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3 days ago
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The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

May 4

7:30 a.m. Civil Standby, Keep the Peace in Plymouth on Bush Street. Caller has a court order to retrieve his belongings from his erstwhile domicile, though his old spouse and her new boyfriend won’t let the ex-husband in.

7:58 a.m. Suspicious Vehicle off Ridge Road in Pine Grove. It’s great...

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1 week ago
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The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

April 27

6:40 p.m. Disturbing the Peace of Meadow Pines Estates in Pioneer is a mother on a rice-throwing rampage. For now she’s only chucking food, but in the house are guns and knives, which may soon become her next projectiles of choice.

8:41 p.m. Suspicious Circumstances on Bobbie Lane in...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

Today is Tuesday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2015 with 233 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1922, the magazine Radio Broadcast commented, The rate of increase in the number who spend at least part of an evening listening to radio is almost incomprehensible.

In 1937, George VI was crowned king of England, succeeding his brother Edward, who abdicated to marry U.S. divorcee Wallis Simpson.

In 1949, Soviet authorities announced...

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2 weeks ago
Rollover accident on Ridge Road, Wednesday, May 6. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

A West Point woman remained under observation at Sutter Amador Hospital Wednesday afternoon, May 6, after crashing her car on Ridge Road. Gina Kenitzer, 54, of West Point, was headed west on Ridge Road when the accident occurred.

According to witnesses, she swerved, then slid into a ditch where she struck a pipe causing the car to flip into the air and then slide about 100 feet on its roof.

Kenitzer was taken by ambulance to Sutter Amador. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

Driver error and alcohol...

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2 weeks ago

The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

April 19

10:34 a.m. Burglary on Highway 88 in Ione. A house has been ransacked and unknown items are missing. Residence belongs to a mother who is now in the Kit Carson facility.

12:21 p.m. Disturbing the Peace on Sutter Ione Road in Sutter Creek. In a possible domestic dispute, the caller heard a...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

Today is Thursday, May 7, the 127th day of 2015 with 238 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1718, city of New Orleans was founded.

In 1789, the first U.S. presidential inaugural ball, celebrating the inauguration of George Washington, was conducted in New York City.

In 1824, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was performed for the first time.

In 1915, a German U-boat sank the British liner Lusitania off the coast of Ireland,...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

Today is Wednesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2015 with 239 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1863, Confederate forces commanded by Gen. Robert E. Lee routed Union troops under Gen. Joseph Hooker at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.

In 1915, Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox hit his first major league home run in a game against the New York Yankees.

In 1935, in the depths of the Depression, the Works Progress Administrat...

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3 weeks ago
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The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

April 9

Johnathan Gonzalez Galven, 25, Jackson; 7:55 p.m. on the 25 block of Main Street; Failure to appear; Violation of probation.

April 10

Jackson

Donald Keith Jones, 54, Morgan Hill; 3:45 p.m. at the Amador County Sheriff’s Office; Failure to appear; Misdemeanor warrant arrest.

April 14

Pioneer

Jamie Caine Ledbetter, 40, Pioneer; 10:22...

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Matthew Hedger
4 weeks ago

Today is Tuesday, April 28, the 118th day of 2015 with 247 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1788, Maryland ratified the U.S. Constitution, becoming the seventh state of the Union.

In 1789, the most famous of all naval mutinies took place aboard the HMS Bounty en route from Tahiti to Jamaica.

In 1930, the first night game in organized baseball history was played in Independence, Kan.

In 1945, fascist leader Benito...

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Matthew Hedger
4 weeks ago

Today is Monday, April 27, the 117th day of 2015 with 248 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives of the Philippine Islands during his attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the world. (His co-leader, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, completed the voyage in 1522.)

In 1749, George Frideric Handel's Fireworks Music was first performed.

In 1810, Ludwig van Beethoven...

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4 weeks ago
On left, Julius Nyerere, first president of Tanzania. Photo Courtesy Amador Ledger Dispatch History Department

Today is Sunday, April 26, the 116th day of 2015 with 249 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1607, the first British colonists to establish a permanent settlement in America landed at Cape Henry, Va.

In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, German-made planes destroyed the Basque town of Guernica, Spain.

In 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged, forming the country of Tanzania.

In 1986, a fire and explosion at the Soviet...

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04/23/2015 10:21 AM
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The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

April 8

9:39 a.m. Log Information at Jackson Valley Quarry. Blasting today between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

10:06 a.m. Violation of Court Order occurred at Lake Amador. Male texter violating temporary restraining order by texting, possibly stalking and trying to find out the caller’s address....

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Matthew Hedger
04/22/2015 1:40 PM

Today is Wednesday, April 22, the 112th day of 2015 with 253 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1500, Brazil was discovered by Pedro Alvarez Cabral.

In 1889, about 20,000 homesteaders massed along the border of the Oklahoma Territory, awaiting the signal to start the Oklahoma land rush.

In 1914, Babe Ruth made his professional baseball debut as a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.

In 1915, during World War I, German forces...

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Matthew Hedger
04/21/2015 8:22 AM
The Battle of San Jacinto

Today is Tuesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2015 with 254 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

In 1509, Henry VIII became king of England after his father, Henry VII, died.

In 1836, with the battle cry Remember the Alamo! Texas forces under Sam Houston defeated the army of Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Texas, opening the path to Texas independence.

In 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, German World War I...

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04/16/2015 11:23 AM
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Call Log: The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

April 1

6:48 a.m. Disturbing the Peace inside a house on Colt Drive, Sutter Creek, where a thirty-something is breaking things. She’s supposed to report to jail.

8:23 a.m. Animal Call on Old Ridge Road along which a black cow is making an escape.

11:50 a.m. Found Property Report. The...

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04/13/2015 1:38 PM
FDR dedicates the Jefferson Memorial

Today is Monday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2015 with 262 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

On this date in history: In 1742, George Frideric Handel's Messiah made its world premiere.

In 1943, the Jefferson Memorial was dedicated in Washington on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth.

In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win an Oscar for Best Actor, honored for his work in Lilies of the Field....

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04/09/2015 11:06 AM
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The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

April 3

Ione

Mary Lynn Bristow, 24, Acampo; 10:45 a.m. on the 105 block of East Jackson Street; Under the influence of a controlled substance.

Leslie Aileen Linstroth, 37, Citrus Heights; 6:22 p.m. on the Plymouth Highway and Preston; DUI.

Plymouth

Starla Ann Stewart, 27, Placerville; 11:43 p.m. on Miller Way and Highway 49; Possession of a...

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04/09/2015 10:58 AM
Rebekah London, 21. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified a woman killed earlier this week in a motorcycle accident on Highway 99 as 21-year-old Rebekah Rose London of Pine Grove. CHP Officer Michael Bradley said that at 9:15 p.m. Monday, motorcyclist Christopher Liby was riding northbound on Highway 99 approaching 47th Avenue when for unknown reasons his motorcycle went down. Liby and London, a passenger on the motorcycle, were thrown to the roadway. London was then struck numerous times by passing traffic and was pronounced dead at the... [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
04/09/2015 9:10 AM

Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015 with 266 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

In 1413, Henry V was crowned king of England.

In 1816, the first all-black U.S. religious denomination, the AME church, was organized in Philadelphia.

In 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia, bringing the Civil War to a close.

In 1866, the U.S....

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Matthew Hedger
04/06/2015 3:09 PM

Today is Monday, April 6, the 96th day of 2015 with 269 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

In 1814, Napoleon was exiled to Elba.

In 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was founded in a log cabin in Fayette, N.Y.

In 1851, Portland, Ore., was founded.

In 1868, Mormon Church leader Brigham Young married his 27th, and last, wife.

In 1896, the first modern Olympics formally opened at Athens, Greece. The Olympics...

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