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Man acting aggressively for free cab ride

Man acting aggressively for free cab ride

Nicholas Carr

February 16, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 15Chico Police Department:Saturday, 8:45 a.m.: Probation violation near the Bed Bath & Beyond the 2100 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. “Female is in front of the building and is smashing her face against the door causing a problem. She was inside a cart when the reporting party arrived ...

Ecological reserve closing programs

Ecological reserve closing programs

Eric Mccauley

February 16, 2014


Filed under News

  Due to safety and staffing concerns, a university-run wildlife preserve closed down many of its research and educational programs last week.   The Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, a 4,000-acre natural habitat protection and research facility ten miles from campus, cut most of its K-12 programs and has limited univer...

Woman outside Boot Barn trying to stab people with needle

Woman outside Boot Barn trying to stab people with needle

Nicholas Carr

February 15, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 14Chico Police Department:Friday, 9:06 a.m.: Firearm found on the 600 block of East Seventh Street. "Reporting party (at Chico Police station), will be outside on benches. States he found a gun about a block from this intersection. States it's some sort of automatic handgun. States the clip was loose a li...

Drunk in public at Jesus Center

Drunk in public at Jesus Center

Nathan Lehmann

February 14, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 13University Police: Thursday, 12:05 p.m.: Suspicious subject in Laxson Hall. “Two males and a female and dog, about one hour duration with lots of stuff. Out with 3 and loud dog. Subject using power to charge cell phones. Juvenile been released to Chico High School." Chico Police Departme...

Art advocates concerned by cuts

Art advocates concerned by cuts

Madison Holmes

February 14, 2014


Filed under News

After a year of tough budget cuts and layoffs, community members are worried that Chico will soon cut funding to local arts programs. The city's dire financial challenges have been an issue for a while now and members of the Chico community believe cuts are inevitable when the City Council approves a new budget in June, said Mark Orme, assistant city ma...

Veterans organization to honor dead student

Veterans organization to honor dead student

Yessenia Funes

February 14, 2014


Filed under News

The Student Veterans Organization tabled near Siskiyou Hall Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to accept cards and letters addressed toward Jimmy Yang or his family.Yang, 30, a Chico State student and U.S. Army Veteran, died Saturday. The organization sold Valentine's Day roses as a club fundraiser, also in hopes of providing Yang's family a gift with a portion of the proceeds, Sm...

Woman disturbing Taco Bell customers, pants down

Woman disturbing Taco Bell customers, pants down

Nathan Lehmann

February 13, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Feb. 11 and 12Chico Police:Tuesday, 8:20 p.m: “Elderly driver, swerving across both lanes. Pulled west bound Kimberlee Ln, currently stopped, still in vehicle. 2nd call complaining of same vehicle. Someone else is trying to help her. Reporting party will try to prevent her from driving away. Says th...

Unprinted W-2 forms mailed Wednesday

Unprinted W-2 forms mailed Wednesday

Ernesto Rivera

February 13, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

60 percent of Chico State employees never received their W-2 forms because they were never printed, according to the State Controller's Office. The forms were mailed out Wednesday and may be in mailboxes by Saturday.While Chico State employees were the vast majority of state employees affected, 26 system-...

Most campus workers waiting on W-2s

Most campus workers waiting on W-2s

Ernesto Rivera

February 12, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

60 percent of Chico State employees have not received their W-2 forms as of Wednesday.The W-2 forms were prepared and mailed by the State Controller’s Office by Jan. 24, according to an employee campus-wide email. Chico State has informed the California State University’s chancellor’s...

Suspect in hit-and-run faces new charges

Suspect in hit-and-run faces new charges

Nicholas Carr

February 12, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

The man charged with vehicular manslaughter following the death of a Chico State student in an alleged DUI hit-and-run will face new charges in March in the form of money laundering.Prior to the new charges, Riley Dean Hoover plead not guilty to a total of five felonies, according a the Butte County...

Police Blotter – Feb. 4 – Feb. 8

Police Blotter – Feb. 4 – Feb. 8

Nathan Lehmann

February 12, 2014


Filed under News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department:Wednesday, 11:04 p.m.: Counterfeit bill reported at 303 Main St. “Reporting party has a $20 that he believes is counterfeit. Bill has jagged cut and can see the ink from the next bill. Reporting party says everything else checks out on the bill. Reporting party would like an offic...

Program educates to prevent alcohol-related deaths

Program educates to prevent alcohol-related deaths

Madison Holmes

February 12, 2014


Filed under News

In response to alcohol-related deaths, the Red Watch Band program at Chico State aims to give students the knowledge and ability to prevent deaths from alcohol overdose. Each year 1,825 college students die from alcohol poisoning and overdose, according to the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center. CADEC decided to implement this...

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