Former PV star is drafted by the Dallas Cowboys

Geoff Swaim, a former football player at Pleasant Valley High School, was taken in the 7th round of the NFL draft on Saturday by  the Dallas Cowboys.  He was the 246th pick overall.

1 student killed, 2 in hospital after crash

A car accident on Lower Wyandotte Avenue and V6 Road in Oroville killed one Las Plumas High School student and left two more in the hospital. The crash happened during lunch time a half mile from the school Friday.

1 dead after South Street apartment complex fire

A Redding woman is dead, after an early morning fire Saturday.

New hope for Hayley Riggins’ family

Hayley Riggins, 27, was killed riding her motorcycle in an alleged DUI crash one year ago. However, as her family prepared for the anniversary of one of the darkest days in their lives, they received a new sense of hope.

Murder victim's daughter looks for stolen collection

In October 2013, Misty Forsyth's father, Michael Forsyth, was murdered alongside Tommy Burton on their property in Ingot during a burglary gone wrong.

Mother recovers two photos, boxes end up at dump

Two photos were returned to a single mother of five, who lost most of her children's photos while moving from the City of Shasta Lake to Redding.

SINTF: Honey oil labs on the rise in Shasta Co.

"Since January of 2013, just SINTF has dealt with 22 of them and of those 11 have dealt with explosions and fires," explained Les James, commander of the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force (SINTF) of butane honey oil labs.

End date set for world-record concert attempt

An effort to break the Guinness world record for the longest-running musical concert is set to end at 5:55 p.m. on May 5 at the Tackle Box on Park Avenue in Chico.

Fire guts mental health office, under investigation

A fire broke out at approximately 5:15 a.m. in the Quail Run office building at 5910 Clark Road, located near the Butte County Library.

The legend of Trinity County's 'hoodoo tree'

The "hoodoo tree" in Trinity County is located on Cherry Flat along Stuart's Fork Creek, near the wilderness area.

Three high school students involved in fatal crash

Three students from Las Plumas High School were involved in a multiple vehicle collision on Lower Wyandotte Avenue Friday in Oroville, school officials said in a statement on the high school's website.

Fire damages business complex

Firefighters have contained a large fire at an office building in Butte County.

Driver identified in fatal big rig crash

The driver killed in a crash along Interstate 5 in Redding has been identified at Herman Spero, 70 of Eugene, Oregon.

Boy returns home after eye operation from 75 mph fastball

Alex Vail, 14, of Paradise, will miss the next two weeks of school because his left eye is still very tender after it was hit with a 75 mph fastball in a youth baseball game in Fairfield on Saturday.

Lawyer claims client never deserved death penalty

Nearly 15 years ago, Jeffrey Jens represented Paul Gordon Smith Junior, the man convicted of killing 20-year-old Lora Sinner during a 1998 camping trip.

7 ducklings rescued from depths of storm drain

Seven little ducklings were rescued out of a storm drain by Redding Firefighters and a few volunteers Tuesday night.

Man dies in big rig rollover crash in Redding

A semi-truck went down an embankment and rolled onto its roof Thursday afternoon near Market Street and southbound Interstate 5.

Officials: Equipment sparks small vegetation fire

Fire crews responded to a vegetation fire near Knighton and Churn Creek roads Thursday afternoon.

Californians face fines if they exceed water usage

Governor Jerry Brown's mandate to cut water usage has trickled to California's water agencies.

Chico police still looking for armed robbery suspect

Police are searching for the man responsible for two armed robberies in less than an hour in Chico on Tuesday night.

Neighbors react to explosion, fire at RV park

The Redding Fire Department responded Tuesday night to an explosion at the Campers Court off of Lake Boulevard.

Search and rescue volunteer speaks about experience

Mike Edwards is a team captain for the Tehama County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Unit and has been a volunteer for 50 years.

Alleged killer knocks self out in court

A Chico man accused of murder last month appeared in a Butte County Superior Courtroom Thursday morning to set a preliminary hearing date on a murder charge, but before he or his attorney addressed the court, the 48-year-old man proceeded to knock himself out and fall to the courtroom floor, said the District Attorney's Office.

Names released in suspected honey oil lab explosion

Two people were sent to the hospital after explosions and a fire in Redding.

Police I.D. possible vehicle in attempted sex assault

Chico Police released new details Thursday about a vehicle seen in the area of an attempted sexual assault this week.

Search and rescue crews comb river for missing swimmer

Witnesses said a swimmer disappeared in the water under the Antelope Boulevard Bridge in Red Bluff.

CAL FIRE helicopter critical tool in wildfire season

At CAL FIRE's Vina Helitack, the aviation team gears up everyday to train with their UH-1H Super Huey Helicopter. The aircraft is one of nine staffed helicopters in California.

Fire personnel investigating Chico house fire

Firefighters responded to a house fire on Almond Avenue in Chico on Wednesday afternoon. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Company helps launch water filtration project

A new program kicked off in North America called "Water Works." The program allows corporate America to help battle the clean water issue by assembling water-filtration kits.

Flushing fire hydrants important for system health

Emptying fire hydrants annually is important for fire engines to properly function, according to Michael Bachmeyer, division chief of fire prevention.

Gunman suspected of two armed robberies within one hour

Chico Police are trying to track down a man who held up two businesses Tuesday night.

Solar panels donated to CAL FIRE for fire detection

Alternative Energy Systems, Inc. donated solar panels to CAL FIRE to help power a fire lookout tower in Butte County.

Students learn from active logging site

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On Wednesday and Thursday, hundreds of students across northern California are attending a live logging demonstration.

Retiring police chief to receive nearly $85,000

The city of Red Bluff approved the payment of accrued time off for retiring Police Chief Paul Nanfito of $84,690, who will retire on May 15.

Registered sex offender arrested for stalking

A Redding man was arrested on Tuesday for stalking and making harassing phone calls to a woman, said investigators with the Redding Police Department.

Police: Homeowners catch burglar in the act

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Paradise Police said homeowners on El Toro Court came home and discovered a man stealing from their home.

Injured baseball player surprises teammates

Alex Vail, 14, went straight from the hospital to watch his teammates play Tuesday night.

Red Bluff barista crowned champion of latte art

A Red Bluff barista crowned a coffee champion will soon head to Sacramento to compete in a regional Starbucks competition.

Highway 99 open following fiery crash

Highway 99 is now open following a two vehicle collision that left one car in flames.

Mother of 5 loses family photos while moving

Christina Long, a single mother of five, is heartbroken over the loss of her family photos.

New fines proposed for the worst water offenders

On Tuesday, California State Governor Jerry Brown announced his proposal to bring more fines to residents and businesses wasting water despite his legislation to cut back water use statewide by 25 percent.

College students speak about attempted kidnapping

Shasta College has increased security for the safety of their students, staff and faculty, according to director of campus safety Lonnie Seay.

Man dies more than a week after honey oil lab explosion

A man has died more than a week after a honey oil lab explosion in Redding.

Family, friends remember fallen Caltrans workers

Caltrans workers killed in the line of duty were remembered today at an event at the Sundial Bridge.

Firefighters clean up after fire breaks out behind Safeway

Firefighters are cleaning up after a fire broke out at the Safeway on Mangrove Avenue.

Sketch of suspect in attempted sexual assault released

The Chico Police Department released a sketch Tuesday of a man they say attempted to sexually assault a 17-year-old girl on Monday morning.

Butte Co. man pleads guilty to child porn charges

Keith Joseph Banning, 59, of Magalia, pleaded guilty Tuesday to receiving child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said.

PG&E to upgrade power lines in Whitmore on Saturday

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company has scheduled a planned power outage for all of Whitmore on Saturday.

Man tries to sexually assault girl on bike path

Chico Police are looking for a man who tried to tear the clothes off a 17-year-old girl

Police search for suspects of attempted abduction

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Victim says two men tried to force her into their car on the Shasta College campus

Officer talks attack as murderer's death sentence overturned

On Monday the California Supreme Court overturned the death sentence for now 37-year-old Paul Gordon Smith, Junior.

Redding neighborhood on edge after string of burglaries

A string of burglaries in a Redding neighborhood has residents on edge.

Dunsmuir company assisting in Nepal quake aftermath

A local company is assisting in search and research efforts in Nepal, from Dunsmuir. 

Worries over water use and marijuana grows

California’s recent drought and the rise of cannabis farms are raising concerns over the plant’s water usage.

Nepal earthquake: How to help victims

CNN - Rescue and aid workers in Nepal struggled to gain the upper hand Monday against the devastation dealt by Saturday's powerful earthquake -- digging through rubble by hand, performing surgeries in makeshift operating theaters, scouring notoriously difficult terrain for more victims.

Duenas appears in court, accused of child molestation

Jacob Duenas was in Butte County court on Monday to be arraigned after allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy. Duenas was arrested after a 4-month long investigation on Thursday in Chico.

Chico company retrofits airplanes to battle fires

A Chico-based company is retrofitting passenger planes to be able to drop retardant for the upcoming fire season.

Family mourns loss of couple hit, killed by car

Family members are mourning the loss of the elderly couple hit and killed Saturday morning on East Lassen Avenue in Chico.

Boy hit with fastball faces reconstructive surgery

 A 14-year-old Paradise boy, Alex Vail, underwent reconstructive surgery Monday at UC Davis after he was hit with a fastball directly in the face at a game in Fairfield on Saturday.

Police identify couple killed by car while walking dog

An elderly couple was killed when a car came up onto the sidewalk and struck them while they were walking their dog in Chico.

Gas prices jump dramatically

Increases in crude oil prices are pushing up gas prices

Man arrested for DUI crash that killed three brothers

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A man already facing DUI charges in Butte County was arrested for causing a crash that killed three brothers in Sutter County.

Deputies: Armed and dangerous man at large

A man identified as John Delevati, 30, by Shasta County Sheriff's Office deputies fled from law enforcement officials Sunday and is on the loose.

Chico Police: Shots fired after midnight

Police responded to a report of shots fired. It happened on Sunday, five minutes after midnight on the 700 block of Humboldt Ave.

Police: Elderly driver hits, kills 2 pedestrians

Chico Police said two pedestrians were killed Saturday morning, when an elderly driver crashed into them.

Driver arrested for DUI and ramming vehicle several times

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Police said Lori McIntyre, 55, was intoxicated when she rear-ended a car, then rammed into it several times.

Deputies search for suspect in stolen vehicle pursuit

Butte County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who led them on a high-speed chase.

Massive car display at Kool April Nites

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Saturday marked a massive classic car display at Kool April Nights. For car enthusiasts like James Anderson of Redding this event is a dream come true.

LGBT activists bring awareness to Shasta County

Skyla Smith was born a male and now identifies as a female. She is a local activist for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community or LGBT.

Whiskeytown proposes smoke-free policy

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is considering expanding their smoke-free beach ban to include the entire recreation area.

Crime victims who made legal, social change honored

As part of National Crime Victims Week, the Butte County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Center honored two crime victims.

DUI investigation after fatal rollover crash

A man was taken to the hospital early Friday morning, and later died, after crashing a truck in Tehama County.

Kool April Nites organizers say no parking, take RABA

As the 26th annual Kool April Nites comes to a close this weekend, organizers have parking recommendations for the final big car show.

Convicted killer's son arrested for child molestation

The man arrested Thursday in Chico for allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy is the son of convicted wife killer Mark Duenas.

Police: Rape cases spike in Red Bluff

According to an annual report presented by the Red Bluff Police Department to City Council on Tuesday the number of rapes reported in the city have increased.

Locked gates can slow firefighter response

Firefighters response time can be slowed if there is a gate blocking their entrance, said CALFIRE Fire Captain Specialist Darren Stewart.

'Take Back the Night' raises awareness about sexual violence

Chico State hosted it's annual "Take Back the Night" but this year, it was expanded to a full week of raising awareness around sexual violence.

FISHBIO studies habitat in Big Chico Creek

Big Chico Creek runs through the heart of Chico and for the past decade, the habitat under the water's surface hasn't been studied or documented. But one Chico-based fisheries consulting company is changing that.

Officers question robbery suspect about attack at casino

Shasta County Sheriff's Office are questioning armed robbery suspect Chad Todd, 21, about the attack of a man outside Win River Casino Saturday night.

Tale of inspiration leads to CSU Relay for Life

A one day Relay for Life will begin Saturday at 12:00 noon and last until 12:00 midnight inside University Stadium at Chico State.

Paradise's heritage celebrated with Gold Nugget Days

Opening ceremonies for Paradise's annual Gold Nugget Days celebration are Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

Man gets 8 years for drug trafficking, money laundering

Glen Edward Meyers, 57, of Shasta Lake, was sentenced Wednesday by United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to more than eight years in prison for conspiring to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to launder money, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said.

Chico man arrested on sexual assault charges

A man was arrested Wednesday after an investigation into a 24-year-old woman's claim that he had allegedly sexually assaulted her when she was a child was found credible.

Man arrested for allegedly sexually abusing boy

A man was arrested Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy.

Death row inmate from Shasta County dies in prison

Raymond Steele, 67, was found unresponsive in his cell at San Quentin State Prison.

Couple arrested for sex trafficking 16-year-old girl

The victim told police she was drugged and held as a sex slave for a month.

Robbery suspect leads police, K-9 on chase through yards

Redding Police tracked down an armed robbery suspect who they said has a lengthy criminal history.

Redding car wash adjusting to drought

Local car washes are feeling the impact of the ongoing California drought.

Officials weigh in with water reduction tips


Water conservation in California has been a topic of conversation as the state's drought continues and summer is on the horizon.

Activities at Turtle Bay teach kids about Earth Day


April 22 is known across the globe as Earth Day. In Shasta County, kids are learning the importance of preserving the earth on its 45th anniversary.

Water slide event meant to bring drought awareness


Plans to put in a giant water slide for one day down Placer Street in Redding are underway and the people behind it all said they are doing it because of the drought.

New rules for outdoor cultivation in Redding

An urgency ordinance to limit outdoor cultivation of marijuana was passed by Redding City Council Tuesday night.

Late delivery, Amazon packages spilled along I-5

Northbound traffic on Interstate 5 was down to one lane near Orland on Wednesday as crews worked to clean up packages spilled along the freeway after a big rig crash.

Shasta Dam among fast-tracked projects in new legislation

A House panel passed legislation Wednesday designed to speed up the federal government's study of five major water-storage projects in California.

Married couple identified in fatal Highway 299 crash

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Robert Duncan, 36, and Meghann Duncan, 29, both of Burney, have been identified as the two killed in Tuesday's night rollover crash on Highway 299 in Ingot.

One lane of NB I-5 near Orland closed until 4 p.m.

A big rig crashed on northbound Interstate 5 early Wednesday in Glenn County, spilling its load of packages from Amazon.

Police search for shotgun-wielding robbery suspect

Police said the suspect was armed with a shotgun when he robbed the Circle K store early Wednesday.

Man arrested for DUI after running over tree

He told police he wasn't driving, but police say he was in the driver's seat still wearing a seat belt.

Driver arrested for DUI after collision with deputy

An Oroville woman was arrested for DUI after the CHP said she pulled into the path of a deputy on his way to a call in Butte County.

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