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UPD not receiving body cameras yet

UPD not receiving body cameras yet

Jafet Serrato

April 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Despite the new body cameras being implemented for the Chico Police Department, University Police still doesn't have a set date to purchase those devices. According to University Police Chief John Feeney, his department has requested to purchase body cameras from TASER, the company that makes the...

Cleaning crews clear fallen tree

Cleaning crews clear fallen tree

George Johnston

April 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Michael Groom was sitting at home April 7 when he received a call from University Police. The call told Groom a tree, near a bridge on Chico State's campus, was ready to collapse. The tree already had fallen by the west end of the counting bridge when Groom arrived on campus. Groom has two theories...

Chico State student witnesses gun violence in Las Vegas

Chico State student witnesses gun violence in Las Vegas

Jafet Serrato

April 4, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News

One person was found dead and another injured when a man started shooting on a bus on the Las Vegas strip.The incident occurred the morning of March 25, near the Cosmopolitan Hotel, and a police standoff began at 11 a.m. A third-year student at Chico State was staying in the hotel to celebrate a bachelo...

A woman hits herself due to lack of birthday wishes

A woman hits herself due to lack of birthday wishes

Jafet Serrato

April 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 4:04 p.m., 734 Mangrove Ave. A customer from Wing Stop wanted a refund, because he said that his order from last week was incorrect. Call Type: Disturbing Subject Sunday, 7:54 p.m., East Fourth St. A woman was screaming explicit words while taking her cloth...

Men caught masturbating behind Baskin Robbins

Men caught masturbating behind Baskin Robbins

Jafet Serrato

March 26, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Sunday, 4:28 p.m., 141 W. 5th St. The reporting party said that another woman approached her and asked for $5. When the woman refused to give her the money, she came at her. Call Type: Assault/Battery Sunday, 7:27 p.m., 1460 Humboldt Rd. ...

Spring break-in affects multiple students

Spring break-in affects multiple students

Jafet Serrato

March 23, 2017


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

A house on Hazel Street was burglarized during spring break with majority of the tenants property stolen. The incident was discovered March 18 by Colton Mortansen, a student from Chico State. Mortansen along with his four other roommates attend the university, but he was the first person to wit...

Tuition increase for Chico State

Tuition increase for Chico State

George Johnston

March 22, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News, Showcase

Chico State will now be more expensive to attend, after the California State University Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition by 5 percent March 22. To be exact, this tuition increase will cost undergrads $270 and graduate students $438 more to continue their education. The vote itself came...

Mental Health First-Aid at Chico State

Mental Health First-Aid at Chico State

Jacqueline Morales

March 17, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center offers Mental Health First-Aid Certification at Chico State.The training will be April 4th and 12th, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., in Colusa Hall 100B. Both dates must be attended in order to receive national certification. Students, staff and faculty will be a...

Former Chico State student sentenced for DUI crash

Former Chico State student sentenced for DUI crash

Jafet Serrato

March 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, Crime, News

An alumni of Chico State was sentenced to jail March 15 for the death of another student, Nikolas Klein. Juan Campos, 23, who now resides in Santa Rosa, plead guilty to all charges and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, according to a Butte County District attorney. Campos had a blood alcohol level...

Geography professor dies at 93

Geography professor dies at 93

Kayla Fitzgerald

March 16, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

Retired Chico State professor from the geography and planning department died at 93 Feb. 27. Emeritus Louis James Mihalyi worked as a professor for 22 years. He was born to a Hungarian family in in the Slovak part of Czechoslovakia. Mihalyi was labeled a "troublemaker" while working in Canada after ...

Housing available to grads’ guests

Housing available to grads’ guests

Jacqueline Morales

March 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

University housing will allow guests to stay this upcoming graduation season. May 19th at 8 p.m., Esken Hall will be the only residence hall to open its' doors to guests of graduating students at Chico State. Esken is the closest to University stadium and parking will be of service with a minimal fee...

Man throws fruit at drivers

Man throws fruit at drivers

Jafet Serrato

March 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Crime, News, Police Blotter

Chico PoliceCall Type: Domestic Dispute Sunday, 5:41 a.m., Nord Avenue. A man is calling to report a woman on his car. She claims she is being held hostage. The two individuals were fighting because the woman wanted her property back. Call Type: Domestic Violence Sunday, 10:07 p.m., Warner Street. A woman was tryin...

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