Shasta County, CA

Convicted felon reportedly caught with loaded ghost gun in Shasta County

All photos courtesy of Shasta County Sheriff’s Office. A Shasta County man was recently arrested for alleged unlawful firearm possession and narcotics charges. On Wednesday, August 3, deputies began a search after receiving reports of an armed and possibly suicidal man who was driving from Whitmore to Redding. While en route, deputies were advised that the man — identified as 38-year-old Joshua Good — had allegedly made statements to the effect of wanting to kill law enforcement officers and some of his family members.
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Endangered Chinook salmon eggs head to McCloud River and Winnemem Wintu tribe

SHASTA COUNTY (KPIX) -- In a life flight that could change the course of one tribe's history, a helicopter delivered 20,000 endangered salmon eggs to a remote area in Shasta County, in an effort to save the winter-run Chinook species struggling to survive in California's warming river waters."It has always been on our hearts and minds to bring the salmon back to the McCloud," said Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. "Because we believe that whatever happens to salmon happens to us."For Sisk and members of her tribe, it was a monumental moment, personally helping a new generation of...

Forward spread of vegetation fire in Lassen County stopped

LASSEN COUNTY, Calif. 11:42 A.M. UPDATE - The forward progress of a 14-acre vegetation fire has been stopped in Lassen County, just east of Shasta County, according to CAL FIRE. CAL FIRE says the 3-8 Fire is off of Highway 299 and Big Valley Summit, just east of Pittville. The...

California Demonstration Forest Adds 2,500 Acres to Statewide Total

On Monday the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced the. addition of more than 2,500 acres to its demonstration state forest system. Acquisition of these forested properties increases opportunities for critical research, forest restoration, and public recreation. These two new properties, comprised of 2,246 acres along South Cow...

Nine years after his conviction, Mark Duenas seeking a new trial in wife's murder

Nearly 10 years after Mark Duenas of Cottonwood was convicted of murdering his wife, his lawyer is asking a judge for a new trial, claiming his previous attorney did not competently defend him. Specifically, Duenas’ request for a new trial in a writ of habeus corpus says his former attorney did not have blood experts and an audiologist testify during the second of his two murder trials. ...

Fire breaks out along I-5 in northern Shasta County

LAKEHEAD, Calif. — UPDATE, 6:25 p.m. Aug. 7:. Caltrans District 2 says traffic has returned to normal in the southbound lanes of I-5 in Lakehead following a vegetation fire. However, the #2 lane of northbound I-5 in the area is closed. BREAKING, 5:15 p.m. Aug. 7:. A vegetation fire...

Redding suspect punches, chokes K-9 during wild run from police

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — A lady is in jail this morning after taking police for a high speed chase throughout Shasta County last night. On August 7th at approximately 7:36 PM, SHASCOM Dispatch began receiving several reports of a reckless or possibly intoxicated driver, driving a silver colored Acura sedan. The vehicle was reported to be unable to maintain lanes, and driving into oncoming traffic in the area of South Bonnyview Road near Bechelli Lane. Another caller reported the vehicle was stopped in the roundabout in the same area. Information provided by the callers was relayed to the Redding Police Department. As witnesses reported the vehicle entering onto northbound Interstate 5, the information was forwarded to the California Highway Patrol.

Westbound Highway 299 traffic in Shasta County returns to normal

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. 3:44 P.M. UPDATE - Westbound Highway 299 near Whiskeytown Lake was blocked due to a multi-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon. Caltrans said the highway was blocked to west traffic about seven miles west of Old Shasta. Caltrans reported the crash just before 2:30 p.m. Traffic began returning...