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Tehama County to seek emergency status for boat ramp cleanup

RED BLUFF — Tehama County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will seek an emergency cleaning of the three county-maintained boat ramps along the Sacramento River for search and rescue operations.


Corning plans for City Hall renovation

CORNING — Renovations are being planned for City Hall, including touch ups on the Solano Street mural at the south end of the building. During the council’s April 9 meeting, Public Works Director Robin Kampmann asked for direction on how to proceed with the mural as well as the brick that lines the


Slight uptick in Tehama County unemployment in March

RED BLUFF — The unemployment roller coaster continues with February’s decrease turning into a March increase, ranking Tehama County at 39th out of 58 counties at 7.2 percent unemployment, according to numbers released Friday by the Employment Development Department.


Orland man reported missing found dead

ORLAND, Calif. - An Orland missing persons case has been upgraded to a homicide. The Glenn County Sheriff's Office says Brandon Dawson, 26 of Orland, went missing in the early hours of the morning on March 8th. Dawson's mother, Kelly Skidmore, and girlfriend, Ashley Heitland, reported Dawson missing


The Owens Family: Living the Cowboy Life – Part III

RED BLUFF — This is the third and final article in a series profiling the Owens family and its 150 years of living the cowboy life in Tehama County and beyond. Following are profiles of the ninth through 12th of 12 children of Roy and Josephine Owens, compiled by family members.


Chico police arrest suspected robber at Thursday Night Market

CHICO — A suspected robber ran through downtown Chico during Thursday Night Market with officers in pursuit before he was tackled at City Plaza and arrested, according to police.


Chico Police confirm one man shot

CHICO, Calif. - At 8:20 p.m. on Friday, Chico Police received several calls of neighbors hearing gunshots at an apartment complex on Running Springs Circle and Burnap Avenue. Upon their arrival at the scene, police said they found one man shot.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Vandalism leads to arrest in Chico

CHICO, Calif. - Officers say on Tuesday morning they discovered the plaza stage in downtown Chico had been vandalized with derogatory statements about public safety agencies. A 13-year-old-girl, who had a run-in with police the day before, was identified as the suspect.


Chico woman charged with manslaughter in deadly East Avenue crash

OROVILLE — A Chico woman has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a crash Saturday in north Chico that left a man dead. The Butte County District Attorney’s Office on Friday charged 23-year-old Amery Sweany with a single felony count of vehicular manslaughter in the death of 64-year-old


Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects

Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to


Chico man charged in friend’s Lake Oroville boating death enters plea

OROVILLE — A Chico man facing charges in his friend’s boating death last year on Lake Oroville has pleaded not guilty, according to court documents. Brandon Smith, 30, is charged in Butte County Superior Court with a felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the May 13, 2018, death


ABC7 has all the details on Professional Business Women of California Conference

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Professional Business Women of California is one of the largest women's organizations which is a community of businesswomen, mentors, and thought-leaders that all gather together next week to inspire, expand, and develop women's professional careers. Serenity Thompson, a P


Glenn County missing person investigation becomes homicide case

Glenn County Sheriff’s Office officials on Friday upgraded a missing person investigation involving Brandon Dawson, 26, of Orland, to a homicide, according to a Glenn County Sheriff’s Office press release.


Crash leads to motorcyclist trapped under vehicle

CHICO, Calif. - We are working to learn the condition of a motorcyclist that got trapped under a parked car on Thursday night. The crash happened on West 3rd and Ash Streets at around 10:30 p.m.


California man sets self on fire in Target parking lot: officials

A California man on Wednesday suffered third-degree burns to the front half of his body after he used a lighter to melt a gasoline-filled jug, fire officials said. The unintended immolation took place in a Target parking lot in Modesto, about 100 miles east of San Francisco. The man, who was not ide


You’ll never guess the most expensive and affordable theme parks in California

A new survey by a vacation planning website has found that Universal Studios Hollywood is the most expensive theme park in California and Knott’s Berry Farm is the most affordable — but not for the reasons you might expect.


Death notice received April 19

HELD: Christopher William Held, 61, of Paradise, died Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Chico. Arrangements are under the direction of Newton-Bracewell Funeral Home, 342-9003.


Bobcat survives deadly wildfire, has 4 kittens in California

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat's den in den


California baby dies from whooping cough, health officials confirm

A baby in California has died after contracting whooping cough, officials said, marking the first such death in Orange County in more than a decade. A news release posted on Thursday by the county’s health officials did not identify the child, or list the baby’s age.