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A 19-year old Penn Valley man is wanted by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly hit his roommate over the head with a steel pipe and fled the scene.

Eli Newton, 19, allegedly was having an altercation with his girlfriend when the 18-year-old victim intervened. Newton grabbed a steel pipe and hit the other man over the head and shoulder. The man was taken by ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and treated for his injuries, Sheriff Keith Royal said Monday.

Anyone with information about Newton should contact the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip Hotline at 470-2400.

– Laura Brown

Automated permit system goes live

People who have applied to the county for building permits can now check on them through an automated system that goes live this Wednesday.

Callers must have their permit numbers and the appropriate inspection codes to schedule an inspection. Use the same inspection request number as before, 265-7070.

Callers must use three-digit codes to schedule inspections through the automated system. The codes are similar to the old codes and are listed in a pocket-sized inspection booklet available upon request at the Building Department at the Eric W. Rood Administrative Center.

The booklets also can be requested through the automated system. The codes also are available on the department’s Web site,; click on Department Sites under Favorite Links, then choose Building, then click on the icon that says “Building Permit IVR Inspection Codes.”

For more information, call 265-1580.

Tacos and bingo

Nevada City

The Nevada County Recovery Alumni Association will hold a Tacos and Bingo fundraiser at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada City Veterans Building, the corner of York and North Pine streets.

There will be eight different games and two Big Buck Blackouts. Winners will get 50 percent of the buy-in for each game, with a $25 minimum buy-in for all 10 games; you must be 18 or older to play. Tacos are two for $3.

– The Union staff

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