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Timothy William Sweeting went missing after an assault in May and was presumed dead. Now Mendocino County sheriff’s deputies believe they may have round his remains. Yesterday a caller in Covelo reported suspicious dog activity which led deputies and detectives to the human remains that they believe to be Timothy William Sweeting. Those remains have not yet been positively identified, but an autopsy is scheduled for today. Before finding those remains the Mendocino County District Attorney’s office filed charges against Richard Ruoff for both felonious assault with a deadly weapon and murder. Ruoff had fled to New Hampshire, but was arrested there. He’s currently fighting extradition.

A man is being held at the Mendocino county jail following a domestic incident. Mendocino county Sheriff’s deputies were called to a domestic dispute in Covelo and found 52 year old Ronald Callen had allegedly grabbed a 43 year old female by the head and pushed her to the floor, then began shaking her. The female had visible injuries to her face and stomach. Callen is charged with Domestic Violence Battery

Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblyman Bill Dodd, and other Lake County officials will host a comprehensive update on the recovery and rebuilding happening in South Lake County in the wake of the Valley Fire. The will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday June 23rd and Middletown High School. McGuire says the meeting will focus on the progress that has been made and looking forward to what still needs to be done

The National Weather Services has issued a special weather statement for much of Northern due to particularly hot weather and potential thunderstorms this weekend. We could see temperatures reaching into the high 90’s, nearly 15 to 20 degrees hotter than normal. The national weather service warms that a transition from hot and dry to a thunderstorm has a history of leading to increased fire activity.


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