Chico Boy Scout Troop sets up annual Christmas tree lot

Christmas tree lots are popping up all over the Northstate and a Chico Boy Scout Troop is setting up their very own.

A puppy as a present: good holiday gift or not?

With the holidays quickly approaching, many are considering getting their loved ones the gift of a cat or dog as a pet.

Butte County farms participate in Small Business Saturday

A collaboration of Butte County farms offered special promotions and reduced prices on Small Business Saturday.

UPDATE: Redding missing woman returns home safely

A Redding woman reported missing on Friday, has returned safely, according to Redding Police.

Driver dies in Redding rollover crash

A car veered off Hartnell Avenue and rolled over, killing the driver inside, according to the Redding Police Department. 

Getting the Facts: Are you prepared for the cold?

With a freeze watch in effect this weekend, experts weighed in on how to prepare your home for the cold on the inside and out.

Christmas tree farm loses thousands of trees due to drought

Last year NYS Christmas Tree Farm lost about 500 trees to the dry conditions and this year they've lost around 1,000 trees.

Downtown Chico shops encourage Black Friday business

Focus on Black Friday sales typically centers on big box stores. But downtown Chico businesses were open early offering bargains of their own.

Pleasant Valley, Shasta is football fight we deserve

The players aren’t out of town this Thanksgiving, and there are no travel plans for them with friends. They're on the field, on a crisp weekday November night, with their football family, getting ready for the biggest game of their young lives.

Free parking designed to encourage downtown Chico shopping

In an effort to entice shopping in downtown Chico, parking is free for the first two hours every Friday from Black Friday through Christmas.

Civic hosts Redd Towne Market to kick-off holiday shopping

The Redding Civic Auditorium is hosting its first-ever "Redd Towne Market" on Saturday. 

DA: Officer's gun 'accidentally discharged' in Paradise shooting

District Attorney Mike Ramsey announced the name of the officer involved in a shooting around midnight on Wednesday, who he said "accidentally discharged" his gun.

Raley's issues recalls over E. coli concerns

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Raley's has issued a recall for products containing a celery and onion blend that could be contaminated with E. coli.

Family cherishes terminally ill daughter's last Thanksgiving

"This is probably her last holiday season, probably her last Thanksgiving and her last Christmas," her mother said.

Salvation Army feeds over 350 people at annual dinner

More then 350 individuals received a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving at the Salvation Army in Chico Thursday afternoon.

Driver in critical condition after early morning crash

A police chase ended with a fatal crash and officer-involved shooting in Paradise early Thursday morning.

Turkey saved from being Thanksgiving dinner

On Wednesday, Farm Sanctuary traveled from Orland to Chico to pick up a very special turkey, from Danae Luper.

Record breaking turnout for annual 'Run For Food'

The 10th annual Run for Food in Chico was a record-breaking success. Organizers said around 5,500 runners participated.

Turtle Bay offers discount for Stuff the Bus donations

For every new unwrapped toy donated Turtle Bay will take $2 off the price of admission.

Chase ends in fatal crash, officer-involved shooting

Pearson Road was closed in Paradise Thursday morning after a police chase, fatal crash and officer-involved shooting.

Home destroyed in early morning fire

A home and garage were destroyed after an early morning fire.

Bigfoot believers share Northstate sightings

The production crew from the show "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet stopped by the Old City Hall in Redding Wednesday night. Nearly 150 gathered to hear stories of Sasquatch, with about 30 people claiming they've seen the beast.

Jesus Center serves warm Thanksgiving dinner on cold day

'Tis the season for turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and of course pie, but for the crowd inside the Jesus Center in Chico, it's about a lot more than just the food.

Hundreds gather for annual Thanksgiving Banquet

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There was an outpouring of support and food for hundred of people at the Good News Rescue Mission on Wednesday during the annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet.

Firefighters advise to cook safe on Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day, many people plan to cook. The city of Chico Fire Department urges the community to cook safely.

Animal Planet's 'Finding Bigfoot' tapes meeting in Redding

Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" held a meeting at Redding's Old City Hall Wednesday night.

Exonerated man spends Thanksgiving with family after 15 years

After spending 15 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Larry Pohlschneider will spend Thanksgiving with immediate family and friends, a dream come true for the exonerated man.

Filmmakers looking for Northstate Bigfoot stories

Shasta County residents can share their Bigfoot tales at a meeting Wednesday night.

Police: Deadly Paradise home invasion was not random

On Monday night, Paradise police responded to the 6400 block of Lucky John Road after getting calls about a gunman and shots fired.

Crash causes large outage on cold night

Thousands are without power on cold night after a vehicle crashed into a power pole in Palo Cedro.

After theft, woman urges others not to leave valuables in car

After a Redding woman's car was broken into, she is urging others to not leave valuables in the car.

Turtle Bay camp teaches kids about animation from expert

Local artist Jefferson Thomas taught an animation camp at Turtle Bay to 16 Northstate kids Tuesday.

Butte County Supervisors one step closer to pay raise

The Butte County Board of Supervisors are one step closer to approving a raise in their pay, causing some heated debate in their chambers Tuesday morning.

Donations at the Mission down after turkey prices increase

The Good News Rescue Mission needs about 300-500 more turkeys to help feed people this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Annual 'Cascade Christmas' starts on Friday

The annual run of "Cascade Christmas" starts on Friday.

Scam artist duplicates Butte County Treasurer's Facebook page

The Butte County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Facebook scam that used the identity of the county's treasurer and tax collector to get people to send money.

Dozens line up for permit to cut Christmas trees

The national forest sells tree cutting permits for $10 and allows families to cut their own tree during the holidays.

Stuff the Bus: Gift ideas under $10

Buying a toy to donate can be difficult, especially when families are already watching their wallets during the holidays. However, there are plenty of toys that people can buy without breaking the bank.

Coroner identifies bicyclist hit and killed on I-5

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office released the name of the bicyclist who was hit and killed on Interstate 5 Friday night.

Police search for three suspects in home invasion murder

Police are searching for three men who broke into a home in Paradise, then shot and killed a man.

Victim identified in alleged DUI crash, driver arrested

Generic: Car Crash 2

A man was killed after being ejected from an SUV that flipped several times in Corning.

Room remains in barrels as Stuff the Bus nears

The annual Stuff the Bus event has been ongoing for years. Thousands upon thousands of toys have been donated for kids to have a merry Christmas. Yet, at this time, so many donation barrels remain unfilled.

Trinity County gears up for Christmas with fireworks

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Christmas is coming to Trinity County this weekend, highlighted by the annual fireworks show in Lewiston on Saturday night.

Chico author pens children's book on Bidwells

Chico author Nancy Leek recently finished writing and publishing John and Annie Bidwell: The Long and the Short of It.

City of Redding looks to make motel crime statistics available

City councilmember Brent Weaver is looking to target troubled motels in Redding by posting the crime statistics online for everyone to see.

More stores open doors on Thanksgiving

According to the Wall Street Journal, "holiday sales make up the lion’s share of annual revenue for most U.S. retailers."

People still traveling despite terrorist threat concerns

The U.S. State Department is issuing a worldwide travel alert. However, as the holiday travel season kicks off, many aren't letting the threat of a terrorist attack keep them from their loved ones this Thanksgiving.

Chico prepares for El Niño with leaf cleanup

With the looming likelihood of a strong El Niño, comes the high probability of heavy rains. That's why the city of Chico Public Works has been adamant about preparing.

Recent porn bust sparks interest over teen internet safety

A recent arrest of an accused sexual predator from Anderson sparked interest over internet safety after investigators said he used multiple online platforms to talk with his victims.

CHP, AAA recommend having winter driving kit before traveling

The most important item according to the California Highway Patrol for anyone going to the snow is tire chains.

Caltrans: We're ready for Tuesday's storm

The agency is on 24 hour watch and will lay down salt and cinder rock as soon as snow begins to accumulate.

Chico Police Department welcomes new K-9

The Chico Police Department has a new K-9 thanks to a long time Chico resident.

Tip about drug activity leads to 3 arrests in Oroville

Three people were arrested Sunday afternoon after the Oroville Police Department received an anonymous tip about possible drug activity at 37 Acacia Street in Oroville.

Escaped red panda found, returned to Eureka zoo

A woman spotted the escaped red panda Saturday night in Eureka.

Reading Pals gives gift of literacy at Christmas Preview

On Sunday, the North Valley Community Foundation asked for volunteers and donations for a program called Reading Pals.

Animal refuge forced to relocate, animals may face euthanasia

An animal sanctuary in Bangor is about to lose its land if they can't find other property or the money to lease it with.

CHP: Bicyclist hit, killed riding on Interstate 5

Preliminary reports show the male bicyclist was riding in the #3 lane, the far right lane in the highway, when he was hit by the passing semi around 11:35 p.m.

Police investigate 'suspicious death' in Paradise

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Paradise police are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death.

Section football championships set after routs

Sutter, Williams shock top seeds to advance to title games

Northstate man heads to Turkey to help Syrian refugees

A Northstate man is leading a local effort to bring relief to Syrian refugees. He will travel to Turkey next year to expand a flour mill to give jobs to refugees.

Red Bluff teen finalist in nationwide National Anthem contest

A Red Bluff teenager is one of four finalists in the National Cattleman's Beef Association National Anthem Contest.

Operation Christmas Child: Giving that requires a little effort

The young people at Calvary Chapel of Chico believe that a little effort goes a long way in helping the needy in third world countries.

Recovering opiate addicts say treatment is only solution

"If you don't go to a program to learn how to live life on life's terms and learn how live life clean and sober you're gonna go back to what you know, which is your addiction," said recovering heroin addict, Dana Murrell.

Redding Fire Department gives to community through Stuff the Bus

Seven stations are drop-off locations and the department plans to attend the live event coming up on December 4.

Community health clinics play 'major role' in Northstate

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Community health clinics play a major role in health care in the Northstate, according to local health care officials.

Tehama County Most Wanted for Nov. 20, 2015

This week’s Tehama County's Most Wanted subject is Matthew Christopher Norried, 33, of Redding.

Starbucks robbed at gunpoint

Chico police are looking for a man who robbed a Starbucks coffee shop Friday morning.

Deputies: Father arrested for lying about abduction

The father was arrested after he reportedly admitted lying to deputies that his two children had been kidnapped.

Police seach for 2nd suspect after burglary, school lockdown

One suspect was arrested for a car burglary in Redding, a second suspect remains on the loose.

Anderson police bust multi-state child porn operation

The Anderson Police Department arrested a man Thursday afternoon for allegedly soliciting minors for explicit images and videos and blackmailing them.

Veterans home launches 'Operation Holiday Joy'

"Operation Holiday Joy" aims to bring smiles to the faces of Northstate veterans. 

Northstate joins 'Great American Smokeout'

The "Great American Smokeout" is a national effort to help people stop smoking. The idea is that quitting for even just one day, has health benefits. 

Conservation corps members train for flood events

The California Conservation Corps was in Red Bluff on Thursday for their yearly flood training. 

Collage of colors fill the trees of Chico following drought

The rain that finally hit Chico left some gorgeous after effects, namely beautiful leaf-filled trees.

Improvements to Esplanade moving forward

On Thursday, the second workshop to discuss changes to The Esplanade was held.

Prop 47: Helping or hurting opiate abusers?

Supporters say jail time isn't the answer for drug abusers while opponents of the law say it enables drug abusers to keep using, creating a nightmare for the community.

Police: Man threatened victims to get child porn

An Anderson man was arrested Thursday by investigators with the Anderson Police Department after a close to eight month investigation concerning child pornography.

Hikers rescued from Castle Crags State Park

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Search and rescue volunteers were called in to find two people who spent the night lost in Castle Crags State Park.

Corning cemetery uniquely conserves water during drought

The Sunset Hill Cemetery received grant money to hire three workers to help in drought-relief efforts through June 2016. 

Woman faces animal cruelty charges for the third time

A woman faces animal cruelty charges after Tehama County District Attorney investigators found underfed animals and a dead dog on her property, according to District Attorney Gregg Cohen.

Family identifies body found in Oroville

A body found Saturday in a secluded part of Oroville is being identified by family as Angela Murray.

Teacher pleads not guilty to charges of having sex with students

A Butte County teacher accused of having sexual relations with her students appeared in Butte County Court Wednesday, pleading not guilty to charges of unlawful sex with minors.

Dutch Bros. joins Stuff the Bus with 2 drop off locations

They’ve set up donation barrels at their locations on North Market Street and Churn Creek Road near the post office in Redding.

New police department building leaking, expected to be fixed soon

Police officers said that the leak fried the electronic system for both of their gates. Since the gates wouldn't work, the officers had to pry one open and hire cadets to guard the gate for a few days.

Local teacher wins educator award and $25,000

On Wednesday, a teacher from CORE Butte High School was awarded the Milken Educator Award and a prize of $25,000.

Whiskeytown construction causes delays for visitors

The park is undergoing a $7 million road construction project along seven miles of Kennedy Memorial Drive.

Police: Prescription drug, heroin abuse exploding in Redding

Heroin and prescription painkiller abuse is on the rise in the Northstate, according to police officers, former addicts and doctors.

263 pounds of marijuana found in U-Haul trailer

Two men were arrested after Shasta County deputies said they found 263 pounds of processed marijuana in their U-Haul trailer.

Sheriff's office releases new details about Burney drinking party

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The Shasta County Sheriff's Office released new details Wednesday about an underage drinking party that happened at a Burney home on Oct. 24.

Dispose of water waste by not using the garbage disposal

Fred Irick saves water by not using his garbage disposal.

Power restored to Modoc County

Power has been restored in Modoc County.

Anderson leaders move forward with butane restrictions

The possibility of regulating and tracking butane can sales was a hot topic of discussion at the Anderson City Council meeting Tuesday night. Authorities have linked butane to several honey oil lab explosions in the Northstate.

Police looking for men responsible for drive-by shooting

"I thought someone was going to die, someone is going to get shot," said Wayne Malitz, who was home when the crime happened.

Police Chief: Safety meetings are 'giving people hope'

The Chico Police Department is hosting safety meetings each month in different parts of the city to encourage communication and collaboration between the community and the department. 

Salvation Army: Older kid toys needed for holiday season

The Shasta County Salvation Army increased the age limit to 15-years-old for the first time this year.

Seniors should plan ahead for 'driving retirement'

Creating a "driving retirement" plan to help seniors with the decision to stop driving is an attempt to help them and family members tackle this matter and create a smooth transition.

Shasta County Sheriff's Office recovers stolen rifle

Over the weekend, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office recovered a stolen rifle, according to Undersheriff Eric Magrini.

As temperatures drop, fire danger moves indoors

As winter approaches, fire danger is moving indoors.

Dog found dead, woman arrested for animal cruelty

A Corning woman was arrested on Tuesday for felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor violating a court order.

Guest house destroyed in early morning fire

A guest house in Palermo was destroyed in an early morning fire.

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Weather Forecast: Cool and Calm Sunday

Cool temperatures across the Northstate persisting for your Sunday, starting off with overnight lows dipping below freezing.

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