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Kristina Chestermans immediate family stands in front of the Butte County Superior Court with their friends and family. Photo credit: Christine Lee

Cyclist’s killer gets release date moved back 8 months

Jessie Imhoff // November 17, 2019

After Riley Dean Hoover killed Kristina Chesterman on Nord Avenue while driving drunk, he was originally sentenced to seven years in prison.However, it was decided that Hoover would only have to serve...

Photo credit: David Molina

Students should demand campus bicycling hours

Whitney Urmann and David Molina // September 14, 2016

In front of every building at Chico State, there is an abundance of bike racks. In fact, a person is likely to struggle to even find an entrance to a building that doesn't have a bike rack— nevertheless...

Sandra and Dave Chesterman gave away free reflector vests for the second annual Kristina Chesterman Memorial Bike Safety and Drunk Driving Awareness event, Sat. Oct. 18. Photo credit: Anna Sobreviñas

Remembrance event educates bike riders

Anna Sobreviñas // October 20, 2014

Chico bike companies, family and friends of deceased student Kristina Chesterman gathered Saturday for the second annual Kristina Chesterman Memorial Bike Safety and Drunk Driving Awareness event. Mike...

Illustration by Zachary Phillips

Victim statements compromise courtrooms

Matt Murphy // September 23, 2014

I consider myself to be an expert on courtrooms. I’ve seen "A Few Good Men" more than once. "Franklin and Bash" is one of my favorite shows, and I have to assume being a lawyer is more or less...

Dave and Sandra Chesterman mourn the loss of their daughter, Kristinia, one year after her death. Photo credit: Annie Paige

Candlelight vigil held for deceased student

September 23, 2014

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Kristina Chestermans immediate family stands in front of the Butte County Superior Court with their friends and family. Photo credit: Christine Lee

Man guilty of DUI killing sentenced

Christine Lee // September 6, 2014

Riley Dean Hoover, 20, appeared in court Friday for his sentencing, facing family and friends of Kristina Chesterman, the Chico State nursing student he killed in September.Chesterman's family and friends...

Riley Dean Hoover. Photo courtesy of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

Man changes plea in hit-and-run case

Christine Lee // August 23, 2014

The man facing charges for the hit-and-run that resulted in the death of Chico State student Kristina Chesterman last fall changed his plea Wednesday morning. According to Mike Ramsey, the Butte...

Organ donation delivers new hope

Veronica De La Cruz // May 6, 2014

More than 120,000 people are still waiting for an organ donor, according to organdonor.gov.Susan Vieira, 64, got a second chance at life thanks to the heart of a Chico State student, and vowed to do everything...

Riley Dean Hoover

Hoover pleads not guilty to charges

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...

Riley Dean Hoover Photo courtesy of Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

Hoover held to answer for charges

Mozes Zarate // March 8, 2014

A judge ruled that the man charged for a hit-and-run collision that resulted in the death of a 21-year-old Chico State student on Sept. 22 will be held to answer for all charges.Judge James Reilley made...

Riley Hoover. Photo courtesy Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office.

Suspect in hit-and-run faces new charges

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,...

Nursing student remembered as hardworking, cheerful

Ernesto Rivera // September 30, 2013

Kristina Chesterman, a 21-year-old Chico State senior nursing student from Livermore died Tuesday Sept. 24. She is remembered by her friends, family and mentors as a dedicated, hardworking aspiring...

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