High-speed chase leads to 3 arrests and seizure of over 240 grams of meth in Butte County
CHICO, Calif. - Three people were arrested after the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force seized over 248 grams of suspected meth, over 18 grams of suspected heroin and 53 Xanax tablets. BINTF and the Special Enforcement Unit of the Butte County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for 55-year-old Jeffrey...
Chico Tractor-Trailer Accident Kills Pedestrian
Pedestrian Killed on Highway 99 in Chico Tractor-Trailer Accident. A pedestrian was killed in a Chico tractor-trailer accident on February 25. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) accident report, the fatal incident occurred along Highway 99 southbound at Esplanade around 11:15 p.m. Chico Tractor-Trailer Accident Under Investigation. The big...
Storm Information Line ready for Butte County residents
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — Residents in Butte County seeking information on the winter storm affecting the area this weekend can now use the Storm Information Line, thanks to the Butte County Emergency Management. Butte County officials say mountain areas are currently being impacted with high winds and blizzard conditions....
Butte County Feb 28 Weekly Crime Report: 148 Incidents and 18 Crime Stories
Butte County Feb 28 Weekly Crime Report: 148 Incidents and 18 Crime Stories. During the last week, a total of 148 crime cases were reported in Butte County. The most prevalent crime was assault, accounting for 44 cases, followed by suspicious situations which were reported 32 times. Theft was the third most common crime, with 29 incidents recorded. Disturbances were also quite common, with 24 cases reported. Vandalism was reported 9 times, while burglary was reported 5 times. There were also lesser severe crimes reported including hit and run and violations, each with 2 cases, and a single case of a civil problem. These statistics demonstrate a concerning prevalence of assault and suspicious situations, pointing to potential safety issues in the place. The local authorities are urged to take necessary measures to curb these incidents and ensure the safety of the residents.
Truck stolen from driveway caught on camera
A Durham woman had her Ford 350 truck stolen right from her driveway Tuesday afternoon. Truck stolen from driveway in Butte County caught on camera. Officers are having a difficult time finding the suspect because the man in the video was wearing a face mask and hat, hiding most of his facial features.
Fatality Occurs in Traffic Crash in Palermo
A fatal traffic collision occurred in Palermo, close to Oroville, claiming one life while two individuals from the vehicle fled from the scene. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) disclosed the incident at approximately 4:00 a.m. near the junction of Kusel Road and Custer Lane. Responding officers discovered the vehicle overturned in a ditch adjacent to a bridge.
Schools close early, events rescheduled in preparation of blizzard
TRUCKEE, Calif. – An onslaught of snow is expected to hit the Truckee/Tahoe area Thursday afternoon, bringing what is likely to be the biggest storm of the season. With weather and law enforcement agencies warning people to stay off the roads and inside, many have preemptively postponed events and meetings.
Firefighters knock down structure fire in Butte County
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Firefighters have achieved knockdown on a structure fire in the 300 block of Craig Access Road. CAL FIRE said they were dispatched around 3:20 p.m. and when first responders arrived, they found a fully-involved storage shed with minimal extension to a travel trailer. It took crews...
Winter storm threatens Butte County, local small businesses brace for impact
PARADISE, Calif. — This winter storm is expected to hit Butte County hard, especially those on the ridge. Storms like these can sometimes have devastating impacts on locals but also on small businesses. “Business completely stops,” said Pamela Moseley, a long-time Paradise resident who opened the Paradise Garden Supply...
Search for stolen cat continues after car theft in Paradise
PARADISE, Calif. - It was in the parking lot in front of Tractor Supply in Paradise where Susie Heffernan's truck was stolen with her cat inside the vehicle. On Wednesday, Heffernan was driving back from a vet appointment with her cat Dundee in his carrier in the passenger seat. She picked up medication for her cat and stopped at Tractor Supply on her way back to her Yankee Hill home.
PG&E prepared for possible power outages from storm in Sierra
NEVADA COUNTY - The possibility of Northern California power outages is high this weekend with a severe storm hitting the Sierra.PG&E spokesperson Paul Moreno said the areas most at risk are Nevada, El Dorado and Placer counties. "It takes longer to work under those conditions, but we do persevere," said Moreno. "Our crews will be working 16-hour days until the last customer is restored." Moreno showed CBS13 the snowcats it has ready to plow the roads to access power poles in case an outage occurs. "There are times if the storm brings extremely heavy winds and the trees are falling over randomly, then...
Dive into Flavor: Top 3 Seafood Restaurants in Grass Valley
Welcome to this article where we explore three exceptional seafood restaurants in Grass Valley. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these places yet? If yes, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Oroville man found not guilty by reason of insanity for killing his father
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - An Oroville man was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the murder of his father in March 2021. District Attorney Mike Ramsey said after reviewing police and psychologists’ reports, Judge Corie Caraway first found Tyler Thomas Anderson, 31, was guilty of first-degree murder with the use of a weapon. The judge then ruled that Anderson was legally insane at the time of the crime, declaring him to be not guilty by reason of insanity.
Nevada County Board Fights to Retain AT&T Landline Service for Local Residents
The Nevada County Board of Supervisors in California has unanimously voted against AT&T's proposal to end its copper-based landline phone service. They have written to the California Public Utilities Commission, asking them to reject the proposal. The board fears AT&T's shift to wireless or fiber technology could leave many residents without phone service.
Chico man previously convicted of hate crimes pleads no contest to new hate crimes
CHICO, Calif. — A man who had previously been convicted of a hate crime, and spent prison time for, was back in Butte County Superior Court Wednesday for charges related to new hate crimes, according to the Butte County District Attorney's Office. Thomas Bona, 39, pleaded no contest to...
Butte County Fire Department hosting 10 Japanese firefighters
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Butte County Fire Department is hosting 10 Japanese firefighters at the Openshaw Fire Training grounds off Highway 149 this week. The 10 students are learning about American fire strategy and are participating in training including house management and search and rescue. It culminates with a live fire exercise tomorrow.
New supporting housing in Oroville
Action News Now reporter Lauren Cooper was live outside the Prospect View Apartments on Nelson Avenue.
Cal Fire extinguishes blazing shed and trailer fire near Feather Falls
OROVILLE, Calif. — Firefighters extinguished a shed and trailer fire near Feather Falls on Wednesday afternoon. According to Cal Fire's Butte Unit, firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the 300 block of Craig Access Road, south of Feather Falls. Arriving units reported a fully-involved shed with flames spreading to a nearby travel trailer.
Plumas Lake man pleads not guilty to murder in alleged DUI, fatal hit-and-run
Larry Lee Anderson Jr., 50, of Plumas Lake pleaded not guilty to second degree murder on Thursday in a Yuba County courtroom after being arrested for an alleged DUI near Olivehurst that resulted in the death of a Lindhurst High School football coach. Anderson was arrested on Monday on charges...