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Calaveras County News

California's iconic giant Sequoia 'Tunnel Tree' succumbs to storm

Truckee - The massive storm system that came on shore in California Sunday brought with it heavy rains, flooding, and mudslides. The storm is also responsible for the death of one of Calaveras County's oldest residents, the Tunnel Tree.

Cal Fire: Butte Fire report, $90 Million and 2 lives lost

Jackson - The ultimate cause and the consequent blame for the Butte Fire in California late last year has been detailed in a report from Cal Fire.

Butte Fire threatens 6,400 homes - UPDATE Special

San Andreas - The Butte Fire has been a roller coaster ride for the county seat in Calaveras County. Mandatory and advisory evacuations have been the orders of the past two days.

Butte Fire explodes — Containment still 10% Special

The Butte fire in Amador and Calaveras counties in Central California has expanded significantly. Many homes are at risk now.

Central California foothills burning again Special

Jackson - The fire season in Central California is still going strong, and still causing trouble for residents. Amador County is in for a bit of trouble now.

Hotel Hell visits Mother Lode for filming

Murphys - Gordon Ramsay and his show 'Hotel Hell' is coming to a local venue in the California Mother Lode. Can he turn the business around, or is it all for show?

California: Missing elderly resident found alive, not unharmed

Murphys - Murphy's, California resident 75 year-old Fay Burford was reported missing on May 24, 2013. On Sunday May 26, she was found.

Murder-suicide report released by Calaveras Sheriff

The investigation of the murder-suicide which shocked the rural town of Murphy's, Ca. in February has been completed and the report released by the Calaveras County Sheriff. The full report is included herein.

Calaveras County Deputy not guilty in suspect death

Arnold - California's 'Public Safety Realignment' law will release thousands of prisoners from California prisons. Kevin Duey was one of them, his case points out the failure of the legislature to protect the citizens.

'Speed Freak Killer' Wes Shermantine locates more victims

Sacramento - Wes Shermantine was half of the "Speed Freak Killer" duo, he was released from death row, briefly, last week to assist in locating more of the victims. Claims of many more victims still unresolved.

'Rope, Ride and Ribbit' parade, race and fair

The 'Rope' is the Mother Lode RoundUp and parade, the "Ride" is the Amgen Tour of California, and the "Ribbit" is the Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee. All happening in May, within reach of a short drive and the fun is going to start soon.

Officer involved shooting

In the small town of Arnold California, a Deputy Sheriff was involved in an incident with a fatal outcome for the suspect.

Controversial Sale of Pets Law Passed in California

A new law limits how and where people can sell a dog or cat . . .

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