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Newcastle baby-death investigation following up on leads

AUBURN CA - Placer County sheriff’s investigators are continuing to follow up on leads in a probe into the death of a baby, whose body was found June 23 inside a trash bag at the ...

Suspect arrested on charge of starting Robbers Fire

UPDATE: 7:10 P.M. JULY 20 - A Sacramento man was arrested Friday on suspicion of starting the Robbers Fire with what is being described as a pyrotechnic device. Bryon Mason, 28, wa ...

Safe surrender site could have helped mother, abandoned baby

AUBURN CA - The Placer County Sheriff?s Office was tight-lipped as its investigation into the death of a baby found abandoned in tall grass at the side of a Newcastle road continue ...

Placer supes to act on COPS grant deputy hiring

AUBURN CA - Placer County supervisors will be asked Tuesday to move ahead on a federal Community Oriented Policing Services hiring grant to put new deputies to work tackling illega ...

Colfax family uses Facebook to find teen runaway

AUBURN CA - A Colfax family’s attempt to reunite with their runaway daughter has gone viral on the Internet. Jason Russell said that his daughter packed a suitcase and left thei ...

$2,000 pricetag for helicopter rescue from tree at Foresthill Bridge

A Foresthill Bridge parachute jump gone wrong and the subsequent helicopter rescue from a tree branch 60 feet above the ground last Thursday could cost an Olympic Valley man $2,000 ...

Secret Service, Placer County sheriff’s probe reels in big “phisher”

Placer County sheriff’s investigators are being credited with playing a key role in putting a Sacramento man behind bars for what is being considered the most widespread high-tec ...

Raised guard rail on Foresthill Bridge getting closer to reality

The Foresthill Bridge was the scene of another suicide over the weekend. By the Journal’s count, an estimated 58 people have now fallen to their deaths from the 730-foot-high sp ...