Placer County

Starbucks. (CBS)

Starbucks Announces It Will Stop Bottling California Spring Water For Sale Out-Of-State

Starbucks announced Friday it will no longer use California spring water in its “Ethos” bottles sold out of state.

05/08/2015

Black bear standing upright in meadow (Tom Brakefield/Getty)

75-Year-Old Former Boxer Says He Punched A Trespassing Bear On Snout

A Placer County man says he punched a trespassing bear on the snout to send the bruin fleeing from his property.

05/01/2015

(Thinkstock)

Boys, 3 And 5, Drown After ATV Crash In Placer County

Authorities say two small boys, ages five and three, drowned after the child-sized all-terrain vehicle they were riding crashed into a pond in rural Placer County.

04/14/2015

(CBS SF)

Daredevils Busted For Climbing 730 Feet To Take ‘Bridge Selfies’ In Auburn

Adventure junkies in the Sierra foothills are putting themselves in dangerous situations just to get photos of themselves on the Internet.

02/18/2015

A light dusting of snow appear at the Big Dipper ski lift at Heavenly. (Heavenly Mountain Resort)

Two Major Tahoe Ski Resorts Open Thanks To Natural And Man-Made Snow

Two major Tahoe ski resorts opened Friday thanks to both natural and man-made snow, with a third resort expected to open before Thanksgiving.

11/21/2014

(CBS Sacramento)

Murder Charges Filed Against Suspects In Crime Spree That Killed 2 Sacramento-Area Deputies

Prosecutors filed murder charges Tuesday against two Utah residents in the slayings of two Northern California sheriff’s deputies during a shooting rampage that also left a motorist and third deputy wounded.

10/28/2014

(CBS Sacramento)

Gunman Fatally Shoots 2 Deputies In Sacramento, Placer Counties, Suspect Arrested After 6-Hour Manhunt

A manhunt for a suspected gunman in the killings of two sheriffs deputies from Sacramento and Placer County was apprehended Friday afternoon at an Auburn home.

10/24/2014

The remains of a home near Applegate burned by one of several grass fires, October 8, 2014. (CBS)

Placer County Grass Fires Force Highway Closure, Evacuations; At Least 1 Home Burned

Firefighters battled five grass fires that grew to more than 100 acres and forced the closure of eastbound Interstate 80 and home evacuations Wednesday near the unincorporated community of Applegate in Placer County.

10/08/2014

King Fire

More Than 500,000 Gallons Of Retardant Used On King Fire In Sierra, Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren’t stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.

09/19/2014

Mushrooms

2 Dead, 4 Sick In Placer County From Wild Mushrooms

Two residents of a northern California assisted living facility have died and four others are hospitalized after eating soup with wild mushrooms.

11/11/2012

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