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Defendant to be re-tried in Nevada County child sex case

September 16, 2019

Nevada County prosecutors on Monday said they intend to re-try Louis Ray Woodward on child sex charges. Earlier this month, a jury acquitted Woodward, 55, of charges of lewd act upon a child and continuous...



Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies find, arrest shooting suspect

September 15, 2019

Douglas MacDuff was arrested at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, according to Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tim Werner. For months, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for MacDuff for allegedly shooting another individual. The...



Grass Valley street sweeper thief sentenced to 60 days

September 13, 2019

A Grass Valley man arrested after he allegedly stole a street sweeper has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of vehicle theft. John David Peterson, 39, was arrested along with Todd Aaron Mason, 56,...





Grass Valley Police captain headed for FBI academy training

September 11, 2019

After a months-long nomination process, where the most qualified law enforcement officers from around the world are winnowed down to just over 200 candidates, Grass Valley Police Captain Steve Johnson has earned 10 weeks of...





Argument in Nevada City parking lot ends in arrest

September 9, 2019

The argument started after an impatient driver anxious for a parking space started honking at people in his way, police said. It ended with one man being flown to a regional hospital and the other...






Nevada County judge issues sentence in child abuse case

September 6, 2019

Charles Grady Wallen, convicted on two counts of committing a lewd act on a child, periodically shook his head Friday as the judge listened to his victim’s statement. Nevada County Sheriff’s Detective Andrew Liller read...