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A woman from Fortuna killed Sunday was apparently trying to stop her shooter from kidnapping another woman. Eureka police say Sharral McDonald did not know the alleged shooter, Ronald Crossland, a convicted felon who had a criminal history including domestic violence. Kym Kemp reporting McDonald met Crossland thru the other woman who was not hurt but reported the shooting to police. Police say Crossland shot himself hours after McDonald was killed after ditching his car. He was found dead about four hours after McDonald with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say the man had been contacted by them three dozen times over the last 5 years and had been arrested 14 times during that time on charges varying from shoplifting, being drunk in public, to vandalism and disturbing the peace for breaking windows and violating a domestic violence restraining order.

A man from Finley man has been in court pleading guilty to driving drunk after a crash on Main Street and Lakeport Blvd. The Record Bee reports Robert Goodrich admitted he was driving under the influence and had a blood-alcohol content more than the legal limit of .08 percent last month. Lakeport police say he didn’t stop at an intersection so he rear ended another car and that car crashed into a third one. The second car’s driver had to go to the hospital and had head and neck injuries. His blood alcohol was measured at. 16. He has been sentenced to three years’ summary probation and has to serve 20 days in the Lake County Jail, with five days credit. Plus he had to go to a three-month long DUI program.

The public comment period for the Hare Creek Center Draft Environmental Impact Report in FB has been extended. Due to public comment already received, city staff extended it longer, to Tuesday, May 22nd. It was supposed to be from March 22nd to May 7th. But on Tueday, May 8th, the city had already received as much as 100 pieces of correspondence on the project. The company hired for the Environmental Review working with city staff to respond to all of the comments which will also be part of the report. Then the city council will get a copy before making their final decision on the permit. You can get a look at it at City Hall or on the City of Fort Bragg’s website. It’s a nearly 30,000 square foot shopping mall with Grocery Outlet, south of Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf.


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