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Police Blotter: Oct. 4 – 6

October 8, 2013


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University Police Friday, 7:41 a.m.: Elevator malfunction in Butte Hall. “Elevator #1 was spontaneously opening and closing rapidly. Finally did secure closed and elevator moved up to 2nd floor. Occupants were able to get out. Called April at FMS to put elevator out of service.” Friday, 1:10 p.m.: Suspi...

Death row inmate may get retrial

Risa Johnson

October 8, 2013


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Steven Crittenden, now 46, was a 19-year-old Chico State student when police arrested him at gunpoint outside his Chico apartment on suspicion of killing a prominent Chico physician and his wife. Police said the two were found in separate rooms, and were bound and gagged with knives protruding from...

Drug arrests rise, booze decreases

Mozes Zarate

October 8, 2013


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Disciplinary referrals and arrests for alcohol violations significantly declined at Chico State last year, while drug arrests increased, according to an annual crime report released by the University Police Department. The 2013 Annual Security Report, compiled in accordance with the Clery Act, was...

School of Education granted $1.2 million

Nathan Lehmann

October 8, 2013


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Chico State now has the resources to produce more teachers specialized in working with disabled students following a federal grant award. The School of Education recently received funding from the U.S. Department of Education to benefit students with disabilities. This five year, $1.2 million grant...

Music, dance clears city streets

Music, dance clears city streets

Christine Lee

October 8, 2013


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Chicoans took to the streets with their boots, bikes and boards Sunday afternoon for Chico Car-Free Day. Nine blocks of a neighborhood near downtown were blocked off, between Wall and Flume streets from Fourth  to Seventh streets. At each corner of the area, there were bands, bike workshops a...

Community rallies for children’s playground

Community rallies for children’s playground

Bill Hall

October 8, 2013


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Community members have been working on creative solutions to keep a beloved Chico children’s playground open in the wake of budget cuts. The City Council adopted a budget in early July that decreased spending for Bidwell Park by about $500,000. As a result, Caper Acres was closed Monday throu...

Alcohol violations down in crime report

Mozes Zarate

October 4, 2013


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Disciplinary referrals and arrests for alcohol violations have seen a significant decline at Chico State while drug arrests have increased, according to an annual crime report released by the University Police Department. The 2013 Annual Security Report, compiled in accordance with the Clery Act,...

Diversity discussion held in BMU

Diversity discussion held in BMU

Mozes Zarate

October 3, 2013


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A discussion on challenges with multiracial identity was held in the Bell Memorial Union Wednesday. Titled “Beyond Black and White; A Mixed Race Experience”, the discussion began at noon with life stories from of the event’s two facilitators. Charles "CC" Carter, director of the Cross Cu...

Motorcyclist taken to Enloe after collision

Motorcyclist taken to Enloe after collision

Christine Lee

October 3, 2013


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A motorcycle and car accident occurred on Nord Avenue around 11 p.m. Wednesday, just outside the Village at the Timbers apartment complex. A white Mustang was heading south on Nord Avenue to turn into the apartment complex when the motorcyclist, heading north, lost control for unknown reasons, a...

Grant allows training for future teachers

Nathan Lehmann

October 2, 2013


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Chico State's School of Education has received federal funding to train new teachers to help students with moderate to severe disabilities. The Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services awarded Chico State a five year grant, worth $1.2 million, to educate futu...

Queer Week to begin this Saturday

Queer Week to begin this Saturday

Lindsay Pincus

October 2, 2013


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The annual Queer Week is happening from Oct. 5-11 at Chico State. The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center, the Stonewall Alliance and the university collaborated together to put on the events. Sarena Kirk, senior women’s studies and sociology major and LGBTQ+ program coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Equ...

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