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CAREGIVER SAVES MAN FROM BURNING HOME JKB 6/30/10

  • A CAREGIVER SAVED A DISABLED LUCERNE MAN WHEN HIS MOBILE HOME CAUGHT FIRE LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

THE BLAZE BROKE OUT IN THE REAR OF THE TRAILER SHORTLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT AND QUICKLY CONSUMED THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE, AN OUT BUILDING AND DAMAGED NEIGHBORING MOBILE HOMES ON BOTH SIDES. THE HOMEOWNER WAS TAKEN TO SUTTER LAKESIDE HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE FOR POSSIBLE BURNS AND BREATHING PROBLEMS. HE WAS LATER AIRLIFTED TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. NO WORD YET ON HIS CONDITION. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE MANS CIGARETTE USED NEAR AN OXYGEN TANK MAY HAVE POSSIBLY SPARKED THE FIRE. EXPLODING OXYGEN BOTTLES HAMPERED SUPPRESSION EFFORTS BY FIREFIGHTERS. THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE FIRE IS CONTINUING.

STATEWIDE CRIME RATES DECLINE JKB 6/30/10

  • ACCORDING TO THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THE STATE WIDE CRIME HAS RATE DROPPED 6.6%.

LAST YEARS DROP MARKED THE 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN WHICH VIOLENT CRIMES, PROPERTY CRIMES, LARCENY AND THEFT RATES HAVE ALL DECLINED. MENDOCINO COUNTY ALSO SAW DECLINES EVERY CATEGORY, INCLUDING DECREASES OF CLOSE TO 20% OR MORE IN BURGLARIES, VEHICLE THEFTS AND THEFTS IN EXCESS OF $400. HUMBOLDT COUNTY HOWEVER SAW A JUMP OF MORE THAN 17% IN VIOLENT CRIMES.

MAN SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS IN WIFES DEATH JKB 6/30/10

  • A HUMBOLDT COUNTY MAN WHO MURDERED HIS WIFE IN A FIT OF RAGE AND THEN HID HER BODY, WAS SENTENCED TO ONLY 12 YEARS IN STATE PRISON YESTERDAY, UNDER A PLEA BARGAIN AGREEMENT WITH PROSECUTORS.

57 YEAR OLD ROBIN BRADSHAW PLEADED GUILTY TO ONE COUNT OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN THE DEATH OF 53 YEAR OLD MONICA BRADWHAW, WHO DISAPPEARED FROM THE COUPLES HOME IN MID AUGUST OF 2008. SHE WAS NEVER REPORTED MISSING. AN INVESTIGATION INTO HER DISAPPEARANCE BEGAN WHEN AN INSURANCE CLAIMS ADJUSTER BECAME SUSPICIOUS OF A CLAIM MADE ON HER CAR. BRADSHAW WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH MURDER, BUT PROSECUTORS DIDNT THINK THEY COULD WIN A CONVICTION WITHOUT MONICAS BRADSHAWS BODY. IN EXCHANGE FOR HIS PLEA, BRADSHAW REVEALED THE LOCATION WHERE HE BURIED HIS WIFE AFTER BEATING HER WITH A METAL BAR. MONICA BRADSHAWS FAMILY CALLED THE SENTENCE A SLAP IN THE FACE.

DEA OPERATING IN COUNTY JKB 6/30/10

  • THE FEDERAL DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN OPERATING IN MENDOCINO COUNTY DURING THE PAST WEEK THAT OFFICIALS SAY COULD BE LINKED TO A LARGER STATEWIDE INVESTIGATION.

THE DEA ISSUED 16 WARRANTS STATEWIDE LAST WEEK. A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE AGENCY SAID HOWEVER THAT DOCUMENTS CONCERNING THE DEAS ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES IN MENDOCINO COUNTY ARE UNDER SEAL AND CANNOT BE COMMENTED ON. GARDENS BUSTED BY COMMET LAST WEEK IN BOONVILLE, UKIAH AND REDWOOD VALLEY ARE NOT PART OF THE FEDERAL INVESTIGATION.

GOVERNOR MOVES TO BAN WELFARE CARDS FROM CASINOS JKB 6/30/10

  • FOLLOWING A NEWSPAPER EXPOSE ARTICLE THAT REVEALED WELFARE RECIPIENTS COULD USE THEIR STATE ISSUED BENEFIT DEBIT CARDS AT CASINOS, GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER IS MOVING TO ENSURE THE ATMS AT CASINOS CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT THE CARDS.

ACCORDING TO THE L.A. TIMES ARTICLE, WELFARE RECIPIENTS USED BENEFIT DEBIT CARDS AT MOST OF THE STATES 57 INDIAN CASINOS TO WITHDRAW MORE THAN $1.8 MILLION DOLLARS IN TAXPAYER CASH BETWEEN OCTOBER OF 2009 AND MAY OF 2010. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAY IT COULD TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE THE WELFARE CARDS ARE DEACTIVATED AT GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENTS ACROSS THE STATE.

MOTH CONTROL JKB 6/30/10

  • PEST ERADICATION CREWS HAVE BEEN TREATING A RURAL AREA SOUTHEAST OF FRESNO THIS PAST WEEK IN AN ONGOING EFFORT TO CONTROL THE EUROPEAN GRAPEVINE MOTH.

FRUIT REMOVAL ACTIVITIES BEGAN JUNE 25TH IN THE DEL REY AREA NEAR FRESNO. PROPERTY OWNERS WHO PREFERRED ANOTHER OPTION COULD OPT FOR THE SECONDARY CHOICE OF GROUND TREATMENT WITH THE ORGANIC BACTERIAL COMPOUND BT. THE MOTH HAS BEEN DETECTED IN 7 CALIFORNIA COUNTIES INCLUDING MENDOCINO, NAPA AND SONOMA.

6 KILLED IN AMUSEMENT PARK ACCIDENT IN CHINA JKB 6/30/10

  • 6 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND SEVERAL MORE WERE INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT AT A CHINESE AMUSEMENT PARK YESTERDAY.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS, ONE OF THE 11 CAPSULES ON THE SPACE JOURNEY RIDE CAME DETACHED, AND SLAMMED INTO SEVERAL OTHER CARS. GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAY THE EXACT CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT IS UNKNOWN AND REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

HURRICANE ALEX UPDATE JKB 6/30/10

  • HURRICANE ALEX IS EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL BY TONIGHT.

THE CATEGORY 1 STORM, WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 80 MILES PER HOUR IS CURRENTLY ABOUT 200 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS AND SLOWLY PICKING UP IN INTENSITY. The storm has continued to move away from the massive bp oil spill but was complicating cleanup efforts yesterday. The storm generated 12 foot waves and oil skimming ships were sent back to port. crews have also been forced to replace and reorganize booms meant to prevent oil from reaching the mainland.

E-QUAKE IN MEXICO JKB 6/30/10

  • A STRONG EARTHQUAKE STUCK SOUTHERN MEXICO EARLY THIS MORNING.

the quake measured 6.2 in magnitude and was centered in a fairly remote region 220 miles south south east of mexico city. so far there have been no reports of damage, deaths or injuries.

boy drowns at home of nfl great jkb 6/30/10

  • a 2 year old boy drowned at a home that property records indicate, is owned by former nfl star randall cunningham.

while las vegas police would not confirm the identity of the homes resident, they did say the child is the son of the property owner. according to police, the child was found floating in a hot tub just before 5 pm yesterday. cunningham was not at the property at the time of the incident.

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