SHASTA LAKE: Officials investigating after college student, 21, found dead during frat event

SHASTA LAKE — A 21-year-old University of Oregon student, visiting Shasta Lake for an annual fraternity event, was found dead in his sleeping bag Saturday morning. He was discovered the morning after reportedly spending the previous day and night consuming alcohol, according to other students and witnesses. Gooseneck Cove Boat-In Campground, where the victim was found, is one of four […]

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ANDERSON: Dangers, questions remain after hundreds of pounds of explosives found

UPDATED: Saturday, Mar. 3, 11:30 p.m. SEE ORIGINAL STORY AND UPDATES BELOW ANDERSON — Shasta County’s Director of Emergency Services has declared a local emergency following last Tuesday’s discovery of several hundred pounds of explosives inside an outbuilding/barn on a rural property at 5747 Happy Valley Road in Anderson. The explosives were discovered by deputies during a residential burglary investigation and their unexpected discovery prompted the mandatory evacuations of nearly 100 homes […]

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UPDATED: Officials ID body of man found floating in Shasta Lake

UPDATED: Friday, Feb. 23, 11:30 p.m. with victim’s identification. SHASTA LAKE — Officials are conducting a death investigation after a fisherman found a man’s body floating in the northern end of the Sacramento Arm of Shasta Lake, Tuesday, Feb. 20. Shasta County Coroner’s officials later identified the victim as 60-year-old, William Alan Beckwith, of Corning. According to Coroner’s officials a postmortem examination has been […]

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ANDERSON: Woman, 84, arrested after firing gun at couple and three children, 8-10

ANDERSON — An 84-year-old Anderson woman – angry over noise she said was being caused children riding off-road motorcycles – allegedly shot at a couple and their three children and was later arrested. The neighbor dispute happened on the 16000 block of Dot Lane, southeast of Saddle Trail and Laverne Lane in Anderson. According to officials the argument that led to the shooting […]

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LAKEHEAD: Two arrested, one still sought, after kidnap and robbery related pursuit

LAKEHEAD — Two people are in custody and officials are seeking a third subject after the three allegedly kidnapped and robbed an elderly man before leading officials on a pursuit through numerous communities covering two counties, Saturday, Dec. 30. The pursuit ended near a gated community in Tehama County after a Shasta County sheriff’s deputy used a pursuit intervention maneuver to […]

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ANDERSON: Probationer arrested after search uncovers weapons, ammunition

ANDERSON — Sheriff and Probation Department officials arrested a probationer after they found him to be in possession of weapons and ammunition in violation of the terms of his probation, Tuesday, Oct. 31. The man was arrested at his residence on the 5700 block of Olive Street in Anderson. Deputies from the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the […]

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Wanted felon arrested after dangerous City of Shasta Lake pursuit

SHASTA LAKE – Deputies arrested a man after he led them on a dangerous vehicle pursuit through a residential neighborhood, Sunday, May 22. During the chase, the man – who was later identified as Michael Brian Chandler, 28, of Shasta Lake – drove without regard for the safety of other citizens or pursuing lawmen. “Chandler drove in excess of 50 mph […]

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