Weekly Buzz: Bank robbery; Marijuana ordinance; Local pilot dies | TheUnion.com

Weekly Buzz: Bank robbery; Marijuana ordinance; Local pilot dies

Authorities responded Monday afternoon to reports of a bank robbery at Bank of the West.
Credit: Alan Riquelmy

From a bank robbery, to news of the county’s iconic National Hotel being sold, local news has been buzzing this past week.

Below is a recap of the 10 most read stories, from Feb. 12 – Feb. 18, that we saw at http://www.theunion.com.

10. Over the past several months, 72 cases of canine flu have been reported in California, according to Cornell University.

Canine flu cases rising in Northern California

9. Across the nation, the small family farm is in decline. But in Nevada County, there is a whole new generation that has taken up the mantle of organic farming and finding new and creative ways to make a go at this difficult, but rewarding, way of life.

The next generation of farming: AM Ranch, Super Tuber Farm team up

8. Nevada County supervisors opposed allowing commercial recreational marijuana grows, instead opting for medicinal commercial cultivation in specific zones that meet acreage requirements.

(VIDEO) Nevada County staff now prepped to write draft marijuana ordinance

7. A Sacramento man accused of forcing a former spouse into her vehicle and making her drive around Reno for a full day faces felony accusations in Truckee, authorities said.

Truckee police find kidnapping suspect at Donner Summit

6. This week’s most read police blotter featured a very scary moment for a local parent.

Nevada County Police Blotter: Woman, shopping for groceries, turns around to find cart and baby gone

5. A 71-year-old Oroville man facing a second-degree burglary charge remained Monday in the Nevada County Jail under $250,000 in bond, authorities said.

Nevada County authorities charge 71-year-old man with burglary

4. A memorial service for Burke is scheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City.

Nevada County Army pilot dies in helicopter crash

3. A Grass Valley couple faces weapons and drug accusations after local and federal officers descended Thursday on a Towle Lane home, authorities said.

Grass Valley couple faces federal gun charges, local drug accusations

2. Nevada City’s most visible landmark, the National Hotel, has been sold.

Nevada City’s iconic National Hotel sold

1. Grass Valley police are searching for a suspect in last week’s robbery of the Bank of ?the West on Brunswick Road.


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