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A viewer sent this photo of a helicopter carrying water to the Bible Fire. Credit:  Cecilia Kavanaugh

Bible Fire Scorches 30 Acres

Cal Fire crews and El Dorado County firefighters battled a grass fire that burned 30 acres of brush Wednesday afternoon. The so-called Bible Fire began at 2:34 p.m., along Mt. Aukum Road, near Pioneer Bible […]


Scene of the incident. (Source: CHP Placerville)

CHP Investigating Fatal Crash Near Cameron Park

The incident happened just before 1 p.m. Friday, in between Bass Lake and Cambridge Roads on Highway 50.


Scene of the fire in Diamond Springs. (Credit: CHP)

Cal Fire Crews Responding To Fire In Diamond Springs

Cal Fire crews are responding to a fire in the El Dorado County community of Diamond Springs.


Vernon Matthews

UC Berkeley Student, 23, Missing In El Dorado County National Forest

Vernon “Cody” Matthews, 23, was last heard from on Friday when he told his mom over the phone he was going for a hike from his family’s cabin near Pollock Pines.


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Milkshake Brings All The Dogs To The Yard—That’s Right, This Cow Thinks She’s A Dog

She feels comfortable with the pack, and like a dog, she’s even tried to get in the backseat of Beth’s car. And when Milkshake is invited, she has no problem hanging out in the house.


Booking photo of Glenn O'Rourke. (Credit: El Dorado County Sheriff)

Placerville Man, 26, Accused Of Preying On Boy, 15

Detectives have arrested a Placerville man on charges he was preying on a 15-year-old boy – and they do not believe he was the only victim.



More Rain, Snow Heading Toward Northern California

More rain and snow are headed toward California after a dousing overnight


Credit: CBS13

Women Found Dead After Fire In El Dorado County Home Had Been Shot

The El Dorado Coroner’s Office says the two women found dead in a Placerville-area home Friday morning after it caught fire had died of gunshot wounds.



Teenager Meets Man Who Saved Her Life After Snowy Accident

Only CBS13’s Anjali Hemphill was there for the emotional reunion between Mattie Alleva and El Dorado County investigator Dave Stevenson—the man she calls her guardian angel.


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El Dorado County Votes To Repeal Sex Offender Law After Lawsuit Filed

The 2012 law limited sex offender access to parks and schools, but it’s in process of being repealed after a unanimous vote on Tuesday.


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Drone Joins Search For Missing Colfax Man In Rough El Dorado County Terrain

The three-county search through sometimes impassable terrain is being made easier with Bowers’ use of a quad-copter drone equipped with a GoPro camera.


Credit: CBS13

Placerville’s Homeless Running Out Of Places Where They Can Stay Warm

They were forced out of their homeless camp when it shut down. Now former residents of Placerville’s Hangtown Haven are looking for places to stay warm.