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Modoc wrestler win Grants Pass wrestling title
GRANTS PASS — Modoc’s Scott Lewis decisioned top-seeded Kaiden Durheim of Milwaukie, 12-11, to win the 220-pound championship a the Grants Pass Kickoff wrestling tournament Saturday and helped the Braves to a 12th-place finish in the 37-school competition.
Death penalty at stake as jurors debate sanity of man who shot Modoc sheriff’s deputy
Modoc County in Northern California lost its first deputy in the line of duty in 2016, highlighting the scarcity of law enforcement in rural counties, where answering calls alone is common.
El Chapo’s 'rage-filled' attorney: There isn’t a case I can’t win
Almost four decades after seeing "The Verdict," a critically acclaimed Paul Newman legal drama that motivated a young Jeffrey Lichtman to a career in law, the noted defense attorney is drawing critical response of his own as the man flanking the world's most notorious accused drug kingpin: Joaquin “
Area champions win at Northeast Classic tourney
ALTURAS — Bonanza, Lakeview and Big Valley each had an individual champion Saturday at Modoc’s annual Northeast Classic wrestling tournament, a 23-team event won by Central Valley in a tight race over five other teams.
California jewelry store robbery thwarted after owner's nephew pulls out gun
A California jewelry store owner’s nephew pulled a gun on suspects as the two men allegedly tried to rob his uncle’s store, according to reports. The suspects, caught on video, allegedly tried to stab owner Jean Boujekian during the attempted robbery at Vana Watch and Jewelry in South Pasadena on Fr
California Abandons Much Scorned Plan To Tax Text Messages
(CNN) — California regulators no longer plan to tax text messages. The California Public Utilities Commission said a new FCC ruling prevented the state from levying a tax on text plans. The state hoped to add new monthly feesonto wireless customers’ bills to increase funds for programs that bring co
Firefighters rescue 6 puppies from burning structure
"Christmas came early" for a fire unit when its crews rescued six puppies from a burning structure near the California-Nevada border Friday. The tiny black dogs were discovered in a "remote area of the state" near Doyle, roughly 45 miles northwest of Reno, Nevada, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection
Big Wave Surfers Take On Towering Waves At Mavericks
MAVERICKS (KPIX 5) — While the official Mavericks big wave contest was postponed, the lure of a memorable ride at the legendary surf break with sets of 30-foot waves thundering toward the beach attracted dozens of surfers Monday.
‘Text tax’ vote canceled by California utilities panel after FCC ruling
The California Public Utilities Commission has withdrawn from its January meeting agenda a scheduled vote on imposing a tax on text messaging. The move came after the Federal Communications Commission in Washington declared text messaging to be an “information service,” not a telecommunications serv
Devils' winless Cory Schneider can't catch a break, is pulled after scoring on himself
The New Jersey Devils want Cory Schneider to win. Probably everyone in the NHL other than that night's opponent wants Schneider to win. But Schneider, who was an All-Star in 2015-16, just can't seem to catch a break or get a regular-season win. He last won on Dec. 27, 2017, and is on an 0-15-3 slide
Precious family heirloom survives devastating Camp Fire inferno
The Modoc County Sheriff’s Posse was able to send seven members last week to help with recovery efforts at the Camp Fire in Paradise, California. Brad Williams stopped by the home of his brother and sister-in-law Don and Roxie Downie, to see if there was anything he could salvage for them.
Butte County Sheriff releases log of emergency calls received on day Camp Fire started
YANKEE HILL, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 10: Pushed by winds late Saturday evening, November 10, 2018, the Camp Fire heats up east of Highway 70 near Yankee Hill, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
Letter: California does not need a tax on text messages
Re: “State to tax text messaging? OMG!” (Page A1, Dec. 12):. I am opposed to the proposed text tax, to be voted on in early January by the California Public Utilities Commission, which would appear at the bottom of customer phone bills and cost average Californians approximately $45 million a year.
College Student With Northern California Ties Murdered In Netherlands
ROTTERDAM (CBS News) — Police in the Netherlands are investigating the shocking murder earlier this week of an American student from Minnesota who graduated from high school in Shasta County.
Guilty: man who murdered Modoc County deputy could face death penalty
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A man who was accused of shooting and killing a Modoc County, California deputy has been found guilty.
SPD: Missing Sparks Woman Found in CA
Sparks Police say that Dawn has been found in good health, in Modoc County, CA. Arrangements are being made to reunite Dawn with her family.
Romaine Lettuce Linked To E.Coli Likely Came From California
Federal health officials say the tainted lettuce that led to anationwide food safety alert to not consume any romaine lettucelikely originated from California. Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said the goal is to withdraw the product that's at risk of being conta
Tribe Acts to Restore Hunting Practices and Traditional Food Source
Alarmed over the decline of a traditional food source, a Northern California tribe acts to restore grasslands, bringing youth and elders together in the process to ensure their cultural practices are transmitted to the next seven generations.
U.S. Forest Service Urged to Call Off Wild Horse Adoption/Sale Event
ALTURAS, CA (November 12, 2018) – In Defense of Animalsis urging the United States Forest Service to call off an adoption and sale of wild horses planned for Friday and Saturday. The event will risk spreading a highly contagious infection which is present in the mustang herd. One District Attorney,
Michael Lennar Jensen, 66
Michael Lennar Jensen was born Sept. 19, 1952 to James and Rosella Hawkins Jensen in Emmett, Idaho, the third of four children. Mike lost his battle with alcohol and liver disease on Oct. 29, 2018 at his home in Winona. He was 66 years old.