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Big rig carrying potatoes crashes on I-80 near Penryn

A tractor-trailer rig carrying 40,000 pounds of potatoes left Interstate 80 and crashed near Penryn late Monday. The crash took place at 11:45 p.m. Monday on westbound I-80, near R ...

Texting, phoning while driving could be a costly end-of-2011 surprise

AUBURN CA - Auburn’s California Highway Patrol officers are on a 24-hour mission Friday through early Saturday. From 6 a.m. Friday until 6 a.m. New Year’s Eve, officers patrol ...

New Year’s warning from Loomis family touched by tragedy: Don’t drink and drive

AUBURN CA - With New Year’s Eve falling on a Saturday and some people getting Monday off, the odds of over-imbibing and getting behind the wheel during celebrations will increase ...

Thanksgiving travelers follow their hearts to Auburn, elsewhere

Thanksgiving travel may be daunting for some budget-cautious Californians but it’s not stopping millions from following their hearts this holiday. According to AAA’s latest tr ...

Drugs, alcohol ruled out in Auburn woman’s I-80 crash death

An Auburn woman who was seen driving erratically on Interstate 80 before a crash took her life near Newcastle Aug. 18 has been cleared by blood tests of suspicion that she was driv ...

Placer admits deputy’s fault in North Auburn patrol car crash

More than two years after a sheriff’s office patrol car crashed into the side of an SUV at a busy North Auburn intersection, Placer County is admitting the deputy was at fault. ...

CHP report on Foresthill Road double-fatal crash nearly done

A California Highway Patrol investigation is nearing completion into a crash on Foresthill Road two months ago that left two people dead and the driver of the other car seriously i ...

New CHP driving-while-distracted crackdown strikes home in Auburn area

The California Highway Patrol investigation of a March 17 double-fatal crash on Foresthill Road comes as law-enforcement agencies around California start a crackdown on distracted ...

Love, two deaths and now crash investigation surrounding driver "inattention"

“Inattention” is the word the California Highway Patrol is now using to describe a possible contributing factor in a March 17 crash on Foresthill Road that killed two people. ...

Big rig drives off Interstate 80

The driver of a semi-truck pulling a 53-foot trailer is lucky to be alive after he lost control of his vehicle Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, on westbound Interstate 80, just past Newca ...

Car 'flies' off Auburn-Folsom Road

A vehicle that missed a curve on Auburn-Folsom Road Sunday morning left behind a wide swath of damage and sent the driver to the hospital. Bonanza Way resident Matt Konar said he h ...

Del Oro grad makes mom's birthday despite rollover

A former Loomis Basin resident has a seatbelt to thank for saving his life. Greg Connolly, a 2001 Del Oro High School graduate, was recently driving northbound on Interstate 5 in C ...

CHP, Cal Fire team up to rescue woman on Bear River near Colfax

Cal Fire firefighters and a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew are being credited with rescuing a woman who had become lost in the darkness along an isolated stretch of the ...

Two suspects arrested for Loomis home burglary

Jon Roman is a very grateful man who has nothing but praise for the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. Within hours of reporting a burglary at his rural Loomis home yesterday, t ...

Don't risk biking without a helmet

Wearing a bike helmet is mandatory for kids, but look around – how many youth are really doing it? Liza Berry, 17, of Loomis, doesn’t ride bikes that often any more, but when ...