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Police: Man arrested in California plotted mass shooting

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in Northern California on suspicion of threatening to kill police officers and planning a “Las Vegas -style” mass shooting. The 37-year-old suspect was taken into custody by SWAT officers Sunday at a Super 8 motel in...
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Bobcats start slow, rally late in loss at Pierce | Local roundup

The Paradise High School Bobcats couldn’t overcome a slow start at Pierce on Friday night before losing 28-19. The Bears got off to a 21-0 lead by scoring three touchdowns before the Bobcats finally got on the board thanks to Brady Bettencourt’s 18-yard run with less than a minute to go in the first half.
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Suspected burglars arrested after being found on inmate's property

A pair of suspected burglars were arrested earlier today, September 24th, after Chico Police Officers found them on the property belonging to someone who was already in jail. It happened around 2:18 pm today, when Chico Police were called to a residence in the 2600 block of Burnap Avenue. They had been advised that a man, later identified as 50-year old Jason Nystrom, was working on a vehicle in the driveway of the unoccupied home. When officers showed up to the scene, they found Nystrom in the driveway, with 42-year old Rochelle Hines leaving the home.

Firefighters extinguish structure fire in Cohasset Saturday

COHASSET, Calif. - CAL FIRE Butte Unit firefighters were at the scene of a fire on Vilas Road near Roz Lane in Cohasset on Saturday. The fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home. It is no longer a threat to vegetation or outbuildings. CAL FIRE says that there were no injuries...

Thousands celebrate Chico's 150th birthday

CHICO, Calif. - Thousands of people came together to celebrate Chico’s 150th birthday on Saturday. The event was held at the Meriam Park Barn with dozens of vendors, food trucks, and agencies lining the surrounding streets. People also had the chance to check out the Enloe Flightcare helicopters and fire engines from the Chico Fire Department and CAL FIRE.

Dracula takes a final bow at Theatre on the Ridge

More than a century after the passing of its creator, the vampire tale Dracula lives on. First introduced in Bam Stroker's 1897 novel, the Count — who often resides in his castle near Transylvania — can now be found causing a stir in Amber Miller's theatrical adaptation at Theatre on the Ridge in Paradise. Miller said she had been thinking about doing a musical version of the story for a while.

CHAT announces that construction on Everhart Village is to begin Monday

CHICO, Calif. - In a Facebook post, the Chico Housing Action Team has announced that construction on Everhart Village will start on Monday. Everhart Village will be located at 540 Cohasset Rd., and will consist of 20 tiny homes for the homeless. “After two years of hard work, planning, research...
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Town council candidates square off in forum

The three town council candidates squared off in the Paradise Town Council Chambers on Thursday night in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Mayor Steve Crowder with challengers Ron Lassonde and Stuart Lee Bannister discussed issues ranging from how to bring business to Paradise to the potential construction of a sewer, and they even addressed the potential of the annexation of Magalia.

Two fatal crashes in Yuba County occur within minutes of each other

YUBA COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — The California Highway Patrol Yuba-Sutter Office released two fatal vehicle collision reports that both happened around 6:45 p.m. on Friday. New York Flat Road CHP said that a 27-year-old female, of El Dorado Hills, was driving a gray Ford F-250 southbound on New York Flat Road and Jonathan Jordan, 44, […]

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against City of Chico, police department

CHICO, Calif. - A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the City of Chico and two police officers in connection with an officer-involved shooting in 2015. The father of Eddie "Gabe" Sanchez is suing the city, the police department and officers Mark Bass and David Bailey, claiming excessive force. The...

El Dorado Hills woman killed in head-on Yuba County crash

YUBA COUNTY, Calif. — A 27-year-old El Dorado Hills woman was killed in a Friday night head-on crash near the Yuba County community of Forbestown, officials with the California Highway Patrol said. Around 6:45 p.m. Friday, the 27-year-old driver of a Ford pickup truck was driving south on New...

Chico State celebrates neurodiversity with 2022 awareness symposium

CHICO, CALIF. — Chico State hosted this year’s 2022 Neurodiversity & Disability Symposium to support and advocate for neurodivergent individuals in the community. This is the first year of hosting the symposium that Chico State was able to broaden the conference from an autism-only focused symposium to one built around a broader discussion related to neurodivergence in the Northstate.

Chico Unified enrollment rises

Despite a turbulent period since the Camp Fire, further complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chico Unified School District (CUSD) administrators say so far this fall, enrollment is rising and teacher staffing levels are recovering. That has given some running for the school board hope to be able to tackle multiple high-pressure concerns.

Ancestorial Land in Butte Creek Canyon Returned to the Mechoopda Tribe

In the first agreement of its kind in the state, ownership and management of the 93-acre Butte Creek Ecological Preserve has been transferred from Chico State Enterprises to the Mechoopda Indian Tribe to manage, protect, restore, and steward the land as it recovers from the Camp Fire. Today, the Mechoopda...

How About a High-Five!

New campaign. Same fast 'Cats. The 5th-ranked Chico State men's cross country team took home five of the top 10 places and rolled to victory at its season-opening Cougar Challenge Saturday morning on the campus of Cal State San Marcos. Jack Emanuel placed second, Omar Alvarez-Hernandez fifth, Rory Abberton seventh, Brayden McLaughlin eighth, and Daniel Hernandez 10th as the Wildcats outraced runner-up Azusa Pacific 32-70 thanks to a five-man gap of just 19 seconds.

Three tightly contested sets vs. San Marcos don’t go Wildcats way

The scouting reports indicated that Chico State and Cal State San Marcos were two very evenly matched volleyball teams. The play and the scoring Saturday afternoon at Acker Gym certainly backed up that assessment, as the Wildcats and Cougars played three incredibly close sets, with the largest lead of the entire match being just five points. In the end, San Marcos was able to squeak out a victory in each set, sweeping the 'Cats 25-22, 25-22, 25-22.
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Traffic stop leads to arrest on gun, drug allegations

PARADISE — An early morning traffic stop Thursday led to the arrest of two people in Paradise. According to the Paradise Police Department, at about 2:45 a.m. Thursday, an officer was conducting a routine patrol when he reportedly saw a speeding vehicle in the 35 mph zone of Pentz Road and pulled the vehicle over.

Suspected meth, ghost gun found during Paradise traffic stop; 2 arrested

PARADISE, Calif. - Two men were arrested early Thursday morning in Paradise after a traffic stop led to officers locating suspected methamphetamine and a ghost gun, according to the Paradise Police Department. At about 2:45 a.m., an officer pulled a vehicle over on Pentz Road for speeding. As the officer...

Challah pronounced ‘Holla!’

Challah is a traditional Jewish bread served every Friday during Shabbat and every Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah — or Jewish New Year — begins Sunday, making it the perfect time to try this recipe. This week Chico State’s Jewish Student Union, Hillel, hosted the event, “All you need...