Alleged killer captured in Peru
The FBI reported that a 48-year-old woman wanted in connection with the July 2008 murder of her ex-husband in Plumas County was arrested Wednesday, June 4, at her residence in Peru.
FBI spokeswoman Gina Swankie said Costa Rican national Nazira Maria Cross allegedly poisoned her ex-husband, Michael Cross, in Plumas County, then drove him to Lovelock where the couple owned a ranch and buried him on the property.
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Sheriff’s ice cream commercial goes viral
An unsuspecting driver reacts as Sheriff Greg Hagwood delivers ice cream cones in this image captured from the Wall’s Ice Cream commercial on YouTube.
A puzzled driver glances at the rearview mirror, trying to figure out why she has been pulled over by the Plumas County sheriff.
“Are you familiar with vehicle code 339472?” the sheriff asks.
“Yeah,” she responds before admitting “… No.”
She wasn’t alone. Dozens of unsuspecting drivers didn’t know the vehicle code for DWI (driving without ice cream).
They do now.
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Woman searches for local men killed in Vietnam
Have you heard of any of these men?
Garry W. Catron, 1949 – 1968, Chester.
Michael L. Krom,1950 – 1969, Twain.
John S. Lewis, 1947 – 1969,California Hot Springs.
Larry D. Simpson, 1945 – 1969,Sloat.
Maui resident Janna Hoehn is looking for a picture of each man to send to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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Western Pacific Railroad Museum tells the story of the little company that could
The Western Pacific Railroad Museum, located in Portola, tells the story of a scrappy underdog railroad, the Western Pacific, and how it changed the industry through its innovation and grit.
With 160 locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars and cabooses, the Western Pacific Railroad Museum is renowned for its thorough collection of artifacts from one specific railroad company.
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Plumas County Tourism Council to create countywide marketing plan
“Tourism is about economics,” principal speaker Carl Ribaudo told a group of Plumas County Tourism Council members May 21. “It is just as competitive and brutal as any other industry.”
More than 50 people attended the brown bag lunch meeting, sponsored by Feather River College, at Serpilio Hall at the county fairgrounds. Ribaudo has 20 years of experience in the travel and tourism industries as a strategic marketer. He has given numerous seminars for chambers and tourism councils.
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Residents to have new green waste option soon
An efficient, cost-effective solution has been found to temporarily solve the green waste problem in the Quincy area, but a long-term solution that could involve the entire county is still being sought.
While contracts and details need to be finalized, the basic concept is for residents to take their yard waste to Feather River Disposal on Industrial Way where it will be burned in an air curtain mobile incineration unit. The remaining soot will then be hauled to the transfer station.
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