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Placer County


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.


Surveillance images of the woman dubbed the 'Bad Hair Bandit.'

‘Bad Hair Bandit’ Sentenced For Bank Robberies In NorCal, 3 Other States

An Idaho prison nurse who committed a series of bank robberies while in disguise was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday by a Sacramento federal judge.


Firefighters battling the Robbers Fire in Placer County on July 16, 2012. (CBS)

Placer County Wildfire 45 Percent Contained

Lower temperatures and an increase in humidity were a welcome relief to firefighters battling a wildfire that has destroyed one home and forced evacuations from dozens of others in Placer County.


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Placer County ‘Robbers Fire’ Burns 1400 Acres; 170 Homes Evacuated

Fire officials said about 170 homes outside the Placer County community of Colfax remained under evacuation orders as a wildfire burned for the fourth day.


Smoke from the Robbers Fire in Placer County on July 12, 2012. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Calls In More Resources For Placer County Wildfire

Gov. Jerry Brown has called in more firefighters and the California National Guard to help battle a Placer County wildfire that has forced the evacuation of 300 people.


Smoke from the Robbers Fire in Placer County on July 12, 2012. (CBS)

Wildfire In Sierra Foothills Grows To 800 Acres

High temperatures and dry conditions have contributed to the growth of the Robbers Fire in the Sierra Foothills east of Sacramento on Thursday.


A wildfire known as the Robbers Fire has consumed at least 200 acres in Placer County on July 11, 2012. (CBS)

At Least 200 Acres Burned In Sierra Foothills Fire

Fire officials say about 40 people have been evacuated as a fire burns in a steep and heavily wooded area near the American River Canyon in Placer County.


Amtrak Train at Crossing

Rock Slide East Of Sacramento Delays Amtrak Trains

Two Amtrak trains carrying hundreds of passengers are rolling again or getting ready to roll after being delayed for several hours by a rock slide in Placer County.


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Man Borrows NorCal Woman’s Car, Sells On Craigslist

A man borrowed a Placer County woman’s car and then sold it on Craigslist, according to police.


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NorCal Evacuees Go Home After Lincoln Tanker Fire Dies Out

Thousands of evacuees are returning home after fire crews allowed a burning propane rail tanker to burn itself out, ending the threat of a major explosion in the city of Lincoln.

CBS San Francisco–08/25/2011



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