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Murder suspect in court: ‘I killed her’

Murder suspect Roy Roth, right, confers with his defense attorney, Susan Gellman in an earlier court appearance. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

During an emotional hearing Monday Roy Allen Roth confessed to murdering his wife. Crying as he read a letter in El Dorado County Superior Court in front of his family, Roth admitted that during their 30-year marriage he and Deborah fought a lot and he “snapped.” “On Tuesday, March 31, she accused me of sleeping […]

Comments Off / August 02, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Shingle Springs couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Bernhart “Bernie” Ritscher was on leave, a Navy man in the midst of World War II in 1944, when the Seattle-born boy decided to take a look around Sacramento. He soon spotted the Navy Club, run by mothers of men in the service and decided to drop in. “The place was full of good-looking chicks,” […]

Comments Off / August 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

Christmas in summer — the only thing missing is Santa

Folsom Prison inmate Arqueta Mauricio stands next to a bike frame he’s ready to refurbish. Cameron Park Rotarians collect the bikes and then distribute them after they’ve been repaired. Cameron Park Life photo by Shelly Thorene

It doesn’t have to be Dec. 25 for Christmas to come to town, thanks to a bunch of “elves” who all year long are toiling to make sure that kids who might not otherwise have a bicycle are able to join their friends year-round for one of America’s favorite pastimes. Members of the Cameron Park […]

Comments Off / August 02, 2016 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Bandage bandit’ suspect arrested in boxers

Law enforcement gathers in an El Dorado Hills neighborhood where a suspected bank robber was arrested Monday. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A man believed to be the “Bandage Bandit,” a serial bank robber who wore bandages on his face to help conceal his identity, was apprehended Monday afternoon following a bank robbery in El Dorado Hills. David Jarrell, 22, of El Dorado Hills was arrested on suspicion of three counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery following […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Holy Trinity shows heart for Haiti

David and Kathy Lopez say their recent delegation trip to Haiti was life changing, leading the couple to share their experience with their parish community at Holy Trinity in El Dorado Hills. Courtesy photo

When Holy Trinity Catholic Church parishioners David and Kathy Lopez decided to join Holy Family Church’s outreach visit to Haiti in May, one of them was more enthusiastic about going than the other. They would visit Father Tom Hagan, who founded Hands Together in 1986 after leading a group of college students to Haiti and […]

Comments Off / July 27, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

FBI hunts the ‘Bandage Bandit’

This man is suspected in at least four bank robberies, including two in El Dorado Hills. Courtesy photo

The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in catching the “Bandage Bandit,” a suspect who has reportedly robbed banks from the Nevada state line to Folsom. The suspect, who wears bandages on his face, is believed to be in his 20s or 30s. He has blond hair, a large build and is 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 […]

Comments Off / July 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

App has kids, adults on the go

El Dorado Hills brothers Cole Riley, left, and Caden Riley play Pokémon Go while walking down Town Center Boulevard last Friday. El Dorado Hills Town Center is a virtual gold mine for those playing the game. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Though Pokémon Go was only released July 6, the location-based, real-time video game app has spread across the country and El Dorado Hills, with people of all ages playing to collect upward of 200 Pokémon characters. My 12-year-old son took me on a tour of El Dorado Hills to see just where the characters pop […]

Comments Off / July 20, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »