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Student dies suddenly after complications of leukemia

Student dies suddenly after complications of leukemia

Natalie Hanson

September 16, 2019

A student died suddenly Saturday after being diagnosed with leukemia in August. Lenon Padilla, 21, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in August and immediately began chemotherapy treatments, according to a post on Instagram by his brother, Lance Padilla. Several weeks later on Sept. 8, ...

Pedestrian struck by train near W. First Street

Pedestrian struck by train near W. First Street

Ricardo Tovar

September 16, 2019

The Chico Police department responded to a call Saturday at 9:40 p.m. from a conductor of a Union Pacific Train saying that they had just hit a pedestrian. The train was traveling northbound and it was north of W. 1st Street.Police arrived two minutes after the call and the pedestrian hit was found 60...

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Ricardo Tovar

September 11, 2019

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=174bi09-6RtiYhHwtY8yBmLP22LDncgvz&ll=39.747185049351344%2C-121.82960645000003&z=13Chico Police Call Type: Minor in Possession of Alcohol Tuesday, September 3, Midnight, 900 Block EsplanadeAn 18-year-old student was arrested on the street for consuming alcohol in public. He was...

Naked man suspected of burglarizing student’s home

Naked man suspected of burglarizing student’s home

Angelina Mendez

September 9, 2019

A Sacramento resident was arrested on charges of first-degree residential burglary of an occupied home on Sunday. On Sunday morning at approximately 5 a.m. police responded to a call on Fourth Street, according to Chico Police Department’s news release.Through the investigation, it was suspecte...

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

Ricardo Tovar

September 9, 2019

Chico Police Call Type: Possession of fake ID Thursday, August 29, 11:32 p.m., W. 4th St/Hazel St 18-year-old student arrested for trying to use a fake identification card. Was fined $3,000 for the incident. Call Type: Aggravated Injury Friday, August 30, 5:31 a.m.,1200 Block Nord...

Swedes Fire is the latest wildfire to hit Butte County

Swedes Fire is the latest wildfire to hit Butte County

Ricardo Tovar

September 8, 2019

Update at 9 a.m. Monday. Containment of the Swedes Fire is now at 40% according to the latest fact sheet from CAL Fire. 13 fire crews are currently involved. All evacuation orders are now reduced to evacuation warnings. In what is now the 180th incident of fire to hit California greater than 10 acres, th...

Local job fair Returns to Chico BMU

Local job fair Returns to Chico BMU

Carolyn Allen

September 7, 2019

The Chico Career Center held its local job fair at the BMU, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, with 14 on-campus hiring departments and 45 community employers looking to hire for part-time, full-time and internship positions.The Career Center here at Chico State aims to give students new job opportunities throu...

Fire on Neal Road burns four acres

Fire on Neal Road burns four acres

Jessie Imhoff

September 6, 2019

A vegetation fire broke out on Neal Road near the Butte County landfill yesterday. The Butte County Cal Fire Unit was able to quickly stop forward progress of the fire.The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. It broke out on the north side of Neal Road, about a mile above the Neal Road Recycling and Waste...

Student charged with sexual assault and burglary has first hearing

Student charged with sexual assault and burglary has first hearing

Ricardo Tovar

September 6, 2019

A student charged with sexual assault and burglary had his first hearing at the Butte County Superior Court in Oroville on Thursday morning.Martin Morales, 22, currently suspended by Chico State, faces charges of first-degree burglary, sexual assault and three cases of loitering/prowling on private p...

Grassroots climate town hall held at Round Table

Grassroots climate town hall held at Round Table

Abram Melendez

September 5, 2019

Local Bernie Sanders supporters came together at Round Table Pizza to watch his town hall climate change interview with Anderson Cooper.While the event may not have been at the most ideal of places, the event served as the start of a long list of events made to garner support and raise awareness to the po...

Missing student’s body found in Sacramento River

Missing student’s body found in Sacramento River

Jessie Imhoff

August 30, 2019

The body of missing Chico State student Anthony Mahr was found Thursday afternoon, nine days after he was reported missing. On Aug. 20, an individual living by the Sacramento River reported someone in his home. Butte County deputies responded, leading to the arrest of Brentston Rhodes. Rhodes was...

Gayle Hutchinson on track to be reviewed for abilities as president

Gayle Hutchinson on track to be reviewed for abilities as president

Jack Lewis

August 30, 2019

The office of the Chancellor sent out a campus-wide email to students Friday, requesting constructive feedback of President Gayle Hutchinson. The email contained both a letter directly from Chancellor Timothy P. White describing the process as well as a list describing the areas that can be addressed...

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