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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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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UPDATE: Officials confirm BHO lab caused Johnson Park trailer explosion – Suspects ID’d

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 30, 11:13 a.m. See Original Story below. JOHNSON PARK, Calif. — In the wake of an explosion that occurred inside an RV-style travel trailer at the Lamplighter Mobile Home Park in Johnson Park last Saturday night, authorities have announced that a Butane Honey Oil lab was the official cause of the explosion that destroyed the trailer and […]

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Old Station armed standoff, SWAT callout, ends with man’s arrest

OLD STATION, Calif. — Authorities say a man who violently fought with and then pulled a knife and threatened a deputy during an Old Station disturbance investigation was eventually apprehended after an hours-long standoff and SWAT callout yesterday morning, Wednesday, March 24. The alleged suspect, Benjamin W. Elliott, 41, of Old Station, was coaxed out of his residence by crisis […]

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BREAKING: Homicide investigation underway after Burney man’s death

BURNEY, Calif. — Although Shasta County Sheriff’s Office officials have said they were not yet ready to release any specific details or information, an SCSO Sergeant confirmed to SCNS this afternoon that a homicide investigation is underway in the small, Intermountain area town of Burney. The victim, confirmed as Mark Anderson, of Burney, recently died after an unspecified altercation that […]

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Prayer vigil and rally for missing Pit River Tribal member Nick Patterson to be held today

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — Concerned family and friends who have been searching for missing Pit River Tribal member Nick Patterson, 26, who has been missing since January, 2020, are holding a prayer vigil and rally for the missing man today, Saturday March 20. The rally is scheduled to go from 3 p.m. until sunset. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Gunfire within […]

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New details released as family pleads for justice after fatal Burney hit and run

BURNEY, Calif. — When Melissa Sweet moved to the Intermountain community of Hat Creek more than 20 years ago, she was drawn to the secluded and rural mountain area by the quiet and slow pace of mountain living. With the nearest town of Burney just a few miles away, Melissa thought the area would be the perfect community to bring […]

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Driver sought after hit and run kills Burney woman, 63

BURNEY, Calif. — Authorities say a 63-year-old Burney woman was fatally struck by a driver who then fled the scene of the deadly collision last night, Thursday, March 11. The fatal incident happened on SR-299E near Hudson Street. Witnesses to the incident have said the vehicle struck and dragged the victim, before leaving her to die in the middle of […]

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No injuries after vehicle crashes through Fall River Mills fence

FALL RIVER MILLS, CALIF. — No injuries were reported after the driver of a vehicle lost control and smashed through a fence in Fall River Mills earlier this afternoon, Thursday, March 11. According to a CHP incident log, the solo-vehicle crash happened in the area of Reynolds Road and SR-299E, between 5th and 8th streets. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: No injuries […]

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