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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 ...