Atmospheric River: Placer County Sheriff Orders Evacuations in Colfax from Possible Debris FlowsThe Placer County Sheriff's Office on Sunday evening ordered evacuations in Colfax because of the risk of debris flows from heavy precipitation brought to the region by the current storm.
Overturned Big Rig Blocks Westbound I-80 in Placer CountyA stretch of westbound I-80 in Placer County was completely blocked Friday afternoon due to a semi truck rollover crash.
River Fire Update: Containment Increased to 68%; Evacuees Allowed to Re-Enter Fire ZoneContainment of the River Fire burning in Nevada and Placer counties increased Monday as evacuated residents were allowed to re-enter the fire zone for the first time, according to fire officials.
River Fire Update: Containment Grows on River Fire, 88 Structures DestroyedFire crews were able to make progress containing the River Fire burning near Colfax overnight, raising containment on the wildfire to 30% as of Friday morning officials said.
River Fire Expands To 2,400 Acres, Still 0% Contained, Prompting Action From Governor NewsomThe River Fire in Placer and Nevada counties grew to over 2,400 acres overnight Thursday, prompting Gov. Gavin Newsom to secure federal funding to help battle the blaze.
UPDATE: River Fire Erupts in Nevada and Placer Counties; Thousands EvacuatedA wildfire that broke out near the border between Nevada and Placer counties Wednesday afternoon quickly grew to 1,400 acres, forcing evacuations in the town of Colfax according to authorities.
North Tahoe Fire Danger: Fire District Bans Charcoal FiresFiring up a charcoal barbecue will not be a part of this summer's gatherings in the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area.
Video: Freak Wind Sends Trampoline Flying Over Houses In Placer CountyThe effects of strong winds that ripped through the small Placer County town of Lincoln were caught on video Wednesday when a resident captured incredible images of a trampoline flying high overhead after being sent airborne by a gust.
Supervisor Invites Controversial San Francisco Salon Owner To Open In Placer CountyA Northern California supervisor has sent an open letter to the San Francisco salon owner at the center of a recent controversial visit involving House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging the businesswoman to set up shop in Placer County.
Newsom: San Francisco Could Exit Watch List This Week, Reopen For In-Person Schooling SoonGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced that San Francisco and other cities could allow in-person learning at their schools if they continue to show improvement in decreasing COVID-19 cases.
14-Year-Old Boy Dies After Accidental Shooting In Auburn; Gun's Owner ArrestedA man is under arrest after an Auburn teenager accidentally shot and killed himself Tuesday night while handling the man's unsecured gun.
Vallejo Man Suspected Of Kidnapping Crashes Maserati Fleeing Authorities In RosevilleA Vallejo man was arrested and is facing kidnapping and other charges after a pursuit in Roseville on Monday that ended with him crashing his Maserati while trying to escape from authorities.
Search On For Non Compliant Sex Offender Suspected Of Conning Placer County ResidentsDetectives in Placer County are asking for help in finding an accused con-artist who also happens to be a non compliant registered sex offender.
Former Auburn Mayor Who Criticized Trump Dies In Sierra Foothills Plane CrashThe former mayor of Auburn, who stepped down after he harshly criticized President Donald Trump and his supporters, died Saturday in a plane crash shortly after taking off from the Auburn airport.
Police Officer, Father Die In Plane Crash Near Auburn, Placer County AirportA small plane crashed on a golf course shortly after taking off Friday from the Auburn airport, killing the two people and injuring another, authorities said, the Placer County Sheriff's Office said.