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Zingg opens new Gus Magnolis bridge

Zingg opens new Gus Magnolis bridge

George Johnston

November 16, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

  A crowd gathered early this morning as Paul Zingg, president of Chico State, gave the commencement of the reconstructed Gus Magnolis bridge. The new bridge was built after a tree fell and destroyed it last September. "It's great," Zingg said. "It's a 100 percent improvement over ...

Students studying abroad in Paris safe from terrorist attacks

Students studying abroad in Paris safe from terrorist attacks

November 13, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

On Friday night, six sites in Paris were subjected to terrorist attacks killing upwards of 120 people, according to multiple news outlets. A mass shooting at the Bataclan theatre, a shooting at a restaurant in the 10th arrondissement, two suicide attacks and a bombing have been reported. The attacks are report...

Man killed by Chico PD is identified

Man killed by Chico PD is identified

Carly Plemons

November 12, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

The Butte County Coroner's office has identified the man that was shot and killed by Chico police on Nov. 10 as Paradise resident, Eddie Gabriel Sanchez Jr., 34. After the Chico Police SWAT team surrounded the Pomona Avenue block to serve Sanchez a search warrant, Sanchez reportedly pulled out a gun, then was ...

Dead body found near Highway 99

Dead body found near Highway 99

Suzy Leamon

November 12, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

  The body of a man was found between Highway 99 and Evans Furniture Wednesday late afternoon. Foul play is not suspected in the death and the Butte County Coroner’s Office will lead the investigation, said Sgt. Cesar Sandoval. The body was found by a security guard who called the police...

12 year old pulls 2 steak knives on parents

12 year old pulls 2 steak knives on parents

Suzy Leamon

November 12, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

A 12-year-old daughter pulled 2 steak knives on her parents after they took her cell phone away Sunday afternoon.The parents were able to take the knives away from her and dialed 9-1-1 requesting assistance.The parents have been taking her to counseling because these conflicts have been ongoing.The parents ...

Tree branch trimming ensures student safety

Tree branch trimming ensures student safety

Yang Dai

November 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

During the interval when the rain stopped this Tuesday, a group of workers from a gardening service company began to trim the trees lining up both sides of the city’s entire roads. This was to ensure the tree shape in either side of the roads was up to safety standards.Consecutive days of winds and...

Students and faculty voice concerns for the next presidential search

Students and faculty voice concerns for the next presidential search

Carly Plemons

November 11, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News

The first meeting to establish what qualities are needed in the next President to replace President Zingg at Chico State took place Tuesday afternoon. “We’ve had a revolving door of upper level administration on this campus,” Maris Thompson, School of Education said. “In the past five year...

Man shot, killed by Chico police

Brandon Eiges

November 11, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

  A Chico police detective shot and killed a man with an loaded gun Tuesday outside of a residence on the 600 block of Pomona Avenue. Police Chief Mike O’Brien said in a press conference Tuesday night that the Chico police department was investigating a series of armed robberies from last week of seve...

Wages to increase for campus employees

Wages to increase for campus employees

Carly Plemons

November 8, 2015


Filed under Breaking News

Effective Jan. 1, 2016, Chico State plans to boost employees' minimum wage from $9 to $10 per hour which will change automatically through payroll.The pay change comes as a result of California increasing its minimum wage to $10 in January as well."We are making more money and could help pay for the ri...

Man shot in head at Motel 6

Man shot in head at Motel 6

Carlos Islas

November 8, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, Police Blotter

A man visiting Chico on business was shot in the head after four suspects entered his room on Saturday morning.He has since been treated and released from Enloe Medical Center. The incident occurred around 1:20 a.m. at the Motel 6 on Manzanita Court.According to the victim, he and a co-worker were in Chi...

Suspect breaks into home while resident sleeps

Suspect breaks into home while resident sleeps

Suzy Leamon

November 7, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

An unknown suspect broke into a house on Willowbrook Way at 1:38 p.m. on Sunday.The suspect attempted to take property from inside the home, unaware that someone was there.The resident was lying on his bed and heard noises coming from inside the house. He lifted his head and spotted the suspect who then...

Suspicious subject circles playground watching children

Suspicious subject circles playground watching children

Carlos Islas

November 7, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police DepartmentCall type: Suspicious subject Friday, 9:35 a.m., Vallombrosa AvenueMale inside the business was making employee nervous. Male was wandering around but didn't appear to be buying anything and looked like he was waiting for other customers to leave.Call type: Accident Friday, 12:5...

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