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Body identified as Chico State student

Body identified as Chico State student

September 10, 2014

Marc Thompson, 25, has been identified as the body found in a burning car off the Oroville-Quincy highway Sept. 3, according to a Butte County Sheriff press release. The Butte County Sheriff's department is investigating the fire as a homicide. The burning vehicle was found around 7 p.m. off a rural...

Suspects arrested in fatal 7-11 stabbing

Suspects arrested in fatal 7-11 stabbing

Christine Lee

August 31, 2014

Chico Police arrested two suspects in connection to a fatal stabbing incident in front of the 7-11 on Main Street early Sunday morning. The victim, a 44-year-old white male, suffered several stab wounds to his upper body and head, according to police. He was pronounced dead at Enloe Medical Ce...

Task force patrols Labor Day weekend

Task force patrols Labor Day weekend

Christine Lee

August 30, 2014

Local agencies within Butte County will be teaming up to police heavy party areas in Chico and at the Sacramento river area in Hamilton City. The agencies are all signed under the "Avoid the 8" task force, a policing effort funded by the Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway T...

Events to divert students from float

Events to divert students from float

Jovanna Garcia

August 28, 2014

Chico State is holding free activities for students as alternatives to Labor Day drinking and floating this weekend. Wildcat Way Weekend starts Thursday and ends Monday. The University Housing and Food Service, Wildcat Recreation Center and Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center teamed up t...

Man changes plea in hit-and-run case

Man changes plea in hit-and-run case

Christine Lee

August 23, 2014

The man facing charges for the hit-and-run that resulted in the death of Chico State student Kristina Chesterman last fall changed his plea Wednesday morning. According to Mike Ramsey, the Butte County District Attorney, Hoover pleaded no contest to the felony counts Wednesday morning: Drivin...

Thefts, crime increase by jail releasees

Thefts, crime increase by jail releasees

Enrique Raymundo

May 4, 2014

Butte County Jail is near capacity and it may be affecting the security of students’ belongings on university grounds. University Police see an increase in arrests of people released from jail and awaiting a court appearance for theft on or near the campus this school year, said University ...

Gang violence escalates in Chico

Gang violence escalates in Chico

Madison Holmes

April 24, 2014

Austin Mckinsey had both of his hands up in surrender when a fist came out of nowhere and slammed into the right side of his face, cracking his eye socket in two places and caving in his cheekbone. The sophomore electrical engineering major was trying to break up a fight between three girls at a pa...

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