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Final 3 candidates for Chief of University Police announced

Final 3 candidates for Chief of University Police announced

Dylan Dewit

March 2, 2015


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Crime, News

Chico State announced in a restricted release today that it has selected its final three candidates for Chief of University Police.A search committee is currently in the process of replacing former University Police Chief Robyn Hearne, who announced her retirement last November. The finalists include Ca...

Explosion causes gas prices to increase

Explosion causes gas prices to increase

Katherine Feaster

March 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

  Gas prices in Chico quickly rose after an explosion interrupted gasoline production. It occurred at the Exxon Mobil Corp. oil refinery on Feb. 18 in Torrance, where an over-pressurization in the air-pollution-control system caused it to blow up. A week after the blast retail gas prices have shot up to 25...

STOP to host 4th annual human trafficking conference

STOP to host 4th annual human trafficking conference

Dylan Dewit

February 28, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

STOP, a Chico State organization committed to informing the community about human trafficking, will kick off its 4th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Week conference Monday. STOP President Courtney Hudson, a junior sociology major, has orchestrated the week-long event before. The conference will ...

3 cars entangled in collision on 9th Street

3 cars entangled in collision on 9th Street

Brianne Mcevoy

February 27, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A three-car collision occurred in front of ABC Market on Ninth and Ivy streets at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday. According to a Chico police officer, the driver of a Dodge pickup truck stopped on Ivy Street at the stop sign facing Ninth Street and then proceeded to drive onto the one-way street. T...

School bus breaks down, stranded on Highway 32

Courtney Weaver

February 27, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

University Police DepartmentCall Type: Welfare Check Wednesday, 6:28 a.m., Whitney Hall“A woman, concerned about her friend, showed up at Whitney Hall. She claimed that her friend had been posting depressing statuses and thoughts of suicide on Facebook. The girl is no longer a resident of Whitney H...

Update: Suspect in fatal stabbing case arrested after police chase

Update: Suspect in fatal stabbing case arrested after police chase

William Rein

February 26, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime

The homicide suspect in a fatal knife attack last week was arrested after a multi-property spanning police chase in Glenn County on Tuesday morning. Last Thursday, Oroville resident Joel Eldridge was pronounced dead after an altercation on Mulberry Street with an unknown assailant. In the following week, Chico detect...

Aruna 5k brings awareness to human trafficking

Aruna 5k brings awareness to human trafficking

Hannah Suzuki

February 25, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Many in the Chico community are looking forward to running or walking in the Aruna 5k, a race that raises awarenes and money for those who are being trafficked in different parts of Asia. The race will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Lower Bidwell Park by the softball fields. Those who are interested can sig...

Contingent faculty to demonstrate for National Adjunct Walkout Day

Contingent faculty to demonstrate for National Adjunct Walkout Day

Dylan Dewit

February 24, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico State adjunct faculty members will be tabling to express grievances concerning low salary, poor working conditions, job insecurity and large workloads relative to tenure-track faculty outside of Glenn Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The demonstration is in response to an open letter releas...

Construction students nail down top honors at competition

Construction students nail down top honors at competition

Austin Redfern

February 23, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico State construction management students had a chance to show off their skills in a regional competition held Feb. 5-7 in Sparks, Nevada, and brought home a trifecta of top-tier awards. The Associated Students of Construction Student Competition is a three-day event that challenges students to find solution...

Man pronounced dead after stabbing

Brianne Mcevoy

February 23, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Oroville resident Joel Eldridge was stabbed and transported to Enloe Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead on Feb. 19. Just before 8 a.m. calls to 911 reported a fight on Mulberry Street, but when police arrived no one was at the scene. Police then received a phone call from a women who was taking Eldridge to the hospital.Police and medics met ...

Sorority raises $10,000 for Women’s Heart Health

Katherine Feaster

February 22, 2015


Filed under Breaking News

Chico’s State sorority Alpha Phi hosted a Red Dress Gala Friday night and raised over $10,000 for their philanthropy, Women’s Heart Health. The event was held at the Chico Elks Lodge where over 375 guests filled the room and the active members of the Alpha Phi sorority were asked to wear re...

Two vehicles found with both back windows broken into

Two vehicles found with both back windows broken into

Katherine Feaster

February 22, 2015


Filed under Breaking News

University Police Department Call Type: Medical Aid Friday, 7:47 a.m., location unknown "Male subject, possible broken ankle from injury sustained last night, seeking transport." Call Type: Graffiti Friday, 10:56 a.m., Nord Ave/W 1st & Walnut St. "FMS shed facing Nord with red lette...

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