Area residents invited to Burney meeting on how to reduce wildfire risks

BURNEY — With the next fire season quickly approaching, residents from throughout the Intermountain area are invited to attend an upcoming public meeting that will be focusing on reducing fire danger risks. The meeting, scheduled for May 13, at Burney’s Veteran’s Memorial Hall from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., is being hosted by Burney Basin Fire Safe Council, Burney Chamber […]

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Man charged with kidnapping, ramming APD SUV, after pursuit

ANDERSON — A Redding man was arrested after leading Anderson police officers on a dangerous pursuit early this morning, Saturday, May 4. During the chase, the alleged suspect rammed an Anderson PD patrol SUV, before fleeing on foot into an apartment complex. He was apprehended after a short foot pursuit, according to officials. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: More details after […]

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ShasCo to test new interactive map at tomorrow’s Boomtown Parade

SHASTA COUNTY — The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, along with Shasta County Fire (SCFD) will conduct a beta test using an interactive map during the Shasta Boomtown Parade on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The purpose of the test is to utilize existing technology through cellular capabilities to collect data, and forward that information to a command […]

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More details after Redding Hotshot crew crash injures 11

BURNEY — More details have emerged after Tuesday afternoon’s head-on, rollover traffic collision involving a U.S. Forest Service Hotshot crew and a passenger vehicle in the small mountain Intermountain community of Burney. This week’s crash injured eleven people, including all ten crew members of the Interagency Hotshot fire crew, which is based out of Redding and was reportedly returning to […]

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Officer, homeowner hospitalized after Redding man goes on biting rampage

REDDING — An alleged intoxicated driver who crashed into two cars and a light pole before kicking his way into a Redding residence and attacking the homeowner – biting him repeatedly in the face and body – was arrested after violently resisting and fighting with officers who responded to the emergency. The crashes and violent attack happened Wednesday evening, May […]

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BREAKING: Officials close 299E in Bella Vista after suspicious device located, detonated

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 1, 1 p.m. With additional details from scene regarding detonation and road re-opening. BELLA VISTA — Bomb Squad members and other authorities are at the scene of a possible pipe bomb that was reportedly discovered this morning, Wednesday, May 1. Radio traffic and witnesses at the scene have indicated the suspicious device was found by a CalTrans […]

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Found early March, Burney Creek body yields many clues, no answers

BURNEY — Nearly two months after a man’s lifeless body was found inside Burney Creek, officials are still working diligently to learn the identity of the victim. Although a full determination of the man’s cause of death is still pending toxicology results, foul play is not suspected to be a factor in the unidentified man’s death, according to Shasta County […]

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Knife-wielding man arrested after Shasta Lake standoff

CITY OF SHASTA LAKE — A probationer who reportedly held a knife to a woman’s throat while threatening to kill her was arrested after a brief standoff in the 4000 block of Parker St., in the City of Shasta Lake, Saturday evening, April 27. The alleged suspect, who was reportedly suffering “an unknown mental breakdown,” was apprehended with the use […]

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UPDATE: Anderson standoff with sword-wielding “sovereign citizen” ends with arrest

UPDATED: Friday. April 26, 5:30 p.m. See Original and Updated Story below. ANDERSON — Authorities have identified a 63-year-old, self-proclaimed “sovereign citizen” who held deputies and other officials at bay for about 35 minutes earlier this afternoon. During the dangerous, roadside standoff, the man was described as “thrashing around” a weapon later described as a “large, three-foot long sword.” The […]

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Sale of “super cute” jeans leads to most wanted capture

ANDERSON — A Cottonwood woman trying to sell a “super cute” pair of jeans ended up in handcuffs instead when she agreed to sell the pants to a person who later turned out to be an undercover Anderson police officer. The woman, who had an extensive arrest history as well as five active arrest warrants, was also formerly featured as […]

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