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Nevada County authorities ID fatal stabbing victim

Authorities have ruled the stabbing death of a Nevada City man was a suicide. Joseph Cummings, 56, died early Sunday of a self-inflicted stab wound to the neck. The investigation is closed and no one will face charges, said Mike Sullivan, chief deputy coroner.


Nevada County assault suspect awaits decision on competency

A Nevada County judge has shelved the case of a man accused of attacking his victim with an ax until a psychologist can pen a report on his competency to stand trial, attorneys said.


Governor Orders More DNA Testing in 1983 California Killings

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered DNA testing on evidence that a death-row inmate says would prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.


California judge rules twin son of gay couple is American citizen

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother.


Nevada County Police Blotter: Loud partiers throwing snowballs at complainant

9:12 a.m. — A caller from a business in the 100 block of Mill Street reported a man had set up camp in the parking lot and was under a sofa, refusing to leave. He was gone when an officer arrived.


Missing California Woman Found Dead in Church Parking Lot

A California woman who went missing on Valentine’s Day was found dead on Feb. 20, authorities said. Brooke Harris, a 49-year-old mother-of-two, vanished on Feb. 14 in El Dorado Hills after calling her husband that morning.


Nevada County Fairgrounds board votes down gun show

It wasn't arguments or ideology that led the Nevada County Fairgrounds to vote down a gun show at its Main Street Center. Instead it was overflowing trash cans and improperly stacked tables from the last gun show held at the fairgrounds, CEO Patrick Eidman said.


Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know

Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There a


The Latest: California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Latest on the case of a couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children (all times local):. A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse.


Gray wolf OR-54’s return to Nevada County part of ‘dispersal’ activity

Nevada County certainly has its fair share of wildlife, from the more commonly spotted deer and turkeys to the more elusive foxes, coyotes, mountain lions, bears and ring-tailed cats.


Southern California doctors arrested in opioid prescription crackdown

A yearlong investigation by federal drug agents has resulted in criminal charges against several physicians and other healthcare providers accused of writing bogus prescriptions or selling painkillers and other drugs on the black market.


Roadkill could become legal to eat in California

SACRAMENTO (CNN) - A proposed California state law would make it legal for residents to road kill. That's right -- Senate Bill 395 would allow people who accidentally hit and kill wild animals on California roads to recover the edible portions.


No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.


Placer County deputies rescue hiker lost in Gold Run

PLACER COUNTY, Calif.- The Placer County Sheriff's office has released new details about a hiker rescue in Gold Run last week. Crews say the woman, who is in her 60s, lost track of the path due to the weather conditions last week.


Cook family to sell Friar Tuck’s restaurant in Nevada City

After nearly fifty years of business in Nevada City, the Cook family has decided to sell Friar Tuck’s restaurant. The family said it has already found a buyer. In a letter to the community sent to The Union, Rona and Carissa Cook wrote:


SPOT device saves hiker, stuck for 24 hours out in the cold

PLACER COUNTY, Calif. — A Placer County woman is lucky to be alive after spending nearly 24 hours lost in the snow in the Gold Run area. If it wasn’t for her SPOT satellite messenger device, the woman might not have made it out alive.


Pilot in deadly California house crash was warned of weather

LOS ANGELES — A preliminary federal report says the pilot whose plane broke up and crashed into a Southern California home was warned before takeoff that he was heading into bad weather.


Skelton: Trump saves Newsom from high-speed rail flub

Gov. Gavin Newsom tripped on high-speed rail and fell flat. Then President Trump rode to the rescue and picked him up. That’s how I read the latest California-Trump flap, this one over the state’s floundering bullet train project.


In a rarity, snow falls on Southern California, and not just in the mountains

How often do Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, Pasadena or North Hollywood get a dusting? How about Zuma Beach and Malibu?. Not often. Which is why the weather was the buzz Thursday among flatlanders and hill dwellers.