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500 votes found in Chico State drop box a month after Election Day

500 votes found in Chico State drop box a month after Election Day

Julian Mendoza and Joel Moret // December 12, 2020

More than 500 uncounted ballots were discovered in a drop box on the Chico State campus on Tuesday — nearly two weeks after certified election results were announced. The Butte County Clerk-Recorder’s...

Police arrest Nord Gardens shooting suspect

Police arrest Nord Gardens shooting suspect

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // May 5, 2020

Chico Police Detective Bureau arrested a shooting suspect the afternoon of Monday, April 27 following a homicide investigation regarding a shooting incident that occured on April 15th, according to a...

Attempted robbery at East Avenue Safeway

Attempted robbery at East Avenue Safeway

Keyla De Los Santos, Staff Writer // May 5, 2020

On May 2 at 9:47 p.m., the Chico Police Department received a call of a battery that had just occurred at the Safeway located on East Avenue.  The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Colin Thompson,...

Police arrest carjacking suspect following crash

Police arrest carjacking suspect following crash

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // May 5, 2020

At noon on May 4, Chico Police Department officers received a report regarding a carjcking that had just occurred in the 1900 block of Esplanade in Chico, according to a CPD news release. The victim,...

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Man found dead in creek

Keyla De Los Santos // April 25, 2020

On April 24 at 11:00 a.m., the Chico Police Department received a phone call reporting a man who had fallen in the creek behind 25 Main St. according to a CPD press release. When officers arrived at...

Empty Chico leads officers to discover stolen vehicle

Empty Chico leads officers to discover stolen vehicle

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // April 7, 2020

A Chico Police Officer completed a routine registration check on a green Honda Civic traveling eastbound on West 9th Street where the vehicle was discovered to be stolen on April 4, at approximately 11:54...

Robbery at CVS Pharmacy

Robbery at CVS Pharmacy

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // April 1, 2020

On Mar. 30th, at approximately 2:20 p.m., officers from the Chico Police department received a report regarding a robbery that occurred at CVS Pharmacy located at 1120 Forest Ave, according to a CPD news...

Chico Resident Dies in a Public Right of Way

Chico Resident Dies in a Public Right of Way

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // April 1, 2020

On Mar. 28th, at approximately 12:36 p.m., Chico Police Officers and medics responded to a report of an unconscious female who was not breathing near the dumpster at the Speedway Gas at 2501 Notre Dame...

Chico resident found dead at bus stop

Keyla De Los Santos // February 17, 2020

On Feb. 9, a 54-year-old Chico resident was found dead at the bus stop located near the Chico Cemetery on Mangrove Avenue.  According to the Chico Police Department’s press release, Chico Fire...

Chico State responding to the Chico State Young Republicans and protest on Wednesday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Young Republicans and protestors clash, three criminal charges filed

Danielle Kessler , Melissa Joseph, and Ricardo Tovar // November 20, 2019

On Wednesday, tensions rose to an all-time high as students began protesting outside the Chico State College Republicans table following a physical altercation that happened on Tuesday in front of Butte...

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Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Gordy Papalias // February 14, 2019

Update: 2:12 p.m. According to Meghan McMahon, the Police Information Officer at the Butte County Sheriff's office, "About six houses" have been evacuated due to flooding in the Butte County area. While...

Firefighters responded to an alley fire in Chapmantown Saturday afternoon. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Fire in Chapmantown destroys two sheds, no injuries

Natalie Hanson // September 15, 2018

A fire broke out in Chapmantown around 3:10 p.m. on Saturday. CAL Fire responded to the fire when it started in an alley on Guill Street near Virginia Street. Two sheds and one fence were burned. According...

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