Northstate man ranked first place for tricks on the Jetovator

The Jetovator is basically a bike for the water, according to Joey Natale who is ranked number one in the world for his skills on the Jetovator

Police: One phone call lead us to sex trafficking victims in Redding

It was a typical day at Hinkle's Market on Market Street in Redding Tuesday, a cashier said. She added a woman came to the mart crying and asked to use the phone.

Woman arrested 41 times arrested for vehicle theft

26-year-old Christina Marie Burke of Redding was arrested Saturday for property and identity theft.

UPDATE: Police identify Virginia man responsible for April hit and run

UPDATE, June 25th: The Redding Police Department have identified 33-year-old Gregory Kfoury from Great Falls, Virginia as being responsible for a hit-and-run that caused major injuries.

Shasta county sheriff meets with CA Governor to combat crime

Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko had a face-to-face meeting with Governor Jerry Brown in Sacramento Thursday. The sheriff told the governor his concerns with crime initiatives Brown wants to put on the November ballot. 

Chico man lives baseball fan's ultimate fantasy

After Friday night's game at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas Rob Sylvester of Chico will catch a flight to Miami, Florida for Saturday's Marlins game, then to eight more baseball parks in his quest to see 30 Major League Baseball games in 30 different ballparks in 30 days.
Sylvester's baseball park adventure began on June 4th in Milwaukee and will end on July 4th at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
"I've always wanted to do this, to see if you could see 30 games in 30 days," Sylvester said after landing in Arlington on Friday.
"One day I got a schedule out and saw that it was physically possible," he said, estimating that his travels and tickets will cost him between $10-15,000.
"I'm doing this on planes, trains and automobiles," he said.
Besides being an avid baseball fan, Sylvester is also a lover of animals, which is why he's helping the Butte Humane Society raise money for a new shelter.
"I think it's exciting," said Chelsea Beights of the Butte Humane Society, who is tracking Sylvester's progress on the organization's webpage.
She adds that he's way ahead of schedule. "His goal was $100 per game. He's going to Game 20 today, and he has raised over $2,800 for Butte Humane," she said.
Sylvester isn't doing this for publicity.  He's had enough of that, as he was nearly killed in 2007 when scaffolding at Highways 149 and 70 landed on his Fed-Ex truck.
He's also taking this journey in memory of his son, Nick, who died three years ago at the age of 21.
"I think about him every day, every minute of every day, really," Sylvester said of his son.
You can follow Rob Sylvester's ballpark excursion by logging onto and clicking on the Fact Files.

Fencing placed around library entrance to keep homeless away

The city installed fencing around the Redding Library in the hopes of keeping homeless from hanging out.

Local cake shop competing in "Cake Wars"

Sublime Cake Design will be featured on The Food Network on Monday.

Human trafficking arrest after victim found in Redding

A suspect of human trafficking was arrested Thursday in Sacramento after a victim was found at a market in Redding earlier in the week

70-year-old man missing from Red Bluff

Red Bluff police are looking for a man that went missing from his home Thursday

Police: Suspect on the loose after robbing US Bank

Chico Police are looking for a man who robbed the US Bank in Chico Friday afternoon

Mercy Medical patient records compromised

Mercy Medical Center had 520 patient files inappropriately accessed by their business partner, naviHealth, earlier this month.

On June 6, Dignity Health discovered that the information of 520 Mercy Medical Center Redding patients had been accessed without permission. The suspect worked for one of Mercy's business partners, naviHealth, who assists in their patient support.

The information accessed by the suspect includes:

Six arrested after a three month burglary investigation

Butte County Sheriff's Detectives served search warrants at five locations from Gridley to the Forbestown area and arrested six people.

England native Chicoan says economy played role in Brexit vote

Anne Ennis, who owns Brambley Cottage in the Garden Walk Mall in downtown Chico, is affected more than most by Friday's news that Britain voted to leave the European Union.

Firefighters contain blaze that threatened homes in Oroville

The Lausen Fire threatened homes in Oroville Thursday evening. It was contained at 6 acres

Northstate Reps. talk about sit-in

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives took a stand by taking part in a sit-in for about 25 hours

Hope for Meriam Park returns after '08 recession

Meriam Park , a residential and business development that was put on hold after the '08 housing crash and subsequent recession, is making a comeback

Disabled youth learned and played sports, including water-skiing, at a week-long sports camp in Chico.

Disabled youth learned and played sports, including water-skiing, at a week-long sports camp in Chico

Two new California gun bills could make getting CCW permits harder to get.

Two new gun control proposals in the California Legislature could make it harder and more expensive to legally get concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits

The California Public Utility Commission decided Thursday to bump PG&E customer's gas bills up to improve PG&E's gas system.

The California Public Utility Commission decided Thursday to bump PG&E customer's gas bills up to improve PG&E's gas system.

Three arrested after being found with stolen property

Due to recent storage unit burglaries, Oroville police officers were patrolling the areas of local storage units when they discovered three suspects sitting in their vehicle with stolen property

Elderly driver crashes between pumps at Redding gas station

A woman was knocked down at a Redding gas station Thursday morning after an elderly driver crashed his car between two gas pumps. The driver was arrested for DUI

Another wolf spotted in Lassen County

California's Dept. of Fish and Wildlife said another wolf has been spotted in Lassen County

Bomb squad detonates explosive items found near Corning

Thursday morning the Shasta County Bomb Squad detonated explosive items found at a residence near Corning

Two arrested in drug bust and probation search

Two Shasta County men have been arrested after a drug bust and probation search in Bella Vista

Crash involving CHP vehicle closes Highway 99 overnight

Highway 99 reopened Thursday morning after a crash involving a CHP vehicle closed the road overnight

Warrant search turns up stolen car, ATV, drum set

Stolen items are found during a warrant search; deputies said the suspect showed up later in a stolen car and was arrested

Multiple agencies participated in a wildland fire incident drill in Paradise to get trained and ready for the wildfire season.

Multiple agencies participated in a wildland fire incident drill in Paradise to get trained and ready for the wildfire season

Town hall talks prevention after Orlando shooting

A town hall meeting was held in Chico, as the public, city leaders, and law enforcement discussed the Orlando mass shooting that was targeted at the LGBTQ+ community

Body of missing kayaker found in Lake Oroville

Body of missing kayaker found in Lake Oroville

Man arrested at Redding movie theater doesn't blame others for calling police

John Casiday said he was wearing the bulletproof vest because he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

93-year-old veteran takes flight in plane similar to WWII aircraft

At 93-years-old Preston Hyde is in incredible shape. He can walk up steps with ease and even still drives.

"I never drank or smoked, and I walk on the treadmill 30 minutes a day," said Hyde. "My driver's license is good until I'm 98!" he laughed.

On Wednesday, Hyde got the chance to fly in a Cessna L-19 "Bird Dog" liaison aircraft, similar to the one he flew as a spotter during World War II.

Hyde spent three years flying over Germany during the war in the Ninth Air Force.

Hyde had many stories of his time flying planes.

"I got up to the end of the runway 300 feet in the air, and the engine quit," He recalled. "You have about three seconds to make a decision...a life or death decision. I reached down and hit the fuel tank." Hyde said that was the right decision, because his life was saved.

Hyde told another story of when he was flying over a runway with no radio. He suddenly ended up in the middle of a take off with other planes.

"I'm looking down from the plane I'm flying," Hyde recalled. "Here's six B-29 bombers. Engines all running ready to take off and I just flew in there with no radio and froze everything. I stopped the war right then," He joked.

Hyde met Jim Ostrich, owner of the Benton Air Center, at a local event. Ostrich owns a plane almost identical to the ones Hyde used to fly. He offered him a ride Wednesday.

"I'm a Navy veteran myself," added Ostrich. "I'm going to give him, hopefully, a nice thrill ride."

Hyde said the ride would bring back wonderful memories soaring over Europe during World War II.

Veteran arrested at Cinemark 14 arraigned

The war veteran who was arrested last Friday at the Cinemark 14 movie theater in Redding was arraigned on Tuesday afternoon. 

City of Red Bluff loosens water regulations

On Tuesday, the Red Bluff City Council rescinded last year's Stage III - Serious Water Shortage declaration due to increased precipitation last winter.

Fatal crash victim identified, other driver tried to beat train

The Tehama County Coroner's Office said Cody Fulk, 24, was killed in a crash Tuesday morning after another driver tried to beat a train across the tracks.

Redding Freedom Festival safety closures announced

The Redding Freedom Festival will take place on July 4 beginning at 9:00 p.m. at the Redding Civic Auditorium

Search and rescue crews find two missing women in Oroville

Two women reported missing on Thermalito Afterbay in Oroville Tuesday evening have been found

Chico City Council is considering an ordinance that would limit how much butane can be bought and sold in a 30 day period.

The Chico City Council considered an ordinance Tuesday that would limit how much butane can be bought and sold

Chico butane sales ordinance passes first reading

The Chico City Council passed its first reading on restricting butane sales Tuesday evening

The Chico Unified School District is proposing a new bond measure for elementary school improvements.

Chico Unified School District is proposing a new bond measure to fund the next phases of their Facility Master Plan

Massage ordinance amended after mixed reaction

Problems with illicit massage parlors and sex trafficking are expected to be curtailed through an ordinance in Redding, which made amendments Tuesday night after mixed public reaction

Third medical marijuana collective opening soon

A third medical marijuana collective is opening soon in the City of Shasta Lake.

CHP: Deadly consequences for trying to beat train

A 24-year-old man died Tuesday morning after getting in a car crash near Red Bluff.

Two fires burn nearly 100 acres in the Northstate

CAL FIRE battled two fires Tuesday that burned about 100 acres combined in Butte and Tehama Counties

Redding Fire Department offers tips on how to stay safe this summer

The Redding Fire Department is offering tips on how to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors and summer activities this summer

Suspects on the loose after attacking a woman in her car

A woman was attacked in Redding Monday night after she gave a ride to a woman, who she did not know

U.S. Forest Service announces public meeting for Pony Fire

The U.S. Forest Service announced a public information meeting will be held Tuesday night for the Pony Fire at the Happy Camp Grange

Controlled burn planned for Thursday in Palermo

CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire Department will be conducting a control burn Thursday that will be highly visible during the morning hours in south Butte County.

CHP: Driver trying to beat train causes fatal crash

One person was killed in a two vehicle crash Tuesday. The CHP said one driver was trying to beat a train near Highway 99 West and Tyler Road in Tehama County

New businesses come to Oroville, successful grand openings

Panda Express and Starbucks on Orodam Boulevard are the newest businesses to set up shop in Oroville, which has developed a reputation as a business-friendly city

Suspect on the loose after burglarizing Redding neighborhood

An off-duty Redding Police officer recovered a stolen handgun, and other property, from a burglary suspect Saturday night before the suspect was able to get away

Forward progress stopped on grass, orchard fire

CAL FIRE has stopped the forward progress of a fire north of Oroville that started Monday afternoon

Family denied visit to veteran in jail

A man arrested on Friday night at the Cinemark 14 movie theater in Redding is still in jail on Monday and about a dozen people showed up at the Shasta County Courthouse to show their support

Woman ejected, killed in rollover crash in Glenn Co. identified

A woman killed in a rollover crash in Glenn County Monday morning has been identified

Chico police remember former police officer, Lance Utterback

The Chico Police Officers' Association held its fourth annual Lance Utterback Memorial Golf Tournament Monday morning at the Canyon Oaks Country Club.

Paradise tree dispute leaves bare backyard and finger-pointing

The cutting down of three 20-foot tall Laurel trees in the backyard of a Paradise family's home has led to claims, accusations and finger-pointing

Man with bulletproof vest arrested at theater, no gun found

A man wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying two knives was arrested at Cinemark 14 in Redding Friday night after he refused to cooperate with police

Chico LGBTQ community offers self-care events

In the wake of the Orlando mass shooting, Stonewall Alliance is offering several support and self-care events for the LGBTQ community

Deputies: Man stabs intruder, suspect critically injured

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Investigators said a Shasta Lake man stabbed an intruder in his home Saturday night, leaving the suspect in critical condition

Crash on Cypress and Churn Creek Road blocks traffic

Two cars blocked the intersection of Cypress Avenue and Churn Creek Road after a crash Saturday around 5:40 p.m.

Police search for naked man after home ransacked

It was around 2 a.m. Friday that Irene Henrich heard a strange noise coming from the empty house next door that her granddaughter rents from her.

Shasta Humanity Project set to unveil mobile house

Shasta Humanity Project is set to unveil their first mobile house during a Fundraising event Saturday.

Bidwell Park gets clean-up from aspiring youth

On Friday morning the City of Chico Parks Division hosted its annual Bidwell Park work day for Chico State upward bound students

Construction for dog park underway in Red Bluff

Red Bluff dogs will soon have a designated place to run and play. Construction on a long-awaited dog park has begun.

Police: Woman arrested for DUI after hitting drunk pedestrian

A woman was arrested for DUI in Redding Friday morning after police said he hit a pedestrian who was also intoxicated

Driver identified in fatal Palo Cedro crash

Beau Kothgassner, 26, was killed in a crash on Oak Run Road near Old Highway 44 Drive in Palo Cedro Friday morning

GPS devices help rescuers locate hikers lost in the snow

Two women from Tennessee were rescued from the Pacific Coast Trail in Shasta County after a rain and snow storm left them stranded in the mountains

CHP offers safety tips on being prepared for summer travel

With summer quickly approaching, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is letting residents know what they should do to be ready to travel in California's summer heat.

Woman stabbed when she went looking for her husband

Redding police are looking for Cindy Holcomb, 53, who is accused of stabbing another woman who came to her door looking for her husband.

Big rig fire closes southbound Highway 99 overnight

A big rig caught fire late Thursday, closing the southbound lanes of Highway 99 south of Chico

Redding honors Orlando shooting victims with community vigil

NorCal OUTreach Project in Redding sponsored a community vigil Thursday night to honor the communities, families, and victims affected by the shooting in Orlando, Florida

A stretch of Churn Creek Rd. causing controversy

A stretch of Churn Creek Road in Redding has some people concerned and claiming that area is dangerous, but not everyone agrees

Sweeping gun-control bills pass in Calif. Senate

Lawmakers voted to require people turn in magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds as they backed nearly a dozen measures that would significantly reshape California's gun laws

Tightest race in Glenn County election history

Challenger Bill Irvin has decided against asking for an official recount of his race against incumbent John Viegas in the June 7th election for the Glenn County District 1 Supervisor.

Sheriff: "You're revictimizing the victim of gun theft"

California law makers voted to advance a dozen gun control bills Tuesday, in the wake of the Orlando massacre that happened over the weekend.

Lassen begins season with trail challenge and audio tour

The summer centennial season is underway at Lassen Volcanic National Park, and the park has a new audio tour and a new hiking challenge.

Construction begins on new outdoor restaurant in Downtown Chico

Construction on a new outdoor restaurant in downtown Chico got underway this week.

C-130s to frequent Redding with MAFFS support

The Redding Air Attack Base runway has been approved for C-130s, equipped with a portable fire retardant delivery system.

BLM announces fire restrictions for Arcata, Redding, and Ukiah

The BLM announced fire restrictions for lands managed by Arcata, Redding, and Ukiah field offices

Paradise man pleads no contest in death of motorcyclist

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89-year-old Francis Nolan plead no contest to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in court Wednesday for the death of a motorcyclist last October

Redding Air Attack Base adds fueling operation for C-130s

The Redding Air Attack Base is now able to fuel C-130 aircraft, reducing the travel time for firefighting efforts in the Northstate

Police: Two people hit by car after trying to remove dead cat

Two people were hit by a car on Churn Creek Rd. in Redding after trying to remove a dead cat from the roadway.

Northstate lawmakers respond to new gun control measures

Democrats on the California legislative panel voted to advance 12 proposed gun control measures Tuesday, in light of the Orlando massacre that happened over the weekend.

Jurors talk after coming to verdict in Bealer murder trial

The verdict was read Wednesday morning in the murder trial against Quentin Bealer. A Sacramento County jury found Bealer guilty of the first degree murder of 14-year-old Marysa Nichols.

Red Bluff residents react to Bealer guilty verdict

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A guilty verdict was read Wednesday morning in the murder trial against Quentin Bealer. Some people believe justice has been served while others believe the real killer is still out there.

Attorneys for both sides have released statements on Wed. verdict

Attorneys on both sides are reacting to the verdict Wednesday, as a Sacramento jury of nine men and three women found Quentin Bealer guilty of first degree murder. Bealer was convicted Wednesday morning for the 2013 killing of 14-year-old Red Bluff teen, Marysa Nichols.

Former Las Plumas Teacher sentenced to jail for sex with students

A former Las Plumas High School female gym teacher today was sentenced to a term of 120 days in county jail as a condition of probation on her conviction of having sex with two high school boys.

Group calls for Congress to investigate Calif. water plans

The non-profit, California Water Alliance, is calling on Congress to investigate planned water management and water releases to protect endangered species

Shingletown investigation leads to large drug and gun bust

A Shasta County Sheriff's Office investigation led to 186 marijuana plants and 30 pounds of marijuana bud, as well as 23 firearms, and a dismantled BHO Lab in Shingletown

Red Bluff Police Chief reacts to Quentin Bealer guilty verdict

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Just minutes after the guilty verdict was announced in the Quentin Bealer murder trial, Red Bluff Police Chief Kyle Sanders announced the departments appreciation to the jury for their decision

CHP: Men lucky to be alive after semi-truck crash

CHP said the two men inside a semi-trailer truck, dismantled in a crash late Tuesday night in north Shasta County, are “lucky to be alive"

Northstate reacts to Orlando terrorist attack

The Northstate is reacting to the terror attack in Orlando, Florida. A local gun shop owner said they see a spike in sales following events like Sunday's mass shooting.

California Budget to Eliminate Contentious Welfare Policy

Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to repeal the so-called maximum family grant policy that prohibits people from receiving increased welfare income if they have more children while receiving public assistance. The change would cost the state about $220 million a year.

Verdict reached in Bealer murder trial, to be read Wednesday

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With a new juror, the Quentin Bealer murder trial now has its verdict, but it won't be read until Wednesday morning.

After deliberation restart. Jury returns within a few hours

Jury deliberations are suspended another day in the murder trial against Quentin Bealer.

Redding Police releases surveillance video of river trail attacker

The Redding Police Department has released surveillance video and photos of the man who they believe attacked an 83-year-old woman on the river trail Saturday morning.

Police: Man high on heroin almost hits officer and firefighters

According to Redding Police, a felony probationer suspected of heroin overdose, nearly ran over a police officer and several firefighters in Redding Tuesday and then led officials on a chase.

Officials: Grinder to blame for fire that destroyed Orland home

According to second Orland Assistant Fire Chief, Justin Chaney, a fire in Orland Tuesday afternoon was caused by a man using a grinder on his property.

Chico Target Team arrests one, recovers stolen property

The Chico Police Department Target Team arrested a Chico man Tuesday after finding him in possession of a stolen bicycle worth $1,100, possession of narcotics, and felony probation violation.

The Army celebrates its 241 birthday

The Continental Army was formed on June 14, 1775, when the First Continental Congress voted to raise ten companies of expert riflemen from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.

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