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No bail break for Auburn I-80 hit-and-run manslaughter defendant

AUBURN CA - The accused hit-and-run driver in the March 20 death of a tow-truck driver on Interstate 80 near Auburn was denied any bail reduction Thursday. Appearing in Placer Cou ...

Placer DA: Weimar murder victim Sarah Burr shot in back

AUBURN CA - A single gunshot in the back from a hunting rifle killed murder victim Sarah Burr as she was walking toward the front door, prosecutors are contending in the case again ...

Kovacich appeal attempt denied by state Supreme Court

AUBURN CA - Convicted murderer Paul Kovacich Jr.’s appeal options are narrowing. The California Supreme Court earlier this month denied a petition for review filed by Kovacich†...

7-year prison term for Cool man in Auburn stabbing

AUBURN CA - Initially charged with attempted murder, a Cool man has been sentenced to the upper term of seven years for stabbing a man who had chased him down in a car to recover s ...

Paul Kovacich Jr. loses appeal of Auburn murder conviction

Placer Sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Kovacich Jr.’s appeal of a 2009 first-degree murder conviction for killing his wife 29 years ago has been denied by the Third District State Court of ...

Kovacich murder-case prosecutors receive prestigious Placer County honor

A 26-year-old murder mystery. A former law enforcement officer as a prime suspect. A dogged investigation and a prosecution team dedicated to bringing a criminal to justice and l ...