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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 ...