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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Del Norte County law enforcement arrested the man accused of  shooting and killing an Illinois Valley volunteer firefighter Thursday morning.

Found dead at his home was Devin Tandy, age 43, who lived near Cave Junction on Caves Highway. Evidence at the scene indicated a gun battle had occurred, and that Tandy’s vehicle was stolen.

Shortly before noon, Del Norte County authorities pulled over the vehicle and arrested Deymon Edwards, age 22, and charged him with murder, robbery, theft and unlawful use of a vehicle. Oregon State Police is handling the investigation.

In Coronavirus news:

* Del Norte County hotel, motel and vacation rental owners were warned this past weekend by the Department of Health and Human Services about opening too soon. Dr. Warren Rehwaldt wrote that some businesses had “opened their doors to travelers,” a development he called “a worrisome situation … as this will likely increase virus transmission in a sudden way.”

* As more tests are being conducted, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases increases. In Del Norte County, some 37 individuals have been diagnosed after 921 tests. Curry County reports just six cases, with 305 negative tests. Humboldt County is now at 94 cases, with two deaths.

In other news:

* Staff reports on Hemlock Street improvements highlight tonight’s 7 o’clock meeting of the Brookings City Council at the council chambers on Elk Drive. The five-year street improvement plan will also be covered. Check out the Brookings website for viewing information.

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