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Placer County Superior Court delays sentencing in daycare sex abuse case

ROSEVILLE – A Placer County Superior Court judge was prepared to sentence a 16-year-old boy Wednesday in Roseville for sexually abusing four girls at an Auburn daycare center ...

Mother has “punished herself” for 43 years in Auburn bathtub drowning

  Accused of murdering her daughter in a revived cold case that stretched back to the girl’s 1970 bathtub drowning in Auburn, 67-year-old Patricia Thomas broke her sile ...

Woman, 36, to serve 90 days for sex with 16-year-old ex-student

A former Newcastle special-education teacher was ordered Thursday to serve 90 days in Placer County jail on a sex-abuse conviction related to a relationship she admitted having wit ...

Suspended sentence for mom in Auburn child’s 1970 bathtub drowning

ROSEVILLE -- No longer facing charges of murder in the death of her daughter, Patricia Lee Thomas shed tears Monday in a Roseville courtroom before walking out a free woman. The 6 ...

Auburn drowning death defendant goes home to Grass Valley

Auburn drowning-death murder defendant Patricia Thomas was allowed to leave Placer County Jail on Tuesday and return home after more than a month behind bars. Thomas, 66, was arres ...

Love triangle at heart of fatal Loomis baseball-bat attack

A love triangle was at the heart of fatal baseball-bat bludgeoning homicide case in Loomis, prosecutors contended Wednesday before Kenneth Lewis Massey Jr. was sentenced to a 21-ye ...