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Placerville

(CBS SF)

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.

7 hours ago

(CBS SF)

Higher Humidity Creates Calmer Conditions For Crews Battling King Wildfire In El Dorado County

Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive wildfire in El Dorado County that authorities say was set deliberately and has forced some 2,800 people to evacuate.

15 hours ago

(CBS)

Magnitude 4.2 Quake Strikes Near Reno, Felt In Northern California

A 4.2 earthquake was felt near Reno on Monday. The quake was felt by residents in the Reno and Sparks area at 5:51 p.m. local time.

08/26/2013

Leila Fowler (Fowler family)

Detectives Study Knives In Calaveras Co. Girl’s Stabbing

Investigators searching for evidence in the stabbing death of an 8-year-old girl were looking at several knives Friday to determine if one could have inflicted the fatal wounds.

05/03/2013

Leila Fowler (Fowler family)

Witness Recants Report Of Suspect In Calaveras Girl’s Death

A potential witness in the killing of an 8-year-old Calaveras County girl has recanted her statements about seeing a possible suspect running from the girl’s home and “is no longer credible,” a sheriff’s department spokesman said Thursday.

05/02/2013

Leila Fowler (Fowler family)

Kidnapping Attempt Likely Not Linked To NorCal Girl’s Murder

Investigators say a brazen kidnapping attempt not far from where an 8-year-old Calaveras County girl was stabbed to death in her home most likely is a bizarre coincidence.

05/01/2013

Jason Wayrynen is suspected of breaking into an apartment in Placerville on April 30, 2013.(Placerville Police Department)

Break-In Suspect May Be Linked To Calaveras County Girl’s Death

Police were trying to determine if there’s a link between a man accused of breaking into an apartment in Placerville and trying to kidnap a toddler, and the killing of an 8-year-old girl about 45 miles away in Calaveras County.

04/30/2013

A Bobcat kitten named Chips was rescued from a wildfire in the Lake Tahoe area.  Photo Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

Bobcat Kitten Rescued From NorCal Fire ‘Too Nice’ To Release Into Wild

An animal rescue group is trying to help an orphaned bobcat kitten with a problem: She’s too nice.

12/27/2012

Authorities on the scene of a fatal crash on Highway 50 in Placerville on November 25, 2012. 38-year-old Sheng Kun Su, 39-year-old Shu Zhen Shao, 8-year-old Shawn Su, and 4-year-old Nora Temple were killed. (CBS)

Oakland Family Members Among 4 Dead In Placerville Crash

Four people were killed, including three from Oakland, in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 50 in Placerville on Sunday, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

11/26/2012

(CBS)

4 Dead, 5 Hurt After Head-on Collision Involving Minivan, Prius Near Placerville

A crash on Highway 50 near Placerville has killed four people and injured five others.

11/25/2012

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