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Randi Rossmann - Staff Reporter

Staff reporter at The Press Democrat

randi.rossmann@pressdemocrat.com
(707) 521-5412

The Latest Stories By Randi Rossmann

One victim had just used an ATM, according to Santa Rosa police.
An injured bike rider was flown to a Santa Rosa hospital Monday after apparently being struck by a hit‑and‑run driver while riding along Highway 1 in The Sea Ranch, according to the CHP.
Crews Tuesday worked near Hopland to retrieve a spilled load of plywood from last week’s dramatic big rig crash caught on video that went viral.
Power is back on for most of the 17,500 customers in Sonoma, Napa and Lake counties who had power cut due to fire concerns, but some are criticizing PG&E for poor communication.
The robber, who acted like he had a gun, also demanded the store clerk’s cell phone, but the clerk refused, police said.
PG&E crews continued Tuesday to restore power to thousands in the North Bay still out from Sunday night’s electrical shutdown conducted by the utility company as a wildfire prevention step.
The pickup driver knocked the rider into the coast highway, paused, then kept going Monday morning, according to the CHP.
Six people have died in southwest Sonoma County in the last week in three, double-fatal vehicle collisions.
The man suffered major head injuries in the crash early Tuesday, according to the CHP.
Two men killed in a head-on collision Monday morning in southwest Sonoma County were from Santa Rosa and Petaluma.
The crash victims ranged from a software engineer who loved her dogs to an organic farmer with a career at Amy’s Kitchen in Petaluma.
Two people were killed in a crash Monday morning at Valley Ford and Walker roads, near the community of Two Rock.
The 56‑year‑old woman was crossing Piner Road, headed for an apartment complex when she was hit by a pickup truck, police said.
The hammer, a massive piece of art, disappeared from Healdsburg's Community Center some time Friday night or Saturday morning, say police.
A grocery store theft suspect became combative with an officer during an arrest, according to police.
Firefighting is in the blood of the Bello family of Bloomfield. They take comfort knowing they were together that night last October, saving lives and structures, doing the work they’ve trained for.
Southbound traffic on Highway 101 in Santa Rosa backed up for miles early Tuesday after multiple vehicles collided near Todd Road, according to the CHP.
Darius Bunyad failed to appear in court last year when the jury convicted him of molesting women and teen clients.
An overturned big rig on Porter Creek Road was blocking the eastbound lane Monday afternoon, according to the CHP.
Last year’s wildland blazes fueled a push for consolidation of the county’s outdated, underfunded fire network and now the first major change is underway.
Dry, windy weather prompted another red flag warning for the region Monday.
A load of grapes hit the pavement early Monday on Highway 128 south of Geyserville, blocking both lanes for about an hour, according to the CHP.
A friend of the victim scrambled down the cliff, pulled his body from the water and started chest compressions, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.
Witnesses jumped in to intervene as the man was being attacked by another driver wielding a flashlight, deputies said.
Authorities found the 23-year-old woman had a baggie of drugs stuffed in her bra.