Police: Alcohol a factor in student's death

The Chico Police Department said they believe alcohol is a factor for both the driver and pedestrian in Saturday night's crash that killed a Chico State student.

Man shot, deputies searching for 2 men

Butte County Sheriff's deputies are looking for two men after finding a man shot in the leg on Stageline Avenue in south Oroville.

Chico dispatch supervisor up for national award

The Chico Police Department has nominated their dispatch supervisor Sheri Marshall for the "Smart Telecommunicators Award." She is one of 40 national finalists.

Police searching for domestic violence suspect

A man is being sought after kicking, spitting, punching, choking, throwing items at and dragging his live-in girlfriend around their residence, stated the Redding Police Department.

Red Bluff police chief announces retirement

The City of Red Bluff announced the retirement of Red Bluff Police Chief Paul Nanfito on Wednesday.

Governor Brown orders mandatory water restrictions

Fire the first time in state history, Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered mandatory water restrictions to deal with California's drought.

'Armed and dangerous' suspect arrested

Deputies have captured a man considered armed and dangerous in Siskiyou County

Chico musicians unite for world record attempt

Chico musicians will attempt to play non-stop for 30 days starting Wednesday night.

Frontier Internet reporting outages for next 24 hours

Frontier Internet service is reporting possible outages for the next 24 hours.

Treatment plant helps Redding's water supply

The Buckeye Water Treatment Plant treats and processes about 25 percent of the City of Redding's water supply. At maximum capacity, the plant can process up to 14 million gallons of water a day.

Chico students give back in honor of Cesar Chavez

Chico State was on holiday Tuesday in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. Some students took the opportunity to party on their front lawns, while others chose to join "Cats in the Community" and give back.

Transient arrested 16 times in a year

David Alan Dewalt, 57, was arrested Monday night for misdemeanor public intoxication, making it the 16th time he's been arrested since Jan. 2014.

Once a cop, always a cop: Retired officer makes citizens arrest

A retired officer made a citizens arrest of a prowler in his neighborhood Tuesday morning. He hopes his story sends a greater message to all neighborhoods in Chico.

Volcanic park teaches students about Mars

A group of 13 carefully selected Red Bluff High School students are part of a program to learn about space science.

Redding neighborhood split by separate water restrictions

A neighborhood in Redding is split by two separate water restrictions, and starting Wednesday, only one side of the street will have to conserve a lot more.

Police: Neighbors defend woman from man high on meth

Anderson Police said neighbors came to the defense of a woman late Monday after a man followed her home and attacked her.

Redding police warn citizens of tax season scams

Redding police are informing people of scams that they have seen during this year's tax season.

Redding Shoulder Tap Operation leads to 3 arrests

Redding police performed a Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation on Monday that led to three arrests.

Chico man arrested on child molestation charges

A Chico man was arrested Monday after Chico police found evidence that he molested a child between 2010 and 2011.

California faces record low snowpack

The snowpack for California measures 6 percent of normal.

CEO: We 'won't turn our back' on worker accused of burglary

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A string of burglaries and attempted arsons at the Tehama Country Visitor Center are believed to be linked to one man.

Traffic collisions jump after Paradise Skyway project

Paradise police saw a rise in traffic collisions following the Downtown Skyway Safety Project.

Driver in I-5 crash has alcohol-related past

A Redding woman accused driving drunk and crashing her car on Interstate 5 on Friday, has a criminal past related to alcohol.

Man on 'Most Wanted' list says he's more than a mugshot

When 24-year-old Lucas Lyman was arrested on March 18 for evading law enforcement, he claimed he was turning himself in after seeing his mugshot on Shasta County's Most Wanted.

Parking in Bidwell Park reopens after nearly 2 years

Bidwell park-goers now have more parking, thanks to the reopening of one lot Monday morning.

Fatality highlights safety concerns of students

The Chico Police Department is investigating the death of Nickolas Klein, 21, who was killed while walking across the intersection at West 7th Street and Chestnut Saturday night.

Detectives investigating suspicious shooting in Oroville

A man was shot while sitting inside his vehicle Saturday and now detectives are investigating possible motives for the shooting.

Chico State student struck and killed by SUV

The Butte County Coroner's Office confirmed Nickolas Klein, 21, was the victim struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday in Chico.

Body of missing woman found in Sacramento River

The body of a missing woman was found on Saturday in the Sacramento River, according to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office.

Employee accused of a break-in at Tehama Visitor Center

Police said they caught the suspect hiding in the attic with a propane tank and torch.

Neighborhood raising money for new playground equipment

People living in Stillwater Heights in Redding, held a picnic on Sunday to raise money to improve their neighborhood park. Parents said the park needs to be renovated and needs new playground equipment.

CHP: Driver killed in single-vehicle crash

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A 25-year-old man has died, after a solo vehicle crash in Chico, Saturday.

Pedestrian killed in Chico car accident

A man hit by a car on the intersection of 7th Street and Hazel Street in Chico died, according to the Chico Police Department.

Head-on crash on Interstate 5 caused by DUI driver

A suspected drunk driver was behind the wheel of the car that crossed over the center divide of Interstate 5, injuring more than a dozen people, said CHP.

Burglar caught on surveillance camera identified

A man caught on surveillance video burglarizing a home has been identified.

Woman recalls hostage situation featured on TV show

A Red Bluff woman was held hostage with 40 others more than two decades ago. Now her story of survival is part of documentary that will air Saturday night.

Road rage confrontation leaves one injured

The Chico Police Department responded to a road rage incident Friday around 6:21 p.m. involving a minivan and two cyclists.

Rider: I couldn't lose my horse, not after I lost my son

Tammy Olmstead was terrified when her horse, Snoop, got stuck in the mud on Wednesday in the Sacramento River at the Anderson River Park.

Man pleads guilty to arson charges

Christopher Scott Hotlzclaw, 43, was in court Friday morning, where he plead no contest to four counts of arson and one count of possession of an incendiary device, stated Cheryl Buliavac, public information officer for CAL FIRE.

SWAT arrests man barricaded in home, victim safe

A standoff situation in Oroville ended with a man being taken into custody, and no one injured.

Warning period starts for Hilltop, Cypress cameras

The red light cameras at the intersection of Hilltop Drive and Cypress Avenue in Redding will become operational on Tuesday at 12:01 p.m., said Sgt. Brian Barner of the Redding Police Department.

Hazmat crew responds to gasoline tank malfunction

Chico Fire Department responded to a malfunction in a large gasoline tank at the Kinder Morgan Tank Farm at 2570 Hegan Lane in Chico.

Drive-by shooting injures one

Chico Police said the victim was hit by a shot fired from a car along Nord Avenue early Friday.

Smash & grab burglars steal two cash registers

Thieves broke into a convenience store early Friday, stealing two cash registers.

Man attacks, tries to steal from 10-year-old girl

Officers spoke with the 10-year-old, who said she was riding her bike on trails in the area, when the male suspect confronted her.

City council dismisses city manager, cites new direction

The city of Oroville is in the process of restructuring after the unexpected dismissal of City Manager Randy Murphy.

Drought, snow levels could impact hydroelectricity

PG&E hydrographers take snow surveys, measuring the snowpack at Lassen Volcanic National Park. In California's current drought, spokesman Paul Moreno said snow levels are down.

Driver charged with murder in fatal DUI crash

Redding Police said Vernon Lee Simon, 49, has been charged with murder after killing Russell Tim Hager, 57, in a fatal DUI crash on Highway 273 Thursday morning.

Man accused of murder agrees to legal counsel

Christopher Swihart was in a Butte County courtroom Thursday morning, where he is accused of murdering 55-year-old Cass Edison and leaving her body in front of a house near Chico.

Prisoner escapes jail through unlocked door

A prisoner at the Tehama County Jail escaped custody after a door was left unlocked

Court reconsidering California concealed gun ruling

A federal appeals court has agreed to reconsider its decision to strike down a California law that requires applicants for a concealed weapons permit to show "good cause" beyond self-defense.

Sheriff's Office takes blame for jailbreak

A man escaped the Tehama County Jail for 36 minutes Wednesday evening. He was found three blocks away on Main and Elm streets in Red Bluff.

Annual report says Butte County winning war on drugs

Butte County's war on drugs in 2014 was a success, according to the findings of a report by the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force.

CHP: Woman falls asleep, rolls vehicle

The California Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle roll-over accident on Churn Creek Road, near Pacheco School Road, Thursday afternoon.

Police: Possible DUI driver ran red light in fatal crash

Redding Police said a driver may have been driving under the influence when he ran a red light and crashed into an oncoming car on Highway 273.

Nielsen: $1 billion drought bill not clear on spending

It is legislation that is supposed to provide drought relief in California. But one Northstate leader says it'll provide more questions than answers.

San Jose officer shooting brings investigation to Northstate

Officials say the suspected gunman, Scott Dunham, who shot a San Jose Police officer is dead.

'Snoop' the horse rescued from mud in Anderson

Snoop the horse was successfully rescued from deep mud at the Anderson River Park.

Missing man found dead in Sacramento River

A previously missing Shasta County man was found dead Wednesday evening as his body washed up in Redding.

RPD: Loss of officers impacting DUI arrests

DUI arrests are down in Redding since last October, and Redding Police Sergeant Brian Barner said it's because of reduced staffing.

Neighbors mourn death of park-and-ride turkey

The popular turkey known to most Cottonwood residents as Parker killed after being hit by a bus.

Deputies recover body from Sacramento River

A body was pulled from the Sacramento River by the Shasta County Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon.


Massive effort underway to rescue horse stuck in mud

A horse and rider were stuck in the mud at the Anderson River Park.

Police: Vehicle theft probationer caught with stolen car

An Anderson police officer arrested two car theft suspects early Wednesday.

Police seek hit-and-run driver who hit pedestrian

Redding Police are investigating a string of events that left a pedestrian in the hospital late Tuesday.

Monuments at veterans cemetery won't be moved

Monuments and memorials at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo will not be going anywhere.

Event shows off progress of Corning theater project

It’s been closed for almost a decade, but a historic theater in downtown Corning could soon reopen its doors.

California drought increasing flea population

Dry drought conditions are contributing to the increase in flea populations in the Northstate. Fleas can lead to long term health problems in pets like anemia.

Supervisors vote in favor of special event permit

Special event venues in unincorporated areas of Butte County will now be required to have a permit to operate.

Redding Fire: Honey oil lab fires more prevalent

Almost a year later, apartments on Lawrence Road in Redding are still not livable after a butane honey oil lab exploded causing flames to destroy multiple apartments.

District considering armed security for campuses

The Chico Unified School District is considering hiring armed security guards to patrol school campuses at night.

Lack of volunteers impacts church's outreach program

Valley Christian Fellowship has been serving food to the people in need every Sunday at Caldwell Park for about 18 years.

Police: Man assaulted, robbed in downtown Chico

A man was robbed in downtown Chico on Monday afternoon.

Father, son injured in alleged drug lab explosion

An explosion rattles a City of Shasta Lake apartment complex. Sheriff’s deputies are tying it to illegal drug activity in one apartment.

Woman uses Facebook to stay safe making online purchases

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A Redding woman is turning to Facebook to buy and sell items online as a way to stay safe.

CAL FIRE starts summer staffing early

CAL FIRE is starting their summer staffing six weeks early. They said it's because of the drought and the dry vegetation it leaves in it's path.

Cops go head to head in 'Battle of the Badges'

Three Butte County law enforcement agencies are going head to head in a "Battle of the Badges." They are competing to raise the most blood donations.

Foundation interested in saving Dobrowsky House

A historic house in Redding could be saved from the wrecking ball.

Winemakers adapt to continuing drought conditions

Wineries in the Northstate are seeing a negative impact from drought conditions. Wine makers in Manton, California are concerned after noticing dry conditions that may threaten their crops.

Special events ordinance could hurt some venues

Weddings, family reunions, graduations and other special events in Butte County's unincorporated areas could get more expensive.

Chico courthouse opens to public

Butte County's new superior courthouse opened to the public on Monday.

Construction road closures for the Northstate

Several road construction projects are going on in the Northstate this week.

Crews battle fire at Knauf Fiberglass in Shasta Lake

Firefighters battled a fire at the Knauf Fiberglass plant in Shasta Lake.

Gas prices drop slightly in the Northstate

Drivers will get a small break as they fill up this week.

Two men set out to clean up Redding

Two Redding men have taken it upon themselves to clean up the stray shopping carts and trash around Redding, and they are welcoming any volunteers to help them.

Explosion sets fire to apartment complex

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said their investigation into a fire at an apartment complex has revealed that it was caused by a butane honey oil lab explosion.

Motorcyclist hospitalized after drifting off the road

A motorcyclist is in the hospital after he was ejected from his bike in Oroville.

Deputies: 4 arrested after caught with crystal meth

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Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four people in Shasta Lake after the suspects were caught with 8.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

Redding woman arrested after 'honey oil' lab explosion

The Redding Police Department arrested a woman after a honey oil lab explosion Saturday.

Fair helps people prepare for natural disaster

The American Legion Axillary Unit sponsored an Emergency Preparedness Fair at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Redding on Saturday.

Redding golf course conserving during drought

It’s a swing in the right direction. Churn Creek Golf Course has been voluntarily cutting back water.

Wild turkey creates traffic concerns in Cottonwood

A wild turkey is creating traffic problems for people in Cottonwood.

Accused killer in court, charges pending investigation

Christopher Swihart was in court Friday afternoon, barely speaking a word to Judge Steven Howell, who would not allow him to be photographed until he retained legal counsel.


Musicians gather in Oroville for annual fiddle championship

Dozens of musicians gathered in Oroville this weekend for the 49 annual California State Old Time Open Fiddle and Picking Championship.

Deputies locate vehicle connected to homicide

The Butte County Sheriff's Office said they located the vehicle of the suspect accused of murdering a woman found in a dump trailer outside a Rose Avenue home on Monday.


Authorities reveal name of woman found dead in a Chico yard

The homicide victim found Monday morning has been identified as Cass Edison, 55 of Chico.

Shoulder tap operation yields 1 arrest

The Redding Police Department arrested one person for furnishing alcohol to a minor during a decoy shoulder tap operations.

3rd eaglet hatches in Turtle Bay nest

The third eagle egg hatched Friday morning in the eagles' nest at Turtle Bay in Redding.

Police track down robbery suspects in pizza place

Chico Police said the two suspects robbed two men early Friday in downtown Chico.

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

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Weather Forecast: Mostly Sunny & Mild Through Saturday

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Thursday will be another sunny and breezy day with gusts once again possibly over 30 mph from the north.

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