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A man from Albion’s been arrested for attempting to get into a local couple’s home. Police say Nevin Appel broke out a window and did other damage to Ruairi and Lucinda O’Sullivan’s house. Police say he was probably on drugs as he was yelling incoherently and pounded on their walls and front door before breaking out the window. The couple called 9-1-1 and went into a locked room in their home. Appel was arrested but made bail. He was arrested the next day for criminal threats, then cops heard from the O’Sullivans and arrested Appel again for stalking and committing a felony offense while released on bail. He was held on $75,000.00 bail.

A man accused of the raping and murdering a woman almost two years ago has been sent to prison for 50 years. Terrell Marshall, a registered sex offender, was found guilty for first degree murder for the Halloween 2014 stranger rape and murder of Kayla Chesser. Marshall pleaded guilty to the murder and also admitted a prior strike so that doubled his 25 to life sentence. So to not to go to trial and risk life in prison without parole, Marshall agreed to a plea deal. Unless the laws change, he’s looking at not being considered for parole until he’s 96. He’ll be sent to San Quentin at the end of the month and it will be decided there where he serves his sentence.

It’s gonna be a page turner. The November ballot will have several statewide initiatives. The California Secretary of State has certified 17 ballot measures, said to be the most for an election since March 2000. There were 20 measures back then. Some of the biggies: voters will decide if marijuana should be legalized for recreational use, getting rid of the death penalty and making adult film actors wear condoms during sex. The Record Bee reports many of the measures on the ballot have to go to voters as state law requires any constitutional amendment and almost all general obligation bonds get public consent.

The final numbers are in from the primary in June for Lake County. The Registrar of Voters finalized everything Tuesday night to make the deadline. There are going to be two runoff races for supervisorial seats and Measure U for Kelseyville Unified School District gets a thumbs up. Preliminary results that came in just after last month’s election weren’t changed except some candidates got some more votes for their wins.

Police in Clearlake looking for anyone who saw a stabbing after a street fight outside a party last weekend. The victim, Troy Bailey, cut several times during a fight with several people, but police say only one stabbed him. A friend of the victim was on the phone with him and says she heard an argument so she drove to the location of the party and saw people fighting in the street as she got there. She saw Bailey go down and got him into her car and drove him to the hospital. Police say they’ve gathered info on a possible suspect but they want more help from witnesses there last weekend. Bailey was in intensive care, in critical condition.

A Cal Fire tanker is parking it in Ukiah, dropping water on the mountains as a training exercise. The Battalion Chief says it’s been pretty quiet in Mendocino County this fire season so far. Tankers have been ready for weeks and are sitting at the Air Attack Base in the City of Ukiah Regional Airport. Trainees in Ukiah before heading out to other areas. Last summer they did the same thing, showing trainees how to fill up with flame retardant and water. So far this summer, Cal Fire says the largest Mendocino County fire was the 17-acre Bridge Fire near Highway 162 at Dos Rios late last week.

A man in Mendocino County is gathering signatures to try to stop his sister’s killer from being paroled. The Daily Journal reports Donald Allen II has been out in front of Wal-mart in Ukiah where he’s also drummed up enough support that other people decided to help him collect more signatures. James Preston Rogers got 15 years-to-life in prison in February 2003 for the death of his girlfriend, Christine Hilton, Allen’s sister. Her decapitated body was found by her son near the Russian River in Ukiah in September 2002. Transient Rogers confessed to the murder.

Homes needed for multiple pit bulls in Ukiah after a fight between them had the owners deciding to adopt them out. The Ukiah Police Department reports getting a call to a home Saturday for a report of several fighting pitbulls and the owners getting bit. Police say when they got there they found three male adult dogs, three female adult dogs and six puppies. There was a fight between two of the males and another got out of its harness and joined. Both of the owners were bitten as they tried stopping the fight. Police took the three dogs, two of them, severely injured, to a local vet. The owners said they could no longer care for them and gave them up.

A mayor in Moss Point, Mississippi is pardoning a pig whose owner is on military duty in Iraq. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/29iWWbq ) Moss Point Mayor Billy Broomfield is allowing Patrick the pig to stay with a friend of his owner,

Otis Lundy, who’s deployed with the Air Force until the fall. Lundy apparently owned him for several years before a local ordinance banned pigs in the town.

An escaped inmate in northwestern Arkansas went to a bar a week later, ordered a beer and said he was turning himself in. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/29kAAXt ) Shaun Higham went to Mitch’s Place in Paris Tuesday which is just 6 miles from the Logan County Jail. He was even wearing his dirty prison uniform and he was apparently covered in insect bites. He picked a lock to get out of jail June 28th. The bar’s owner called cops and when they got there he was drinking a beer, then surrendered.

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