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DUI incidents increase as spring season begins

DUI incidents increase as spring season begins

Josh Cozine

March 29, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A string of drunk driving arrests was reported in Oroville this week, and police have called for awareness of the problem. Oroville’s California Highway Patrol Facebook page announced four different incidents of drunk driving in recent days, prompting a post Tuesday which read “What the heck is going on? Another suspected DUI arrest.” Officer Ry...

Armed felon with two outstanding warrants arrested in Oroville

Armed felon with two outstanding warrants arrested in Oroville

Josiah Nicholl

March 28, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A convicted felon was arrested during a welfare check on State Route 70, north of Palmero Road, Wednesday morning. California Highway Patrol in Oroville confirmed that the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Steven James Sturgill, was driving a sedan at at approximately 2:20 a.m. when he pulled onto...

Man arrested for fatal shooting in Oroville

Man arrested for fatal shooting in Oroville

Josiah Nicholl

March 5, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A man was caught and taken into custody Sunday for fatally shooting another man in Oroville this weekend.Oroville police first responded when they were dispatched to the Oroville Hospital at 2:45 a.m. Sunday after a call about a patient who had a gunshot wound to the head.The person who brought the patien...

Chinese New Year celebrated at temple in Oroville

Chinese New Year celebrated at temple in Oroville

Tisha Cheney

February 19, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Mobile Headlines, Multimedia, News, Showcase

The historic Chinese temple museum in Oroville hosted an open house to share New Year festivities with community members Sunday. The temple, established in the late nineteenth century, was bought by the City of Oroville in 1937. "The 10 room complex is so unique, there is nothing like it in the U.S.,...

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Jared Shibuya

February 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase

The fishing from the Feather River Hatchery to the HWY 70 bridge in Oroville remains hot with spawning steelhead.

Traffic collision in Oroville, one dead

Traffic collision in Oroville, one dead

Natalie Hanson

January 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Crime, Mobile Headlines, News

A vehicle driving through a red light struck another in an intersection in Oroville Sunday.According to a release Tuesday, a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling east on Las Plumas Ave at about 1:38 a.m. As the vehicle entered the intersection at Lower Wyandotte Road, it struck a Toyota Tacoma also entering ...

New information on Oroville Dam crisis suggests negligence

New information on Oroville Dam crisis suggests negligence

Cameron O'Brien

September 6, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

New forensic report suggests that faulty design and maintenance caused the dam to break earlier this year. Embed from Getty ImagesThe report published by the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident Independent Forensics team specified the causes of the February 7th Oroville Dam malfunction. According to the report, almost every facet of the dam from its construct...

Fire in Butte County leads to evacuations

Fire in Butte County leads to evacuations

Christian Solis

August 30, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

A fire in Ponderosa started Tuesday afternoon, growing to cover 2,500 acres. The fire, nine-miles northeast of Oroville, is zero percent contained and expected to expand further north, according to Cal Fire. 25 damaged, destroyed homes have been reported. Cal Fire has arrested 29-ye...

Chico City Council talks Oroville Dam crisis

Chico City Council talks Oroville Dam crisis

Alejandra Fraga

May 3, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

Chico City Council approved to sign a letter regarding the Oroville Dam crisis Tuesday. The letter highlighted many issues that the Butte County region has raised in community meetings, all issues relating to the Oroville Dam crisis. "We want to get one voice for the region," said District Coordinator...

LaMalfa faces tough crowd, walks off stage

LaMalfa faces tough crowd, walks off stage

George Johnston

April 18, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

First District Congressman Doug LaMalfa heard many boos and some cheers at the town hall in Oroville April 17. The Oroville State Theatre hosted a meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Residents from the 1st congressional district, especially those from Butte County, were in attendance for the event. Around...

Panel reflects on Oroville Spillway situation

Panel reflects on Oroville Spillway situation

Daniel Wright

March 23, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

A reflection panel on the Oroville Dam discussed the various factors that led up to the evacuations and the use of the emergency spillway. The event was hosted by the Center for Water and the Environment along with the Department of Civil Engineering student chapter. During the Oroville Dam emergency...

Spillway evacuees tell their stories

Spillway evacuees tell their stories

Nicole Henson

February 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

Caitlyn Richter remembers flashing notifications on her phone that read the Oroville Dam emergency spillway was going to fail within the hour. She was told it was going to fail. Not that it might. An emergency evacuation of surrounding areas affected both students and faculty of Chico State. Professors...

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