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    Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner Announces Retirement

    AUBURN — Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner announced his retirement Wednesday. Bonner has been with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office for 43 years, 22 as sheriff. Feb. 24 will be his last day. “I love this place, I love these people, I love this county,” Bonner said in a video posted to the Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page. “But my doctors and I have huddled up and they said, ‘You know what, son? You need to get rid of a little […]

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    Rushing Water Washes Out Road in Alta

    PLACER COUNTY — CHP cell phone video shows frightening moments when asphalt drops off into a creek in Alta. Morten Road is split in two after powerful rushing water tore through the earth holding the asphalt up. “It wasn’t a bridge, it was a whole road with dirt all the way across and then asphalt on top, but the water just got to be too much,” said CHP Officer Chris Nave. It’s a dramatic and shocking sight for people who […]

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    Sacramento County Officials Address Levee Boil Concern along Cosumnes River

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY — Efforts are underway to shore up the levee along the Cosumnes River near the Wilton Road bridge after a boil was discovered. A levee boil happens when water seeps under a levee and begins to appear on the surface. After a strong weekend storm with heavy rainfall, water levels in most streams, including the Cosumnes, have swelled. That swelling can create pressure in streams, which can rise one the other side of a levee. Left unchecked, a boil […]

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    Linda Man Arrested, Accused of Molesting Girl on Christmas

    LINDA — A Linda man has been arrested on suspicion of molesting an 11-year-old girl on Christmas Day. According to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, 25-year-old Gunner Thomas Anthony McDaniel was at a home on Wilderness Loop, where he was a friend of the victim’s mother’s boyfriend. Investigators say McDaniel gave the girl alcohol and assaulted her in the bathroom. McDaniel was arrested Thursday, and booked into the Yuba County jail on Friday. He is being held in lieu of […]

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    Modesto School Locked Down Following Nearby Shooting, Crash

    MODESTO — Sipherd Elementary School was locked down Monday morning following a shooting and crash nearby, according to police. Modesto Police spokesperson Heather Graves said there was a vehicle driving recklessly, doing donuts in the school’s parking lot. Shots were also reportedly fired, but it was unclear whether that happened in the parking lot or nearby. Graves said the car then crashed into a pole nearby, and everyone in the car ran away. “Multiple” people were later taken into custody, according […]

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    Elk Grove Police K9 Shot in Armed Robbery; Suspects in Custody

    ELK GROVE — An Elk Grove Police K9 is recovering after it was shot Saturday night as officers responded to reports of an armed robbery. According to Elk Grove Police Officer Chris Trim, officers responded to reports of two suspects who had robbed the Jamba Juice on West Stockton and Laguna Boulevards at gunpoint. Officers spotted two men that matched the description of the alleged robbers. Trim said the two men ran toward a waiting getaway car with a woman behind the […]

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    Natomas School Staff Member Accused of Taking Inappropriate Photos of Students

    NATOMAS — A staff member at Heron School in Natomas has been fired after being accused of taking inappropriate photos of students in class, the Natomas Unified School District announced Friday. Sacramento Police and the Natomas Unified School District are investigating the allegations, which were made before the winter break. The phone used to take the photos is now with police investigators, a district spokesperson said. According to school officials, the photos were of “specific, inappropriate, clothed areas of female students’ […]

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    Jury Approves Death Penalty for Convicted Alturas Mass Shooter Cherie Rhoades

    PLACER COUNTY — The woman convicted in a 2014 mass shooting in Alturas will be sentenced to death, a jury decided Thursday. A Placer County judge will go forward with the decision at a hearing in April. Cherie Rhoades killed four people and injured two others on Feb. 20, 2014 inside the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office. At the time, Rhoades was about to be ousted as the tribal chairwoman. Those killed were her nephew Glenn Colonico, her niece Angel Penn, her […]

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    Some Sacramento County Parks Could Close Because of Rain, Rising Waters

    SACRAMENTO — A number of Sacramento County parks could be closed over the next week because of heavy rains and rising water levels in the forecast. County officials say to be aware of areas that typically flood during a storm, especially spots along the American River. On Wednesday, the American River Parkway multi-use trail was closed between mile 0.5 and mile 2.5. All islands on the American River between Hazel Avenue and Discovery Park are anticipated to be closed on […]