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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Townhalls attract crowds: Assemblyman Brian Dahle and Sen. Ted Gaines met with constituents in Quincy and Chester during a three-meeting swing through Plumas and Lassen counties.
  • New leader: After nearly three decades, the Plumas County Mental Health Commission has a new leader. Supervisor Kevin Goss was named to replace Hank Eisenmann.
  • Home away from home: As of last week, new homes had been found for all of the patients at Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation and most had already moved.

Early morning fire damages Quincy home

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer
10/15/2012
 

  A fire broke out Monday, Oct. 15, about 4 a.m. at an Alder Court home in Quincy.

  The fire destroyed a storage shed and garage and did extensive damage to the kitchen and dining area of Bryan and Brenda Roccucci’s home.

  Unconfirmed reports indicate the fire most likely started in the storage shed behind the Roccucci home.

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Sheriff withdraws restructuring plan

There will be no layoffs, demotions or restructuring in the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Greg Hagwood and Supervisor Jon Kennedy delivered the news in a joint announcement at the Feather Publishing offices in Quincy on Thursday.

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Body found in Lake Almanor is likely missing swimmer

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Authorities move a body that was found floating in Lake Almanor Wednesday afternoon.
Photo by Samantha Hawthorne
 
Dan McDonald                

  Authorities have recovered the body of a man believed to have drowned in Lake Almanor last month.

  Plumas County Assistant Sheriff Gerry Hendrick said “we are 99 percent certain” that a body found floating in the lake Wednesday afternoon is that of Logan Merriweather.

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Sheriff blasts board on cuts

Sheriff wants to restructure department in wake of budget cuts

Hagwood says cuts to his department are larger than supervisors are reporting

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
10/10/2012

The Plumas County sheriff said budget cuts will force him to lay off and demote employees.

The county’s Board of Supervisors said the sheriff is free to restructure his department however he chooses — but don’t blame it on budget cuts. The board maintained the sheriff’s department has enough money to get the job done.

Sheriff Greg Hagwood was scheduled to ask the board to approve his restructuring plan at its Tuesday, Oct. 9, meeting.

Hagwood’s request was expected to spark more debate over interpretations of the sheriff’s department’s “complicated” funding sources.

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Knife-wielding intruder terrorizes Quincy family

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor
Updated 10/10/2012
 
A Quincy family experienced a horrifying ordeal last week.

A knife-wielding intruder broke into the Brandes family’s Jackson Street home Wednesday, Oct. 3, and said he was looking for the children.

The intruder, David John Crawford, 32, of Marysville, was eventually shot with a Taser and arrested by Plumas County sheriff’s deputies.

But not before putting Dan Brandes and his family through a terrifying ordeal, according to Brandes.
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