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Randi Rossmann - Staff Reporter

Staff reporter at The Press Democrat

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

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The suspect hit another homeless man repeatedly, breaking the man's leg as well as the club, police said.
A Santa Rosa man who died from a head injury following a fight at the Graton Casino was a longtime SRJC employee remembered by co‑workers Monday as a mentor and friend.
The driver and passenger jumped out of the moving pickup, leaving it to crash through a fence and into a parked car, Santa Rosa police said Monday.
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.
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.
An overturned big rig on Porter Creek Road was blocking the eastbound lane Monday afternoon, according to the CHP.
The checkpoint was set up in east Santa Rosa on Friday night.
Deputies said they found an open bottle of rum near the driver’s seat when they arrested the suspect.
The balloons caught the attention of several people early Tuesday, some who spotted a torn side panel on one and called police.
The Irving fire in Marin County was 45 percent contained by Tuesday evening.
Initial reports indicated as many as five vehicles were involved in a Highway 101 crash south of Petaluma.
About 30 feet from the cliff top the teen got stuck and a friend called for help, according to authorities.
The Lake Berryessa‑area blaze grew little overnight and by Monday morning was 30 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.
Regulators moved to revoke the licenses of two Santa Rosa care homes owned by Oakmont Senior Living, documenting claims that nearly 100 residents were abandoned during the October firestorm.
The career technical education teacher has been placed on administrative leave.
The Monday blaze burned through the attic of the house, spread heavy smoke damage throughout the structure, gutted a motor home parked behind the Benjamins Road residence, said officials.
The arrests occurred during an already busy Tuesday night as police were investigating a stabbing at a westside park and evening gunfire in the same area.
A crash in Rohnert Park early Wednesday led to a suspected drunken driving arrest of a 19‑year‑old man with an extremely high blood‑alcohol level, police said.
Both major crashes involved impaired drivers crossing double yellow lines to make an illegal pass, according to the CHP.
The suspect previously had fled from deputies nine times and almost did it again over the weekend but was caught in the attic of a Sonoma home and taken into custody.
The fire broke out on a ridge above the end of Neeley Road in Monte Rio.
Four adults and three children got out of the burning east Santa Rosa home, said Santa Rosa fire.
The driver couldn’t stop in time to avoid hitting the man, the CHP said.
Firefighters had a Kelseyville fire fully contained as of Tuesday morning, according to Cal Fire.