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Alec Baldwin’s involvement in fatal shooting raises questions of negligence

Sophia Pearson, AE Editor // November 11, 2021

While on the set of his newest film “Rust,” actor Alec Baldwin was involved in an accidental shooting that resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The film’s director, Joel Souza,...

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Battery and possession of firearm in front of Shurmer

Grayson Edgemon // January 27, 2020

Three college-aged males were reported to the University Police Department for crimes of battery, possession of firearm and threatening use of said firearm on the sidewalk of Shurmer Gym Sunday at approximately...

Police Blotter: Landscaper arrested on multiple firearm-related charges

Police Blotter: Landscaper arrested on multiple firearm-related charges

Ricardo Tovar // December 5, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Not Aggravated Assault Monday, Nov. 25th, 2:53 a.m., 1700 Block of Sheridan Ave. A 23-year-old man was arrested for not aggravated battery to his spouse and for causing...

Police Blotter: Three burglaries in the past week have been stopped

Police Blotter: Three burglaries in the past week have been stopped

Ricardo Tovar // November 19, 2019

Chico PD: Call Type: Unaggravated Battery Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 3:17 a.m., 2700 Block East Eaton Rd. A 43-year-old man was arrested for not aggravated battery to his spouse and for causing non-aggravated...

Marc James (35) is the suspect who is charged with firing a gun in a grossly negligent manner. 
Image Courtesy of Chico PD

Intoxicated man discharges firearm in Chico residence

Ricardo Tovar // October 8, 2019

Chico Police responded to a report of a firearm discharge on Sunday at around 8:17 p.m. on the 1600 Block of Downing Avenue.Chico PD had responded to a call half an hour before at the same residence, involving...

Sue Hilderbrand, Alan Gibson, Gayle Hutchinson, Darin Haerle and Adam Irish all listen to an audience member comment.

‘American Totem’ discusses the culture behind gun violence

Alex Grant // March 27, 2018

Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society, hosted a pre-release screening and panel discussion of the documentary “American Totem” in the BMU Auditorium Monday night. The documentary was...

Professor Sue Hilderbrand discusses how she balances hosting a weekly radio show with producing a gun violence documentary while also teaching Chico State students.

Chico State professor creates educational experiences outside the classroom

Alex Grant and Kelsi Sibert // March 21, 2018

College educators often research independently to better learn educational subjects and to become more informed teachers. Political science and criminal justice lecturer Sue Hilderbrand uses two educational...

Salazar injured himself with a shotgun accidentally. Image screenshot.

Shooting at apartment leads to identifying hit and run suspect

Jacqueline Morales // November 2, 2017

Police arrested a man suspected of a hit and run after he accidentally injured himself with a firearm Wednesday evening.Danny Salazar, 18, was found in an apartment complex at the 1200 block of West Sacramento...

The man waving the firearm was arrested for outstanding felony and misdemeanor. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Man reported for exposing a firearm on Highway 99

Christian Solis // October 26, 2017

A man was reported for waving a firearm while driving on Highway 99 Wednesday.The reporting male was able to provide an accurate vehicle description and license plate number to the Chico Police Dispatch...

Strangers ask to borrow a cellphone. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Armed robbery near the Chico State Student Health Center

Gennisis Mendoza Cruz // October 22, 2017

Two suspects are on the loose after an armed robbery near the Chico State Student Health Center.The incident occurred Saturday at around 2:30 p.m.The two suspects approached a victim and asked to borrow...

Illustration by Trevor Moore Photo credit: Trevor Moore

Gun control from a different angle

Nick Bragg // August 31, 2015

Regardless of gun control, people who want to murder, rob or commit criminal acts will still be able to get their hands on an illegal firearm to get the job done. This scary fact is one of...

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