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New eye in sky over Downtown Auburn

Brief: The California Highway Patrol’s new Airbus 350 B3 helicopter flies over Downtown Auburn at about 2 p.m. Wednesday during one of its first flights in the area. The ...

Shooting in Newcastle; one dead

A shooting took place near Oakhurst Way and Gold Hill Road in Newcastle. One gun shot victim was reported deceased. The suspect is driving a black four-door 2003 Lexus, license pla ...

Placer leading new home sales in region

Placer County is the leader as the home-building industry reports strong sales numbers regionally. The North State Building Industry Association reported 302 sales in April &ndash ...

FBI teaches Placer High students the real CSI

Students in Placer High School’s forensics class had two real-life FBI agents on Tuesday to learn from and bounce questions off. The two agents – who requested anonymi ...

Fans come to see the pros, but amateurs love to race too

The 47th annual GoPro Hangtown Motocross Classic returns to Prairie City this weekend, May 14-16 and is creating a buzz amongst a slew of local riders. The Hangtown event kick-star ...

Highway 49 closed at Bourland in Auburn

  Updated at 5 p.m. May 12, 2015 Highway 49 from Auburn to the American River Canyon is closed due to a jackknifed big rig. According to the CHP’s website the inciden ...

Conversation on conservation: No easy drought answers

Deep into a prolonged drought, foothills water suppliers are sharing a message of conservation. For a second year, the Nevada Irrigation District is set to hold a community drough ...

Adventure program reaches out to teens

For some teens, a sense of direction and the resources to find their way are the missing pieces of life’s puzzle. After living through some of the hardships facing many teen ...

Pumped up gas prices for how long?

How low or high will they go? It’s an eternal — and infernal – question for motorists who’ve watched gas prices ping ponging since the summer, when oil pri ...

Amgen race skirts Auburn

The Amgen Tour of California’s second stage of the 10th anniversary popular bicycle race passed through the outskirts of Auburn Monday. Starting in Nevada City, the ride came ...