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Dog beaten, shot, left to die near Foresthill

For two days, off and on, the barking and whimpering in the woods near Sugar Pine Reservoir east of Foresthill kept up. The campers who had arrived from the Bay Area initially had ...

Fatal freefall: Jobless contractor took desperate turn into bank robbery

Hours before suspected bank robber Gregory Ray DeFord was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy, he had told his wife that he would not go to prison. Deann DeFord said she had s ...

Rampaging Penryn bears appear to have moved on

A Penryn family – and its chickens – are resting easier five days after bears rampaged through their poultry coop. Floyd and Suzanna Giaccani were victimized Thursday night af ...

Shots fired after three bears raid rural Placer County chicken coop

Three bears were shot at after rampaging through a Loomis-area chicken coop but escaped into the darkness Thursday. While a state Fish & Game Department spokesman said the adult f ...

Owner of injured terrier says he's owed vet bills

A Foresthill man and Auburn business owner says the county should absorb his $3,000-and-growing veterinary bill after a Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and injured hi ...