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Inyo DA, Bishop Paiute Tribe issue statements on shooting

From Inyo County DA Thomas Hardy: Earlier today, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release regarding an officer-involved shooting in the Bishop area. The case is currently being investigated by the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department and, separately, by the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office.  The District Attorney’s Office responsibility in these cases is […]

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Bar brawl, stabbing in Bishop

Bishop Police Department press release On August 20, 2016, at approximately 1:18 A.M., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Main St. on a reported bar fight involving twenty subjects, with one possibly stabbed. Officers met with the bouncer, who had confiscated a knife and pointed out the potential suspect as he was walking […]

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Officials urge extra caution with schools back in session

Press release Today, Monday, August 22nd, the Bishop Unified Schools headed back into the classrooms for the 2016/2017 school year. The Bishop Police Department and the Bishop Unified School District would like to remind the public of this event and to remind drivers and parents to be safe everywhere, but especially near the schools. Traffic Jams: School will […]

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Mammoth doctor pleads guilty to federal charges

Press release MAMMOTH LAKES DOCTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO REMOVING ARCHEOLOGICAL RESOURCES FRESNO, Calif. — Jonathan Cornelius Bourne, 59, of Mammoth Lakes, pleaded guilty Monday to unauthorized transportation of archeological resources and unauthorized excavation, removal, damage, or defacement of archeological resources, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. On September 17, 2015, a federal grand jury […]

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Judge: Dawndee Rossy guilty on 91 counts

By Deb Murphy Guilty on 91 counts. Judge Philip Argento’s ruling on the Dawndee Rossy embezzlement trial wasn’t that dramatic Monday afternoon at the Independence Courthouse, but that was the gist. Rossy will self-surrender to the Independence jail August 29 by 2 p.m. Her next appearance in court will be October 20 when Argento will […]

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Victim identified in fatal Mammoth collision

MLPD press release Mammoth Lakes, CA – On Thursday, August 4, 2016, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department responded to a traffic collision on Main Street at Mountain Boulevard at approximately 2054 hours. The deceased has been identified by the Mono County Sheriff’s Department as Gary Walker, age 61, of Mammoth Lakes. The driver of the […]

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Clark Resize

Update: Clark Fire nearly 2,300 acres

The fire is now mapped at 2,296 acres. USFS press release The Clark Fire is a lightning-caused fire that was detected yesterday afternoon. It is estimated to be 1,603 acres and 10% contained. The fire is burning near Bald Mountain, east of Highway 395, and north of the Owens River Road. The fire is burning […]

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Postponement in Rossy trial

Due to a family health emergency, today’s decision in the Dawndee Rossy embezzlement trial by appointed Judge Philip Argento has been postponed, according to Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy. The ruling has been re-scheduled to August 15 at the Independence Courthouse. Rossy was charged with multiple counts in April 2013; the primary charge is […]

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Chalfant man now charged with first-degree murder

By Deb Murphy Paul Harris, the 75-year old Chalfant man arrested in the death of his wife Lee, will be in Bridgeport Court today for a status conference. According to prosecutor David Anderson, the initial charge was voluntary manslaughter, but as of late last week, Harris will be facing first degree murder charges. Anderson would […]

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Bishop police identify deceased persons

Bishop Police Department press release BPD is offering the following update as it attempts to strike the appropriate balance between public notification and compassion for the decedents’ family and friends: The decedents have been identified as Dan and Dee Dean, a married couple who resided in Bishop for many years. The couple was experiencing marital problems with divorce papers having been […]

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