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Suspect flees after crashing stolen motorcycle

A downed motorcycle on a residential street in Auburn resulted in a police search for a burglary suspect Monday afternoon. The crash happened in the 900 block of Mikkelsen Drive a ...

Rocklin PD gets social with community

A new smart-phone application, launched this week, is changing the way one police department interacts with the public. The launch of the Rocklin Police Department app, available ...

Alleged Rocklin drug arrest points to broader transport patterns

Editor’s note: The Placer Herald was present during the arrest of Joseph Craig on Aug. 2. With South Placer County suffering heroin overdoses and a spectrum of drug-related ...

Murder defendant in court

The 38-year-old man charged in the July 3 DUI death of a Dutch Flat cyclist will not be in court again until early August as counsel waits for official incident reports. David Lee ...

Four vehicles shot at Colfax auto dealer

Four vehicles on the Winner Chevrolet lot in Colfax have been shot in three separate July incidents. The shootings remain a mystery and the owner of the dealership is offering a $ ...

City making headway in battle against begging

Auburn’s war on panhandling is catching the attention of other counties and municipalities throughout California. The campaign is part of a larger effort geared toward endin ...

Heroin in the Foothills - Part 1

I didn’t even know this neighborhood existed in Auburn, and I’m from here. Million-dollar homes nestle up beside multimillion-dollar homes, each offering the same stunn ...

‘Heroin in the Foothills’ series starts Thursday in Auburn Journal

Beginning Thursday, the Auburn Journal will publish a three-part series of stories in a package collectively titled “Heroin in the Foothills.” The stories are the end ...

Roadside tribute to cyclist Barbara Lane Crowell near Auburn

Rachel Degmetich stops for a quiet moment at the side of Foresthill Road on Monday morning to pay a silent tribute and read the many messages left at a roadside memorial near the F ...

UPDATED: Placer deputy arrested in underage-sex case

  Once lauded as a hero, a Placer County deputy is facing criminal charges alleging sex with a 17-year-old girl. Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Skogen was arrested ...