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Updated: Officer involved shooting results in death of suspect in Grass Valley

UPDATE December 28, 2016 – Autopsy results received today indicate Mr. Kirk was shot five times with two of the shots fatal. His toxicology results are still pending. The two involved officers remain on routine Administrative Leave. One of the officers has been employed by our office since 2013 and the other has been employed […]

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Three magnitude 5.5 to 5.7 quakes strike near Hawthorne, Nev., aftershocks in the magnitude 3.0 to 4.0 range continue

RENO, Nev. December 28, 2016 – Three magnitude 5.5 to 5.7 earthquakes struck about 18 miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada just after midnight Wednesday December 28, 2016, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno reported. Reports so far indicate minimal damage due to the remote nature of the earthquake sequence. Strong shaking […]

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Fire at Homewood Ski Resort (video update)

UPDATE at 9:30:  At approximately 3:00 a.m. resources from North Tahoe Fire Protection District and Meeks Bay Fire Protection District responded to a heavily involved structure fire at Homewood Mountain Resort’s South Lodge. The call was originally for a commercial fire alarm. Once resources arrived on scene, a heavily involved structure fire was evident. Further […]

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In memoriam: Philip Josef (Prahlad) Vahovich

December 27, 2016 – Philip Josef (Prahlad) Vahovich went missing on December 7, 2016 in El Dorado Hills CA and was found there, deceased, on December 11th. Philip was born on July 30, 1975 in Washington, D.C., a birthday he shared with his maternal grandmother. Philip possessed a personal magnetism and was a remarkable human […]

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Caltrans Sierra Roadwork Schedule Dec. 27-31

December 27, 2016 – Due to the Holiday Season Lane Closures will not apply from 12/23/16 – 12/26/16 and 12/30/16 – 1/02/17. LONG-TERM PROJECTS Interstate 80 (Placer County) from Long Ravine underpass to .2 miles east of Magra Road overcrossing: Roadwork begins for the 2.5 year, $50.6 million project to construct @ 3 miles of […]

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Free Christmas Tree Recycling

December 26, 2016 – Recycle your Christmas tree for FREE at several locations in western Nevada County! Beginning December 26th through February 1st, free Christmas tree recycling is available at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station and the Eric Rood Administrative Center (Cement Hill Road entrance).  The McCourtney Road Transfer Station is open Wednesday through Sunday, […]

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More frost overnight, dry weather for the rest of the year

December 26, 2016 – Dry weather with cold overnight temperatures and morning Valley fog through the work week. Discussion Mostly clear skies across interior Northern California under dry northwesterly flow aloft. Strong radiational cooling brought another cold night across the region, with temperatures bottoming out in the mid to upper 20s across the Valley, and […]

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Update: Found on Miracle Drive! Search for missing, at-risk elderly man now in Auburn

December 25, 2016 at 8:48 AM From Placer County Sheriff: GREAT NEWS! A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE ON MIRACLE Drive! A woman who lives on Miracle Drive in Auburn just located the missing man! He is being medically checked, but initially he looks okay. He was still out walking when found! Merry Christmas to all and especially […]

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Live: NORAD tracks Santa

December 23, 2016 – For 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to […]

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Sand and Sandbags are Available for Residents of Nevada County

Photo YubaNet The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services(OES) would like to remind residents that free sand and sandbags are available at three locations to assist in preparing for severe weather. Next to the Nevada County Warehouse on the corner of Highway 49 and East Broad Street in Nevada City Penn Valley Fire Protection District located […]

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Grouse Ridge Forest Easement for Bear Yuba Land Trust PG&E Land Donated to University of California

December 23, 2016 – As part of its land conservation commitment, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recently donated 1,459 acres to the University of California (UC). The transfer was immediately followed by the conveyance of a conservation easement to Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT), permanently protecting high-country forest land and important wildlife habitat. Located […]

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Rain, wind and heavy mountain snow over NorCal today, lessening tomorrow

December 23, 2016 – A winter storm with rain, wind and heavy mountain snow moves through the area today disrupting holiday travel into Saturday. Clearing Sunday. A chance of showers northern mountains early next week, otherwise dry. Winter Storm Warning until 10 AM Saturday for the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-Western Plumas County/Lassen Park. Discussion […]

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