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CHP INVESTIGATING FATAL CRASH FOLLOWING PURSUIT (LAW) JB 3/18/15

CHP INVESTIGATORS ARE REVIEWING A FATAL CRASH OFF HIGHWAY 1 NEAR BODEGA, TRYING TO DETERMINE IF IT WAS AN ACCIDENT OR INTENTIONAL.

ACCORDING TO THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, THE PURSUIT BEGAN AT ABOUT 6:30 P.M. MONDAY AFTER AN INCIDENT AT THE HISTORIC WASHOE HOUSE BAR ON STONY POINT ROAD. THE INCIDENT INVOLVED THE MAN PULLING OUT A HANDGUN AND MAKING INCOHERENT STATEMENTS AND ALSO THREATENING TO KILL PEOPLE. THE DRIVER, WHOSE NAME WAS NOT RELEASED PENDING POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION, BURNED IN THE CAR WHEN IT BURST INTO FLAMES AFTER HITTING A TREE. CHP OFFICERS ESTIMATED THE MAN WAS DRIVING 120 MPH WHEN HE RAN OFF OF THE ROADWAY. THERE WERE NO SKID MARKS, INDICATING HE HADNT APPLIED HIS BRAKES BEFORE CRASHING. THE INVESTIGATION WOULD INCLUDE WHETHER IT WAS AN ACCIDENT OR INTENTIONAL, BUT A CHP OFFICIAL SAID IT MAY BE IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE A DETERMINATION.

FINES LEVIED IN MENDOCINO ABALONE POACHING CASE (LAW) JB 3/18/15

HEAVY FINES HAVE BEEN LEVIED ON THREE SAN FRANCISCO MEN CAUGHT LAST YEAR POACHING ABALONE IN MENDOCINO.

THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY THAT THREE SAN FRANCISCANS CAUGHT LAST FALL WITH A COMBINED 59 RED ABALONE ON THE MENDOCINO COAST HAVE BEEN HIT WITH $20,000 IN FINES AND SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS PROBATION AND 240 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. THE THREE WERE ARRESTED AFTER UNDERCOVER WILDLIFE OFFICERS SAW TWO OF THEM DIVING FOR ABALONE NOV. 5 NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF ELK AND HIDING SHELLFISH AS THEY BROUGHT THEM ASHORE. ASIDE FROM THE FINES AND PROBATION, THE THREE MEN FACE THE PERMANENT REVOCATION OF THEIR FISHING LICENSES AND THE LOSS OF ALL THEIR FISHING GEAR SEIZED BY OFFICERS DURING THEIR ARREST.

APOLLO IN LEAD TO ACQUIRE DFM NEWSPAPERS (ECN) JB 3/18/15

GIANT PRIVATE EQUITY FUND APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT IS THE FRONT-RUNNER IN NEGOTIATIONS TO BUY DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA, THE PUBLISHER OF NUMEROUS LOCAL NEWSPAPERS.

ACCORDING TO REUTERS, APOLLO, WHICH HAS ABOUT $160 BILLION UNDER MANAGEMENT, IS IN ADVANCED TALKS TO ACQUIRE DFM FOR AROUND $400 MILLION. APOLLO AND THE SMALLER PRIVATE EQUITY FUND CERBERUS HAVE BEEN RUMORED TO BE THE TWO FINAL BIDDERS FOR THE CHAIN, WHICH DFM PUT UP FOR SALE LAST SEPTEMBER.

IN ADDITION TO 76 DAILY NEWSPAPERS, DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA CONTROLS 160 WEEKLY PUBLICATIONS. THE PAPERS INCLUDE THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL, THE WILLITS NEWS AND THE FORT BRAGG ADVOCATE NEWS, IN ADDITION TO THE RECORD-BEE. IN THE BAY AREA, MAJOR DFM-CONTROLLED PROPERTIES INCLUDE THE SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, CONTRA COSTA TIMES AND OAKLAND TRIBUNE.

TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEMS TEST SCHEDULED (PI) JB 3/18/15

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAS PROCLAIMED THAT NEXT WEEK IS TSUNAMI PREPAREDNESS WEEK.

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES, IN COOPERATION WITH THE COUNTIES OF HUMBOLDT AND DEL NORTE, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, AND THE CALIFORNIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY HAS SCHEDULED A TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM TEST ON MARCH 25, 2015 FROM 11:00 AM TO 12:00 PM PDT. IF YOU ARE WATCHING TELEVISION BETWEEN 11:00 A.M. AND 12:00 NOON ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 25, EXPECT TO SEE A CRAWLER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN INDICATING THAT A TSUNAMI WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED AND HEAR A VOICE INDICATING THAT IT IS ONLY A TEST. IF YOU DONT HEAR THE TV AUDIO, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS ONLY A TEST. IF YOU ARE LISTENING TO THE RADIO YOU WILL HEAR ALERTING TONES FOLLOWED BY A VOICE ANNOUNCING THAT THE TEST IS OCCURRING.

MAN SHOOTING AT A DRIVER DURING CAR CHASE (LAW) JB 3/18/15

SHOTS FIRED DURING A CAR CHASE LEADS TO THE ARREST OF A WILLITS MAN IN COVELO.

DEPUTIES FROM THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WERE DISPATCHED TO THE COVELO AREA REGARDING A REPORT OF A SUBJECT IN A VEHICLE CHASE SHOOTING AT THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF HIM. DEPUTIES ENCOUNTERED THE SUSPECT VEHICLE ON HIGHWAY 162 NEAR DOS RIOS. A TRAFFIC STOP WAS CONDUCTED AND 39-YEAR-OLD DUSTIN HENDERSON WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE DRIVER. HENDERSON HAD PASSED THE VICTIMS VEHICLE ON HIGHWAY 162 AND WHEN DOING SO COLLIDED WITH THE VEHICLE WHILE COMPLETING THE PASS. HENDERSON PULLED AWAY AND STOPPED HIS VEHICLE IN THE ROADWAY AND PRODUCED A PELLET PISTOL WHICH THE VICTIM BELIEVED TO BE A FIREARM AND HE FIRED THE PELLET PISTOL AT THE VICTIMS VEHICLE, SHATTERING THE PASSENGER WINDOW AND BREAKING THE WINDSHIELD. THE VICTIM WAS THEN PURSUED BY HENDERSON INTO THE COVELO AREA WHERE HE CONTINUED TO SHOOT THE PELLET PISTOL AT THE VICTIMS VEHICLE. THE VEHICLES TRAVELED THROUGH THE TOWN OF COVELO AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED UNTIL THE VICTIM WAS ABLE TO ELUDE HENDERSON IN THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC. A SEARCH OF HENDERSONS VEHICLE REVEALED THE PELLET PISTOLWHICH HAD THE APPEARANCE OF A FIREARM AS WELL AS PELLETS, MARIJUANA, AND SUSPECTED METHAMPHETAMINE IN A HYPODERMIC SYRINGE. HENDERSON WAS ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES AND BOOKED INTO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL.

GUERNVILLE MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH (LAW) JB 3/18/15

A GUERNVILLE MAN SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH NEAR HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE OVER THE WEEKEND.

39-YEAR-OLD RENE BARRON WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 29, APPROXIMATELY HALF A MILE NORTH OF SPRUCE GROVE ROAD SOUTH WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. BARRONS 1989 KAWASAKI X3 LEFT THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED, SEVERELY INJURING THE RIDER. HE WAS FLOWN TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AFTER BEING TRANSPORTED TO A REGIONAL TRAUMA CENTER. THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION AND, ACCORDING TO CHP REPORTS, ALCOHOL IS BELIEVED TO BE A FACTOR IN THE CRASH.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO OFFER BACHELOR PROGRAMS (ED) JB 3/18/15

TWELVE COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN CALIFORNIA HAVE RECEIVED FINAL APPROVAL TO OFFER BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMS.

THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES BOARD OF GOVERNORS GAVE FINAL APPROVAL ON MONDAY FOR 12 COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO PARTICIPATE IN A LANDMARK PILOT PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS THEM TO OFFER BACHELORS DEGREES IN FIELDS SUCH AS RESPIRATORY THERAPY, DENTAL HYGIENE AND AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY. INITIAL APPROVAL WAS GRANTED IN JANUARY, PENDING ADDITIONAL EVALUATION OF THE PROPOSALS BY THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES CHANCELLORS OFFICE AND FURTHER CONSULTATION WITH CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. UNDER THE LAW THE FOUR-YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMS MUST BE UP AND RUNNING BY AT LEAST THE 2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR, HOWEVER, DISTRICTS MAY START THEIR PROGRAMS BY THE FALL 2015 SEMESTER.

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