Top headlines: Wednesday, March 14

Top headlines: Wednesday, March 14

Here are the top headlines for Wednesday, March 14.

Illegal rifles found on North Coast

Humboldt County deputies said a person walking along the Van Duzen River stumbled on two cases of illegal firearms.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday near the Van Duzen River Bar south of Old State Highway 36.

Two cases containing five illegal loaded assault rifles, ammunition and several high-capacity magazines were found.

Deputies said there was no manufacturer's serial number on almost all the firearms.

Family rescued after being stuck in snow

A family is safe after they were stranded in Northern Shasta County overnight.

It happened over the weekend about 20 miles outside of French Gulch.

The California Highway Patrol Northern Division Air Operations said the family was rescued with the help of an officer and a helicopter.

Suspect arrested after Redding church burglary

Dale Pierce, 34, has been arrested for breaking into a Redding church.

Pierce was already on active parole for burglary, according to police.

The burglary took place around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's Anglican Church on Canby Road.

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School walkouts planned nationwide

On February 14, a gunman opened fire at a school in Parkland Florida. 17 people were killed.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, schools across the country will participate in walkouts in protest.

Some Northern California schools are also scheduled to take part.

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Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Professor Stephen Hawking has died.

Hawking passed away at his home in Cambridge, according to family.

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