Vern Pierson

Wayne Allen Huntsman being arraigned. Credit: CBS13)

Man Accused Of Deliberately Starting King Fire Indicted

A man previously charged with deliberately starting a huge Northern California wildfire that burned a dozen homes has now been indicted by a grand jury.


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Firefighters Hope To Have Containment Of King Fire By Saturday

The weekend rain and humidity helped firefighters get it to 89 percent contained. More than 4,000 firefighters remain on scene to strengthen containment lines.


Kidnapped Girl Found

Lawmaker Seeks Change After Dugard Case

A state senator is seeking to change California law as a result of the Jaycee Dugard kidnapping.


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New report To Reveal More Information In Dugard Case

A report will be released today detailing new information in the Jaycee Dugard case.


Kidnapped Girl Found

El Dorado D.A. Releases More Evidence In Jaycee Lee Dugard Case

New court documents and videos in connection with the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard.

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Full Statement From District Attorney Vern Pierson

DISTRICT ATTORNEY RESPONSE TO COMMENTS MADE BY NANCY GARRIDO’S ATTORNEY STEVE TAPSON   A few weeks ago, Mr. Tapson publicly questioned my lack of compassion for his client Nancy Garrido.  He asserted that his client […]



District Attorney: “I Do Not Think That Nancy Garrido Deserves My Compassion”

The District Attorney prosecuting a Northern California couple accused of holding Jaycee Lee Dugard captive in their backyard for more than 18 years is speaking out…and he’s mincing no words.