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Teen murder suspect in court

The 16-year-old boy accused of murder made his first appearance in the El Dorado County Juvenile Court on Monday, Jan 23. The victim was also identified by law enforcement. El Dorado County sheriff’s Sgt. Tasha Thompson confirmed the victim’s identity as Shingle Springs resident Dianna Redmon, 65. Officials have not yet released how she died. […]

No Comment / January 24, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen suspected of Shingle Springs murder

The Ponderosa High School student arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly brought a loaded firearm onto campus now faces a murder charge. The 16-year-old boy is being held at Juvenile Hall on suspicion of murder after El Dorado County sheriff’s officials discovered a homicide victim — identified at press time only as a female relative — […]

No Comment / January 23, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Join El Dorado County’s Teen Court

El Dorado County Teen Court is now recruiting new student participants for the spring program. Teen Court is a unique and highly successful program that actively involves teens in the local judicial system. The program operates in both Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. After completing mandatory orientation training, teens serve as personnel in real court […]

Comments Off on Join El Dorado County’s Teen Court / January 11, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Visually impaired teen finds his stride

Erik and Terri Foster had a feeling that their son Mitchell Foster had poor vision despite being told otherwise by eye doctors for years. He had some milestone delays as a baby and did sit extremely close to the TV, but he’d always thrived as an athlete. After years of frustrating misdiagnoses, the mystery was finally […]

Comments Off on Visually impaired teen finds his stride / January 04, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Teen scores with soccer charity

Oak Ridge junior Jack Handen has organized a charity youth soccer tournament this Saturday, Dec. 3 with proceeds benefiting other youth in the greater Sacramento area who need financial aid to play the game. “I think it’s sad when someone has to give up a sport because it is not financially viable,” Jack said. “I […]

Comments Off on Teen scores with soccer charity / November 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Teen arrested for alleged threats

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to “shoot up” Oak Ridge High School. Friday’s on-campus arrest came after School Resource Officer Deputy Dave Turnage received information from another juvenile student that the 14-year-old posted the alleged threat on Snapchat Oak Ridge High School Principal Aaron Palm addressed a message to the […]

Comments Off on Teen arrested for alleged threats / August 30, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Teens help younger kids crack the code

Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite computer game work? Behind those rotating candies, movable cubes and letter boards computer programmers have entered intricate codes to make the games interactive. Oak Ridge High School students Alex Dean, Cade Richard and Braden Yonano have been coding since they were sixth graders at Rolling Hills Middle School. […]

Comments Off on Teens help younger kids crack the code / July 13, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »



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