Investigation

Fire claims homes, hundreds of acres

APPLEGATE, Calif. --The charred remains of a camping trailer smolder in the driveway of a home lost to the Applegate Fire. All that distinguishes the burned out hull is a collecti ...

Painful questions linger for family in Auburn railroad track death

While the Placer County Sheriff’s Office investigates the death of Ron Daniel, the family he left behind is dealing with the question of how he ended up lying on the Union Pa ...

Victim ID’d; murder inquiry ongoing

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that the man whose body was found Monday in Nevada City was Brian Spalding, 41. Sheriff Keith Royal said the Nevada C ...

Auburn Placer High classroom fire cause still a mystery

  Nearly two weeks after a fire damaged a Placer High School art classroom, investigators are not releasing a cause. Auburn’s fire and police departments are both invo ...

Fish and Wildlife investigating Auburn skunk drownings

A new law banning the drowning of trapped skunks has resulted in an investigation by the Department of Fish and Wildlife into the deaths of as many as 18 in a South Auburn neighbor ...

March sentencing of Foresthill man in widespread mail-theft case

  Richard Lee Gray will be sentenced in March on charges related to a U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigation into widespread theft from Placer County mailboxes. G ...

Tio Pepe crash report in Placer DA’s hands

Results of an investigation into the death of a 54-year-old Auburn man in a freak crash of an SUV into an outdoor dining area of an Old Town Auburn restaurant have been forwarded t ...

Investigators question Auburn area pilot about fatal crash

Investigators are interviewing a pilot from the Auburn area who had been flying with the plane that crashed Saturday night and resulted in the deaths of a Susanville married couple ...

Man dies from injuries in Old Town Auburn restaurant crash

A 53-year-old Auburn-area man has died from injuries suffered Monday after an SUV plowed into an outdoor dining area at an Old Town restaurant. The man, who police declined to ide ...

Sen. Gaines calls for investigation into Cal Fire

  In response to recent reports saying the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) hid $3.6 million with the California District Attorneys Associatio ...