Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
Precautionary evacuations for the town of Blocksburg. There will be a meeting Saturday at 6pm at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville 48215 Alderpoint Road :    
Mandatory evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :    
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Orleans Fatal Hit and Run Suspect Sentenced To Seven Years

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The man accused of hitting a pedestrian along hwy 96 in Orleans and fleeing the scene plead guilty to all charges against him and will spend seven years in state prison. Thursday in court Hawk admitted to fleeing the scene and going into hiding for two weeks following the incident.


The victim's mother, Charlene Naef, addressed Hawk in court and said he got off easy.


"I hope you take this time to get the help you need," said Naef.


Hawk allegedly hit and killed Virgil Martin while driving south on hwy 96 on Feb. 10th. Hawk reportedly slept and hid his truck after the accident and went into hiding for the next two weeks before CHP found him walking along the road in Siskiyou county.