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Community Devastated by Boles Fire

Sep 16, 2014
Community Devastated by Boles Fire

WEED- The Boles Fire in the City of Weed in Siskiyou County was listed as 25-percent contained Tuesday night. According to Cal Fire, 365 acres were charred and 150 structures were damaged or destroyed. But the forward spread of the fire was halted and most flames were extinguished.  The cause of the fire is under...

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Terrain, Winds Troublesome for Crews Fighting King Fire

Sep 16, 2014
Terrain, Winds Troublesome for Crews Fighting King Fire

EL DORADO COUNTY- The King Fire continued to spread Tuesday, growing to nearly 13,000 acres. “This fire is doing things we’ve never seen before,” El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini said. “It’s going crazy.” Sheriff D’Agostini and others assembled at a town hall meeting to discuss firefighting efforts. More than 1,600 homes are threatened,...

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Landmark Ground Water Bills Signed

Sep 16, 2014
Landmark Ground Water Bills Signed

Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of legislation that were 4 decades in the making that would regulate the pumping of groundwater in California for the first time. California has been one of few states that did not have a groundwater management plan.

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Whitney High School Evacuated after Bomb Threat; No Device Found

Sep 16, 2014
Whitney High School Evacuated after Bomb Threat; No Device Found

ROCKLIN- Students were evacuated from Whitney High School Tuesday after a report of a possible explosive device on campus. Rocklin Police say no such device was ever found. Students were moved to the baseball field for a short time before being sent home. It was unclear if they were allowed back on campus to...

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Church Destroyed by Boles Fire, Seeks Donations to Help Community

Sep 16, 2014
Church Destroyed by Boles Fire, Seeks Donations to Help Community

WEED- The Holy Family Church, serving the community of Weed since 1967, was destroyed by the Boles Fire. Now, church representatives are seeking donations to benefit the fire-ravaged community. To donate to the North Valley Catholic Social Services, click here. The church says donations will go toward the whole community, not just Catholics.

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Victims of Boles Fire Petition White House for Aid

Sep 16, 2014
Victims of Boles Fire Petition White House for Aid

WEED- People affected by the destructive Boles Fire in Siskiyou County are asking President Obama for help. A petition was posted to the White House website Tuesday, asking for funds to help rebuild communities, particularly Weed, ravaged by the fire. According to Cal Fire, more than 100 structures were either damaged or destroyed by...

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Third Person Arrested in Peregrine Park Shooting

Sep 16, 2014
Third Person Arrested in Peregrine Park Shooting

SACRAMENTO- Sacramento Police announced the arrest of a third person believed to be involved in the  deadly May 10 Peregrine Park shooting Tuesday. Avery Hill, 22, was already in custody for unrelated charges in Las Vegas and was released to Sacramento homicide detectives last week. A 29-year-old man was killed in the shooting. Six others,...

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New Round of Evacuations Ordered for King Fire

Sep 16, 2014
New Round of Evacuations Ordered for King Fire

EL DORADO COUNTY- Residents of the Swansboro and Mosquito community were told to leave their homes Tuesday, because of the King Fire. An evacuation center has been set up by the Red Cross at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Camino. Residents were told to leave southbound on Mosquito Road to Placerville. Only big...

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MUST SEE: Brain Surgery, on a Goldfish

Sep 16, 2014
MUST SEE: Brain Surgery, on a Goldfish

Australia (Seven News)- Many of us would not think twice about spending money on surgery to cure our beloved four-legged pals, but what about on a goldfish? An Australian couple spent hundreds of dollars to save their pet goldfish named George. Over the last year, George developed a large growth on his head. He...

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Pollock Pines Elementary School District to Remain Closed, Despite Earlier

Sep 16, 2014
Pollock Pines Elementary School District to Remain Closed, Despite Earlier

POLLOCK PINES- The Pollock Pines Elementary School District was advised to remain closed Wednesday, despite an earlier announcement that it would reopen. Schools in the district were closed because of the King Fire. “While the initial recommendation and advice to the Pollock Pines School District was to reopen for school tomorrow, based on the current...

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