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Fake bomb issue near Madison Bear Garden

Fake bomb issue near Madison Bear Garden

Nathan Lehmann

March 1, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 28 Chico Police: 2:12 p.m.: Accident with minor injuries on Esplanade. “Male driver hit juvenile on bike and is now leaving. Driver left northbound on Esplanade from Cohasset Rd. Driver provided juvenile his phone number and left stating he had to go to work. Juvenile struck vehicle. Subjec...

Pounds of pot found near campus

Pounds of pot found near campus

Nathan Lehmann

March 1, 2014


Filed under News

A garbage bag containing about 30 pounds of marijuana was discovered in the parking structure connected to the campus police station Thursday. University Police received a phone call sourced from the parking structure on 2nd Street and Normal Avenue, said Lt. Corinne Beck. The caller ended the call before any words were spoken, she said. Officers were sent to trace the call. The o...

Web outage revives old technologies

Web outage revives old technologies

Mozes Zarate

February 28, 2014


Filed under News

An Internet service outage Thursday forced Chico business owners to resort to old-fashioned technologies.Only businesses using AT&T; Internet services were affected. The outage was caused by a cable cut from a farm construction project near Richvale, wrote AT&T; spokesman Alexander Carey in an email to the Orion.Technicians repaired the cut line and Internet acce...

Female threatening passersby with broomstick

Female threatening passersby with broomstick

Nathan Lehmann

February 28, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 27 Chico Police: 11:24 a.m.: Subject disturbance on Rancheria Dr. “Female subject has broom walking around yelling and taking things off porches, threatening to hit people with the broom. She is currently in the middle of the roadway yelling at occupied vehicles. Officer getting subject on a...

Theft of electronics growing on campus

Theft of electronics growing on campus

Nathan Lehmann

February 28, 2014


Filed under News

Royce Tevis, a professor of music and theater at Chico State, stepped out of his office to get a drink of water. When he returned, he saw that his department-issued MacBook was gone.“I lost 14 years of information,” Tevis said. All of the information on his computer was work-related, he sa...

Marijuana patients petition new rules

Marijuana patients petition new rules

Tj Carter

February 28, 2014


Filed under News

Medical marijuana patients are in the process of gathering signatures to overturn new county restrictions on cannabis cultivation. John Spivey, a volunteer, stood outside of Meriam Library Thursday morning to help gather signatures. The new regulations will be suspended and included as a loca...

Students volunteer for safer streets

Students volunteer for safer streets

Eric Mccauley

February 27, 2014


Filed under News

Associated Students members and about 30 student volunteers joined together to survey street lighting conditions just north of campus and in the avenues east of Warner Street Thursday night. Groups of five to six students split up in routes and noted unlit areas and street lamps that are currently out of s...

Indecent exposure on Valombrosa Avenue

Indecent exposure on Valombrosa Avenue

Nathan Lehmann

February 27, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 26 Chico Police: 9:45 a.m.: Indecent exposure on Vallombrosa Avenue. “Subject with penis hanging out. Subject is walking with a full erection and is fondling himself. Reporting party en route to meet officer at Wells Fargo parking lot. Unfounded report today.” 1:28 a.m.: Hit and run r...

Transient locked in Meriam Library bathroom

Transient locked in Meriam Library bathroom

Nathan Lehmann

February 26, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 25 Chico Police: 7:58 a.m.: Missing person reported at Casa Alegre Apartments on West First Avenue. “Reporting party has not heard from son for the past week. A woman called a family member stating his wallet was found at the Amtrak station. Reporting party stated his son will go a week with...

Graduate student dies of colon cancer

Graduate student dies of colon cancer

Eric Mccauley

February 26, 2014


Filed under News

A graduate student died Feb. 14 of colon cancer in Paradise, according to a campuswide email. Andrew Rushin was enrolled in the Masters of Science in Instructional Technology program at Chico State. He had completed all of his coursework and was in the process of organizing his master’s thesis when he died. He was 66.This was Rushin third...

Student offers ‘safe ride’ home for peers

Student offers ‘safe ride’ home for peers

Nicholas Carr

February 26, 2014


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For two young adults propped up against a wall on the corner of Fifth and Ivy streets just before 3 a.m. Sunday, it was time to call it a night. Because of their level of intoxication, staying off the pavement was a challenge in itself. Finding their way home to a residence hall on the northwest side of the university posed a conun...

Guns still not allowed on campus

Tj Carter

February 26, 2014


Filed under News

California judges ruled it unconstitutional to require good cause or good moral standing in the community as a guideline for applicants of concealed carry weapons permits. The ninth circuit court of appeals voted 2-1, finding that those guidelines were a violation of the Second Amendment's right to be...

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