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Driver dies in I-80 tanker truck crash

A driver of a tanker truck carrying 8,000 gallons of fuel was killed after going off Interstate 80 near Dutch Flat and crashing down an embankment. The driver — a 64-year-ol ...

Fire threat ignites new subdivision's exit concerns

An Auburn Planning Commission recommendation to the City Council to approve a rezoning allowing a 65-home development to proceed  will move ahead with a proviso on fire safety ...

Sheriff: Suspect killed after Placer shooting death

A homicide suspect was shot in a confrontation with deputies and officers Tuesday, following shootings between Loomis and Newcastle, the Placer County Sheriff's Office said tod ...

One victim killed Tuesday by South Placer shooter

UPDATED AT 1:30 P.M. ON THURSDAY Stanley Stepanski III, of Florence, Montana was the shooter in Tuesday’s deadly shooting spree that left one victim dead, another victim in ...

DUI bike rider; Felon with shotgun; More

Dec. 31 Marques Nicole Hawley, 25, of Concord, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The turnover for arrest to the California Highway Patr ...

Deputy in close call with DUI driving suspect

A Sacramento man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a near-collision with a patrol vehicle in North Auburn, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said today. Th ...

Raging American River then. Time bomb now

A reminder. While Auburn has experienced some wild, wet and windy days this rainy season, we could still be in for worse. Much worse. Take early 1997 as an example. A “no ...

Auburn, South Placer auto charging stations on the way

Funding is now in place for more charging stations in the Auburn and South Placer areas. Placer County supervisors gave their OK this past week to a $284,000 plan that projects ne ...

District: Inappropriate behavior, not hazing

A Placer Union High School District investigation found no evidence of hazing involving the Placer High School junior varsity boys basketball team. Instead, what the district desc ...

65-home plan up for Auburn vote

A 65-home development proposed for a 28-acre parcel across the street from Auburn Cemetery District property will be considered Tuesday by the Auburn Planning Commission. The prop ...

Placer CEO gets a $10K raise

Hired last January, Placer County’s top executive is getting a raise. Without comment at the tail end of Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to boost ...

Police: Arrest after suspect struck victim

An Auburn woman was booked into Placer County Jail Thursday on suspicion of wilful cruelty to a child. Placer County Sheriff's Office jail records also show 29-year-old Bibian ...

Mayor’s 4 top issues for this year

Editor’s note: Mayor Cheryl Maki submitted four points to watch for in Auburn this year. 1: Of course all of us are hyper-sensitive to the problem with wildfires, particular ...

Rural Placer drug lab arrestees ID'd

Two Foresthill men were identified today as suspects arrested after a butane honey oil lab explosion on a rural Placer County property. Kenneth Dodson and James Dale Jacques, both ...

Team remains on 'hiatus' during investigation

The Placer Union High School District's investigation is continuing into hazing allegations at Placer High School involving the boys junior varsity basketball team. The team w ...