Employee accused of a break-in at Tehama Visitor Center

Police said they caught the suspect hiding in the attic with a propane tank and torch.

Neighborhood raising money for new playground equipment

People living in Stillwater Heights in Redding, held a picnic on Sunday to raise money to improve their neighborhood park. Parents said the park needs to be renovated and needs new playground equipment.

CHP: Driver killed in single-vehicle crash

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A 25-year-old man has died, after a solo vehicle crash in Chico, Saturday.

Pedestrian killed in Chico car accident

A man hit by a car on the intersection of 7th Street and Hazel Street in Chico died, according to the Chico Police Department.

Head-on crash on Interstate 5 caused by DUI driver

A suspected drunk driver was behind the wheel of the car that crossed over the center divide of Interstate 5, injuring more than a dozen people, said CHP.

Burglar caught on surveillance camera identified

A man caught on surveillance video burglarizing a home has been identified.

Woman recalls hostage situation featured on TV show

A Red Bluff woman was held hostage with 40 others more than two decades ago. Now her story of survival is part of documentary that will air Saturday night.

Road rage confrontation leaves one injured

The Chico Police Department responded to a road rage incident Friday around 6:21 p.m. involving a minivan and two cyclists.

Rider: I couldn't lose my horse, not after I lost my son

Tammy Olmstead was terrified when her horse, Snoop, got stuck in the mud on Wednesday in the Sacramento River at the Anderson River Park.

Man pleads guilty to arson charges

Christopher Scott Hotlzclaw, 43, was in court Friday morning, where he plead no contest to four counts of arson and one count of possession of an incendiary device, stated Cheryl Buliavac, public information officer for CAL FIRE.

SWAT arrests man barricaded in home, victim safe

A standoff situation in Oroville ended with a man being taken into custody, and no one injured.

Warning period starts for Hilltop, Cypress cameras

The red light cameras at the intersection of Hilltop Drive and Cypress Avenue in Redding will become operational on Tuesday at 12:01 p.m., said Sgt. Brian Barner of the Redding Police Department.

Hazmat crew responds to gasoline tank malfunction

Chico Fire Department responded to a malfunction in a large gasoline tank at the Kinder Morgan Tank Farm at 2570 Hegan Lane in Chico.

Drive-by shooting injures one

Chico Police said the victim was hit by a shot fired from a car along Nord Avenue early Friday.

Smash & grab burglars steal two cash registers

Thieves broke into a convenience store early Friday, stealing two cash registers.

Man attacks, tries to steal from 10-year-old girl

Officers spoke with the 10-year-old, who said she was riding her bike on trails in the area, when the male suspect confronted her.

City council dismisses city manager, cites new direction

The city of Oroville is in the process of restructuring after the unexpected dismissal of City Manager Randy Murphy.

Drought, snow levels could impact hydroelectricity

PG&E hydrographers take snow surveys, measuring the snowpack at Lassen Volcanic National Park. In California's current drought, spokesman Paul Moreno said snow levels are down.

Driver charged with murder in fatal DUI crash

Redding Police said Vernon Lee Simon, 49, has been charged with murder after killing Russell Tim Hager, 57, in a fatal DUI crash on Highway 273 Thursday morning.

Man accused of murder agrees to legal counsel

Christopher Swihart was in a Butte County courtroom Thursday morning, where he is accused of murdering 55-year-old Cass Edison and leaving her body in front of a house near Chico.

Prisoner escapes jail through unlocked door

A prisoner at the Tehama County Jail escaped custody after a door was left unlocked

Court reconsidering California concealed gun ruling

A federal appeals court has agreed to reconsider its decision to strike down a California law that requires applicants for a concealed weapons permit to show "good cause" beyond self-defense.

Sheriff's Office takes blame for jailbreak

A man escaped the Tehama County Jail for 36 minutes Wednesday evening. He was found three blocks away on Main and Elm streets in Red Bluff.

Annual report says Butte County winning war on drugs

Butte County's war on drugs in 2014 was a success, according to the findings of a report by the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force.

CHP: Woman falls asleep, rolls vehicle

The California Highway Patrol responded to a single vehicle roll-over accident on Churn Creek Road, near Pacheco School Road, Thursday afternoon.

Police: Possible DUI driver ran red light in fatal crash

Redding Police said a driver may have been driving under the influence when he ran a red light and crashed into an oncoming car on Highway 273.

Nielsen: $1 billion drought bill not clear on spending

It is legislation that is supposed to provide drought relief in California. But one Northstate leader says it'll provide more questions than answers.

San Jose officer shooting brings investigation to Northstate

Officials say the suspected gunman, Scott Dunham, who shot a San Jose Police officer is dead.

'Snoop' the horse rescued from mud in Anderson

Snoop the horse was successfully rescued from deep mud at the Anderson River Park.

Missing man found dead in Sacramento River

A previously missing Shasta County man was found dead Wednesday evening as his body washed up in Redding.

RPD: Loss of officers impacting DUI arrests

DUI arrests are down in Redding since last October, and Redding Police Sergeant Brian Barner said it's because of reduced staffing.

Neighbors mourn death of park-and-ride turkey

The popular turkey known to most Cottonwood residents as Parker killed after being hit by a bus.

Deputies recover body from Sacramento River

A body was pulled from the Sacramento River by the Shasta County Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon.


Massive effort underway to rescue horse stuck in mud

A horse and rider were stuck in the mud at the Anderson River Park.

Police: Vehicle theft probationer caught with stolen car

An Anderson police officer arrested two car theft suspects early Wednesday.

Police seek hit-and-run driver who hit pedestrian

Redding Police are investigating a string of events that left a pedestrian in the hospital late Tuesday.

Monuments at veterans cemetery won't be moved

Monuments and memorials at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo will not be going anywhere.

Event shows off progress of Corning theater project

It’s been closed for almost a decade, but a historic theater in downtown Corning could soon reopen its doors.

California drought increasing flea population

Dry drought conditions are contributing to the increase in flea populations in the Northstate. Fleas can lead to long term health problems in pets like anemia.

Supervisors vote in favor of special event permit

Special event venues in unincorporated areas of Butte County will now be required to have a permit to operate.

Redding Fire: Honey oil lab fires more prevalent

Almost a year later, apartments on Lawrence Road in Redding are still not livable after a butane honey oil lab exploded causing flames to destroy multiple apartments.

District considering armed security for campuses

The Chico Unified School District is considering hiring armed security guards to patrol school campuses at night.

Lack of volunteers impacts church's outreach program

Valley Christian Fellowship has been serving food to the people in need every Sunday at Caldwell Park for about 18 years.

Police: Man assaulted, robbed in downtown Chico

A man was robbed in downtown Chico on Monday afternoon.

Father, son injured in alleged drug lab explosion

An explosion rattles a City of Shasta Lake apartment complex. Sheriff’s deputies are tying it to illegal drug activity in one apartment.

Woman uses Facebook to stay safe making online purchases

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A Redding woman is turning to Facebook to buy and sell items online as a way to stay safe.

CAL FIRE starts summer staffing early

CAL FIRE is starting their summer staffing six weeks early. They said it's because of the drought and the dry vegetation it leaves in it's path.

Cops go head to head in 'Battle of the Badges'

Three Butte County law enforcement agencies are going head to head in a "Battle of the Badges." They are competing to raise the most blood donations.

Foundation interested in saving Dobrowsky House

A historic house in Redding could be saved from the wrecking ball.

Winemakers adapt to continuing drought conditions

Wineries in the Northstate are seeing a negative impact from drought conditions. Wine makers in Manton, California are concerned after noticing dry conditions that may threaten their crops.

Special events ordinance could hurt some venues

Weddings, family reunions, graduations and other special events in Butte County's unincorporated areas could get more expensive.

Chico courthouse opens to public

Butte County's new superior courthouse opened to the public on Monday.

Construction road closures for the Northstate

Several road construction projects are going on in the Northstate this week.

Crews battle fire at Knauf Fiberglass in Shasta Lake

Firefighters battled a fire at the Knauf Fiberglass plant in Shasta Lake.

Gas prices drop slightly in the Northstate

Drivers will get a small break as they fill up this week.

Two men set out to clean up Redding

Two Redding men have taken it upon themselves to clean up the stray shopping carts and trash around Redding, and they are welcoming any volunteers to help them.

Explosion sets fire to apartment complex

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said their investigation into a fire at an apartment complex has revealed that it was caused by a butane honey oil lab explosion.

Motorcyclist hospitalized after drifting off the road

A motorcyclist is in the hospital after he was ejected from his bike in Oroville.

Deputies: 4 arrested after caught with crystal meth

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Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four people in Shasta Lake after the suspects were caught with 8.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

Redding woman arrested after 'honey oil' lab explosion

The Redding Police Department arrested a woman after a honey oil lab explosion Saturday.

Fair helps people prepare for natural disaster

The American Legion Axillary Unit sponsored an Emergency Preparedness Fair at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Redding on Saturday.

Redding golf course conserving during drought

It’s a swing in the right direction. Churn Creek Golf Course has been voluntarily cutting back water.

Wild turkey creates traffic concerns in Cottonwood

A wild turkey is creating traffic problems for people in Cottonwood.

Accused killer in court, charges pending investigation

Christopher Swihart was in court Friday afternoon, barely speaking a word to Judge Steven Howell, who would not allow him to be photographed until he retained legal counsel.


Musicians gather in Oroville for annual fiddle championship

Dozens of musicians gathered in Oroville this weekend for the 49 annual California State Old Time Open Fiddle and Picking Championship.

Deputies locate vehicle connected to homicide

The Butte County Sheriff's Office said they located the vehicle of the suspect accused of murdering a woman found in a dump trailer outside a Rose Avenue home on Monday.


Authorities reveal name of woman found dead in a Chico yard

The homicide victim found Monday morning has been identified as Cass Edison, 55 of Chico.

Shoulder tap operation yields 1 arrest

The Redding Police Department arrested one person for furnishing alcohol to a minor during a decoy shoulder tap operations.

3rd eaglet hatches in Turtle Bay nest

The third eagle egg hatched Friday morning in the eagles' nest at Turtle Bay in Redding.

Police track down robbery suspects in pizza place

Chico Police said the two suspects robbed two men early Friday in downtown Chico.

Pedestrian hit by doughnut delivery van

A pedestrian suffered major head trauma after he was hit by a van on Hilltop Drive early Friday.

Ex-girlfriend: Accused murderer has history of violence

A former girlfriend of an accused murderer re-lived a horrifying ordeal at the hands of Christopher Swihart, who was arrested Wednesday night in the death of a 55-year-old woman found on Rose Avenue in Chico Monday morning.

Two injured in Red Bluff plane crash

Two people were injured in a plane crash at the Red Bluff Airport.

Synthesis ending its 21-year Chico run

Changing times and technology is forcing a two-decades-old Chico publication to call it quits.

Police serve search warrants connected to gang brawl

Sacramento police said they served several search warrants in Northern California on Wednesday in connection to a large fight that broke out between rival bike gangs in Sacramento.

Man pleads guilty in wife's death 36 years ago

Marvin Owens, 62, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter during his court appearance in Oroville Thursday.

City council appoints 3rd member in almost 2 years

The Red Bluff City Council appointed Gary Jones, 29, on Tuesday to fill its unoccupied seat. Jones works as an auditor-appraiser for the Tehama County Assessor's Office.

City offers water saving tips to help people cut back

The State of California is entering it's fourth year in the drought and the City of Redding wants people to know that saving water is easy and cost-efficient.

Human remains found along Sacramento River

Human remains were found by an officer with the Department of Fish and Wildlife along the Sacramento River.

RPD warns public about IRS phone scam

The Redding Police Department said that the local dispatch center, SHASCOM, has received multiple reports from residents receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be an agent with the Internal Revenue Service.

Prescribed burns continue at Whiskeytown

The Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will continue with prescribed fire activities within the East Boundary Project Area on Thursday.

City: Stage 4 mandatory water conservation unlikely

Redding city officials said Wednesday it is unlikely Redding will hit Stage 4 Mandatory Water Regulations set forth by the State of California. 

Governor to announce emergency drought legislation

Governor Jerry Brown will announce a $1 billion plan to deal with California's drought

Highway 273 crash sends 3 to hospital

A car caught fire after it was rear-ended at a traffic light on Highway 273 Wednesday afternoon.

Suspect in Chico homicide surrenders

The suspect in a Butte County homicide has turned himself in.

Second eaglet hatches in Turtle Bay nest

The second eaglet of the season has arrived for parents Liberty and Spirit

Expert offers self-defense tips in wake of increasing crime

Enrollment is increasing at a self-defense studio in Redding, and the owner attributes it to the rising crime rate.

RPD: Girl lied about attempted kidnapping on river trail

Sgt. Jon Poletski announced Wednesday that the girl who reported an attempted kidnapping on Monday was lying.

3 arrested after search reveals honey oil lab

Three people were arrested in Butte County after a search warrant of the residence revealed a honey oil lab, said the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

Murder suspect identified after woman's body found in yard

Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Christopher Warren Swihart, 49, in connection with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a West Chico yard.

New water conservation plan adds new rules for Redding

The Redding City Council approved a new, four-stage plan that will also add more rules to residents and businesses.

Second attempted kidnapping reported on River Trail

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Redding Police officers are investigating an attempted kidnapping on the Sacramento River Trail.

Family thanks neighbors after losing everything in fire

The Endy family woke up Saturday night to flames taking over their home on 4th Street in Redding.

Chico man speaks about finding body in front yard

A Butte County man left his house to go to work on Monday morning and discovered a woman's body in his front yard.

Mystery kayaker hailed as hero identified

A man’s mission to find the mystery kayaker whom he says saved his life is now over.

'Washington Most Wanted' suspect arrested in Redding

A man featured on the Washington Most Wanted list was arrested Monday by the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.

Burglars target little league concession stand

Thieves stolen more than $500 in food and cash from the West Redding Little League concession stand at Caldwell Park.

Thieves swipe vehicles worth $20,000 from orchard

A tractor, utility vehicle and an ATV were stolen from an orchard near Orland.

Police: Attempted kidnapping near river trail

The Redding Police Department is looking for a man they said attempted to kidnap a female juvenile on Saturday.

2 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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Weather Forecast: Cooler Weather By Tuesday

Today will be the last day of well above average afternoon highs for the Northstate.  Expect highs near 80 degrees today for the valley and closer to 70 by tomorrow.

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