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Three arrested, charged with juvenile sexual assault, child pornography

Three arrested, charged with juvenile sexual assault, child pornography

Kimberly Morales

September 19, 2019

Three Chico residents are in custody after being charged on suspicion of sexual assault on a minor and possession of child pornography.David Hamilton, 22, of Chico was arrested Aug, 27th as a suspect of a sexual assault of a minor under the age of 10, according to a news release issued by Chico Police De...

Cold Stone and other businesses close, Woodstock’s Pizza to relocate

Cold Stone and other businesses close, Woodstock’s Pizza to relocate

Julian Mendoza

September 19, 2019

Over the past few months, downtown Chico has seen multiple businesses close their doors permanently.The old Cold Stone creamery now stands as another abandoned business in downtown Chico. Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab, a chain with locations in San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande, will replace t...

Police Blotter: Assaults, threats to women, children around Chico

Police Blotter: Assaults, threats to women, children around Chico

Julian Mendoza, Abram Melendez, Kimberly Morales, and Ricardo Tovar

September 19, 2019

University Police Call Type: Driver with a Suspended License/Reckless Driving Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11:47 a.m. Warner St/Legion Av Call received describing a reckless driver. Police discovered subject had a suspended license. The crime has been cleared by arrest. Call Type: Vandalism/Graffit...

Police Blotter: Assaults, threats to women, children around Chico

Police Blotter: Assaults, threats to women, children around Chico

Julian Mendoza, Abram Melendez, Kimberly Morales, and Ricardo Tovar

September 19, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Driver with a Suspended License/Reckless DrivingTuesday, Sept. 10, 11:47 a.m. Warner St/Legion AvCall received describing a reckless driver. Police discovered subject had a suspended license. The crime has been cleared by arrest.Call Type: Vandalism/GraffitiThursday, Sept. 12, 100 Block of C...

Chico State opens 70 reserved parking spots for students

Chico State opens 70 reserved parking spots for students

Kimberly Morales

September 16, 2019

On Sept. 10, students received an email from Chico State announcing that 70 parking spots were available for students to purchase starting Sept. 12. In the email, vice president of business and finance explained that the new lots would be purchased on a “first come, first served” basis. Un...

President’s Fall Reception Kicks off Academic Year

Carolyn Allen and Melissa Herrera

September 14, 2019

Kendall Lawn pulsed with music on Friday for the Fall Reception, an event where President Gayle Hutchinson discussed her new strategic plan for the university. The plan centers around three main priorities: equity, diversity, and inclusion; civic and global engagement; and resilient and sustainable sy...

Martin Morales case at standstill due to lack of information

Martin Morales case at standstill due to lack of information

Ricardo Tovar

September 11, 2019

In what has been an ongoing investigation into the background of Martin Morales, a former Chico State student charged with molestation and burglary, The Orion has been in search of anyone who may know him. Associated Students, University Housing, the Hungry Wildcats Food Pantry and the University of Commun...

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Several students on second week of the semester caught with alcohol

Ricardo Tovar

September 11, 2019

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=174bi09-6RtiYhHwtY8yBmLP22LDncgvz&ll=39.747185049351344%2C-121.82960645000003&z=13Chico Police Call Type: Minor in Possession of Alcohol Tuesday, September 3, Midnight, 900 Block EsplanadeAn 18-year-old student was arrested on the street for consuming alcohol in public. He was...

Naked man suspected of burglarizing student’s home

Naked man suspected of burglarizing student’s home

Angelina Mendez

September 9, 2019

A Sacramento resident was arrested on charges of first-degree residential burglary of an occupied home on Sunday. On Sunday morning at approximately 5 a.m. police responded to a call on Fourth Street, according to Chico Police Department’s news release.Through the investigation, it was suspecte...

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

First weekend at Chico State leads to public intoxication arrests

Ricardo Tovar

September 9, 2019

Chico Police Call Type: Possession of fake ID Thursday, August 29, 11:32 p.m., W. 4th St/Hazel St 18-year-old student arrested for trying to use a fake identification card. Was fined $3,000 for the incident. Call Type: Aggravated Injury Friday, August 30, 5:31 a.m.,1200 Block Nord...

Swedes Fire is the latest wildfire to hit Butte County

Swedes Fire is the latest wildfire to hit Butte County

Ricardo Tovar

September 8, 2019

Update at 9 a.m. Monday. Containment of the Swedes Fire is now at 40% according to the latest fact sheet from CAL Fire. 13 fire crews are currently involved. All evacuation orders are now reduced to evacuation warnings. In what is now the 180th incident of fire to hit California greater than 10 acres, th...

Local job fair Returns to Chico BMU

Local job fair Returns to Chico BMU

Carolyn Allen

September 7, 2019

The Chico Career Center held its local job fair at the BMU, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, with 14 on-campus hiring departments and 45 community employers looking to hire for part-time, full-time and internship positions.The Career Center here at Chico State aims to give students new job opportunities throu...

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