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Scott Huber hosts Conversations about Cannabis

Scott Huber hosts Conversations about Cannabis

Justin Jackson

September 17, 2018


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

Chico has the munchies for conversations. Chico residents were invited to participate in Conversation about Cannabis, Sunday, to talk about making cannabis legal in the town of Chico. Chico City Council candidate Scott Huber hosted the event to talk about his history with the issue of cannabis, and pres...

DUI incidents increase as spring season begins

DUI incidents increase as spring season begins

Josh Cozine

March 29, 2018


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

A string of drunk driving arrests was reported in Oroville this week, and police have called for awareness of the problem. Oroville’s California Highway Patrol Facebook page announced four different incidents of drunk driving in recent days, prompting a post Tuesday which read “What the heck is going on? Another suspected DUI arrest.” Officer Ry...

Woman to stand trial for DUI accident that left one dead

Woman to stand trial for DUI accident that left one dead

Josiah Nicholl

February 27, 2018


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

A Chico resident is standing trial for multiple charges following an intoxicated driving accident that left one man dead on Sept. 9, 2017.Christine Rowe, 69, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 causing injury. All charges against R...

Police officer assaulted by DUI suspect

Police officer assaulted by DUI suspect

Josiah Nicholl

February 19, 2018


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

A DUI suspect, identified as Drew Thomas-Del Grande, was taken into custody Sunday night after assaulting a police officer.According to a news release, the Chico Police first received a call about Grande Sunday night at 7:50 p.m., after he crashed his vehicle into a tree in front of the caller's reside...

Chico motorcyclist dies in suspected DUI crash

Chico motorcyclist dies in suspected DUI crash

Alejandra Fraga

February 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, News

Oroville police reported that alcohol use may have caused the death of a Chico man in a motorcycle accident Sunday.The accident occurred north of Oroville Sunday evening. According to Oroville CHP, two men were seen riding their motorcycles in the area at speeds up to 90 mph. One of the motorcyclist...

Traffic collision in Oroville, one dead

Traffic collision in Oroville, one dead

Natalie Hanson

January 23, 2018


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

A vehicle driving through a red light struck another in an intersection in Oroville Sunday.According to a release Tuesday, a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling east on Las Plumas Ave at about 1:38 a.m. As the vehicle entered the intersection at Lower Wyandotte Road, it struck a Toyota Tacoma also entering ...

Former Chico mayor arrested on DUI charge

Former Chico mayor arrested on DUI charge

Natalie Hanson

December 5, 2017


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

Mary Flynn, former mayor of Chico, was taken into custody for a possible DUI at the Safeway on Mangrove Avenue Sunday. The incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. Flynn has since been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to a report by the Chico Police Department. Flyn...

Man exposes himself, yells at drivers and runs into traffic

Man exposes himself, yells at drivers and runs into traffic

Brandon Eiges

October 10, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Police Blotter

Chico Police Department Call Type: Suspicious Subject 6:55 a.m., Robailey Drive A female ran up to a school bus yelling that someone was chasing her. After the bus left, the woman was seen hiding in a bush. The cousin of the woman was called because she got a message from a passerby saying she saw th...

1 dead, 1 injured in crash

1 dead, 1 injured in crash

Kindra Robinson

October 4, 2015


Filed under Breaking News

One woman is dead and another man injured after a car crash on East 20th Street last Thursday. Haley McMahan, 19, died when the silver Toyota Camry she was a passenger in crashed and rolled over.Another passenger, Tyler Burns, 19, suffered serious injuries and remains in critical condition at Enloe Medical Center, according to a police pr...

Hoover pleads not guilty to charges

Hoover pleads not guilty to charges

Christine Lee

March 19, 2014


Filed under News

The man charged with a DUI hit-and-run that resulted in the death of Chico State student Kristina Chesterman in September plead not guilty to all charges Wednesday. Riley Dean Hoover, 20, appeared Wednesday at the Butte County Superior Court in Oroville.Hoover faces charges for the following: Driving under the...

Alcohol, pot found in driver of fatal crash

Alcohol, pot found in driver of fatal crash

Mozes Zarate

March 7, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, News

The driver in a single-vehicle crash in January that preceded the death of two Chico State students had alcohol and marijuana in his system, according to a toxicology report.Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18, had a blood alcohol content of .06, along with a significant amount of marijuana, said Butte County Distr...

Student offers ‘safe ride’ home for peers

Student offers ‘safe ride’ home for peers

Nicholas Carr

February 26, 2014


Filed under News

For two young adults propped up against a wall on the corner of Fifth and Ivy streets just before 3 a.m. Sunday, it was time to call it a night. Because of their level of intoxication, staying off the pavement was a challenge in itself. Finding their way home to a residence hall on the northwest side of the university posed a conun...

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