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BOATING ACCIDENT JKB 7/22/10

  • THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO WITNESSED A BOATING ACCIDENT IN THE GLENHAVEN AREA TUESDAY EVENING THAT SENT A PARADISE VALLEY MAN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MAJOR INJURIES.

ACCORDING TO POLICE 60 YEAR OLD JAMES WICKERSHAM COLLIDED WITH AND TRAVELED UNDER A DOCK SUSPENDED ON CABLES AT AROUND 4:23 PM. HIS BOAT THEN CONTINUED ON AND STRUCK A ROCK WALL. HE WAS AIRLIFTED TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH MAJOR INJURIES. A PASSENGER IN HIS BOAT, 54 YEAR OLD NATASHA YOUNG OF SAN RAMON SUFFERED MINOR INJURIES AND WAS TAKEN TO SUTTER LAKESIDE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. ANYONE WHO WITNESSED THE ACCIDENT IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT.

3 CAR COLLISION JKB 7/22/10

  • A 3 CAR COLLISION SHUT DOWN TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAY 101 NEAR BURKE HILL SOUTH OF UKIAH FOR NEARLY AN HOUR LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

ACCORDING TO THE CHP, THE DRIVER OF A RED ACURA WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND WHEN FOR UNKNOWN REASONS SHE CROSSED THE CENTER GRASS MEDIAN, SIDESWIPED A NORTHBOUND SUV AND THEN COLLIDED HEAD ON WITH ANOTHER NORTHBOUND VEHICLE JUST AFTER 5:30 PM. MIRACULOUSLY NO ONE WAS CRITICALLY INJURED IN THE CRASH. THE DRIVER OF ONE OF THE NORTHBOUND VEHICLES WAS AIRLIFTED TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, ALL WITH MODERATE INJURIES. THE OTHER DRIVERS WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER. THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

HELP SOUGHT IN IDENTIFYING STOLEN SUV DRIVER JKB 7/22/10

  • AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLICS HELP IN IDENTIFYING AND LOCATING THE SUSPECTS WHO STOLE A TRUCK WITH TWO YOUNG CHILDREN INSIDE ON SATURDAY.

THE TRUCK WAS STOLEN JUST AFTER 3:30 PM WHEN THE MOTHER LEFT THE VEHICLE RUNNING AS SHE RAN INSIDE CONTRERAS MEAT MARKET ON TALMAGE. TWO CHILDREN, AGES 6 MONTHS AND 1 YEAR WERE INSIDE THE TRUCK WHEN IT WAS STOLEN PROMPTING AN AMBER ALERT. THE TRUCK AND THE CHILDREN WERE RECOVERED IN REDWOOD VALLEY A COUPLE OF HOURS LATER. THE CHILDREN WERE SCARED AND DEHYDRATED, BUT OTHERWISE UNHARMED. POLICE ARE ASKING ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CASE TO CONTACT THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT.

NEAR DROWNING JKB 7/22/10

  • PARAMEDICS SUCCESSFULLY RESUSCITATED A MAN WHO WAS THE VICTIM OF A NEAR DROWNING IN WOLF CREEK IN THE SPRING VALLEY AREA SUNDAY EVENING.

ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES THE 37 YEAR OLD VICTIM WAS OUT OF THE WATER AND BEING GIVEN CPR UNSUCCESSFULLY BY BYSTANDERS WHEN MEDICS ARRIVED. THEY TOOK OVER THE EFFORT AND WERE ABLE TO GET THE MAN BREATHING AGAIN. HE WAS LATER FLOWN TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR FURTHER TREATMENT. NO WORD YET ON HIS CONDITION. THE NAME OF THE VICTIM WAS NOT RELEASED.

WATER AND SEWER RATES TO GO UP JKB 7/22/10

  • THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY AGREED TO SIGNIFICANT RATE INCREASES FOR BOTH WATER AND SEWER SERVICES YESTERDAY.

THE WATER RATE INCREASES ARE NECESSARY DUE TO A COMBINATION OF REDUCED REVENUES CREATED BY SUCCESSFUL WATER CONSERVATION EFFORTS BY CITY RESIDENTS AND THE NEED TO PAY FOR THE REPAIR AND UPKEEP OF AN AGING WATER DELIVERY SYSTEM. THE SEWER RATE INCREASES WILL HELP PAY FOR THE CITYS NEW CITY 20 YEAR TREATMENT PLANT. THE WATER RATE INCREASES, WHICH WILL SEE THE PRICE OF A UNIT OF WATER GO FROM $1.29 TO $2.73 OVER THE NEXT 5 YEARS WILL GO INTO EFFECT NEXT MONTH. SIMILAR INCREASES IN THE SEWER RATES WHICH WILL SEE A UNIT OF SERVICE JUMP FROM $7.40 TO ALMOST $9.80 OVER A 5 YEAR PERIOD WILL GO INTO EFFECT IN 2011.

LAKEPORT TURNS DOWN FIREWORKS SETTLEMENT OFFER JKB 7/22/10

  • THE LAKEPORT CITY COUNCIL TURNED DOWN A SETTLEMENT OFFER FROM THE COMPANY THAT PUT ON THE DISAPPOINTING 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW EARLIER THIS MONTH.

MATTHEW GILFILLAN OF PYRO SPECTACULARS OFFERED A 25% DISCOUNT AND THE PROMISE TO ADD MORE FIREWORKS AT NO CHARGE TO NEXT YEARS SHOW. THE CITY COUNCIL AT THEIR MEETING IN JULY 6TH VOTED TO WITHHOLD THE FINAL PAYMENT OF $8,650 BECAUSE THE SHOW STARTED LATE, STOPPED EARLY AND HAD NUMEROUS DELAYS AND DIFFICULTIES DUE TO FAULTY WIRING. WHILE TURNING DOWN GILFILLANS OFFER THEY DID DIRECT CITY STAFF TO CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS FOR NEXT YEARS DISPLAY. PYRO SPECTACULARS HAS BEEN PROVIDING THE FIREWORKS FOR THE LAKEPORT 4TH OF JULY SHOW FOR ABOUT THE LAST 30 YEARS.

MAN WHO WAS SHOT TRESPASSING ARRESTED JKB 7/22/10

  • A KELSEYVILLE MAN WHO WAS SHOT WHILE TRESPASSING ON PRIVATE PROPERTY EARLIER THIS MONTH WAS ARRESTED ON A BENCH WARRANT LAST FRIDAY.

32 YEAR OLD JOHN KNISS WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WARRANT ISSUED IN AN UNRELATED CASE IN FEBRUARY. KNISS WAS SHOT WITH A SHOT GUN FROM A DISTANCE OF ALMOST 100 FEET BY 43 YEAR OLD NICKOLAS LEONE OF KELSEYVILLE JULY 10TH AFTER HE TRIED TO FORCE HIS WAY THROUGH A FRONT GATE ON LEONE PROPERTY. LEONE TOLD AUTHORITIES THAT KNISS HAD BEEN HARASSING AND THREATENING HIM BECAUSE HE BELIEVED LEONE WAS DATING HIS FORMER GIRLFRIEND. DEPUTIES WERE UNABLE TO LOCATE KNISS AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOTING. LEONE WAS ARRESTED FOR THE NEGLIGENT DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM. WHEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY LAST WEEK, KNISS TOLD POLICE THAT HE DID NOT SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR THE SHOOTING BECAUSE HE HAD NO INSURANCE, AND DID NOT REPORT THE INCIDENT TO AUTHORITIES BECAUSE HE WAS AFRAID OF BEING ARRESTED.

BAD WEATHER MAY HAMPER OIL SPILL FIX JKB 7/22/10

  • AN APPROACHING TROPICAL STORM COULD HAMPER BPS ATTEMPTS TO CREATE A PERMANENT FIX TO THE OIL GUSHER IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

THE STATIC KILL OPERATION THAT BP PLANNED TO BEGIN IMPLEMENTING THIS WEEK, MAY HAVE TO BE POSTPONED UNTIL AT LEAST FRIDAY OR LATER. THE NEW CAP THAT WAS PLACED ON THE SUNKEN WELL JULY 12TH IS STILL KEEPING OIL INSIDE, BUT IS ONLY TEMPORARY. A RELIEF WELL IS SCHEDULED TO BE IN PLACE BY THE END OF JULY IF THE APPROACHING STORM DOES NOT CREATE MORE DELAYS. ANALYSTS SAY IF THE STORM MAKES A DIRECT IMPACT ON THE AREA IT COULD DISRUPT OPERATIONS OF UP TO TWO WEEKS.

IMMIGRATION LAW CHALLENGE JKB 7/22/10

  • THE CONTROVERSIAL ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW WILL FACE TWO LEGAL CHALLENGES IN FEDERAL COURT TODAY.

THE FIRST IS WAS FILED BY A GROUP OF MORE THAN 100 INDIVIDUALS AND CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS, THE SECOND FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE SUSAN BOLTON WILL HEAR BOTH CASES. THE LAW, SIGNED BY ARIZONA GOV. JAN BREWER IN APRIL REQUIRES POLICE TO QUESTION PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR STATUS IF THEY HAVE BEEN DETAINED FOR ANOTHER REASON AND IF THERES REASON TO SUSPECT THEYRE IN THE UNITED STATES ILLEGALLY. CRITIC SAY THE LAW WILL PROMOTE RACIAL PROFILING WHILE SUPPORTS CLAIM THE BILL IS ONLY TO ENFORCE STANDING FEDERAL LAWS. THE NEW LAW IS SCHEDULED TO GO INTO EFFECT JULY 29TH.

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