California governor signs stringent gun bills, vetoes others

Gov. Jerry Brown signed six stringent gun-control measures Friday that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and require background checks for ammunition sales, as California Democrats seek to strengthen gun laws that are already among the strictest in the nation.       

Trying to keep cool with the Northstate heat

The Northstate heatwave peaked Thursday at 108° in Redding but not everyone was lucky enough to escape being outside.

Pickup and motorcycle collide, one driver fled the scene

A pickup truck and motorcycle collided on Highway 44 Thursday - the rider of the motorcycle took off running from the crash and is still on the loose

Colyear fire at 464 acres, 65% contained

The Colyear fire in Tehama County has burned 464 acres and is 65% contained

Pharmacist concerned about over-the-counter birth control

Birth control mandate delayed

Pharmacies prescribing birth control pills say it's not as easy as it seems

Children in welfare system reunited with families

A reunification day was held through the Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Council at Kid's Kingdom in Redding

Shotgun lead ammunition ban goes into effect

The second of three phases to get rid of lead ammunition for hunting will go into effect start Friday, July 1.

Plane hydraulic system failure to blame for emergency landing

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An air tanker was forced to make an emergency landing at the Chico Municipal Airport late Thursday morning, sparking a wheel fire on the right side of the plane.

Butte County is launching an employee profile series to help show the services they provide through the lens of the employees who provide them.

Butte County has launched an employee profile series to help show the services they provide through the lens of the employees who provide them.

Police: Woman robs gas station with knife and hypodermic needle

An ampm in Oroville was robbed Thursday by a woman who brandished a knife and hypodermic needle

Butte County fire has been contained at 12 acres

A fire broke out in Bangor around 3 p.m. A structure is on fire and a power line is down.

Emergency landing at Chico Airport

Around 10:30 a.m. Thursday an aircraft made an emergency landing at the Chico airport. During the landing process the wheels caught fire.

Chico fire was dispatched to the scene and put out the fire on the wheels.

Caltrans is lifting a traffic control for the holiday weekend

Caltrans is lifting their one-way traffic control on the Buckhorn Grade's Capstone for the holiday weekend.

Rabid bat scratches Red Bluff woman

The bat was collected and taken to Butte County Public Health, where it tested positive for rabies.

CHP recounts Mt. Shasta rescue caught on camera

CHP pilots were caught on camera making a daring rescue on top of Mt. Shasta, which officers said was the highest landing rescue in the CHP Northern Division's history

Suspect arrested in Walgreens attempted carjacking

An attempted carjacking suspect was found in east Redding with a loaded handgun, but said he "made a mistake" and only needed a ride

Search suspended for missing teen in Feather River

A 17-year-old teenager was river rafting with friends near the Larkin Road boat launch ramp, before falling in and not resurfacing

Get The Facts: Local impact of legal recreational marijuana

Recreational marijuana could become legal in California come November. Redding's Deputy City Attorney talks about the impact on the city

Police chief reacts to recreational marijuana initiative

The Chico police chief does not agree with an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in California

CHP trains on social media for community relations

CHP public information officers across the Northstate will now be utilizing social media

Collectives react to legalizing recreational marijuana

Not all the collectives in The City of Shasta Lake are on board with this new initiative known as the Adult Use Marijuana Act.

A Butte County man is heading out on a year-long humanist mission to West Africa.

A Butte County man is heading out on a year-long humanist mission to West Africa next week

Firefighters demonstrate threat from fireworks

Shasta County firefighters demonstrated the dangers of fireworks Wednesday

"Bidet Bandit" sentenced for burglaries committed last year

"Bidet Bandit" sentenced to seven years after a string of burglaries earlier this year

Caltrans: Possible delays on I-5 during 4th of July holiday weekend

Caltrans is warning drivers of possible delays they could see on I-5 while traveling during the 4th of July holiday weekend

180 marijuana plants discovered during traffic stop

180 three-foot marijuana plants were discovered in a van and trailer Tuesday morning during a traffic stop

Police: Grandson attacks and robs grandfather of pain medication

A 73-year-old man was robbed of his pain medication Wednesday after his grandson, a known heroin addict, attacked him

Crews battle mobile home fire in Tehama County

Firefighters were at the scene of a mobile home fire in the town of Proberta south of Red Bluff late Tuesday night

Chico Police release photos of suspected bank robber

Chico Police have released new photos of a man they say is still on the loose after robbing a US Bank in Chico Friday afternoon

Police: Sleeping woman sexually assaulted in home

Red Bluff police said a woman woke up in her trailer Tuesday to find a man sexually assaulting her

Gym owner hunts down suspect after locker theft

An alleged thief is behind bars thanks to tips from Redding citizens and some detective work by a gym owner

Tips for safety out on the water

With warmer temperatures, more people are getting in the water, which means public safety agencies are seeing a spike in water rescues.

Wounded Warriors Family Support High Five Tour

High Five Tour stops by Redding Veterans Home.

Man leads officers on high speed chase spanning over 60 miles

A man lead law enforcement on a chase early Tuesday morning.

Attempted carjacking at Walgreens, suspect still on the loose

Redding Police said an attempted carjacking occurred at a Redding Walgreens and the suspect has not been located

CAL FIRE law enforcement arrests suspected arsonist

CAL FIRE law enforcement arrested a suspected arsonist Monday for suspicion of setting several wildfires in Butte County

Northstate cities announce public cooling areas

The forecast is calling for several hot days, and while the temperatures are typical for this area, this is our first string of 100+ days this year. This time of year it is good to stay aware of the heat and avoid heat-related illnesses.

Fire officials warn against the use of drones during wildfires

Cal Fire Prevention Specialist Cheryl Buliavac says, "if drones fly, firefighters can't"

PG&E to conduct helicopter patrols in Shasta County

PG&E will be flying low in Eastern Shasta County to check for drought-stricken trees on Thursday.

Gov. Jerry Brown signs budget of more than $122 billion

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state budget Monday that uses a slice of California's revenue surplus to boost assistance for the poor and send more money to universities but keeps other new ongoing spending commitments to a minimum.

Found: 70-year-old man missing from Red Bluff

Red Bluff police say 70-year-old Patrick O'Farrell was found alive in Tulare on Sunday

Woman rescued from Feather River in Thermalito Monday morning

A woman was rescued Monday morning after jumping off of a bridge into the Feather River in Thermalito, according to Butte County CAL FIRE

26-year-old Christina Marie Burke of Redding was arrested Saturday for property and identity theft

26-year-old Christina Marie Burke of Redding was arrested Saturday for property and identity theft.

UPDATE: Police identify Virginia man responsible for April hit and run

UPDATE, June 25th: The Redding Police Department have identified 33-year-old Gregory Kfoury from Great Falls, Virginia as being responsible for a hit-and-run that caused major injuries.

Police: One phone call lead us to sex trafficking victims in Redding

It was a typical day at Hinkle's Market on Market Street in Redding Tuesday, a cashier said. She added a woman came to the mart crying and asked to use the phone.

Northstate man ranked first place for tricks on the Jetovator

The Jetovator is basically a bike for the water, according to Joey Natale who is ranked number one in the world for his skills on the Jetovator

Shasta county sheriff meets with CA Governor to combat crime

Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko had a face-to-face meeting with Governor Jerry Brown in Sacramento Thursday. The sheriff told the governor his concerns with crime initiatives Brown wants to put on the November ballot. 

Chico man lives baseball fan's ultimate fantasy

After Friday night's game at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas Rob Sylvester of Chico will catch a flight to Miami, Florida for Saturday's Marlins game, then to eight more baseball parks in his quest to see 30 Major League Baseball games in 30 different ballparks in 30 days.
 
Sylvester's baseball park adventure began on June 4th in Milwaukee and will end on July 4th at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
 
"I've always wanted to do this, to see if you could see 30 games in 30 days," Sylvester said after landing in Arlington on Friday.
 
"One day I got a schedule out and saw that it was physically possible," he said, estimating that his travels and tickets will cost him between $10-15,000.
 
"I'm doing this on planes, trains and automobiles," he said.
 
Besides being an avid baseball fan, Sylvester is also a lover of animals, which is why he's helping the Butte Humane Society raise money for a new shelter.
 
"I think it's exciting," said Chelsea Beights of the Butte Humane Society, who is tracking Sylvester's progress on the organization's webpage.
 
She adds that he's way ahead of schedule. "His goal was $100 per game. He's going to Game 20 today, and he has raised over $2,800 for Butte Humane," she said.
 
Sylvester isn't doing this for publicity.  He's had enough of that, as he was nearly killed in 2007 when scaffolding at Highways 149 and 70 landed on his Fed-Ex truck.
 
He's also taking this journey in memory of his son, Nick, who died three years ago at the age of 21.
 
"I think about him every day, every minute of every day, really," Sylvester said of his son.
 
You can follow Rob Sylvester's ballpark excursion by logging onto www.krcrtv.com and clicking on the Fact Files.
 

Fencing placed around library entrance to keep homeless away

The city installed fencing around the Redding Library in the hopes of keeping homeless from hanging out.

Local cake shop competing in "Cake Wars"

Sublime Cake Design will be featured on The Food Network on Monday.

Human trafficking arrest after victim found in Redding

A suspect of human trafficking was arrested Thursday in Sacramento after a victim was found at a market in Redding earlier in the week

Mercy Medical patient records compromised

Mercy Medical Center had 520 patient files inappropriately accessed by their business partner, naviHealth, earlier this month.

On June 6, Dignity Health discovered that the information of 520 Mercy Medical Center Redding patients had been accessed without permission. The suspect worked for one of Mercy's business partners, naviHealth, who assists in their patient support.

The information accessed by the suspect includes:

Six arrested after a three month burglary investigation

Butte County Sheriff's Detectives served search warrants at five locations from Gridley to the Forbestown area and arrested six people.

England native Chicoan says economy played role in Brexit vote

Anne Ennis, who owns Brambley Cottage in the Garden Walk Mall in downtown Chico, is affected more than most by Friday's news that Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Firefighters contain blaze that threatened homes in Oroville

The Lausen Fire threatened homes in Oroville Thursday evening. It was contained at 6 acres

Northstate Reps. talk about sit-in

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives took a stand by taking part in a sit-in for about 25 hours

Hope for Meriam Park returns after '08 recession

Meriam Park , a residential and business development that was put on hold after the '08 housing crash and subsequent recession, is making a comeback

Disabled youth learned and played sports, including water-skiing, at a week-long sports camp in Chico.

Disabled youth learned and played sports, including water-skiing, at a week-long sports camp in Chico

Two new California gun bills could make getting CCW permits harder to get.

Two new gun control proposals in the California Legislature could make it harder and more expensive to legally get concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits

The California Public Utility Commission decided Thursday to bump PG&E customer's gas bills up to improve PG&E's gas system.

The California Public Utility Commission decided Thursday to bump PG&E customer's gas bills up to improve PG&E's gas system.

Three arrested after being found with stolen property

Due to recent storage unit burglaries, Oroville police officers were patrolling the areas of local storage units when they discovered three suspects sitting in their vehicle with stolen property

Elderly driver crashes between pumps at Redding gas station

A woman was knocked down at a Redding gas station Thursday morning after an elderly driver crashed his car between two gas pumps. The driver was arrested for DUI

Another wolf spotted in Lassen County

California's Dept. of Fish and Wildlife said another wolf has been spotted in Lassen County

Bomb squad detonates explosive items found near Corning

Thursday morning the Shasta County Bomb Squad detonated explosive items found at a residence near Corning

Two arrested in drug bust and probation search

Two Shasta County men have been arrested after a drug bust and probation search in Bella Vista

Crash involving CHP vehicle closes Highway 99 overnight

Highway 99 reopened Thursday morning after a crash involving a CHP vehicle closed the road overnight

Warrant search turns up stolen car, ATV, drum set

Stolen items are found during a warrant search; deputies said the suspect showed up later in a stolen car and was arrested

Multiple agencies participated in a wildland fire incident drill in Paradise to get trained and ready for the wildfire season.

Multiple agencies participated in a wildland fire incident drill in Paradise to get trained and ready for the wildfire season

Town hall talks prevention after Orlando shooting

A town hall meeting was held in Chico, as the public, city leaders, and law enforcement discussed the Orlando mass shooting that was targeted at the LGBTQ+ community

Body of missing kayaker found in Lake Oroville

Body of missing kayaker found in Lake Oroville

Man arrested at Redding movie theater doesn't blame others for calling police

John Casiday said he was wearing the bulletproof vest because he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

93-year-old veteran takes flight in plane similar to WWII aircraft

At 93-years-old Preston Hyde is in incredible shape. He can walk up steps with ease and even still drives.

"I never drank or smoked, and I walk on the treadmill 30 minutes a day," said Hyde. "My driver's license is good until I'm 98!" he laughed.

On Wednesday, Hyde got the chance to fly in a Cessna L-19 "Bird Dog" liaison aircraft, similar to the one he flew as a spotter during World War II.

Hyde spent three years flying over Germany during the war in the Ninth Air Force.

Hyde had many stories of his time flying planes.

"I got up to the end of the runway 300 feet in the air, and the engine quit," He recalled. "You have about three seconds to make a decision...a life or death decision. I reached down and hit the fuel tank." Hyde said that was the right decision, because his life was saved.

Hyde told another story of when he was flying over a runway with no radio. He suddenly ended up in the middle of a take off with other planes.

"I'm looking down from the plane I'm flying," Hyde recalled. "Here's six B-29 bombers. Engines all running ready to take off and I just flew in there with no radio and froze everything. I stopped the war right then," He joked.

Hyde met Jim Ostrich, owner of the Benton Air Center, at a local event. Ostrich owns a plane almost identical to the ones Hyde used to fly. He offered him a ride Wednesday.

"I'm a Navy veteran myself," added Ostrich. "I'm going to give him, hopefully, a nice thrill ride."

Hyde said the ride would bring back wonderful memories soaring over Europe during World War II.

Veteran arrested at Cinemark 14 arraigned

The war veteran who was arrested last Friday at the Cinemark 14 movie theater in Redding was arraigned on Tuesday afternoon. 

City of Red Bluff loosens water regulations

On Tuesday, the Red Bluff City Council rescinded last year's Stage III - Serious Water Shortage declaration due to increased precipitation last winter.

Fatal crash victim identified, other driver tried to beat train

The Tehama County Coroner's Office said Cody Fulk, 24, was killed in a crash Tuesday morning after another driver tried to beat a train across the tracks.

Redding Freedom Festival safety closures announced

The Redding Freedom Festival will take place on July 4 beginning at 9:00 p.m. at the Redding Civic Auditorium

Search and rescue crews find two missing women in Oroville

Two women reported missing on Thermalito Afterbay in Oroville Tuesday evening have been found

Chico City Council is considering an ordinance that would limit how much butane can be bought and sold in a 30 day period.

The Chico City Council considered an ordinance Tuesday that would limit how much butane can be bought and sold

Chico butane sales ordinance passes first reading

The Chico City Council passed its first reading on restricting butane sales Tuesday evening

The Chico Unified School District is proposing a new bond measure for elementary school improvements.

Chico Unified School District is proposing a new bond measure to fund the next phases of their Facility Master Plan

Massage ordinance amended after mixed reaction

Problems with illicit massage parlors and sex trafficking are expected to be curtailed through an ordinance in Redding, which made amendments Tuesday night after mixed public reaction

Third medical marijuana collective opening soon

A third medical marijuana collective is opening soon in the City of Shasta Lake.

CHP: Deadly consequences for trying to beat train

A 24-year-old man died Tuesday morning after getting in a car crash near Red Bluff.

Two fires burn nearly 100 acres in the Northstate

CAL FIRE battled two fires Tuesday that burned about 100 acres combined in Butte and Tehama Counties

Redding Fire Department offers tips on how to stay safe this summer

The Redding Fire Department is offering tips on how to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors and summer activities this summer

Suspects on the loose after attacking a woman in her car

A woman was attacked in Redding Monday night after she gave a ride to a woman, who she did not know

U.S. Forest Service announces public meeting for Pony Fire

The U.S. Forest Service announced a public information meeting will be held Tuesday night for the Pony Fire at the Happy Camp Grange

Controlled burn planned for Thursday in Palermo

CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Department will be conducting a control burn Thursday that will be highly visible during the morning hours in south Butte County.

CHP: Driver trying to beat train causes fatal crash

One person was killed in a two vehicle crash Tuesday. The CHP said one driver was trying to beat a train near Highway 99 West and Tyler Road in Tehama County

New businesses come to Oroville, successful grand openings

Panda Express and Starbucks on Orodam Boulevard are the newest businesses to set up shop in Oroville, which has developed a reputation as a business-friendly city

Suspect on the loose after burglarizing Redding neighborhood

An off-duty Redding Police officer recovered a stolen handgun, and other property, from a burglary suspect Saturday night before the suspect was able to get away

Forward progress stopped on grass, orchard fire

CAL FIRE has stopped the forward progress of a fire north of Oroville that started Monday afternoon

Family denied visit to veteran in jail

A man arrested on Friday night at the Cinemark 14 movie theater in Redding is still in jail on Monday and about a dozen people showed up at the Shasta County Courthouse to show their support

Woman ejected, killed in rollover crash in Glenn Co. identified

A woman killed in a rollover crash in Glenn County Monday morning has been identified

Chico police remember former police officer, Lance Utterback

The Chico Police Officers' Association held its fourth annual Lance Utterback Memorial Golf Tournament Monday morning at the Canyon Oaks Country Club.

Paradise tree dispute leaves bare backyard and finger-pointing

The cutting down of three 20-foot tall Laurel trees in the backyard of a Paradise family's home has led to claims, accusations and finger-pointing

Man with bulletproof vest arrested at theater, no gun found

A man wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying two knives was arrested at Cinemark 14 in Redding Friday night after he refused to cooperate with police

Chico LGBTQ community offers self-care events

In the wake of the Orlando mass shooting, Stonewall Alliance is offering several support and self-care events for the LGBTQ community

Deputies: Man stabs intruder, suspect critically injured

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Investigators said a Shasta Lake man stabbed an intruder in his home Saturday night, leaving the suspect in critical condition

Crash on Cypress and Churn Creek Road blocks traffic

Two cars blocked the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Churn Creek Road after a crash Saturday around 5:40 p.m.

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Weather Forecast: Cooling Trend Into Next Week

Expect another very hot afternoon but noticeably cooler afternoon highs by this weekend.  

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