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New bill promises no more student loans

New bill promises no more student loans

Tisha Cheney

March 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News

A recently announced major bill, the Debt-Free College Act of 2018, aims to reduce student debt. According to Michael Inacay, Communications Director for Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, the legislation was officially announced on March 22, and will make college more affordable, eliminating the need...

Man stabbed in the back multiple times

Man stabbed in the back multiple times

Tisha Cheney

March 26, 2018


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

University Police Call Type: Vandalism Monday 10:10 a.m., Whitney Hall Dormitory Someone broke the window of a vehicle. Call Type: Suspicious Subject Monday 10:43 a.m., Performing Arts Center A suspicious man with no shoes roaming the building turns out to be a former student...

CARD hosts annual spring celebration with kites

CARD hosts annual spring celebration with kites

Tisha Cheney

March 26, 2018


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

Kites were soaring high today at Chico's annual Kite Day Sunday. Families and friends gathered around 1 p.m. to celebrate the coming of spring with music, food, and of course kites at 20th Street Community Park. The vision of this day was originated in 1985 by Bob Malowney, owner of Bird in Hand...

Students organize March for Our Lives in Chico

Students organize March for Our Lives in Chico

Josh Cozine

March 25, 2018


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

Roads were blocked off through much of downtown Chico Saturday as students and community members streamed into the city plaza to protest gun violence. They were participating in the #MarchForOurLives national movement. The march and gathering for the Chico area was almost entirely organized by hi...

Suspect in domestic violence stabbing currently at large

Suspect in domestic violence stabbing currently at large

Natalie Hanson

March 23, 2018


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

Police are searching for a man who stabbed his wife and fled his Chico residence Wednesday. A stabbing was reported in a residence on Ebano Way around 4:58 p.m. to the Chico Police Department, according to a release. A 31-year-old female resident was found at the scene when officers reached h...

K-9 unit deployed in apprehension of wanted person

K-9 unit deployed in apprehension of wanted person

Josh Cozine

March 22, 2018


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

Chico Police spotted and pursued a suspect with two felony warrants for arrest Wednesday night, with the use of a K-9 unit. Joshua Boles was wanted for felony level crimes of resisting arrest and possessing a firearm as a felon. In addition, Chico Police stated in a press release that they have an...

Chico Police seeking information about runaway juvenile

Chico Police seeking information about runaway juvenile

Josiah Nicholl

March 22, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

A concerned father from Chico reported his teenage daughter, 16-year-old Brea Lewallen, to the Chico Police as a runaway juvenile on Monday. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, Lewallen is 5 feet 5 inches tall, 130 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. She doesn’t have a ca...

Fewer arrests made during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, police say

Fewer arrests made during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, police say

Natalie Hanson

March 20, 2018


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

Chico police reported fewer arrests overall, during the holiday celebration of St. Patrick's Day this past weekend, in comparison to previous years.According to a release from the Chico Police Department, a reduction in crime was seen over this past holiday weekend, resulting in 27 arrests, 10 of whi...

Memorial celebrates life of Desmond Phillips

Memorial celebrates life of Desmond Phillips

Josh Cozine

March 17, 2018


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

One year after the death of a local Chico man, Desmond Phillips, family, friends and community members gathered to celebrate his life. Those gathered also remembered the incident leading to his death, and vocalized their continued efforts to increase police accountability.Desmond Phillips was 25 at the time ...

Woman breaks into resident’s backyard, claiming to live there

Woman breaks into resident’s backyard, claiming to live there

Tisha Cheney

March 16, 2018


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

University Police Call Type: Littering/Urinating in Public Monday 8:24 a.m., Kendall Hall A man in sweatpants was caught urinating in front of the building. Call Type: Harassment Monday 3:06 p.m., Unknown address A man has been stalking victim through phone, social media an...

Trial set for two men charged in 2016 shooting

Trial set for two men charged in 2016 shooting

Josiah Nicholl

March 15, 2018


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

Butte County Superior Court Judge Robert Glusman declared Wednesday that the trial for two men charged in a neighborhood shooting has been set for August, according to the Butte County Courthouse. The two men, Justice Alleyne, 35, and Gregory Williams-Downey, 27, were charged with weapons violations and ...

Engineers of new science building present to students, faculty

Engineers of new science building present to students, faculty

Alejandra Fraga

March 15, 2018


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

A town hall meeting was held to discuss the new physical science building this Wednesday.The meeting consisted of a presentation from Kim Swanson, a representative from Smith's Group and Joe Wennish, a mechanical engineer in charge of the mechanical system of the building.More information on Siskiyou II w...

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