The Orion

Highway 99 crash leaves one dead

Chico firefighters arrived to extinguish flames on the truck, while northbound Highway 99 at East 1st Ave remained closed. Image courtesy of the Chico Fire Department.

Josiah Nicholl

March 12, 2018

A man died Sunday night after getting into a car accident on Highway 99, according to the California Highway Patrol.The CHP confirmed that the incident happened around 9:30 p.m., when the man was driving north in a 1992 Toyota pickup truck on Highway 99, just south of East First Avenue.The truck hit a guar...

Catch coffee with cops

Students drinking coffee at the Starbucks on 246 Broadway St. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Kaylie Lewis

October 4, 2016

The Chico Police Department will be hosting an event on Oct. 7 from 9 to 10 a.m. to have coffee with a cop. The event will be held at the following locations: Starbucks on 246 Broadway St., Cal Java on 2485 Notre Dame Blvd. Coffee Ranch on 1288 E. First Ave. It’s a Grind on 6 W....

Orland crash still under investigation

CHP officers and members of the National Transportation Safety Board measure the stopping distance of a bus similar to the one involved in the Orland bus crash. Photo credit: Sharon Martin

Sharon Martin

April 21, 2014

It could take months to determine the cause of the Orland bus crash, according to California Highway Patrol. The crash, which occurred April 10, involved a FedEx semitrailer and a charter bus of high school students who were traveling to Humboldt State University for a campus tour. Ten people died in the crash, including drivers of both the truck and the bus, three chaperones and five st...

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