Flu Death Reported in Siskiyou Co.

YREKA, Calif. — Health authorities report a 60-year-old Siskiyou County man has died from complications related to influenza A (pH1N1) disease. Siskiyou County has reported an increase of influenza cases over the past few weeks. The vast majority of reported cases have been influenza A and most of those have been due to the strain called pH1N1, … Continue reading »

MacCallum Murder Trial Begins

YREKA, Calif. — Almost exactly a year after a Medford man was found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Siskiyou County, his wife is on trial for murder. Patricia MacCallum is facing murder charges for the death of Michael MacCallum. Opening statements began on Monday. Investigators believe MacCallum shot and killed her husband … Continue reading »

Active Shooter Exercise in Weed

YREKA, Calif. — Emergency agencies are preparing for a practice 9-1-1 call in Siskiyou County. On Tuesday, an active shooter exercise will spark a response from law enforcement and medical crews. It’ll be on the College of the Siskiyou’s campus in Weed next week. So, if you hear simulated gun shots, explosions, or sirens, it’s … Continue reading »

Del Norte Discusses Jefferson State

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — A move to create a new state out of Northern California counties disenchanted with Sacramento leadership appears to be growing. Tuesday morning, rancher Mark Baird, who leads the attempt to withdraw from California in Siskiyou County urged Del Norte County supervisors to consider joining the movement. He noted that in a … Continue reading »

Siskiyou Co. Refocus Cold Case

YREKA, Calif. — With the Siskiyou County gold theft case solved, the sheriff’s office is re-focusing efforts to close several cold cases. The department says it’s making progress in the case of Hannah Zaccaglini. The then 15-year-old disappeared back in the summer of 1997. Recently, Ed Henline, Sr. was arrested, but soon released for her … Continue reading »

Homemade Bomb Found in Apartment

GRENADA, Calif. — Siskiyou County deputies found a homemade bomb near an apartment building. Deputies found the un-exploded device inside a milk jug along a fence in the 6000 block of Siskiyou Boulevard in Grenada. Friday’s incident had them calling in help from the Shasta County Bomb Squad. Once the bomb squad cleared the device, … Continue reading »

Two Arrested for Having Gun Near School

ETNA, Calif. — Two people have been arrested after police say they were seen walking around a school with a gun. On Thursday, Etna High School was placed on lockdown after a report of a man and woman seen walking around the fence of the high school with a gun. Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office says … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County To Hold Special Election

YREKA, Calif. – Siskiyou County will hold a special election, after no candidates received a majority of votes in the November primary. The special election will be to fill an empty seat for Senate District 4. Two candidates will on the ballot Jim Nielsen and Michael Harrington. Sample ballot booklets will be mailed to voters … Continue reading »

Grant Received For New Jail

YREKA, Calif. – More dangerous inmates could be held in Siskiyou County. The Sheriff’s Office has received a multi-million dollar grant for a new jail. The Siskiyou County Jail is only 24-years-old, but the Sheriff’s Office says it already fails to meet their needs.  Now, a multi-million dollar opportunity has fallen into the county’s lap; … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Fires Legal Counsel

YREKA, Calif. – After months of discord in the Siskiyou County Courthouse, county supervisors fired that county’s legal counsel on Tuesday. By a unanimous vote, the board voted Tuesday morning to rescind a contract they signed with Thomas Guarino back in December. No reason was announced for the firing. Last week, Guarino was blocked from … Continue reading »

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