A man was arrested Monday, Oct. 31, in connection with several fires that were set along Highway 36 near Westwood earlier that morning.
Andrew Giampapa was arrested by Plumas County sheriff’s deputies on charges of arson, being under the influence of a controlled substance and violating parole.
The US Geological Survey has lowered the intensity of the earthquake to M3.8.
Original post 6:30 a.m. - A M4.1 earthquake was felt at 6:25 a.m. Sunday morning in Plumas, Lassen and Sierra counties. The epicenter was in a similar location as the quake last Wednesday, this time it was nine miles SSE from Whitehawk, CA (39.604°N, 120.473°W), with a depth of 8.7 miles. This again puts the epicenter in Sierra County.
It might be considered a long shot, but Plumas County could get a new state-of-the-art $20 million jail for $1 million.
Sheriff Greg Hagwood outlined the possibility for the Board of Supervisors during a meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18.
A public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, will provide an update on the current status of the new Quincy courthouse project and potential sites. At the meeting, the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to hear about the status of the statewide courthouse construction program in light of the state’s budget, progress on site selection for the new Quincy courthouse, and planned next steps.
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