Heat stroke concerns rise with temperature

The heat is turning up across the Northstate, increasing the threat of heat related illnesses.

CAL FIRE, USFS discuss safety after 4 firefighters injured

On Sunday evening, two CAL FIRE and two U.S. Forest Service firefighters were injured as they battled the Lowell Fire in Nevada County. Local agencies have shown their support for the injured firefighters as they continue to train their agencies to stay safe while battling wildland fires.

Bear sightings may be due to lack of available food

Following reports of bear sightings around Northstate communities, we searched for answers to why this might be.

Butte County may add e-cigarettes to smoking rules

At Tuesday's meeting, the Butte County Board of Supervisors will take up electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as e-cigarettes, possibly including them in current smoking rules so that they are prohibited in the workplace and enclosed public spaces.

Video leads to fraud conviction of Butte County man

Surveillance video obtained in a workers compensation fraud case helped the Butte County District Attorney's Office convict Howard Neel on Tuesday.

New Redding Police Department customer service office open

The new Redding Police Customer Service Office is open for business next to city hall.

Lawyer talks about Tehama County court computer problems

The Tehama Superior Courthouse is still experiencing computer problems on Monday.

Parent creates supply drive for Paradise elementary teachers

A school supply drive is underway in Paradise, with a goal to give every elementary teacher in the Paradise Unified School District a bag to start off the year. 

Fire crews responding to Anderson structure fire

Fire crews in Anderson are working a structure fire on Stingy Lane in Anderson.

Fire crews extinguish blaze near Dana Drive area of river trail

Fire crews responded to a vegetation fire around 12:30 p.m. Monday, near the Dana Drive area of the Sacramento River Trail, on the north side of the Highway 44 bridge.

Boat crashes into bridge piling, several people injured

On Saturday evening, the Tehama County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a boating accident with several injuries on the west bank of the Sacramento River in the area of E's Locker Room and Lakeside in Red Bluff.

Woman arrested after holding 9-year-old daughter hostage

According to the Tehama County Sheriff's Office, a woman was arrested after allegedly holding her 9-year-old daughter hostage on Monday.

Redding police lobby opens in new location

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The new Redding Police Department customer service lobby opens Monday morning.

2 killed, 4 injured in wrong-way driver crash on I-5

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CHP said a wrong-way driver slammed head-on into another car on Interstate 5 in Tehama County early Sunday.

Woman recalls close call with wrong-way driver

A woman and her baby were heading home from Sacramento when she spotted a car coming straight towards them.

Man arrested in DUI rollover crash

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A 23-year-old man from Shingletown was arrested Saturday night for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and causing his vehicle to rollover, said the California Highway Patrol.

Trailer fire stops traffic in Chico's 'Avenues'

Fire destroyed a small trailer in Chico Sunday afternoon.

Good Samaritan who saved deputy speaks out

Retired Oakland police officer, Marvin Reynolds, was driving in Redding when he saw a Shasta County Sheriff's Deputy wrestling with a man on the side of Highway 299 East Thursday afternoon.

The tale of two Safeways

According to crime statistics from the Redding Police Department the number of calls to police and arrests have dropped at the Safeway on Pine Street since January 2015. At the same time, the crime rate has risen at the Safeway on Churn Creek and Cypress Avenue.

Arrests made in Tehama County shooting

Four people have been arrested after a shooting in Tehama County on Friday.

2 arrested in large-scale marijuana bust in Butte County

The Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit investigated a large scale commercial marijuana growing operation above Bear Lake at Big Chico Creek in Cohasset on Friday.

Couple asks for help finding person who shot their dog

Samantha and Tyler Nelson were shocked when they came home Thursday night and found their 1-year-old dog, Thor, was shot in the neck.

Deputies in Graham shooting cleared of wrongdoing

Graham was involved in a shoot out with deputies in Dunsmuir.

Christian-themed movie filmed in Butte Co. nearly complete

A Christian-themed film will wrap up production in Butte County next week.

Butte County water stations for residents out of H2O

A state of emergency was declared Wednesday in Butte County as some are literally out of water. 


Deputy thankful for good Samaritans help during fight with felon

Shasta County Sheriff's Deputy Dillon Scoma thanks two good Samaritans who came to his aid as he fought with 25-year-old Kyle Johnson of Georgia on the side of Highway 299 East Thursday afternoon.

Splitsville: Old Chico oak tree splits in half

One of the oldest oak trees in Chico split into two Wednesday night.

Butte County Sheriff's Office warns public about phone scam

According to investigators, there's a phone scammer making the rounds in Butte County, claiming to be with the Sheriff's Office. Here's what you need to know.

Massive flames devour Shasta Co. building

A commercial building was destroyed in a massive fire south of Redding early Friday morning.

Deputies search for 3 suspects after man shot in Cottonwood

Law enforcement is searching for three suspects in a white Ford Explorer without any license plates.

Woman revives petition for UC Redding

A retired Redding teacher is trying to bring back an old push for a University of California campus in Redding.

Chico woman arrested for backing into patrol car, biting officer

A Chico woman was arrested early Friday morning after she backed into a Chico Police Department patrol car and bit an officer.

Convicted felon arrested after roadside scuffle with deputy

Deputies said Kyle Johnson, 24, went for the deputy's gun and told him to 'shoot me.'

Officers face gunfire after tripping booby trap

Officers tripped a booby trap that fired a shotgun while they visited a Shasta County property

Expert: Haze over Shasta County not a health concern

Many residents of Shasta County noticed smokey conditions in the Northstate Thursday. The haze is coming from the Napa area where the Wragg Fire is now burning at 6,900 acres.

Bowe Bergdahl detained after Mendocino County marijuana raid

A U.S. Army soldier, who was held captive by the Taliban and released in an exchange orchestrated by President Barrack Obama, which has been highly scrutinized, was involved in a marijuana raid in Mendocino County.

Court blames former IT director for computer meltdown

The former Director of Information Technology for the Tehama County Superior Court is being accused of sabotaging the Court's computer system, according to the documents filed by the law firm representing the Court.  

Paradise church broken into, surveillance video aiding police

The Paradise Police Department is investigating an apparent break-in that happened at the Paradise Alliance Church on Clark Road Sunday night.

Hound-hunting ban may be culprit for bears in communities

For several months now, KRCR News Channel 7 has been following reports of increased bear sightings. An official with the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance explains that a law banning the use of hounds in hunting may be to blame.

Children's museum planned for downtown Chico

A children's museum in downtown Chico could be open within 12-18 months depending on fund raising efforts.

Victim takes stand in Watenpaugh trial after delays

On Thursday, the victim in the criminal trial of 34-year-old Ryan Watenpaugh, the man accused of stalking and killing his ex-girlfriend's dog, took the stand.

Chico care facility uses drums to help dementia residents

It's not your everyday therapy, but a Chico care facility says drumming helps engage their residents who are living with memory loss. 

Road rage incident turns into brawl in downtown Redding

A road rage incident that started in Whiskeytown, and made its way into downtown Redding, turned violent Thursday afternoon.

Orland double homicide suspect released from hospital, in custody

The teenager accused of killing her father and her sister on July 5 was released from the hospital Thursday and booked in the Glenn County Jail on two counts of homicide.

Suspect tries to take deputy's gun; good Samaritans help

A man was taken into custody after attempting to take a gun from a Shasta County Sheriff's deputy on the side of the highway.

DA: 'Fraudster' convicted in workers' comp trial

Prosecutors said Howard Neel, 59, lied about injuries he suffered when a car backed into him at a gas station.

Cal Water proposes rate increases for 2017 to 2019

Every three years, Cal Water districts are required to submit a proposal for rate increases to the California Public Utilities Commission. The water supplier just began the proposal process to increase rates for 2017 to 2019. 

Wildfire sending smoke into the Northstate

The Wragg Fire in Napa and Solano Counties has pushed smoke into many areas of the Northstate

Police: Man arrested for DUI, kidnapping after 115 mph chase

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Paradise police said a driver refused to pull over and let out his passenger as he led officers on a chase reaching speeds of 115 miles per hour.

Butte Co. declares drought emergency, opens water stations

Wells are going dry in Butte County, prompting the county administrator to declare a local emergency.

Police: Wash. teen found safe in Redding

UPDATE: 16-year-old Micheala Callahan was found safe in Redding after being gone for more than 24 hours.

Former Bill Cosby chauffeur recalls 'parade of women'

A former chauffeur to comedian Bill Cosby in the late 1960's and 1970's said that he was surprised to hear about the allegations against Cosby.

Local man talks about time with accused murderer as a young boy

The former legal guardian of accused murderer, 19-year-old Talen Barton, said he was shocked when he heard Barton was arrested for the stabbing death of two people in Mendocino County on Sunday.

McCloud cleaning up after flash flooding

The community of McCloud is all cleaned up after a flash flood that moved through Tuesday night.

Drought task force applauds Shasta Co. conservation efforts

The Governor’s Interagency Drought Task Force was in Redding on Wednesday afternoon.

Water waste battle heats up in McCloud

In Siskiyou County, the town of McCloud went up against the state over water rights and its effect to the environment.

Redding Police Department begins move to new location

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The Redding Police customer service lobby will be closed Wednesday at 5 p.m. as part of the department's move to the Redding City Hall campus on Cypress Avenue.

Chico State beats water conservation requirements for June

Chico State used 43 percent less water in June of this year compared to June of 2013. They beat conservation requirements by 11 percent.

Man in custody after standoff with Redding police

Redding police said a standoff situation in Redding has ended peacefully.

Power restored to more than 8,000 customers in Red Bluff

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After loosing power for about half an hour Wednesday afternoon, customers in Red Bluff have their power back.

Butte County declares local emergency as wells run dry

A growing number of wells are running dry in Butte County, prompting the county's chief administrative officer to declare a local emergency.

Put a new spin on water conservation, re-use washer water

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Viewer Elsie Cooper shared a tip for saving water during the drought.

Lightning-caused Dorris Fire 90% contained in Siskiyou Co.

The fire was first reported around 5 p.m. Tuesday  two miles northeast of the town of Dorris on the California-Oregon border.

20 acre solar farm coming to Glenn County

The Glenn County Supervisors approved a plan for a solar farm plant despite some objections

Driver arrested for DUI after police chase, crash into home

Police said Donald Chathan, 51 of Paradise, led officers on a wild chase through the streets of Oroville Tuesday night.

'Megan Rapinoe Day' declared in Redding

The Redding City Council announced on Tuesday that July 21, 2015 was officially "Megan Rapinoe Day."

City council passes solar panel ordinance to expedite process

During the Redding City Council meeting on Tuesday, council members adopted an ordinance to expedite the permitting procedures for small residential rooftop solar energy systems.

Bullets from shooting range a concern for child's birthday party

A Redding mother is celebrating her son’s ninth birthday this week with fears of bullets in the back of her mind.

Former deputy charged with sexual battery, indecent exposure

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One year after a Butte County Sheriff's deputy resigned amid allegations of exposing his genitals to female inmates, he has been charged with one count of indecent exposure and one count of sexual battery.

Local group helping cleanup Redding's parks, trails

Shasta Support Service is a local group in Redding fed up with seeing trash scattered throughout parks, the Sacramento River Trail and under bridges. 

Alleged gunman in double homicide 'improving' at hospital

The Orland Police Chief explained that the alleged gunman, who shot and killed her dad and sister before turning the gun on herself, is improving in the hospital. The Chief said she will be arrested when she is released from the hospital.

Trial will not be dismissed for alleged stalker, dog killer

The trial for Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh, the Shasta County man accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend and killing her dog, will continue after Shasta County Judge Gregory Gaul denied the defense's motion to dismiss the case.

Man arrested, over 9,000 marijuana plants eradicated in raid

A man was arrested Monday after the Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Enforcement Unit, as well as an officer from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, hiked into a large commercial marijuana grow in the town of Inskip.

Deputies searching for suspect accused of shooting teenage girl

The Tehama County Sheriff's Office said that they have identified a man they believe shot a 15-year-old Red Bluff girl in the back.

Young girl in critical condition after being shot twice in her back

A 15-year-old girl is in critical condition after being shot near the Diversion Dam in Red Bluff.

4 women rescued from Feather River after kayaks capsize

The Butte County Sheriff's Office, along with Cal Fire and the California Highway Patrol, rescued four women Sunday after their kayaks and rafts capsized in the Feather River.

Man hit by car on Main Street in Red Bluff

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A man was seriously injured when he was hit by a car on Main Street in Red Bluff.

Man accused of setting fire to child's bedroom waives hearing

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A 59-year-old Orangevale man waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges that he attempted to murder a 4-year-old Chico toddler by setting the child’s bedroom on fire.

Mudslides, debris flows block forest access roads

Some forest roads are blocked after mudslides in Klamath National Forest

Vegetation fire threatens homes in Tehama County

Firefighters were battling a vegetation fire in rural Tehama County that threatened several homes. No evacuation orders were issued.

Storms cause fires and flooding

Flooding in Siskiyou County forced the evacuation of an assisted living center in Grenada.

Paradise boy returns to field after baseball blurs vision

Three months ago, Alex Vail, 14, was hit in the face with a 75-mile-per-hour fastball at a little league game in Fairfield, and at the time his parents were very worried.

Court documents reveal new details about international fugitive

KRCR News Channel 7 has obtained new information regarding the case of Alfredo Rodriguez Ruvalcaba. Ruvalcaba is charged with the sexual abuse of a minor back in 2013 and now is a person of interest in the death of that same girl on July 4. 

Billing glitch creating errors with REU lifeline credit

A glitch in the billing system at Redding Electric Utility is raising concerns for some low income customers.

Suspected DUI driver crashes into Anderson business

 A suspected DUI driver crashed his car in Industrial Optics Unlimited in Anderson on Saturday afternoon, according to the Anderson Police Department.

Woman arrested for arson, vandalism in two attacks on a home

Red Bluff police arrested Raeann Scott, 27, after two incidents Sunday morning on Union Street.

Turtle Bay adds exhibits to beat the heat

Beating the heat this summer may be a little easier thanks to Turtle Bay.

Cleaning of Sycamore Pool is reduced to save money

Bidwell Park's Sycamore Pool is being cleaned less often this summer, but the city said it consistently meets sanitation standards.

Deputies arrest new suspect in Oroville shooting death

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has taken a new suspect into custody for the shooting death of an Oroville man.

Man dies in wood cutting-related accident

A 29-year-old man is dead after, what deputies are calling, a wood cutting-related accident.

Man suspected of shooting Oroville man, turns himself in

A man wanted for a deadly shooting Saturday night in Oroville has turned himself in.

Woman arrested for stabbing near car wash

Redding police arrested Chelsea Rocha, 29, for a stabbing near Westwood Avenue and Westside Road.

Marijuana bust turns up assault pistol, stolen motorcycle

Shasta County deputies arrested Michael Eusted at a rural property where investigators said they found weapons and marijuana.

Gas prices continue to climb in California

Gas prices in Southern California are seeing the biggest increases.

Fire destroys home in Happy Valley

A fire destroyed a double wide mobile home on Heath Lane in Happy Valley and sent two people to the hospital late Saturday night, according to Happy Valley Fire District.

Driver arrested for DUI after hitting pedestrian

CHP investigators said an Oroville woman was driving drunk when she hit a pedestrian Saturday night, leaving a man with major injuries.

Suspect identified in deadly Oroville shooting

Detectives are trying to locate Carlos Carias, Sr., in connection with a shooting that killed a man in Oroville Saturday night.

Charity softball tournament held for 5-year-old killed in crash

A softball charity tournament was held at Fry Field in Red Bluff on Saturday. The event was put on by Katie Ramsey, a mother who lost her 5-year-old son, Gunner Langenderfer, 5, after they were hit by a man who investigators say was texting and driving.

Woman & boy killed, 3 injured in Highway 99 crash

CHP investigators said a tire blew on a pickup, causing the truck to slam into a tree on Highway 99 in Dairyville.

Softball event to honor 5-year-old killed in crash

Katie Ramsey is smiling now thinking about memories of her son on the eve of a softball charity event in Red Bluff.

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Triple digit heat will return with the potential for record breaking high temperatures later this week. 

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