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Driver in California Tesla crash jailed for attempted murder

MONTARA, Calif. — (AP) — The driver of a car that plunged 250 feet (76 meters) off a treacherous cliff in northern California, injuring his two young children and his wife, was released from the hospital and jailed on suspicion of attempted murder and child abuse, authorities said Friday.
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Man Arrested With Numerous Stolen Bank Cards

Martell, CA — In Amador County, a man was arrested after running from law enforcement and being caught with numerous stolen bank cards. Sheriff’s deputies approached 27-year-old Darian Keeling of Sutter Creek sitting on a park bench at around 10:30pm near the Lowes in Martell. He initially told the deputy he was someone else, and admitted the bank cards in his possession were stolen. As Keeling was being detained, he ran away on foot through the parking lot. After a brief chase, he was caught, and arrested. Keeling was later booked into Amador County Jail. An investigation into the stolen cards is ongoing.

Student tardiness, skipping class increases in second semester

Principal Jonathan Fey recently sent out an email reiterating the district’s attendance policy and the importance of showing up to class on time. While occasional tardiness and absences are not listed on transcripts, Amador’s staff still encourages consistent attendance for students to build strong habits in the future.

Storm Tracker Forecast - Quiet Much Of Saturday With Another Storm On Our Doorstep

Clouds reappeared over northern California Friday, but the bigger change was the lack of strong wind. Saturday will begin with fairly quiet weather, but another storm will bring more rain, snow and wind this weekend. Today's clouds were associated with a weak disturbance moving over our region, but it lacked the moisture and energy to deliver rain or snow. We'll have a northerly valley breeze tonight under a mostly clear sky, but it won't be as windy as most of the week was. Lows will range from the 10s and 20s in the mountains to the 30s and 40s in the valley and foothills. Saturday will be mostly sunny and seasonably mild, with breezes increasing late. Highs will range from the 40s in the mountains and foothills to the 50s in the valley.
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FEMA Ensures Equal Access to Recovery Assistance for All Survivors

Press releases are posted on as a free community service. The state of California and FEMA are committed to providing equal access to all state and federal disaster assistance programs while helping residents recover from the severe storms and flooding that began Dec. 27, 2022. All residents of Calaveras,...

Unconscious Woman In Vehicle At Shopping Mall No Medical Emergency

Valley Springs, CA – A caller recently reported an unconscious woman inside a parked vehicle at a Valley Springs shopping center, but it was no medical emergency. Calaveras County sheriff’s deputies headed to the Valley Oaks Center strip mall off Highway 26 in Valley Springs. There they found 36-year-old Rehnee Briggs of Lodi slumped over the vehicle’s center console. After waking her, deputies found no medical emergency, but noticed drug paraphernalia on the steering column, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Lt. Greg Stark.

Date Changed For Calaveras Meetings To Gather Feedback On Evacuation Plan

San Andreas, CA – Those wanting to give in-person feedback on the Calaveras County Evacuation Needs Assessment and Preparedness Plan will have two chances next month. City of Angels Camp officials noted, “In the midst of a local and state-declared emergency, it is a perfect time to remember that we need to plan for evacuations. With our heritage roads (barely single lane) and steep grades, we need to identify a plan for our community safety.”

Man Crashes Motorcycle While Drug House Is Busted

Burson, CA — A multi-agency drug bust in the 10000 block of Camanche Parkway in Burson led to three arrests on drug and theft-related charges. SWAT teams in Calaveras and Amador counties were involved, along with the CHP, and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Air Operations. A search...

Mother Lode Job Training Helps Oak Fire Survivors

MARIPOSA COUNTY–Was your job negatively impacted by the Oak or Ampine Mill Fires? Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT) is here to help! Participants do not have to reside in Amador or Mariposa Counties to receive assistance. Did the Oak or Ampine Mill Fires negatively impact your job?. Did you,...

10 weekend events in Northern California | Jan. 28-29

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Does gourmet chocolate tasting, monster trucks, or even a pet theater sound fun? If so, it shows there's something for everyone this weekend in Northern California!. This weekend's weather continues to warm up just a bit with temperatures in the high-50s with a north-northwestern breeze. Gather...

FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center Open in Calaveras County for Those Affected by Winter Storms

A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) is now open in Calaveras County for those whose uninsured and underinsured primary residence was damaged or destroyed by recent winter storms. A location in San Andreas is open starting Friday, January 27th, and will be staffed by FEMA personnel to assist with registration and answer questions about disaster assistance programs.

Biden honors California shooting victims at Lunar New Year event

The victims and surviving family members of two recent California mass shootings were top of mind on Thursday, as President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden held an event honoring the Lunar New Year at the White House. “It’s wonderful to see so many friends on this special holiday...