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Coroner determines Auburn student's Davis dorm death a suicide

A 21-year-old UC Davis student from the Auburn area died from a self-administered, lethal dose of over-the-counter medicine, the Yolo County Coroner’s Office has concluded. Alex ...

I-80 snowstorm pileup fatality ID’d as Lake of the Pines resident

Douglas Allen Swasey, a Lake of the Pines resident and longtime Nevada County business owner, has been identified as the man who died Friday in a grinding 30-vehicle pileup in the ...

Fatal crash victim’s father seeks bar help in drunk-driving prevention

Instead of celebrating his daughter’s 26th birthday March 11, Tim Hauser is left to mark the anniversary of her death. Sandra Hauser had been celebrating her 25th birthday on M ...

Suicide at Grass Valley City Hall

A woman committed suicide Wednesday morning in a restroom stall at Grass Valley City Hall, her body discovered minutes later by a city employee. Capt. Rex Marks, of the Grass Vall ...

Media Life: Pioneer World War II pilot Betty Wood forgotten in Auburn

From time to time, this reporter would bump into a sun-splashed photo of Betty Wood and her story – or at least the partial one that was available at the time. It’s in a bound ...

Police dog Miko was one gold medal pooch

By all measures, retired police dog Miko was one special canine. Tough but not vicious with bad guys, gentle around good guys and a three-time California Police Olympics champion, ...

Five years later Matt Redding’s memory lives on

It’s something a parent hopes to never hear, but Marilyn Redding remembers the morning she heard it. “All I heard was, ‘Matt’s been in an accident,’” Marilyn Redding s ...

Sheriff says Bear River student Justin Butler's death an accident

Bear River High School student Justin Butler’s death was a tragic accident, a Nevada County Sheriff’s Office investigation concluded today. And as Butler’s schoolmates begin ...