariu within a month or provide an explanation for what is now a two-month delay in her p ...