Northstate wildfire update Sept. 2

Here is the latest update on the wildfires burning in the North State:

Police: Car theft suspect released from jail, steals again

Chico Police said a car theft suspect led them on a pursuit early Tuesday that ended in Big Chico Creek.

87-year-old killed in ATV accident

An 87-year-old Trinity County man died after he was thrown from an ATV on Labor Day.

Unanimous selections dominate football media poll


All five top teams were unanimous selections.

Father of toddler who died last week breaks his silence

While the death of a 14-month-old girl is still under investigation, her father speaks to KRCR News Channel 7 about her life.

Seniors in Oroville subdivision feeling powerless

A 24-hour power outage has temporary fix

Kayaking, Redding's strange obsession

Kayak, kayaking

The Northstate is known for providing plenty of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, including kayaking.

Shasta Lake on Labor Day

One operator of a Shasta Lake marina hopes the perception of the low water levels will change and people will enjoy the facilities.

Northstate wildfire update Sept. 1

Details on the latest updates on the wildfires burning in the Northstate.

Robbery suspect pepper-sprayed, captured at nearby motel

A suspect was arrested after police said he tried to rob a Redding gas station.

Caltrans warns of holiday traffic nightmare

Drivers could face delays of up to three hours on southbound Interstate 5 due to road construction near Lakehead.

Labor Day weekend tamer than usual in Chico

Less people have been out floating the Sacramento River and Chico police say the crowds have been "very respectful."

Two arrested for murder at Chico 7-Eleven

Police responded to find a 44-year-old male with stab wounds to his torso and head.

Suspect sought in Redding river trail attack

The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries to his face and head.

California appeals teacher tenure ruling

The appeal comes after a court ruling struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.

Fire burns building behind Chico home

Fire burns building behind Chico home

The fire started in vegetation before spreading to a tree and then the building.

Statewide plastic bag ban could benefit Northstate economy

Butte County is home to three reusable bag companies that would stand to benefit from a statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.

Officers name man fatally shot by deputies

Redding police said 32-year-old Erik Lebak was the man fatally shot by deputies Thursday night.

Chico State looks for alternative fun during Labor Day weekend

CSU's Associated Students have put together a list of weekend activities for students only.   Friday night, for example, there's a Luau and later that midnight is a free breakfast.  More events are planned for Saturday and Sunday in what is called the Wildcat Way.

"Our idea is to hopefully provide an alternative way for students to continue to have fun but in a safe environment," said Darion Johnston, who is the Associated Students director of Legislative Affairs at Chico State.

The idea has the blessing of University President Paul Zingg.  "The first two or three weekends of every semester tend to be a little more frisky and active than others.

But will it cut down on the illegal drinking and roudy partying that oftentimes bring out police during three-day weekends?

"I think it would keep us out of trouble ," said Julia Brewer, a junior at Chico State. "We're not going to parties; we're getting pancakes."

 Zingg acknowledges that bad students will still do bad things.  But he is cautiously optimistic that this will be a safe weekend for all students if they at least give some of the Wildcat Ways a chance. 

Tehama County man accepts plea deal in death of 7-month-old

Baby Dylan photo

Brandon Branscombe was charged with causing the death of 7-month-old Dylan Miller on Mother's Day 2013.

Wildfire burns 20 acres off Dersch Road

A wildfire burned 20 acres off Dersch Road in Shasta County Friday.

Chico 9/11 memorial will be ready for 13th anniversary

The Sept. 11th memorial in Chico will be dedicated on the upcoming 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attack.

Northstate wildfire update August 29

Here is the latest update on the wildfires burning in the North State:

Fatal deputy-involved shooting under investigation

A deputy-involved shooting that left a man dead is under investigation in Shasta County.

Bill to regulate private groundwater heads to Assembly

A state senate bill to regulate private groundwater is headed to the state assembly.

Accused rapist and kidnapper takes plea deal

A Butte County physician's assistant has reached a plea bargain in which he pleaded guilty to one count of rape and three counts of kidnapping.

Murder for hire case involves family member

A Tehama County man is accused of trying to get someone to murder a family member and one other person in exchange for a car and some cash.

UHaul takes over old Ford dealership building in Red Bluff

A new business has taken over the Old Red Bluff Ford building. UHaul is moving in. 

Teen dies after ingesting poison he thought was cocaine

An unidentified 16-year-old boy died early Tuesday morning after ingesting an unknown substance that they believed to be cocaine.

Police identify poisonous substance teens thought was cocaine

According to the Anderson Police Department the poisonous substance that killed a 16-year-old boy and sent two other teens, ages 16 and 13, to the hospital has been identified as strychnine.

Northstate wildfire update August 28

Here is the latest update on the wildfires burning in the Northstate:

Detectives investigate suspicious death of 14-month-old

Baby Blocks

A 14-month-old girl was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth hospital Wednesday night

Groundwater regulation bill passes California Senate

Amid a third year of drought, state lawmakers began pushing legislation that begins to regulate groundwater.

DA investigates alleged abuse by Butte County deputy

A Butte County deputy has been reassigned from his patrol duties because of an online video that shows him kicking a man to the ground while he was trying to arrest him.

Drought forces boat ramps to close at Lake Shasta

Near-historic low water levels at Shasta Lake has created a challenge for people to get their boats out.

Officials enforce alcohol ban on Labor Day Float

The Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, law enforcement is gearing up for the Glenn County tradition, the Labor Day Float down the Sacramento River.

Marshall Islands girl gets help for dislocated elbow in Redding

A collaboration between Shasta Orthopedics and several other Northstate organizations is helping 8-year-old Geraldine DeBrum get mobility back in her right elbow.

Deputies investigating arrest caught on video

The Butte County Sheriff's Office is investigating whether one of its deputies went too far in making an arrest.

Fire damages DeGarmo park maintenance building

Fire damages DeGarmo park maintenance building

The area damaged houses offices for park superintendents.

Butte County atheist group says highway sign vandalized

The Atheists of Butte County say this is the second time the Highway 99 sign bearing their name has been vandalized.

Yes means yes law may soon hit college campuses

Sexual assaults on California college campuses are a problem and now lawmakers are working to find a solution.

Drought affects Northstate honey production

California is known as one of the country's largest honey producers.  California's abundant crops provide nectar for bees to turn into honey. But because of the drought there is little to no honey left.

Woman escapes burning house, credits angels and smoke alarm

A 76-year-old Paradise woman whose house went up in flames Tuesday morning said she's alive because of her smoke alarm. 

Antique train engine and box cars featured at new location

The Shasta Cascade Rail Preservation society began to move their two boxcars and steam engine to a new location on Tuesday.

Anti-fracking measure headed to 2016 Ballot

 A measure to ban fracking will go before Butte County voters in 2016.  On Tuesday morning the Butte County Board of Supervisors voted to allow a popular vote in the November 2016 election on a measure that would end fracking, which refers to the procedure of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations to extract oil and natural gas but opponents say the procedure contaminates the water supply.

Chase leads to two arrests at Enloe Hospital

Generic: Arrest Handcuffs

Police said the suspect in a vehicle theft led them on a chase while driving in reverse

Two multi-vehicle crashes tie up Highway 44 traffic

Drivers were delayed on westbound Highway 44 in Redding after two multi-vehicle crashes

Resident escapes burning home

A home was destroyed in an early morning fire in Paradise

Enterprise, Winters unanimous No. 1s in poll


Three defending Northern Section football champions are expected to repeat as they were given the top ranking in the preseason edition of the Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll.

Northstate wildfire update August 26

Here is the latest update on the wildfires burning in the Northstate:

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Weather Forecast: Mostly Sunny & Hot This Week

Krueger pod

Although our temperatures weren't as warm as Labor Day it was still hot with highs in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees.

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