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Media Life: Auburn stuntman helping fulfill Evel Knievel dream

When a veteran stuntman tries to do what Evel Knievel famously attempted 41 years ago and fell short of, Auburn’s Gary Davis is the expert on all things death-defying called ...

Fires put focus on prepping

Imagine the Sheriff’s deputies are at your door telling you to evacuate your home and anything you can carry with you – what do you take? Fires, like the King and Appl ...

Bitcoin cyber blackmailers strike Colfax pizzeria

A Colfax pizza eatery has weathered a cyber blackmail attempt that froze its files and demanded payment in bitcoins. Pizzaiolo Wood-Fired Pizza owner Pete Lostritto said he decide ...

Happy ending in search for horse rider near Auburn

With temperatures soaring into the triple digits Tuesday afternoon and concerns surrounding the owner of a riderless, saddled horse spotted running in the American River canyon nea ...

Media Life: Auburnite’s L.A. band Saint Motel signs with major label

Former Auburn resident Greg Erwin’s music career has just shifted into overdrive. Erwin’s band Saint Motel has signed a recording contract with Parlophone, a storied l ...

Placer County Sheriff’s Office reloads

By the numbers: Making bullets count 138,500 – Rounds of ammunition the Placer County Sheriff’s Office is buying this year. 220 – Sworn law enforcement officers ...

Sheriff’s office to let kids Ride With Pride

Placer County sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Borden said he helped found Ride With Pride, the department’s longest-running community program, 22 years ago as a way to bridge the g ...

Woman stops traffic, reportedly stabs self in the neck

Traffic was stopped on Highway 49 for a time Tuesday morning after a woman reportedly ran into the middle of the road and began repeatedly stabbing herself in the neck with a knife ...

Snakes on a sidewalk

The Auburn Justice Center in North Auburn received an interesting visitor Thursday when a small rattlesnake was found slithering in front of the facility’s employee entrance. ...

Auburn man charged after chase, hit-and-run

An Auburn man is in custody after allegedly leading sheriff’s deputies on a car chase that authorities said resulted in a hit-and-run and led to multiple other charges. Plac ...