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Avian flu causes Butte County to declare public health emergency

OROVILLE — One day after the Butte County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office confirmed the presence of the avian influenza in a flock of domestic birds, the Butte County Public Health Department declared a local health emergency. The health department says the avian flu is a zoonotic disease that can...
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Firefighters mopping up trailer fire in Paradise

PARADISE, Calif. - CAL FIRE Butte Unit was able to extinguish a trailer fire in Paradise on Thursday morning. Firefighters said the trailer was 50% involved and two engines will remain at the scene to mop up. The fire broke out on the 500 block of Bille Road. No injuries...
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Countdown to Kickoff: Previewing Paradise Football

PARADISE, Calif. - For the first time in 23 years, a new head coach will roam the Paradise sidelines. After Rick Prinz retired, former assistant coach Bryson Baker is taking over. "Everyone loves Prinz," Senior Quarterback Brady Bettencourt said. "He's the G.O.A.T. We're just trying to keep the tradition he...
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Officers looking for suspects in armed robbery in Chico

CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Police Department is searching for three suspects in an armed robbery in Chico on Wednesday evening. Police said they responded to a report of an armed robbery in the parking lot of an apartment complex on the 1100 block of W. 6th Street at about 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday.
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Chico K-9 tracks down prowling suspect

CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police Department’s K-9 Pyro was able to help officers arrest a man who was seen by officers prowling around a closed business early Thursday morning. Police said Pyro and his handler Officer Martin were patrolling on Carmichael Drive when they saw a suspicious person, who was later identified as 29-year-old Zachary Johnson, prowling a business.
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Paradise Town Council race set; Jody Jones not seeking reelection

PARADISE — Former Paradise Mayor Jody Jones will not run for reelection in November. The election filing expired Friday without Jones’s name included, leaving the field of incumbent Steve Crowder and challengers Stuart Bannister and Ron Lassonde. Jones, appointed in January 2014 to replace Tim Titus, who left...
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City of Chico planning commission to vote tonight on a hotel development

The Chico City planning commission will vote to accept or deny a document containing community concerns for the hotel development project off HWY 32 and Bruce Road. City of Chico planning commission to vote tonight on a hotel development. The Chico City planning commission will vote to accept or deny...
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Paradise Symphony Society to hold its annual fundraising event this weekend

PARADISE, Calif. - The Paradise Symphony Society will be holdings its annual fundraising event for the "Orchestra, Music Under the Stars." The event will benefit the Paradise Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $50 and include dinner, the concert and the auction. People can buy tickets for $40 for the concert and...
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Homeless encampment clear out still on pause

CHICO, Calif. - It's been nearly a month since the City cleared the homeless out of Comanche Creek and some people are wondering which homeless camp is next – and when. Several businesses and people near Windchime Park and the Highway 99 bike path said they have gotten used to seeing homeless encampments around the City. While they hope the areas are eventually cleared and that shelter spaces fill up, people are hoping for more support until then.
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Oroville Teen Arrested for Alleged Possession of a Firearm at School

(Oroville, CA) – The Oroville Police Department reports the arrest of a juvenile for allegedly possessing a firearm at school. The teen was originally reported – possibly in possession of a firearm – behind a business on Bird Street, walking toward Ipakanni Charter School. Officers responded to...
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Crews making good progress on vegetation fire in Oroville

OROVILLE, Calif. - Firefighters are making good progress on a vegetation fire in Oroville, according to CAL FIRE Butte Unit. Crews said the fire is ⅛ of an acre next to FKO on Oro Dam Boulevard. Two engines and one truck are at the scene. Crews are calling it...
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Woman chases burglary suspect out of her Chico home, 1 arrested

CHICO, Calif. - A man was arrested Wednesday morning for breaking into two homes in Chico, according to the Chico Police Department. Around 7 a.m., officers responded to a call that a man entered her home, went through the woman's belongings and was in her bathroom. Police said the woman...
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