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  • Man shot in the head, found dead on a Tehama County road

    Published On: Oct 09 2015 12:23:09 PM CDT
    GERBER, Calif. -

    Deputies are searching for suspects after a man was found dead in Tehama County late Thursday.

    According to a news release from the Tehama County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a report of shots fired and a man down at 10:53 p.m. Thursday. Witnesses reported the shots were fired in the 7800 block of Central Avenue in the El Camino District, west of the town of Gerber.

    Deputies arrived six minutes later, and found the man lying in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The preliminary examination showed the victim died from a gunshot wound to the head.

    Early reports indicated there were several shots fired.

    Several agencies responded including Red Bluff Police, Corning Police and the California Highway Patrol.

    No suspects have been located. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call (530) 529-7920.

  • Motorcyclist identified in deadly crash

    Published On: Oct 09 2015 02:46:19 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2015 11:15:41 AM CDT
    REDDING, Calif. -

    Michael Fountaine, 58, of Redding was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a pole late Thursday night.

    The crash was reported at 10:35 p.m. The California Highway Patrol said Fountaine slammed into a telephone pole after veering off Texas Springs Road just north of Taku Lane.

    CHP said they do not have any witnesses and alcohol has not been ruled out. Fountaine was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

  • Woman with breast cancer urges others to get checked young

    Published On: Oct 09 2015 09:20:03 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2015 09:33:47 PM CDT
    REDDING, Calif. -

    A community yard sale fundraiser is being held on Saturday for a Redding woman fighting stage 2B breast cancer at the age of 28.

    Brandie Fulton was nursing her then seven-month old son in April, when she noticed a large lump.

    "I never thought I'd hear the word cancer in my twenties," Fulton stated. "I wondered if I was going to die. I think that's the first word you think when you hear the word cancer."

    Given her age and the fact that she was still nursing, Fulton said the lump didn't seem unusual. It wasn't until two months later, she finally went to a doctor. She said she only went after a family member urged her to go.

    "My aunt actually she threatened my life to go get it checked," Fulton recalled.

    Stacia Jacobs has a good reason to be so adamant. She too was diagnosed with breast cancer at an early age. At 38, Jacobs found herself in the same position Fulton is in now.

    "I put the biopsy off which is why my cancer was stage 3A. So when her cancer popped up, that's when I threatened her life," Jacobs explained.

    Jacobs said like Fulton, she fell under the age bracket for a mammogram. Most insurance companies don't pay for the procedure for women under the age of 40. Both women thought they were too young to be diagnosed with cancer and waited to see a doctor. Now, they hope other young women will learn from their experience.

    "If you're 18, if you're 20, if you're 23, you need to be checking yourself." Fulton expressed. "You need to be paying attention to your body and anything that doesn't feel right, anything that feels different, get it checked."

    According to the American Cancer Society, the probability of developing cancer for women under the age of thirty is .44 percent. That's one in 228 women.

    Since her diagnosis, Fulton's friends and family have all stepped in to help care for her 5-year-old daughter and 10-month old son. her husband had to take multiple weeks off from work to help take care of her and their family. Despite the challenge of cancer, it's very clear that Fulton has a very positive attitude, and many people see it.

    "Her outlook has been so, so amazing that I just think it effects everyone around her," Brittney Reuther said. Reuther, 24, is one of Fulton's best friends and the organizer behind the community yard sale event in her honor.

    Reuther said she wanted to figure out a way she could help Fulton pay for medical bills and family expenses. She and her husband were planning on yard sale, and one day, at work, she realized this was the perfect opportunity to help a friend in need. She decided she would donate all the proceeds of her yard sale to Fulton. Reuther said from there the idea spiraled into a huge event.

    "It's impossible to have a bad attitude with the friends and family that I have," Fulton said gratefully. And with that support system, Fulton is positive she can fight this latest challenge. "I will be a survivor, there's no doubt in my mind."

    The yard sale in honor of Brandie Fulton will be held on Saturday at 3000 Park Marina Drive, the empty lot across Crown Motors in Redding. The event goes from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Fulton hopes to make the fundraiser an annual event to help other young cancer patient.

    For more information on the yard sale click here

  • CHP: Possible active shooter in Tehama County

    Published On: Oct 09 2015 02:35:52 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2015 12:18:50 PM CDT
    GERBER, Calif. -

    A report of shots fired led to a search for a possible active shooter in Gerber late Thursday night.

    Both the California Highway Patrol and the Tehama County Sheriff's Office had officers at the scene to investigate a report of shots fired near Pomona Avenue and Central Avenue in Gerber. The call came in around 11 p.m..

    CHP officers at the scene confirmed they were investigating a report of shots fired, and said there was a possible active shooter in the area.

    Deputies were not able to confirm if there were any victims, but said there was an active crime scene.

    Central Avenue was closed between Tehama Avenue and Pomona Avenue.

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

  • Neighbor on edge after body found in Gerber

    Published On: Oct 09 2015 07:26:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2015 09:19:21 PM CDT
    GERBER, Calif. -

    A suspect wanted for homicide is still on the loose in Tehama County.

    Tammy Holman said she is frightened after the body was found in her neighborhood.

    "It scared me," she said. "I've never heard anything like that and I've been here since 1999."

    On Thursday night, the Tehama County Sheriff's Office discovered the body of a man in the road on Central Avenue in Gerber.

    "He was shot in the head," said Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston of the body. "We did recover a fire arm nearby."

    Deputies said the call came in around 10:53 p.m. They were on the scene six minutes later.

    "I was laying in bed then I heard six gun shots," said Holman. "It was five in a row, then a few seconds later, I heard one more."

    Deputies said they are not releasing the name of the suspect right now, but they are putting together a sweep team to go through the area.

  • CHP gives media inside look into training, use of force

    Published On: Oct 08 2015 09:25:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2015 01:28:01 PM CDT
  • Late PG&E lineman, Cliff Bengs, remembered during processional

    Published On: Oct 08 2015 09:28:23 PM CDT
  • Beautification plan by Chico Scrap Metal goes before planning commission

    Published On: Oct 08 2015 09:23:56 PM CDT
  • CHP offers inside look into training academy

    Published On: Oct 08 2015 09:24:34 PM CDT
  • Xtra Point Week Six: Part 3

    Published On: Oct 10 2015 01:47:51 AM CDT