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Shots fired on Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue

Shots fired on Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue

Gordy Papalias

May 4, 2019

Chico police received multiple reports of what sounded like gunshots around Porter Way and Rio Lindo Avenue at 9:30 p.m. on Friday.Witnesses reported a male pedestrian quickly leaving the area. Police officers were able to detain 25 year old Jordan Tapp behind a closed business in the 100 Block of Rio Lindo Avenue.Chico police recovered a handgun from Tapp who ...

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Paradise schools are making rebuilding progress after Camp Fire

Trenton Taylor

May 1, 2019

There was one thing going through the mind of Paradise Unified School District Superintendent Michelle John on the morning of the Camp Fire, "Get these kids and staff off the ridge safely."“Communications broke down throughout the town, but our busses immediately got the kids, and cell phones wer...

Paradise schools making progress after Camp Fire

Trenton Taylor

May 1, 2019

There was one thing going through the mind of Paradise Unified School District Superintendent Michelle John on the morning of the Camp Fire, "Get these kids and staff off the ridge safely."“Communications broke down throughout the town, but our busses immediately got the kids, and cell phones we...

Criminal threats lead to arrest at Enloe Medical Center

Criminal threats lead to arrest at Enloe Medical Center

Gordy Papalias

April 30, 2019

On Monday at about 7:35 p.m. a Chico police officer arrived at Enloe Medical Center to finish a mental health evaluation when he saw patients fleeing the emergency room and saying there was a man running around saying he had a gun.Officers were able to get a description of the suspect and found out he was carrying a duffel bag. At this point all available officers responded to Enloe Medical Center.Several people saw the suspect jump out of a window and they directed officers to his location. The suspect, 56 year old Russell Niewald, was apprehended near the intersection of West 6th Avenue and Esplanade.According to the Chico Police Department press release, the suspect was aggressive, resistant and verbally threatening officers and staff, an...

Sunrise Movement endorses Audrey Denney in 2020 election after Green New Deal pledge

Sunrise Movement endorses Audrey Denney in 2020 election after Green New Deal pledge

Nate Rettinger

April 29, 2019

In the historic El Rey theatre, Audrey Denney triumphantly held the newly signed pledge to support a Green New Deal up to a roar of applause. With this pledge, Denney became an ally in the fight against climate change with the Sunrise Movement. Saturday night a rally was held by the Sunrise Move...

Campus safety summit starts discussion about homelessness, mental health, safety

Campus safety summit starts discussion about homelessness, mental health, safety

Kendall George

April 24, 2019

Over the past few semesters, campus and community crime have been at a steady increase. With school shootings, stabbings, robberies and sexual assaults happening in close proximity to Chico State, the administration is looking for solutions and reaching out to students in finding solutions. On Friday af...

Fire at Cafe Petra in downtown Chico

Fire at Cafe Petra in downtown Chico

Gordy Papalias

April 23, 2019

Chico Fire Department responded to a fire at Cafe Petra on 163 2nd St. at about 4 p.m. on Monday. The fire was contained between the first and second floor of the building. Fire crews worked through the afternoon to open the roof and the ceiling to ventilate and extinguish the fire.There was a significant amount of charring according to Chico Fire Chief Steve Standridge, but there was no structural damage and the building should make a full recoveryNo one was injured during the fire and Chico Fire Department is currently looking into how it started.Gordon Papalias can be reached at [email protected] or @G...

Associated Students 2019 election results

Associated Students 2019 election results

Kendall George

April 18, 2019

After a 24-hour voting period, Associated Student elections ended Thursday morning with 4,513 out of 16,964 Chico State students, about 27%, participating in the election. Here are the results for the 2019 elections.President - Trevor GuthrieTrevor Guthrie will serve as president with 1,947 votes out o...

Two pedestrians robbed and beaten at gunpoint adjacent to campus

Two pedestrians robbed and beaten at gunpoint adjacent to campus

Gordy Papalias

April 17, 2019

Two pedestrians were beaten with a pistol, then robbed at the intersection of Warner Street and West Sacramento Avenue at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.Chico Police Department responded to the call where the two victims, aged 22 and 23, reported that three adult black males came up behind them after exiting a silver, four-door sedan. A fourth suspect stayed in the vehicle, according to a Chico Police Department press release.One of the suspects brandished a pistol while demanding cash and both victims had visible injuries from the incident.The suspects were last seen leaving the area in the silver sedan.Chico State has sent a Timely Warning Crime Bulletin with tip...

Two pedestrians robbed and beaten at gunpoint adjacent to campus

Two pedestrians robbed and beaten at gunpoint adjacent to campus

Gordy Papalias

April 17, 2019

Two pedestrians were beaten with a pistol, then robbed at the intersection of Warner Street and West Sacramento Avenue at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.Chico Police Department responded to the call where the two victims, aged 22 and 23, reported that three adult black males came up behind them after exiting a silver, four-door sedan. A fourth suspect stayed in the vehicle, according to a Chico Police Department press release.One of the suspects brandished a pistol while demanding cash and both victims had visible injuries from the incident.The suspects were last seen leaving the area in the silver sedan.Chico State has sent a Timely Warning Crime Bulletin with tip...

Homeless shelter to open near campus, Chico State administration in opposition

Homeless shelter to open near campus, Chico State administration in opposition

Kendall George

April 13, 2019

President Gayle Hutchinson sent out a campus-wide email Friday explaining the university’s opposition to a new low-barrier homeless shelter on the corner of 4th and Orange streets. In this email, she attached two letters that she wrote to the city council, expressing her priority for student’s safety...

Paradise Cook-Off showcases The Boys & Girls Club’s resiliency

Paradise Cook-Off showcases The Boys & Girls Club’s resiliency

Gordy Papalias

April 10, 2019

The Boys & Girls Club held a Paradise Cook-Off on Saturday at the Chico Nettleton Gym to help raise funds for Paradise and Magalia youth affected by the Camp Fire.Tickets were $15 for one and $50 for a family of four. Funds raised will provide scholarships for camps, field trips, summer learning...

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