Butte County, CA

2 people rescued on the Sacramento River on Friday in Butte County

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Two people boating on the Sacramento River were rescued by the Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue on Friday at around 8:42 a.m. Search and Rescue, with the help of the H3 helicopter, responded to a boat accident on the Sacramento River near the border of Butte and Tehama Counties. The boat had crashed into a log that was under the water.
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Toddler bit by rattlesnake near Chico

CHICO, Calif. - A toddler was sent to the hospital after being bit by a rattlesnake in Butte County late Thursday night. Butte CAL FIRE said the incident was reported around 10 p.m. Thursday on Honey Run Road east of Chico. A child under the age of two was bit by a rattlesnake.
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Some evacuations lifted as crews slow progress of Sandra Fire in Butte County

Authorities have lifted a number of mandatory evacuation orders and warnings in the area around the Sandra Fire, which ignited in Butte County on Thursday afternoon. The Sandra Fire is burning near Robinson Mill and Forbestown, east of Oroville. It spanned around 35 acres as of 6 p.m., according to Cal Fire’s Butte County unit.
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Newsom extends order prohibition of Butte County price gouging

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that extends various prohibitions on price gouging in Butte County through Sept. 30. The executive order also applies to El Dorado and Plumas counties. The price gouging orders were signed into order after fires burned through the counties and...

UPDATE: Nelson Fire Fully contained at 250 acres near Oroville

OROVILLE, Calif. — UPDATE JULY 1, 1:00 PM:. Cal Fire officials say the Nelson fire is 100% contained and burned 250 acres. No structures were destroyed and the cause is under investigation. . UPDATE, JUNE 30, 9:11 PM:. CAL FIRE says the Nelson Fire is now 50% contained after...

COVID-19: Chico, CA Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 573,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending June 28, bringing the total count to more than 85.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 1,005,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a steady rate. In […]

Nelson Fire burns 275 acres in Butte County

BUTTE VALLEY, Calif. — A vegetation fire burning in Butte County temporarily prompted evacuation warnings on Thursday afternoon, according to Cal Fire, the state's fire agency. The Nelson Fire is burning near Nelson Road and Cottonwood Road between Highway 70 and Highway 99, authorities said. It has burned about...

CAL FIRE: Sandra Fire at 30% containment

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — CAL FIRE said a fire that started around 4 p.m. on Thursday in Butte County near Sandra Lane and Black Bart Road is at 30% containment. CAL Fire said the cause of the Sandra Fire was under investigation and that it had burned about 40 acres as of 9:45 p.m. […]

Glenn County Sheriff condition improves after motorcycle crash

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Enloe Medical Center says Glenn County Sheriff Richard Warren is now in fair condition following a motorcycle crash in Butte County. Warren, 55, remains in the hospital after a crash that left him in serious condition. The crash happened on June 26 when Warren went through...

Woman suspected of using meth, heroin in presence of children arrested

CHICO, Calif. - A woman suspected of using methamphetamine and heroin in front of children was arrested in Chico on Tuesday, according to the Chico Police Department. Police began the investigation after receiving information from an inmate at the Butte County Jail who was in regular communication with Tara Patterson.

Chico woman arrested for doing heroin in front of children

CHICO, Calif. — A Chico woman was arrested Tuesday after police received reports that she had been using heroin and methamphetamine around children. According to police, detectives received information that an inmate at the Butte County Jail was regularly communicating with a woman by phone and that during the phone calls the woman was actively using drugs in front of children.

Chico woman pleads guilty to murder for DUI crash in 2021

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A Chico woman pled guilty to murder in connection to a deadly DUI crash in February 2021 in Butte County. District Attorney Mike Ramsey said Nicole Schalles, 36, was driving on Highway 70 at speeds over 120 mph before crashing into the rear of another vehicle. The other vehicle spun into the opposite lane of traffic and crashed into a vehicle that was traveling the other way.