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Traffic on Highway 50 held for hours due to snow slide

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - Traffic is being held in Meyers and Twin Bridges due to a snow slide on Echo Summit. The slide occurred at approximately 3:00 p.m. and according to the CHP in Placerville, it covered some vehicles in the westbound lane. There has been a standstill line of traffic on Highwa


California to sue President Trump over national emergency declaration

Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday that California will sue to block President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration aimed at diverting federal funding to build more barriers along the southern border with Mexico.


Library, El Dorado County and other weather related office closures

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - All El Dorado County offices including the library in South Lake Tahoe are closed Friday due to severe weather. Please note that the library was already scheduled to be closed Saturday through Monday for the Presidents' Day Weekend.


Feds find more than 200 pounds of cocaine in floor boards of ship at California port

Federal agents uncovered more than 200 pounds of cocaine hidden beneath the floorboards of two cargo ships at a California port, according to the Customs and Border Protection department (CPS).


Sheriff’s public safety facility soaring to completion

Despite inclement weather this year, work continues on the El Dorado County sheriff’s new public safety facility that is taking shape in Placerville. With the groundbreaking for the complex having taken place last April, Russ Fackrell, the county’s facilities division manager, said the project remai


Rising Hill Road house destroyed by fire

A fire consumed a Rising Hill Road home in Placerville Sunday, Feb. 10, with no known cause apparent at this time, according to El Dorado County Fire District officials. Fire investigators are piecing together what evidence remains after flames destroyed the home on Rising Hill Road near Pear Blosso


More rain, snow headed for county through Sunday

Just when El Dorado County residents were thinking they got away without winter really taking a toll this year, Mother Nature took a look at the calendar and decided February is not too late to remind everyone who’s in charge.


Son arrested in California killing of parents, housekeeper

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his parents and their housekeeper in an upscale Southern California community, authorities said Friday. Richard Nicholson, 64, Kim Nicholson, 61, and Maria Morse, 57, were identified as the victims found dead in a Newport Beach home


Snow Too Thick to Plow Keeps Skiers from California Resorts

Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it.


Crash on Highway 49 injures 1

Emergency workers attend to the occupant trapped inside a vehicle after a crash on Highway 49 in the Pilot Hill area today. The crash was reported shortly after 6:30 a.m. near Rattlesnake Bar Road. Two vehicles were involved with one person being transported by ambulance to the hospital in Placervil


California mail carrier’s heat-related death prompts bill to require air conditioning in U.S. Postal Service mail trucks

Seven months after a mail carrier’s heat-related death in Woodland Hills, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced a bill Friday that if enacted would require all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles to be equipped with air conditioning within three years.


DNA links found skull to 1974 El Dorado County murder case

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. — A skull found in 1981 is now linked to a 1974 El Dorado County murder case involving a mother and daughter. In 1974, Nancy Webster and her daughter Rebecca Dinkel were last known to have left a cafe after receiving a phone call from Webster's live-in boyfriend, Clifton Maha


Bittersweet Closure: Decades Later El Dorado County Investigators ID Murdered Jane Doe

PLACERVILLE -- More than 40 years after an El Dorado County woman’s murder, her family finally got closure. It was a mystery that haunted El Dorado County for decades -- who is Jane Doe?


Sacramento woman arrested third time in 2019 by Placer deputies, this time for burglary

A Sacramento woman has been arrested in Placer County for a third time in 2019, sheriff’s officials said Friday, after being busted for burglary last week. Detectives arrested Danielle Baldoni on Feb. 8 in connection with a recent burglary at a Roseville home, according to a Facebook post Friday by


$1.9 Million to Be Spent on Ridding California Marshlands of Giant Rodents

For more than a year, giant rodent invaders with orange-hued teeth have munched through California’s marshland, threatening significant damage to the state’s wetlands and water infrastructure.


Sons get closure 45 years after their mother’s California murder

Clinton and Brion Dinkel are getting some closure 45 years after their mother's disappearance. Advancements in DNA analysis helped investigators link a Jane Doe skull to their mother, Rebecca Dinkel.


More snow in Redding than Boston? This winter is already ‘bonkers,’ and another storm is coming

California is known as a land of sunshine. But, for the extreme weather that has accompanied the West’s colder months, California might as well be called the snowy state. A series of winter storms has brought record-breaking rainfall and dropped snow levels dramatically across the state, causing fre


See the Elephant hosts national touring poet in Placerville

Avibrant arts culture begins with one dance, with one artist, actor, musician or poet. When an artistic craft inspires, so the culture flourishes. See the Elephant is a theater and dance company started by Jamie and Tiffany Van Camp in January 2018. Jamie is the theater director and Tiffany is the d


I-80 reopened after snowstorm brings whiteout conditions to the Sierra Nevada

SAN FRANCISCO — Winter weather enveloping California’s mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it.


Travel to Tahoe 'highly discouraged'; I-80 remains closed as snow continues hit Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE (KRON) - Got plans to hit the Sierra Nevada for this long weekend?. If you do, you may run into a few obstacles on the way... literally!. Weather-wise, the area is getting A LOT of snow.