California Highway Patrol

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 ...

Stop light repairs rupture North Auburn gas line

A Placer County work crew ruptured a natural gas line in North Auburn Tuesday morning prompting a school closure and emergency response. The break occurred at the corner of Bell R ...

Nevada County man charged in June shootout with BLM, CHP

A federal complaint was filed Friday against a Nevada County man jailed since June on allegations that he wounded a Bureau of Land Management ranger and California Highway Patrol o ...

Three-foot bike law takes effect

A new California bike law took effect Tuesday and could mean safer roads for cyclists throughout the state – especially in popular bike destinations like Auburn. The new law ...

Log truck rollover halts traffic

An overturned logging truck blocked traffic on Highway 193 outside of Newcastle Monday afternoon spilling nearly a dozen large logs along the roadway. The accident occurred on a w ...

Bicyclists and narrow roads are no match

As you may have heard, there is a new law, effective Tuesday, that requires drivers to allow 3 feet between themselves and a bicyclist when traveling in the same direction. Easier ...

Speeders, beware: CHP plane up there

The jig is up, but you’re not sure just how you got caught. You slowed to a reasonable speed while passing every on-ramp, checked your rearview mirror for the “5-0,&rdq ...

Cow carnage on I-80 east

At least four cows were killed Thursday morning on Interstate 80 after a pickup truck hauling a cattle trailer struck a guardrail, spilling its bovine passengers onto the freeway. ...

Coroner releases names of crash victims

The names of the two Sacramento women killed in Thursday afternoon’s single-vehicle, rollover crash have been released by the Placer County Sheriff’s Coroner. Both Sha ...

Reader Input: Sealed road indeed slippery

I am almost 70 years old and have ridden motorcycles just about 50 of those years. I own a 2014 Harley Street Glide that weighs in at 770 pounds dry weight. I am one of the peopl ...