TONIGHT: Area residents invited to Burney “Town Hall” meeting – With multiple June candidates scheduled to attend

BURNEY, Calif., — Residents of Shasta County’s Intermountain communities and beyond are invited to attend tonight’s open-forum “Town-Hall” style meeting to meet some of the “non-established” candidates running in the June 7 elections. The meeting, which will be held this evening at the Burney VFW Hall, begins at 6 p.m. and will continue through 8 p.m. for all those interested […]

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Burney woman arrested with drugs and cash after 143 mph pursuit ends in crash near Johnson Park

BURNEY, Calif., — Authorities say a Burney woman who was out of jail on bail after being caught with a stolen vehicle in Lassen County was arrested after crashing while fleeing from a California Highway Patrol officer Wednesday, March 16. A passenger from the fleeing vehicle managed to elude capture after the crash and has not been identified. Last night’s […]

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Autistic toddler who wandered away from Round Mountain area home found safe

ROUND MOUNTAIN, Calif., — Reports of a 3-year-old non-verbal autistic boy who disappeared from his Round Mountain area residence kicked off a frantic, multi-agency search that ended when the young wanderer was located yesterday afternoon, Friday, March 11. The ensuing search focused on the area of Buzzard Roost Road where the child was last seen and continued until the missing […]

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Explosive materials found in Round Mountain barn destroyed during controlled detonations

ROUND MOUNTAIN, Calif., — Authorities say the discovery of explosive materials in a Round Mountain barn led to a large-scale, multi-agency response and the controlled detonation of the materials Monday, March 7. The four controlled detonations, along with the associated hours-long law enforcement and emergency personnel response and activities where the materials were detonated, caused concern for area residents not […]

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Minor injuries reported after SR-299E rollover west of Fall River Mills

UPDATED: Monday, March 7, 12:15 a.m., With additional witness statements. FALL RIVER MILLS, Calif. — A Yuba City mother and her two young children were lucky to escape serious injuries after their vehicle crashed and overturned between the Intermountain area towns Fall River Mills and Burney yesterday afternoon, Sunday, March 6. The solo-vehicle accident happened along a notoriously treacherous two-lane […]

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Missing Cassel woman, 71, found safe days after mental health crisis leads to her Redding arrest, then disappearance

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — A 71-year-old Cassel woman who disappeared in downtown Redding after she was arrested – and then released – following a reported confrontation with law enforcement officials has been found safe by family members. The woman’s arrest may have begun as confusion related to a hair appointment the woman thought she had, according to her family. After […]

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Deputies track down Burney student who claimed they were going to “shoot up the whole school” – Determine threat “not credible”

BURNEY, Calif., — Burney parents, students, and teachers alike are breathing a sigh of relief tonight after learning hours ago that a social media threat made toward Burney High School and its students was deemed not credible by sheriff’s officials. That determination was made after deputies tracked down the student who made the threat and determined they had no means […]

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Burney Elementary receives “Kindness Certified School” recognition as students help create a kinder world

BURNEY, Calif., — Burney Elementary School administrators were excited to share with SCNS today that the school was recently designated as a “Kindness Certified School” by the international non-profit Kids for Peace. “With everything going on in the world today, we can all really use some extra joy in our lives right now,” BES Principal Tara Aderman told SCNS. The […]

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UPDATE: SR-299E reopened after crash near Hatchet Summit forces partial closure

UPDATED: Monday, Jan. 31, 12:08 p.m., With road closure update. Originally Published: Monday, Jan. 30, 8:55 a.m. HATCHET SUMMIT, Calif., — SR-299E has reopened after a traffic collision near Hatchet Summit, about eight miles west of the Intermountain area town of Burney, forced the partial closure of the two-lane mountain roadway this morning, Monday, Jan. 31.  LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: […]

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Local woman arrested for DUI and child endangerment after Fall River Mills crash injures elderly victim

FALL RIVER MILLS, Calif., — A two-vehicle traffic collision in the Intermountain area town of Fall River Mills led to the arrest of a local woman Wednesday, Jan. 26. The crash, which sent an elderly woman to the hospital, happened on SR-299E near Rays Food Place. The allegedly intoxicated driver had a 5-year-old child in the vehicle with her at […]

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