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 »

Murder Investigation Continues In Yreka

YREKA, Calif. — There are no shelters, no steady food donations, but still a large homeless population in Yreka. Homeless man Joseph Westergard said things have changed. “There are no resources here anymore, they’re pretty much cutting everything out,” said Westergard. No homeless could be seen camped along Yreka Creek Tuesday afternoon after Yreka Police … Continue reading »

Suspected Homicide in Yreka

YREKA, Calif. — Police are going through evidence and looking for a suspect in a suspected homicide in Yreka, but officers are not releasing many details about the crime. A body was found in the Yreka Creek area. Police suspect murder, but they’re not saying much else. People in the area just want to know … Continue reading »

Yreka Officials Give Sandbags for Floods

YREKA, Calif. – The northern part of California is expected to get heavy rain in the next couple of days. Siskiyou County officials are handing out free sandbags at multiple locations to help prepare residents for possible floods. County officials are noticing the rivers and creeks in the northern part of Yreka starting to rise. … Continue reading »

Yreka Man Jailed On Multiple Charges

YREKA, Calif. – A 59 year old Yreka man is in jail after a run-in with police. William Fletcher is in the Siskiyou County Jail facing several charges including discharging a firearm with gross negligence and resisting officers. Officers say Fletcher threatened deputies while in possession of a firearm, before barricading himself in his house … Continue reading »

California Drivers Fill Up In Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore. – Record high gas prices in California are sending drivers across the border to fill up, even as Oregon’s prices go higher. The price of gas keeps going up. Now, those prices have reached Southern Oregon, but drivers from other states aren’t complaining, because California drivers say the prices in Oregon are a … Continue reading »

Sticker Shock For California Motorists

YREKA, Calif. – Motorists are hurting again at the gas pump. Gas prices now sit near an all time high for this time of the year and the prices are going up rapidly across the country, but especially in California. Gas prices across that state jumped by nearly 20 cents in just one day. With … Continue reading »

Funding For New Siskiyou County Jail

YREKA, Calif. — County has received a $24 million grant to build an entirely new facility replacing the existing 25-year-old jail. The Sheriff’s Office said limited space at the current jail prevents it from being remodeled and said it is not big enough to house the number of inmates that are brought in. The Sheriff’s … Continue reading »

Siskiyou County Preliminary Results from Primary Election

Californians headed to the polls Tuesday. The results still have to be certified. The vote for County Supervisor – District 1 was Brandon Criss, with more than 62% of the votes. District 2 went to incumbent Ed Valenzuela with more than 70% of the votes. Grace Bennett also re-elected to District 4 seat on the … Continue reading »

A Look At Siskiyou Voting Issues In California Primary

By Ron Brown YREKA, Calif. — Voters in Northern California headed to the polls Tuesday to vote on local measures and candidates. In Siskiyou County, Dunsmuir is seeking money to run its library. But it turns out one of the most interesting ballot items are in Yreka. Voters arrived at the Miner’s Inn Convention Center … Continue reading »