Local fisherman’s body recovered after Round Mountain drowning

ROUND MOUNTAIN, Calif. — Authorities say the desperate search for a man who fell into the water while fishing and was swept away by the fast-moving current late Thursday morning, April 2, ended when the victim’s lifeless body was later found and pulled from the frigid water about an hour later. The deadly accident happened at a popular local fishing […]

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Kimball Plains: Exploring the history of a former western Shasta County settlement

Above: Major Gorham G. Kimball a co-owner of the Cone & Kimball Company of Red Bluff, Tehama County, California. From the Red Bluff Daily News newspaper edition of Red Bluff, December 22, 1904. Kimball Plains was one of the smaller settlements of the Bald Hills in western Shasta County, which was located seven miles west of Cottonwood. Business partners, Joseph […]

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Ignoring stay-at-home order, teen falls from Civic Auditorium

CORRECTION: This accident happened at the Redding Civic Auditorium, not Dollar General as previously reported.-TM REDDING, Calif. — Despite the ongoing statewide COVID-19 related stay-at-home order, a 19-year-old was seriously injured when he fell from a raised section of the Redding Civic Auditorium late last night, Wednesday, April 1. The accident sent the victim to the hospital with facial and […]

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Kids playing with matches spark Johnson Park fire

JOHNSON PARK — Authorities say unattended children playing with matches sparked a small fire in Johnson Park that led to a large emergency response Monday afternoon, March 30. No injuries were reported and no property was damaged as a result of the fire, which led to the children’s parents being contacted. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: One dead after car soars […]

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Burney pharmacist ID’d after deadly Bella Vista crash

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 1, 11:55 a.m. See Original Story below. BELLA VISTA, Calif. — Authorities have identified a man killed Saturday evening in the Bella Vista area, March 28, after his vehicle soared off SR-99E and crashed into several trees. The victim killed in the crash, who has since been identified as 43-year-old, Tilak Madhukar Baviskar, of Yuba City, worked […]

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Shasta County gun stores to remain open as “essential services” amid COVID-19 scare

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — Saying, “Our way of life in this rural county warrants this decision,” Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini announced today that stores that sell guns and ammunition in Shasta County fall within the “essential services” for the county and at his direction will be allowed to remain open for business. Magrini’s decision follows yesterday’s announcement from California […]

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Food delivery now available for “isolated and vulnerable” ShasCo residents

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — As the Covid-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place order continues to affect residents throughout the state, Shasta County Health and Human Services has announced that Shasta Tehama Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) will now be coordinating supplemental food distribution and delivery to isolated seniors, those with disabilities, and the medically vulnerable within Shasta County. LEADING THE SCNS […]

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Redding dinner brawl leads to shots fired, father arrested

REDDING — Authorities say a dinner-time brawl between a father and son led to the father’s arrest after the man, a convicted felon, pulled a gun and fired numerous rounds at his son Friday evening, March 20. The son was uninjured during the violent confrontation, which happened at a private residence on the 1700 block of Henry Ave., in Redding. […]

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Burney parolee in stolen car nabbed after pursuit, crash

BURNEY — A parolee driving a stolen car who fled from deputies was arrested after crashing and fleeing on foot last night, Thursday, March 19. Despite five prior felony convictions, the Burney resident arrested after the pursuit was found to be in possession of pepper spray, in violation of his parole terms. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Two-vehicle Burney crash leads […]

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ShasCo jail inmate visits suspended amidst growing coronavirus concerns

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — Amidst growing concerns of how to mitigate the potential for spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Custody Division announced today that the county would be temporarily suspending all inmate visitation at the county’s sole jail facility, effective this morning at 8 a.m. Although no inmates currently housed at the Shasta County Jail […]

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