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Placer County rafting death cause months away

AUBURN CA - The cause of death for river rafter Stan Decker won?t be known for several months. Decker, 59, of Rohnert Park, died Saturday on a North Fork American River rafting ru ...

Noon Hour Update: Rafter dies on the American River; Auburn Walmart project update; mobile home park update and dentist faces accusations

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Tuesday editio ...

Auburn bathtub drowning ‘murder’ confession questioned by defense

AUBURN CA - Placer County Superior Court filings on behalf of Patricia Thomas are providing more information in a 42-year-old drowning case involving her 4-year-old daughter that a ...

Auburn Police had murder suspicions in 1970 about bathtub drowning

AUBURN CA - Even in 1970, Auburn Police were suspicious enough to keep the bathtub drowning case involving 4-year-old Cindy Howell an open one. Reports by then-Police Chief Hersch ...

Auburn Police: Daughter says she saw mom drowning sister in 1970 tub death

AUBURN CA - Auburn Police say they watched from an adjoining room as 66-year-old Patricia Lee Thomas stated to a family member that she left her 4-year-old daughter to drown in a b ...

Woman accused of murder in 1970 Auburn death of daughter, 4, to remain in jail

A 66-year-old woman who Placer County authorities allege murdered her 4-year-old in 1970 made her initial court appearance Monday in Auburn. Grass Valley resident Patricia Lee Tho ...

Drowning takes life of former Auburn Police officer, Colfax grad

A police motorcade Friday in the southwestern Washington State community of Battle Ground will honor former Auburn Police officer Michael Molzahn, who drowned Sunday in the Columbi ...

Wise Canal drowning victim sober but high on meth

Tests show Nov. 23 Wise Canal drowning victim Richard Hill was alcohol-free but high on methamphetamine when he lost his life. Toxicology tests taken for the Placer County Sheriff ...

Pushed in: Homeless man’s canal escape recounted by mother

The deaths in Auburn’s Wise Canal started in January 2009. Last month, 50-year-old homeless man Richard Hill became the sixth man to turn up dead in the canal in less than two y ...

Deadly Auburn canal takes sixth victim in less than two years

Auburn’s Wise Canal has turned killer again. This time it was a 50-year-old homeless man just three days out of the Placer County Jail and caught in the icy death grip of the urb ...

2-year-old drowns in Granite Bay pool

A 2-year-old drowned to death Wednesday morning in a neighbor’s Granite Bay pool, Placer County Sheriffs said. Isabelle Rose Goforth, known as “Izzy,” had gone missing the s ...

Heroes save boy's life

It was the worst call of her life. June 23, a social worker called Susan Hunsinger to say her 6-year-old son was pulled lifeless out of a pool at California Family Fitness in Roc ...

Auburn man drowns in popular river swim spot

Authorities have identified a man who drowned after slipping off a rock into the swift-flowing water of the South Yuba River as an Auburn resident. The body of 20-year-old Robert ...

Car wash Saturday at Chana to aid family of drowning victim Noe Rodriquez

A car-wash fundraiser to help defray funeral costs for the family of American River drowning victim Noe Antonio Rodriguez will be held Saturday. Rodriquez, 21, was swept underwate ...

Auburn swimmer, 21, remains missing after American River plunge

There was still no trace Monday of a 21-year-old Auburn man who disappeared two days earlier while trying to swim across the frigid, raging American River. Ground searches were ha ...