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Authorities looking for man after Chester bank robbery; subject is armed and dangerous

Feather Publishing BreakingNews
5/18/2015 - 12:00 p.m.
 
1:00 p.m. Update
Chester Elementary School and Chester High School are on lock down as the search continues for the robbery suspect.
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This image of the suspect was taken from video surveillance footage
at U.S. Bank this morning.

12:00 p.m.
Local law enforcement is on the lookout for a white or Latino male in his late 30s who is suspected of robbing a Chester bank on Monday morning.

According to Plumas County Assistant Sheriff Gerry Hendrick, the man should be considered armed and dangerous. He was reportedly in possession of a .45 caliber handgun.


At approximately 11:25 a.m., U.S. Bank personnel reported that a man robbed the bank, taking money from the vault.

Hendrick reported the suspect is 6-foot-1, with dark hair and was wearing a flannel shirt and white tennis shoes. He was wearing a surgical mask, sunglasses, blue jeans and a dark shirt.

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Westwood beach will be part of water trails map

Monday, May 18, 2015 — Westwood Beach, on the east shore of Lake Almanor, will be listed on a map of Almanor Basin Water Trails. The board of directors for the Westwood Community Services District approved its inclusion during the Monday, May 4 meeting. The district owns the property and manages it as part of its park system.
    According to the Caribou Alliance for Trails, a volunteer group working on the project, “a water trail is a tool to enhance non-motorized boating opportunities and experiences.” The trail map has information on launch sites, campgrounds, restaurants, resorts, picnic areas, sites for wildlife viewing and historic places.

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Bard’s plays draw many laughs

Sunday, May 17, 2015 — No doubt performing William Shakespeare’s 36 plays would be a long, drawn-out show, but Lassen High School’s recent drama production showed it can be done although in an unconventional, hilarious way.
    “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised],” kept the audience laughing out loud with its fast-paced comedic timing and acting delivered by Colton Keith, Robert Pelfrey and Ricky Petersen.

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FFA team heads to nationals

Sunday, May 17, 2015 — Fifteen Susanville FFA members competed at the State Finals Career Development Events contests May 2 at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and it resulted in a big win.
    The veterinary science team — Lindsay Noggles, Ashley Miller and Courtney Jones — placed first in the state against the top 51 teams. As a result, the team earned a trip to Louisville, Kentucky in October to compete in the National FFA Veterinary Science finals against the top team from each state.
    The other teams that competed at the state competition were agriculture mechanics, floral design and vegetable crops.

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Teacher’s association honors volunteers

Sunday, May 17, 2015 — The Susanville Teachers Association honored some of the most helpful volunteers during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Social on Wednesday, May 6.
    According to Susanville Teachers Association president Cyndy Martin, a School Bell award from each Susanville School District campus was given to a deserving volunteer.
    Alison Templeton was honored from Diamond View School, Michelle Joyce from Meadow View and Jennifer Siemens from McKinley Elementary.  
    Volunteers are nominated and teachers help select those who will be honored that year.

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