Fire damages vacant Victorian at Pine and Rio in Red Bluff

RED BLUFF — A vacant Victorian home at the corner of Pine and Rio streets in downtown Red Bluff caught fire Saturday afternoon, damaging the structure. The Red Bluff Fire Department responded around 4:30 p.m., said Chief Ray Barber. The firefighters contained the fire around 5 p.m. and cleared the scene at 9 p.m. Cal Fire assisted with the call. Barber said the first and second floors of the home were damaged and there was extensive overhaul done to the building after the fire was contained. The fire caused an estimated $100,000 worth of damage. The home was unoccupied and there were no injuries as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, which is being headed up by Division Chief Michael Bachmeyer.

2 Dead In Wrong-Way Suspected DUI Crash In Sutter County, CHP Says

SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13) – Two people were killed overnight in a wrong-way crash on Highway 99 in Sutter county. California Highway Patrol Investigators said a white BMW was headed south in the northbound lanes near Sankey Road just after 1 a.m. Authorities said the vehicle crashed into a silver Toyota – killing both drivers. Their identities were not released. Investigators said they believe alcohol was a factor in the collision. No further information was released.

Statue Of Junipero Serra Toppled In Downtown Sacramento Protest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A statue of Spanish missionary Father Junipero Serra in downtown Sacramento, California, was toppled by demonstrators on Saturday. The statue, which was erected in Capitol Park in 1965, was brought down amid a protest focusing on the rights and historical struggle of indigenous people. The 18th century Roman Catholic priest founded nine of California’s 21 Spanish missions and forced Native Americans to stay at those missions after they were converted or face brutal punishment. Serra died in 1784. The California Highway Patrol said that at around 9 p.m. on Saturday, a group of about 200 demonstrators moved onto Capitol grounds toward the statue. Investigators said members of the group spray-painted and beat on the statue before attempting to set it on fire. The agency said protesters then wrapped tow straps around the statue and pulled it down. The CHP said an investigation is underway to find those responsible. Statues of Serra have been defaced in California for several years by people who said he destroyed tribes and their culture. Last month protesters pulled down Serra statues in Los Angeles and San…

Boy, 8, Shot Near Eye In Stockton On July 4th

STOCKTON (CBS13) – An 8-year-old boy was shot near the left eye while sitting on a roof in Stockton during the Fourth of July, authorities said. The Stockton Police Department said the child is in the hospital and is expected to recover. The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Gotham Drive. Authorities said the suspect in the shooting fired gunshots from the backyard. The only suspect description released was of an individual of an unknown race with long hair and dark clothing. Any witnesses to the shooting are encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department. No further information was released.

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