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Rose Avenue homicide suspect arrested, victim identified

Rose Avenue homicide suspect arrested, victim identified

Courtney Weaver

March 20, 2015

According to a Butte County Sheriff’s Office press release, on March 18, 49-year-old Christopher Warren Swihart was arrested at a local attorney’s office by Butte County detectives for the alleged murder of a Chico woman. On the morning of March 16, a resident on Rose Avenue was leaving for ...

Retired Humboldt State leader named acting president in Zingg’s absence

Retired Humboldt State leader named acting president in Zingg’s absence

Courtney Weaver

March 20, 2015

Rollin Richmond, the former president of Humboldt State, has been named as acting president of Chico State while President Paul Zingg recovers from successful bypass surgery that took place on Sunday. California State University Chancellor Timothy White appointed Richmond as acting president on We...

President Zingg recovering after heart surgery

President Zingg recovering after heart surgery

Brittany Mcclintock

March 19, 2015

Chico State President Paul Zingg underwent heart bypass surgery on Sunday at Enloe Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery following a period of recuperation, according to campus public affairs staff. Bypass surgery is performed to unblock arteries in the heart. Doctors use blood v...

Chico celebrates National Agriculture Week

Chico celebrates National Agriculture Week

Austin Redfern

March 16, 2015

As most students have returned to their home for sunny skies and beach parties, Chico State still plans on paying homage to Ag Day. National Ag Week takes place from Sunday through Saturday March 21, while Ag Day is held on Wednesday March 18. According to agday.org, "Ag day is about recognizing - and c...

Two Chico residents arrested for alleged armed robbery at Subway

Two Chico residents arrested for alleged armed robbery at Subway

Austin Redfern

March 12, 2015

The Subway restaurant on West Sacramento Avenue was robbed by a man at gunpoint. The subject has been identified as Christian Short, a Chico State student, and has since been arrested and transported to Butte County Jail. According to a press release, the Chico Police Department received a not...

Hundreds of students gather for rally against violence

Hundreds of students gather for rally against violence

Dylan Dewit

March 12, 2015

Chico State students took to the streets Wednesday night to demonstrate in response to recent violence in the community. The group converged at the free speech area of campus and marched through town to City Plaza. Political science students Taylor Johnson, Charlie Curtis and James Proffer organized th...

Student passes out on Tehama Hall steps

Student passes out on Tehama Hall steps

George Johnston

March 11, 2015

A Chico State student was found passed out in front of Tehama Hall Tuesday night. Quaid Mathews, a Chico State freshman, found the female student sitting on the steps of Tehama Hall nodding her head up and down after leaving his class. “I was walking out of class when I noticed her sitting on the s...

Student assaulted on Ivy Street

Student assaulted on Ivy Street

Courtney Weaver

March 10, 2015

According to a press release sent out by Chico State, Saturday before 2 a.m., Chico State student, Raelynn Vincent, was walking from her boyfriend's home when she was physically assaulted near Third and Ivy Streets. The suspect, a male driving a dark red Volkswagen Passat with a Florida license pl...

7 fires put out at Upper Bidwell, alleged arson

7 fires put out at Upper Bidwell, alleged arson

Hannah Suzuki

March 9, 2015

On Sunday afternoon 21-year-old Joey Valderrama and was detained for alleged arson. According to Steve Harrison, division chief of Chico Fire Department, seven fires were set near Division Dam at Upper Bidwell Park on Sunday afternoon. Shortly after 1 p.m., firefighters responded to the smal...

Victim of shooting identified as Chico State student

Victim of shooting identified as Chico State student

Madison Holmes

March 8, 2015

(Story updated and photo added) Travis Powell, a 22-year-old Chico State junior, was shot and killed at a house party on West Seventh and Oak streets early Saturday morning, according to a press release from the Chico Police Department. Powell was attending the party when a fight broke out and spilled out into the streets. The ...

Freshman will spend 8 months at Disney World for program

Freshman will spend 8 months at Disney World for program

Katherine Feaster

March 7, 2015

Chico State student Alex Fischer was recently accepted into the Disney College Program. This upcoming summer Fischer will be interning at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. Her internship begins late May and continues into early January where she will be working and living in Walt D...

Car accident on West Sacramento Avenue and Warner Streets

Car accident on West Sacramento Avenue and Warner Streets

Brittany Mcclintock

March 7, 2015

A two car accident causes a lane closure on West Sacramento Avenue on Friday afternoon. According to Chico Police Department Officer Wayne Rockwell, a car was believed to be headed southbound on Warner Street, making a right hand turn on West Sacramento Avenue when the vehicle collided with another car also t...

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