Police: Man threatened neighbors with kitchen knife

Redding police arrested a man after they said he threatened his neighbors with a kitchen knife on the 3500 block Ricardo Avenue.

Two men arrested after allegedly robbing elderly woman

Two men were arrested in Tehama County after allegedly robbing a 95-year-old woman in her home.

Sheriff: Missing baby Ember most likely not alive

Monday marks the fifth day search and rescue teams from all over California have been searching for missing 6-month-old Ember Sky Graham. Ember was reported missing from her crib early Thursday morning by her father, Matthew Graham, who is a person of interest in the disappearance of the baby.

Officers identified in officer-involved shooting

Oroville police have identified the officers involved in the officer-involved shooting early Saturday.

Arborist weighs in on drought stressed trees

The drought and lack of watering is causing concerns for homeowners regarding the health of trees in their yard.

Drought brings bats closer to populated areas

The Butte County Public Health Department is reporting an increase in bat sightings in low-lying areas due to heat and drought conditions, causing bats to hunt longer for food and water resources.

Tehama Sheriff's Office releases name of man found dead

The Tehama County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a Hispanic man found dead in an orchard on the 5000 block of Toomes Avenue.

One of Shasta College's mascots has shield stolen

One of the knights around the Shasta College campus had its shield stolen.

Read it and weep: Closed sign at Chico library

The county library in Chico on West First Avenue was closed Monday for the first time since its hours were cut by 14 by the Butte County Board of Supervisors and the Chico City Council, which discontinued approximately $100,000 annually in additional spending to keep the library open seven days per week.

Body of teenage girl found, sparks homicide investigation

The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is investigating what they believe to be a homicide of a 16-year-old girl.

Lightning sparks several fires in Shasta-Trinity Nat. Forest

A series of small fires were sparked by lightning during the Fourth of July weekend.

Fireworks spark at least one fire during holiday weekend

Firefighters believe several fires in the Northstate and North Coast were caused by fireworks

Water conservation could prompt rate hikes

Water departments in California are increasing rates and adding fees because they are losing money as customers conserve.

Family identifies shooter in dispute that left two dead

Police said a teenager in Orland shot and killed her father and sister, then tried to take her own life.

Push for federal hate crime investigation at Chico hookah lounge

A Northern California American-Islamic relations group is calling for federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a fire outside a Chico business as a possible hate crime.

Family disturbance ends with 2 dead, 1 in critical condition

Orland Police are investigating a family disturbance that ended with a deadly shooting.

Man drowns during Fourth of July outing

A 28-year-old man drowned Saturday afternoon in the Brandy Creek area in Shasta County.

High-speed chase causes rollover crash on Hwy 299

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A Redding man is in the hospital after leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed pursuit while intoxicated, said the California Highway Patrol.

Family of shooting victims speaks out


The family of the two victims shot at the Lake California community, Kimberlee Thomas and her father, Keith Thomas, Thursday spoke about the incident and the victims.

Man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting

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An Oroville man was hospitalized and a police officer injured, after a routine traffic stop turned into an officer-involved shooting early Saturday morning.

Sheriff's Office asking for public's help with missing baby case

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit said that Matthew Ryan Graham, 24, is a person of interest in the case of his missing infant daughter.

Patriotic Paradise: 1,100 flags will adorn the Skyway on the Fourth

The Paradise Elks Lodge is looking for volunteers to help line the Skyway for the Fourth of July with 1,100 American flags.

Fourth of July contest winner explains nominating Oroville

The Oroville Dam Fourth of July celebration is expected to be bigger than ever this year. That is thanks to Deliah Robison who nominated the town for an all-expenses-paid party. 

Mother of missing baby standing behind father named person of interest

Matthew Graham has been named a person of interest in the case of his missing 6-month-old daughter, Ember Graham. Meanwhile the search area for the baby has moved. 

Surviving victim drives his family to safety while wounded

The surviving victim of a the Little Country Store shooting is now recovering at his home in Lake California.

Up to $10,000 reward offered for information about missing baby

Up to $10,000 is being offered for information on Ember Graham, the missing baby from Happy Valley.

Sheriff's Office identifies victims of Lake Calif. shooting

The Tehama County Sheriff's Office has identified the three people shot in Lake California Thursday afternoon.

Father of missing Happy Valley baby arrested on probation violation

Matthew Graham, the father of the missing Happy Valley baby, was arrested for a violation of probation Thursday and was booked into the Shasta County Jail Friday morning. He is being held without bail.

Suspect faces 2 counts of murder for Lake Calif. shooting

John Noonkester, 32, is held on $2 million bail for Thursday's shooting that left two people dead and a third person injured.

Triple shooting suspect had history of domestic violence

John Noonkester, 32, was arrested after investigators said he shot and killed two people and injured a third person Thursday afternoon in Lake California.

Gated community in shock over deadly shooting

There were heads in hands and disbelief for those who witnessed it. A total of three people were shot in a small, Northstate gated community. One man was rushed to the hospital, while another man and woman were found dead at the scene. The killings had everyone, including law enforcement and witnesses at the crime scene, wondering what led the suspect to fire the fatal shots.

Neighbors shed light on family of missing baby

Search efforts continue as the Shasta County Sheriff's Office tries to find 6-month-old Ember Graham after relatives said she disappeared from her crib sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Drug agents work to catch honey oil labs before they explode

Butte County drug agents have shifted from reactive to proactive, catching butane honey oil labs before they explode.

Shooting leaves two dead, one injured in Lake California

Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt said two people were shot and killed Thursday afternoon inside the gated community of Lake California.

D.A. won't retry death penalty phase for convicted killer

Shasta County District Attorney announced he will not retry the death penalty phase for convicted killer Paul Smith.

CAL FIRE, USFS talk about the dangers of drones

CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service held a press conference on Thursday, in Redding, to remind people of the dangers unmanned aircraft systems pose to wildfires and crews fighting them. 

Sheriff Bosenko: 'Suspicious circumstance' surround disappearance of baby girl

Shasta County authorities are looking for a baby missing from Happy Valley

CAL FIRE: 'Safe and sane' fireworks can still be dangerous

As Independence Day approaches, CAL FIRE advises people to be cautious using "safe and sane" fireworks. 

Police restructuring includes more interaction with community

The Chico Police Department, under the leadership of new police chief Michael O'Brien, will try to create a better dialogue with its citizens.

Lawn contest designed to motivate well users to conserve

In an effort to encourage water conservation among well-water users, the Butte County Water & Resource Conservation Department has started a lawn transformation contest.

Witnesses say fire started by men making 'ethnic' comments

Someone threw an incendiary device toward a Chico business overnight.

Four suspects arrested during anti-pimping operation

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As part of their anti-pimping operation, police investigators responded to several internet based ads offering escort services in the Shasta County area.

Driver arrested for DUI after close call in Caldwell Park

Nolan York, 28, was arrested after witnesses said he drove recklessly through Caldwell Park, barely missing a couple pushing a stroller.

How Northstate cities rank in water conservation

The new numbers released by the state show many Northstate residents are doing a good job conserving water.

KRCR broadcast helps police catch thief

A Redding family said the thief was caught after KRCR News Channel 7 aired their security footage on June 23rd. 

Woman gives birth in Plumas National Forest

A woman gives birth in the back seat of her car last week in the Plumas National Forest. 

Part-time employees can earn paid sick leave

Staring on Wednesday, businesses will be required to offer paid sick leave to part-time employees.

Eight-hour standoff ends with two in custody

An eight-hour SWAT standoff situation in Chico ended Wednesday afternoon with two men in custody. 

Neighbors question REU scheduled maintenance

Power is back on for people living near the intersection of Tehama Street and Magnolia Avenue in west Redding.

Surveillance video helps nab suspect next door to where crime happened

On Wednesday morning around 4 a.m. the Quintana family woke up to a man taking items out of their garage off Parkview Avenue in Redding. The suspect was later identified as Shawn Allen Williams.

Man arrested for theft after victim receives tip about identity

A thief who took a child’s birth certificate and social security card from an unlocked vehicle has been caught, said Redding Police Department.

Housekeepers found unconscious at Redding hotel

The Redding Fire Department has responded to the La Quinta Inn on Hilltop Drive after two housekeepers on the third floor were found passed out.

Fans react to local soccer star heading to World Cup final

The U.S. Women's National Soccer team is heading to the World Cup final game in Vancouver and miles away from the semi-final game, the hometown spirit was evident as the team defeated Germany.

Caltrans halts construction on Highway 299 July 4th traffic

Construction along Highway 299 between Arcata and Redding will be halted for the fourth of July weekend traffic, Caltrans announced Tuesday.

Boles Fire suspect pleads guilty

Ronald Marshall, 25, has pleaded guilty in Siskiyou County Court in connection with last year's Boles Fire.

Fire ignites propane tanks, bullets inside garage

A fire destroyed a garage used partially for bullet reloading in Tehama County

Chico police, SWAT team surround home in search of suspect

Officers are trying to contact a man who may have been involved in an early morning armed robbery.

590 customers left powerless due to broken branch

According to the City of Shasta Lake's answering service, the city is experiencing a power outage that encompasses a large part of the city, but don't know specifically how wide-spread.

Business owner claims Walmart construction trapped her at work

A Red Bluff business owner said she was trapped at work when workers ripped out the street in front of her business.

Chico running out of water? Cal Water says no

An article published this month on 247wallst.com lists Chico as one of nine cities in the country to be in the worst drought conditions. The title claims, the city is "running out of water". 

Auto lube owner gives travel tips before hitting the road

More than 4.8 million Californians are expected to travel out of town for the fourth of July.

Officials: Oroville fireworks celebration bigger than ever

Officials are saying this year's fireworks celebration in Oroville is expected to be the biggest ever. Where will you be celebrating Independence Day? 

Park service stabilizing Whiskeytown blacksmith building

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has completed a project to stabilize the remnants of the old blacksmith shop along Trinity Mountain Road.

Energy 'flex alert' in effect for California until July 1

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has declared a "flex alert" for June 30 and July 1 for California.

Search warrant turns up over 1,100 marijuana plants

Two separate operations resulted in five arrests after the Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit served a search warrant at three connected properties on Potters Ravine Drive in Oroville.

Elderly victim describes terror of home robbery

After being tied up and robbed at gunpoint in his own home, the elderly victim is speaking about coming face to face with the teenage suspect.

Cause of death determined in Tehama County Jail inmate death

The Tehama County Sheriff's Office announced Monday the cause of death of an inmate that died in the jail on January 20, 2015.

Swamp cooler less efficient during humid afternoons

Hot temperatures across the Northstate have everyone looking for ways to stay cool.

New Italian Ice business draws crowd with free scoops

Keeping cool in Redding was easy on Monday, thanks to the new Rita’s Italian Ice in the Cypress Pointe Shopping Center.

Home destroyed by fire that started in garage

A two story house fire on Plateau Circle off of Placer Road in southwest Redding has been contained after air and ground attacks from CAL FIRE.

Yo Yo championships move out of Chico

The National Yo Yo Championships, which has been held in Chico for 22 years, has outgrown the city says Bob Malowney, who founded the championships in 1988.

Officials: Fireworks may be safe and sane, but still illegal

Some fireworks may be legal in parts of the Northstate, but fire officials warn they are still very dangerous.

Controversial Facebook page targets homeless

A controversial Facebook page is gaining a lot of attention in Shasta County.

Quick thinking stops mattress fire from spreading to Redding apartments

On Monday, around 6 p.m. people at Park West Apartments on Dana Drive in Redding called 911 to report a mattress on fire in the backside of the apartment complex.

Corning man defends Confederate battle flag

A Corning man, whose hobby is participating in reenactments of Civil War battles, is defending the Confederate battle flag.

Man tied to chair, held at gunpoint in home robbery

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A Shingletown homeowner was robbed at gunpoint and tied to a chair Sunday afternoon.

Siskiyou 'armed and dangerous' couple, arrested

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office has arrested the couple that was considered 'armed and dangerous' after robbing a mini mart on June 26.

Coroner's office identifies teen killed in rollover crash

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The Shasta County Coroner's Office said Kodi Hunt, 17, of Redding, was killed in a crash on Highway 299 early Sunday.

North Redding motor home fire caused by candle

Firefighters said a candle sparked the fire on Oak Leaf and the flames spread to vegetation.

Lower gas prices may drive more 4th of July travel

Gas prices are about 60 cents lower than last 4th of July.

What to know before you or your children go swimming

The American Red Cross says 80% of Americans say they can swim, but less than half can perform the five basic skills that could save their life.

DA: Fireworks fires will be prosecuted as felonies

Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey is warning residents that they can face still fines for illegal fireworks.

Crash causes extended road closure, power outage

Wood Street closed for more than eighteen hours after crash

Giant flag replaced for the time being

The giant flag that used to wave in the wind right before Cypress Avenue exit on I-5 has been replaced, but not forever, according to Enterprise Lions Club, flag keeper Mike Ferrier. 

Secret Witness reward for information on Redding stabbing

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Shasta County Secret Witness is offering up to $1,500 for information that leads to the arrest of a man who stabbed someone earlier this month.

17-year-old girl killed in rollover crash on Hwy 299

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The CHP said a Chevy Lumina flipped several times in Bella Vista, killing the 17-year-old girl behind the wheel.

Mandatory water conservation ordered, Hoopa tanks run dry

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Residents in Hoopa Valley are asked to limit water use to drinking and flushing toilets.

Hog Fire burns in same area as earlier Saddle Fire

Firefighters were sent to the scene of a three acre fire Saturday afternoon. It was burning within the perimeter of the Saddle Fire.

Ups and downs of airline service in Chico contributes to loss of yo-yo nationals

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Organizer cites a lack of commercial airline service as one reason the yo-yo competition is leaving Chico

Shasta County D.A. speaks out on settled lawsuit with Kohl's

Retail giant, Kohl's, settled a lawsuit with the Shasta County District Attorney's office on Thursday for allegedly overcharging customers based on advertised prices.

Deputies: Suspect breaks window, sets fire outside home

Deputies arrested Orrin Colbourn, 29, early Saturday in connection with a fire at a home in Oroville.

Locals react to same-sex marriage ruling

In an unprecedented decision, the Supreme Court ruled Friday to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

Shasta County vegetation fire 100% contained

CAL FIRE says a brush and timber fire along Peyho Ranch Rd. in Shasta County was contained at 2 acres.

Fire chief talks 37 year career, experience before retirement

Redding Fire Chief Kevin Kreitman prepares to hang his hat soon as he will officially retire on Tuesday. He has been the department's chief for seven years.

Mini horse brings smiles, memories to Alzheimer's sufferers

On Thursday Pumpkin, an 8-year-old miniature horse, received one petting stroke after another from residents at Roseleaf Gardens, a center for people suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia or other cognitive impairments,

'One hot hawk' sparks discussion on wildlife and heat

Photos from a KRCR News Channel 7 viewer show "one hot hawk" getting some help as it tries to cool off. The images show a man holding a hose and the hawk enjoying the water very much.

Kohl's to pay $1 million, accused of over-charging customers

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A lawsuit brought by the District Attorney's offices of Shasta County and three other counties ends with a $958,686 settlement against Kohl's

Siskiyou deputies searching for 'armed and dangerous' couple

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man and a woman they consider "armed and dangerous" after deputies said they robbed the Lake Shastina Mini Mart.

Early morning fire destroys two homes

CAL FIRE said the damage to the two homes is estimated at $400,000.

Firefighters prepare for high fire danger

The U.S. Forest Service is increasing staffing due to increased fire danger this weekend

2 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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Weather Forecast: Threat Of Thunderstorms, Cooler

The Northstate can expect a cooling trend through the late workweek.  Scattered thunderstorms will also be in the forecast through this weekend.

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