An explosion occurred Wednesday morning at a power plant near in Amador County. The incident happened at the Buena Vista Biomass Power, which is south of Ione on Coal Mine Road.
An Ione postal carrier is behind bars accused of stealing drugs mailed to veterans then selling them to people along her route.
With a population of 4,000, the city of Ione is small and its budget is shrinking. The city pool was one of the first on the chopping block but the community rallied to keep it open.
City officials are desperately searching for ways to trim the budget due to a shortfall that has left the town without a quarter of its anticipated general fund.
An Ione group hopes to revive a castle used more than a century ago as a detention compound for troubled kids as a museum and tourist attraction.