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High-speed chase ends three-county crime spree

A high-speed chase ended a three-county trek for a pair of fugitives Monday night in Yuba County. The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department was alerted around 6:35 p.m. Monday by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department of a car driven by a suspect in a felony assault earlier in the evening, said Yuba County spokeswoman Melanie Oakes.…
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Speed blamed in fatal wreck

Excessive speed and slick road conditions proved a fatal combination for a 27-year-old Olivehurst man who violently flipped and rolled his truck near his home late Saturday night. Terry Sutton was traveling at a high rate of speed north on Rancho Road just off of McGowan Parkway at about 11:30 p.m., CHP Sgt. Dave Eisenbarth.…
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Wild highway crash injures 4

Four members of a Rio Linda family were injured Saturday when their SUV did a barrel roll across a ditch and into oncoming traffic, closing Highway 70 for more than a half-hour, according to the California Highway Patrol. Thong Duc Nguyen, 27, of Rio Linda was northbound on Highway 70 just south of the McGowan…
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Get past the phone menu runaround

If you want sales, press 1. If you want customer service, press 2. If you want to speak to a live human being, good luck. Gabe Davidson was tired of wading through a sea of phone menu options when he was dealing with banks, so he spent hours searching the Internet for shortcuts and testing…
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Women raising funds for children in Y-S

Women in Philanthropy will hold its annual luncheon Thursday to raise funds for children’s causes in Yuba-Sutter. The group will combine the proceeds from this luncheon with the dues it collects from its members to help Hands of Hope and Iles Golf Academy for Children, spokeswomen Clarine Musfelt said. “This is about women coming together…
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Woodleaf seeks funds for move

The Woodleaf Outdoor School has kicked off its fundraising drive to get the school moved to a new location before its lease expires in 20 months. Woodleaf, an outdoor education program for youngsters, is in the middle of its search for a new home after the Younglife organization decided to expand its Christian youth camp…
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This Linda Lion is full of pride

Commitment isn’t a problem for Howard Lansdon. He worked for Pacific Gas & Electric for 34 years, he’s been married for 71 years, and he has served with the Linda Lions Club for 53 years. Lansdon, 89, is the last surviving charter member of the Linda Lions Club, which was founded in 1954. He was…
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Y-S educators say safety plans in place

Yuba-Sutter school officials said they are ready for an incident similar to the one that happened at Las Plumas High School on Friday. A 17-year-old student allegedly brought a gun to the Oroville campus and held students hostage in a band room until finally surrendering to police. A safety plan is in place and is…
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Good times at Lindhurst High

Lindhurst High School students celebrated their success in the classroom, kicking off a new program with a Renaissance fair in the campus quad Thursday. The Olivehurst school had its first of many planned events as part of its Renaissance program. The school has seen an almost 100-point gain in its Annual Performance Index scores over…
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Wreck snarls bridge traffic

A four-car collision injured one man and stopped eastbound traffic on the 10th Street bridge during rush hour on Monday. The collision happened around 5:15 p.m. and closed traffic while the cars involved were moved down to I Street to get statements. An unidentified male passenger was taken from the scene in an ambulance. A…
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