Wildomar man, 24, dead after fiery wreck leaves car dangling from I-15 overpass

WILDOMAR, Calif. — A driver who was left trapped inside the burning and mangled wreckage of his vehicle later died from his extensive injuries after an early morning, solo-vehicle wreck in Wildomar Saturday, Feb. 27. Due to the vehicle’s precarious position and difficulty securing it, firefighters spent several hours working to extricate the victim after the accident, which happened at […]

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Convicted arsonist arrested again for setting Anderson fires

ANDERSON, Calif. — Already on probation for a prior arson conviction, a knife-wielding and wanted felon was arrested for arson again after he was seen starting fires in a gully near the Tractor Supply business in the 1900 block of Marx Way in Anderson yesterday morning, Sunday, Feb. 28. The fires that led to the man’s arrest were reported within […]

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Reports of shots fired at Redding arson fire hamper rescue efforts – Woman arrested

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say that reports of shots fired at an east Redding home that a woman set ablaze slowed firefighter’s suppression efforts and ultimately led to the arrest of a woman yesterday morning, Sunday, Feb. 28. The alleged arsonist later attempted to grab an officer’s gun while being treated at an area hospital and had to be physically […]

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Sheriff’s officials suffer major injuries, two others killed, after Amazon delivery van plows into Jurupa Valley accident scene

UPDATED: Monday, March 1, 12 p.m., With additional details from CHP. Originally Published Feb. 28, 11:34 p.m. JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. – Authorities say two citizens were killed and two Sheriff’s officials sustained major injuries after a delivery van plowed into a patrol vehicle parked at the scene of an earlier reported vehicle accident in Jurupa Valley Saturday evening, Feb. 27. The […]

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One dead after ATV crash near Lakehead

LAKEHEAD, Calif. — Authorities have confirmed a person was killed after an all-terrain vehicle crash near the McCloud Bridge Day Use Area east of Lakehead, yesterday afternoon, Saturday, Feb. 28. The fatal, solo-vehicle crash happened in the area of Gilman and Fenders Ferry roads, about 45 miles northeast of Redding. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Woman killed crossing Redding street The life […]

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DUI suspected after deadly Hemet crash that killed local man, 58

UPDATED: Sunday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m., With additional witness statements, photos.UPDATED: Sunday, Feb. 28, 4:30 p.m., With Hemet PD release of information.UPDATED: Sunday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., With addition of video from scene. HEMET, CALIF. — One person was killed and another was airlifted with serious injuries after a two-vehicle head-on crash in Hemet yesterday afternoon, Saturday, Feb. 28. Witnesses say […]

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Redding traffic stop leads to fentanyl, heroin, meth seizure – Felon arrested

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say a traffic stop in the City of Redding led to the narcotics trafficking and sales-related arrest of a local felon Tuesday, Feb. 23. The stop that led to the arrest happened in the area of Parkview Avenue and State Street, according to officials. This week’s arrest follows on the heels of another “significant” bust that […]

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“Significant” amount of fentanyl seized in Redding trafficking investigation

REDDING, Calif. — Following countless recent fentanyl-related overdoses throughout the North State region and nation, including a suspected fentanyl overdose that left three men dead inside a Redding home last January, Redding Police Department is continuing to focus on the deadly drug and announced yesterday the arrest of two people accused of trafficking a “significant” amount of fentanyl into the […]

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The life and times of William B. Smith (1859-1917)

Author: Jeremy Tuggle – Education and Community Engagement Manager – Shasta Historical Society William B. Smith was born to Gottlieb George Kaylor Smith and Elizabeth Jane (Lamberson) Smith, at Eagle Creek (now Ono) on May 10, 1859, and during the following year the Smith’s settled their family at Horsetown. He was the fourth of ten children born to his parents. […]

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HUSD students place gold, silver, in Air Force Association’s Cybersecurity competition

HEMET, Calif. — On January 23, 2021, students enrolled in Cybersecurity at Hemet High School finished in the gold and silver tiers at the Air Force Association’s Cyberpatriot state competition. Over 3,000 students from across the nation competed in CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity […]

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