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Foresthill home goes up in flames with man barricaded inside

Updated: 10:39 AM PDT Mar 20, 2018 Detectives were at a mobile home in Foresthill on Tuesday morning when a man barricaded himself inside and then the home went up in flames, sheriff's deputies said. Placer County sheriff's deputies were serving a search warrant at the home on Baltimore Mine Road,

KCRA.COM - 2018-03-20 17:39:00

Traffic backs up on Highway 50 after body found in car's back seat

Traffic on Highway 50 is congested Tuesday morning after authorities found a dead man in his car on the freeway's shoulder. California Highway Patrol officers saw a car pulled over on the side of eastbound Highway 50 about 2:30 a.m. near Scott Road in Folsom, said Tommy Riggin, CHP-Rancho Cordova sp

SACRAMENTO BEE - 2018-03-20 15:58:00

Marysville mom missing for a week after leaving work

Nevada County Sheriff's OfficeSOURCE: Nevada County Sheriff's Office Updated: 1:26 PM PDT Mar 20, 2018 A Marysville mother who disappeared a week ago after she left her job in Nevada County is still missing Tuesday, sheriff's investigators said. Sheyl Lynn Donovan was last seen about 6 p.m. March

KCRA.COM - 2018-03-20 20:26:00

FBI, Local Police Searching for Serial Bank Robber

SACRAMENTO - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with multiple regional police departments to find a serial bank robber. The man has already robbed four different banks in Northern California. It's suspected he first hit a Davis bank at 2121 Colwell Boulevard on Nov. 28. Within the month

FOX40 - 2018-03-20 23:42:10

Local talent comes home for a show at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley

Taylor Bowyn was gifted a guitar from her aunt after the passing of her mother. Shortly after she performed for the first time at the Nevada City School of the Arts and from there she knew that music was something she was meant to do. Taylor Bowyn is a musician and Nevada County local back in town t

UNION - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Residents protest opening of methadone clinic in Grass Valley

Neighbors angry over the pending opening of a methadone clinic in Grass Valley showed up en masse to a planned meeting Monday, urging clinic administrators to consider relocating elsewhere. "This was the absolute worst location" that could have been picked, said Diana Dallago, who works nearby at Go


Big-city girl finds sunshine in a small town: Cynthia Tweed's story of how she landed at KVMR in Nevada City

Cynthia Tweed handles the stewardship of business supporters and donors, writes grants and manages the station's public relations and marketing. Four years ago, Cynthia Tweed was sitting in her home office, toiling away at her job selling software products and, no doubt, listening to KVMR. Working a

UNION - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Nevada County sheriff: Man barricades self in motel room, threatens deputies with dogs

John Anthony Boyd Nevada County deputies arrested a manager of the Golden Chain Motel after he barricaded himself inside a room and tried to sic his dogs on them, Sheriff Keith Royal said. John Anthony Boyd, 45, of Nevada City, is charged with a felony count of obstructing/resisting an officer and t

UNION - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

10 Yuba-Sutter residents arrested in La Porte area snowmobile theft

Ten Yuba-Sutter residents - eight adults and two juveniles - were detained by a group of La Porte area residents and later arrested by the Plumas County Sheriff's Office for allegedly stealing a snowmobile from outside a bar and breaking into a nearby cabin. The suspects - all of which are reportedl

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-19 18:04:00

Nevada County Police Blotter: Woman soils herself; Pit bull follows man

Grass Valley Police Department Sunday 9:57 a.m. - A caller from the 200 block of West Main Street reported a transient bathing in a restroom. 6:19 p.m. - A caller from the 300 block of South School Street reported something was thrown through a classroom window. 7:10 p.m. - A caller from the 100 blo


Crash on Highway 49 in Auburn kills one

A man trying to turn onto Highway 49 from Joeger Road in Auburn was killed in a three-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning. The driver killed was reported to be a 55-year-old from Auburn; his name has not been released pending notification of next of kin. The other two drivers involved were from Gras

UNION - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Grass Valley police: 2 downtown businesses have windows broken; suspect arrested

Joshua Lee Rhoads A Grass Valley man accused of breaking windows at two downtown businesses remained in jail Sunday under $100,000 in bond, authorities said. Joshua Lee Rhoads, 27, faces two felony accusations: second-degree burglary and vandalism. He's also charged with a misdemeanor probation viol


Olivehurst man drowns after ATV crash in ravine

An Olivehurst man was killed early Saturday after the ATV he was operating rolled over, pinning him in a shallow pool of water where he drowned, according to the California Highway Patrol. A witness told the CHP that the driver of the ATV, a man in his 50s, attempted to cross a "narrow, steep ravine


Woman gives stranger a ride, then leads police to his doorstep

Police were searching for man after gas station burglary in Grass Valley Updated: 7:50 PM PDT Mar 17, 2018 Courtesy of Grass Valley Police DepartmentSOURCE: Courtesy of Grass Valley Police Department A man was arrested in Grass Valley Saturday night after a stranger who gave him a ride home tipped


Marysville woman reported missing, last seen in North San Juan area

A Marysville woman has been missing since Tuesday evening, when she was last seen leaving her job in the North San Juan area of Nevada County, according to the Nevada County Sheriff's Office. Sheryl Lynn Donovan was last seen driving a gold 2000 Ford Explorer with a license plate number 6NST499, bel


Grass Valley machete-wielding case of Dennis Bryson ends in plea

A man accused of refusing police orders while wielding a machete has pleaded no contest and been ordered to attend mental health court, a Nevada County prosecutor said. Dennis Bryson, 57, pleaded no contest on March 2 to two felony counts of criminal threats and was sentenced to seven years, eight m


Man charged with murder in DUI crash that killed 2-year-old passenger

Albert Silva was arrested on suspicion of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, child abuse, DUI causing injury or death and probation violation after being treated for injuries sustained in the crash. California Highway Patrol - Grass Valley Albert Silva was arrested on suspicion


Police: $1 million in pot seized in N. California

NEVADA CITY, Calif. - Over 1,200 pounds of pot and hundreds of pounds of marijuana were seized by police north of Sacramento. The Nevada County Sheriff's Office said with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, they executed a federal search warrant for a home on Lola's Echo Road in Nev


Nevada County police blotter: Attempted microwave theft reported

Grass Valley Police Department Wednesday 7:31 a.m. - A caller from Hansen Way and South Auburn Street reported a man with a large umbrella and a woman hollering at each other. The woman said the man spit on her and damaged her cell phone, so she took his phone. A report was taken. 10:14 a.m. - A cal


Challenge teen suffers major injuries in icy spinout

A 17-year-old boy from Challenge suffered major injuries Thursday afternoon when the vehicle he was driving lost control due to icy conditions, spun off the road and struck a tree, the California Highway Patrol said. The boy was transported by ambulance to Rideout Memorial Hospital and later transpo