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Search for driver who fatally struck Hemet pedestrian continuing

HEMET — Authorities in Hemet are investigating a hit and run that left a man dead last night, Friday, Dec. 6. Officials have not yet publicly identified the victim and are continuing to search for information about the deadly accident, which happened inside a residential neighborhood on Wetherly St., between W. Johnston Ave. and Warley Rd. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: […]

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Rollover crash scatters cattle across 299E

LASSEN COUNTY — CHP and other emergency personnel remain at the scene of a rollover traffic accident involving a tractor-trailer combo that overturned while transporting cattle this morning, Friday, Dec. 6. The accident happened along SR-299E, near Six-Mile Corner, between the communities of Bieber and Adin. Although the driver of the big-rig was reportedly not seriously injured in the crash, […]

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Pair in stolen car crashes into ambulance & flees from CHP before rollover crash

Two men who were driving a stolen car when they crashed into an AMR ambulance working at the scene of an Aguanga crash were critically injured after attempting to flee the scene and leading officers on a pursuit that ended in a second, rollover crash in Anza, Thursday evening, Dec. 5. Both men from the stolen vehicle were ejected when […]

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Redding’s Christmas Tree: A Local Tradition Since 1919

Guest Writer Spotlight: Jeremy M. Tuggle – Shasta Historical Society A crowd gathers to attend the lighting of the Redding Christmas tree in 1933. The tree is topped with a neon star. Courtesy of Shasta Historical Society. This holiday favorite was originated in 1919 by the Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), who cut the first evergreen to be placed […]

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Happy Valley traffic stop uncovers sawed-off shotgun – Woman arrested

HAPPY VALLEY — An Anderson woman was arrested Thursday evening, Nov. 28, after her male companion fled from a traffic stop in Happy Valley, leaving her to take the fall for a sawed-off shotgun that deputies found inside her SUV. Despite an hours-long search, the man who fled from the vehicle was not identified or located, according to officials. LEADING […]

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Community invited to 38th Annual Redding Lighted Christmas Parade

REDDING — The 38th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held in the downtown area of Redding on Saturday, Dec. 7. The parade is scheduled to begin at 6 pm and is expected to conclude at 9 pm. The theme for this year’s event is Hometown Holidays, which was suggested by theme contest winner and $100 prize recipient Lynn Belvins,  […]

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Drag marks in Burney snow lead deputies to stolen copper wire

BURNEY — Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon,  Dec 1, after deputies investigating a commercial burglary and theft of copper wire followed drag marks left in the day’s heavy snow to a Johnson Park residence. The home is more than four miles from where about 500 pounds of copper had been stolen, according to officials. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Man […]

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The Lorenz Hotel

Guest Writer Spotlight: Jeremy M. Tuggle: Shasta Historical Society An iconic and historic building in downtown Redding, the Lorenz hotel, with an engraved date of 1901 on the front top of the building. This photograph was taken by Jeremy Tuggle on October 31, 2019. The present-day Lorenz hotel is located at 1509 Yuba Street in Redding. It is currently owned […]

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Enjoy the heartwarming tale of “Carrie’s Christmas Tree”

Adapted from a story as told by Dottie Smith via Facebook: Former Shasta County history instructor at Shasta College and Simpson University, Dottie Smith loves delving into the county’s rich and colorful history and she enjoys sharing her findings and stories with others via social media and other means. Saying, “It’s that special time of the year again,” Smith recently […]

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UPDATE: Wanted felon nabbed after Montgomery Creek Market shooting

UPDATED: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 12 p.m. See Original Story below. MONTGOMERY CREEK — A wanted felon with multiple warrants – who officials allege fired a rifle at another man in a Montgomery Creek business parking lot last Wednesday evening, Nov. 27 – was apprehended by officials during a Burney traffic stop Tuesday, Dec. 3. The man, 24-year-old, Shane Montgomery, of […]

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