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Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Chico mourns passing of Linda Blacksten

Dan Christian

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, Community, Crime, News, Showcase

The Devil whispered in her ear, “You’re not strong enough to withstand the storm.”Today she whispered in the Devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”– UnknownIn the early hours of October 30, 2018, Linda Blacksten, 55, passed away just outside the south entrance to Kenda...

Indecent exposure and sex crimes, battery and fights

Indecent exposure and sex crimes, battery and fights

Dan Christian

November 7, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Sex Crime Tuesday 1:31 p.m., Sutter Hall Reporting party stated their niece had been raped 2 days prior and knows the suspect. Call Type: Battery Tuesday 5:07 p.m., West Legion Avenue A heavy set woman in a violet shirt reportedly struck a student at the front desk. Reporting p...

Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing

Body found at Kendall Hall, police investigation ongoing

Natalie Hanson

October 30, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News

Kendall Hall was taped off and closed Tuesday morning after a deceased body was found on campus.On Monday night, police discovered a body on campus in the area around Kendall Hall. The building was closed to the campus on Tuesday until 11 a.m. and the area around the building was taped off for most ...

Suspicious subjects and circumstances, continued thefts and assault

Suspicious subjects and circumstances,  continued thefts and assault

Dan Christian

September 26, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Suspicious Person Thursday 9:37 a.m., Bell Memorial Union Subject was harassing reporting party after he didn’t want to sign petition.Call Type: Theft Thursday 2:52 p.m., West 1st Avenue A laptop was reported stolen from the Physical Science building. The laptop was ...

Chico High catches burglary on camera, leading to arrest

Chico High catches burglary on camera, leading to arrest

Christian Solis

September 13, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Michael Coley, was arrested for stealing thousands of dollars worth of tech from Chico High School, after six days on the lam. Coley allegedly snuck in to an open copy room and stole approximately $2,500 worth of Chromebooks and other items from adjacent classrooms, according to Assistant Principal B...

Shots fired in downtown Chico leaves one injured and one detained

Shots fired in downtown Chico leaves one injured and one detained

Dan Christian

September 6, 2018


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

Around 1 a.m. this morning, Chico Police responded to a report of a subject in the downtown area brandishing a firearm. Upon arriving downtown, police heard multiple gun shots and people running from the 300 block of Main Street. When police arrived on scene they located a person lying on the ground...

2018 white Toyota Camry stolen from Hazel street parking lot

2018 white Toyota Camry stolen from Hazel street parking lot

Dan Christian

September 5, 2018


Filed under Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Police Blotter

University Police Call Type: Accident Monday 8:15 a.m., Holt Hall A car was reported hit last Thursday, Aug. 23, inside Parking Structure 2 on the third floor. Call Type: Theft Monday 9:39 a.m., Lassen Hall Dormitory A green single-speed mountain bike was taken from a residence hall...

Public drinking incidents reported in Chico

Public drinking incidents reported in Chico

Josiah Nicholl

May 13, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police: Call Type: Domestic Violence Monday, 2:30 a.m., White Avenue A man was arrested for allegedly inflicting corporal injury on a spouse     Call type: Disorderly conduct Monday, 6:11 a.m., West 9th Ave A man was arrested for disorderly conduct while under the influence of drug...

The Orion News: The Week’s End Update May 11, 2018

The Orion News: The Week’s End Update May 11, 2018

Natalie Hanson

May 12, 2018


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

The week’s wrap up broadcast of breaking news reports at Chico State and in the Butte County area, from May 6 to May 11. Natalie Hanson, Alejandra Fraga, Christian Solis and Josh Cozine can be reached at [email protected] [email protected]_news on Twitter....

Police arrest felon armed with a stolen firearm

Police arrest felon armed with a stolen firearm

Josiah Nicholl

May 11, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

A previously convicted man in possession of drugs and a stolen firearm was arrested Wednesday evening. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, officers first responded to the incident at 4:21 p.m. after receiving calls about a suspect stealing merchandise from Safeway on West S...

Transient wanted by police for suspected child battery

Transient wanted by police for suspected child battery

Josiah Nicholl

May 9, 2018


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

Police are actively investigating a report that a transient grabbed a local boy by the arm Tuesday morning. According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the incident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Laurel Street when a mother was walking her elementary-aged son to sc...

Man breaks all displays inside business

Man breaks all displays inside business

Alejandra Fraga

May 7, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, Multimedia, News, Police Blotter

  Chico Police: Call type: Disturbance Monday, 5:41 a.m., 700 W 2nd Ave. Resident out of control was screaming outside near the sidewalk. Call Type: Disturbance Monday, 9:21 a.m., 1400 Nord Ave. Female at bus stop in front of complex was throwing things and looked like she was hitting...

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