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Criminal threats lead to arrest at Enloe Medical Center

The Emergency section of Enloe Medical Center where people fled from a potential shooter. Photo credit: Gordy Papalias

Gordy Papalias

April 30, 2019

On Monday at about 7:35 p.m. a Chico police officer arrived at Enloe Medical Center to finish a mental health evaluation when he saw patients fleeing the emergency room and saying there was a man running around saying he had a gun.Officers were able to get a description of the suspect and found out he was carrying a duffel bag. At this point all available officers responded to Enloe Medical Center.Several people saw the suspect jump out of a window and they directed officers to his location. The suspect, 56 year old Russell Niewald, was apprehended near the intersection of West 6th Avenue and Esplanade.According to the Chico Police Department press release, the suspect was aggressive, resistant and verbally threatening officers and staff, an...

Unemployment rates in Butte County drop to all time low

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Yaritza Ayon and Mathew Miranda

November 2, 2018

The Butte County unemployment rate is reaching record lows.According to data by the Labor Market Information Division of the California Employment Development Department, the unemployment rate for September was 4.1 percent. The lowest rate for a single month since the department began releasing data in J...

Man arrested in connection with previous shooting in Chico

Man arrested in connection with previous shooting in Chico

Josiah Nicholl

May 5, 2018

A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred last fall in Chico.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, witnesses say the shooting occurred after a fight broke out at a party on September 23, 2017, at 600 West 7th Street. The party ended following the alter...

Woman shot while using Lyft service

Woman shot while using Lyft service

Josh Cozine

April 7, 2018

A woman was shot early Saturday morning while in the back of a Lyft outside of townhouses on 500 block of Pomona Ave in Chico. According to the Lyft driver, Robert Archer, “It was your typical weekend Chico call until (the shot).” He said he picked up a male and female couple, whose name...

Enloe to accept applications for Patient Ambassador program

Enloe Medical Center Photo credit: Marrion Charissa Cruz

Alejandra Fraga

February 20, 2017

Enloe Medical Center's Volunteer Services will be accepting applications for its Patient Ambassador program until Feb. 23."Enloe is seeking compassionate, mature volunteers to visit patients at their bedside, provide emotional support, offer a listening ear and provide diversions, such as caring touch and...

Enloe receives large volunteer donation

Marrion Charissa Cruz

October 27, 2016

Enloe Medical Center received the largest contribution to its Cardiovascular Care Center project. During the hospital's annual volunteer appreciation luncheon, Oct. 17, volunteers of the hospital pledged $500,000 to the project. Enloe Medical Center is working toward a $17 million project to enhance...

Community peeved with lack of park

Sign posted in neighboring lawn of Enloe Medical Center Photo credit: Kaylie Lewis

Kaylie Lewis

October 10, 2016

Members of the community are not pleased with the decision by Enloe Medical Center to construct parking lots instead of the park they were promised.The Century Project is an expansion plan at Enloe Medical Center that began in 2007, according to Enloe's official website. It encompasses a new patient t...

Shooting on Nord Avenue

A shooting victim went to Enloe Medical Center moments after shots were heard on Nord Avenue. Photo credit: Brittany Mcclintock

Brittany Mcclintock

March 27, 2015

According to a press release, Chico Police Department received phone calls around midnight on Friday that gunshots were heard on 700 Nord Ave. When police arrived to the scene, they didn't find any disturbances at the location. They called a local business owner to see if his cameras picked up any...

Students help Enloe secure new helicopter

The sky's the limit for these Chico State Pre-Nursing students addressing letters for the Make the Most of Midnight fundraiser and the Enloe Conference center. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Steven Verstelle

March 10, 2014

Nursing and pre-nursing students wrote letters Friday to family, friends and businesses to a fund a new flight care helicopter at Enloe Medical Center.The new helicopter, an American Eurocopter EC130 Eco-Star, is larger, faster, quieter and can carry more patients than the current one, said Jolene Francis, director of advancement at Enloe.The helicopter will als...

Flu season hits Butte County

Flu season hits Butte County

Enrique Raymundo

January 21, 2014

The H1N1 influenza virus, or swine flu, is either the same or genetically not far off from the 2009 flu virus pandemic which killed about 18,500 people worldwide, according to a 2010 report by the World Health Organization. The swine flu was dangerous in particular to younger, healthier patients, and continues to be this flu season. ...

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