Sufficient evidence, two suspects held for murder
Superior Court Judge Michelle Verderosa ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold Joanna Lynne McElrath and Robin Glenn James for trial on charges stemming from the alleged murder of Robert McElrath.
Charges include premeditated murder and conspiracy. McElrath also faces special charges of lying in wait and murder committed for the purpose of financial gain. James is also charged with lying in wait and alleged use of a handgun during the commission of a crime.
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Citizens file intent to recall Mayor Wilson
Portola City Clerk Leslie Tigan reported that a group of twenty signatories filed paperwork with the city on Friday afternoon, August 5, of their intent to circulate a petition to recall Portola Mayor Dan Wilson.
The group charged Wilson with refusing “to consider the concerns of the people of Portola regarding water and sewer rate hikes” and with ignoring the question of affordability. The notice alleges that this is creating an atmosphere of mistrust that has ‘permanently affected your ability to work productively for the city.”
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Smoke tests sewers and fire department
The Indian Valley Community Services District Ordinance Committee will meet today, Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 5:30 p.m. They will discuss, at length, the sewer leaks found in the system during the ongoing smoke testing and what can be done about them. The meeting will be in their new office located across from their old office on Highway 89, between Greenville Cottage Antiques and Plumas Bank. The committee will probably make a report to the board during their regular meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 6:30 p.m., in the Indian Valley Community Center, also located on Highway 89, on the other side of the antique shop.
Residents got a little excited in the Wolf Creek neighborhood of Greenville today, when Indian Valley Community Services District personnel began smoke testing the sewer lines.
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Man charged with murder pleads ‘not guilty’ in Antelope Lake shooting
The man accused of killing Susanville resident Rory McGuire during a July 2 car chase pleaded “not guilty” to the murder charge and seven other felony counts last week.
Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed, 36, of Reno, waived his right to a speedy trial during his continued arraignment Thursday, Aug. 4.
After entering his plea in Plumas County Superior Court in Quincy, Wallin-Reed was returned to the Plumas County Jail. He is being held on $1 million bail.
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County budget comes into focus
It still isn’t a pretty picture, but at least it is a clear one.
Plumas County’s Board of Supervisors must find about $1.5 million in savings in the county’s fiscal 2011-12 budget before it is adopted on Sept. 6.
The $1.5 million figure became clear after the books were finally closed for the 2010-11 fiscal year, which ended June 30.
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