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Homeowner In El Dorado County Hits Alleged Would-Be Thief With Vehicle

An El Dorado County homeowner took matters into his own hands after he caught two men allegedly trying to steal items from his property.

11/21/2014

Collected fragments of the meteorite. (Credit: UC Davis/NASA)

Diamonds Found In El Dorado County Meteorite

Diamonds are now a scientist’s best friend.

11/14/2014

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New Fire Engines From California OES Come With Important String Attached For Fire Districts

The trucks come with a commitment by the agencies that receive the trucks from the California Office of Emergency Services—the departments must be willing to use them to help out in major emergencies like the King Fire that’s burning in El Dorado County.

09/23/2014

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King Fire Grows To 87,592 Acres; 18% Contained

Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire that has destroyed nearly three-dozen structures.

09/22/2014

Scene of the crash Saturday evening. (Credit: CHP Placerville)

Woman, Child Killed In Crash East Of Auburn

A woman and child were killed in a car crash in east of the community of Cool Sunday afternoon.

09/21/2014

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King Fire: Homeowners Return To Find Nothing Left Of Homes Burned In El Dorado County

Potentially dozens of homes have been destroyed by the blaze in El Dorado County. Fire officials will not confirm that homes have been destroyed until inspectors go through, but homeowners in the area shared their address with us to get a firsthand look.

09/19/2014

Wayne Allen Huntsman being arraigned. Credit: CBS13)

Suspect In King Fire Had Previous Run-Ins With The Law

Pollock pines resident Wayne Allen Huntsman will call El Dorado County Jail home for a while, since a county judge set his bail at $10 million for arson charges in the King Fire.

09/19/2014

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King Fire: Cooler Weather Slows Wildfire’s Spread, Allows Firefighters To Double Containment

Crews say the fire is about 14 miles away, and while it’s mainly pushed to the northeast, they are getting teams ready to head here if it pushes northwest toward homes in Foresthill

09/18/2014

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King Fire Update: Blaze Encroaching On Highway 50 As Crews Fight To Keep It From Jumping

Evacuees Maria and her husband Pancho say they’ll spend an extremely nervous night in a motel away from the Sly Park home they fear is in the King Fire’s path.

09/16/2014

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King Fire’s Rapid Spread Forces More Than 100 To Evacuate Near Pollock Pines

The fire grew to more than 3,900 acres overnight and is only 10 percent contained as it burns in a canyon on the south fork of the American River, northeast of Pollock Pines.

09/15/2014

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Wildfire Burns Over Inmate Firefighting Crew In El Dorado County

A crew of inmate firefighters battling the King Fire in El Dorado County were threatened by fast-moving flames Monday.

09/15/2014

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Deputies: Boy Hit With Metal Fragment At Shooting Range In El Dorado County

The incident happened along remote Bottlehill Road outside of Georgetown. El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies say a bay area family set up a shooting range on their property.

09/01/2014

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