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Budget concerns a major topic at presidential address

Budget concerns a major topic at presidential address

Tisha Cheney

February 5, 2018


Filed under Administration, Breaking News, Campus, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

President Gayle E. Hutchinson called for action in an address to faculty and board members Monday.Hutchinson voiced concerns at the yearly State of the University Address held in Harlen Adams Theatre at 3 p.m. A major topic discussed was the recent reduction to the school budget.Due to reduced state...

Woman reports assault in her own home

Woman reports assault in her own home

Tisha Cheney

February 3, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Police Blotter, Showcase

University PoliceCall Type: Petty Theft-BikeMonday 7:27 a.m., Konkow HallBike parts were stolen from an unregistered bike.Call Type: RapeMonday 9:10 a.m., address unknownThe victim said the assault occurred on Jan. 26.Call Type: Suspicious SubjectTuesday 6:01 a.m., Laxson AuditoriumA bearded man holding...

Explosive structure fire sends man to hospital

Explosive structure fire sends man to hospital

Tisha Cheney

February 2, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A man was hospitalized after an explosion set fire to a garage Wednesday.The incident took place on Dayton Road just after 1:30 p.m., according to the Chico Fire Department's incident report."The street garage just exploded," added the report.The fire was then fueled by oil, gas cans and other highly f...

Large donation kickstarts fundraiser for free education

Large donation kickstarts fundraiser for free education

Tisha Cheney

February 1, 2018


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Alumni Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewery, and his wife Katie Gonser donated $1 million to Butte College this week.The purpose of the donation is to sponsor the implementation of the new Promise Scholarship Program. The program will provide two semesters of free tuition and fees to first-...

Elderly man found after disappearance

Elderly man found after disappearance

Tisha Cheney

January 30, 2018


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An elderly man reported missing earlier this month was found Friday.Leroy Hall, 82, was reported missing after disappearing from the Oroville Medical Center on Jan 4, according to a press release. He was missing for about three weeks.Hall was identified by an anonymous employee at a regional care faci...

Domestic dispute leads to lockdown of two schools

Domestic dispute leads to lockdown of two schools

Tisha Cheney

January 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News, Showcase

A domestic disturbance took place in the 1200 Block of Notre Dame Boulevard at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. According to a press release, Michael Sterling, 32, left the scene on foot with a pistol in his possession. Due to the close proximity to Little Chico Creek Elementary and Marsh Junior High schools,...

New student body president accepts position

New student body president accepts position

Latisha Cheney

January 22, 2018


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Former AS Executive Vice President Alisha Sharma announced her position as the AS President Monday.In an email to the Chico State student body, Sharma confirmed that she will be taking over the role of president due to Dylan Gray's resignationGray announced his resignation in an email earlier this mon...

Man Found Squatting Failed To Register For Previous Offense

Man Found Squatting Failed To Register For Previous Offense

Latisha Cheney

January 20, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A registered sex offender was found illegally squatting at the 1200 block of Nord Avenue Thursday.According to a press release, Allen Starr Brown, 55, will be facing numerous felony charges for failing to properly register prior to his release from prison and after relocating to a new jurisdiction, as well a...

Woman assaulted and robbed near campus

Woman assaulted and robbed near campus

Natalie Hanson

October 15, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, News

Chico Police are investigating the assault and robbery of a woman in the area of West 7th and Walnut Streets Monday.According to the Chico Police Department, the 20-year-old victim was assaulted by a male suspect while walking near Highway 32 at about 5:45 p.m. The unidentified man allegedly pulled her into a nea...

Oroville evacuees adjust to life in shelter

Oroville evacuees adjust to life in shelter

George Johnston

February 13, 2017


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At least 1,100 people have taken shelter at the Silver Dollar Fairground, according to the American Red Cross. Five buildings have been converted into dorms for incoming evacuees, and volunteers are flooding into the fairgrounds looking for ways to help. Mackenzie Davis, a Butte County School teacher,...

Students evacuated from Butte Hall

Students evacuated from Butte Hall

Elizabeth Helmer

March 23, 2016


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Fire alarms went off in Butte Hall around 1:40 p.m on Wednesday. Students and faculty were evacuated as firefighters and police assessed the situation. "There is a reported elevator malfunction that has resulted in some smoke, possibly coming from the elevator shaft the elevators have been shut...

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

New Chico State president to be selected within two weeks

George Johnston

February 27, 2016


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A new president of Chico State will be selected within two weeks. In an email sent to faculty and staff about selecting a new interim provost, Chico State president Paul Zingg stated, "In particular, I will make this appointment upon consultation with, and the concurrence of, our new president-designate,...

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