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Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

Man dies in multi-car crash in El Dorado County

A 58-year-old man was killed in a car crash after veering into oncoming traffic in El Dorado County on Sunday. He was later identified as James D. Kuehn from Shingle Springs. 

California Highway Patrol Sgt. Chris Sahagan said the crash, involving three cars, happened when Kuehn crossed double-yellow lines in the road near Cothrin Ranch Road and swiped a Chevy Malibu. Kuehn's car spun and struck a Mercedes sedan head on.

Sahagan said it's unknown why he allowed his Toyota MR2 to veer into the opposite lane. Kuehn was pronounced dead at the scene and no one else was hurt in the accident. 

The accident happened northbound on Latrobe Road, in a rural area south of El Dorado Hills. 

School district: Superintendent's second DUI arrest "unfortunate"

The El Dorado County Office of Education has released a statement calling Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Meyers' second DUI arrest "unfortunate."

The office of education also said it will continue to work with Meyers, who is an elected official and not an office of education employee. The statement was released Friday.

"The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) has learned that County Superintendent Jeremy M. Meyers was arrested yesterday afternoon for driving under the influence. While unfortunate, we will continue to work together and deliver high-quality support to our county-wide programs, school districts and community."

El Dorado County Superintendant of Schools arrested for 2nd DUI

El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Meyers was arrested on suspicion of a driving under the influence Thursday afternoon.

The sheriff's office said he was booked into jail with a $17,000 dollar bond.

Meyers, 45, was arrested for a previous DUI on June 9. He was appointed Superintendent of El Dorado County Office of Education in 2013, serving the county's 15 school districts.

2 killed, others injured after accident near Placerville



Two people died in a crash along Highway 49 south of Placerville around 6 a.m. on Tuesday near China Hill Road. 

High schooler arrested in connection to child porn



SHINGLE SPRINGS — A third arrest connected to child pornography was made among students at Ponderosa High School in a week’s time on Tuesday.

Ponderosa High School student arrested for alleged possession of child pornography

A 16-year-old Ponderosa High School student was arrested Tuesday for allegedly possessing child pornography and sexual battery, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office.

Sergeant Todd Hammitt said school resource officers were notified that a male student was reportedly showing naked photos of an underage female to other students.

An investigation lead officials to the suspects cell phone where the photos were found. Further investigating revealed the suspect allegedly touched a different female student inappropriately on campus.

The suspect was booked into the El Dorado County Juvenile Hall. No other information has been released at this time.