Wife speaks out in 'murder for hire' case

A Red Bluff woman is talking about her husband's alleged plot to have her killed.

Statewide plastic bag ban could benefit Northstate economy

Butte County is home to three reusable bag companies that would stand to benefit from a statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.

Officers name man fatally shot by deputies

Redding police said 32-year-old Erik Lebak was the man fatally shot by deputies Thursday night.

Chico State looks for alternative fun during Labor Day weekend

CSU's Associated Students have put together a list of weekend activities for students only.   Friday night, for example, there's a Luau and later that midnight is a free breakfast.  More events are planned for Saturday and Sunday in what is called the Wildcat Way.

"Our idea is to hopefully provide an alternative way for students to continue to have fun but in a safe environment," said Darion Johnston, who is the Associated Students director of Legislative Affairs at Chico State.

The idea has the blessing of University President Paul Zingg.  "The first two or three weekends of every semester tend to be a little more frisky and active than others.

But will it cut down on the illegal drinking and roudy partying that oftentimes bring out police during three-day weekends?

"I think it would keep us out of trouble ," said Julia Brewer, a junior at Chico State. "We're not going to parties; we're getting pancakes."

 Zingg acknowledges that bad students will still do bad things.  But he is cautiously optimistic that this will be a safe weekend for all students if they at least give some of the Wildcat Ways a chance. 

Tehama County man accepts plea deal in death of 7-month-old

Baby Dylan photo

Brandon Branscombe was charged with causing the death of 7-month-old Dylan Miller on Mother's Day 2013.

Wildfire burns 20 acres off Dersch Road

A wildfire burned 20 acres off Dersch Road in Shasta County Friday.

Chico 9/11 memorial will be ready for 13th anniversary

The Sept. 11th memorial in Chico will be dedicated on the upcoming 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack.

Northstate wildfire update August 29

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Fatal deputy-involved shooting under investigation

A deputy-involved shooting that left a man dead is under investigation in Shasta County.

Bill to regulate private groundwater heads to Assembly

A state senate bill to regulate private groundwater is headed to the state assembly.

Accused rapist and kidnapper takes plea deal

A Butte County physician's assistant has reached a plea bargain in which he pleaded guilty to one count of rape and three counts of kidnapping.

Murder for hire case involves family member

A Tehama County man is accused of trying to get someone to murder a family member and one other person in exchange for a car and some cash.

UHaul takes over old Ford dealership building in Red Bluff

A new business has taken over the Old Red Bluff Ford building. UHaul is moving in. 

Teen dies after ingesting poison he thought was cocaine

An unidentified 16-year-old boy died early Tuesday morning after ingesting an unknown substance that they believed to be cocaine.

Police identify poisonous substance teens thought was cocaine

According to the Anderson Police Department the poisonous substance that killed a 16-year-old boy and sent two other teens, ages 16 and 13, to the hospital has been identified as strychnine.

Northstate wildfire update August 28

Here is the latest update on the wildfires burning in the Northstate:

Detectives investigate suspicious death of 14-month-old

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A 14-month-old girl was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth hospital Wednesday night

Groundwater regulation bill passes California Senate

Amid a third year of drought, state lawmakers began pushing legislation that begins to regulate groundwater.

DA investigates alleged abuse by Butte County deputy

A Butte County deputy has been reassigned from his patrol duties because of an online video that shows him kicking a man to the ground while he was trying to arrest him.

Drought forces boat ramps to close at Lake Shasta

Near-historic low water levels at Shasta Lake has created a challenge for people to get their boats out.

Officials enforce alcohol ban on Labor Day Float

The Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, law enforcement is gearing up for the Glenn County tradition, the Labor Day Float down the Sacramento River.

Marshall Islands girl gets help for dislocated elbow in Redding

A collaboration between Shasta Orthopedics and several other Northstate organizations is helping 8-year-old Geraldine DeBrum get mobility back in her right elbow.

Deputies investigating arrest caught on video

The Butte County Sheriff's Office is investigating whether one of its deputies went too far in making an arrest.

Fire damages DeGarmo park maintenance building

Fire damages DeGarmo park maintenance building

The area damaged houses offices for park superintendents.

Butte County atheist group says highway sign vandalized

The Atheists of Butte County say this is the second time the Highway 99 sign bearing their name has been vandalized.

Yes means yes law may soon hit college campuses

Sexual assaults on California college campuses are a problem and now lawmakers are working to find a solution.

Drought affects Northstate honey production

California is known as one of the country's largest honey producers.  California's abundant crops provide nectar for bees to turn into honey. But because of the drought there is little to no honey left.

Woman escapes burning house, credits angels and smoke alarm

A 76-year-old Paradise woman whose house went up in flames Tuesday morning said she's alive because of her smoke alarm. 

Antique train engine and box cars featured at new location

The Shasta Cascade Rail Preservation society began to move their two boxcars and steam engine to a new location on Tuesday.

Anti-fracking measure headed to 2016 Ballot

 A measure to ban fracking will go before Butte County voters in 2016.  On Tuesday morning the Butte County Board of Supervisors voted to allow a popular vote in the November 2016 election on a measure that would end fracking, which refers to the procedure of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations to extract oil and natural gas but opponents say the procedure contaminates the water supply.

Chase leads to two arrests at Enloe Hospital

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Police said the suspect in a vehicle theft led them on a chase while driving in reverse

Two multi-vehicle crashes tie up Highway 44 traffic

Drivers were delayed on westbound Highway 44 in Redding after two multi-vehicle crashes

Resident escapes burning home

A home was destroyed in an early morning fire in Paradise

Enterprise, Winters unanimous No. 1s in poll


Three defending Northern Section football champions are expected to repeat as they were given the top ranking in the preseason edition of the Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll.

Northstate wildfire update August 26

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Assembly rejects plastic bag ban

The Assembly has rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week.

Officials: fire hydrants used to sample water

Sights of wasted water still happen after the City of Redding adopted new water-wasting regulations.

West Nile virus on the rise

11 new cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Butte County and experts said the season is far from over.

Napa earthquake could shake up prep football schedule

There is a slight chance that Paradise's season opening football game against American Canyon High School in Napa will be moved  to the Ridge following Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the Napa area.

National parks celebrate birthday by providing free entrance

The National Park Service celebrated their 98th birthday by waving entrance park fees all over the county.

Northstate wildfire update August 25

Here is the latest update on the wildfires burning in the Northstate:

Oregon fire destroys structure, causes school closings

As of Monday morning the Oregon Fire in Trinity County had burned 650 acres and was 25% contained.

Mandatory evacuations lifted for Oregon Fire

The fire northwest of Weaverville has burned 650 acres and is 25% contained.

Fatal crash knocks out power in Butte County

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A driver was killed early Monday after crashing into a power pole southwest of Gridley.

State of emergency declared after Calif. quake

Napa California earthquake damage

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Some Napa Valley wineries hit hard by quake

Winery earthquake aftermath

Napa Valley vintners woke up to a lot of broken bottles Sunday morning.

The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Northern California early Sunday and sent more than 100 people to the hospital also dealt a blow to the region's noted wine industry.


Quake damages Corning olive oil company's Napa store

Hundreds of bottles of product have been destroyed at Lucero Olive Oil's Napa tasting room.

Downtown Chico business booms with start of school

A traditional college town, Chico business is during the summer, but as the school year re-starts so does the economy.

Chico women robbed at knifepoint early Saturday

The women say a man rode up on a bike, pulled out a knife and demanded one of their purses.

Gun show sign near scene of deadly shooting sparks passions

Gun show promoter vows to stop advertising near the scene where David Yang was shot and killed in 2011.

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Weather Forecast: More Of The Same

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The high clouds moved in as expected on Friday but should push out of here by Saturday leaving us with sunny skies and warm temperatures this holiday weekend.

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