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LaMalfa to recognize service academy appointees from Northern California

Monday, June 16, 2014 — Congressman Doug LaMalfa will recognize six students who received appointments to the United States Service Academies in Chico, California. U.S. Service Academy graduates receive a first-rate undergraduate education, equivalent to that provided by a top-tier, Ivy League school, with options to pursue advanced degrees; spend a minimum of five years serving their country on active duty as a military officer; and are provided with an education and experience that will provide a world of career opportunities.

The North State Service Academy Appointee Recognition will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 16 at Enloe Conference Center, Room 101, 1528 Esplanade, Chico.

“These young men and women are continuing the North State’s tradition of service to our nation. They’ve been selected to attend these service academies through an extremely competitive admissions process, in which they were found to be among the most exceptional students in the nation,” said LaMalfa. “I know that they will bring credit to our region, their families and their respective branches of the military, and I could not be more proud of this outstanding group.”

Request for public assistance

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — As the lead investigating agency, the California Highway Patrol is seeking witnesses and/or information associated with the multi-vehicle traffic collision which occurred at approximately 5:40 p.m. last Thursday, April 10 between a FedEx truck/trailer, a Nissan Altima and a chartered bus on Interstate 5 near the city of Orland, Calif. Tragically, the collision resulted in 10 fatalities, which included five high school students from Southern California.

Anyone with information, including photographs/video of the collision, is asked to contact Officer Lacey Heitman at 225-2715. Heitman may also be contacted via email at .

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Human remains identified

Thursday, April 10, 2014 — Human remains found in October 2013 have been identified as those of Edgar Carrera, of Doyle.

Carrera, who was 56 at the time, was reported as a missing person in September of 2012, having last been seen in late August of that year.

During the course of the investigation, many tips were received about Carrera’s whereabouts and circumstances of his disappearance. Based on this information, cadaver dogs were used in areas of southern Lassen County to search for Carrera, but were unsuccessful. 

Fire crews respond to early morning fire

Tuesday, April 8 — Firefighters responded to a garage fire on Forest Drive in Lake Forest early this morning, Tuesday, April 8.

According to Eric Ewing, chief of office of emergency services, the fire burned the outside wall and extended into the attic of the detached building.

Some damage was sustained to the structure and roof and there was minimal property damage to the items inside the garage, according to Ewing.
There was also good clearance around the building and no other structures were threatened.

Three engines from Lake Forest, CalFire and Susan River Fire Protection District responded to the incident at approximately 6:45 a.m.

The cause is under investigation.


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