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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Carbon Monoxide poisoning suspected after pair found dead in Hemet motel

HEMET — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people, whose lifeless bodies were found inside a Hemet motel room Friday afternoon, Nov. 29. Officials investigating the deaths say carbon monoxide build up within the room was the suspected cause of the pair’s deaths and that the couple may have tampered with the motel room’s heater prior to their passing. […]

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Man arrested after shots fired inside Shasta Lake home

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE — A man who was recently arrested and convicted for DUI and had a warrant for his arrest after failing to complete his court-ordered work days with the Sheriff’s Office as a result of his DUI conviction was arrested again after a violent handgun and baseball bat related incident Thanksgiving evening. According to officials the suspect, […]

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Caught sleeping in stolen motorhome, Norco man arrested

NORCO — Already out of jail on bond from another recent crime, a Norco man was arrested again after he was found sleeping with a female companion in a stolen motorhome, early Wednesday morning, Nov. 27. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Eleven suspected prostitutes swept up in Temecula sting Hit by car in Hemet, boy suffers broken leg, other injuries Hemet […]

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Eleven suspected prostitutes swept up in Temecula sting

TEMECULA — At the direction of recently elected Sheriff Chad Bianco, Temecula Sheriff Station’s Special Teams coordinated and conducted a prostitution sting that targeted men and women soliciting sexual favors in exchange for money in the city of Temecula, this week. The Tuesday, Nov. 26 vice operation resulted in eleven people being arrested for prostitution and other charges, according to […]

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Wanting to die “in a blaze of glory,” armed man forces Shasta College lock-down

REDDING — A suicidal man who was armed with multiple firearms and told officials he wanted to “go down in a blaze of glory” was hospitalized for a mental health evaluation after a Sheriff’s hostage negotiator managed to calm the subject and convinced him to exit his parked vehicle, where he had been pointing a gun at himself and threatening […]

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More than half-dozen wrecks wreak havoc on SR-89 – “Sheet-ice” reported

UPDATED: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 3:50 p.m., With additional details. As the first snow of the season began falling in and around the Intermountain area, east of Redding and south of Mt. Shasta, CHP and area tow companies found themselves overwhelmed with numerous crashes reported throughout the region. Within hours of the season’s first snowfall in the area, CHP began receiving […]

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Woman shot during botched Redding drug deal

Writer’s Note: Due to the ongoing and sensitive nature of Redding PD’s continuing investigation, some details regarding this incident, including the vehicle involved and suspect details – which were heard over official radio traffic during this incident – have been left out of this report at the request of law enforcement officials. -TM REDDING — Authorities are investigating the shooting […]

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