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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 ...

Foresthill man gets prison in mail theft case

A Foresthill man who pleaded guilty to a string of charges related to serial mailbox-theft investigations in the Auburn, Colfax and Foresthill areas has been sentenced to a year in ...

Placer County sheriff’s deputy arrested for unlawful sex with 17-year-old

Placer County sheriff’s Deputy Ken Skogen was arrested Thursday and charged with four felony counts stemming from an alleged 2011 relationship the deputy had with a 17 year-o ...

Owners charged with pimping, police move to close Downtown Auburn business

  A Downtown Auburn massage business remained closed Thursday after its owners were arrested on suspicion of pimping and pandering. And it could remain closed indefinitely o ...

Attempted kidnapping a misunderstanding

An apparent misunderstanding launched a full investigation on Wednesday when two shoppers at Dollar Tree in North Auburn thought someone was trying to kidnap their grandson. Place ...

2 arrested in Auburn; massage parlors raided

Authorities arrested an Auburn man and woman Wednesday on charges including pimping, pandering and human trafficking in connection with a seven-month investigation into two massage ...

Fatal DUI suspect arraignment postponed

The arraignment of the 37-year-old man suspected in the death of a Dutch Flat cyclist has been postponed until Thursday afternoon following brief court proceedings Tuesday in an Au ...

Dutch Flat cyclist dies in crash near Foresthill Bridge

A cyclist is dead, and the driver of the pickup that authorities say struck her Thursday morning on Foresthill Road near Auburn was arrested on a felony driving-under-the-influence ...

Another View: The fragrance of freedom is a sweet one

When the dust settled upon that momentous morning, mingled in the stench of gun fire and burnt buildings was the fragrance of freedom. The sweet scent stained the soldier’s s ...