Big-rig takes out Palo Cedro power pole, fence

PALO CEDRO — Officials are continuing to work at the scene of a tractor trailer combo that crashed into and knocked down a power pole in Palo Cedro shortly before noon today, Tuesday, Dec. 10. No injuries were reported after the collision, which happened along the Deschutes Rd. off ramp for SR-44, according to a CHP incident log. LEADING THE […]

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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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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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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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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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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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UPDATE: Anderson pair fatally ejected when car careens off highway ID’d

UPDATED: Monday, Nov. 25, 1:20 p.m. See Original Story below. REDDING — Authorities have released the identities of an Anderson pair who died after their vehicle careened off the ramp connecting northbound Interstate 5 with westbound Highway-44, in Redding. Although the crash was discovered around 9 a.m. Sunday morning, officials believe the deadly accident happened sometime overnight. Officials who responded […]

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UPDATE: Alert citizens credited after Redding home invasion suspect captured

UPDATED: Monday, Nov. 25, 10:30 a.m. See Original Story below. REDDING — A man who officials say entered an elderly Redding woman’s home and robbed her of her money before stealing her vehicle was arrested several hours after the ordeal that left the 79-year-old victim shaken, but otherwise uninjured. Radio traffic at the time of the incident indicated the victim […]

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FRM man in stolen car leads officers on 95 mph pursuit

REDDING — Already on probation for carjacking, a Fall River Mills man who led officers on a short, high speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle was arrested again early Saturday morning, Nov. 23. The pursuit, which began when an officer spotted the stolen car leaving the Win-River Casino in Redding and hit speeds of 95 mph, lasted about three minutes […]

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Citizens chase, capture Redding burglar who stole woman’s purse

REDDING — A Redding probationer was arrested after citizens chased him down and detained him for officers, after catching the man burglarizing a vehicle and stealing a woman’s purse Wednesday morning, Nov. 20. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Knife-wielding man arrested after Redding Library attack Witnesses stop attack after Redding money dispute leads to stabbing 6th annual “Ignite Opportunity” event introduces […]

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