Calaveras County

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Large Cockfighting Ring Busted Up In Calaveras County

A large cockfighting ring was busted up at a ranch in Calaveras County after neighbors noticed vehicles flocking to the home over the weekend.



Mother-Daughter Duo Accused Of Kidnapping 69-Year-Old Neighbor

A 69-year-old woman was kidnapped by a 71-year-old woman and her daughter, who were after her prescription drugs, authorities said.


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Historic But Slumping Calaveras County Hotel Selected For ‘Impossible’ Project

A hotel that’s seen much better days will get a much-needed makeover, and everyone in this small Calaveras County town will pitch in to help.



Calaveras Sheriff Burglarized As County Incidents On Track To Double

A local county is seeing a dramatic rise in burglaries, and now the sheriff is a victim.


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Deputy Fatally Shoots Suspect In Calaveras County

Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in the Northern California county of Calaveras shot and killed a man who was waving and firing a gun and had pointed it at the deputy.


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UPDATE: Calaveras Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots, Kills Armed Suspect

An armed suspect has been shot and killed by a Calaveras County Sheriff’s deputy in the town of Arnold, according to officials.


Investigators plan their search for human remains in Calaveras County on Jan. 27, 2012. (Courtesy San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies Back Searching Calaveras County Property In Speed Freak Killer Case

Crews were back searching a piece of property in Calaveras County in connection with the “Speed Freak Killers” case.


State parole agent Susan Kane says she believes Wesley Shermantine is being truthful about being willing to lead investigators to victims' remains. (credit: CBS13)

Parole Agent Says Killer Can Be Transported Safely For Search

The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department has serious concerns about the safety and security in transporting a serial killer to help with a search for victims’ remains, but the parole agent who met with him says it can all be done safely.


Speed Freak Killer Wesley Shermantine

San Joaquin Investigators Digging For Victims Of “Speed Freak Killers”

Investigators have been digging in a Calaveras County ravine all day Friday in hopes of locating victims of the serial killing duo “Speed Freak Killers.”


Speed Freak Killer Wesley Shermantine

Investigators Agree To Resume Search For Victims Of ‘Speed Freak Killers’

Law enforcement officials met in French Camp on Friday morning and agreed to continue the search for victims’ bodies in the “Speed Freak Killers” case with the assistance of one of the murderers.


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Guide To Best Regional Barbera Wines

Known, as one of the Tuscan wines, the Barberas of the Sierra Nevada and Central Valley are created in landscapes reminiscent of Italian Piedmont region. Travel to these varied wineries for a taste of some of the best Barberas in California.


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Wildfires Burning Throughout El Dorado, Foothills Counties

Ten wildfires burning in El Dorado County are all expected to be contained by Saturday, according to CAL FIRE.