New Information in Death Investigations

Yreka, Calif. —  New information has been released to Newswatch 12 about two of the three bodies found along Yreka Creek in the past eight months.   The second body found along Yreka Creek has been identified as a 62-year-old transient named Henry Cooper.   His body was found on July 9th. Police are calling … Continue reading »

Yreka Homicide Investigation Continues

YREKA, CA — Gloria Harbour spends her free time working on jigsaw puzzles at her home in what she describes as a quiet friendly community. Tuesday, however, she noticed red and blue lights and caution tape nearby. “I went over to town yesterday and came back and I had seen these police cars,” said Harbour. … Continue reading »

Yreka Police Declare Another Homicide

YREKA, Calif. — The Yreka Police Department is ruling a body found near North Yreka Creek a homicide. Officials received a report of the dead body from three people in the area Tuesday. The body was found near the 1000 block of Deer Creek Way. Residents are encouraged to not go into the Yreka Creek area … Continue reading »

Yreka Gold Thief Due in Court This July

YREKA, Calif. — One of the men accused of stealing gold and other artifacts from the Siskiyou County Courthouse, is scheduled to be back in court on July 9th. The other suspect is still at large. David Johnson is accused of stealing more than a million dollars worth of items from a display case in … Continue reading »

Yreka Residents React to Arias Verdict

YREKA, Calif. — People from Jodi Arias’ home town react to the verdict from her murder trial, which captivated the nation for months. Arias listed her hometown as Yreka, California. She was living in the town when she met Alexander in 2007 in Las Vegas. The two dated long distance for several months. Then, as … Continue reading »

Suspect in Gold Heist Appears in Court

YREKA, Calif. — One of the men accused of stealing more than a million dollars worth of gold from the Siskiyou County Courthouse will be in court Wednesday. David Johnson is bound for trial in connection with the gold heist. He was one of two suspects identified through surveillance video and DNA testing.

Oregon Trails: the Margaret Biggs Trial

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For five months now, a lot of attention has been focused on the murder trial of a former Yreka woman, Jody Arias, in Arizona. The defense in the trail argues that the killing of her boyfriend was in self defense. The case brings to mind a similar trial in Grants Pass … Continue reading »

Animal Shelter Faces Eviction Near Yreka

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Ca. — A shelter owner is on the verge of eviction this month. Nearly fifty dogs at a no-kill shelter near Yreka might soon be without food, shelter and water. Officials served the owner of the shelter, Charlot McClendon an eviction notice. She’s now responsible for 45 dogs and some of which have … Continue reading »

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