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Big rig drives off Interstate 80

The driver of a semi-truck pulling a 53-foot trailer is lucky to be alive after he lost control of his vehicle Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, on westbound Interstate 80, just past Newca ...

Media Life: Guitarist Montrose set for rare, solo Newcastle show

When guitar great Ronnie Montrose decided to put a series of “unplugged” solo dates together, his thoughts turned to Newcastle’s Constable Jack’s. The Bay Area resident an ...

Fire chiefs like Placer County weed-cleanup concept, want more details

Rural Placer County fire chiefs are giving qualified support to expansion of a hazardous vegetation abatement program to western slope communities. Chief Tony Corado of the South ...

Newcastle’s field of dreams

NEWCASTLE — Squint your eyes a little and use your imagination and it’s not hard to turn back the calendar 60 or 80 years at Chantry Hill Field. The images become even more vi ...

Auburn CHP officer behind bars on meth, weapons charges

An Auburn California Highway Patrol officer is under arrest on methamphetamine-possession, weapons-possession and driving-under-the-influence charges. Officer Ruben Cesar Salgado ...

Blood-alcohol results in on wrong-way driver in double fatal I-80 crash

A wrong-way driver in a double-fatal crash Dec. 29 on Interstate 80 had a blood-alcohol of 0.20 percent, the Placer County Coroner has determined. Under state law, a driver is con ...

Meeting tonight on bridge closures

Plans by Caltrans to close Loomis bridges over Interstate 80 for several months will devastate Loomis businesses, a town official said. “Times are tough. This would really hurt ...

Memorial gathering to remember Newcastle woman killed after wrong-way I-80 drive, crash

A memorial gathering will be held Saturday in Newcastle for Sandra Hauser, who died Thursday in a single-vehicle crash after driving the wrong way on Interstate 80 in Auburn. Sand ...

Newcastle woman dies after Interstate-80 wrong-way drive, rollover

A Newcastle woman is dead after a single-vehicle crash this morning on Interstate 80 in Auburn. The accident occurred at about 2:27 a.m. on eastbound I-80. The victim and lone occu ...

Tripping the flight fantastic: Starlings perform sky aerobatics over Newcastle

The first of the flock starts flying in around 4 p.m. and an hour later mass movements of starlings darken portions of the sky as they soar and swoop in formation over a rural New ...

Truckee mourns 2nd victim of Newcastle-I-80 wrong-way crash

Truckee-area residents who knew Interstate 80 wrong-way crash victim Jessica Faber are mourning the loss of a teen remembered for her passion for the arts and enthusiasm for life. ...

Fog not a factor in I-80 Newcastle double fatal: CHP

The California Highway Patrol has ruled out fog as a factor in a collision on Interstate 80 at Newcastle that left two people dead. Conditions were foggy at the time of the 3:30 a. ...

2nd fatality in Newcastle-I-80 wrong-way crash ID'd

A female driver killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 80 at Newcastle was identified today by the Placer County Coroner's Office. Identification and contact of next of kin was ...

Wrong-way driver blamed for double-fatal I-80 crash at Newcastle

Two people are dead after a two-car crash early today on Interstate 80 at Newcastle that the California Highway Patrol is blaming on a wrong-way driver. The wrong-way driver has be ...

Placer artists open studios to hundreds for annual weekend tour of discovery

Down a Penryn dirt road people don’t necessarily take, walking amid Steve Harrington’s sculptures, people were chuckling, pointing, smiling and even guffawing throughout the we ...