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Inmate murder under investigation

Friday, July 18, 2014 — The Investigative Services Unit at High Desert State Prison is investigating the homicide of an inmate.

Just before 10:15 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, three inmates with inmate-manufactured stabbing weapons attacked a 28-year-old inmate. Prison staff performed lifesaving procedures on the inmate who had been attacked and transported him to the Correctional Treatment Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 a.m.

Firefighters respond to structure fire

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Firefighters spray water beneath a mobile home fire on Johnstonville Road. Photos by Ruth Ellis 

 

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Smoke billows from a home on Johnstonville Road. 

Friday, July 18 — Firefighters are keeping busy today, Friday, July 18. Early this afternoon, multiple 911 calls were received and crews were dispatched to a structure fire on Johnstonville Road near the Lassen County Animal Shelter.  

Separately, air attack and fire crews were also disaptched to a reported vegetation fire earlier this morning on Clarks Peak Loop in Janesville.

New Miss Lassen County crowned

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Heather Fortin, center, is crowned Miss Lassen County 2014 during the annual pageant held Wednesday, July 16. The 2013 court, Ambassadress of Susanville Ivanna Rose, left, and Miss Lassen County Ginger Miller assist with Fortin's crown. For more pictures and a complete story, see the Tuesday, July 22 edition of the Lassen County Times. Photos by Ruth Ellis 

 

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Introducing the 2014 Miss Lassen County court, Ambassadress of Susanville Cheyenne Osborn, left, Miss Lassen County Heather Fortin and Princess Jessica Rorie. Osborn also won the Community Service Award and Fortin earned Most Talented and her peers awarded her Miss Congeniality. 

 

 

Failure to stop leads to arrest

Wednesday, July 16 — A traffic stop quickly turned into a vehicle pursuit after a Susanville man failed to yield.

At about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, Justin Lord, 26, failed to stop his vehicle after a Susanville police officer attempted to pull him over  on Fair Drive for driving without a license, according to a press release from the Susanville Police Department.

The chase lasted about four minutes and covered nearly 1.3 miles. Lord eventually stopped his vehicle, which reached nearly 50 miles per hour during the chase, on Hall Street. Upon stopping, he then allegedly tried to flee the scene on foot.

Crews are battling a vegetation fire west of Highway 395

Wednesday, July 16 — A lightning-caused fire burning west of Highway 395 is contained at approximately 15 percent as of this morning, Wednesday, July 16.

According to information from the Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center in Minden, Nevada, the fire started at approximately 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 and is burning in grass and sage brush. No structures are threatened.

Another crew has been ordered today for a total of three hand crews.


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