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Campus events fail to deter Chavez weekend revelry

Campus events fail to deter Chavez weekend revelry

Whitney Urmann

April 1, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Despite alternative event efforts hosted by campus groups to honor Cesar Chavez this weekend, Chico State students continued the trend of throwing parties. The university held three events to honor Cesar Chavez for his achievements as a Latino civil rights activist and to inform the community...

Students raise money for woman whose jaw was broken in assault

Students raise money for woman whose jaw was broken in assault

Michael Mcclurg

March 31, 2015


Filed under Community, Crime, News

The local and campus communities are raising money to support the recovery of Raelynn Vincent, a student who was assaulted by an unknown assailant and suffered a broken jaw early on the morning of March 7. On March 24, the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center tabled near Bell Memorial Union, where th...

Car crash victim identified as Chico State student

Car crash victim identified as Chico State student

Dylan Dewit

March 30, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

Chico State student Nickolas Klein died Saturday night after being struck by an SUV near the intersection of West Seventh and Hazel streets. Klein was crossing Seventh Street northbound when he was hit by a Chevy TrailBlazer headed east, according to police reports. The SUV then hit two parked...

Shooting on Nord Avenue

Shooting on Nord Avenue

Brittany Mcclintock

March 27, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

According to a press release, Chico Police Department received phone calls around midnight on Friday that gunshots were heard on 700 Nord Ave. When police arrived to the scene, they didn't find any disturbances at the location. They called a local business owner to see if his cameras picked up any...

City reaches tentative agreement with police union to raise pay

City reaches tentative agreement with police union to raise pay

Michael Mcclurg

March 23, 2015


Filed under Crime, News

A tentative agreement between the city and the Chico Police Officers Association aims to increase police pay, lower crime and increase long-term savings. The Chico Police Department currently ranks 12th among 15 local cities for police pay, according to a city report. The new union contract w...

Rose Avenue homicide suspect arrested, victim identified

Rose Avenue homicide suspect arrested, victim identified

Courtney Weaver

March 20, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

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 ...

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


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

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


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

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 assaulted on Ivy Street

Student assaulted on Ivy Street

Courtney Weaver

March 10, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

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


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

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


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

(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 ...

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