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Hearing set for

accused drug seller

A Grass Valley man suspected of selling drugs near an elementary school pleaded innocent Monday at his court arraignment.

Paul Denton was arraigned in Nevada County Superior Court on charges of possession of methamphetamine for sale and possession of cocaine and oxycodone.

Denton, arrested last week at his home across the street from Union Hill School, is being held at Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in lieu of $65,000.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 17 in Nevada County Superior Court.

– The Union staff


suspect arraigned

The Nevada County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against a suspect in a 2005 “smash-and-grab” burglary at JCPenney.

Suspect Edward Rushing was arraigned Monday on second degree burglary and grand theft stemming from the after-hours heist, which occurred Feb. 19, 2005.

District Attorney Cliff Newell was able to file charges after forensic evidence collected by Grass Valley police was analyzed by the California Department of Justice.

“This is a perfect example of how good police work and collaboration between agencies result in keeping our streets safe,” Newell wrote in a news release sent out Monday evening.

– Robyn Moormeister

PetPAC speaks against legislation

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to force the sterilization of nearly all dogs and cats in California will result in serious unintended consequences, according to PetPAC, a 32,000-member grassroots organization dedicated to protecting the rights of animals and their owners.

Assembly Bill 1634 by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine (D-Van Nuys) sets up a convoluted system of pet permits, fees and fines that will affect millions of Californians and have a devastating financial impact on cash-strapped animal control agencies across the state, said PetPAC Chairman Bill Hemby at a Capitol press conference today where PetPAC unveiled their TV commercials opposing the bill.

– The Associated Press

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