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Grand Jury Report Update

Grand Jury Report Update

(YUBA CITY) – In today’s Appeal Democrat…the Sutter County District Attorney’s Office is seeking court rejection of an attorney’s subpoena on the county counsel for information connected to the unpublished 2017 Sutter County Grand Jury report. A court appearance Wednesday to decide on the motion was continued to Dec. 19. Private defense attorney, Jesse Santana…more »

Fire Suspect In Custody

Fire Suspect In Custody

(YUBA CITY) – A Yuba City man faces arson charges at this hour. Officials tell reporters Douglas Swope was arrested in connection with an arson incident at a single-family home on April Lane on Oct. 24. The home suffered major smoke, fire and water damage, though no one was injured. Swope faces the court, soon.more »

An Argument Turns To Tragedy

An Argument Turns To Tragedy

(OLIVEHURST) – Two people in Olivehurst die. Officials say an argument boiled over into rage as investigators tell reporters the 44-year-old husband shot his 34-year-old wife in the head before turning the gun on himself. Officials say the woman’s adult son called 911 after hearing two shots from the bedroom where the parents had been fighting.…more »

Fatal Accident Near New Bullards

Fatal Accident Near New Bullards

(YUBA COUNTY) – A solo crash on Marysville Road in Yuba County kills a man. Officials say the Grass Valley man’s vehicle went off the road and down an embankment near New Bullards Bar Reservoir. The victim died at the scene as officials are notifying his relatives. The driver was traveling west on Marysville Road…more »

Oath Week

Oath Week

(YUBA-SUTTER) – There’s new faces on some area city councils that will take their oaths and begin their time on the panel. Officials from Yuba City, Live Oak and Marysville plan to administer the proceedings this week. The new council members were elected during the November midterms. Yuba City will hold a swearing-in ceremony for…more »

SWAT Called In

SWAT Called In

(WHEATLAND) – Officers respond to a Wheatland man, who barricades himself inside his Spenceville Road home…this after officials say he attacked his wife. When the police arrive, the woman comes out with an infant…they were taken to an area hospital for evaluation. John Prato then comes out just feet behind his wife, still holding a…more »

Neighbor Helps In Chase Arrest

Neighbor Helps In Chase Arrest

(YUBA CITY) – A chase with officers ends in an arrest in Yuba City. Officials say two suspects on motorcycles apparently ran a red light at Highway 20 and Gray Avenue. An officer spots all this and tries to pull the two over…they don’t oblige…once the pursuit gets to Northridge at Gray, the two bikers…more »

Now The Rain Does Its Part in the Camp Fire

Now The Rain Does Its Part in the Camp Fire

(BUTTE COUNTY) – The worst fears…realized. Emergency officials have been weary, watching the skies…and it has happened. Flooding from torrential rains causes havoc in Butte County’s fire-scarred hills and canyons. Rising waters forced an hour-long closure of Highway 99, prompted numerous evacuations on the hills around Paradise, temporarily stranded 50 vehicles in a canyon, and…more »

3 Weeks: The Camp Fire

3 Weeks: The Camp Fire

(BUTTE COUNTY) – For the third day in a row, no new human remains in areas burned by the Camp Fire have been found, officials say. 88 people are confirmed dead at this hour. Butte County officials tell reporters searchers have now gone through 18,000 burned structures, and that the active search for remains has…more »

Camp Fire Update

Camp Fire Update

(BUTTE COUNTY) – 88 people are confirmed dead as the Camp Fire and its aftermath enters its twentieth day. Hundreds are in Paradise and the surrounding communities continuing their search for remains. Officials say the task has been a tough one, as the ashes can create confusion when determining how many and whose remains are…more »

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