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14-year-old arrested for alleged Roseville bomb threat


A 14-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly making a prank phone call threatening to bomb a Roseville elementary school on Tuesday morning.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office said a woman who lives near Creek Ranch School off Cook Riolo Road received several phone calls at around 8 a.m. from a boy who allegedly said he was going to bomb her house and the school nearby. The boy also allegedly made references to "jihad" and 9/11.

The woman immediately called the school and the sheriff's office and the school was evacuated. Deputies searched the campus and said nothing suspicious was found.

The beauty and beast of Valley rain


Rain in the valley on Thursday was great for the drought and left a beautiful fall scene, but it was bad for one business. Metro Fire said they were called to a business on Refinement Road in Rancho Cordova for a leak.

When they arrived they found the roof collapsed.

Suspected package thief arrested in Roseville


A man suspected of thieving a package from the porch of a Roseville home is under arrest Monday, Roseville Police said.

Mitchell Eugene Ferrua, 29, of Roseville, was arrested around 12:40 p.m. following an eyewitness's report, police said. According to police, the witness reported seeing Ferrua take a delivered package from the porch of a Portmarnock Way residence and ride away on a bicycle.

The witness then called police, provided a description of the suspect and his direction of travel.

Police report the suspect was located within 15 minutes of the initial alert in a nearby apartment complex, where the stolen package was retrieved.

Ferrua was later placed under arrest and booked into the Placer County Jail on suspicion of possessing stolen property.

Roseville offering recycled water


The City of Roseville is starting a new program to help with water conservation. As of Friday morning, they are offering recycled water to residents.

Year to date, Roseville has cut back their water use by 33 percent, and 35 percent for the month of October. City officials said scaling back in the winter months is much more difficult, and that's why they hope this recycled water program will help.

The water is available at a fill station near Roseville’s Pleasant Grove Water Treatment Plant. Residents can pick up to 300 gallons of recycled water per visit. Interested residents need to register on the city’s website. There is an annual fee of $20.  

Firefighters investigate 2-alarm structure fire in Roseville


Roseville fire crews battled a two-alarm structure Thursday morning and the cause remains under investigation. 

The fire was burning in the NRG European Massage business on Pleasant Grove Boulevard near Foothills Boulevard at 4 a.m.  

When crews first arrived the fire was fully involved, and a second alarm was requested as a precaution but never used. 

Roseville Fire said the blaze was quickly contained to just NRG European Massage. An orthodontist's office in the same building was not damaged.

The department said the 3,400 square foot building did not have fire sprinklers because the city's fire code didn't require sprinklers for buildings that small at the time it was built

Thousands expected to rock at Aftershock this weekend


Thousands of rock music lovers will be at Gibson Ranch in Elverta this weekend for the annual Aftershock festival. 

Those camping at the venue started arriving Friday as stages were constructed and sponsors set up for two days of welcoming fans.  

Roseville residents encouraged to offer input on water rate proposal


ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- A proposed water rate increase and structure is going before the Roseville City Council at an upcoming meeting. The public is encouraged to weigh in leading up the decision.

The City of Roseville is trying to cut back on water however and wherever they can. Earlier this month, they scaled back watering days to just one day per week. Now, they're also examining some proposed water rate hikes.

The two-year proposal includes a change from tiered to uniform rates and price hikes in use rates. City leaders said on their website the proposed water rate structure adjustments and price jumps are based on "an in-depth cost of service analyses conducted for the water utility."