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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 ...

Wanted man evades law enforcement in S. Auburn

A bail bondsman called police to Humbug Way in south Auburn on Wednesday afternoon after an alleged altercation with a wanted man who fled the scene. Gregory Elvis Hyde, 23, of Mo ...

Embattled Garden Valley fire chief resigns

Facing drunken driving charges, embattled Garden Valley Fire Chief William Dekker has resigned. Ed Hawkins, Garden Valley Fire Protection District board chairman, said Wednesday t ...

Garden Valley fire chief booked on DUI allegation

Garden Valley Fire District Chief William Dekker has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. The arrest came Thursday, after deputies flagged Decker’s vehicle down as ...

Nature of gang forces in Roseville at forefront of Duran hearing

Attorneys continued to clash in a Roseville courtroom last week as two different gang experts offered alternate theories on why the Thieles neighborhood experienced a storm of gunf ...

New hotline aimed at increasing crime reporting

Auburn residents will soon have an anonymous way to report crimes or suspicious activity. The City Council, with support from the Auburn Police, voted Monday night to enter into a ...

Placer County supes hear heated debate on cannabis rules

From emotional to legal to financial, arguments spurred heated debate Tuesday before the Placer County Board of Supervisors over potential new medicinal marijuana growing and selli ...

After two years, Roseville police testify about the Sixth Street shootout

The chaotic gun fight that saw more than 133 bullets exchanged across a South Roseville neighborhood in 2013 finally went from vague, basic statements to a frightening, three-dimen ...

Teen arrested in Roseville area bomb scare

Placer County Sheriff’s officials announced this afternoon that a teenager who promoted an elementary school evacuation with “jihad” threats is now in Placer Coun ...

Doctor: Accused cop killer shows no remorse

SACRAMENTO – Charming and showing no remorse, accused double cop-killer Luis Bracamontes held a Bible in his hand as he told a court-appointed psychiatrist that he is willing ...

Auburn city councilmember fights drugged-driving allegation

UPDATE 10:30 A.M. DEC. 3: Auburn City Councilman Bill Kirby is facing a driving-under-the-influence of drugs charge in Monterey County. But Kirby, 67, said Wednesday that the alle ...

Robbers Fire arson case back on in Placer County

An appeals court has affirmed a grand jury indictment of a Sacramento man on arson allegations related to starting the 2012 Robbers Fire. But the decision by the Third District Ap ...

Backboard-shattering vandals hit North Auburn gymnasium

The Regional Park gymnasium in North Auburn suffered more than $3,000 in damage in an overnight attack by vandals. Scott Holbrook, Auburn Recreation District chairman, said Friday ...