News for the week of October 27, 2016

MODOC SHERIFF'S DEPUTY JACK HOPKINS was shot and killed last Wednesday morning while responding to a domestic disturbance.

Deputy killed on duty mourned by community

On Tuesday morning, Alturas Christian Life Assembly Pastor Clarence McCarty offered a heartfelt and emotional prayer for Modoc Sheriff’s Deputy Jack Hopkins prior to the Modoc County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Hopkins was shot to death last Wednesday while responding to a domestic disturbance south of Alturas.
Hopkins death has stunned the community and memorials in his memory are visible throughout the area.
Services for Deputy Hopkins, will be held November 5, 2016, 1:00 p.m. at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds located at 1712 Fairlane Rd., Yreka, CA. Click here to read more.

Breiner set for arraignment

Modoc County District Attorney Jordan Funk on Wednesday afternoon said he tentatively expected arraignment of shooting suspect Jack Breiner to be held Friday in Modoc Superior Court. Mr. Breiner will be arraigned on one count of willfull, deliberate and premeditated murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of felon in possession of a firearm and numerous enhancements, including a special circumstance allegation of intentionally killing a peace officer while the officer was engaged in the performance of his duties.  This is a death penalty case. Click here to read more.

Modoc jobless rate remains stable

The September 2016 unemployment rate in Modoc remained the same as August at 6.6 percent, according to the state Employment Development Department.
The civilian labor force dropped from August’s 3,440 to 3,400 and the number of employed was 3,170, while 220 were listed as unemployed. Last September the jobless rate was 6.9 percent with 3,310 in the labor force – 3,080 employed and 230 unemployed. Click here to read more.


Jack Lanceson Hopkins was killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Roger Joseph Hopping of Adin passed away Oct. 8, 2016.


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