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Two Arrests in Grass Valley- One for Drugs, One for Violence

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A driver parked in a local Grass Valley fast food restaurant ended up going to jail after nodding off at the wheel. Grass Valley Police Lt. Alex Gammelgard says shortly before 5:00 PM officers and emergency responders were summoned to … Read more >

Suspects Caught with $6000 of Stolen Baby Goods and Liquor

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Three theft suspects arrested and one on the run in Auburn. Placer County Public Information Officer Dena Erwin tells KNCO the four individuals are involved with stealing 6000 dollars in baby formula and other high end items from a number … Read more >

Grass Valley Exploring Body Cameras For Police

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Many believe that if police in Ferguson, Missouri had body-warn cameras, we would know what happened, and if the shooting of Michael Brown was justified. So what about those cameras for local law enforcement? Grass Valley City Manager Bob Richardson … Read more >

History of the Wheatland Hops Riot Presented at NCHS Speaker Night

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In 1913 Wheatland was a town of about 1,000 residents and each summer was flooded with thousands of migrant workers who came to pick hops for the Durst Bros.  At the Nevada County Historical Society Speaker Night this Thursday, Historian … Read more >

CHP Embraces Social Media

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The California Highway Patrol is embracing social media as a way to communicate with the general public. Statewide the Department has been using Facebook and other avenues to distribute information. The Grass Valley Office has been preparing to do the … Read more >

No Help from the State

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There will be no help coming from the state when it comes to paying costs for indigent defendants in a local fraud case. Senate Bill 16, which was working its way through the legislature, would have provided reimbursement for cases … Read more >

Brown’s Valley Fire Contained

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A vegetation fire started by an excavator around 2:30 near the town of Loma Rica is contained. The fire grew to be approximately 5 acres and had been burning in brush and grassland. Communications Officer Mark Zayus says that multiple … Read more >

CHP Arrest Brothers in Stolen Vehicle

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Two brothers in custody for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. The incident began when Nevada County Sheriff deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle in the mobile home park on Little Valley Road just south of Grass Valley. Deputies contacted … Read more >

Rider Avoids Law Enforcement During Motorcycle Chase

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A solo motorcyclist managed to avoid being caught during a high speed chase just across the Yuba County line Tuesday. CHP Officer Greg Tassone tells KNCO that the bright green and black motorcycle was first spotted by law enforcement traveling … Read more >

Grassroots Driving State of Jefferson

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The formation of a new state out of rural Northern California Counties and potentially Southern Oregon has come to Nevada County recently. The Nevada County Subcommittee for the Formation of the State of Jefferson announced its intention to gather support … Read more >