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Aaron Burke gives free concert Friday for his hometown

Simple Pleasures restaurant manager Aaron Burke will trade his chef’s hat and coffeepot for a guitar and microphone Friday night at Heritage Theater. For the last nine years ...

Lincoln Hills to celebrate 15th anniversary with parade Saturday

Editor’s note: The Lincoln Hills active-adult community celebrated 15 years in Lincoln on July 10. The News Messenger is running a two-part series about the community. This w ...

At least one local bird tests positive for West Nile virus

In early September, Lincoln resident Mark McKenzie looked out his window and saw a hummingbird “drop like a rock from the sky.” “It was strange that it died so s ...

Lincoln Crossing students hold “pink out” cancer fundraiser

Lincoln Crossing Elementary School was very pink last Friday. From T-shirts to hair to sparkly shoes, more than 600 Lincoln Crossing students, teachers and staff decked out in the ...

Zebra royalty named

Selected as Homecoming Queen is Shannon Alvarez and Powder Puff King is Tanner Boatman.  Lincoln’s Fighting Zebras played Colfax’s Falcons at Friday’s homeco ...

District to host Measure A information night

  The Western Placer Unified School District will host an informational meeting Monday night to discuss Measure A, the $60-million local school bond on the Nov. 4 ballot. Th ...

Annual Harvest Hoedown Gala helps youth

The 25th annual Harvest Hoedown Gala Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Hall is to benefit youth studying agriculture. All proceeds support 4-H, FFA and other youth in agriculture. &l ...

South Placer Jail situation costs cops time on streets

With six incorporated cities and towns, and 21 additional communities, Placer County’s law enforcement agencies face geographical challenges in making arrests and booking sus ...

UPDATE: Six of 14 Oakmont football players suspended for drug connections will play again this season

Sources at Oakmont High School in Roseville have confirmed that an Oct. 10 drug citation of an 18-year-old student has sparked an extensive investigation by school officials and th ...

UPDATE: Identity of felony hit-and-run victim released, CHP still investigating

California Highway Patrol officers in Placer County were alerted to a case of felony hit-and-run on Baseline Road between Newton and south Brewer roads at approximately 10:21 a.m. ...