California Highway Patrol

Auburn resident dies after being wedged between tree, truck

An Auburn resident is dead after apparently being wedged between a tree and an out-of-control pickup, the California Highway Patrol said. The death occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Fri ...

State crews team up to clear debris from Alta transient camps

More than 500 50-gallon bags of trash are the byproduct of a multi-agency clean up and fuel reduction effort along Interstate 80 near Alta. Since June 3 crews from Caltrans have c ...

Burglaries shock Newcastle residents

NEWCASTLE -- A string of mid-day burglaries has Newcastle residents on edge and watching for suspicious behavior in their normally quiet neighborhoods. At least three residences w ...

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 ...

Suspect held on arson charges

A suspect was in custody Monday, being held in connection with a small wildfire that broke out near Alta. According to Placer County Sheriff’s Office, 53-year-old Arthur Amo ...

Rural Lincoln pond tragedy claims young ATV riders

Two boys, 3 and 5, have lost their lives in a tragic pond accident in rural Lincoln and their deaths have sent a community reeling. The boys were riding alone Sunday on a smaller ...

I-80, Meadow Vista crashes slow traffic, injure biker

A motorcycle rider was injured Monday in a crash with a truck on Placer Hills Road in Meadow Vista. Injured in the crash was motorcycle rider Scott Trauman, 24, of Colfax. Accord ...

Newcastle crash injures driver on Highway 193

The California Highway Patrol was investigating a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 193 in Newcastle that sent the driver to hospital and slowed traffic. The cra ...

CHP puts emphasis on traffic safety through citations

Jaywalkers last week had another reason to look both ways before crossing the street – especially if they found themselves caught up in the latest traffic safety operation. ...

Foresthill driver arrested after chase

A Foresthill woman was arrested Friday morning after a high-speed chase by the California Highway Patrol. Jennifer M. Bichel, was reportedly weaving in and out of traffic on westb ...

Speed cause of another rollover near Newcastle

Scattered logs and damaged trucks tell the tale of yet another rollover on Highway 193 near Newcastle. For the second time in recent months a fully-loaded logging truck has topple ...

Reader Input: Reaction from one who was there

Re: “Story reprint disgusts reader,” Reader Input, Nov. 7): One must understand that Joe Carroll was only touching the tip of the iceberg in describing the carnage th ...

Reader Input: Kindly designate a sober driver

Holiday celebrations normally contain alcoholic beverages. Do not make destructive decisions like drinking and driving. When I was 16 in April of 1992, a .28 BAC drunken driver h ...

Fire claims homes, hundreds of acres

APPLEGATE, Calif. --The charred remains of a camping trailer smolder in the driveway of a home lost to the Applegate Fire. All that distinguishes the burned out hull is a collecti ...

Applegate Fire spurs evacuations

Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...