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Teen drivers involved in Glenn Co. collision that caused major injury to 14-year-old

GLENN COUNTY, Calif. - A traffic collision occurred in an unincorporated area of Glenn County Wednesday morning that caused major injuries for a 14-year-old passenger. Also, a 17-year-old and a 50 -year-old received minor injuries due to the collision.


Fire in Paradise, California, poisoned the water with 'toxic cocktail'

PARADISE, Calif. — The drinking water in Paradise, California, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said.


Orland man arrested following police chase

An Orland man allegedly led a Williams California Highway officer on a pursuit which ended in his arrest. At approximately 8:48 p.m. April 10, a Williams CHP unit observed a vehicle traveling at speeds in excess of 84 mph on southbound State Route 45 north of Packer Road.


Amber Alert issued for missing California teen

Two murder suspects considered "armed and dangerous" in California were last seen driving a car with a Nevada license plate. It's believed the teen daughter of one of the suspects is with them.


Armed robber hits Orland mini-mart twice Thursday morning

ORLAND — A man armed with a handgun robbed the same Orland gas station twice Thursday morning over the span of several hours, according to police. The first robbery happened about 2:15 a.m. Thursday at the Arco AMPM store in the 900 block of Newville Road, according to Orland police logs.


Third Person Arrested In Vegas In Slaying Of California Doctor

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a third suspect has been arrested in the killing of a California doctor whose body was found in the trunk of a car in the desert outside Las Vegas.


Chico Police arrest stolen car suspect wearing victim's shoes

Chico, Calif. - Chico Police have increased patrols at Chico Community Park on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway after reports of an increase in drug activity, suspicious people and illegal camping at the park.


Man sentenced for attempting to murder game warden

CORNING, Calif. - A man was sentenced to nine years and eight months in state prison on Monday for attempting to run over a game warden with his car in September of 2018. Phien Khamsavang, 35, of Orland, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder and one felony count of resisting a peace office


Two Central California murders stumped cops for 40 years. The key was sitting in a bathroom cabinet

With the illness marching through his body and his time running low, Arthur Rudy Martinez turned himself in. It was April 2014. Twenty years earlier, Martinez had escaped from a Washington state prison where he was serving a life sentence for robbery and rape convictions. Running from authorities, M


Chico Fire responds to restaurant fire that leaves significant damage

CHICO, Calif. - Just after 4 p.m. a fire broke out at the China House restaurant at the corner of Nord and West Sacramento Avenues. Fire crews cut a hole in the roof to ventilate the building while they worked for about 45 minutes to knock down the flames.


Thousands in California may owe state taxes because of technical glitch

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- The California Franchise Tax Board says a technical glitch error resulted in thousands of possibly incorrect refunds. As the FTB worked to review those more than 23,000 returns some local tax preparers said they had no idea about this error. They are bracing for calls from clien


California cold case rape, killings of 2 women linked to dead inmate in Washington

More than four decades after two women along California's central coast were raped and murdered, officials revealed Wednesday that DNA from an old razor has linked the cold case killings to a man who died of cancer while in prison.


3 Convicted In California Of Trafficking Cocaine Worth $28M

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Federal prosecutors say three South American men face life in prison after being convicted in California of trafficking $28 million worth of cocaine on the open ocean.


California Issued 23,500 Tax Returns Without Verification

The California board that processes tax returns says it issued 23,500 refunds without verifying whether people had entered accurate wage information. The Franchise Tax Board will begin notifying people on Monday if they owe more to the government than they paid or if a bigger refund check is coming.


Ban the bunny: California aims to end post-Easter parade of unwanted rabbits

Californians can eat chocolate bunnies and snuggle plush Peter Cottontail dolls to their heart’s content this Easter. But those who want to buy a live bunny as an Easter gift won’t find them for sale at pet stores this year after.


Trump green card rule could stop millions of immigrants from getting California health care

More than anything else, Claudia Navarro wanted health insurance for her children when she arrived in the United States. Navarro’s daughter has spina bifida — a congenital condition her doctors in Mexico said would kill the girl within a year. But Navarro didn’t give up on her baby. Instead, she bro


Mystery Surcharge Among Taxes, Fees Added To Gasoline In California

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — A University of California, Berkeley professor is drawing attention to a gasoline “mystery surcharge” in the state – unexplained price increases in gasoline which have cost drivers $20 billion since 2015.


Death notices received April 17

DAVIDSON: Pearl Davidson, 94, of Paradise, died Monday, April 15, 2019, in Redding. Arrangements are under the direction of Ramsey Funeral Home, 534-3877. No service is planned. DRYDEN: Claude Dryden, 73, of Oroville, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Oroville. Arrangements are under the direction of


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 City Council Member accuses Mayor of lying about AB 430 vote

Chico, Calif. - Chico City Council Member Kasey Reynolds has drafted a letter, saying Mayor Randall Stone is "lying and misrepresenting" and City Council's vote on AB 430. The letter, drafted to City Manager Mark Orme and City Attorney Andrew Jared asks them to set the record straight about the Coun