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Video caught woman dumping 7 puppies behind California store

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are trying to identify a woman captured by security cameras tossing seven newborn puppies into a dumpster in Southern California. The Riverside County Department of Animal Services released surveillance video of the woman pulling up to a dumpster behind an auto p


Bookings: March 11 - March 12

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reported the following information:. • April Miranda Markes, 24 of Grenada, was charged with failing to appear after written promise. • Raechel Dawn Rickerd, 21 of Yreka, was charged with failing to appear after written promise.


Homicide investigation progresses in Siskiyou County

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. – The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said it’s making ground in a homicide investigation in the Klamath River area. On April 8th investigators found the body of 31-year-old Spencer Richard Hodgson in a ravine near Yreka Walker Road.


Repeat rescues come with warning from Siskiyou County Sheriff

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. – The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said they were forced to undertake repeated rescues involving the same people this month. On April 5, a woman whose vehicle got stuck in the mud in a rural area of Siskiyou County was rescued along wither her two children and a friend.


DNA from old razor helps solve California cold case from 40 years ago

ATASCADERO (CNN) - Police have cracked a cold case with DNA found on the razor of the man they say raped and killed two women more than four decades ago in California. DNA from a razor used by Arthur Rudy Martinez matches that left by the attacker at both crime scenes in the late 1970s, the San Luis


Family Fun carnivals start May 4

This year’s Yreka’s Fun Family Carnivals will take place the first Saturday of each month, starting in May and ending in October. The first of these celebrations will be May 4 and will run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. As for the past two years, the City of Yreka has been a strong supporter of these eve


Here’s what California marijuana smokers think about driving while high

Many cannabis-culture celebrations will take place on 4/20 (April 20), so here’s a look at some pot smokers’ opinions on driving and tips to self-assess if you are too high.


City of Weed holds its first 4/20 Educational Weed Festival

WEED, Calif. -- Ironically Saturday, April 20, 2019 was the City of Weed, California’s very first 4/20 festival. Local cannabis industry leaders said it’s been a long and hard road to get there.


Success and failure of protected species in California

The 2019 theme for Earth Day is ‘protect our species’ so today we look at some that are threatened or near extinction in California. The California flag features a grizzly bear that roamed the state, stood 8 feet and weighed more than a ton. The bear was considered a threat to livestock and people a


Walters: Why is California’s achievement gap so stubborn?

California has poured tens of billions of additional dollars into its public schools this decade on the assumption – or hope – that they would close the state’s stubborn academic “achievement gap.”


Turpin children ‘working toward forgiveness’ of parents in California torture case

The children of David and Louise Turpin gave their first public statements Friday, April 19, about the man and woman sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for shackling and starving 12 of their 13 children.


Possible Thunderstorms for the Sierra Nevada and the Foothills Including Mariposa County, Oakhurst and Yosemite Today (Saturday)

Thunderstorms are possible in Mariposa County, Oakhurst and Yosemite National Park. April 20, 2019 - The National Weather Service Hanford Office reports a few thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.


Investigation into Klamath River murder intensifies, victim's truck found

KLAMATH RIVER, Ore. — The hunt for answers in a Siskiyou County murder case continues to intensify now that investigators have recovered additional pieces of evidence, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office (SCSO).


Sheriff: Hikers rescued twice in one month

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Earlier this week, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office assisted the California Highway Patrol with therescue of two hikers who had been lost in northern California for five days.


Klamath River homicide investigation 'gains momentum'

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office has released new information about the ongoing investigation into a Klamath River area homicide. The body of Spencer Hodgson, 31, was first discovered in a ravine near Yreka Walker Road on Monday, April 8th. An autopsy on Wednesday of th


Distracted Driving: learning the hard way

YREKA, Calif. — California Highway Patrol and the Yreka Police Department have been highlightingDistracted Driving Awareness throughout the month of April. Earlier this month, CHP set up checkpoints and issues citations for dozens of distracted drivers. CHP Officer Shawn Gordon said the purpose was


Advocating for dam removal, and the fish

I have been a proud Siskiyou County resident and business owner for more than 25 years. Like many of you, I want what’s best for our region’s precious natural resources our mountains, air and water. It’s why we chose to live, work and raise our families in this beautiful part of the state.


Yreka Miners go 3-1 at tourney in San Diego

The Yreka Miners varsity baseball team had a memorable performance at the San Diego Lions Tournament over spring break this week. YHS finished 3-1 overall and made it to the title game in their division, falling 9-8 to Caruthers High School on Thursday.


Community complaints lead to Happy Camp operation

Two arrests were made overnight on April 6 and 7 during a special enforcement operation in Happy Camp, which was the result of requests from the community for extra patrols. Daniel Magana, age 39 of Happy Camp, was arrested after it was determined he had four misdemeanor arrest warrants, the Siskiyo


Siskiyou Scenic is May 4

Rotary Club of Yreka will host the Siskiyou Scenic Bicycle Tour on Saturday, May 4. Six routes, from an 8 and 21 mile family route, a 38 mile route with a rest stop at Little Shasta Church, and two longer routes to Iron Gate reservoir and Copco Lake.