CRIME & SAFETY
Pedestrian hit and killed by car on Highway 99 in Chico
CHICO, Calif. - A person was hit and killed by a car on Highway 99 in South Chico late Monday. The crash happened just before midnight at Southgate Avenue. CHP dispatch told Action News Now a person was hit by a car in the southbound lanes. The victim died from their injuries.
Chico police identify 3 suspects possibly linked to Columbus Avenue mass shooting
Weeks after the Columbus Avenue mass shooting on May 6, that injured five and killed 17-year-old Jessica Stubbe, Chico police said they may have found evidence linking three suspects to the mass shooting. A shooting on May 8, two days after the mass shooting, led police to their first possible...
Missing diver found dead Sunday
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A male has been found dead after he dove into Head Dam on Saturday, according to Chico Police. On Saturday, 21-year-old Jonathan Nguyen, of Livermore, dove into the water, briefly resurfaced then went under the water. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office, Search and Rescue and CAL FIRE searched extensively but were not able to find him.
Livermore man found dead after diving into Feather River
LIVERMORE, Calif. - A Livermore man was found dead Sunday afternoon after reportedly diving into Feather River, north of Sacramento, the previous day, the East Bay Times reported. The body of 21-year-old Jonathan Nguyen, of Livermore, was recovered around 1:30 p.m. by search and rescue teams. He had jumped off...
Head-on crash kills two near Butte-Sutter County line
LIVE OAK, Calif. 10:41 UPDATE - The two people that died in the crash have been identified as a 59-year-old female from Oroville and a 52-year-old male from Fairfield. Two people are dead after a head-on crash near the Butte-Sutter County line. The crash happened Sunday around 1:30 p.m. just...
CAL FIRE contains Rocky Fire to half acre
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. 2:22 UPDATE - Firefighters have contained the Rock Fire to half an acre. Crews will be at the scene Tuesday afternoon to mop-up the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire off Rocky Top Road in Cherokee. The...
Drive-by shooting survivor recounts Sunday night shooting, left with barely any feeling in right arm
OROVILLE, Calif. - The man shot in a drive-by shooting Sunday night in Oroville on Spencer Ave. is now out of the hospital. 21-year-old Timothy Branch says he was just hanging out with his brother and friend outside Sunday night around 5 p.m. He says a car was going west on Greenville St. then turned the corner onto Spencer Ave. The car stopped in front of them and someone shot Branch.
Chico fire crew rescues injured mountain biker east of Bear Hole
CHICO, Calif. - The Chico Fire Department rescued a mountain biker in need of medical help in Upper Bidwell Park Saturday morning. Crews were able to use a UTV-5 to get to the fallen mountain biker who was injured east of Bear Hole. CFD said that they were able to...
Teen arrested in Oroville drive-by shooting, victim identified
OROVILLE, Calif. 4:50 UPDATE - The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Timothy Branch of Oroville. Action News Now learned that Branch was shot in the arm near the elbow and the bullet exited the opposite side on the front side of the arm. Branch said he felt like he...
BINTIF: Search warrant leads to drugs and stolen credit cards, 2 arrested
CHICO, Calif. - The Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force and the Special Enforcement Unity said they arrested two people after executing a search warrant in Chico Thursday. Agents said they served a search warrant on Circle Drive and arrested 41-year-old Luke Searle and 43-year-old Robert Eugene Sprague II. Agents said...
Butte County officials search for person in Feather River
MAGALIA, Calif. — Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and Swiftwater and Technical Rescue teams are searching for a person who was reported to be in Feather River Saturday afternoon. Officials are at Head Dam on the West Branch of the river, according to Cal Fire. The search...
Butte County dispatch center experiences 9-1-1 disruption
OROVILLE — A phone outage has disrupted 9-1-1 calls to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center today. Per a post on social media, the department encourages county residents with emergencies to use the non-emergency line if they cannot get through via 9-1-1. The non-emergency number is 530-538-7322.
CAL FIRE looking for person at Head Dam on West Branch of Feather River
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - CAL FIRE Butte County Swiftwater and technical rescue teams are at the Head Dam on the West Branch of the Feather River on Saturday looking for a person in the water. CAL FIRE said that they are attempting to locate the person. CAL FIRE has named...
Paradise Police arrest 3 people on Skyway this week
PARADISE, Calif. - The Paradise Police Department said they have arrested three people over the last two days while working on Skyway. On Wednesday, police noticed a red Ford pickup traveling northbound on Skyway occupied by two people. Police said they pulled the truck over due to numerous equipment and lighting violations.
Two cousins charged with murder in Chico mass shooting
Two cousins have been charged with murder in connection with a shooting that killed 17-year-old Justina Stubbe in Chico in May. Two cousins charged with murder in Chico mass shooting. Two cousins have been charged with murder in connection with a shooting that killed 17-year-old Justina Stubbe in Chico in...
Multiple Northern California 911 systems down Saturday due to AT&T outage
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - 10:12 A.M. SUNDAY UPDATE - 911 systems for the Sutter and Lassen sheriff's offices are back up and running as of Sunday morning. There have been no updates regarding the Chico Police Department, Gridley Police Department, Butte County Sheriff's Office or Plumas County Sheriff's Office's 911 systems.
2 Women Going to Prison
Two Magalia mothers were sentenced to ten years and eight months each in state prison in Butte County Superior Court today. Both previously pleaded no contest to multiple charges of child abuse and witness dissuading related to their five minor children. The ten-year eight-month sentences for Kelsey Cabrera, 35, and Amanda Johnson, 39, stem from years of physical and sexual abuse that were inflicted on their biological children by their co-defendant, Robert Chavez, 41. Cabrera, Johnson, and Chavez were involved in a relationship between the years of 2021 and 2023 and were most recently living together at a home on Colter Way in Magalia, along with the minor children, who ranged in ages from 4 to 16. The co-defendant Chavez was previously sentenced to 80 years to life in prison on May 12, 2023.
CAL FIRE firefighters help dispose gunpowder
(KTXL) — On Thursday, firefighters with the CAL FIRE Butte Unit aided in disposing of a large amount of gunpowder in southern Butte County. The firefighters were there to assist the Butte County Interagency Bomb Squad as the recent warm weather has dried out a lot of vegetation in the area. Images provided by the […]
Early morning fire damaged a trailer in Oroville
OROVILLE, Calif. - An early morning fire damaged a trailer at a mobile home park in Oroville Thursday morning. The fire was reported just before 5 a.m. at Parkview Estates on the 3800 block of Olive Highway. CalFire Butte County said firefighters quickly contained the fire within minutes. No injuries...
Two arrested in separate early morning thefts in Chico
Chico Police Department (CPD) responded to two early morning thefts Saturday. The first incident happened around 6:35 a.m. in the 400 block of W. 9th Street. CPD says a witness saw a female suspect crawling into a locked garage through a window. CPD arrived and arrested the suspect for burglary, Heidi Kelly, (43).
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