Monday, December 22, 2014

Big Rig stuck on Hwy 49

   December 22, 2014 at 11:15 AM:  A big rig is reportedly stuck on Hwy 49 at Jackass Hill on the Tuolumne County side, unable to make a turn, blocking both lanes.

   Two CHP units are responding. Use extra caution is headed in that direction.

  

Tinseltown Talks......

     by Nick Thomas

    ....about Norm Crosby: Still Mouthing Maloprops

   We all use the wrong word occasionally - "that skinny dog looks emancipated" -

KIA vs deer in Twain Harte

   December 22, 2014 at 7 AM:  A red KIA Sorrento has hit a deer at Hwy 108 and Twain Harte Drive in Twain Harte.

   It isn't yet known if there are injuries. CHP and other emergency personnel are en route. The deer is still in one lane.

Golden Eagle

California's own Golden Eagle

Fatal Traffic Collision on Hwy 4

    December 22, 2014 at 6:30 AM:  CHP and the coroner are at the scene of a 4:30 AM traffic collision that has Hwy 4 closed down in Brentwood. Avoid the area, if possible.

Meet Abbie--she needs a home

For more information or to visit Abbie, call
754-6509 or come to Calaveras Animal
Services in San Andreas

Christmas through the fog

The fog that came in on Sunday evening made the
Christmas lights beautiful, but make
driving more of a challenge.
It is supposed to be clear until Wednesday!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

"Hobbit" gets top box office

   In it's first weekend, "The Hobbit" movie took in over $90 million, making it the top in the box office draw.   Not bad.

Auburn man shoot-out with Police

   Apparently a man in his 50's who has not yet been identified, started shooting a Sheriff's deputies who came to his home just off Hwy 49 in the Auburn area around 10.45 AM.

   The house began burning around 3 hours later. Nearly 100 rounds were exchanged between the officers and the man barricaded inside his home.  The man was found and pronounced dead around 3 PM. 

   The cause of death has not been released, nor the reason for the shoot-out according to Placer County Sheriffs deputies.

Rollover on Hwy 99 in Modesto

   December 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM:  A blue vehicle reportedly rolled over several times after being hit by a white vehicle on Hwy 99 at Briggsmore in Modesto.

  An ambulance was dispatched, but fortunately injuries were only minor.