Judge Colleen Nichols

Our View: Savage trial leaves several important questions unanswered

The trial of Placer Sheriff’s Lt. John Savage this week raises many questions. Questions that law enforcement leaders should answer as highly trusted public servants. Savage fac ...

Lane sent to prison for stabbing

Stabbing someone 17 times is “inexplicable,” a Placer County judge told an Auburn defendant Wednesday morning. But Michael Lane’s prior good record and strong support from ...

Bail denied for stabbing suspect

A judge denied bail for stabbing suspect Michael Lane in an Auburn courtroom Friday citing a lack of new evidence. Judge Colleen Nichols said no new facts have been presented in t ...