Local News

Nevada Co Man Sentenced In Officers Shooting


A Nevada County transient has been sentenced to 29 years and 7 months in prison by a federal judge in Sacramento for shooting and wounding a BLM ranger and CHP officer in June of last year. Federal prosecutor Heiko Coppola … Read more >

Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle and Seriously Injured


A 35-year-old Grass Valley man had to be flown to the hospital Friday morning after he was hit by a vehicle. Police Lieutenant Steve Johnson says Aaron Ciaffoni was walking across Brunswick Road north of Old Tunnel Road toward the … Read more >

Benefit marks 20 yrs since San Juan Ridge Mine Breach


Twenty years ago on Labor Day Weekend, the San Juan Ridge Mine breached a water bearing fault, dewatering 14 wells and squandering millions of gallons of precious water. ┬áThis Saturday the San Juan Ridge Taxpayers Association will be putting on … Read more >

No Arrests In Magnolia School Case


Over three weeks since it occurred, detectives are still tracking down leads regarding the break-in, thefts, and vandalism at Magnolia Intermediate School. Nevada County Undersheriff Joe Salivar says evidence is still being processed by the State Department of Justice, which … Read more >

Cole Sentenced to Nearly 30 yrs. for Wounding two Officials


United States District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Brent Douglas Cole, 61, to 29 years and seven months in prison today for an assault on law enforcement officers, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. On February 11, 2015, … Read more >

16 year old NU Student Passes Away After Vehicle Accident

Mitch Adams

As football games get underway this evening…the local community will be mourning the loss of Nevada Union High School football player Mitch Adams. ┬áThe 16 year old was driving to school Monday morning when he lost control of his Toyota … Read more >

Autopsy Inconclusive in Grass Valley Death


Grass Valley Police are still trying to figure out why and how 33 year-old Joel Wagner died. An autopsy has been ruled inclusive. Wagner’s body was found in his Berryman Street backyard Tuesday afternoon, and police are calling the death … Read more >

Beating Suspect Needs Further Psychiatric Tests


The man accused in the attack of St. Patrick’s Church volunteer Mary Grace Tassone needs further psychological testing. Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell says that was the decision of a Superior Court Judge today (Thursday)… Listen to Cliff Newell … Read more >

NID Hits Water Conservation Target Again


For the second straight month, the Nevada Irrigation District, Nevada County’s largest water provider, has hit its state-mandated conservation target. Operations Manager Chip Close says that’s 36-percent more savings in July, compared to 2013… click to listen to Chip Close … Read more >

Driver Arrested Carrying Methamphetamine


A vehicle stop on Highway 49 early this morning resulted in one arrest on drug and other charges. CHP Officer, Greg Tassone says 45 year old Robert William Hardie was pulled over just south of Old Downieville Highway about 2:30 … Read more >