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UPD not receiving body cameras yet

UPD not receiving body cameras yet

Jafet Serrato
April 17, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Despite the new body cameras being implemented for the Chico Police Department, University Police still doesn't have a set date to purchase those devices. According to University Police Chief John Feeney, his department has requested to purchase body cameras from TASER, the company that makes the...

Son hits mom after being punished

Son hits mom after being punished

Jafet Serrato
April 16, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 9:25 a.m., 2157 Pillsbury Road A customer tried to get cash back for an item with the wrong receipt. The suspect left the store with commotion and walked towards Round Table Pizza. Call Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 3:59 p.m., 1128 W. 3rd St. A man riding on a skate...

Desmond Philips police shooting ruled justified by DA

Desmond Philips police shooting ruled justified by DA

George Johnston
April 15, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

There was “no criminal liability” for the two officers involved with the police shooting and death of Desmond Phillips, Butte County District Attorney, Mike Ramsey said Thursday. Phillips was shot several times by Chico Police after many attempts by them to subdue him. Phillips had a history of...

Lightning splits Bidwell Mansion tree

Lightning splits Bidwell Mansion tree

George Johnston
April 13, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

While most Chico State students sought shelter from the hailstorm hitting campus, a bolt of lightning struck a tree by Bidwell Mansion, splitting it in half. Jewel Keahilhau was sitting in her car at the Bidwell Mansion parking lot, recording the hail when the tree split and fell on her vehicle. Keahilhau...

Dylan Gray wins A.S. President

Dylan Gray wins A.S. President

Jacqueline Morales
April 13, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Associated Student Election results are posted for 2017 to 2018. The upcoming years A.S. officials have been selected with a voter turnout of a total 5,182 out of 17,224 voters, based on enrollment. Student Dylan Gray was elected A.S. President with a total of 2,228 votes. "I'm looking forward...

Professor collapses in Butte Hall

Professor collapses in Butte Hall

George Johnston
April 13, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

John Blachley, a political science and criminal justice professor, was carted away from the seventh floor of Butte Hall by emergency medical technicians on Thursday. A witness said Blachley came into the office as he normally does and just collapsed. Blachley was not answering his coworker’s questions...

KCSC Radio office temporarily shut down

KCSC Radio office temporarily shut down

Jacqueline Morales
April 12, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

A pipe burst in the KCSC Radio office causing temporary shut down. The pipe was located in the office closet that connects to the drain water from Common Grounds. It had been leaking for an estimated two weeks, releasing an uncomfortable odor within the office, according to General Manager at KCSC...

Chico State alumni win Pulitzer Prize

Chico State alumni win Pulitzer Prize

George Johnston
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Malaika Fraley was cuddling her infant daughter at 4 a.m. when messages came across her phone saying a fire had broken out at an electric music warehouse rave. Little did Fraley know that herself and fellow Chico State alumni Rick Hurd and Katrina Cameron along with the East Bay Times would win the Pulitzer...

AS presidential candidates put diversity at forefront of campaign

AS presidential candidates put diversity at forefront of campaign

Bianca Quilantan and Allison Clark
April 11, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Candidates for this year's Associated Students election participated in a forum on April 10 to discuss their platforms in front of a live audience. Below are the presidential candidate responses. Both candidates stressed the importance of diversity and inclusion.Ricardo LlamasWhat will be your top priority in office...

Chico State legal database is set to change

Chico State legal database is set to change

Jacqueline Morales
April 11, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Access to the legal information database LexisNexis Academic will end June 1. LexisNexis has been used for legal information through Meriam Library for eight years. It is paid by the chancellor's office and will soon end its contract with the Chico State campus."It hasn't always been a popular resourc...

Meet the A.S. election candidates

News Staff
April 11, 2017
Filed under AS Elections 2017, Campus, News

A.S. President Candidates A.S Executive Vice President Candidates A.S. Vice President of Business and Finance Candidate There are no official candidates running for this position. Write-in candidates are listed below. A.S. Vice President of Facilities and Services Candidate A.S. Director of L...

Cleaning crews clear fallen tree

Cleaning crews clear fallen tree

George Johnston
April 11, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Michael Groom was sitting at home April 7 when he received a call from University Police. The call told Groom a tree, near a bridge on Chico State's campus, was ready to collapse. The tree already had fallen by the west end of the counting bridge when Groom arrived on campus. Groom has two theories...

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