Marysville & Yuba City

Appeal Democrat
Butte County blaze burns 1,500 acres

The Swedes Fire in Butte County has burned more than 1,500 acres and is threatening 200 structures, Calfire said this afternoon. The blaze has destroyed one residential structure, one garage, three outbuildings and multiple vehicles. The fire started...

Appeal Democrat
Arraignment set for Dobbins woman in sword death case

A Dobbins woman was held to answer Friday in Yuba County Superior Court on charges of killing her boyfriend with a three-foot long sword. An arraignment for Joanne Cardoza, 49, was set for Sept. 9, following the decision by Yuba County Superior Court...

Appeal Democrat
Yuba City banking on China

Yuba City is in for the long haul when it comes to finding new international trade opportunities. At a workshop, the City Council and Economic Development Commission voted unanimously to adopt five resolutions that aid in the promotion of Yuba-Sutter...

Appeal Democrat
Year-over-year jobless rate drops in Yuba-Sutter

Yuba-Sutter unemployment was 14 percent in July, unchanged from a revised 14 percent in June and below the year-ago estimate of 17.1 percent, the Employment Development Department said Friday. "For our area, we do see an improvement over last year,...

Appeal Democrat
Pathologist testifies at murder trial of Olivehurst man

Joey Stancil Jr. died on May 18, 2012, from a bullet that penetrated the side of his chest and tore through several vital organs as it mushroomed and rested near the inside of his back, according to an expert witness on Friday. Many things were...

Appeal Democrat
Member of Yuba County medical marijuana collective acquitted on felony drug charges

A member of a Yuba County medical marijuana collective was acquitted on three felony drug charges, according to court records. A jury found Eric L. Salerno not guilty on one count, and Yuba County Superior Court Judge Julia Scrogin threw out two...

Appeal Democrat
Briefs: Linda man arrested for committing forced sex acts on a minor

A 64-year-old Linda man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly committing forced sex acts on a minor during a nine-year period, authorities said. Donald Miller Sr. was arrested on suspicion of committing lewd or lascivious acts with child under 14...

Appeal Democrat
Wildfire burning in the Butte County foothills

A fire that broke out Friday afternoon developed into two blazes just north of the Yuba County line near Swedes Flat Road. A 28-acre fire is 100 percent contained, while a 207-acre blaze is at 30 percent as of 9 p.m. One residential structure, three...

Appeal Democrat
Orchard Supply Hardware closing in Yuba City

The big sign out front says it all: Orchard Supply Hardware in Yuba City is closing. The store is one of 17 Orchard Supply outlets being shuttered in the company's bankruptcy proceeding and sale of remaining assets to Lowe's for $205 million. Lowe's...

Appeal Democrat
Feds lift veil on Area 51, but no mention of UFOs

LAS VEGAS — The CIA is acknowledging in the clearest terms yet the existence of Area 51, the top-secret Cold War test site that has been the subject of conspiracy theories for decades. Recently declassified documents, however, have no mention of...



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