From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher: The Original Four

BURNEY, Calif., — With the opening of Burney Jr/Sr High School some 50-plus years ago (and shortly thereafter), four men came to the school and set the standard for Raider athletics. These four could be deemed the Godfather’s of Raider athletics – that coupled with their teaching skills – led many of their student/athletes to a better life having experienced […]

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Anderson motel disturbance leads to arrests, recovery of stolen property

ANDERSON, Calif., — Authorities say a disturbance at an Anderson Motel 6 early Saturday morning, Sept. 4, led to the discovery of property stolen during a recent string of local vehicle burglaries. During a search of the motel room where the disturbance was reported, officers also located drug paraphernalia and brass knuckles, and ultimately arrested a wanted felon and woman […]

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No injuries reported after truck stuck on Redding RR tracks leads to fiery collision

REDDING, Calif., — A man whose pickup truck became stuck on a set of Redding railroad tracks was lucky to escape uninjured when his vehicle was struck by a passing Amtrak train early Friday morning, Sept. 3. Although the victim’s truck exploded upon impact and was fully engulfed in flames within moments, the driver had already exited the vehicle; which […]

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UPDATE: Stabbed by Redding juvenile last month, homeless Auburn man, 56, dies from injuries

REDDING, Calif., — City of Redding Police officials were saddened to announce yesterday the death of a homeless man who was stabbed during a violent encounter with a juvenile during what they previously described as an “apparently unprovoked knife attack” that occurred last month. The victim, 56-year-old, Felix Ramirez, of Auburn, California, had remained in critical condition until his passing […]

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Redding PD officer welcomed as newest Shasta County Bomb Squad member

REDDING, Calif., — Redding Police Department was excited yesterday to announce the assignment of one of their own to the Shasta County Bomb Squad. In a social media release, Redding Police Department said Officer Eva Smith recently completed an extensive training program at the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School (HDS) in Huntsville, Alabama, and will now be bringing back the latest extensive bomb […]

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OP/ED: Congressman Doug LaMalfa on Afghanistan “tragedy”

Submitted by: Office of Congressman Doug LaMalfa Throughout the last few weeks, I have watched Afghanistan descend into disarray with sadness, embarrassment, and anger. It truly did not have to turn out like this. As the last of our troops were flown out of Afghanistan this week, I felt the need to share my thoughts with you all on this […]

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Burney now 2-0 after 22-14 Fair Bowl win

BURNEY, Calif., — The Burney Raiders picked up their second win of the young football season here Wednesday night, grinding out a 22-14 win over the visiting Big Valley Cardinals in the annual Inter-Mountain Fair Bowl. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Minor injuries reported after Anderson collision destroys RR traffic control arm, signal “Vague threat” leads to increased police presence, investigation […]

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COVID strikes again… Fall River cancels games due to continuing pandemic

From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher McARTHUR, Calif., — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis has once again hit our local student/athletes, as the Fall River Bulldogs have been forced to cancel their opening night football games originally planned for Wednesday (Sept. 1) in Alturas against the Modoc Braves. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Minor injuries reported after […]

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“Vague threat” leads to increased police presence, investigation at Anderson High School

ANDERSON, Calif., — Parents and students alike may have noticed a significant increase in police presence at and around Anderson High School today after an investigation was launched into a “vague threat of violence” made by a subject while on the school’s campus yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 31. Officials have not specified the type or nature of threat made against the […]

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From the Bleachers – with Ron Mosher

From the Bleachers – With Ron Mosher BURNEY – After a 16-month lapse of local high school football, the Burney Raiders restarted their football program with a 44-33 victory over visiting Tulelake here Friday night. Getting back into gridiron action after the lengthy COVID-19 pandemic layoff, players, coaches and fans were celebrating not only the return of football, but also […]

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