Locals weigh in on potential marijuana legalization

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is backing a bill that would make it legal for anyone over 21 to grow up to seven plants and have an ounce of marijuana on them at any time.

Officials discuss pros, cons of inmates helping on fire lines

For over 30 years, inmate crews have been a crucial asset to fighting fire in California.

County candidates convene at Redding business forum

Nine Board of Supervisors candidates were handed the microphone Wednesday night at a forum in Redding.

Republicans react to Cruz, Kasich dropping out of GOP race

California Republicans will now weigh the option to vote for Donald Trump during June primary election.

Archaeologist: Esplanade needs historical assessment

A Chico archaeologist says the Esplanade holds historical significance and should be assessed before any changes are made. 

Chancellor believes board will approve contract for higher pay

California State University Chancellor, Timothy White, visited Chico State's campus Wednesday.

How to escape a house fire safely

When preparing for wildfires, families are always encouraged to practice measures like defensible space and car getaway kits, but what do you do if it's too late and the fire is already at your door?

Trio booked on drug charges released 3 hours after arrests

Three hours after being arrested on various drug charges, three people were released from Shasta County Jail.

Chico police searching for missing woman

The Chico Police Department is searching for a 25-year-old woman, who authorities say may be having mental issues and shouldn't be approached.

Hegan Lane railroad crossing in Chico closing for maintenance

The Union Pacific railroad crossing at Hegan Lane in Chico is going to be closed for maintenance.

Chico City Council says 'no roundabouts' for the Esplanade


The Chico City Council voted to move forward with some safety improvements to the Esplanade, but roundabouts will not be one of them.

Opponents begin fight against pot initiative

Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative say they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the California ballot this November.

Redding will get to vote on half-cent sale tax measure in Nov.

The Redding City Council unanimously approved placing a public safety half-cent sales tax measure on the November 8 ballot Tuesday.

Police: Bicycle thief arrested after listing on Craigslist

Justin Rifanburg, 26, was arrested after police say he listed a stolen bike on Craigslist. The parent whose son had the bike stolen spotted the ad and called police.

Congressional candidates meet voters in Chico

The forum was hosted by the Butte County League of Women Voters. Audience members could ask candidates questions about their platforms.

High school class designs Esplanade round-a-bout alternatives

A Chico High architecture class designed alternate ideas to round-a-bouts along the Esplanade and presented them to city council Tuesday night.

What should be on your fire evacuation list

What if you had to evacuate your house? Would you know what to grab?

Same-sex couple allowed to run on prom court together

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California recently sent a letter to Foothill High School after the school would not let a girl run for prom king.

Police: Teacher's aide arrested after tip from mother

A Corning High School teacher's aide was arrested for allegedly molesting a student on Monday.

'High risk sex predator' arrested for indecent exposure at park

A transient was arrested Tuesday morning for indecent exposure at Caldwell Park.

Police: Bloodied man accidentally shot himself in the face

Chico police said a 45-year-old accidentally shot himself in the face. Witnesses called 911 when they saw him walking along East Avenue bleeding profusely.

Staff member charged with molestation of student

An officer with the Corning Police Department said 30-year-old Fernando Barrera was taken into custody off campus early Monday morning. The officer confirmed Barrera faces charges of child molestation and three counts of sexual misconduct.

73-year-old woman remembers "frightening" run-in with prowler

73-year-old Dorothy Denney, who lives alone at the Oroville Manor Apartments on Lincoln Boulevard said she feared for life when a prowler tried to enter her bedroom at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday.

Recent river rescues have deputies warning river safety

The warm weather is drawing more people to the Sacramento River, and the Shasta County Boating Safety Unit is reminding the community to stay safe on the river.

How to stay safe with defensible space

As wildfire season nears, people can prepare by creating defensible space

Groundbreaking levee project to restore ecosystem

Ground was broken on a new levee Monday morning in Hamilton City.

Northbound I-5 lanes reopen after big rig crash

All northbound lanes on I-5 in Red Bluff are open after a collision between a big rig and another vehicle at the Sacramento River Bridge.

SUV crashes, takes out traffic signal in downtown Redding

A woman was taken to the hospital early Wednesday afternoon after her SUV crashed into a traffic signal at Court and Placer Streets in downtown Redding.

SINTF: Happy Valley home fire caused by honey oil lab explosion

Officials said a house fire in Happy Valley on Saturday was determined to have been caused by a honey oil lab explosion.

Man dies after he was found shot outside 7-11

A man died after he was was shot in the torso, possibly during an earlier robbery. The victim was found outside the Anderson 7-11 store.

Kayaker gets stuck on fast-moving Sacramento River

Rescuers were dispatched Sunday evening after a kayaker became trapped on a snag on the Sacramento River in Redding. Tiffany Scogin, 29, made it to shore safely.

Downed tree blocks northbound Cypress Street in Chico

A large tree has fallen and is blocking the northbound lane of Cypress Street just south of Vallombrosa Avenue.

Democratic caucuses rally voters in Butte County

Democratic District-Level Caucuses were held Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. in Chico.

Fire weather meteorologists critical during wildfire season

Crews at Predictive Services look at the forecast and pass along information to state and federal fire agencies on features that could increase the treat for wildfires.

Man arrested for burglarizing senior living apartments in Oroville

Oroville Police Department

Oroville Police received reports of a subject attempting to break into apartments around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Chico State students make over elementary school

Chico State students worked for a month to pave Sierra View Elementary School's courtyard.

Prescription drug overdoses on the rise in California

Drug overdose deaths are increasing across the state. In an effort to decrease those numbers, communities are taking part in a national campaign called Drug Take Back Day.

Police: Social worker witnesses sexual assault on playground

A man who was visiting his three children at the Butte County Children Services building was arrested after a social worker claimed he inappropriately touched one of the children.

Fisherman recounts river rescue of naked man

He wasn't looking to make a rescue Thursday. Instead, Agostini was the guide on a fishing trip, in his boat, with a client south of his Redding home.

Local rape survivor shares story to help others

"Kara" was only a child when her cousins and an uncle molested her multiple times.

New evacuation plan for Paradise, Magalia

The Town of Paradise says it is better prepared to evacuate a large number of people in the event a major wildfire strikes the area.

Shasta Bike Month kicks off with celebration

The event featured music, food and even check-ups for the bicycles by professional mechanics.

Social media campaign for new ideas to boost Redding

There's a push on social media to get the Redding community to unlock the city's full potential.

'Soft opening' at new natural foods store in Chico

A Yuba city based natural foods store, called New Earth Market, just opened its doors on a second store in Chico. 

Fake warning calls from power company awaken customers

Fake automated phone calls from the City of Shasta Lakes electric utility department were sent out overnight, awakening people and warning their power will be shut off.

Hiker rescued from Feather River trail after injuring leg

A 23-year-old hiker was rescued Friday afternoon after hiking a flume trail 2.5 miles north of Feather River Hospital in Paradise.

Deputies arrest man after shooting near Bangor

A Butte County man was arrested after he allegedly shot another man Thursday night.

City of Shasta Lake downgrades water restrictions

The City of Shasta Lake's city council voted 3-1 to relax the water conservation restrictions, moving the city from Stage 4 to Stage 3.

Naked man rescued from chilly Sacramento River

Fishermen rescued a naked man from the Sacramento River Thursday afternoon, after he was swept downstream in the fast-moving water.

Mother, step-father take stand in Quentin Bealer murder trial

Four witnesses were called to the stand Thursday in the Quentin Bealer murder trial.

Investigators: Sexual assault suspect is son of retired police officer

The Red Bluff Police Department has confirmed Michael Flowerdew, 20, of Red bluff, a suspect in a sexual assault investigation involving a 14-year-old boy, is the son of a retired Red Bluff Police Department officer. The same department investigating the case. 

Four escape house fire in Redding

10:30 p.m. update: Firefighters said a home was filled with smoke with they arrived at a home on the 2200 block of Blue Oak Drive in Redding. As they prepared hoses, they said flames erupted.

Crews continue to battle walnut shell facility fire

A fire that started Wednesday night destroyed a warehouse in Corning. The fire continued to smolder into the morning, eventually re-igniting.

Haven Humane offers discount for Stuff the Bus donations

For every donation, they will also take $20 off the cost of adopting a dog or cat.

New stoplight near Chico State aims to increase safety

A traffic light and crosswalk was installed on a busy section of Highway 32, commonly known as Nord Avenue.

Wet start to 2016 offers minor relief to wildfire season

The threat for wildfires is ongoing and very real in the Northstate, but after a near record El Niño and above average rainfall we may not see much improvement.

Church built with medieval Spanish stones begins final phase

A newly-constructed monastic church built primarily with medieval Spanish stones is about to begin its final phase.

100 firefighters battle walnut shell fire 12 hours after ignition

100 firefighters are at Eco-Shell Inc. in Corning, a walnut shell processing facility that caught fire late Wednesday night

Cash, marijuana recovered after high speed chase

Officers arrested Dennis Chase, Jr., 38, after a high speed chase through Trinity and Shasta counties. Investigators said they recovered processed marijuana and a large amount of cash in the vehicle.

Fire crews battle large commercial building fire in Corning

Fire crews from several agencies battled an overnight fire at the Eco-Shell Facility in Corning.

Same-sex couple fights to be prom king and queen

A same-sex couple at Foothill High School in Palo Cedro is trying to beat the odds and win prom king and queen.

Four arrested for sexual acts with a minor

Red Bluff Police

An investigation by a Red Bluff school resource officer into a relationship between a 14-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man resulted in the arrest of four people.

Opening arguments start in Quentin Bealer murder trial

Opening arguments started in the Quentin Bealer murder trial Wednesday afternoon in a Sacramento County courtroom.

Project Homeless Connect services people and pets

Project Homeless Connect brought dozens of service providers together at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds on Wednesday.

Firefighters locate missing developmentally disabled man

James Marr, 65, was found safe one day after he failed to return to his group home in Oroville.

New rate structures discussed for Butte County residents

The California Public Utilities Commission held a public forum Tuesday at the Elks Lodge in Chico to discuss electricity and water rate restructuring.

Big O Tires vandals caught months later

A vandalism case at a Redding business from November 2015 is now closed. With the help of the community, Redding police said they were able identify five suspects caught on surveillance video.

Stand-off at Corning home ends with man's arrest

The Corning Police Department, as well as the Tehama County SWAT team, responded to a home off Toomes Avenue in Corning for a stand-off Tuesday morning.

Police search for missing developmentally disabled man

The Oroville Police Department is attempting to locate a missing developmentally disabled adult, James Timothy Marr, 65

Neighbors on edge after stabbing death of Redding man

The stabbing death of Pete Jeppesen, 28, has neighbors on Akard Avenue on edge.

Bomb squad investigates suspicious item in Walmart parking lot

UPDATE 11:56 p.m.- Shasta County Sheriff's Bomb Squad deployed robot unit to investigate suspicious package, which turned out to be empty.

Cancer survivor bikes across the country, raising awareness

Stephen Swift began his journey in 2012 after a series of tragedies, including losing his wife in a car crash and being diagnosed with cancer for the second time.

Caltrans lowering some roadways in Glenn County

Caltrans said drivers can expect a series of short-term lane restrictions and on-ramp closures on Interstate 5 in the Orland area over the next two months.

DA: Public outcry could keep sexual predator out of county

If District Attorney Mike Ramsey has his way, Fraisure Smith, 52, will never set foot in Butte County.

Coroner's office identifies stabbing victim

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The Shasta County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man killed Saturday evening after being stabbed.

Man arrested for allegedly stealing from Gold Nugget Days vendor

Paradise Police Department

A transient was arrested Saturday night after Paradise police said he was seen entering a vendor's tent at Gold Nugget Days, and taking jewelry.

Trio arrested, baby rescued in motel drug bust

Shasta County Sheriff's deputies arrested three people during a drug bust at the Charm Motel on Highway 299E in Burney.

Power restored to 1,181 PG&E customers in Chico

A tree limb caused a power outage Monday morning in Chico

Chico police arrest 11 DUI drivers in just over 24 hours

According to the Chico Police Department, 11 people were arrested between 12:39 a.m. Saturday and 3:17 a.m. Sunday for driving under the influence. 

Chico homeowner rescinds offer to house violent sexual predator

A Chico homeowner has rescinded his offer to house a sexually violent predator. 

CHP: Driver arrested for DUI after fatal rollover crash

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 23-year-old Redding man was killed Saturday night when the driver of the truck he was riding in lost control of his vehicle, causing it to overturn. 

Weather impacts businesses day of Kool April Nites Cruise

A few businesses, along the cruise route, noted they saw a decrease in business compared to last year because of the weather.

Chico burglary suspect arrested for attempted murder

Chico Police say a man was sent to the hospital after he was stabbed by a burglary suspect Saturday evening. The suspect has been arrested for charges of murder, burglary and vandalism. 

Police: Man dies after being stabbed in physical altercation

Redding Police said a man died Saturday night after being stabbed in a physical altercation. 

Red Bluff turns back the clock for 'Civil War Days'

Red Bluff is turning back the clock about 150 years for a weekend of Civil War reenactments.

Children's Faire teaches kids about healthy living

The 30th annual Children's Faire kicked off at the Tehama County Fair Grounds Saturday.

Community comes out for Earth Day clean-up at Bidwell Park

Bidwell Park got some tender loving care Saturday in observance of Earth Day. 

Chico musician recalls prideful personal memory of Prince

Since Dann Rogers was 15, he's been a singer and songwriter, penning hits for the likes of Glen Campbell, Johnny Nash and Dottie West, not to mention himself.

Police search for armed and dangerous suspect in Redding

Redding police are searching for an armed and dangerous suspect in Redding on Saturday night.

Two teens arrested in connection to burglary

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Shasta County deputies arrested two teen boys on Saturday in connection to a burglary at a Redding area home.

Rain doesn't dampen Kool April Nites cruise

It seems like every year there is an inclination to rename Kool April Nites to Wet April Nites, but many said it would take more than rain to keep them from showing off their classics.

Shasta County receives 'F' for having too many ozone days

Shasta County received a "F" for having too many ozone days according to the 17th annual State of the Air report by the American Lung Association released the new numbers this week.

Former Paradise officer waives right to preliminary hearing

Patrick Feaster, the former Paradise police officer charged with involuntary manslaughter, waived his right to a preliminary hearing. 

Chico man sentenced to over 10 years in fatal DUI crash

The man who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter after a killing his 19-year-old passenger and leaving the other in critical condition was sentenced Friday.

Recreational Dungeness crab season opened for part of North Coast

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said on Friday that they have opened the recreational Dungeness crab fishery south at the northern jetty of Humboldt Bay, Humboldt County to the California and Mexico border, including the ocean waters of Humboldt Bay.

Missing Butte Co. woman found alive

According to the Butte County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team, Karen Patterson has been found alive in the canyon between Mountain House Trail and Middle Fork of the Feather River.

Annual Wildflower Century Bike Ride set for Sunday in Butte Co.

Thousands of bicyclists will invade Butte County this weekend for the 35th annual Wildflower Century Bike Ride.

Chico Great Debate tackles higher education issues

Higher education is the focus for this semester’s Chico Great Debate, the event where California State University, Chico, Butte College and the city of Chico join to create a public space for civil discourse where the American ideals of civility, reason, respect and rhetorical argument are put into action.

Chico man sentenced in fatal wrong-way Skyway DUI crash

Richard Wilson, 65 of Chico, was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for a deadly crash in January 2015. The DA said he had seven prior convictions for DUI.

Redding streets to be closed for Kool April Nites Cruise

The Kool April Nites Cruise will close several Redding streets Friday night.

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