Rocklin Man On Hike Has Close Encounter With Mountain Lion

A Rocklin man who had set out on a relaxing hike instead had a frightening close encounter with a mountain lion over the weekend.


(Credit: John Wheeler)

Trains Moving Again In Colfax After Sunday Derailment

A Union Pacific Railroad spokesman says trains are running as scheduled again through a section of Northern California where a freight train derailed on Sunday.


The Placer County Sheriff's Office removed thousands of marijuana plants from an area called Secret Ravine northeast of Colfax on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. (credit: Placer County Sheriff's Office)

Placer Sheriff’s Office Removes 16,721 Marijuana Plants Near Colfax

Placer County sheriff’s detectives cut down 16,721 marijuana plants growing near Colfax on Wednesday.


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UPDATE: Robbers Fire Near Foresthill Jumps To 1,157 Acres

The Robbers Fire has made a significant run on Thursday because of the extremely high temperatures, and strike teams are on order for structure protection.



Westbound Interstate 80 Closed For Maintenance In Colfax

Drivers heading down Interstate 80 from the Sierra to the Valley will be facing some detours Tuesday.


A Cal Fire firefighter works on the roof of a Colfax home that caught fire Tuesday morning. (credit: CBS13)

Colfax Home Destroyed By Fire; Man Questioned At Scene

A vacant home in Colfax went up in flames Tuesday, and it didn’t come as a surprise to neighbors who say it’s been a trouble spot ever since it went vacant about a year ago.


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Big Rig Fire Snarls Traffic On Interstate 80 In The Sierra

One lane of Interstate 80 is closed in the Sierra after a big rig caught fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.


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Video Shows Black Bear Targeting Bird Feeders In Colfax

A couple had suspected that a bear was responsible for knocking down the bird feeders on their property for the past decade, but now they have proof.


Lee Konnerth (credit: Placer Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Woman Allegedly Killed By Boyfriend Was Pregnant

A woman allegedly shot to death by her boyfriend on Sunday night in Colfax has been identified.


Colfax Residents Asked To Conserve Water After Canal Break

Placer County water officials are asking residents and businesses to cut back on their water use after a failure in a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. canal.


Teens Get Out Of Jail Early In Colfax Rock Throwing Case

Three Placer County teens convicted of assault are being allowed to leave jail during the week and go to school.


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Apologetic Robber Hits Store For Christmas Money

A masked robber stormed into a local business and apologized after the robbery.