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Two Arrested During Chico Traffic Stop for Meth Possession and Sales
CHICO, Calif.- Approximately one half of a pound of methamphetamine was found in north Chico during a traffic stop early Thursday morning. Two people were arrested during the incident.Thursday morning, Oct. 18, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m., two deputies on routine patrol say they saw a green For
Burglary at Daycare in Chico
CHICO, Calif. -Caught on camera, a burglary at a daycare in Chico.The director of Laura's Preschool said they've had 4 break ins in the last 5 months - the most recent - Tuesday night.
Chico teen gets probation in shooting near Bidwell Park
OROVILLE — A Butte County judge Thursday granted probation to Chico man charged as an accomplice in a shooting in March near lower Bidwell Park that left another man seriously wounded.Superior Court Judge Clare Keithley placed Christopher Lapp, 19, on six years of probation after he pleaded no conte
Deputies search for man wanted in connection with stolen firearms
Deputies responded about 10:30 p.m. Thursday to a disturbance call in the 200 block of Refuge Avenue in Palermo, where a man, identified as Anthony Hatcher, 44, was allegedly trying to gain entry into a residence, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Eight-year-old boy handcuffed by Butte County Sheriff's Deputy
"I was torn up," said Meagan Ramsey, the boy's mother. "It broke my heart. I started crying, and I'm going to start crying again."
Four more candidates for Chico City Council
Ober, 57, has been a resident of Chico for 24 years, working primarily in the computer software field. He is currently manager of communications for EXL, the former Landacorp.
City of Chico updating bicycle plan for the first time since 2012
"I used to never have a problem with bicyclists, and now it's one of the things I hate most on the road," says Michael Harris, a Chico resident. "I feel like the main issue is thattheydon't know. They don't know what the laws are, they don't know they have to abide by the vehicle code...they just do
Another Warm Weekend, Possible Rain Next Week
Chico, Calif.--Happy Friday! If you liked this week's weather, that's what's in store for the weekend as well.Warm and dry, with our highs just a few degrees above normal.
Butte County’s most wanted
Benjamin Owen VaughnThe Butte County Sheriff’s Office is seeking Benjamin Owen Vaughn for a warrant charging him with possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.Vaughn, 38, is 5-foot-10, 200 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.Anyone with i
Chico man deemed competent to stand trial in mother’s death
OROVILLE — A Butte County judge Wednesday found that a Chico man charged with murder in his mother’s strangulation death is mentally fit to stand trial, according to court documents.Superior Court Judge Robert Glusman found Alton Facciuto, 32, is competent to stand trial in the January death of 60-y
Family threatens deputies’ lives during domestic violence call
A group of men surrounded and threatened to kill deputies who responded to a domestic violence incident Wednesday morning in Olivehurst.A woman called Yuba County for help around 6:40 a.m., reporting that she had been assaulted by her live-in boyfriend, and had fled to a nearby neighbor’s home, depa
Man pleads guilty in crash that killed Chico man
OROVILLE — A Sacramento-area man pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges connected to a hit-and-run in May on Highway 99 that killed a Chico man, according to court documents.John Gieck, 43, of North Highlands pleaded guilty in Butte County Superior Court to charges stemming from the May 5 death of 68-y
Double homicide suspect to stand trial, judge rules
Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Kaleb Cockrum ruled sufficient evidence is available to hold 24-year-old Chico resident Ulisses Rodriguez for trial following five hours of testimony at a preliminary hearing on Thursday.Rodriguez is charged with two counts of first-degree murder with the special
Pleasant Valley volleyball caps off near-perfect league run with win over Chico
For moments during Thursday’s match between Pleasant Valley and Chico, volleyball looked more like a heavyweight fight between two opponents trading swing for swing, block for block.Though PV won the first meeting 3-0 on Oct. 2, and hadn’t dropped a single set in nine league matches, Chico didn’t mi
Missing Inmate Captured in Oroville
OROVILLE, Calif. -Officials from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Office have captured a man who walked away from a Male Community Re-entry Program in Butte County on Monday.James Betti, 31, was apprehended around 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, near the Feather River in
Chico leaves may be falling, but not collected yet
CHICO — Leaves are turning color and dropping, but the best residents can do right now is wait patiently another two weeks or so for them to be picked up.The city won’t start its leaf collection program until Nov. 1, so those who rake may want to hold off.Enthusiastic rakers can put the leaves in th
Chico City Council Meeting: Sit-Lie Approval Results in Arrest, Protests
CHICO, Calif. -It was a dramatic show at Tuesday's City Council meeting which resulted in a man being arrested and more than one dozen people turning their backs to the council in a peaceful protest.The protests stemmed from the council's approval of the Sit-Lie Ordinance, which is a measure that do
Prep Athlete of the Week: Chico High cross country senior Charlie Giannini prepares for his final act
Charlie Giannini aims to save his best for last.That’s always the goal for an athlete, to peak at the most crucial point of the season, rather than somewhere in the middle. Sometimes it is easier said than done; just ask Giannini and his Chico High boys cross country teammates.Last season as a junio
Chico woman gets probation in deadly Highway 32 DUI crash
OROVILLE — A Chico woman accused of drunken driving in a deadly crash last year on Highway 32 west of Chico was granted probation Tuesday.Butte County Superior Court Judge Clare Keithley placed Christine Rowe, 69, on six years of probation in connection with the Sept. 9, 2017, death of 22-year-old L
Goats arrive at Bidwell Park to tackle fire hazards
On Monday hundreds of goats started to arrive at Chico's Bidwell Park, to begin a month-long grazing campaign, aimed at reducing the risk of wildfires in the area.