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Author visits McKinley School students

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 — The author of the “The Adventures of Lovable Lobo” children’s book series visited McKinley School kindergarteners for two days.

Author C. L. Murphy wished to visit her niece, a kindergartener at McKinley and decided to pilot an assembly program she is working on, according to McKinley principal Lynn Parker. Murphy was able to spend at least an hour with each class organizing activities for students.

“Not only did she go to all the classes … she did a lesson plan … it was a lot of fun,” said Parker.

Additional Sierra snow expected late today

9:10 a.m. Monday, March 31 — Another late-season storm will move into the Sierra from 2 p.m. today, Monday, March 31 until to 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, April 1, bringing moderate amounts of snow to the Sierra. This system will be colder, so snow levels should drop to all valley floors by tonight.

Snow will begin this afternoon with heaviest falling this evening into tonight. Experts are expecting three to six inches of snow accumulations above 5,000 feet west of Highway 395, and up to two inches elsewhere.

Sesquicentennial celebration Tuesday

Saturday, March 29, 2014 — Lassen County celebrates its 150th anniversary at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 in front of the historic Lassen County Courthouse.

While larger sesquicentennial celebrations are set for later in the year in May, June and September, Lassen County District 2 Supervisor Jim Chapman, the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce, the Lassen County Historical Society and the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office plan to hold a brief ceremony.

Traffic stop leads to arrest

Friday, March 28, 2014 — A Susanville man is in custody on multiple charges after evidence discovered during a traffic stop allegedly linked him to a series of crimes.

Brenton Sullivan, 20, was booked into the Lassen County Jail on multiple charges including one count of second degree burglary, two counts of petty theft, three counts of possession of stolen property, one count of illegal use of an access card and one count of driving on a suspended driver’s license. He was held on $60,000 bail.

Arrest made in ongoing counterfeit money investigation

A Janesville man was arrested after investigations allegedly linked him with an ongoing counterfeit money investigation.

Officers arrested Randall Thompson, 49, at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, according to a press release from the Susanville Police Department. The department executed a search warrant at a residence on Center Road in Janesville after a joint investigation by agents from the U.S. Secret Service.

Thompson was charged with manufacturing fictitious bills and possessing counterfeiting material. He was held on a $30,000 bail at the Lassen County Jail.

The investigation continues, and anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Susanville Police Department during regular business hours, or its 24-hour dispatch number at 257-2171.

Callers can choose to remain anonymous.

The Lassen County Narcotics Task Force, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation assisted the department during the execution of the search warrant, according to the release.

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