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Orangevale man arrested for "terroristic threats" to preschools and daycares

A man who was calling preschools and daycares in El Dorado County, threatening to harm staff and children, was arrested Wednesday. 

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office said they arrested 23-year-old Michael McDermot in connection to the terroristic threats.

Several area preschools temporarily close because of the threats. 

McDermot was booked in the local county jail on related charges.  

Sheriff John D'Agostini said he appreciates the support of the community and cooperative efforts of the Placerville and Folsom Police Departments. 

Time-lapse video illustrates Folsom Lake's dramatic water level drop

A video posted on Facebook shows the dramatic water level drop at Folsom Lake. 

Folsom man overcomes language barrier, rescues neighbor from burning home

An insurance broker who recorded video of an early-morning house fire to potentially help his neighbor with a claim ended up rescuing a woman who had remained inside the house as the flames spread.

Crews installing $3.5 million "insurance policy" at dry Folsom Lake

Folsom Lake is headed for a record low level, and for the first time in its 60 year history there's genuine worry the level could drop below the seven-foot diameter pipe that provides drinking water to 200,000 people.

Let's start with the good news: as bad as Folsom Lake looks today, current projections show it may not go as low as the Bureau of Reclamation thought it might just a couple of months ago.

"It's not as bad as we estimated it could be in a worst-case scenario, yes. But it's still very dry," Shane Hunt with the Bureau of Reclamation. 

And that's the bad news: Folsom Lake still appears to be headed to a record-low level.

When full, the lake level stands at 466 feet above sea level. On Thursday, it was at 363 feet.

Family of Folsom bullying victim received $1 million from school district

ID=21562087The family of a 12-year-old boy who took his own life in December 2014 after ongoing bullying accepted $1 million to settle their claim against the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. The family claimed the district failed to protect their son, Ronin Shimizu.

Shimizu was bullied before entering third grade at Russell Ranch School in Folsom, and even after he changed schools, the bullying continued the attorneys said.

Police investigate car crash in Folsom that killed lone driver

Police are investigating the cause behind a single car crashed along Folsom Boulevard early Wednesday morning, which killed the lone driver.

Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say determination, strength and a two-day crawl to a stream for water helped a 62-year-old woman survive while she was lost in the Sierra Nevada for nine days with a broken leg.

Fresno County sheriff's Deputy Jason Vinogradoff said Monday that Miyuki Harwood blew a whistle signaling her location to searchers in the wilderness.

She had become separated from fellow hikers and slipped on a rock, breaking her left leg. Vinogradoff says she described crawling for more than two days to lifesaving water in a stream.

She said she decided to find water rather than dying where she fell.

Vinogradoff says Harwood had warm clothing that got her through nighttime temperatures that hit freezing.