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Mountain Bikers Pinned Down by Gunshots on Popular Trail

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 24, 2016 / comments

[Dave Marquis, KXTV] Folsom Lake, CA - The three mountian bike riders were about eight miles in along the popular Darrington Trail, riding hard late last Sunday morning.

"We heard some gunshots a little bit further back down the trail and didn't think anything of it," said rider Jason Enyeart, of El Dorado Hills. 

The trio continued on into a narrow valley.

"Instantly, we heard two rounds overhead," said rider Chuck Kay, of El Dorado Hills. "The classic, zip-zip, bee sound, right over our heads." 

Brad Waldow, Former Star Player for Ponderosa High School Recounts Brussels Bombing

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 24, 2016 / comments

“People started screaming, running,” recalled Waldow, a former star player for Ponderosa High School who now plays overseas. Someone speaking through tears over a microphone told everyone to evacuate as quickly as possible. “We didn’t know where we were going,” Waldow said. “People were getting pushed over, trampled. Cellphones, food, bags were flying.”

[BY CYNTHIA HUBERT]  Something told Brad Waldow that he and his Port of Antwerp Giants basketball teammate should step away from the line where they were waiting to buy snacks at the Brussels airport on Tuesday morning.

Update: Armed Bank Robbery in Georgetown

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 24, 2016 / comments

On March 21st, 2016 at approximately 1249 pm, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an armed robbery at the El Dorado Savings Bank in Georgetown. Deputies, Detectives and CSI personnel along with allied law enforcement agencies responded to the bank and contacted numerous employees, customers and witnesses. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

Armed Robberies in South Lake Tahoe gets Hayward Man Convicted

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 24, 2016 / comments

[BY CATHY LOCKE] A Hayward man accused of armed robberies in South Lake Tahoe in November has been convicted by an El Dorado County jury following a three-day trial.

Adam James Sanford was found guilty of two counts of robbery, two counts of attempted robbery and four counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm. He also was convicted of special allegations of use and discharge of a firearm, and use of a deadly weapon in commission of a robbery...

Johnson on Victory Lane at Placerville Speedway One Year After Serious Accident at Same Event

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 24, 2016 / comments

(Motor Sports Newswire) –  After being involved in a horrible accident during this event last year that sidelined him for the season, Jason Johnson returned to Placerville Speedway for the 2nd Annual Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts and captured his first victory since Texas Motor Speedway in 2003.

Daryn Pittman, who was also injured in the same event last year, finished second to Johnson, as both drivers overcame their troubles from a year ago for podium finishes.