Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
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Mandatory Evacuations for residences in the area of Mad River Rd from Highway 36 to Three Forks Road area and the back side of the lake on Ruth/Zenia Road to the Ruth Dam:     - Click for more Info
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Crossbow homicide suspect to stand trial in July

EUREKA- The 21-year-old man accused of killing a Eureka man with a crossbow and injuring another in the Samoa dunes last Sept. will stand trial in July.
 
Police believe Phoenix King of Lake County killed James John James, 44, with a crossbow after a dispute over stolen items from their campsite. King and his alleged 16-year-old accomplice have both pled not guilty.
 
According to police the teen told detectives James threatened to kill them both and sexually assault her, which is when king admitted during his preliminary hearing that he shot the fatal arrow out of self-defense. King faces two felony counts of murder and attempted murder.