Burglar who attacked Redding family with wrench arrested after dangerous pursuit

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say a man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a Redding home and attacking a terrified family with a large metal wrench earlier this morning, Friday, April 16. The violent incident happened at a private residence in the 19000 block of Hollow Lane, northwest of Collyer Drive and Ridgewood Road, according to officials. LEADING THE SCNS […]

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160+ mph pursuit from Mt. Shasta to Redding ends with arrests – Handgun, drugs, cash seized

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — Authorities say two men are in custody after a wild and dangerous high-speed pursuit that began near Mt. Shasta and tore through the Intermountain area before ending with a foot bail in Bella Vista earlier today, Friday, April 16. California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Ogden told SCNS this afternoon that the chase hit speeds in excess […]

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Highway renamed in honor of CDCR officer killed in Shasta County crash last year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Following the death of High Desert State Prison Correctional Officer Richard Bianchi Jr., who passed away after a solo-vehicle crash near Old Station in Shasta County last year, the Assembly Transportation Committee passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 32 by naming a highway in his honor on Monday, April 12. The bill was passed on a unanimous vote of […]

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UPDATE: Man fatally struck while pushing electric bicycle in Redding ID’d

UPDATED: Thursday, April 15, 1:45 p.m., With coroner’s release of victim’s name. Originally Published: Tuesday, April 13, 5:30 p.m. REDDING, Calif. –Authorities say a man pushing an electric bicycle was fatally struck by a car in the area of North Market Street, south of Caterpillar Road in Redding early Tuesday morning, April 13. SEE OTHER RECENT SCNS HEADLINE NEWS: Dunsmuir fall […]

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UPDATE: More details after rifle-wielding man who repeatedly shot at Redding officers fatally shot

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 7, 8:30 a.m., With additional details from Redding Police Department. Originally Published: Tuesday, April 6, 4:45 p.m. REDDING, Calif. — A man who fled from officers in a stolen pickup and later opened fire on them after crashing into another vehicle was eventually fatally shot as he fled on foot into a residential neighborhood while continuing to […]

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Redding man rams car through house he just tried to burn down

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say a man went on a violent and destructive rampage that left a home heavily damaged when he first attempted to burn the house down before he crashed a stolen vehicle into the residence just minutes later, early Tuesday morning, April 6. The bizarre incident, which led to a barricaded standoff at a private residence in […]

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Fake guns, real consequences, after recent Redding incidents

REDDING, Calif. — Two back-to-back Redding incidents involving realistic-looking replica firearms ended with the arrests of two men in Redding this past weekend. One of the incidents led to a nearly hour-long standoff with one of the men, who was seen waving what appeared to be a real handgun and pointing the suspected firearm at passing motorists. Another recent incident […]

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Woman seriously injured, airlifted after Burney incident, CHP investigating

BURNEY, Calif. — Officials today are continuing to investigate an incident that seriously injured a Burney woman last night, Saturday, April 3. The incident, which was initially reported as a vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run, allegedly happened in the area of Mountain View Road and Hudson Street, just north of Main Street. However, a CHP official today told SCNS, […]

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The Sky Blue mine and its 1860s origins

Author: Jeremy Tuggle – Education and Community Engagement Manager – Shasta Historical Society In 1863 Colonel William Magee, a noted surveyor, miner, prospector, and resident of Shasta, California, located the quartz vein of the Original Sky Blue mine of the Middle Creek mining district. After an examination of this vein, gold was extracted from it which yielded some lucrative high-grade […]

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Fleeing motorcyclist suffers major injuries in Redding crash

REDDING, Calif. — A motorcyclist who fled from a Redding traffic stop was seriously injured when he attempted to run a red light and plowed broadside into a passenger sedan Thursday afternoon, April 1.  After the major injury collision, which happened at the intersection of Eureka Way and Pioneer Drive, officers determined the rider, Hunter Dorsey, 24, of Redding, had […]

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