Lt. Jeff Ausnow

Man arrested after domestic dispute goes public

An Auburn man was jailed Tuesday after he reportedly chased his half-dressed girlfriend through a busy intersection. Kyle Robert Farthing, 22, was arrested on domestic violence ch ...

Man, 67, accused of sex with child

Bail has been set at $2 million for a 67-year-old Placer County man charged with having sex with a child under 10. Jimmie Eugene Steele was arrested last week by Placer County she ...

Our View: New technology, public could help solve mysteries

Residents are rightfully concerned about five bodies that were found over the last 16 months in the Auburn stretch of Wise Canal. Common sense says this is strange, and deserves s ...

Bailiff should have gotten help fast

If Deputy (John) Caliguire had .31 to .33 blood alcohol in November he was at a level that would kill almost anybody else (Journal, March 25). College binge drinkers usually die a ...

Information sought on woman’s death

Officials are seeking information about woman’s body that was possibly dumped at a Loomis school July 3. The body of Charsha Rene Smith was found about 10 feet from Boyington Ro ...

Slain sheriff's deputy to be honored

It’s been 30 years since the day many Placer County Sheriff’s officials and family members will never forget. Deputy James Machado was killed in the line of duty 30 years ago, ...

Government agencies eye options for fuel savings

Horses and bicycles are getting more use by the Placer County Sheriff’s Department as it looks at ways to lessen the fuel cost crunch at a time when county revenue is stagnant. ...