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10 dead from bus crash

10 dead from bus crash

Sharon Martin

April 11, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

Ten people died after a crash Thursday involving a charter bus, a FedEx semitrailer and a white sedan on Interstate 5 near Orland. The accident occurred after a semitrailer traveling south crossed over the center divider and clipped a white sedan, then collided with the bus, according to California H...

Crash leaves 9 dead

Crash leaves 9 dead

Sharon Martin

April 10, 2014


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Nine people are confirmed dead after a collision Thursday before 6 p.m. involving a tour bus, a semi truck and a white sedan occurred in Orland on Interstate 5. A tour bus carrying high school seniors from the south Los Angeles area were traveling to Humboldt County, said CHP officer Tracy Hoover....

Bomb threat at day camp

Bomb threat at day camp

Nathan Lehmann

April 10, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

April 8 and 9Chico Police: Tuesday, 8:41 a.m.: Transient problem on Orient Street. “Subject defecating along the side of creek between Orient and Olive. Reporting party says there are numerous subjects. Officer out with 2 subjects. Contacted parks for cleanup. Subject cited and released back into ...

Butte County strides toward fracking ban

Butte County strides toward fracking ban

Yessenia Funes

April 8, 2014


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Tuesday marked a checkpoint for Butte County's journey to become the first California county to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. This morning, the Butte County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in support of a ban until the language of its prohibition is approved in early May, said Robyn DiFalco, the Butt...

Armed robbery near health center

Armed robbery near health center

Mozes Zarate

April 8, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

Three Chico State students were robbed at gunpoint Monday night near the Student Health Center. None of the students were injured in the incident, according to a campus-wide email. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m., according to the email. The students were heading south...

Suspicious subject at Marigold Elementary School

Suspicious subject at Marigold Elementary School

Nathan Lehmann

April 8, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

April 7 Chico Police: 6:33 a.m.: Suspicious subject at Marigold Elementary School on Marigold Avenue. “Reporting party saw a white male adult come out of the school area carrying something wrapped up in a black sweater. Subject looked startled when he saw reporting party, went into the “Rut...

Fate of farmer’s market pending

Fate of farmer’s market pending

Christine Lee

April 8, 2014


Filed under News

Chico’s Saturday farmers market will close down by the end of this year if a ballot initiative to keep it operating does not pass. The Chico Certified Farmers Market franchise proposed a ballot initiative to keep the downtown morning market open for six more years after its lease ends in December. Market supporters have been colle...

2014 Associated Students candidates

2014 Associated Students candidates

April 7, 2014


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President | Executive Vice President | Vice President of Business and Finance | Director of University Affairs | Vice President of Facilities and Services | Director of Legislative Affairs | Commissioner of Community Affairs | Commissioner of Sustainability Affairs | Commissioner of Student Organizations...

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Homeless remain outdoors in the rain

Nathan Lehmann

April 7, 2014


Filed under News

Even in under the recent rainy weather, some homeless in Chico remain outdoors. “I’ve stayed wet,” said Dove Story, a transient in Chico since 1987, in response to the heavy rainfall in the past several weeks. Story said she doesn't fit well in shelters. If she and her friends get ill ...

Drive-by at Chico Trailer Haven on Nord Avenue

Drive-by at Chico Trailer Haven on Nord Avenue

Nathan Lehmann

April 7, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

April 5 and 6 Chico Police: Saturday, 12:09 p.m.: Hit and run on West Fifth Ave. “Victim in emergency room of hit and run, injured knee and bruising. Occurred last night. Subject was walking home from Arabian Knights at 3:00 a.m. last night. Was in crosswalk when unknown vehicle struck him. Cause subject to fa...

Three arrests made in weekend shooting

Three arrests made in weekend shooting

April 6, 2014


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Police arrested three people in connection with suspected gang-related shootings Sunday afternoon at a trailer park on Nord Avenue. No one was injured at the scene of the shooting, said Chico police Sgt. Cesar Sandoval. This is the third shooting this weekend, with the first two on Saturday nig...

Disturbance at Parkview Elementary

Disturbance at Parkview Elementary

Nathan Lehmann

April 5, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

April 3 and 4 Chico Police:Thursday, 1:02 p.m.: Suspicious subject on North Cedar Street. “Subject approached reporting party’s 17 year old daughter near the mailboxes and asked if she smoked. Asked if she wanted hash and oils, or if she wanted to smoke a bowl. Juvenile walked away, was very afraid...

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