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Chico Police report arrests for various offenses during Cesar Chavez weekend

Chico Police report arrests for various offenses during Cesar Chavez weekend

Josiah Nicholl

April 2, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

During a weekend of celebration of Cesar Chavez Day beginning last Thursday, police announced that they made a total of 36 arrests in Chico. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, this year's Cesar Chavez celebration was busier than last year's, due to the warm weather and...

Four vehicles stolen in one night, same neighborhood

Four vehicles stolen in one night, same neighborhood

Alejandra Fraga

April 2, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Property- Lost/Found/Recovered Monday 1:41 a.m., Aymer Jay Hamilton Hall Television with broken screen found in hallway outside of room. Call Type: Directed Patrol Monday 7:50 a.m., Tehama Hall Male found sleeping in the doorway with bike, was blocking acce...

Ribbon cutting opens doors to improved skate park in Chico

Ribbon cutting opens doors to improved skate park in Chico

Tisha Cheney

April 2, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Community members joined together to celebrate the grand opening of the renovated skate park Monday morning.After two years of relentless efforts by local community members, the new park has been expanded, fenced up, cleaned and painted making a more inviting environment for skaters of all ages."The...

M.E.Ch.A marches through Chico on Cesar Chavez Day

M.E.Ch.A marches through Chico on Cesar Chavez Day

Josh Cozine

April 1, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Cesar Chavez, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Students took to Chico streets Saturday, chanting to both celebrate the life of César Chávez and remind their fellow students that cultural appropriation is not okay. “When I say viva, you say Chávez!” Marchers gathered in Trinity Commons at 2 p.m. and were led by Chico State’s M.E.Ch...

Bomb squad called after routine DUI reported

Bomb squad called after routine DUI reported

Josh Cozine

March 30, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

Erratic driving was reported by CALFire personnel Thursday night, prompting California Highway Patrol to respond, and ultimately, the bomb squad.The call “was placed around 6:30 p.m.” said CHP Sergent Robert Boyer.According to Boyer, by the time CHP arrived, the reporting CALFire personne...

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update March 30

Weekly News- The Week’s End Update March 30

Natalie Hanson

March 30, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Video

 The week's wrap up broadcast of breaking news reports in the Butte County area, from March 26-30. Natalie Hanson, Christian Solis and Josh Cozine can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Student dies unexpectedly

Student dies unexpectedly

Alejandra Fraga

March 30, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

Kyle LaForce, a 20-year-old student in the mechanical engineering department died Tuesday night. LaForce was part of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School. A GoFund me page was created by his fraternity brothers to help with the expenses, the page reads. "Our...

Man arrested following shooting incident

Man arrested following shooting incident

Josiah Nicholl

March 30, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

In the second shooting incident in Chico in two days, a man was arrested Thursday for shooting a victim multiple times.The Chico Police Department received multiple calls around 4:45 p.m about a shooting at the La Vista Verde Apartment complex. Within minutes, more calls were received about a reckles...

Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

Man seriously injures homeless woman at Jesus Center

Josiah Nicholl

March 29, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

A homeless man was arrested Wednesday morning after he pushed a homeless woman off a balcony at the Jesus Center.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the initial report was that a woman had fallen. Police received a call around 3:50 a.m. requesting medical assistance at 1297 P...

CSU students to protest tuition increase at state capitol

CSU students to protest tuition increase at state capitol

Josh Cozine

March 29, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, Showcase

Thousands of students are expected to travel to the state capitol on April 4 to protest tuition increases and address state legislators face-to-face. Coordinated by Students for Quality Education(SQE), and the California Faculty Association, the event is planned as a way for students to voice the...

DUI incidents increase as spring season begins

DUI incidents increase as spring season begins

Josh Cozine

March 29, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A string of drunk driving arrests was reported in Oroville this week, and police have called for awareness of the problem. Oroville’s California Highway Patrol Facebook page announced four different incidents of drunk driving in recent days, prompting a post Tuesday which read “What the heck is going on? Another suspected DUI arrest.” Officer Ry...

Armed felon with two outstanding warrants arrested in Oroville

Armed felon with two outstanding warrants arrested in Oroville

Josiah Nicholl

March 28, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A convicted felon was arrested during a welfare check on State Route 70, north of Palmero Road, Wednesday morning. California Highway Patrol in Oroville confirmed that the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Steven James Sturgill, was driving a sedan at at approximately 2:20 a.m. when he pulled onto...

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