The Orion

Traffic collision in Oroville, one dead

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

January 23, 2018

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 and councilwoman arrested Sunday. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Natalie Hanson

December 5, 2017

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

Illustration by Miles Huffman Photo credit: Miles Huffman

Brandon Eiges

October 10, 2015

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

East 20th Street between Martin Luther King Boulevard and C Street were closed following a crash on Thursday, Oct. 1. that left one dead and one injured. Photo credit: Kindra Robinson

Kindra Robinson

October 4, 2015

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

Riley Dean Hoover

Christine Lee

March 19, 2014

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

Flowers are lain at the scene of a car crash Jan. 26 where three Chico State students were involved. The Orion file photo.

Mozes Zarate

March 7, 2014

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

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...

Suspect in hit-and-run faces new charges

Riley Hoover. Photo courtesy Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

Nicholas Carr

February 12, 2014

The man charged with vehicular manslaughter following the death of a Chico State student in an alleged DUI hit-and-run will face new charges in March in the form of money laundering.Prior to the new charges, Riley Dean Hoover plead not guilty to a total of five felonies, according a the Butte County...

Fundraiser held for student’s funeral

Bryant Mata-Adams

Mozes Zarate

January 29, 2014

An online fundraiser in support of Bryant Mata-Adams' mother has raised more than $10,000 in less than two days. Mata-Adams, a 19-year-old Chico State student, died Monday after a suspected DUI crash Sunday killed one other passenger, Austin Silver, 20, and left driver Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18, in critical condition. The fundraiser's goal is to support Lisa Mata, Mata-A...

Second passenger in Sunday’s crash is dead

Flowers are left at the remains of a crashed that killed 20-year-old Chico State student Austin Silver and 19-year-old Bryant Mata-Adams.Photo credit: Madison Holmes

Mozes Zarate

January 28, 2014

Bryant Mata-Adams, 19, a Chico state student involved in a fatal crash early Sunday morning, passed away overnight Monday, according to the Butte County coroner's office. Mata-Adams is the second passenger to die in the crash. Austin Silver, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, driver Diego Arriaga-Rodriguez, 18, is in...

Student dies, two students critically injured in crash

Austin Silver

Mozes Zarate

January 26, 2014

A Chico State student is dead and two other students are in critical condition after a car crash occurred early Sunday morning.Austin Silver, 20, who was a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene from severe head trauma, according to California Highway Patrol. At approximately 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Diego Rodriguez, 18, was drivin...

Update: Student struck in hit-and-run has died

Kristina Chesterman, a 21-year-old nursing student, died Tuesday afternoon after being struck in a hit-and-run on Sunday.

Ernesto Rivera

September 24, 2013

A Chico State student who fought serious injuries after being struck by a car Sunday evening died Tuesday afternoon at Enloe Medical Center. Kristina Chesterman, 21, a senior nursing major, suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck on the 300 block of Nord Avenue shortly before 11 ...

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