100 lb Pot Deal Goes Bad & Leads To Death Of Amador Man During Tahoe Ambush

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 01, 2016 / comments

South Lake Tahoe, CA...At about 7:42 p.m Saturday, January 30th, 2016, police responded to investigate a homicide which occurred on the property of the Beverly Lodge in South Lake Tahoe (3480 South Lake Tahoe Boulevard). Upon arriving at the scene, responding Officers found a man who was shot on the ground outside of the rooms at the hotel. This victim has been identified as 40 year old Dennis Michael Wright Jr., a resident of Amador County California. Dennis Wright Jr. was shot at least once in the chest, and died of his sustained injuries at Barton Memorial Hospital. 

Blue Shield Eliminates 90 Jobs in El Dorado Hills

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 01, 2016 / comments


Blue Shield of California said Friday it has eliminated 140 jobs in El Dorado Hills and Rancho Cordova as it reconfigures its operations in the greater Sacramento area.

The cutbacks mean the health insurer employs around 1,950 workers combined at the two offices. Blue Shield also employs 30 workers at a small office in Sacramento.

Don’t Call 911 On Your Cell Phone In El Dorado County—Use This Number Instead

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 01, 2016 / comments

2016-01-31, 04:46:51 PLACERVILLE CA EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — In an emergency, your first instinct may be to dial 911, but the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to dial something longer for faster results. In an emergency, time is your enemy and every second counts, but calling 911 with your cellphone in El Dorado County may not be your fastest option. For dispatcher Courtney Barbot and her team, a busy day at the dispatch center may mean 650 emergency calls a day. Some of those calls come straight to them, but others may need to be transferred from another agency.

Few Details on Man Shot to Death at Hotel in South Lake Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 01, 2016 / comments

2016-01-31, 07:25:10 PLACERVILLE CA Detectives are investigating the incident and believe this was not a random act of violence. “We don’t have a suspect in custody right now,” Sgt. Travis Cabral told Lake Tahoe News. “Right now we have two or more suspects involved.” A man died after being shot at a hotel in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Saturday night, according to a release from the South Lake Tahoe Police Department. At about 7:42 p.m., several people called 911 to report shots being fired at the Beverly Lodge, 34780 South Lake Tahoe Blvd., according to the release.