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Ono standoff, SWAT call-out ends after shot fired at deputies

ONO — A Shasta County probationer and wanted felon who fired a shot at deputies trying to apprehend the man was arrested after an hours-long barricaded standoff in Ono last night, Sunday, Jan. 26. During the lengthy standoff the man who was arrested, 31-year-old, Jake Matthew Houser, barricaded himself inside an unoccupied cabin; “claiming he was heavily armed, the house […]

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Two dead after Winchester head-on crash

WINCHESTER — Two drivers were killed in a two-vehicle, head-on crash in Winchester early Friday morning, Jan. 24, according to the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire officials. The fatal crash, which happened on Winchester Rd., just north of Scott Rd., was the first of two deadly accidents in southwest Riverside County Friday that killed a total of four people. The other […]

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Prowler pulls gun-shaped lighter on homeowner – who responds with own, real gun

REDDING — A suspected Redding prowler learned the hard way not to brandish a gun-shaped lighter on a homeowner – who happened to be a concealed weapon permit holder – and responded by pulling out his own, very real handgun and chasing the would-be burglar from his neighborhood this morning, Saturday, Jan. 24. Although no shots were fired during the […]

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UPDATE: More details emerge after sisters killed in Menifee crash that critically injured their mother

UPDATED: Sunday, Jan. 26, 2:50 p.m. See Original Story below. MENIFEE — A second victim has died after a three-vehicle wreck in Menifee that also critically injured the two sister’s mother Friday night, Jan. 24. According to the victims’ grieving family, the trio were returning home from their “weekly bingo run” when a speeding motorist plowed into the back of […]

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Wanted felon arrested after APD pursuit into Happy Valley

ANDERSON — Authorities arrested a wanted felon they say fled from a traffic stop before crashing his car and fleeing on foot late last night, Friday, Jan. 24. Despite attempting to hide inside a nearby parked car, the alleged suspect was apprehended with the use of Anderson PD’s K-9 “Aero”, according to officials who later announced the successful tracking and […]

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“American Farmer” exhibit to go on display at Temecula Valley Museum

TEMECULA — The Temecula Valley Museum is excited to announce a new exhibit,  American Farmer, coming to the location at the end of January. The exhibition, which was curated and organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance, presents a collection of portraits showing the geographic and cultural diversity of the American Farmer. The temporary exhibit will be on […]

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Speeding truck plows into CHP vehicle working at scene of other crash

SAN JACINTO — A CHP officer and juvenile Explorer Scout on a ride along were both hospitalized but later released after an “errant driver” lost control of his pickup and plowed into their parked patrol vehicle, early Wednesday evening, Jan. 22. The officer and explorer had been assisting other officers at the scene of another, unrelated collision and were preparing […]

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Off-roaders rescued after hours-long ShasCo search

MONTGOMERY CREEK — Authorities say Search and Rescue members and other emergency personnel were instrumental in helping to locate and rescue two off-road enthusiasts after their side-by-side utility vehicle suffered a mechanical failure, leaving the pair stranded for several hours Tuesday evening, Jan. 21. The pair, who are both Cal Fire firefighters, reportedly spent about seven hours walking back toward […]

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RPD arrests woman, 29, charged in Weed man’s 2012 murder

REDDING –A Weed woman with ties to Redding and Shasta County was arrested last Saturday evening, Jan. 18, on a years-old murder warrant, SCNS learned last week. The warrant stemmed from the March, 2012 robbery and beating death of 83-year-old, Henry Mariani, of Weed. Another suspect in Mariani’s 2012 murder, Darryl James Lawrence – who was 38 at the time […]

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