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Full closure of Highway 89 on south end of Emerald Bay set for weeks of Sept. 12 and 19.

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 10, 2016 / comments

Highway 89 along South Lake Tahoe will be closed for two weeks as crews work on a water quality improvement project, according to Caltrans.

The closure affects the highway from just south of the Cascade Creek Bridge to Bayview Campground and Inspiration Vista Point.

The closure will take place from Monday, Sept. 12 to Friday, Sept. 16, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Another closure takes place from Monday, Sept. 19 to Friday, Sept. 23, also from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drivers will be detoured to the north and east side of Tahoe, going into Nevada, Caltrans said in a statement:

130-MPH High-Speed Chase ends near Kyburz with Injuries

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 10, 2016 / comments

KYBURZ (CBS13) – Authorities say a driver led officers on a high-speed chase in the Sierra on Wednesday.

The chase began near South Lake Tahoe. California Highway Patrol officers tried to pull a 2006 BMW for speeding on Highway 50, but the driver would not pull over. The chase reached speeds of 100 mph.

CHP says the patrol car suffered some sort of vehicle problems and had to stop the chase near Kyburz. However, Placerville CHP units soon spotted the BMW near Pacific House. The driver pulled over, but then took off again as officers walked up to the car.

Pedestrian struck by car while crossing Hwy 89 a few days into first-ever Pedestrian Safety Month

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 10, 2016 / comments

South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue and Cal Tahoe JPA were on scene to aid the woman who was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Hwy. 89 on Sept. 5. Courtesy / South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue. by Claire Cudahy

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – A 27-year-old woman from San Francisco was hit by a car while attempting to run across Hwy. 89 on Sept. 5.

A 55-year-old driver was heading northbound and did not see the woman run across the five lanes near Sonney’s BBQ Shack.

EL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-09-09

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 10, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on Sept 9, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: WILFUL POISN/ETC FOOD/ETC Bail: $100,000 [CLUB HOUSE RD, PLACERVILLE, HREE MALE SUBJECTS WERE POISONED BY A COOKIE THAT CONTAINED THC. THE MALE SUBJECT WAS ARRESTED]...|  OBSTRUCT/RESIST EXEC OFF Bail: $100,000...|  VEH MANSL WHILE INTOXICAT...|  COOL, A STOLEN VEHICLE WAS LOCATED AND RECOVERED...|  BURGLARY:SECOND DEGREE...|  UNKNOWN SUSPECT POORED OIL INTO THE VICTIM'S HOTTUB...

Sierra Prospector Finds Giant Gold Nugget That Could Fetch $70K

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 08, 2016 / comments

JAMESTOWN, Tuolumne County (CBS) — There’s gold in ‘dem der hills!

A prospector in the Sierra found a gold nugget the size of a T-bone steak.

Now local businesses in the town of Jamestown, about 60 east of Stockton, are banking on a modern gold rush for the Labor Day weekend.

It was Tuesday afternoon when the owner of the Jamestown Hotel got word his friend had struck gold. He was expecting to see a nugget, but he was amazed at what he saw.

“Oh my God,” said Charlie Morgan when he first saw how big it was. “I thought that’s a lucky guy!”

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