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Baby's body found inside bag at side of Newcastle road

AUBURN CA - Detectives were continuing to search Friday for clues into the mystery surrounding the death of a baby, whose body was found inside a trash bag Thursday at the side of ...

Soldier with Placer County ties killed in Afghanistan

AUBURN CA - The Department of Defense reported Thursday the death on Tuesday of a soldier who has ties to Placer County. Spc. Manuel J. Vasquez, 22, West Sacramento, was killed in ...

Dog pepper-sprayed, removed for evaluation after Newcastle attack

AUBURN CA - A dog was pepper-sprayed and removed from a Newcastle home after it reportedly bit a woman Friday. Dispatchers were told that the woman was being attacked by a “wolf ...

Texting, phoning while driving could be a costly end-of-2011 surprise

AUBURN CA - Auburn’s California Highway Patrol officers are on a 24-hour mission Friday through early Saturday. From 6 a.m. Friday until 6 a.m. New Year’s Eve, officers patrol ...

Rent-hike concerns hit Newcastle mobilehome park as sale nears

The prospective new owners of Newcastle’s Castle City Mobile Home Park attempted Tuesday to calm concerns by some of its 200 tenants over the possibility of rent spikes after it ...

Media Life: Idiot’s guide to Auburn, Placer terminology

Media Life would be remiss without mentioning the departure of the Auburn Journal’s longtime newsroom leader and guiding force,Deric Rothe. Rothe stepped down this month after 1 ...

Two Newcastle men acquitted in battery trial involving radio personality

A jury in Auburn has found two Newcastle men innocent of battery charges filed after an Interstate 80 altercation with Sacramento sports radio personality Pat Walsh. John Patrick ...

Newcastle I-80 overpass jumper survives

Authorities confirmed Monday that a man who attempted suicide by leaping off an Interstate 80 overpass onto the freeway at Newcastle did survive the 30-foot fall. The Placer Count ...

Auburn woman in I-80 fatal crash Sunday identified

Authorities released the name Monday of an Auburn woman who died in a crash Sunday afternoon on Interstate 80 west of the Newcastle off ramp. Amy Kathleen Keith, 33, was pronounce ...

Hit hard by economy, Newcastle’s Constable Jack’s closing

Like many other businesses caught in a prolonged economic slump that has hit particularly hard in Placer County, Newcastle’s Constable Jack’s blues club gamely battled for surv ...