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South Central tells no lies

Troy Johnson, Reporter // April 13, 2023

I didn’t know what was worse: hearing them gunshots in the middle of the night, or hearing the police down the street and helicopters hovering over us.  Let me start off telling you where I...

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Man charged with gang shooting wins reduced sentence

Josh Cozine // February 17, 2018

A Chico man's nine-year sentence was reduced to five years of probation, after a judge decided he would not survive prison, this week.Eduardo Hurtado, 19, entered a plea bargain of no contest to charges...

Chico State student Austin Mckinsey and his friend Jon Hilton wait in the hospital after the altercation with possible Norteno gang members. Photo courtesy of Austin Mckinsey.

Gang violence escalates in Chico

Madison Holmes // April 24, 2014
A weekend in April saw a rise in gang-related violence for reasons that are still under investigation, according to Chico Police.
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