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Amador County, CA – Amador County Public Health reports five additional cases of COVID-19 in Amador County. Three of the new cases are adults in their 50s and 60s, 1 male and 2 female, plus 1 pediatric female, and 1 teenage male. Of these 3 were identified as a close contact to a prior case.…

This act of firing by Chief White was retaliatory for Volunteer Battalion Chief Antonio Moreno’s commitment to preserving the volunteer firefighters in Amador County. Antonio Moreno’s termination should be reversed and the continued employment of Walt White as the AFPD Chief should be recons…

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On February 24, 2020 the Jackson Police Department was contacted by the Amador County Unified School District who alleged their Director of Maintenance and Operations, 50 year old Robert Milligan, misappropriated funds in that he had purchased, on numerous occasions, fuel using a school issu…

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The volunteers with Team Rubicon Disaster Response are assisting with staffing the COVID-19 testing site located under the solar panel shade structure in the back lot of the Catholic Church Saint Katharine Drexel Parish in Martell. Team Rubicon has responded due to the California Office of E…

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Amador County, CA – Amador County Public Health reports two additional cases of COVID-19 in Amador County. The new cases are in an adult male in his 40s and a female under 18 years of age, who are residents of Plymouth and are linked to out-of-state travel exposure. These new cases are curre…

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SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (AP) — The Calaveras County sheriff’s dive team has recovered the body of a 17-year-old boy who saved a younger boy from drowning in Lake Camanche and then disappeared under water last weekend.

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Amador County, CA – Amador County Public Health confirms the first 2020 case of West Nile virus (WNV) in an Amador County horse. Outbreaks of WNV occur each summer in the United States and are most commonly transmitted to humans and animals through a mosquito bite from a mosquito harboring t…

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On Monday, June 29, 2020, at 7:49 a.m., the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a payphone near the St. George Hotel in Volcano. The male caller stated multiple bombs were at the new courthouse, 500 Argonaut Lane in Jackson, and then abruptly disconnected the call.Amador …

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Amador County, CA – Today, June 29, 2020, Amador County Public Health reported one additional case of COVID-19 in Amador County. The new case is an adult female in her 40s who is a resident of Sutter Creek and is linked to a previous Amador case. This new case is currently isolated at home. …

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On Friday, June 26, 2020, Calaveras Public Health reported three additional cases of COVID-19 in Calaveras County. The three unrelated cases include one adult male and one adult female between the ages of 18 to 49 years old, and an adult male between the ages of 50-64. Two cases reside in th…

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Amador County, CA – This evening, June 28, 2020, Amador County Public Health reported one additional case of COVID-19 in Amador County. The new case is an adult female in her 60s who is a resident of Pioneer and is not linked to any previous Amador case. The Health Department is still determ…

On May 26, 2020 at 6:44 a.m., the main sewage line at Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) broke at the beam, resulting in the release of approximately 12,000 gallons of sewage into Mule Creek, according to the official Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Hazardous Materials Spill Report filed…

The Jackson City Council approved a ban on camping in public spaces at its latest meeting on Monday, June 22. The ordinance will allow the City of Jackson to designate public areas as off-limits for camping or other stays by the homeless, due to public safety or potential fire danger. 

On Monday, June 22, Ione Fire Chief Ken Mackey welcomed the 2020 Water Tender, a brand new piece of equipment to enhance firefighting capabilities in the area. The new water tender was driven over 1,900 miles from Texas and arrived just in time to assist in a vegetation fire off of Welch Lan…

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The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control that could determine the trajectory of the surging coronavirus outbreak.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heading into Memorial Day weekend, California's mood was celebratory. The state had avoided dire predictions of a coronavirus surge, hospitalizations were starting to decline and restaurants and most other businesses had reopened. 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians should wear masks and skip Fourth of July family gatherings, Gov. Gavin Newsom pleaded as the state’s coronavirus tally surged. But the governor stopped short of threatening a crackdown on those who violate state public health orders.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the job market improved for a second straight month yet still remained far short of regaining the colossal losses it suffered this spring.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's minor leagues canceled their seasons Tuesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the head of their governing body said more than half of the 160 teams were in danger of failing without government assistance or private equity injections.