Time to Change Lake Mendo Rules

What’s being called California’s worst drought in decades has spurred a bill that could compel the US Army Corps of Engineers to rethink the way it runs the Coyote Valley Dam, and how much water can be stored in Lake Mendocino throughout the year. The Corps runs the dam between November and April based on […]

Talmage Couple Arrested On Multiple Chomo Charges

A Talmage couple was arrested Thursday night in what authorities are calling the most atrocious case of child sexual abuse in decades, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. Donald Earl Dunakin, 61, and his girlfriend of 30 years, Ina Selene Medina, 47, are suspected of sexually abusing several children they had in common over […]

Tubbs’ Daughter Struggles Through Testimony

Testimony from the daughter of a Fort Bragg foster father accused of beating and killing a five-month-old baby girl is in question as his trial enters its second week in Mendocino County Superior Court. Wilson L. ‘Josh’ Tubbs III, 39, faces a charge of child abuse causing baby Emerald Herriet’s death, which carries the same […]

A Foster Father & A Baby’s Death

While authorities still aren’t saying much about the violent death of a 5-month-old baby girl in Fort Bragg, details have come to light about the events that led up to the December tragedy. Wilson L. Tubbs III, 38, the baby’s foster father, was arrested last month and booked under $500,000 bail at the Mendocino County […]

Norbury Murder Trial Wraps Up

Finishing up the sanity phase of the murder trial for Billy Norbury, psychiatrist Dr. Donald Apostle told the court last Tuesday that while Norbury may have been mentally ill, he didn’t meet the legal definition of insanity the night he shot Jamal Andrews. The jury last week convicted Norbury, 34, of first-degree murder and a […]

Is Billy Norbury Insane?

The defense began presenting evidence Tuesday regarding the question of Billy M. Norbury’s sanity at the time he shot and killed his Redwood Valley neighbor, Jamal Andrews. A jury has already convicted Norbury, 34, of first-degree murder with a special allegation that he used a 30-30 Winchester rifle to kill Andrews, 30, on the night […]

The Night Jamal Died

In his opening statement Tuesday in the murder trial of Billy Norbury, Mendocino County District Attorney David Eyster described for the jury the “nightmare” scenario where Norbury allegedly shot and killed his Redwood Valley neighbor, Jamal Andrews. Norbury, 34, faces a murder charge with a special allegation that he used a gun to kill Andrews, […]