FEB. 25,2021 UPDATE #2: The victim has been identified as Elizabeth Ann Copeland, age 58, from Benton, Calif. Sierra Wave was contacted by Catherine Johnson, an aunt of Ms. Copeland, asking for more information on her niece’s murder. She shared that she was so tired of reading posts on Facebook and Ms. Copeland’s mother (her […]
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(CHP- Bridgeport Press Release) On Sunday, December 22, 2013, at approximately 2:00 P.M., a CHP officer assigned to the CHP Bridgeport Office made a traffic stop on a white, 2009 Chrysler 300 for multiple vehicle code violations on US-395, northbound, just south of South Landing Road. The officer contacted the three individuals in the vehicle […]
In 2010, the Mammoth Lakes Planning Commission reasoned that a medical marijuana nursery would operate under the same regulations as any nursery. As one planner said, “Just like anyone selling poinsettias or ferns.” A few years later, however, things may have changed. Medical marijuana issues have gone to court and activities are heavily regulated. The […]
Court sentences in Inyo criminal cases involve sex crimes and involuntary manslaughter. After many continuances, according to Inyo Superior Court, Ronald Evert Barr was sentenced recently to a total of six years in prison for felony oral copulation and misdemeanor annoying a child. Harlan Dewey, Jr. was sentenced in January on his no-contest plea to […]
Thursday around 9pm, a 22-year-old Big Pine man sped away from a CHP officer, veered up Bir Road off South Barlow Lane, and at 80 mils per hour could not make a right hand curve. He flew off the road, struck numerous boulders, was ejected from his car which burst into flames. John L. Ericson, […]
Headlines in the LA Times Wednesday say “L.A. repeals its ban on pot stores.” So, once again LA has no law regulating dispensaries. The Town of Mammoth Lakes does have an ordinance on the books and has moved forward to grant a permit for the second of two dispensaries allowed in the town in spite […]
Inyo County court has denied Edward Keller, jr. a new trial and has sentenced him to 16 years to life in the beating death of James Williams in a home on the Bishop Indian Reservation on Thanksgiving, 2009. Keller was 17 at the time but treated as an adult in court. Testimony described the scene […]