Red Bluff Daily News

October 01, 2014

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RED BLUFF >> The Califor- nia Highway Patrol and the Te- hama County Department of Health is hosting a child passen- ger safety seat check event Friday at Walmart in Red Bluff. "The event will give parents and grandparents an opportu- nity to have their children's safety seats checked for proper installa- REDBLUFF CHPtoholdchildsafety seat inspection event Staff Reports RED BLUFF » The Red Bluff Police Department said Tuesday that it will begin focusing on enforc- ing bicycle violations to "increase rider safety and reduce the num- ber of collisions resulting in in- juries." Red Bluff has one of the high- est collision rates in California on a per capita basis, according to a Red Bluff police press release. "Statistics indicate collisions involving pedestrians and bicy- clists are extraordinarily high in Red Bluff in comparison to simi- larly sized cities" in the state, the release said. Starting today, Red Bluff police said, officers will focus on bicycle violations, including not wearing a helmet if under age 18, riding a bike against traffic, not stopping at stop signs, riding with ear- phones, riding on the sidewalk, and not being equipped with a light at night. Bicyclists are required to obey the same rules of the road as mo- torists, the release said. RED BLUFF Police crack down on bike violations RedBluffhasoneof highest collision rates in state, police say By Andre Byik @andrebyik on Twitter RED BLUFF » A Red Bluff woman suspected of driving under the influence allegedly struck and killed an 18-year-old pedes- trian near the Valero gas sta- tion across from the Tehama District Fairground on Tuesday morning. About 10:30 a.m. Red Bluff po- lice responded to reports that a vehicle had hit two pedestrians on Antelope Boulevard, said Red Bluff police Sgt. Kevin Busekist. The driver, identified as Eliza- beth Anne Lang, 36, was travel- ing alone east on Antelope Bou- levard in a maroon 1993 Honda Accord and reportedly veered off the road, striking two pe- destrians standing near a phone box located near the shoulder of the road, Busekist said. One pedestrian, an 18-year- old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. Her name has not been released pending notification to her fam- ily. The other pedestrian, iden- tified as 20-year-old Travis Mi- chael Burke, suffered a broken le g an d wa s tr an sp or te d to S t. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Busekist said. He was said to be in stable condition about 1 p.m. Lang was arrested at the scene on suspicion of DUI caus- ing injury, vehicular manslaugh- ter, being under the influence of a controlled substance, posses- sion of a controlled substance and transportation of a con- trolled substance, Red Bluff po- lice said. A manager at the Valero gas station who witnessed the inci- RED BLUFF PEDESTRIAN HIT, KILLED BY SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER ANDREBYIK—DAILYNEWS A female pedestrian was struck and killed by a driver suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol Tuesday morning on Antelope Boulevard near the Valero gas station across from the Tehama District Fairground in Red Bluff. A manager at the Valero gas station who witnessed the incident from inside the business said just minutes before the crash the male pedestrian ... was hitchhiking. Suspect who robbed Los Molinos bank Sept. 25 still at large By Rich Greene @richgreenenews on Twitter LOS MOLINOS » Tehama County Sheriff's detectives have released a composite sketch of the suspect in the Sept. 25 robbery of Umpqua Bank in Los Molinos. Around 10:40 a.m. Sept. 25 a man entered the bank, brandished a handgun, and demanded money from a bank employee. After receiving an undis- closed amount of money, the suspect fled the area on foot. An immediate search by the Tehama County Sheriff's Department, California High- way Patrol Air Operations and Tehama County District Attorney's Office could not find the suspect. He is described as a white man between the ages of 30 and 40, about 6 feet, 2 inches tall with a medium build weighing around 200 pounds. He had short "dark" hair and was wearing a San Francisco Giants baseball cap at the time of the robbery. He was also wearing dark colored high-top basketball or skater shoes and dark wrap- around sunglasses, blue jeans and a black jacket. During the robbery the suspect wore a white dust mask covering his face. It was believed he used a semi au- to ma ti c ha nd gu n du ri ng t he robbery. The FBI has joined the in- vestigation. Anyone with in- formation about the case should contact the Sheriff's Department at 529-7920. BANK ROBBERY Sketchreleasedofsuspect Business .........A4 Community.....A3 Food.................B4 Lifestyles........A5 Opinion............A6 Sports.............. B1 INDEX Whittenburg Country School's annual Pumpkinhead Family Bike Ride will be held Oct. 12 at Ridgeway Park. PAGEA3 COMMUNITY Pumpkins head family bike ride set for Oct. 12 Whitney Armstrong scored twice as Corning improved to 5-2in league play with a 3-0 win at Lassen. PAGE B1 SPORTS Lady Cardinals field hockey beats Lassen Drug and medical device com- panies paid doctors and hospi- tals billions of dollars last year, the government says. PAGE B8 ETHICS QUESTIONS Drug, device firms paid $3.5B to care providers The director of the Secret Service admits failures in her agency's mission of protecting the president. PAGE B5 WHITE HOUSE INTRUDER Secret Service chief grilled over security Sketch of bank robbery suspect Another pedestrian hurt, but in stable condition BIKE » PAGE 7 PEDESTRIAN » PAGE 7 SEAT » PAGE 7 Feature Content Inside Today The Royal Treatment CreatingaCultureofCustomerServiceExcellence Tues,Oct.14 9am-11am Red Bluff Senior & Community Center 1500 South Jackson St. Red Bluff $20 per person Call 529-7000 • Uncover the Expectations and Hidden Needs of Your Customers • 5 Keys to Exceptional Service for Superior Hospitality • Implement Problem Solving Skills to Provide Outstanding Service workstyles personalities customer care service excellence N EWS D AILY REDBLUFF TEHAMACOUNTY Spring-Summer edition copies still available at the Red Bluff Daily News. ExtracopiesarealsoavailableattheRedBluffChamberofCommerce 24/7 presence online for 6 months. 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