Wright family history changed by Lassen eruption

There's no doubt the eruption of Mount Lassen changed the landscape for the Northstate, but for one Redding man it changed much more.

Official: Arson may be cause of vegetation fire

The Redding Fire Department responded to a report of a vegetation fire around 10:25 a.m. on Friday in Redding near Grand Avenue and Mason Street.

Marina blames news stories on drought for drop-off

Memorial Day weekend and water fun at Lake Oroville usually go together.  But not during the drought days of California.

Pool at One Mile opens Saturday

Sycamore pool at One Mile Park will open to the public Saturday at  11 a.m.

KRCR signal returns to full strength

Engineers for KRCR-TV have restored our signal to its full power.

CHP concludes FedEx, tour bus crash investigation

The California Highway Patrol announced Friday the driver of the FedEx truck is to blame for the fiery crash that killed 10 people last year on Interstate 5 near Orland in Glenn County.

Butte Co. man sentenced for heroin distribution

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United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that Seth Michael Bertolini, 44, of Chico, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley to six years and five months for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for drug trafficking.

Man sentenced to 29 years on child porn charges

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A Paradise man was sentenced in federal court Friday to 29 years in prison United States District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. for production of child pornography and enticement of a minor, said United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.

Northstate marks 100th anniversary of Lassen Peak eruption

On May 22, 1915 Lassen Peak erupted sending a plume of ash 30,000 feet into the sky.

Man arrested carrying loaded AR-15 and handgun

A man was arrested after he reportedly told police armed men chased him from his home.

Police search for suspect after transient attack

A transient is attacked in a Redding park, and it has police searching for the person responsible.

Postal worker speaks out on mail truck hijack

United States Postal Service employee, Landon Kucharski is still shaken after a transient attempted to hijack his mail truck Thursday morning on Locust Street in Redding.

Hospital, neighbor speak about woman's death

The California Department of Public Health issued penalties to twelve California hospitals Wednesday. Glenn Medical Center, in Willows, made the list for what Public Health said was a series of events leading to the death of a woman and her unborn baby in October 2013.

Killer arrested in methamphetamine raid

38-year-old Jayson Elrod was convicted in 2000 in the shooting death of a 9-year-old boy. 

Chico bookstore announces closing date

Lyon Books on Main Street in Chico will officially close Saturday at 2 p.m.

Dying veteran's wish to ride in helicopter granted

John Hayes is a 52-year-old Army Ranger veteran who is living with Machado Joseph's disease. One of his last wishes was to ride in a helicopter one last time and on Thursday, his wish came true.

How Anderson man got past airport security

A man was arrested after he found his way onto the Redding Municipal Airport tarmac and into the cockpit of a Cessna Caravan on Wednesday evening.

Police: Suspect high on meth hijacks postal truck

Police said they used a baton and pepper spray to subdue a suspect who was making animal noises, spitting and biting at them.

Driver arrested for DUI after fatal crash in Butte County

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The CHP said Deanna Carey, 29 of Oroville, was arrested for DUI and manslaughter after a passenger in her car died in an early morning crash.

Police: Man tries to steal plane at Redding Airport

Redding Police Department said a man stole an airport baggage vehicle, drove it for a short distance and then got onto a privately owned jet.

Water supply decrease affects how wildfires are fought

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In 2015, so far, CAL FIRE has reported more fires than in previous years because of drought conditions.

What it means to reduce water usage by 36%

There has been confusion on what the 36 percent water reduction means for people in Redding, according to Redding Public Works Director Brian Crane.

Councilmember responds to fraud accusations

Councilmember Suren Patel is being investigated by the Tehama County District Attorney for potential fraudulent activity as the owner of America's Best Value Inn Motel in Red Bluff.

Silver Dollar Fair to 'Make a Splash' in Chico

The 2015 Silver Dollar Fair is back in Chico. This year's theme is "Make a Splash," a theme that's been a challenge with the drought. 

Family friend running business of injured driver

A family friend of Tricia Daverson, the driver injured in a field trip crash last Wednesday, stepped up to the oven this weekend to help her friends keep their business running. 

Wildcard Brewery to tap into Downtown Redding market

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This upcoming August, Wildcard Brewery plans to open a new taproom in Downtown Redding on the corner of Pine and Butte Street.

Coroner: Human remains identified as missing man

The Shasta County Coroner's Office confirmed on Wednesday afternoon, that the remains found were those of Charles "Buzz" Orr, 61, who was reported missing from his home in Jones Valley on April 29.

Red Bluff police searching for missing man

The Red Bluff Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing man, David John Cain, 32.

Glenn Medical Ctr. fined $50,000 after death of mother, baby

Glenn Medical Center in Willows is one of 12 California hospitals facing penalties for problems likely to cause serious injury or death to patients.

Detectives search for new clues in Iron Canyon shooting

Tehama County detectives are hoping for new clues in a murder on Iron Canyon Trail that happened last year.

Woman wanted for punching store manager arrested after chase

Redding Police said Jennifer Cooper hopped into the bed of a pickup truck and ran across Interstate 5 while trying to elude officers.

Police: Unlicensed man arrested for DUI crash

Gerardo Lopez, 25, allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of East 20th Street and Huntington in Chico Tuesday evening.

REU proposed rate structure: What it means for you

Redding Electric Utility or REU is proposing a new rate structure that organizers hope will go to a public vote in August. This new rate structure would account for the increase of solar panel use, which decreases REU revenues.

3 bills take aim at sexual assault on college campuses

Three bills working their way through the State Capitol and could change the rules for existing students in community colleges and those who apply, according to Kevin O'Rorke, vice president of students services at Shasta College.

Community helping driver injured in field trip crash

The Chico community is coming together to support Tricia Daverson, a Chico Country Day School parent and part owner of Denine's Cupcakes. Daverson was driving a van of seven students to a field trip when they were involved in a crash. Daverson is now in the hospital with multiple broken bones.

Salvation Army food pantry low going into summer

The Stuff the Bus food drive is underway to benefit the Salvation Army.

Daughter charged with murder of elderly mother

A mother and daughter involved in an elder abuse case in Redding were scheduled to appear in court Tuesday for the death of family member Dorothy Havens.

Runners take mark in Special Olympics meet

Hundreds of athletes from Tehama, Glenn and Shasta counties took their marks for the Special Olympics track and field meet.

Alcohol ordinance goes before council for final reading

Chico City Council will hear the second and final reading of an alcohol ordinance Tuesday night. It was unanimously approved in April's meeting and if there are no issues, will go into effect on June 19, 2015.

Human remains found in Jones Valley

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Human remains were found by the Shasta County Sheriff's Office after a man called to report finding clothing on his property.

Suspect arrested for arson after post office fire

Timothy Moore, 43 of Weaverville, was arrested for arson after a fire at the Junction City post office.

New fire truck means faster response in Tehama County

Firefighters said the new water tender at the Paynes Creek fire station will allow faster response to fires in eastern Tehama County.

Bad Breath Bandit strikes again

A suspect in three bank robberies in Northern California, including Tehama and Butte Counties, may have robbed a fourth bank.

Principal explains impact of Stuff the Bus

The Salvation Army is giving schools and business, who wish to participate in Stuff the Bus, barrels to be filled with non-perishable food.

Cottonwood students receive international film award

Cottwood Creek Charter School is making headlines across the Northstate and the globe.

Paramedics on the lookout for signs of elder abuse


The recent case of suspected elder abuse in Redding is raising awareness to the signs to keep an eye out for.

KRCR signal restored following technical issues

The KRCR-TV signal has been restored on DirecTV, Dish Network, Comcast, Charter and antenna following technical problems.

Shots fired into Red Bluff home

Gunshots were fired into a Red Bluff home Monday morning. According to police, the victim claims he knows the suspects, but is refusing to give up the names.

Two Chico schools put on lockdown

It was a tense 15 minutes as two Chico schools were put on lockdown Monday morning after police said they received a report of someone flashing a handgun after an altercation on Hartford Drive near Little Chico Elementary School.

Dog found emaciated, alive after 2 months

An 8-year-old Golden Retriever and Lab mix is alive and recovering after she had gone missing from her home for two months.

Man arrested for threatening to blow up jail and courthouse

William Christopher, 26, was arrested after deputies said he threatened to blow up several law enforcement facilities in Siskiyou County

Scuffle ends with shots fired, attempted murder charges

Shasta County sheriff's investigators said the suspect pointed a gun at a man and threatened to shoot him.

Shots fired into home, suspects on the loose

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Police say several shots were fired into a home near an occupied bedroom early Monday morning.

Gas prices continue to rise

Experts say prices may level off in the coming weeks.

Cal Fire urges public to think of water safety this summer

Summer is around the corner and as many people head to rivers, lakes and pools to cool off, Cal Fire is reminding the public about water safety.

Cancer survivors come together to celebrate life

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life held an event at Anderson High School on Saturday to raise money for cancer research as well as celebrate cancer survivors.

Chico Police officer injured in hit and run

A Chico police officer was injured in a hit and run crash on Saturday. 

Families displaced after early morning fire

Three units inside a Butte County apartment complex were damaged in a fire Saturday.

Residents upset with Crystal Geyser bottling water

A water war is bubbling up in Siskiyou County, as private water bottling company Crystal Geyser gets ready to pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of water from a Mount Shasta aquifer.

Being a rodeo clown is no joke

When you think of rodeos, you might think of horses, bulls or cowboys. But the clown is an integral part of a rodeo, and their job is not all laughs.

WWII veteran honored as parade grand marshal

Georgene Benton is a 97-year-old World War II veteran and she is the Redding Rodeo's 2015 grand marshal.

Elder abuse case: Neighbors thought she died years ago

WARNING: The details of this case are disturbing.

Volunteers unite to return fallen eaglet to nest

An eaglet fell 80 feet from its nest in Redding. A team of volunteers worked together to get the bird back where it belongs.

Chico State graduation brings economic boom to downtown

This weekend's Chico State graduation ceremonies are an economic boom for Chico's downtown businesses. Hotels are sold out and restaurants are seeing very long lines.

Mother, daughter arrested after woman dies from neglect

A mother and daughter were arrested Friday on elder abuse charges, after Redding police said a woman in their care died and had "obvious signs of neglect" including open sores with fly larvae in them.

Butte County holding drug take-back event

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office and local police departments, along with volunteers, will be collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at sites countywide on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Driver identified in early morning crash

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The 23-year-old killed in an early morning crash on Thursday, in the City of Shasta Lake, has been identified.

Pancake breakfast draws thousands to downtown Redding

The Asphalt Cowboys are expecting to serve 10,000 customers at their annual pancake breakfast for Redding Rodeo Week.

Water meeting gives perspective on restrictions

California Water Service held a public meeting in Oroville Thursday night to discuss water restrictions during the drought.

Oroville cab driver assaulted, machete at neck

An Oroville cab driver was held at knife-point early Tuesday morning after four young men robbed and assaulted him.

Bathroom burglar, homeowner grabs her gun

A Redding woman came home late Thursday morning to find her home had been broken into. What she did next was surprising.

Police: Armed robber has violent criminal history

On Thursday, Redding Police said 24-year-old Jonathan Logue, the suspect in an armed robbery at a Redding gas station, has a violent criminal history.

Cottonwood resident feels he's victim of hate crime

Graffiti on a wall in Cottonwood is not sitting well with one homeowner who lives near by.

Man killed in single vehicle crash

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A 23-year-old man was killed in an early morning crash in the City of Shasta Lake

SWAT team arrests suspect for robbery, firing gun

Jonathan Logue 24, was arrested Wednesday in Redding during a SWAT raid.

Ceremony held to commemorate fallen officers

Peace officers gathered Wednesday for a memorial held for officers who died in the line of duty. The ceremony was held at Bethel Church in Red Bluff.

Lone strangers identified, loot found

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The Lone Strangers have been identified and the loot successfully recovered this morning.

Public works director 'separated from service'

The Public Works Director for the city of Chico was "separated from service" last Friday.

Cashier robbed at gun point talks about experience

A Shell gas station on Park Marina Drive in Redding was robbed at gun point on Saturday night, according to Redding police.

Woman in fatal Highway 299E crash identified

The woman killed after a semi truck rolled onto her 2008 GMC Sierra Wednesday morning in a traffic collision on Highway 299E near Buzzard Root Road has been identified.

Highway 299E now open after fatal crash

Highway 299E is now open according to the California Highway Patrol. The highway was shut down until about 3:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon because of a fatal crash that happened near Buzzard Roost Road at around 8 a.m.

Chico students on field trip in collision

A group of children from Chico on a field trip were in a collision on southbound Interstate 505, just before Interstate 80.

Teachers' aide convicted of molesting students

A Butte County Superior Court jury convicted Youlee Lee Vang, 55, formerly of Oroville, of nine counts of child molest, which occurred at a local elementary school.

Third clues released in Redding Rodeo mock bank robbery

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The Lone Strangers staged their mock bank robbery as part of Redding Rodeo week.  Can you solve the clues and win a $500 prize?

Murder suspect admits to killing nephew, dumping body

According to a Shasta County Sheriff's Office investigation summary obtained on Wednesday, Ralf Reuschel, 53, admitted to investigators that he killed his nephew, Timothy Mitchell, on April 18 and then dumped the body in French Gulch a few days later.

5 convicts graduate from drug program alternative to prison

Five graduates of the Tehama County Adult Drug Court program, through the Tehama County Health Services Agency, gathered for a ceremony in Red Bluff Tues.

Fire Chief: Burglaries not affecting overall operations

Following two major burglaries at CAL FIRE properties, the fire chief said it is not affecting CAL FIRE Butte unit's overall operations.

Sporadic information from Nepal to McConnell Foundation

The McConnell Foundation has close ties with Nepal because of the many organizations they have in that area.

Capt. Kyle Sanders could be Red Bluff's next top cop

Interim Red Bluff Police Chief, Captain Kyle Sanders could soon be the new top cop.

2 attempted kidnappings in 2 weeks at Shasta College

Redding Police are investigating the reports of two attempted kidnappings over the last couple weeks at Shasta College.

Burney residents travel to the snow in mid-May

Rain in the Northstate and even some snow brought a welcome surprise for the middle of May.

Suspect accused of punching store manager identified

The woman who allegedly battered the assistant manager of Sav Mor at 6536 Westside Road in Redding has been identified.

Coroner: Gunshot wounds killed man found in French Gulch

The autopsy was completed Monday on the man found in French Gulch at a campsite off Cline Gulch Road.

Suspect wanted for punching grocery store manager

Redding Police released a photo of a woman suspected of shoplifting, then punching the store manager when she was confronted in the parking lot.

Robbery suspect fires gun to 'prove' it's real

Police said the clerk didn't believe the gun was real, so a robbery suspect fired the weapon into the air.

New information released about suspect shot by homeowner

Deputies said Dillon Carmelo was shot by Redding homeowner Jennifer Doolittle after he jumped her back fence while running from deputies.

Chico State student arrested for drugs, ammunition, firearms

A Chico State student, set to graduate this weekend, was arrested and is facing a list of charges.

Sycamore Pool undergoes repairs, ready by Memorial Day Weekend

Sycamore Pool in Chico's Bidwell Park is undergoing repairs, but is expected to be ready for swimmers by Memorial Day Weekend.

Homeowner who shot fleeing suspect identified


The homeowner who shot the man Shasta County Sheriff's deputies were chasing Monday morning has been identified.

Rangers wearing body cameras at Lassen National Park

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Park rangers at Lassen Volcanic National Park will now record cases with body cameras.

There are currently no severe weather alerts.

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Weather Forecast: Drier And Warmer Weekend

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There will still be enough instability in the Southern Cascades and Northern Sierra this weekend for a chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.

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