Rock slide blocking parts of 299E near Hatchet Summit

HATCHET SUMMIT — CHP and CalTrans officials are working to remove several large rocks and boulders that are reportedly blocking parts of SR-299E, about two and a half miles east of Hatchet Summit, according to a CHP incident log. It was not immediately known if today’s rainfall, the first of what is expected to be ten days straight of rain, […]

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UPDATE: Body found in Burney Creek last March ID’d

BURNEY — Officials announced today that a man whose lifeless body was pulled from Burney Creek early last March has now been positively identified as 41-year-old, Derwin Dick Hall, of Redding. Hall’s body was discovered partially submerged within the swollen creek near the diversion dam below the Park Ave. bridge, Sunday, March 3. Witnesses at the scene later told SCNS […]

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Burney couple thwarts fuel theft from excavator parked near Britton Dam

BURNEY — An eagle-eyed Burney couple driving on a rural mountain roadway near Lake Britton Dam thwarted an attempted gas theft from a PG&E excavator yesterday morning, Saturday, May 4. Although the couple were not able to get a description of the man who fled the scene after realizing he had been caught in the act of siphoning the excavator’s […]

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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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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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BREAKING: “Mass Casualty Incident” declared after Burney crash involving Redding Hotshot fire crew

WRITER’S NOTE: From the outset, this accident was declared by the on-scene Incident Commander to be a “Mass Casualty Incident”, or MCI. A mass casualty incident, sometimes called a multiple-casualty incident, is any incident in which emergency medical resources, such as personnel and equipment, are overwhelmed by the number and severity of casualties. The term does NOT refer to fatalities, […]

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Local man arrested again after Burney school burglary

BURNEY — A Burney man, already known for committing crimes throughout the Intermountain area, was arrested again after allegedly breaking into, vandalizing, and burglarizing Burney High School’s maintenance shop early Monday morning, April 15. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: SCSO investigating man’s death, after found not breathing No injuries reported after rollover crash near Old Station Drunken Snapchatting leads to Redding […]

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Burney pastor pleads for information after burglars make off with “irreplaceable” items

BURNEY — A local pastor and long-time Burney resident is asking for the public’s help after burglars broke into Word of Life Assembly sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, April 6th or 7th. Although there is no surveillance footage of the burglary, the pastor has since learned that there was a report of three suspicious men seen walking […]

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No injuries after pickup with trailer plows into Burney tree

UPDATED/CORRECTED: Monday, April 8, 10:45 a.m., to reflect correct location in Burney, not Cassel. BURNEY — Emergency personnel are at the scene of a solo-vehicle crash in an unincorporated area of Burney that was reported this morning, Monday, April 8. The accident, which involved a pickup truck pulling a 32-foot trailer, happened on SR-89, near Hat Creek Ln., according to […]

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“My son is crushed. Again!” says one mom after second wave of vandalism at Burney’s Bailey Park

BURNEY — For the second time in as many months vandals have left a wake of broken and damaged children’s toys at Burney’s Bailey Park. Although it was not immediately known what day the vandalism happened, word of the most recent incident began to spread on social media yesterday afternoon, April 5. The same park, which sits on Bailey Ave., […]

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