A macabre murder trial opens this week on the second floor of the white marble courthouse in Placerville. On its face, it involves a pair of scissors, a wrenching struggle and a mother of three young children getting stabbed to death.

Folsom police have announced a reward for information in the theft of audio and visual equipment from a storage container on the Folsom Middle School campus.
A mountain lion in an El Dorado Hills business park prompted a brief lock down at a nearby elementary school Thursday morning.
Folsom police report that two people with medical problems who were reported missing Thursday morning from a retirement home near Wales Drive and Natoma Street have been found.
Shiva Frentzen, a Cameron Park computer services consultant, was cruising to victory Tuesday night in a special election to replace ousted El Dorado County supervisor Ray Nutting.

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