WITNESSES DESCRIBE BLOODY LAKEHEAD AREA MURDER SCENE

Record Searchlight – Local News by Jim Schultz, June 19, 2018   A Shasta County sheriff’s deputy took the witness stand in Shasta County Superior Court Tuesday as he described in graphic detail the horrific scene of a September stabbing at a Lakehead...

JUDGE SAYS HE’S LEANING TOWARD DISMISSING BENNO CASE

Record Searchlight – Local News by Jim Schultz, February 2   Medical marijuana activist James Benno and his two sons had a pretty good day Friday in Shasta County Superior Court. So did their lawyers. That’s because they may be one step closer to seeing...

BENNO TRIAL TO CARRY ON; MISTRIAL AVERTED

Record Searchlight – Local News by Jim Schultz, March 7 A mistrial was averted in the Shasta County jury trial of medical marijuana activist James Benno and his two sons Tuesday after another Superior Court judge took over the case. Superior Court Judge Dan...

BENNO TRIAL HITS ROADBLOCK; MISTRIAL MAY BE DECLARED

Record Searchlight – Local News by Jim Schultz, March 6   A Shasta County Superior Court judge presiding over the criminal trial for outspoken medical marijuana activist James Benno and his two sons is expected to declare a mistrial Tuesday after issuing an...

BAN ON STATE AID TO FEDERAL MARIJUANA COPS PROPOSED

Record Searchlight – Local News by Joe Szydlowski, February 24   Less than a week before the White House hinted at new operations targeting recreational marijuana Thursday afternoon, several California legislators have already submitted a bill to bar any state...

BENNO TRIAL FINALLY GETS UNDERWAY

Record Searchlight – Local News by Jim Schultz, February 22   Nearly three years after their arrests on illegal marijuana cultivation and weapon charges, the criminal trial for outspoken medical marijuana activist James Benno and his two sons finally got...