Capt. John Ruffcorn

Pitbull trial reveals alleged $10,000 bribe

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on a trial over the fate of four pitbulls. After five months and two trials, the final fate of almost all of the four pi ...

Police to drive leased vehicles

The city is looking at whether leasing certain police department vehicles might save some money. The police department will lease two non-pursuit vehicles as part of a pilot progr ...

Police are not seeking Placer streaker

The teenager who streaked across Placer High School’s field during a playoff game could face school discipline. However, Auburn Police Department Capt. John Ruffcorn said Frida ...

Our View: City should look at vicious dog policies after attack

It has been weeks since four pitbulls attacked a 17-year-old in a public parking lot in Downtown Auburn. Yet city leaders have said very little publicly about the incident, or wha ...

Jim Holmes pooh-poohs party switch

Before we pry open the notebook, let me thank those who keep track of such matters better than myself for pointing out that Jim Holmes “remains ensconced” ensconced in his 3r ...

Pitbulls should be put down

Like Grace Blackburn (Reader Input, Sept. 22), I was shocked when Capt. John Ruffcorn said that the high school student who was attacked by four pitbulls was “in the wrong place ...