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May 06, 2016

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ByJulieZeeb @DN_Zeeb on Twitter RED BLUFF No one was injured Thursday when a white Ford F-150 pickup truck hit and toppled a col- umn about 3:30 p.m. at the Fron- tier Village Family Health Cen- ter, 645 Antelope Blvd., after the truck reportedly had mechanical issues. The driver, a 71-year-old Red Bluff woman, was headed south in the Frontier Village Shop- ping Center, making a turn into a space when the vehicle jerked forward, said Red Bluff Police Of- ficer Darren Holman. The woman said she believed her brakes had malfunctioned. The collision was determined to have been an accident and no drugs or alcohol were suspected, CRASH Truckcrashes into building Thursday at Frontier Village By Heather Hoelscher @DN_Heather on Twitter CORNING At 5:30 a.m. Thursday the Corning Police Department received a call regarding a distur- bance involving a stabbing in the area of Houghton Avenue and Fig Lane. Officers responded and located Terry L. Grayson, 46, of Corning at the intersection, bleeding from his back and legs, according to the press release issued Thursday by the department. Officers attempted to interview Graysonbuthewasuncooperative, according to the release. The officers on the case can- vassed the area for investigative leads but had no results. Grayson was taken to the hospi- tal and treated for the lacerations and puncture wounds to the back and the legs. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone withinformation is asked to call the Corning Police Department at 824-7000. CRIME Suspect sought in Corning stabbing By Margaret Baum Daily News correspondent SACRAMENTO A Tehama County investigator described the area where the body of a 14-year-old Red Bluff girl murdered in 2013 was found to a Sacramento jury Thursday. Investigator Richard Davidson was one of the witnesses to tes- tify in the murder trial of Quentin Bealer, 42, charged with homicide in the strangling death of Marysa Nichols. Nichols' body was found half a mile behind Red Bluff High School Feb. 28, 2013. "We went into the perimeter of the scene in a spiral manner, turn- ing in a clockwise direction," Da- vidson said, describing the search for evidence in the area where the body was found." The entrance to the area was a narrow pathway going into a brushy area." Davidson described the area as a large clump of brush that was hollow in the center. He noted that there were no drag marks near the body. Deputy District Attorney Donna Daly showed the jury a 45-slide PowerPoint presentation containing several aerial and ground level photos of the area where the body was found. This included a map of the location of Red Bluff as well as the areas sur- rounding the high school. Later slides showed the condition of the body as well as the foam and foli- age covering Nichols. One of the photos showed a yellow spaghetti strap type tank top tied around her neck. "You can see the yellow item wrapped and tied around her neck," Davidson said. According to Davidson, there were leaves and an old towel that was probably already in the area covering the victim's head. Her black bra strap was down around her right arm and a green sweatshirt was found under her foot, Davidson said. He also noted that a grey sweatshirt was found under her body and some of her hair could be seen nearby along with a key ring that had a Tehama County Library card attached to it. Some of Nichols' school papers were found about 60 to 70 yards away from the location her body was found, Davidson confirmed. He also said there were no cig- arettes or cigarette butts found near the body. Elizabeth Howarth, 16, a stu- dent at Red Bluff High School's independent program, also testi- fied Thursday. "Marysa was my best friend," Howarth told the jury. "We met when I was going into fourth grade and she was a year older than me." Howarth said she had seen BEALER TRIAL Victim'sfriend,suspect'sextakestand By Heather Hoelscher @DN_Heather on Twitter RED BLUFF The Tehama County Farm Bureau and As- sociation of Realtors and the Daily News sponsored a can- didates night Wednesday at the Red Bluff Community Cen- ter for the voters of the county learn about those on the ballot in the June 7 primary elections. Those who attended the fo- rum included Congressional candidates Jim Reed, Gregory Cheadle and Gary Oxley, the As- sembly candidates James Gal- lagher and Ed Ritchie, and Te- hama County Supervisor can- didates for District 1 Steve Chamblin and Richard Law- rence and District 2 Candy Carl- son and Sandy Bruce. The candidates running for supervisor were asked what their ideas were on creating jobs and decreasing unemployment in the county. Creating situations where people want to do business in the area is the key to creating more jobs, Carlson said. In order to do that a candidate must have a realistic idea of what kinds of things can be done in this area. Lawrence said that he'd look at what the county has done so far and cut unemployment by bringing in new ideas and per- spectives on the topic. Supervisor Burt Bundy, of District 5, who is running un- opposed, mentioned a new web- site for business attraction that should help reduce unemploy- ment in the county. The county has hired a person to recruit new businesses to the area. Bruce said she agreed with Reed, who spoke earlier in the evening, that there is a lack of quality high speed Internet in this area. One of the big draw- backs the county has is not hav- ing broadband access, Bruce said. This would make Tehama County a lot more attractive to business owners. Along with the lack of high speed Internet, the lack of road infrastructure hurts the county, Chamblin said. The county is about $4.8 million short in maintaining the roads. In work- ing toward improving this, busi- nesses and jobs would follow. Gallagher, who is serving in the Assembly, said he has been working on increasing the num- ber of jobs during his term. He said he has worked on legisla- tion that has brought money to rural areas and fought job kill- ing legislation. He agreed more money needs to be put into roads. Assembly candidate Ritchie said he understands the hard work and dedication it takes to represent people. He supports voter rights, worker rights and the right of privacy. He said he would aim to make Sacramento work for the district. Audience members asked about specific skills and experi- ence of the Congressional candi- dates and what they had to of- fer residents in the North State. Oxley said the skills needed in Congress are honesty and in- tegrity. "There has to be a responsi- bility to make sure that when a law passes my desk that I've read it and understand it," Ox- ELECTIONS PRIMARY CANDIDATES SPEAK AT LOCAL FORUM PHOTOSBYHEATHERHOELSCHER—DAILYNEWS The Tehama County Supervisor candidates from districts 1and 2discuss what they will bring to the county if they are elected. Pictured, from le , are Candy Carlson, Richard Lawrence, Steve Chamblin and Sandy Bruce. Assemblyman James Gallagher speaks at the candidate night held Wednesday at the Red Bluff Community Center. Calendar..........A2 Community.....A3 Lifestyles........A4 Education........A5 Opinion............A6 Weather ..........A8 Index............... ## INDEX Epidemic of 'sudden oak death' has surged beyond control in California, according to experts. PAGEA7 STUDY Treediseasemightbe unstoppable in state CANDIDATES PAGE 7 TRIAL PAGE 7 CRASH PAGE 7 U Dow Jones Industrial 17,660.71 (+9.45) D Standard & Poor's 2050.63 (-0.49) D Nasdaq 4717.09 (-8.55) BUSINESS GOOD MORNING Have a great day, Carol Quinn. Check out what's going on in your neighborhood and the community. PAGE A2 LOCAL CALENDAR Republican leaders not expected to back down in regards to controversial rest- room law. PAGE B3 LGBT North Carolina leaders won't surrender on law » Friday, May 6, 2016 50CENTS AN EDITION OF THE CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD Web bonus More news and opinion. Conservation Kirkwood SERRF participates in Earth Day Education A5 Golf Local team brings home Cameron Cup Lifestyles A4 FollowtheDailyNews on Twitter to keep pace with breaking news and events @REDBLUFFNEWS FOLLOWUS ONTWITTER Volume131,issue121 7 58551 69001 9 At‑storm High: Low: 70 56 PAGE A8

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