Colleen Nichols

Weimar man to serve 20 years for murder of fiancée, unborn child

A Weimar man will spend the next 19 years and eight months in prison for the second-degree murder of his fiancée and their unborn child. Lee Konnerth, 37, was charged with ...

Robbers Fire suspect pleads not guilty, again

The recently re-arrested Robbers Fire suspect pleaded not guilty Thursday to the same felony arson charges he again faces for allegedly starting last summer’s 2,650-acre fire ...

Judge says Robbers Fire investigator ‘less than accurate’

Bryon Mason had a spring in his step as he walked out of the courtroom Tuesday. The next step for the Placer County District Attorney’s office appears headed back to the dra ...

DA files no new charges on former Robbers Fire suspect

  Cleared in March of arson charges, the man who spent more than seven months in jail for allegedly starting the 2,650-acre Robbers Fire that cost $13 million to extinguish i ...

Mock court demonstrates cyber-bullying consequences

Some Auburn students got a lesson in the consequences of cyber bullying Wednesday. Placer County court officials teamed up with St. Joseph’s Catholic School to put on a mock juv ...

Cop impersonator gets 240 days in jail

A Rocklin man who pretended to be a cop will be spending some time in jail. On Thursday Judge Colleen Nichols sentenced Chad Richard Mowry, who was 26 when he was arrested in Jul ...

Loomis man goes to jail after clash with cop car

A man originally charged with assaulting an Auburn police officer will be spending some time in jail. Loomis resident Eric David Hill, 22, was arrested Jan. 27 after he allegedly ...

Sacramento man sentenced to 10 years for drug deal

A Sacramento man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling drugs, and a judge issued a $25,000 bench warrant for his co-defendant’s arrest. On Feb. 4 Placer County Judge C ...

Applegate man sentenced to 121 years for attempted cop murder

A man convicted of multiple counts of attempted murder of a peace officer was sentenced Wednesday to more than 121 years in state prison. Close to 25 Placer County Sheriff’s dep ...

High-speed driver sentenced for receiving stolen property

A Folsom man sentenced in June for leading Placer County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase across the Foresthill Bridge was sentenced Thursday in an Auburn courtroom for a ...