An unknown man who was found in a ditch in the Pine Grove area with an apparent head injury on Wednesday, January 22 was positively identified by the Jackson Police Department on the morning of Thursday, January 23.
Sean Purdy of Pine Grove was back in Amador County Superior Court on Thursday morning, January 23, entering a not guilty plea on the charge of murdering his father Lance Purdy.
City of Ione Police Department Chief Tracy Busby presented Officer Michael Damiano with the John Stewart “Heart of a Lion” Memorial Award at the Ione City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 21, naming him the 2019 Officer of the Year for the Ione Police Department.
January is National Mentoring Month and Calaveras Mentoring is celebrating this annual effort to expand quality mentoring opportunities for young people with proclamations, posters, banners and an information session for potential volunteer mentors.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to spend an entire week with my oldest grandson. I went down to Santa Clara and brought Morgan back with me to our little slice of heaven. He had an appointment with our DMV for a driver’s license, so it was prudent for him to come up here to ‘pr…
The Department of Labor has awarded a $512,500 grant to Mother Lode Job Training (MLJT) to establish services that will assist in re-integrating dislocated workers, long term unemployed, and those affected by the national opioid crisis back into the workforce.
A privilege of senior-ship is the right to complain. Actually it isn’t, but those that complain for a living seem to believe that with age comes respect for their complaints. If not, that’s something to complain about. I’m not a complainer, but no one thinks himself one and I’d like to compl…
Happy New Year everyone. Let’s all make a resolution to get out more, intermingle more, meet more people, get more exercise, and get just a little healthier this year. I’ve got some great ways for you to get out of the house. Please do take advantage of these local opportunities for some gre…
The Amador County Animal Response Team started the year off right at its first meeting of the new year with the training of newly purchased Automated External Defibrillators (AED), a cutting edge, yet easy-to-use, medical device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm in the case of cardiac arrest …
The Amador County Board of Supervisors selected Pat Crew to be the new Chair for the year at its latest meeting on Tuesday, January 14.
The Jackson City Council honored local artist Rand Huggett for the completion of his latest mural project and discussed a major infrastructure project at their meeting on Monday, January 13.
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A former Amador High School coach stands accused of stealing from the school’s wrestling program.
Caltrans reminds the traveling public to practice caution and be prepared for winter weather driving conditions in the central Sierra Nevada. With a major winter storm expected to hit the region, motorists need to be ready for whatever conditions the weather may bring.
SEATTLE (AP) — A shootout in downtown Seattle that left a woman dead and a 9-year-old boy injured was the third violent incident this week in a part of the city long known for rampant drug use and street unrest.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated chocolates and showing up uninvited in…
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians left in the dark by electric companies that shut off their power to prevent wildfires could get paid for things such as lost wages or spoiled food under a bill that advanced Thursday in the Legislature.
BEIJING (AP) — China moved to lock down at least three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world during the busy Lunar New Year holiday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday ended federal protection for many of the nation's millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, a sweeping environmental rollback that could leave the waterways more vulnerable to pollution from development, industry and farms.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar to do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people, a ruling met by members of the Muslim minority with gratitude and relief but also some skepticism that the country's rulers will fully comply.
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Emmy-winning character actor John Karlen, known for his roles on the television series “Dark Shadows” and “Cagney & Lacey,” has died.
LONDON (AP) — A viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted Chinese authorities to effectively shut down at least three cities is not yet a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85.
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have slapped former Wells Fargo Chief Executive John Stumpf with a $17.5 million fine for his role in the bank's sales practices scandal. Stumpf also accepted a lifetime ban from the banking industry.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust at a solemn ceremony in Jerusalem marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Auschwitz death camp.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats declared that “no president” has ever abused power the way Donald Trump did in his Ukraine dealings as they opened their second day of arguments Thursday in the historic impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — As an executive producer of the last Mad Max movie, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin might have been interested in the apocalyptic climate warnings of Greta Thunberg.
SAO PAULO (AP) — A few days before Christmas, renowned pianist João Carlos Martins summoned his friends to a Sao Paulo bar so he could show off the best gift he'd received in years: a new pair of bionic gloves that are letting the 79-year-old play with both hands for the first time in more t…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday published new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can have a coveted U.S. passport.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge indicated Wednesday he may side with migrants in a lawsuit that alleges extreme overcrowding and inhumane conditions at some of the Border Patrol's facilities in Arizona.
BOSTON (AP) — A judge has told Aerosmith's drummer Joey Kramer to dream on if he hopes to rejoin the band as it's set to perform and be honored at Grammy events this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow said Wednesday that a rape allegation against him aired by his successor in a complaint against the Recording Academy is “false and outrageous.”
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's new government made up of appointees nominated by the Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies got down to business Wednesday, a day after it was formed. Questions arose immediately about its ability to halt spiraling violence and economic and financial collapse.