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Chico State Cannabis Forum sparks up conversation on recreational and medical cannabis

The cannabis forum panel consisted of five speakers from various fields. (From left to right) Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey, University Police Chief John Reid, Butte County Health Department Officer Dr. Andy Miller, Fire Pharmaceuticals CEO Samuel Monteon and Inland Cannabis Farmers' Association Executive Director Jessica MacKenzie. Photo credit: Alex Grant

Roberto Fonseca

April 19, 2018

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center hosted a cannabis forum to inform students and community members on the laws, risks and benefits of marijuana/cannabis use Wednesday. The panel of speakers consisted of five professionals informed on the topics: Mike Ramsey - Butte County District Attorne...

Man charged with gang shooting wins reduced sentence

Photo credit: Sean Martens

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 of assault with a semi-automatic firearm in a shooting incident. The incident, reported by police...

Former officer receives ‘guilty’ verdict

Amber Martin

October 31, 2016

A jury of seven men and five women have found former Paradise Police Officer Patrick Feaster guilty of involuntary manslaughter.Feaster shot and killed 26-year-old Andrew Thomas last November.“We were relieved when the jury decided that he was guilty," Elisabeth Woodward, the sister of the vict...

Man killed by Chico PD is identified

Officers monitoring the Pomona Avenue crime scene. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

Carly Plemons

November 12, 2015

The Butte County Coroner's office has identified the man that was shot and killed by Chico police on Nov. 10 as Paradise resident, Eddie Gabriel Sanchez Jr., 34. After the Chico Police SWAT team surrounded the Pomona Avenue block to serve Sanchez a search warrant, Sanchez reportedly pulled out a gun, then was ...

Man shot, killed by Chico police

Brandon Eiges

November 11, 2015

  A Chico police detective shot and killed a man with an loaded gun Tuesday outside of a residence on the 600 block of Pomona Avenue. Police Chief Mike O’Brien said in a press conference Tuesday night that the Chico police department was investigating a series of armed robberies from last week of seve...

Former student charged with rape, sodomy

Daniel Deluna Martinez, 27, from Hamilton City. Photo courtesy of the Butte County District Attorney's office.

Madison Holmes

August 26, 2015

Former Chico State student Daniel Deluna Martinez has been arrested for sodomy, rape, digital penetration, and oral copulation of unconscious persons, according to a press release from the Butte County District Attorney's office.Martinez was a criminal justice major who attended Chico State from 2007...

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...

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