john ruffcorn

Drunken shenanigans in Placer's high country but July 4 celebrants keep a check on DUI, fires

AUBURN CA - The Auburn-area?s July Fourth celebration was a muted one in terms of law-enforcement and fire calls. For the California Highway Patrol, the absence of a state grant re ...

Auburn inherits Marysville parole agents, cases

AUBURN CA - Another wrinkle of uncertainty over the state?s redesign of the criminal justice system has now hit the Auburn area. The Department of Corrections has closed its Marysv ...

Auburn Police had murder suspicions in 1970 about bathtub drowning

AUBURN CA - Even in 1970, Auburn Police were suspicious enough to keep the bathtub drowning case involving 4-year-old Cindy Howell an open one. Reports by then-Police Chief Hersch ...

Woman accused of murder in 1970 Auburn death of daughter, 4, to remain in jail

A 66-year-old woman who Placer County authorities allege murdered her 4-year-old in 1970 made her initial court appearance Monday in Auburn. Grass Valley resident Patricia Lee Tho ...

Star or stood up? Auburn poised for Amgen Tour of California bike-race answer

A year ago, Auburn was already a month into planning for its role as an Amgen Tour of California bike race stop in May. This year, the Auburn organizing team is still waiting for ...

Placer’s concealed gun licensing in cross-hairs of shifting weapons-access debate

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is holding steady on its concealed weapons policy as more permits are issued in neighboring counties. Both Sacramento and El Dorado counties h ...

Auburn buzzing in anticipation as Amgen start grows close

Amgen Tour of California fever is hitting Auburn hard. With the Amgen Tour of California cycling race’s Stage 3 start in Auburn Tuesday, residents like Joe Hernandez are finding ...

Auburn ripe for Amgen race start spectacle

The Amgen Tour of California rubber meets the road in Auburn May 17 but the impact is already starting to be felt in and around the city. About 100 people attending an Auburn Cham ...

Auburn auto thefts trending ahead of 2010

For Mike Oliver, it was his white, 1991 Toyota Camry. The North Auburn resident parked the car in his driveway and sometime between 10 p.m. April 16 and the next morning, it was g ...

Auburn’s Sisters of Mercy vigorously deny ex-worker’s mercy killing allegations

Auburn’s Sisters of Mercy have gone on the offensive to deny claims in a lawsuit that alleges at least one mercy killing at the Sacramento Street convent and possibly six others. ...