Suspect Jailed for Attempted Murder

MT. SHASTA, Ca. — A man was arrested Thursday afternoon in Mt. Shasta for attempted murder. David Tilly was taken into custody by Mt. Shasta Police officials and a shotgun, shotgun shells and other evidence were found at the scene. On Thursday at about 2:30 p.m., the Mt. Shasta Police Department responded to Mercy Medical … Continue reading »

4 Deaths in Siskiyou County Due to Flu

YREKA, Ca. — 4 males ranging in age from 38 to 65 have died from H1N1, also known as Swine Flu, in Siskiyou County. Siskiyou County Public Heal is coordinating with state and federal agencies in conducting flu surveillance and implementing measures to reduce the impact of the flu virus. According to the Public Health … Continue reading »

Sheriff Prohibited from Purchasing Gun

YREKA, Calif. –  Three decades of service in law enforcement and being U.S. Soldier and Marine didn’t keep the federal government from prohibiting the Siskiyou County Sheriff from purchasing a new gun. Six weeks ago, Sheriff John Lopey tried to order a new rifle for personal use. This week he found out his application for … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Fights for Independence

YREKA, Calif. — A standing-room only crowd that spilled into the hallway of the Siskiyou County courthouse was on hand Tuesday to voice support for a plan to start over again. “I’m before you to ask support and an affirmative vote on a resolution to withdraw Siskiyou County from the state of California,” Mark Baird … Continue reading »

Calif. Wildfire Counts Double Average

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — “Unprecedented” is the way California Fire is describing this year’s fire season. Governor Jerry Brown has declared this week “Wildfire Awareness Week.” It’s in response to one of the driest winters in the region. In fact, Cal-Fire has already responded to 11-hundred fires statewide. That’s about double the average. California Fire officials … Continue reading »

Water Deficits Going Into Summer Months

SISKIYOU CTY., Calif. — Water managers in Siskiyou County are likely getting nervous, after snow surveys revealed a low water year so far. The Klamath National Forest says measurements put snow depth at 38% of normal for this time of year. Water content is 40%. Those numbers are blamed on an unusually dry January and … Continue reading »

Missing Man Found Dead

LAKE SISKIYOU, Calif. — Nearly a week after disappearing, a Siskiyou County man’s body has been found. A resident found Frank Rivera’s body on the north shore of Lake Siskiyou. The investigation didn’t reveal any criminal activity. Search and rescue teams in Siskiyou County didn’t turn up anything when the 67-year-old Mt. Shasta resident was … Continue reading »

Another Man Missing in Siskiyou Co.

SISIKYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a missing man, 67-year old Frank Rivera, and are asking the community for help. He’s a 5′ 7″ Native American man with brown hair. Rivera’s brother reported him missing saying he doesn’t drive and left his bike at home. Rivera doesn’t have any medical … Continue reading »

Siskiyou Co. Crash Closes Interstate 5

NEAR YREKA, Calif. — Icy roads caused car pileup of about 60 cars on Tuesday night on northbound Interstate 5, just 10 miles North of Yreka. The Interstate has re-opened after crews worked early in the morning to re-open it. Officers were dispatched just after 6 p.m. Tuesday evening to a crash just south of the … Continue reading »

Wife Arrested in Murder of Medford Man

MEDFORD, Ore. — The wife of murdered Medford man is in jail charged with his death. Michael Christopher MacCallum was found dead of a gunshot wound at the bottom of steep cliff just over the Oregon/California boarder in Siskiyou County. His body was found November 20th by search and rescue crews. His wife, Patricia MacCallum … Continue reading »

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