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Former Roseville High football star arrested for murder

Police detectives from Salem, Ore. announced yesterday that they have arrested Beau Smith on murder charges, stemming from the violent death of a 66-year-old. Smith was a well-know ...

Details emerge: Rocklin Unified knew about child abuse complaints

Since filing claims against Rocklin Unified School District on Oct. 27 for the alleged physical and psychological abuse of their children by a special education teacher, a few pare ...

Rocklin cops, Sierra college team up against catalytic converter theft

Catalytic converters, due to their availability, value, relative ease to steal and lack of identifiable markings, are a huge target for thieves in Rocklin and Roseville. Thanks to ...

Placer ex-deputy’s plea could lead to no jail in sex-with-minor case

ROSEVILLE – Once lauded as a hero, an ex-Placer County sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest today to a single felony charge of having unlawful sex with a minor. Kenneth ...

Rocklin Unified faces legal action over alleged abuse

An ongoing investigation by the Rocklin Police Department has recommended that the Placer County District Attorney charge a Rocklin teacher with child abuse, based on testimonies f ...

Placer County bids adieu to slain Detective Mike Davis

ROSEVILLE – Detective Michael David Davis Jr. was remembered Tuesday as a peace officer, brother, husband, father, son and hero during a moving, tear-filled memorial service ...

Auburn Police Department fields questions on detective's shooting death

When a shooting death of a sheriff’s detective occurs in a small, tight-knit community like Auburn, residents want answers. Auburn police tried to provide many of them and a ...

Auburn’s Riverview Drive shootout street honors Detective Mike Davis

Evidence of a gun battle on Auburn’s Riverview Drive has been replaced with a memorial honoring Detective Mike Davis. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office peace officer ...

Media Life: Reporter’s-eye view was up close on day Mike Davis died

  It was a barrage of shots that crackled through a quiet residential area of Auburn. It  was a barrage of shots that continue to reverberate in the local and national ...

UPDATE: Suspect in Roseville officer assault captured near scene of the crime

A tense encounter this morning between a Roseville police officer and an alleged burglar led to shots being fired, and a regional law enforcement sweep. The suspect in the cas ...