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Bank robbery: A far cry from Hollywood

We’ve all seen how it plays out in the movies: a silent alarm, triggered by a nervous teller, starts a flurry of police activity. Hostage negotiators begin to call the bank a ...

Reader Input: Women patriots, unite!

Dear American women patriots: It’s high time to prepare ourselves for matters of self-defense, community defense, family and friends defense. I spoke to a former FBI agen ...

FBI teaches Placer High students the real CSI

Students in Placer High School’s forensics class had two real-life FBI agents on Tuesday to learn from and bounce questions off. The two agents – who requested anonymi ...

Nevada County man charged in June shootout with BLM, CHP

A federal complaint was filed Friday against a Nevada County man jailed since June on allegations that he wounded a Bureau of Land Management ranger and California Highway Patrol o ...

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 ...

Another View: Bullets and brew made the 1960s a heady time

There has been a lot of interest in my employment with the FBI. Since it was so long ago, I rarely talk about it.  But when I was 20 years old and living in New York, I applie ...

Another View: Under the paint is where you find the mettle

I lived in the Alfred E. Smith Projects in lower Manhattan until the age of 17. As a child, I thought it a wonderful place. My friends were of every nationality, different religion ...

Another View: Humanity trumps ideology every time

I have a neighbor who loves to talk politics with me. He is a die-hard Republican and listens to Rush Limbaugh daily; he’s a Fox News devotee. I, on the other hand, am a re ...

CSI: Placer High

Huddled against the cold in a mostly vacant parking lot Thursday afternoon, a group of Placer High School students encompassed what seemed to them like a rather suspicious scene: a ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Preparing for snow in Auburn; FBI comes to Placer High and brightening the holidays

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Placer High School students are getting some first-hand experience when it comes to forensic science today, thanks to the help of the FBI. Reporter And ...

Auburn SIRS group to discuss what it takes to be an FBI agent

An Auburn retired men’s group will hear this week from a veteran law enforcement expert who has more than 40 years’ experience helping companies and public agencies, su ...

Local FBI agent takes hard look at terrorism

Troy Sowers had been sitting in a classroom at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., learning about mortgage fraud when suddenly about 15 of his colleagues grabbed their books and left ...

Reader Input: Open files, stop improper gun transfers

We have had three almost identical letters criticizing U.S. Senators for failure to pass another gun control bill. Where do these authors get their material and have they read th ...

Roseville woman wanted by federal agents

Federal authorities are looking for a local woman in connection to region-wide investigation of selling stolen goods on eBay. According to Loren Horwood of the U.S. Attorney’ ...

FBI: Suspect confesses to 21 Bad Hair Bandit robberies

The FBI says a woman under arrest for an Aug. 15 Bank of the West robbery in Auburn has confessed to a nine-month holdup spree that hit 21 banks in four states. In an affidavit cl ...