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    The Rawbar reinvented: classy and oceanic

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    Chico State’s annual Time Capsule Ceremony to take place on April 23

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    Chico State’s hazing history: pledge deaths, alcohol poisoning and more

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University Police Department located on the corner of Chestnut St and W Second St. Photo credit: Angelina Mendez

University remains confident in police chief after involvement in racial discrimination lawsuit

Melvin Bui, Contributor // March 23, 2023

The Orion reported in spring 2022 that Interim Chief of Police Christopher Nicodemus was mentioned in a civil lawsuit against the City of Oroville, disrupting the search for a permanent chief for which...

CalFire map of the North Complex Fire, Sept. 11, 2020

Gov. Newsom signs inmate firefighter legislation in Butte as historic blaze rages on the ridge

Chloe Curtis, Kimberly Morales, and Matthew Wreden // September 11, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom arrived in Butte County on Friday amid the raging North Complex Fire and signed legislation, AB-2147, striking down barriers for inmate firefighters to become licensed after...

Evacuation Warning courtesy of @ButteSheriff on Twitter Photo credit: Butte County Sheriffs Office

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Gordy Papalias // February 14, 2019

Update: 2:12 p.m. According to Meghan McMahon, the Police Information Officer at the Butte County Sheriff's office, "About six houses" have been evacuated due to flooding in the Butte County area. While...

Man arrested for stealing car and leading police on a vehicle pursuit

Man arrested for stealing car and leading police on a vehicle pursuit

Josiah Nicholl // April 3, 2018

Butte County Sheriff deputies were led on a vehicle pursuit from the area of E. Lassen Ave. to Cohasset Road on Monday.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, the incident occurred...

Owners car gets towed at the Dungeon smoke shop. Photo credit: Lexi Hoedt

Drug bust suspects arrested, awaiting trial

Bianca Quilantan // September 12, 2016

Four men face drug-related charges stemming from an 11-month-long investigation that developed into a raid at a downtown Chico smoke shop on Aug. 23.The Dungeon was raided by agents from the Butte Interagency...

Rose Avenue homicide suspect arrested, victim identified

Rose Avenue homicide suspect arrested, victim identified

Courtney Weaver // March 20, 2015
Leading suspect in a March 16 homicide of a Chico resident was arrested Wednesday and victim was identified.
Riley Dean Hoover

Hoover pleads not guilty to charges

Christine Lee // March 19, 2014
Riley Dean Hoover, the Ohio man charged with a DUI hit-and-run that resulted in the death of a Chico State nursing student in September, plead not guilty to all charges at a hearing Wednesday.
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