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  • Police: Deadly Paradise home invasion was not random

    Published On: Nov 24 2015 07:59:41 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 25 2015 01:55:04 AM CST
    PARADISE, Calif. -

    On Monday night, Paradise police responded to the 6400 block of Lucky John Road after getting calls about a gunman and shots fired.

    Officials said police arrived at the home around 10:30 p.m. to find a man shot in the chest. The victim was identified as 31-year-old Adam Wrangham. Wrangham was taken to Enloe Hospital and died Tuesday morning from his injuries.

    Wrangham's girlfriend was allegedly in the house when the suspects broke in, officials said. They added she reported there were three men.

    Paradise Police Lieutenant Steve Rowe said that his team still isn't sure how many suspects they are looking for.

    "The investigation is still in its early stages," said Rowe.

    Rowe believes that the murder and robbery was not a random act. When law enforcement searched the home, they found a substantial amount of marijuana.

    "We believe the victim was known by whoever did this," said Rowe.

    It is not confirmed if the incident is drug related, but Rowe said he is familiar with Wrangham.

    "We've had some contact with him, but nothing recent," said Rowe.

    Neighbors were surprised. Stuart Carrier lives down the street and said the community is tight-knit.

    "A lot of us look after each others property, so if there's someone suspicious we contact them or the police," said Carrier.

    Carrier mentioned that even though the neighborhood is friendly, it does have a problem.

    "Pot cultivation is a major problem here," said Carrier.

    Carrier suggested a neighborhood watch would benefit him and his family.

    Police are continuing to process the home for evidence. Those with information are asked to call Paradise Police at 872-6241.

  • After theft, woman urges others not to leave valuables in car

    Published On: Nov 24 2015 08:45:23 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 24 2015 10:50:51 PM CST
    REDDING, Ca;if. -

    A Redding woman's purse was stolen from her car after thieves smashed out her window.

    Jessica Leventon said her purse was hidden under the front seat.

    "I remember running up to the car just in utter shock," Leventon explained.

    She stated her passenger window behind the drivers seat was shattered.

    "They took my purse, my wallet, a couple of jackets, everything that was in my purse, a lot of personal belongings, my moms jewelry, some of my jewelry," Leventon emotionally said.

    She explained there were jackets in sight, but the thieves were able to find the  hidden purse.

    "I worked really hard to have this car and the credit that I have, just somebody felt they, I guess, just felt they deserved it more than I did," she stated.

    Leventon noted six of her credit cards were used and she had to change the keys to her house and work.

    "Disgust would be the best description," she said.

    Leventon hopes other will learn from her mistake.

    "It was totally my fault for leaving it in my car, but I really hope somebody will take something away from this and not leave their purse in their car," Leventon explained.

    Lieutenant Butch Brown with the Redding Police Department said during the holiday season they see an increase in crime, specifically break-ins.

    "We want you to lock your doors, don't leave anything in sight, inside of your cars because a lot of people out there are opportunist and they will take advantage of that and get into your cars," Brown said.

    Brown added they do increase patrols in shopping area during the holiday season.

  • Animal Planet's 'Finding Bigfoot' tapes meeting in Redding

    Published On: Nov 25 2015 08:57:10 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 25 2015 10:42:41 PM CST
    REDDING, Calif. -

    Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" held a meeting at Redding's Old City Hall Wednesday night.

    "Well we have come to Redding to look into Sasquatch reports because there are are basically a lot of bigfoots in Northern California," said Cliff Barackman, who is the evidence analyst for the show.

    He believes there is more than one.

    "They are a perfectly normal biological species of hominoid of some sort so there has to be more than one," Barackman stated. 

    Although the team has a large database of Bigfoot sightings in this area, Barackman hopes Wednesday's meeting will reveal stories of sightings he hasn't heard before.

    "Whenever we hold a public forum like this there is inevitable half a dozen stories know one has ever heard, sometimes those witnesses haven't told anybody about them," he explained.

    The team will be in Redding for about a week, according to Barackman.

    "We will be spending some time out west of here in the local mountains, probably not to far from Weaverville," Barackman stated.

    However, the exact location where the team will be, will not be given out.

    "Most likely somebody will go there and try to make noises and try to fool us," Barackman said.

  • Filmmakers looking for Northstate Bigfoot stories

    Published On: Nov 25 2015 10:12:24 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 25 2015 10:14:11 AM CST

    Animal Planet's hit series "Finding Bigfoot" is filming an episode in the Redding and Mt. Shasta areas during November and December.

    The team will hold a meeting Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Redding's Old City Hall. They want to hear about local residents' encounters with Bigfoot. If you think you've seen Sasquatch, they want to hear from you.

    The event is free, but you must RSVP at in order to guarantee admission.

    You can also email your Bigfoot encounters and experiences to that address. You may even be selected to have your experience investigated and recreated on the show.

    Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis, until capacity is reached.

  • Viral Facebook app panned as 'privacy nightmare'

    Published On: Nov 24 2015 02:41:57 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 24 2015 02:41:32 PM CST
    Facebook graphic illustration

    John Sanders/CNN

    A Facebook app downloaded by 17 million people can be a serious privacy risk, according to news outlets and users.

    The app, Most Used Words, tells users what terms they say most often on Facebook, a cool concept, but it's the data users are giving up to use the app that is causing the security risk.

    Wired reports that the app collects names, profile picture, timeline posts, photos, hometowns, friend lists, IP address, education history and device information. In other words, pretty much every bit of private information a user may put on Facebook.

    Other Facebook apps collect similar data, but the viral nature of Most Used Words is exposing more users to such extensive data collecting, the Wired report said.

    Wired recommends users not to use the app.

  • Donations at the Mission down after turkey prices increase

    Published On: Nov 24 2015 10:45:55 PM CST
  • Hundreds gather for annual Thanksgiving Banquet

    Published On: Nov 25 2015 10:48:54 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 25 2015 10:48:57 PM CST
  • Grateful shopper pays for firefighters' groceries

    Published On: Nov 25 2015 02:11:06 AM CST

    A grocery-shopping firefighter in Vandalia, Ohio, left his goods to answer a fire call. He returned to find the station's groceries paid for.

  • Scam artist duplicates Butte County Treasurer's Facebook page

    Published On: Nov 24 2015 10:27:37 PM CST
  • Butte County Supervisors one step closer to pay raise

    Published On: Nov 24 2015 10:49:30 PM CST