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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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A 3-year-old Chico girl is hospitalized after rattlesnake bite, snake experts explain what to do if one bites you

CHICO, Calif. - Three-year-old Chico girl Alice Germar is recovering at the UC Davis Medical Center after a rattlesnake bit her foot Thursday night at 10 p.m. The snake bit her in the driveway of her home while she was helping her dad take out trash barefoot. She first got treatment at Enloe Medical Center, then was flown to UC Davis.

Fourth of July celebrations in Northern California

Action News Now has put together a list of Fourth of July Celebrations happening in Northern California. Location: Silver Dollar Fair Grounds, 2357 Fair St. What: Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing begins at 6 p.m. Oroville. Fireworks by the City of Oroville’s Noon Rotary Club. Location: Oroville...

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.
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Martha Davis Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Forest Avenue [Chico, CA]

86-Year-Old Woman Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Crash on Forest Avenue. The crash happened around 10:00 a.m. along Forest Avenue, per initial reports. CHP responded after receiving multiple 911 calls about an incident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. Upon arrival, authorities located one woman suffering from critical injuries in the roadway....

Forest Service Gears Up for 4th of July Activities

With Independence Day right around the corner, the Lassen National Forest becomes a popular destination for recreational activities. Forest Service officials urge residents and forest visitors to keep wildfire prevention in mind, particularly during Independence Day celebrations. It only takes one out-of-control campfire or careless individual to ignite a wildfire.

Chico homless man sentenced to life in prison for Commanche Creek stabbing

OROVILLE, Calif. — A 30-year-old homeless man who was convicted earlier this month of the stabbing death of another homeless man in the Commanche Creek homeless encampment was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. A jury had previously found Jedidiah James Wright, 30, guilty of murder stemming from the...

North State fire updates | Limited abortion access | Chico’s changing of the guard

The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Friday, July 1. Containment increases on Rices Fire; forward spread stopped on Sandra, Nelson fires. The Rices Fire burning in Nevada County, near Yuba County, is 22% contained and remains 904 acres in size, according to Cal Fire’s update this morning. About 250 structures remain threatened.

Interview: District 1 congressional hopeful Max Steiner on Roe v. Wade

Max Steiner, the Democratic candidate for California’s 1st Congressional District, which encompasses multiple North State counties, says the U.S. Supreme Court should not be paid “empty respect that it does not deserve.”. Steiner’s comments came after the court’s decision June 24 overturning Roe v. Wade, which had guaranteed...

Community concerned over closure of medical clinic in Glenn County

ORLAND, Calif. - Soon it will be harder for some folks in Glenn County to find medical care close to home. On July 4 at 5 p.m. the Orland Immediate Care Clinic will shut its doors for good. CEO Bradley Smith said the clinic doesn’t have enough providers to care for all of its patients.

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 […]

Chico Police Chief Matt Madden explains rise in crime on 2021 report

CHICO, Calif. - According to the Chico Police 2021 Crime Report, there were 458 vehicle thefts. That's 77 more than the most the city's had since 2018. The report also shows that the number of violent crimes is about the same as in past years with 564 in 2021. That's about 50 less than the four-year high in 2018.

Fence fire knocked down in east Chico on Thursday

CHICO, Calif. - Chico firefighters are still at the scene of a fence fire they were able to knock down in east Chico on Griffith Park Lane on Thursday. The fire threatened two structures. Firefighters are checking for extensions on both structures, according to the Chico Fire Department.

Chico State basketball alum achieves dream of playing professionally

CHICO, Calif. - A Chico State basketball alum is taking the next step in his professional career. Forward Malik Duffy joined Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP), the top pro league in Mexico. "It's a dream come true to play basketball and get paid to do it," Duffy said. "It...