Two-vehicle Burney crash showers pedestrians with flying debris

BURNEY — A Burney woman and her grandson preparing to cross Main St. in Burney escaped injury when they were nearly struck by flying debris after a two-vehicle, rear-end collision late Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 7. The minor injury collision happened along SR-299E at Plumas St., in front of Tri Counties Bank. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: On the run 14 years, […]

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One dead after fire rips through San Jacinto home

SAN JACINTO — One person was killed after flames ripped through a San Jacinto residence on the 600 block of E. Main St. Tuesday evening, July 23. Reports from the scene indicate the deadly blaze might have started in the kitchen, near the home’s stove. Although a teenager reportedly entered the burning home and tried to save the victim, after […]

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Firefighters knock down Cottonwood blaze

COTTONWOOD — Firefighters successfully knocked down a fully-involved trailer fire that spread to nearby vegetation in Cottonwood earlier today, Sunday June 23. Today’s fire, which happened in the area of Seales Ln., just west of Main St., sent thick black clouds billowing into the sky and large, fist-sized ashes raining down throughout the area. According to witnesses at the scene, […]

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Big rig damages one of Burney’s two traffic signals

BURNEY —  One of the town’s two Main St. stop lights was destroyed when a big-rig struck part of it, knocking it down earlier today, Wednesday, Mar. 6. Although it was not immediately known if the accident happened when a tractor-trailer combo left the roadway or turned too sharply at the intersection, the traffic signal by the USA gas station […]

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SJ domestic disturbance call leads to fatal shooting of knife-wielding man

SAN JACINTO — Deputies who responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a man reportedly threatening a woman with a knife led to the officer-involved shooting death of the armed suspect yesterday evening, Thursday, Dec. 20. The deadly shooting happened in the “5-Corners” area of S. Ramona Blvd. and E. Main St., in the City of San Jacinto. Last night’s […]

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Driver fatally ejected in Cottonwood DUI crash

COTTONWOOD — A suspected DUI-related crash in Cottonwood left one driver dead after being ejected from their pickup truck early Sunday morning, Dec. 9. The fatal crash, which caused minor injuries to the alleged drunk driver who was later booked into jail, happened at the S. Main St. exit of Interstate 5, according to California Highway Patrol. LEADING THE SCNS […]

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Several victims, dog, plucked from river bottom during swift water rescues

RIVERSIDE — As many as five victims and a dog were reportedly plucked from the Santa Ana River during swift water rescues near the Main St. bridge in Riverside, Thursday evening, Dec. 6. The rescue was initiated after heavy rains caused the river bottom to become engorged with fast flowing water, stranding several people who were believed to have been […]

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Motorcyclist suffers major injuries after two-vehicle Cottonwood crash

COTTONWOOD — A motorcyclist suffered major injuries after a traffic collision with a van this afternoon, Monday, Oct. 15. The crash happened near Chevron Gas Station on Main St., northeast of Bowman Rd. and I-5, according to a CHP incident log. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Sticky-fingered snack-snatching scoundrel snagged after Anderson Youth Soccer snack shack spree Man critically injured during […]

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Van Nuys woman, 35, ID’d after fatal Dorris vehicle vs train collision

UPDATED: Friday, Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m. See original story below. DORRIS — Officials have identified a Van Nuys woman who died after her vehicle smashed through a railroad crossing arm and drove at high-speed into the path of an oncoming Amtrak commuter train. 35-year-old, Ashley Jennifer Hinson, was identified yesterday as the victim killed in the collision with Amtrak’s Coast […]

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RIVERSIDE: Sex offender arrested on elementary school campus

RIVERSIDE — A sex offender who was being sought after allegedly cutting off his GPS ankle monitoring device was arrested after fleeing from officers, Friday, Nov. 24. The man was eventually apprehended by a police K-9 while hiding on the campus of an elementary school. After his capture, Gabriel Vasquez, 43, of Anaheim, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation […]

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