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Chico city leaders plan for Codes Blue & Red

Chico, CA. -- Chico city leaders are partnering with the Jesus Center for a long-term extreme weather solution for the homeless population. At Tuesday night's city council meeting, council members decided to examine a partnership with the center on a permanent solution to the recent warming tents, w


New report warns Chico economy 'at risk' after Camp Fire

CHICO, Calif. — A new report by the Chico Chamber of Commerce examines the impact of the Camp Fire on the local economy. The report concludes local businesses will face significant economic consequences if new challenges are not addressed quickly. Among the actions the chamber recommends is a specia


Chico woman arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

CHICO, Calif. — Chico Police responded to a home on East Shasta, after reports of a domestic dispute, around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. 28 year-old Kaysea Eckel told police her husband had fallen on the knife, but investigators say he was stabbed.


California Highway Patrol plans to charge man with DUI after flipping car off of Chico bridge

Speech to Text for California Highway Patrol plans to charge man with DUI after flipping car off of Chico bridge. Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.


Chico's Highway 99 gets new metering light at northbound Skyway on-ramp

CHICO, Calif. — A new metering light was installed on the side of Chico's Highway 99 northbound on-ramp at Skyway on Wednesday. It's the same system seen in bigger cities like Los Angeles.


How Paradise High School students are moving forward after a fire devastated their town

Paradise, California (CNN)On the day the Camp Fire scorched their home, Sarah Peters and her family moved into a house that her father, a contractor, was remodeling. The home had an unfinished kitchen and no paint on the walls.


Passing Time In The Duck Blind: Chico's Photo Of The Week

BUTTE COUNTY, CA — Patch reader Pat Wolfe shared this cute photo of his hunting dog, Gunner, as they spent time in the duck blind in Butte County. Cell phones capture amazing images. If you have an awesome photo of nature, breath-taking scenery, kids caught being kids, a pet doing something funny or


Autovest alleges it is owed more than $5,000 from Chico resident

OROVILLE – A Chico man is alleged to owe more than $5,000 to a debt buyer. Autovest LLC filed a complaint on Feb. 11 in the Butte Superior Court against Derrick Bond alleging breach of contract.


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


Drivers voice concerns over potholes in Chico streets

CHICO, Calif. - Some drivers in Chico have voiced concern over the number of potholes in the area and now the city says it is working to solve the issue. Public Works is keeping tabs on the city's Pavement Conditions Index, which ranges from zero to 100.


California prisons to drop $5 fee they charge to inmates for doctor visits

Starting in March, California inmates will no longer need to make copayments when they go in for medical help. The payments are no longer necessary, as they offer “minimal fiscal benefit” and “may hinder patients from seeking care,” according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilit


Family of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against Southern California city

Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018, filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Autho


It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!

That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i


California student challenges school over not being allowed to wear 'MAGA' hat

FRESNO (KSEE) - A politically active Central Valley student is told she can't wear her "Make American Great Again" hat on campus. She's now challenging the school district's decision, saying her first amendment right is being violated.


Keep Chico Weird returns to 1078 Gallery

The 2019 Keep Chico Weird art show will run for several days beginning on Feb. 28, with a reception on March 2. This year’s art gallery will be presented at the 1078 Gallery.


New felony murder law postpones trial for man charged in 2015 Paradise robbery, homicide

OROVILLE — A trial has been postponed for a suspect charged in a home invasion robbery and homicide that happened in Paradise in 2015. The suspect, Jeffery Stringer, 60, had been scheduled to stand trial in March on murder and robbery charges in the November 2015 death of 31-year-old Adam Wrangham o


California prosecutors will hit legal roadblock in seeking death penalty against suspect in 1973 murder

California prosecutors have said they're weighing capital punishment for the man accused of strangling an 11-year-old girl in 1973 — but legal experts insisted Thursday that's not possible.


Can Gavin Newsom put California high-speed rail back on track? It may be up to Trump

It’s survived cost overruns, lengthy delays and a public scolding from the new governor. Now California’s controversial high-speed rail project faces what may be its toughest test yet: presidential opposition.


Authorities see major spike in collisions on Highway 99

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - According to the California Highway Patrol, there has been a drastic jump in crashes on Highway 99 over the past year and a half. Chico California Highway Patrol said from Nov. 8, 2017, to Feb. 20, 2019, there has been a 37 percent increase in crashes on the freeway.


Motorists suffer major injuries in head-on crash north of Chico

CHICO — Two drivers suffered major injuries in a head-on crash Tuesday morning north of Chico, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash happened about 7:50 a.m. on Meridian Road north of Bell Road, where a 2014 Volkswagen Passat collided with a 1991 Chevrolet pickup, according to the CH