Placer County

Starbucks Announces It Will Stop Bottling California Spring Water For Sale Out-Of-StateStarbucks announced Friday it will no longer use California spring water in its "Ethos" bottles sold out of state.
75-Year-Old Former Boxer Says He Punched A Trespassing Bear On SnoutA Placer County man says he punched a trespassing bear on the snout to send the bruin fleeing from his property.
Boys, 3 And 5, Drown After ATV Crash In Placer CountyAuthorities 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.
Daredevils Busted For Climbing 730 Feet To Take 'Bridge Selfies' In AuburnAdventure junkies in the Sierra foothills are putting themselves in dangerous situations just to get photos of themselves on the Internet.
Two Major Tahoe Ski Resorts Open Thanks To Natural And Man-Made SnowTwo major Tahoe ski resorts opened Friday thanks to both natural and man-made snow, with a third resort expected to open before Thanksgiving.
Murder Charges Filed Against Suspects In Crime Spree That Killed 2 Sacramento-Area DeputiesProsecutors 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.
Gunman Fatally Shoots 2 Deputies In Sacramento, Placer Counties, Suspect Arrested After 6-Hour ManhuntA 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.
Placer County Grass Fires Force Highway Closure, Evacuations; At Least 1 Home BurnedFirefighters 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.
More Than 500,000 Gallons Of Retardant Used On King Fire In Sierra, Arson Suspect Pleads Not GuiltyA 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.
2 Dead, 4 Sick In Placer County From Wild MushroomsTwo residents of a northern California assisted living facility have died and four others are hospitalized after eating soup with wild mushrooms.
'Bad Hair Bandit' Sentenced For Bank Robberies In NorCal, 3 Other StatesAn 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.
Placer County Wildfire 45 Percent ContainedLower 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.