Last seen in Hat Creek area in 2020, rally & vigil planned for missing Pit River Tribal member Nick Patterson

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif., — Family, friends, and loved ones of a missing Pit River Tribal member who was last seen two years ago, in January 2020, are planning an advocacy rally and prayer vigil to bring awareness to his disappearance later this week. The event, which is scheduled for Wednesday morning, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m., will be held at […]

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One airlifted, four others hospitalized, after Shingletown head-on crash

SHINGLETOWN, Calif. — Authorities say five people were injured, including one who was airlifted from the scene with critical injuries, after a two-vehicle head-on collision in east Shingletown on Christmas day. The collision, which forced the hours-long closure of Hwy. 44, happened near Miller Ranch Road according to California Highway Patrol – Northern Division Air Operations, whose Aviation Officers were […]

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UPDATE: Hwy 89 reopened after Hat Creek multi-vehicle crash with double rollover

Writer’s Note: This is an early and breaking story based solely on official radio traffic and a CHP Incident Log. As such, some details could change as more information becomes available. UPDATED: Friday, Dec. 24, 12:49 p.m. See Original Story below. HAT CREEK, Calif., — CHP has updated that this accident resulted in minor injuries and that Hwy. 89 has […]

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McArthur man, 27, ID’d after found deceased under Burney Creek Bridge

UPDATED: Tuesday, Dec. 14, 7:01 p.m. See Original Story below. BURNEY, Calif., — Authorities have identified an Intermountain area man whose lifeless body was found under the Burney Creek Bridge last Wednesday morning, Dec. 8. As reported by SCNS at the time, the man’s body was discovered under the bridge, near the intersection of Main and Butte streets. LEADING THE […]

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Near collision on icy highway leaves truck dangling from Lake Britton Bridge

BURNEY, Calif., — No injuries were reported when the driver of a pickup truck swerved to avoid a collision with another vehicle and lost control on an icy section of SR-89 near Lake Britton early Friday morning, Dec. 3. The accident, which happened at the Lake Britton Bridge northeast of Burney, left the pickup truck dangling precariously from the bridge, […]

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Wanted Shasta Lake felon nabbed after Redding vehicle pursuit, foot chase

Writer’s Note: Due to confusion caused by multiple similar incidents that occurred on the evening of this incident, an earlier version of this report indicated that this pursuit ended with an arrest in the Oak Run area. That incident and arrest has since been confirmed to have been related to another, unrelated chase and apprehension.-TM REDDING, Calif., — Authorities say […]

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Oregon men identified after bodies found in Oak Run – Double murder investigation continuing

UPDATED: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 8:16 a.m., With release of victims’ names and other details. Originally Published: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 10:22 a.m. OAK RUN, Calif., — Officials have confirmed that what began as a suspicious death investigation has transitioned to a double murder investigation after two Oregon men were found deceased in the Oak Run area, south of Round Mountain, early […]

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Local teen shares what led him to organize winter driving safety clinic set for tomorrow

INTERMOUNTAIN AREA, Calif., — Still haunted by a rollover traffic accident that happened during heavy snowfall last January, a local high school student decided to turn his near-tragedy into something positive when he chose to conduct a winter driving safety clinic for his upcoming senior project. Saying the grief and strain his accident put on his mental health was the […]

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From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher: Burney & Big Valley win to advance 

From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher Both the Burney Raiders and Big Valley Cardinals won their opening-round games in the Northern Section CIF 8-man football playoffs last Friday. SEE OTHER RECENT “FROM THE BLEACHERS” ARTICLES: From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher: Prep football heading to exciting finish Burney Homecoming game canceled as Raiders forced to forfeit their last […]

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Burney business owner seriously injured after run over by car

BURNEY, Calif., — Authorities say the owner of a Burney automotive business was seriously injured when he was run over by an elderly driver yesterday afternoon, Friday, Oct. 5. The business owner was struck by the woman while attempting to guide her onto a car lift inside the location. The victim, Robert Watkins, 63, of Burney, was run over by […]

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